Thanks to an interview yesterday on the fan-produced “One Tree Hill” Podcast, we have a lot more deets on “OTH” star Bethany Joy Galeotti's “The Notebook” musical. The show, which Bethany wrote with record producer Ron Aniello, is based on Nicholas Sparks' 2004 tearjerker.

Bethany said during the podcast that after seeing Nick Cassavetes' film and subsequently reading Sparks' book, she found herself singing songs around her house based on the story's characters. After six weeks, she decided to finally put it down on paper. “I thought, 'This is either going to be terrible, or it's going to be great. I don't know which it's going to be, but I've gotta get this out,'” she said. "It's an amazing story, an American classic, that [I] wanted to do something original with." Thanks to a friend who knew Sparks, she got the author's blessing to write the musical.

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By Cara Alwill

The Simpson sisters have been through a lot, and much of their own personal highs and lows have played out in the public spotlight. While Jessica typically receives most of the attention, Ashlee has been making headlines lately, specifically with her acting career, and Jess has been by her side, supporting her every step of the way.

Ashlee recently made her Broadway debut in "Chicago" on November 30, and Jessica not only attended opening night, but according to People, she's since checked out the show four more times! "Roxie was all Heart!" Jessica tweeted of her sister's performance in the musical. "Watching her up on that grandiose stage made me the proudest sister in the world. I love ya honey, I love ya!. Grrrrrrr"

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By Matt Thompson

After every good old "Hangover," the next step is to hit Broadway. Justin Bartha is well on his way. According to Variety, he is set to debut on Broadway for the first time in a revival of the Stanley Tucci-directed "Lend Me a Tenor." He replaces the formerly hyped "Grey’s Anatomy" star T.R. Knight, who decided to drop out.

Although it’s not official, as reps for the production wouldn’t confirm the Justin's casting, his pictures are registered amid the cast on Telecharge.

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By Matt Thompson

The anticipation is over. Finally, a “High School Musical” star will be dancing onto the Broadway stage. According to Variety, Corbin Bleu scored a lead role in the Tony-winning production of “In the Heights” for early next year. His stint will run from January 25 to April 25.

Previously, Corbin starred as a basket baller in "High School Musical" and as a male model in the short-loved CW series "The Beautiful Life: TBL." In “Heights,” he'll broadens his horizon by going outside of his normal box to play a young bodega owner named Usnavi. “Heights” is set in upper Manhattan ripe with young adults trying to make decisions about their lives.

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By Nuzhat Naoreen

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

Ashlee Simpson's run on "Melrose Place" might be over, but her start on Broadway is just beginning. Ash recently hit the red carpet in New York City to celebrate her debut in "Chicago," where she plays Roxie Hart, a girl desperate to be famous. It's not her first time in the role, Ashlee played Roxie three years ago at Cambridge Theater in London's West End, but her hubby Pete Wentz was still there to lend his support. Jessica Simpson, also showed up to the play, in a sparkling silver dress, to root on her younger sis.

To get a closer look at Ashlee on the red carpet click on the photo above and check below the jump to see which star celebrated his love for dance at the Dizzy Feet Foundation's Inaugural Celebration.

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Miley Cyrus might be a product of the 90s and her dad's achy breaky heart, but apparently the teen queen feels an incredible amount of love and nostalgia for the bygone, spandex wearing era of the 80s.

That's probably why she had an 80s-themed 17th birthday bash earlier this month in New York City featuring the cast of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." She also visited the cast backstage after a performance, but just because she's hung out with the show's crew, doesn't mean she's ready to star in the flick based off of the hit show.

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By Elizabeth Lancaster

When you think Broadway superstar the common conception begins somewhere around Judy Garland and ends closer to Idina Menzel. Maybe the last person you would consider to star in an upcoming production would be an actress recently cut from a revision of an old TV show (paging: "Melrose Place"). Ashlee Simpson, while a successful artists for many years, has not exactly maintained a reputation as an all-star live performer, which makes her new lead role in Broadway’s "Chicago" a little surprising. But, since she's a veteran of the show (three years ago, she starred as Roxie Hart at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End), we're going to cut her a little slack and hope that she can razzle dazzle us in the U.S. as well.

"I'm honored to be reprising my role as Chicago's Roxie Hart, returning to the stage and joining this amazing cast,"the 25-year-old mom and wife of punk rock star Pete Wentz said in a statement to MTV News. "Being on Broadway is a childhood dream come true.”

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By Nuzhat Naoreen

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

The cast of "Glee" has a lot to be gleeful about lately (lame pun totally intended). Besides starring on a hit show, the talented stars recently performed at the World Series and captured the cover of Entertainment Weekly . So it's no wonder they took a little break from filming to soak in some Broadway time. Cast members, including Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Dianna Agron were Spotted! backstage at the Norah Ephron play "Love, Loss and What I Wore," at Westside Theater. We're guessing they were there to support Jane, who recently joined the production. Jane fans need not fret though, her involvement with "Love, Loss and What I Wore," which has a limited 12-week run, shouldn't affect her role on "Glee."

Click on the photo above to get a closer look at the "Glee" cast and then check out Khloe Kardashian rooting for her husband at the Lakers' game after the jump!

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Hollywood has come down with a case of Broadway fever, as yet another young starlet is set to make her Great White Way debut. Just yesterday we pondered Scarlett Johansson's upcoming role in the Arthur Miller drama "A View From the Bridge," and now comes word (via Variety) that 13-year-old Abigail Breslin has been cast as Helen Keller in a revival of the 1959 play "The Miracle Worker."

Abigail will star as the blind-deaf girl alongside Alison Pill's ("In Treatment," "Milk") Annie Sullivan, a legally blind woman who teaches Helen to communicate. "The Miracle Worker" is quite a celebrated production having won four Tonys in 1960 and two Oscars in 1963 for the screen adaptation, both starring Patty Duke as Helen and Anne Bancroft as Annie.

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Scarlett Johansson has had plenty of experience being romanced by older men (and I'm not just talking about hot older hubby Ryan Reynolds). She was wined and dined by Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation." Lovingly rendered in paint by the artist Vermeer in "Girl With the Pearl Earring." And the girlfriend of her father's boss in "In Good Company." But when Scarlett makes her Broadway debut later this season, she'll be the object of a very different suitor's affection, reports Variety.

In the Arthur Miller play "A View From the Bridge," Scarlett will play an orphaned 17-year-old whose longshoreman uncle, played by "Wolverine" actor Liev Schreiber, becomes romantically obsessed with her. Kinda creepy sounding, right? And is it just me, or does the almost-25-year-old seem a tad old for this role? I know it's nothing new (especially for teen dramas on The CW), to cast adults in much younger roles, but even this seems like a stretch. Sure, makeup, costuming and, of course, good acting will all help Scarlett read younger, but with her husky voice and ample, uh, assets, I'm having a hard time imagining the bizarro world in which Scarlett could ever pass for teen.

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