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Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'

Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'

Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is an out-of-this-world performance experience, and newcomer Denée Benton is luminous as Natasha. Benton stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 12 to reminisce about playing the Wicked cast recording on repeat when she was younger and discuss portraying a member of Russian nobility. "For me, being a ...

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Can Your Friends Do This? Watch James Monroe Iglehart & the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House

Can Your Friends Do This? Watch James Monroe Iglehart & the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House

Aladdin's James Monroe Iglehart took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, and he's still heating up Agrabah! Iglehart, title star Adam Jacobs and the cast of the shining, shimmering, splendid tuner performed a never-before-seen version of "Friend Like Me" on Good Morning America on December 13, and ...

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Watch a Mini Documentary Showing How School of Rock Made the Grade on Broadway

Watch a Mini Documentary Showing How School of Rock Made the Grade on Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest hit School of Rock officially turns one on December 6 and to celebrate we here at Broadway.com are delighted to be the first to bring you this mini-documentary. Charting the show's life from its try-out at the Gramercy all the way to the Tony Awards and beyond, it has been put together by NYU film ...

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Watch Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of Hairspray Live! Perform

Watch Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of Hairspray Live! Perform

Happy Thanksgiving, Broadway fans! Before you begin the epic eat-athon and catch up with the family, be sure to watch the cast of Hairspray Live! dish out a superbly dancey performance during the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fresh face Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Harvey Fierstein...now that's a heaping helping of star ...

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Watch Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Live His 'Theater Nerd' Dreams & Perform 'Waving Through a Window'

Watch Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Live His 'Theater Nerd' Dreams & Perform 'Waving Through a Window'

Ben Platt is starring in Broadway's emotional Dear Evan Hansen this season, and as he revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers on November 22, his "theater nerd" dreams have been in the making his entire life. Platt and Meyers took a cruise down memory lane, looking through pictures of Platt's two-person Mamma Mia that he performed with his childhood ...

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Watch the Enchanting Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast, Starring Emma Watson

Watch the Enchanting Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast, Starring Emma Watson

Prepare to get swept off your feet! After the teaser got us amped up, the first official trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast has arrived, and it's positively enchanting. Emma Watson stuns (and saves the day) as Belle, and we finally get a good look at the Beast (played by Dan Stevens). Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and ...

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Idina Menzel, Mark Ballas & Leona Lewis Stop the Show on Dancing with the Stars

Idina Menzel, Mark Ballas & Leona Lewis Stop the Show on Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars was all about Broadway on its November 7 Showstoppers telecast. Tony winner Idina Menzel was a guest judge and also performed "Queen of Swords" from her album idina. Also on tap was two-time champion Mark Ballas—the Broadway.com vlogger and Jersey Boys headliner returned to the show to sing "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" ...

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Watch First Clip of Cats' New Grizabella, Mamie Parris, Nailing 'Memory'

Watch First Clip of Cats' New Grizabella, Mamie Parris, Nailing 'Memory'

Purr-fect casting! Jaws are dropping around Broadway.com HQ. Watch below as Cats' new Grizabella, Mamie Parris, sings the Tony-winning tuner's iconic 11 o'clock number, "Memory." The former Elphaba's breath control after the infamous "Touch Me" line is simply incredible. The revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit show is currently playing at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, co-starring Andy ...

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Forget 'Rock' the Vote: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Rap the Vote for Hillary Clinton

Forget 'Rock' the Vote: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Rap the Vote for Hillary Clinton

Leave it to certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda to continue re-vamping the lyrics to his Tony-touting tuner. The Hamilton mastermind took the St. James Theatre stage with Tony-winning Schuyler Sister Renée Elise Goldsberry on October 17 during Hillary Clinton's "Stronger Together" Broadway fundraiser. The two rapped out the intro to the "The World Was Wide Enough," laying out Ten ...

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Andrew Rannells on His First Falsettos Experience & the Pinching It Takes to Star in the Revival

Andrew Rannells on His First Falsettos Experience & the Pinching It Takes to Star in the Revival

Andrew Rannells stopped by The Today Show on October 18 to drink with Kathie Lee and Hoda and discuss his latest Broadway stint in Falsettos. The Tony nominee’s first exposure to the show was in 1992, when the original production performed on the Tony Awards. “I was at home in Omaha, Nebraska, and had very little access to Broadway,” ...

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Good Luck Not Tapping Your Toe Along with This Superbly Dancey Holiday Inn Medley

Good Luck Not Tapping Your Toe Along with This Superbly Dancey Holiday Inn Medley

'Tis the season! The cast of Holiday Inn is currently hoofing it on Broadway at Studio 54. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and the vibrant cast stopped by The Today Show on October 18 to perform a medley of "Blue Skies" and "Shaking the Blues Away," complete with bucket dancing, strong jumprope game and Pinkham's epic juggling ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dancing with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins, The Rock's 'Gaston-Level' Charm in Moana & More

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dancing with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins, The Rock's 'Gaston-Level' Charm in Moana & More

Yup, he's still non-stop! Fresh off of his Saturday Night Live stint (which boasted 12-year high ratings), Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised for Moana's big screen release (November 23), prepped for Hamilton's America to debut on PBS (October 21) and packing for London to shoot Mary Poppins Returns with Into the Woods favorite Emily Blunt. He stopped by ...

