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Odds & Ends: Steve Kazee's Shameless, Michelle Obama Pens Broadway Fan Mail & More

Odds & Ends: Steve Kazee's Shameless, Michelle Obama Pens Broadway Fan Mail & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Tony Winner Steve Kazee's Shameless
We’re shamelessly excited about this. Broadway favorite Steve Kazee (Once, To Be Or Not To Be, 110 in the Shade, Spamalot) will join the cast of Showtime’s Shameless in a big recurring role. Deadline reports that the Tony winner will play a rock musician ...

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Glee and Broadway Star Jane Lynch to Play 54 Below

Glee and Broadway Star Jane Lynch to Play 54 Below

She’s out of the orphanage, leaving McKinley High, and taking the stage at 54 Below. Glee and Annie star Jane Lynch will make her solo concert debut at the Times Square hotspot this June. The Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner will play four performances June 18 through 21.

Lynch won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her role as ...

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NBC Cancels The Michael J. Fox Show, Co-Starring Two-Time Tony Winner Katie Finneran

NBC Cancels The Michael J. Fox Show, Co-Starring Two-Time Tony Winner Katie Finneran

NBC has canceled The Michael J. Fox Show, which co-starred two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran as Fox’s self-involved, single and unemployed sister. According to E! Online, the sitcom will be replaced by Main Stem alum Jane Lynch’s Hollywood Game Night once the Olympics are over.

The comedy has struggled to find an audience, with its most recent episode pulling ...

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Broadway Babe Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of the Mad Men Era to Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall

Broadway Babe Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of the Mad Men Era to Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall

When you're throwing a party, you've gotta invite Cheyenne Jackson! The Broadway star, along with Emmy winner Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, will bring his Music of the Mad Men Era concert to L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 26. Jackson and his special guests will sing lounge music from the ‘50s and ‘60s accompanied by members ...

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All You Need is Glee! It’s All About the Beatles in the New Season Five Promo Video

All You Need is Glee! It’s All About the Beatles in the New Season Five Promo Video

The Fab Four are back: Blaine, Rachel, Kurt and Sue. Glee returns on September 26 with their two-part tribute to the Beatles. The season five premiere “Love, Love, Love” sees the New Directions kids take on the Beatles catalogue while Blaine and Kurt figure out what to do about their on again/off again relationship. Then, on October 3, Glee ...

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Glee Will Release a Beatles Album in September; Track List Announced

Glee Will Release a Beatles Album in September; Track List Announced

Glee kicks off its fifth season on September 26 with a two-part tribute to one of the greatest groups in music history, the Beatles, and Columbia Records is set to release an album of music featured on the show. According to EW.com, in the premiere episode, “Love, Love, Love,” the New Directions kids take on a Beatles-centric assignment ...

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Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks
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Over the weekend, Broadway stars from all across the Great White Way popped over to Shubert Alley after their Saturday matinee to participate in the 15th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks!, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The alley was packed with fans and animals in equal quantity, all of whom gathered for the popular ...

Steve Kazee Croons, Krysta Rodriguez Swoons & Broadway Gets Ruff in This Week’s Datebook

Steve Kazee Croons, Krysta Rodriguez Swoons & Broadway Gets Ruff in This Week’s Datebook

With all of the fantastic events that are happening in the Broadway community, it’s hard to keep track of them all! Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with our handy dandy Datebook, which this week includes everything from a Tony winner’s return to 54 Below to a pair of red-hot hoofers burning up the floor with a Tango. Check ...

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Jane Lynch, Corey Cott, Carol Kane and More Join the Furry Fun at Broadway Barks!

Jane Lynch, Corey Cott, Carol Kane and More Join the Furry Fun at Broadway Barks!

Jane Lynch, Corey Cott, Carol Kane, Joanna Christie, Lavon Fisher-Wilson, Kara Lindsay and Dominic Scaglione have been added to the star-studded roster at the 15th annual Broadway Barks! charity benefit. Hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the dog and cat adoption event will take over Shubert Alley on July 13.

