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Dear NBC, Here Are Five Actors We'd Love to See Play Harold Hill in Your Live Music Man Telecast

Dear NBC, Here Are Five Actors We'd Love to See Play Harold Hill in Your Live Music Man Telecast

May we have your attention please: NBC is airing a live telecast of The Music Man in 2015! We’re so excited we could break out our 76 trombones and 110 cornets right here, but first, there is some very important business to discuss. Who will be playing fast-talking con man Harold Hill?! There are a couple of ground rules: He ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want First Date's Krysta Rodriguez & Zachary Levi to Get Some Tony Love!

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want First Date's Krysta Rodriguez & Zachary Levi to Get Some Tony Love!

On April 29, we'll finally find out which of our favorite actors are nominated for a Tony Award this year. There are lots of hopefuls hitting the stage eight times a week this spring, but we also don't want to foget the contenders who appeared in shows that closed earlier this season. We asked you which actor from a previously ...

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Odds & Ends: Braxton's 20 Feet From Oprah, Finneran Teams Up With Butz & Monty Python's Final Bow

Odds & Ends: Braxton's 20 Feet From Oprah, Finneran Teams Up With Butz & Monty Python's Final Bow

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

Toni Braxton to Take on Love for Oprah 
Broadway alum Toni Braxton is to star as singer Darlene Love in an upcoming bio-pic of the singer. According to Variety, My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story will air on Oprah's OWN network in December. Love was featured in ...

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Good News, Bad News! Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Still Set for The Goodbye Girl...But Not This Spring

Good News, Bad News! Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Still Set for The Goodbye Girl...But Not This Spring

Postponed! Recent Big Fish co-stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin had been set to reunite for a one-night-only concert of The Goodbye Girl on April 7. However “due to a late-breaking change in the availability of its headliners” the concert will be rescheduled for Fall 2014. Perhaps Butz’s new Netflix role had something to ...

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Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz to Become a Big Fish at Netflix

Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz to Become a Big Fish at Netflix

Norbert Leo Butz has found his silver lining to the premature closing of Broadway’s Big Fish. According to Deadline, the Tony winner has boarded Netflix’s psychological thriller from the creators of Damages, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, along with Sony Pictures TV.

Butz will star as the charming extrovert Kevin, the youngest of the tight-knit Rayburn ...

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AHHH! John Tartaglia, Robin De Jesus, Laura Osnes & Norbert Leo Butz Brave Disaster!

AHHH! John Tartaglia, Robin De Jesus, Laura Osnes & Norbert Leo Butz Brave Disaster!
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Broadway favorites Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz, John Tartaglia and Robin De Jesus take a trip to Disaster! for the show's special LGBT night on February 27, 2014 at off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre.

Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin to Reunite for One Night Only in The Goodbye Girl

Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin to Reunite for One Night Only in The Goodbye Girl

Recent Big Fish co-stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin are set to reunite for a one-night-only concert of The Goodbye Girl on April 7. Directed by David Zippel, the evening will take place at The Gerald R. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College in aid of the Actor’s Fund.

Penned by Zippel, Neil Simon ...

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Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz & More Stars Heat Up the Allen Room at MTC's Winter Benefit

Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz & More Stars Heat Up the Allen Room at MTC's Winter Benefit
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Broadway favorites Laura Osnes, Norbert Leo Butz and more stars light up the stage at the Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Gala, held at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on February 3, 2014.

Marvin Hamlisch Makes Magic, the Rockettes Kick It & Big Fish Swims Away in Our Christmas Week Datebook

Marvin Hamlisch Makes Magic, the Rockettes Kick It & Big Fish Swims Away in Our Christmas Week Datebook

Broadway elves (uh, the Matildas?) have been hard at work to make sure Christmas week in NYC offers a full stocking of theatrical treats, including a new Marvin Hamlisch documentary, a final chance to see Big Fish and, of course, those holiday vixens, the Radio City Rockettes. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we have your list of Broadway’s hottest ...

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Sardi’s Unveils an Extraordinary Portrait of Big Fish Leading Lady Kate Baldwin

Sardi’s Unveils an Extraordinary Portrait of Big Fish Leading Lady Kate Baldwin
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Big Fish star Kate Baldwin officially became a theater legend on December 19, when Sardi's unveiled a gorgeous portrait of the Tony nominee! Baldwin was joined by a huge crew of family, friends and Big Fish co-stars, including Norbert Leo Butz, Jonathan Groff, Brandon Victor Dixon, Bobby Steggert and tons more. The new drawing will grace the walls of the ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & the Cast of Broadway’s Big Fish Make a Splash in the Recording Studio

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & the Cast of Broadway’s Big Fish Make a Splash in the Recording Studio
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The Broadway run of Big Fish is coming to a close on December 29—but don’t worry, little guppies! You can still sing along with two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert and more in a brand new cast recording, released by Broadway Records digitally February 7, 2014, and in stores February 11. Broadway.com went behind the ...

Big News! Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, to Release Cast Album After Broadway Closing Date

Big News! Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, to Release Cast Album After Broadway Closing Date

Big Fish may be making its final splash on Broadway December 29, but the larger-than-life musical starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert will live on in a new cast recording. Broadway Records will release the album digitally February 7, 2014 and the CD will hit store shelves February 11.

Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman ...

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Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish

Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish
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Big Fish reeled in quite the star-studded crowd on November 13, when Tony winner Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Tony winner Hal Linden caught the larger-than-life new musical on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (who worked with Jackman in the 1998 West End revival of Oklahoma!) Big Fish tells the story of ...

Top Five! Lesli Margherita Snoops, Lindsay Mendez Belts & Norbert Leo Butz Dishes in the Week’s Most Watched Videos

Top Five! Lesli Margherita Snoops, Lindsay Mendez Belts & Norbert Leo Butz Dishes in the Week’s Most Watched Videos

The stars are everywhere in this week’s hottest video features, with entertaining vlogs from Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Mendez and Drew Gehling, plus a wide-ranging Show People chat with Norbert Leo Butz and a starry Sondheim preview. Click below to catch up on the most-watched videos from November 6 to November 12.

1. Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda With Lesli ...

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Carrie Underwood Won't Make Country Music, Ramin Karimloo Craves Cookies & More Lessons of the Week

Carrie Underwood Won't Make Country Music, Ramin Karimloo Craves Cookies & More Lessons of the Week

The sun is setting on another week on the Great White Way, but never fear—the lessons are here! From Jefferson Mays' obsession with death to Fantasia Barrino's psychic abilities, the last seven days have been a roller coaster ride of theatrical excitement. Read below to catch up on what you missed, and what you can learn from it!


Carrie Underwood ...

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Big Fish Star Norbert Leo Butz on Stealing Aaron Tveit’s Hair, Sitting on Idina’s Lap & Why He Can’t Listen to The Last Five Years

Big Fish Star Norbert Leo Butz on Stealing Aaron Tveit’s Hair, Sitting on Idina’s Lap & Why He Can’t Listen to The Last Five Years

On the 100th episode of Show People, Norbert Leo Butz chats about Daphne Rubin-Vega’s dirty jokes, making Kristin Chenoweth cry, rocking leather jackets and Wicked earrings, and why Big Fish is like Beaches for straight guys.

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Watch Big Fish Favorite Kate Baldwin Perform ‘I Don’t Need a Roof’ with Andrew Lippa on Good Day New York

Watch Big Fish Favorite Kate Baldwin Perform ‘I Don’t Need a Roof’ with Andrew Lippa on Good Day New York

Big Fish has really been making a splash on Broadway, and on November 7, Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and composer Andrew Lippa brought the larger-than-life tale to the small screen. The duo stopped by Good Day New York to chat about the show and perform the touching ballad, “I Don’t Need a Roof.” In Big Fish, Baldwin plays Sandra ...

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Broadway-Bound Star Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Splash at Big Fish

Broadway-Bound Star Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Splash at Big Fish
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Neil Patrick Harris is in a New York state of mind! The Emmy winner is gearing up to play a transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch this spring, and he’s currently helming the new engagement of the magic show Nothing to Hide off-Broadway, so lucky for us, he's been hanging around the Big Apple a lot recently ...

Classic Collection: Fly Back in Time to Wicked's Magical Opening Night with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More!

Classic Collection: Fly Back in Time to Wicked's Magical Opening Night with Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More!

Paul Wontorek takes you back to the 2003 red carpet on opening night of Wicked and talks to Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, Joel Grey, Winnie Holzman and more!

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Kristin Chenoweth Dives Into Broadway’s Big Fish to Cheer on Wicked Pal Norbert Leo Butz

Kristin Chenoweth Dives Into Broadway’s Big Fish to Cheer on Wicked Pal Norbert Leo Butz
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Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth had a good cry on October 12 when she caught a performance of the Broadway musical Big Fish, starring her pal and former Wicked co-star, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz. The Broadway favorite was visibly moved when she headed backstage to meet the cast, and got especially tearful when she reunited with Butz, who plays ...

Holy Mackerel! It's a Giant-Sized Opening Night For Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Holy Mackerel! It's a Giant-Sized Opening Night For Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish
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Big Fish made a big Broadway splash on October 6, when the new musical officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by John August, the new tuner tells the extraordinary story of Edward Bloom, a man who tells, well, extraordinary stories! After taking ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert Kick Up Their Heels on the Enchanting Opening Night of Big Fish

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert Kick Up Their Heels on the Enchanting Opening Night of Big Fish

The larger-than-life cast of Big Fish had a great reason to celebrate on October 6: the new musical officially opened on Broadway! See what Norbert Leo Butz and the stars had to say on their big night.

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The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish Opens on Broadway, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert

The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish Opens on Broadway, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert

The new musical Big Fish is casting its net in the Broadway seas! Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the larger-than-life show opens October 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Based on the book and film of the same name, Big Fish stars Norbert Leo Butz as a father with big dreams and the production features music and lyrics by ...

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Squigs Sketches a Larger-Than-Life Portrait of Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Squigs Sketches a Larger-Than-Life Portrait of Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Big Fish is bringing a big dose of magic to the Great White Way, and Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson swam to the Neil Simon Theatre to catch the new adventure onstage, then drew this portrait of the cast in action. Clockwise from bottom left, the drawing features Zachary Unger as Young Will, Ryan Andes as Karl the ...

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Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to October! As the fall season kicks into gear, it's time to fill your calendar with the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
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