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Make Sure Your Jumps, Steps & Pelvic Thrusts Are Up to Speed as Fox's Rocky Horror Cast Teaches the Time Warp

Make Sure Your Jumps, Steps & Pelvic Thrusts Are Up to Speed as Fox's Rocky Horror Cast Teaches the Time Warp

The Time Warp's just five simple steps, but it’s crucial you learn them by October 20. That’s when Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake hits airwaves, so let's make sure you have it down before madness takes its toll. If you’re unfamiliar with the dance that really drives you insa-a-a-a-ane, allow Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan, Annaleigh Ashford, Reeve Carney, Victoria ...

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He Didn't Throw Away His Shot! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Spit Rhymes in SNL Hosting Stint

He Didn't Throw Away His Shot! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Spit Rhymes in SNL Hosting Stint

We hoped he would bring his epic rap skills to Saturday Night Live! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted the iconic NBC comedy show on October 8, and he did not throw away his shot to tip his hat to his Tony-winning tuner. Miranda re-vamped the Hamilton anthem "My Shot" to include some choice words for Donald Trump, a ...

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Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Before Sutton Foster returns to the New York stage in off-Broadway's already twice-extended Sweet Charity, this brass band has got some furry shoes to fill. The two-time Tony winner stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 27 to sit down with the late night host and give Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-touting classic Cats a very, erm, realistic ...

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from The Art of Elegance

Watch Kristin Chenoweth Perform 'You're My Saving Grace' from The Art of Elegance

Rejoicify, Cheno fans! Not only do our earbuds now have the treat of Kristin Chenoweth's The Art of Elegance; the teensy Tony winner has given us a double performance dose this week! She appeared on The Today Show on September 26 to sing "You're My Saving Grace." (Good luck watching this one without going "Awwww.") We can't wait ...

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Watch Angela Lansbury Reunite with Alan Menken to Perform Beauty and the Beast's Title Song

Watch Angela Lansbury Reunite with Alan Menken to Perform Beauty and the Beast's Title Song

She may not unseat Cersei on the Throne of Swords, but she’s still one of our most beloved teapots. Dame Angela Lansbury surprised guests at the 25th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast in New York on September 18 with a performance of the classic title song. Joining her on the piano was fellow certified Disney Legend Alan Menken ...

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Guess Which Hamilton Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Had to 'Let Go' After Frozen Became a Smash Hit?

Guess Which Hamilton Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Had to 'Let Go' After Frozen Became a Smash Hit?

Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, Frozen creators Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Wicked music man Stephen Schwartz recently gathered around the piano with legendary composer Alan Menken. The reason for uniting the musical team of our wildest dreams? Menken's Beauty and the Beast turns 25 this year; "Broadway's Mount Rushmore" gathered together on Good Morning America to discuss the Disney ...

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You Can't Stop the Beat! Watch the First Promo of Hairspray Live!

You Can't Stop the Beat! Watch the First Promo of Hairspray Live!

The nicest kids in town! We have the first video promo of NBC's eagerly anticipated Hairspray Live!, below. The starry cast, who can be seen in costume for the first time, includes Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle, Garrett Clayton ...

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The Making of J. Lo & Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Love Make the World Go Round' Will Give You BFF Goals

The Making of J. Lo & Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Love Make the World Go Round' Will Give You BFF Goals

Following their epic performances on The Today Show and The Tonight Show, Latin pop sensation Jennifer Lopez and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda have released a video of the making of their chart-topping hit "Love Make the World Go 'Round." The two paired up to create the track, which is a tribute to the victims of the tragic Orlando shooting ...

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They're With Her! Watch Audra McDonald, Darren Criss & More Perform at the Democratic Convention

They're With Her! Watch Audra McDonald, Darren Criss & More Perform at the Democratic Convention

There's a reason it's called a political "party"! The Great White Way's brightest gathered together to support presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on July 27 at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Audra McDonald, Adrienne Warren, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Darren Criss, Idina Menzel, Kristin Bell, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block and Tyne Daly were among the Main Stem stars who ...

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Welcome to the Jungle Gym! Guns 'N Roses' Slash Joins School of Rock's Kids for a Jam Sesh

Welcome to the Jungle Gym! Guns 'N Roses' Slash Joins School of Rock's Kids for a Jam Sesh

He's in the band! School of Rock's pint-sized power players were in for a treat when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Slash recently surprised them during a rehearsal. He joined the kids in performing the band's classic hits "Sweet Child O'Mine" and "Paradise City." While Slash is certainly Mount Rock royalty, Bobbi MacKenzie, Brandon ...

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Watch Tony Winner Laura Benanti Serve Up Glossy Pouts & Plagiarism Parody as Melania Trump

Watch Tony Winner Laura Benanti Serve Up Glossy Pouts & Plagiarism Parody as Melania Trump

Fresh off of her vanilla ice cream-sweet run in She Loves Me, Laura Benanti is rocking the late night circuit. Back in March, the Tony winner showed off her uncanny Melania Trump impersonation; in real-life, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has recently become the caught up in some controversy. Following her Republican National Convention speech on July ...

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Give Us Major Post-Hamilton Feels & Perform 'Love Make the World Go Round' with J.Lo!

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Give Us Major Post-Hamilton Feels & Perform 'Love Make the World Go Round' with J.Lo!

Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda may have performed at the Richard Rodgers for one last time on July 9—but that hardly means he's not keeping busy! (We told you he would!) The Tony winner took the stage on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 12 with pop sensation Jennifer Lopez to perform their single, "Love Make the World Go ...

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Watch Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform 'Love Make the World Go Round'

Watch Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform 'Love Make the World Go Round'

We told you Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda would still be in our hearts (and in the headlines) post-Ham! Fresh off of his final performance, the Tony winner joined fellow New York native and Latin pop superstar Jennifer Lopez onstage at The Today Show on July 11 to perform their single, "Love Make the World Go Round," a tribute ...

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