A new musical tracing Gloria Estefan's life will hit the Broadway stage next year (15). Previews for On Your Feet! will begin in October (15) and the production will open on 5 November (15).
Prior to the Broadway run, the show will open at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in Illinois for a five-week summer run from 2 June (15).
The musical will chronicle Estefan and her husband Emilio's journey from Cuba to Miami, Florida and her rise to superstardom. The show will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, the man behind the dance steps on Jersey Boys and Memphis.
Announcing the latest news about the much-anticipated musical, producers have also launched an international online talent search for wannabes to fill roles in the production, while open casting calls will begin next month (Sep14) in New York and Miami.
Estefan says, "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."
Lindsay Lohan moved to London after her reality TV show aired in the U.S. in a bid to escape the fall-out from the show. The Mean Girls actress lived in Los Angeles during the height of her fame but relocated to her native New York following her release from rehab last year (13).
Her life in the Big Apple was filmed for a docu-series on Oprah Winfrey's TV network, and Lohan admits she decamped to the British capital in the aftermath of the show's screening earlier this year (14) to escape the increased attention.
She tells MailOnline, "I wasn't used to for a long time hearing my name on the television every second, whenever I turned on the TV it was promoting the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) show and it was just a lot and it was kind of overwhelming and everyone knew where I lived.
"I moved to New York to find peace and I wanted to do something very real and show people who I am and because it's a reality show it had to be done a certain way, and things had to look a certain way for ratings... That wasn't my intention of moving to New York (sic). I again got overwhelmed with that and wanted to get away for a minute and I came to London."
Lohan has been living in London since May (14). She will begin work on her theatre debut in Speed-The-Plow later this month (Aug14).
Broadway actor James Monroe Inglehart celebrated Robin Williams' beloved role as Aladdin's Genie during Tuesday's (12Aug14) production of the hit stage adaptation by leading the audience in a touching sing-a-long. Inglehart, who recently won a Tony Award for his incarnation of the Genie in the New York show, returned to the stage after the final curtain came down at the New Amsterdam Theatre and belted out the film's Oscar-nominated song Friend Like Me in honour of the man who brought the Disney character to life onscreen.
Crowd members were encouraged to join in by using song lyrics that had been stuffed inside each copy of the show's Playbill programme.
Williams was no stranger to Broadway - he last performed on the Great White Way in 2011 in the play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
Broadway theatre bosses will pay tribute to the tragic actor by dimming their marquee lights for one minute on Wednesday night (13Aug14).
Williams died in an apparent suicide at his California home on Monday (11Aug14), aged 63.
Movie veteran Jeff Bridges gave an emotional speech about late funnyman Robin Williams when introducing his new movie at a premiere in New York City on Monday night (11Aug14). The actor's body was discovered at his home in Marin County, California on Monday (11Aug14) and local authorities are investigating his death as a suicide.
The tragedy has left the Hollywood community in mourning, and the news reached the cast of Bridges' new film The Giver shortly before they unveiled it at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Monday night.
Bridges, who worked with Williams on 1991 movie The Fisher King, used his speech at the premiere to remember his former co-star, telling the audience at the venue, "I am filled with such mixed emotions tonight. It's very difficult for me to be here with all these emotions and feelings - wonderful, I must say, but as with many elements in life, there is an underbelly, and we're losing a dear, dear friend, Robin Williams. Such a brilliant human being. My heart goes out to his family... I feel Robin coming in now, he says, 'Get on with it, Bridges! On with the show!'"
At the event, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein also took to the stage to say a few words about Williams, telling the crowd, "I promise you, if he were onstage, he'd want the party to continue and continue and continue. He is well missed and well loved, and whatever the circumstances are, he was a giant in our industry and more importantly, a great man."
Mila Kunis is preparing for married life with fiance Ashton Kutcher by selling off her Los Angeles home. The actress, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, has put her Hollywood Hills mansion on the market for almost $4 million (£2.4 million), according to E! News.
The five-bedroom house boasts five bathrooms, a swimming pool, hot tub and a home movie theatre.
Kunis met Kutcher on the set of TV sitcom That '70s Show and they started dating in 2012. They became engaged earlier this year (14) and their baby is due in the coming weeks.