This year’s edition will open with a dazzling ...

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Welcome to the Club! Glee Bumps Up Newest Cast Members to Series Regulars & Demotes Four Original Stars

Welcome to the Club! Glee Bumps Up Newest Cast Members to Series Regulars & Demotes Four Original Stars

As one might expect with a long-running TV show set in high school, Glee is making some big cast changes. According to Deadline.com, the FOX series has bumped up the current New Directions kids Melissa Benoist (Marley), Blake Jenner (Ryder), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty) and Alex Newell (Unique) to series regulars. Glee returns to FOX in September ...

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Simply Red: Backstage at Annie with Lilla Crawford, Episode 3: Sunny Comes to Tea

Simply Red: Backstage at Annie with Lilla Crawford, Episode 3: Sunny Comes to Tea

In her third episode, Lilla Crawford brings fans inside the Annie album release event and invites a very special four-legged co-star to tea.

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America's Got Talent Judge Heidi Klum Takes in the Talent at Broadway’s Annie

America's Got Talent Judge Heidi Klum Takes in the Talent at Broadway’s Annie
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After 12 seasons of the hit reality show Project Runway, Heidi Klum has become an expert at assessing talent. That’s how she landed her latest gig, judging the variety competition show America’s Got Talent alongside Broadway vet Melanie Brown, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. On June 23, Klum took a family outing to check out the talents of the Broadway ...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hangs with the Hounds (and Jane Lynch) Backstage at Annie

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Hangs with the Hounds (and Jane Lynch) Backstage at Annie
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Although Jesse Tyler Ferguson is tearing up the stage in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Comedy of Errors, the Modern Family star found the time to check out Broadway’s hottest show about Depression-era orphans: Annie! Ferguson stopped by the Palace Theatre to say hello to the show’s new leading lady Jane Lynch—and he even brought his mother ...

Next Stop, Easy Street! Tony Winner Faith Prince to Play Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie

Next Stop, Easy Street! Tony Winner Faith Prince to Play Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie

Tony winner Faith Prince will take over the role of wicked orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan from Glee star and Emmy winner Jane Lynch in Broadway's Annie. Prince will join the production on July 19; Lynch plays her final performance July 14.

Prince won a Tony Award in 1992 for her performance as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. She was nominated ...

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We Got Annie! Jane Lynch, Lilla Crawford & More Greet Fans at CD Release Event

We Got Annie! Jane Lynch, Lilla Crawford & More Greet Fans at CD Release Event
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If you’re never fully dressed without a smile, the cast of Broadway’s Annie is dressed up to the nines! The excited stars of the Tony-nominated and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival took over the Barnes & Noble on East 54th Street to celebrate the release of the 2012 Annie Cast Recording through the Shout! Broadway label. The event featured ...

Drag Queens, Revolting Children and Motown Legends: We Rate All of the Dazzling 2013 Tony Telecast Performances

Drag Queens, Revolting Children and Motown Legends: We Rate All of the Dazzling 2013 Tony Telecast Performances

Sure, it's fun to see which stars take home Tony Awards on Broadway's biggest night, but for many viewers, the most exciting time comes when casts from the competing musicals take the stage. These performances provide a golden opportunity for ticket buyers across the country to get a sneak peek at the best Broadway has to offer. Not only did ...

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We Love You Miss Hannigan! See Squigs' Colorful Sendup of Jane Lynch and the Annie Orphans

We Love You Miss Hannigan! See Squigs' Colorful Sendup of Jane Lynch and the Annie Orphans

She may be mean and drunk, but audiences can’t help loving Jane Lynch’s Miss Hannigan. The Glee star stepped into the Tony-nominated revival of Annie on May 14 and gives a performance the musical’s creators said rivals the role’s Tony-winning originator Dorothy Loudon. With buzz like this, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson made his way back to ...

