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Tim Minchin's 'Groundhog Day' Musical Premieres in 2017

After over a year in development, Matthew Warchus and Tim Minchin's Groundhog Day musical finally has a date attached. Variety reports that the musical remake of the classic 1993 film is set to begin previews on January 23, 2017 with a Broadway debut set for March 9, 2017. Minchin recently previewed one of his Groundhog Day songs at a Sydney Opera House performance, which you can check out below:

Sarah Silverman Is Developing a Broadway Musical Adaptation of Her Memoir 'The Bedwetter'

Sarah Silverman is bringing her memories of wetting the bed to Broadway. According to Broadway World, Silverman revealed during her interview on today's Howard Stern Show that she's currently working on a musical version of her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. The production will feature music by Cry-Baby's Adam Schlesinger, who has also composed music for The Dana Carvey Show, Saturday Night Live, and Crank Yankers. Silverman will not star in the show, but when Stern asked whether there would be "actual bedwetting" she said: "There won't be actual urine coming out of the urethra, but yes. Great question, Howard — that [...]

Larry David to Star in His Own Broadway Play 'Fish in the Dark'

Back in January, reports began circulating that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were working on a Broadway play together, and today Showbiz411 has a new update on the once "mysterious project," which is a play by and starring David called Fish in the Dark. While it's unknown at this point whether Jerry Seinfeld will have any involvement in the project, EGOT winner and Book of Mormon producer Scott Rudin has signed on to the production and is credited with convincing David to star. Fish in the Dark will make David's first Broadway role.

'Scrubs' Is Getting the Broadway Musical Treatment

A desire to reboot Clone High isn't the only truth bomb Bill Lawrence dropped in his EW interview yesterday. The Scrubs creator also confirmed that there's a Scrubs Broadway musical on the way. While Lawrence said Zach Braff will not star in the production, he did say there's a possibility that Ted's a cappella group The Worthless Peons (Sam Lloyd's real-life band The Blanks) will make an appearance.

Where does it stand now? We’re negotiating with different theater groups who will hopefully put up the money for a year to pay the composers to develop [spec songs]. Disney has nicely become a silent partner in giving the [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Space Suit/Broadway Costume Production

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by Kari Love, a former Broadway costume producer who now helps build prototype space suits for commercial use, and for space tourists to go into space with. They talk about how she got started on Broadway, what it was like working on the Spiderman musical, how she made the transition into space suits and how the two fields are similar.

"I love researching historical eras. A lot people liked to do their research from a fashion history standpoint, whereas I really liked to research from a greater historical context point of view. So if I need a [...]

'Fish in the Dark' is 'Seinfeld' on Stage and Vintage Larry David

There's a moment in Fish in the Dark where Larry responds to a question about how grabbing a breast was and he answers with, "Pretty good. Prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy good.” The audience erupts into applause and you’re just like what is going on? This man has no business on stage. But you simultaneously know exactly what is going on. You’re getting precisely what you want. You’re not only seeing Larry David acting on Broadway, but him totally serving it up to the audience and they couldn’t be happier with it.

Imagine if there were a Seinfeld episode set entirely in the waiting room during Susan’s diagnosis. That’s pretty much the [...]

Larry David's Broadway Play Set to Open on March 5th

Larry David's Broadway play just got a cast and premiere date. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fish in the Dark is now officially set to start previews on February 2nd with an opening night of March 5th at Cort Theatre. David will lead the play with supporting roles from Broadway vets Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orsini, Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), Jake Cannavale, and Rosie Perez. The Scott Rudin-produced play is described as "a comedy about a death in the family," and David described his role to The New York Times as "somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name."

'A Confederacy of Dunces' Is Being Turned Into a Play That's Aiming for Broadway

After three decades of failed attempts at a movie adaptation, the late John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces is being developed into a play that producers are looking to take to Broadway, Variety reports. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Broadway musical Never Gonna Dance, the stage adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie) is writing the stage version of Confederacy of Dunces. Producers are casting for a spring reading. The last news on the Confederacy of Dunces movie, which has cycled through a handful of directors, actors, screenwriters, and studios since the early '80s, was that Zach Galifianakis had signed on to star in the film and James [...]

'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers

Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last season's finale focused less on Ben Affleck's career comeback than it did on saying goodbye to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (and Jason Sudeikis, though his departure hadn't been officially announced at that point). It's an awkward position for the host to find him or herself in, because not only do they feel the pressure to satisfy viewers tuning in to [...]

Paul Rudd Drops by Letterman to Share His Top 10 Thoughts When an Audience Member Vomited During His Broadway Show

Last week, an audience member vomited in the balcony of a performance of the Broadway play Grace, starring Paul Rudd, and now, here's Rudd on Letterman last night, running through the "Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through His Mind When An Audience Member Vomited During His Broadway Show." This video should unite all you snobs and slobs out there as it has the perfect combination of high art (Broadway) and low (vomit humor).

Larry David on His Broadway Debut: "Not a Day Goes By That I Don't Regret It"

Ahead of his Broadway debut in March, Larry David recently sat down for an honest chat with Vanity Fair about Fish in the Dark, which solidified his belief that he's not an actor because "if I'm on stage my instinct is to talk to the audience, not the other way around." Despite working with a voice coach, David told Vanity Fair that once she started talking about diaphragm, he responded: "You're wasting your time. I could do this with you for the next 50 years and nothing would happen." His best response, however, came after a question about his decision to take on a leading Broadway role:

Not [...]

Larry David Talks with 'The New York Times' About His Upcoming Broadway Debut

"I haven't been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did Charley’s Aunt. I seem to remember wearing a dress. That's it. And I'm not even really an actor. But I'm still sleeping at night, and I hope that continues."

Larry David looks forward to his Broadway debut in Fish in the Dark in a new interview with The New York Times.

Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's "Mysterious Project" Is a Broadway Play

During his Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," he said. "All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic." While details on the project are still slim, Showbiz411 spoke to David about the collaboration and he had this to say:

Larry told me: “I’ve written a play.” A play? For, like, Broadway? “Yes.” And Jerry would star in it? “Maybe. We’re talking about it.”

Seinfeld's worked on Broadway both onstage and behind the scenes; he [...]