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Josh Gad and Luke Evans on the 'Inclusiveness' of Beauty and the Beast's Gay Character

Josh Gad and Luke Evans on the 'Inclusiveness' of Beauty and the Beast's Gay Character

Broadway vet Josh Gad, who'll be playing LeFou in Disney's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, shared some thoughts with People following the controversy surrounding a recent interview with director Bill Condon about a gay moment in the movie. A theater in Alabama went so far as to cancel screenings of the film after word got out about the film portraying ...

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Odds & Ends: Billy Burke & Gina Gershon Bring Stephen King to the Stage, Kristen Bell Will Call You Up & More

Odds & Ends: Billy Burke & Gina Gershon Bring Stephen King to the Stage, Kristen Bell Will Call You Up & More

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

Billy Burke and Gina Gershon Hit the Road
Twilight and Revolution’s Billy Burke and screen star and Broadway alum Gina Gershon will lead the cast of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The supernatural musical is written by literary creep-master Stephen King and features a score by John Mellencamp ...

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Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Honors Robin Williams, Barbra Gets Cozy with Buble & More

Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Honors Robin Williams, Barbra Gets Cozy with Buble & More

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

Josh Gad Pays Tribute to the Late Robin Williams
The entertainment industry lost a legend when Oscar winner Robin Williams died on August 11 at the age of 63. Several stage and screen stars expressed their grief and shared memories, including Frozen and The Book of Mormon star Josh ...

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Watch Stage and Screen Star Josh Gad Discuss Why His Daughter Needs an Exorcist After Watching Too Much Frozen

Watch Stage and Screen Star Josh Gad Discuss Why His Daughter Needs an Exorcist After Watching Too Much Frozen

It looks like Olaf has a mini Elsa on his hands. Frozen star and Tony nominee Josh Gad stopped by The Tonight Show on July 15, and told Jimmy Fallon that his three-year-old daughter watches the Disney blockbuster so religiously that the spirit of the ice queen has basically taken a hold of her. Sadly, she’s not so crazy about ...

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Bullets Star Zach Braff Hits the Red Carpet with Kate Hudson & Josh Gad for His New Movie Wish I Was Here

Bullets Star Zach Braff Hits the Red Carpet with Kate Hudson & Josh Gad for His New Movie Wish I Was Here

Whether you donated your life savings to Zach Braff’s much-buzzed-about Kickstarter page or respectfully declined, the Bullets Over Broadway star and filmmaker’s crowd-funded movie Wish I Was Here officially premiered at a starry screening in New York City on July 14—thanks to over $3 million from fans! Directed and co-written by Braff alongside his brother Adam, Wish I Was Here ...

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Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Won't Wear Snowman Costume for B'way Frozen, Daniel Radcliffe's Batman Ambition & More

Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Won't Wear Snowman Costume for B'way Frozen, Daniel Radcliffe's Batman Ambition & More

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

Josh Gad Won't Get Into a Snowman Costume for Broadway-Bound Frozen
Josh Gad, who played the lovable Olaf the Snowman in the megahit movie Frozen, doesn’t believe he’ll be reprising his performance in the planned Great White Way adaptation. "I think I have a busy enough slate ahead of ...

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Frozen & B'way's Josh Gad Hires a Best Man, Sets Cloris Leachman on Fire in The Wedding Ringer Trailer

Frozen & B'way's Josh Gad Hires a Best Man, Sets Cloris Leachman on Fire in The Wedding Ringer Trailer

Frozen's Josh Gad is desperately seeking a best man (and a handful of groomsmen). Any takers? The Broadway alum and Tony nominee has teamed up with Kevin Hart for the upcoming comedy The Wedding Ringer. The Book of Mormon star plays a loner, who, after failing to find a suitable groom’s party for his wedding, hires Jimmy (Hart) to ...

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Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan's New Film, Mariah Carey May Be Eyeing a Frozen Duet & More!

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan's New Film, Mariah Carey May Be Eyeing a Frozen Duet & More!

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Jeremy Jordan and More Broadway Alums Board Outliving Emily
Broadway vets Jeremy Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich and Phylicia Rashad will star in Eric Weber’s Outliving Emily. Variety reports that the film follows the stormy marriage of a couple over fifty years, with six vignettes being portrayed by ...