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Jane Lynch Opens Up About Crying Backstage at Annie and Working on Another Christopher Guest Movie

Jane Lynch Opens Up About Crying Backstage at Annie and Working on Another Christopher Guest Movie

The new headliner of Broadway’s Annie, Jane Lynch, woke up bright and early for some fun and games with Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. An Annie vet herself, Gifford and Lynch traded war stories about playing Miss Hannigan and revealed the scene in the show that makes them both cry. Later on in the interview, the ...

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See Jane Lynch Ham it Up as Miss Hannigan in New Photos of Annie on Broadway

See Jane Lynch Ham it Up as Miss Hannigan in New Photos of Annie on Broadway
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Annie’s newest headliner Jane Lynch has taken the stage at the Palace Theatre, and the orphanage will never be the same! The Emmy-winning Glee comedienne has settled into her debut Broadway role as Miss Hannigan, and we’ve got the production shots to prove just how perfect this gleeful gal is in the role. Check out these brand new photos ...

Annie's Jane Lynch Talks Stripping on Stage and Texting with Carol Burnett

Annie's Jane Lynch Talks Stripping on Stage and Texting with Carol Burnett

Annie’s new headliner, Jane Lynch, dropped by The View on May 21 for an extended interview with the chatty ladies. Their familiar and fun gab session covered everything from Lynch’s first role as stripper Elektra in Gypsy to texting with Annie film star Carol Burnett about the role of Miss Hannigan. In the first video, Lynch talks all ...

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See Annie's Jane Lynch Talk About Being 'Elated and Exhilarated' at Her Starry Broadway Bash

See Annie's Jane Lynch Talk About Being 'Elated and Exhilarated' at Her Starry Broadway Bash

Jane Lynch made her Broadway debut on May 16 as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Hear from the stars and creators of the Tony-nominated revival about the exciting addition of this Glee Emmy winner.

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Exclusive! The Glee Gang & Kristin Chenoweth Go Backstage to Welcome Annie’s Jane Lynch to Broadway

Exclusive! The Glee Gang & Kristin Chenoweth Go Backstage to Welcome Annie’s Jane Lynch to Broadway
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Emmy winner Jane Lynch made her official Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical revival of Annie on May 16. Lynch’s opening night crowd included loads of fans and many of her Glee co-stars, including Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. In honor of the occasion, Lynch received a big opening night bash at Ruby Foo’s restaurant. But ...

Enjoy Annie Backstage Fun with Matthew Morrison & an Audience of NYC Kids

Enjoy Annie Backstage Fun with Matthew Morrison & an Audience of NYC Kids
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On the eve of her official Broadway opening, incoming Annie star Jane Lynch enjoyed a very enthusiastic matinee audience on May 15 that included 500 New York City schoolchildren—and her Glee castmate Matthew Morrison! After the show, Lynch, title star Lilla Crawford and the rest of the cast answered questions from the kids and led them in a rousing rendition ...

Exclusive! Matthew Morrison Shares a Laugh with Glee Co-Star Jane Lynch Backstage at Annie

Exclusive! Matthew Morrison Shares a Laugh with Glee Co-Star Jane Lynch Backstage at Annie

Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison is no stranger to the New York stage, having starred in Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific. Morrison, of course, has gone on to star as determined teacher Will Schuester on TV’s Glee. Now, his onscreen nemesis Jane Lynch is making her Main Stem debut as Miss Hannigan in the revival of ...

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Get a First Look at Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan in Broadway’s Annie

Get a First Look at Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan in Broadway’s Annie

Do I hear happiness in here? Well, you sure will as Glee’s funny lady Jane Lynch steps into the role of Miss Hannigan in Broadway’s Annie. Lynch makes her Broadway debut at the Palace Theatre on May 15 as the drunken orphanage matron hell-bent on destroying the musical’s title character. Get a load of the Emmy winner in character ...

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