On the one hand, My Road to Orange Is The New Black is a beautiful, inspiring open letter by Uzo Aduba, AKA Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. She writes about her mother's life as a Nigerian immigrant, and how supportive she was as she watched her daughter work through rejection and other difficulties that came with a life in theatre.
Aduba—like many actors—had a difficult time breaking into the industry, one that now showers her with Emmy nominations and acclaim (all extremely well-deserved). But what took so long? There's something infuriating about the fact that someone so talented had to struggle so much to get to this point. At one point she writes the following:
"I heard the word “no” so often that it started to feel like a second name."
While it's encouraging and exciting to know that women of color, and women over the age of 25 are getting good, interesting roles thanks to the work of folks like OITNB creator Jenji Kohan (and of course Shonda Rhimes), there should be some kind of acknowledgement that such success is deserved and overdue. Hollywood needs to make major changes so that talents like Aduba start hearing "yes" much earlier on in their careers.
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Funk legend Nile Rodgers is set to star in a gala concert in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the launch of top golfing tournament the Ryder Cup. Rodgers will perform at the SSE Hydro Arena venue on 24 September (14), two days before the 40th biennial golf contest between Europe and the U.S.
The 61 year old will entertain the audience with three of his biggest songs - Good Times, Le Freak, and We Are Family - as well Get Lucky, the smash hit he co-wrote with Daft Punk. He will also team up with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of his performance.
Geoff Ellis, chief executive of promoters DF Concerts, says, "It's a long-time career ambition of mine to work with Nile Rodgers and he brings star quality to the show. This concert is about so much more than one act, it's all about the collaborations and presentation - I can't wait to see it all come to life when September rolls around."
The event will also feature performances from Jake Bugg, Twin Atlantic, and Nina Nesbitt, as well as the Scottish Ballet, National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Opera.
Actress Adrienne Bailon has blasted her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian in a scathing new magazine article, revealing she's tired of his fans and friends blaming her for the break-up.
The former Disney Channel star tells the new issue of Latina magazine she still has a lot of regrets about her time with Kim Kardashian's brother, revealing he cheated on her.
She says, "To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life,' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him'."
"It's common knowledge that he cheated on me. It always bothered me that people were like, 'Pero (but), why couldn’t you forgive him?' Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you'. But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake'. "In my situation, it wasn't like, 'Oh my God! I made a mistake!' He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal."
Bailon and Kardashian split in 2009 after two years of dating.
Record-breaking Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald has confessed to attempting suicide when the stress of attending top drama school Julliard became too much for her to handle. The actress and singer, who became the first star to pick up six Tonys last month (Jun14), has opened up about the depression she battled as a young hopeful at the New York school.
In a candid new ABC interview with top film critic Peter Travers, Audra says, "When I was at Julliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit my wrist."
She obviously survived the attempt and now credits Julliard's caring teachers for helping her get past the darkest days of her life.
She adds, "When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves. They had a mental health facilitator there, a therapist there and they checked me into a mental health hospital, where I was for a month and got me the help I needed.
"Julliard was like, 'We think that that musical theatre thing is more for you anyway. That seems to be where you're the happiest'. I went out and did (show) Secret Garden and then I came back and finished Julliard."
McDonald is now among the most beloved stars on Broadway.
Actor Bradley Cooper is taking tips from foul-mouthed TV cook Gordon Ramsay as he prepares to play a chef in his new movie.
Cooper has met with Ramsay in a bid to improve his culinary skills for his role in Adam Jones, but the small screen star also advised the actor on other aspects of kitchen life, including the use of colourful language.
Ramsay tells British newspaper Metro, "As well as giving Bradley a few top tips on cooking, I've taught him the most important thing he needs to know in order to get by in a kitchen - how to swear."
In Adam Jones, Cooper plays a chef hoping to land a third Michelin star and the film also features Sienna Miller and Jamie Dornan.
An adaptation for television of the two-character play by David Mamet. The story of an aging actor who, feeling insecure, attempts to bolster his position by acting as a mentor to a young newcomer. Gradually the men reverse roles. in what turns into a joyous look at the skill and art of living.