Elton John “Animal Farm” Musical Composer?

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Break out your dancing shoes, Theater Fans: Sir Elton John is working on bringing George Orwell’s classic novella Animal Farm to the West End stage in a new musical. The “Rocket Man” has teamed up with Lee Hall — the writer behind his stage hit Billy Elliot — to put together a new adaptation of…

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Seth Rogen “Rock Of Ages” Movie Musical

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Knocked Up actor Seth Rogen is in chats to play Lonny in the forthcoming film adaptation of the colorful stage musical Rock of Ages, BroadwayWorld.com scooped on Wednesday.

Kristen Stewart West End Theater Debut

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is eyeing a turn on the British stage. Kristen, 20, reportedly planning to broaden her acting career beyond the big screen and is hoping to briefly swap her Hollywood career into a gig on London’s West End theater district.

T.R. Knight Joins Broadway’s “A Life In The Theatre”

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T.R. Knight, who played Dr. George O’Malley on ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, will star opposite Star Trek star Patrick Stewart in David Mamet’s Broadway production A Life in the Theatre. Knight will play the role of John, a young actor being mentored by a stage vet (played by Stewart). Rehearsals are set to begin…

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“Hair” Broadway Musical Closing

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The Big Apple is losing its Hair. Hair — the hippie musical that wowed audiences when it hit the New York stage in 1969 — will close the curtain on its recent revival at the end of the month, Playbill.com said Thursday.

Ricky Martin “Evita” Broadway Revival

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Put on your Broadway shoes and shake your bon-bon, Ricky Martin’s on his way back to the theater. The Grammy winner — who publicly confirmed speculation that he is gay earlier this year — will star in the first Broadway revival of Evita since the Andrew Lloyd Webber production first hit the Great White Way…

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“Annie” Broadway Return 2012

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Broadway babies, rejoice! On Monday, Broadway producer Arielle Tepper Madover — whose revival credits include Hair and A Raisin in the Sun — announced that she’ll be bringing Little Orphan Annie back to the Great White Way in 2012.

Nicole Scherzinger “Rent” Hollywood Bowl Production

Pussycat Dolls frontwoman and Dancing With The Stars champ Nicole Scherzinger has joined Neil Patrick Harris’ Los Angeles staging of the Tony-winning musical Rent, Playbill.com said Friday. The “Buttons” crooner will hit the stage alongside comedian Wayne Brady and High School Musical vet Vanessa Hudgens in the role of “Maureen” when the production opens at…

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The Spice Girls Comeback Redux?

Is Spice Power ready for a redux? Word on the Curb has it that The Spice Girls — whose hits like “Wannabe,” “Spice Up Your Life,” “Mama,” and “2 Become One” made them the best-selling the girl group of the ’90s — are hoping to regroup for another comeback tour. However, the bandmembers will have…

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Gary Coleman “Avenue Q” Character Will Remain Part Of Cast

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Gary Coleman is keeping his address on Avenue Q. The off-Broadway play that features a character based on the former Diff’rent Strokes actor is planning to keep that character, despite the troubled star’s death of a brain hemorrhage in Utah last Friday.

Lily Allen “Bridget Jones” Musical Composer?

Lily Allen has reportedly been hired to pen the score for Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Musical when the hit comedy hits the live stage in 2011. The sassy hitmaker is said to be working behind-the-scenes as a songwriter for the upcoming stage show — based on the book and subsequent 2001 film, which starred Renee…

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Nick Jonas “Les Miserables” West End Theater Debut

Nick Jonas is set to make his London theater debut with an appearance in Les Miserables. The well-coiffed Jonas Brothers crooner has been cast as Marius in Britain’s longest-running musical in the English capital’s prestigious West End Theater District. Nick’s three-week engagement kicks off at The Queen Theater on June 21.

Pee-Wee Herman Broadway Production Opens Oct. 26

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The Big Apple’s getting a visit from a guy with a little red bowtie. On Thursday, producers of The Pee-Wee Herman Show — which has been splitting the sides of audiences in Los Angeles for nearly six months — announced that the show is headed to Broadway this fall.

Dustin Diamond “The Awesome ’80s Prom” Off-Broadway Production

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Screech got a gig! Dustin Diamond — who played proverbial nerd Samuel “Screech” Powers on TNBC Saved By The Bell between 1987-1993 — will play himself in the Off-Broadway show The Awesome 80s Prom, TheaterMania.com said Monday. The limited engagement at New York City’s famed Webster Hall will run May 21 through June 26.