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There’s a ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ YA Novel in the Works

If going to see the Tony-Award winning musical Dear Evan Hansen on the Broadway stage isn't quite in the cards for you, you're in luck because soon the story that swept up the hearts of millions will be available on bookshelves everywhere! The young adult novel will be written by the show's creators Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul with assistance from author Val Emmich. “For us, the most powerful and gratifying part of the journey of making this musical has been seeing the ways in which audiences have connected with these...
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New Trailer for ‘The Greatest Showman’ Reveals a Stunning Look at P.T. Barnum’s Early Beginnings

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Boys and Girls!  Children of ALL ages! A new trailer for The Greatest Showman has arrived and this film looks absolutely spectacular.  With a hint of Moulin Rouge mixed in with a little bit of La La Land, this film is gearing up to be a true cinematic spectacle. Hugh Jackman will star as Barnum, the creator of the modern day circus alongside Michelle Williams as Barnum’s wife Charity and Zac Efron as Barnum’s business partner, who falls in love with a trapeze artist played by Zendaya. What originally started out as a...
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Fox Sets ‘Rent’ and ‘A Christmas Story’ as Next Live Musical Productions

This week, Fox announced that it will be broadcasting two new live musicals during 2017; Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Rent and a musical version of the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Rent is slated as the network's next venture into broadcasting live theater with A Christmas Story set to air around the holiday season (naturally). Rent, a rock musical loosely based on Gicomo Puccini's opera La Boheme, was written and created by Jonathan Larson.  The show originally hit NYC Theater workshops in 1993 before being transformed into the musical that we all know...