Could "The Notebook" musical be one step closer to a Broadway production?
Thanks to a newly released track from last October's workshop of the play, written by "One Tree Hill" star Bethany Joy Galeotti and music producer Ron Aniello, you can judge for yourself.
Bethany released the song as a reward for her Twitter followers, who successfully raised more than $2000 in one day for the charity Love146. The tune's called "Troublesome Tongue" and features Noah's dad and pals explaining Noah's childhood stutter to new love Allie (played by Bethany, who reminds us a little of Rachel McAdams' long-lost TV star sister—meaning she seems perfect for the role).
So how does the track sound?
If you're a fan of the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" there's no doubt that tonight's new episode of "Glee" has you shaking with antici...(say it!)...pation! But for all you Crushers who aren't familiar with the 1975 movie musical adaptation that spawned countless theatrical productions around the world and midnight screenings that thrive on crowd participation, we'll catch you up to speed.
The film, which is a campy blend of music and science fiction, tells the story (through a criminologist narrator) of recently engaged teenagers Brad and Janet (played by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) whose car breaks down in the rain one night and they soon find themselves at the creepy castle of one "sweet transvestite from Transylvania" named Dr. Frank-N-Furter (the incomparable Tim Curry).
Carey Mulligan is on fire. The Oscar-nominated actress has parts in two of 2010's most anticipated releases, "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" and "Never Let Me Go." And while the actress is certainly keeping us guessing in her film work, her stage work will have theater lovers salivating.
"I think [my next project will] probably [be] a play on Broadway in the new year," she revealed to MTV News while at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting "Never Let Me Go." "I mean we're still looking for a director, and we're still gonna cast the rest of it, but it's called 'Through a Glass Darkly,' and it's a [Ingmar] Bergman film that they adapted for the stage that was on in London last year. We're gonna transfer it."
The Teen Choice Awards have been a top trending topic all day. Host Katy Perry boasted via Twitter, "Oh my goth I won a surfboard." It seems even some of the famous attendees were starstruck, like Justin Chon, who wrote, "teen choice awards was dope....the best part-ken jeung said hi to me on stage" as well as Julie Plec, producer of fellow winner "The Vampire Diaries",who gushed, "Thanks for all the Teen Choice love! (I was in the same room w Pacey, Edward and Jacob. I'm still girl-swooning)."
Of course, the Teen Choice Awards weren't the only big event in Los Angeles last night. Neil Patrick Harris' revival of "RENT" at the Hollywood Bowl not only had stars on stage (Vanessa Hudgens (pictured) and Nicole Scherzinger, to name a few) but in the audience as well. "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted, "LOVED Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. Beaming with pride for my dear friend @ActuallyNPH ! He did an amazing job!"
Check out the rest of Monday's best celebrity tweets, including Nicole Richie's return to "Chuck" and Justin Bieber's book cover! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
By Lauren Strupp
What do you get when you put a former Disney star, a Pussycat Doll and some Broadway vets together in a room? Well, besides a whole lot of provocative yet cheerful belting, you get the Hollywood Bowl production of "Rent," which is being directed by "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris .
According to Broadwayworld.com, rehearsals are well under way for the musical, which will debut this weekend. On the right, you can see Neil Patrick Harris and stars Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit in what looks to be a "series" sound mixing moment. (Head over to Broadway World's gallery to see more first look shots at "Rent" practice!)
From Lea Michele to Naomi Watts, the stars definitely stepped up the glam factor at this year's Tony Awards. Of course, we had our eyes all over the red carpet so we could bring you the most notable fashion highlights. Check out the pictures and our opinions below, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
We fell in love with Lea's strapless yellow Zac Posen dress the moment we caught sight of it on the red carpet. Unfortunately, though, we can't say the same about the rest of her look. Lea's updo with straight bangs just didn't complement the romantic style of the dress (we would have much preferred a loose and wavy hairstyle), and the lipstick was about 10 shades too dark. Even still, we're willing to cut the girl some slack, if only because her dress was one of our favorites from the night.
From kissing Sandra Bullock to winning a Tony award — it seems like Scarlett Johansson's life just jumped up another few notches in the matter of one week.
Last night during the "World Cup of Show Tunes" (as host Sean Hayes put it), Scarlett conquered yet another awards show, only what was most notable (at least to us!) about this appearance was the presence (FINALLY) of her hot, hot husband, Ryan Reynolds. The couple, who have been married since 2008, have been so notoriously private about their relationship in the past — in fact, upon a quick Getty Images search, they have zero photographs together — that getting the chance to see them as each other's dates was a big surprise.
By George Loomis
We just saw her win the trophy on "Dancing With The Stars," but it’s it will soon be time to see singer Nicole Sherzinger in an entirely new light once again.
According to Broadway World, Nicole has joined the cast of the Neil Patrick Harris-directed "Rent" as the bisexual performer Maureen — the same role "Glee" star Idina Menzel originated on Broadway.
Continuing the popular trend of converting on screen hits to the stage, "Little Miss Sunshine" musical will be debuting at the La Jolla Playhouse next February. It will be adapted by William Finn and James Lapine of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" fame, and we're anticipating "Little Miss Sunshine" will be similarly hilarious and successful.
While we're sure Will and James will have plenty of fun coming up with brand new song-and-dance numbers for the musical, you can check out three of our favorite scenes we hope make the cut and the songs we would like to see them performed to after the jump!