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Aww! Idina Menzel & Josh Gad Have a Warm & Fuzzy Frozen Reunion Backstage at If/Then

Aww! Idina Menzel & Josh Gad Have a Warm & Fuzzy Frozen Reunion Backstage at If/Then

If/Then star Idina Menzel had a very special visitor May 20: Her Frozen pal Josh Gad! The Book of Mormon alum headed backstage to reunite with Menzel and congratulate her on her new gig—it seems like just yesterday these two were frolicking through Norway (well, their animated counterparts, Elsa and Olaf, that is) in the hit Disney film. Frozen ...

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Frozen's Josh Gad, Glee's Darren Criss & More to Bring Broadway to the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Frozen's Josh Gad, Glee's Darren Criss & More to Bring Broadway to the White House Correspondents' Dinner

#NerdProm will get some Broadway star power this May 3! Tony nominee and Frozen favorite Josh Gad and Broadway alum and Glee star Darren Criss will be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. According to Deadline they are set to sit on the USA Today and Reuters tables respectively.

Other Great White Way vets attending include Jesse Tyler Ferguson ...

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Odds & Ends: Frozen's Josh Gad Reunites With Disney, Leighton Meester Talks Of Mice and Men & More

Odds & Ends: Frozen's Josh Gad Reunites With Disney, Leighton Meester Talks Of Mice and Men & More

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Frozen's Josh Gad to Reunite With Disney
Another Hollywood project for Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad! The Frozen star has once again teamed up with Disney, this time for a family comedy-adventure. Deadline reports that the Tony nominee and his writing partner Ryan Dixon will be working ...

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Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Bullets Star Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, Starring Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad

Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Bullets Star Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, Starring Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad

This is it! Bullets Over Broadway may have some killer wigs, but nothing like this. Wish I Was Here, directed by and starring Bullets star Zach Braff and co-written with his brother, Adam Braff, has released a teaser trailer, below, and the opening shot could put the angels of Kinky Boots into a fit of jealousy! The film tells the ...

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They're At It Again! TV Series The Comedians, Starring Josh Gad and Billy Crystal, Picked Up by FX

They're At It Again! TV Series The Comedians, Starring Josh Gad and Billy Crystal, Picked Up by FX

It looks like Broadway wise guys Josh Gad and Billy Crystal will be making us laugh yet again! The pilot for the Crystal and Gad driven series The Comedians has been picked up by FX for a 13-episode series order, according to Variety.

As previously reported, Crystal will play a veteran comedian (we wonder where he’ll draw inspiration from) who ...

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Frozen Star and Tony Nominee Josh Gad and His Wife Ida Darvish Welcome Baby Girl

Frozen Star and Tony Nominee Josh Gad and His Wife Ida Darvish Welcome Baby Girl

Enough to make our Frozen hearts melt this awful winter (the cold's bothering us, OK?)! Tony nominee Josh Gad and his wife Ida Darvish have welcomed a new baby daughter into the world. The Frozen star tweeted February 18: “Well, it’s official. I am a daddy again. And my wife deserves an award for her incredible strength and amazing demeanor ...

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Worth Melting For! Watch Frozen's Santino Fontana, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell & Josh Gad Perform Live

Worth Melting For! Watch Frozen's Santino Fontana, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell & Josh Gad Perform Live

Princes and queens and snowmen, oh my! We don't know if we're elated or gassy, but we're somewhere in that zone because the stars of Frozen are all over the place. We didn't think today could get any better after finding out that Idina Menzel will be performing "Let It Go" at the Academy Awards, but then we stumbled upon ...

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Blizzard in Beverly Hills! Watch Idina Menzel Belt Out Frozen's 'Let It Go' in the 90210

Blizzard in Beverly Hills! Watch Idina Menzel Belt Out Frozen's 'Let It Go' in the 90210

We don't know about you, but we're still listening to the Frozen soundtrack all day, every day. It's at the point where we randomly say, "Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I’ll be a—happy snowman!" or "Love is an open door! I mean it's crazy. What? We finish each other's ...

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Gilligan and Josh Gad Too! Tony Nominee to Write And Star in Gilligan's Island Film

Gilligan and Josh Gad Too! Tony Nominee to Write And Star in Gilligan's Island Film

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a rising star. According to Deadline, Tony nominee Josh Gad is being primed for a feature film version of the 1960s-sitcom, Gilligan’s Island. Gad will write the script alongside Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez, as well as star. It has not been announced which role the former Mormon ...

