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It’s true!!! The rhythm is eventually gonna get you.

Taking a page from Carole King’s highly-successful Broadway production, Beautiful, Gloria Estefan is bringing her life to the stage in a new bio-musical titled On Your Feet!- titled after her 1989 hit. The production is to be helmed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), with a book by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

An open casting search called “Reach Gloria” will be held this September in Miami and New York. Submissions are now being accepted on the show’s official website.

“Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. … Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent.” – Gloria Estefan

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From the man who brought us Juno and Up In The Air, Jason Reitman takes a hard look at how we connect with each other these days. “Discover How Little You Know About The People You Know,” the tagline poses. One way to definitely find out is to search through one’s browser history, text messages, TUMBLR feeds and other ways we communicate in the technological age.

Based on a novel of same name written by Chad Kultgen, the film stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, and Ansel Elgort. Men, Women & Children will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. It then opens in limited release on October 3 and expands on October 17. Elgort presented the teaser trailer to Good Morning America Tuesday and said the following.

“I think it tells a really important story that hasn’t been told yet — the world has changed so much in these past few years with social media and the Internet, how it’s affected us and the way we communicate with people, and the way we have relationships in general, both romantic or just friendships,” Ansel Elgort explained. “One of the things our director Jason said was that it’s so funny in this world now, where all we do is connect, connect on our phone, we’re starting to disconnect.”

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Not even all this sexy man candy could save the Broadway production of Rocky from getting knocked out. Despite earning several Tony nominations, the musical adaptation of the 1976 film Rocky will close on August 17 after 28 previews and 188 performances.

While Andy Karl who plays the titular character is the main attraction, theater patrons couldn’t help fixate on some of the hunky men in the ensemble, standing sweaty ringside. James Brown III, Adrian Aguilar, Okieriete Onoadowan, and Adam Perry wearing only strategically placed boxing gloves posed for a very revealing editorial for OUT magazine.

Photographer Cedric Terrell snapped the quartet in Chelsea showing off their ample assets. Bubble butts for days. Check out some of the NSFW photos below.

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More often than not, one stays clear of performers during a subway ride. For me, I just want to get from destination ‘a’ to ‘b’ without any hassles. However, I’ve never had the fortunate luck of riding along with the cast of a Broadway production. I’d certainly miss my stop to watch a free performance.

The Lion King production became Broadway’s first $1 billion show. To celebrate this milestone, cast members of the ensemble took a ride on the Subway, surprising New York commuters with an a capella performance of “The Circle of Life.” This isn’t your everyday boring commute. Watch all the action below.

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Disney Drops First Into The Woods Teaser Trailer

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A teaser is exactly what it is. On the heels of Walt Disney releasing ten new production stills, the studio debuts the first teaser trailer for Into The Woods.

The clip doesn’t give away too much in terms of plot nor does it showcase any of the cast singing. Pretty much, it touts the star-studded cast appearing in the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, especially Meryl Streep as the Witch. It’s all about her wickedly antics. However, once again, Johnny Depp’s turn as the Wolf has been kept hidden.

The highly-anticipated film also stars Emily Blunt and James Corden as the Baker’s Wife and Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracy Ullman as Jack’s mom, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as the step sisters and Christine Baranski as their mom.

This musical twisted fairy tale hits theaters on Christmas Day. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

Movie Synopsis

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep all in the same movie. Sign me up. The fact it’s an adaptation of a beloved musical is the cherry on top.

Ahead of the release of the first movie trailer, Walt Disney shares ten new production stills from Into The Woods. The film is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic Broadway musical which tells the tale of a handful of fairy tale characters’ journeys into the forest.

Rounding out the cast are Christine Baranski, James Corben, Billy Magnussen and several actors from New York theater. Into The Woods heads into theaters on December 25. Check out more pics below.

Movie Synopsis

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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In the grand tradition of the original Broadway musical, a woman has been tapped to play Peter Pan. NBC has found its leading lady for their upcoming Peter Pan musical in the form of Girls actress Allison Williams. She’ll play the titular character for the network’s live presentation airing December 4. Williams joins previously announced Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.

“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” said NBC chief Robert Greenblatt. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls—where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent—and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”

Williams briefly demonstrated her singing abilities on the HBO comedy. I’m sure she’s actually better than what was shown on Girls. Love Allison but I’m not sure if she has the star wattage to lure in viewers like Carrie Underwood did last year with The Sound of Music. Her wooden acting generated 18.6 million viewers. Read Allison’s reaction below.

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On August 20, Andrew Rannells joins the Tony Award-winning musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a limited eight-week run. He takes over for a departing Neil Patrick Harris. Rannells will don the same glitter and high heels to play the German transvestite.

Rannells was last seen on Broadway originating the role of Elder Price in 2011′s The Book of Mormon, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Check out Andrew below in the first official promo photo.

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