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McKellen & Stewart Are Waiting, Ethan Hawke Kills & Broadway Stars Hunger in This Week’s Datebook

McKellen & Stewart Are Waiting, Ethan Hawke Kills & Broadway Stars Hunger in This Week’s Datebook

Cancel all your plans, call up the babysitter and put on your cutest outfit, because this week in show biz is full of opportunities for steppin' out! Two of the most revered actors in the world open in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, Sarah Jessica Parker returns to off-Broadway and Ethan Hawke has a bloody Broadway return in ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Clay Aiken vs. Ace Young! Josh Gad’s New Look! Oprah on B’way?!

The Broadway.com Show: Clay Aiken vs. Ace Young! Josh Gad’s New Look! Oprah on B’way?!

In this week’s exciting episode, we get the scoop on The Glass Menagerie, a Guys & Dolls concert and Dames at Sea on Broadway—plus, two American Idols go head to head, Josh Gad gets a makeover and more!

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Oprah Wants a Standing O, Josh Gad is Slimming Down for Fantine and More Lessons of the Week

Oprah Wants a Standing O, Josh Gad is Slimming Down for Fantine and More Lessons of the Week

It's Friday, and we've gotta get down with 10 of our favorite lessons learned from this week on Broadway. From a diva tour de force to a lovelorn Tony winner to a slew of Matilda geniuses, we learned plenty over the last few days—and hopefully you did, too. But if, say, hypothetically, you didn't pick up on these 10 facts ...

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Josh Gad Lands Leading Role Opposite Billy Crystal in The Comedians Pilot

Josh Gad Lands Leading Role Opposite Billy Crystal in The Comedians Pilot

Josh Gad’s career is on fire! The Tony nominee—who is seems to be everywhere these days (we’ll get to that)—has landed another starring role, playing an on-the-rise comic alongside Billy Crystal in the cable pilot The Comedians.

Deadline reports that Gad has signed on to star in and produce the FX/Fox TV Studios pilot, which follows a ...

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Looking Good, Josh Gad! The Book of Mormon Alum Loses 30 Pounds Eating Egg Whites, Almonds & More

Looking Good, Josh Gad! The Book of Mormon Alum Loses 30 Pounds Eating Egg Whites, Almonds & More

The Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad was sporting a slim new look on the red carpet of his new movie Jobs on August 13—the Tony nominee has lost more than 30 pounds! Gad told People that he enlisted a nutritionist to help him cut down “from about 18 meals a day to about five.” Although Gad admitted he ...

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Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Play the Late Comedian Sam Kinison in Upcoming Biopic

Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Play the Late Comedian Sam Kinison in Upcoming Biopic

Former Mormon missionary Josh Gad has signed on to play late comedian Sam Kinison in a biopic directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno), reports Deadline.

The film, scripted by Rich Wilkes, tells the story of Kinison beginning in the ‘80s, when he began his transition from Pentecostal preacher to a sharp-tongued stand-up comedian. His trademark scream would define his intense ...

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What Do Frozen Stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff & More Look Like as Cartoon Characters? Find Out Here!

What Do Frozen Stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff & More Look Like as Cartoon Characters? Find Out Here!

Disney has released images of the forthcoming animated film Frozen, which means we finally get to see what a few of our favorite Broadway stars will look like in cartoon form. Frozen features Tony winner Idina Menzel as Elsa, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, Tony nominee Josh Gad as Olaf, Kristen Bell as Anna and Cinderella star Santino ...

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Santino Fontana and Josh Gad Join Disney’s Frozen, Starring Jonathan Groff & Idina Menzel

Santino Fontana and Josh Gad Join Disney’s Frozen, Starring Jonathan Groff & Idina Menzel

Josh Gad, Santino Fontana (Cinderella) and Alan Tudyk (Spamalot) are the latest Broadway talents to be announced for the ensemble of Disney’s upcoming animated movie Frozen, which already includes Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Kristen Bell among its voice cast.

Gad plays a bumbling snowman named Olaf, who encounters an adventurous heroine named Anna (Bell) and a mountain man (Groff ...

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