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Susan Boyle Musical Debuts In Britain

A new musical that tells the story of Susan Boyle’s life has just premiered in Britain…click to check out the uncanny resemblance between Susan and the actress who plays her!

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 I cannot lie – I LOOOOVE the whole Susan Boyle thing – that whole rags to riches story – I eat that stuff up with a spoon! I was one of those people with tears falling on their keyboards when she was on YouTube. (ps – nearly 100 million people have watched that clip of her on Britains Got Talent.)

Now she’s got a musical about her LIFE called “I Dreamed a Dream.” It just premiered and it will be touring 11 cities! It tells the story of her rough life - and while it doesn’t hide how hard her childhood was, it KIND OF GLOSSES over some other important aspects – like how she has kind of a hot temper isn’t quite the most stable gal, and how maybe TV executives were a little hasty in throwing into the lions den of TV exposure without so much as some counseling or a hot oil treatment.

In the show itself, Simon Cowell is only shown on a TV screen…there is no one playing him in the show. (She’s still under contract with him, so it’s not surprising that he’s portrayed kindly.) Susan Boyle herself is expected (but not guaranteed) to show up at the end of every performance to sing the song that made her a star (and after which the show is titled,) “I Dreamed A Dream.”

In the UK musical she’s played Elaine C Smith -who is a great likeness!

What if they brought it to the USA? Perhaps Rosie O’Donnell wants to come back to Broadway?  (Trouble is she cannot sing for the life of her… and there ain’t no autotune on the Great White Way. 

Boyle has been a hit so far in virtually everything she does so if history is any indication, this will be too. Fans were coming out in droves to see the show’s premiere.

 Just for fun, here’s the Britain’s Got Talent performance that started it all!

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B’WAY BUZZ: Ben Platt’s Diverse Music Video For ‘Temporary Love’ Will Bring You To Tears

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The tears streaming down my face certainly don’t feel temporary! Broadway and film star, Ben Platt, just released a music video for his latest single, “Temporary Love,” and it is the true definition of #feelgoodFriday. Not only is the song a beautiful one, the video has caused several coworkers of mine to ask if I’m alright because I have been staring at my computer teary eyed for what it is certainly too long for any workplace.

“Temporary Love” is the fourth single from the Dear Evan Hansen star’s debut album, Sing To Me Instead. The music video, directed by Nick Lieberman, features various, romantic couples of all ages, races and orientations. The powerful imagery and the song’s message combined with Platt’s velvety smooth voice is enough to tug at anyone’s heart strings.

Sing To Me Instead will be released on March 29th and will feature previous singles “Grow As We Go,” “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind.” Click below to watch the beautiful music video!

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B’WAY BUZZ: Jeremy Jordan And Laura Osnes Team Up In “The Next Ten Minutes Ago” To Create A Mashup That Will Restore Your Faith In Love

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Who could have thought pairing one of Broadway’s hottest heartthrob’s with a literal Princess would create the romantic mashup to end all romantic mashups? I could. It’s really kind of obvious, you guys.

The web series R&H Goes Pop! releases music videos featuring contemporary twists on classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. For this installment, Broadway stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes combined their beautiful talents to perform a mashup of “Ten Minutes Ago” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and “The Next Ten Minutes” from Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Jeremy starred in the film version of the Jason Robert Brown favorite and Laura Osnes was Cinder-freaking-ella on Broadway!

The mashup is beautiful and I suggest you warn your cubicle neighbor…they may hear sniffle halfway through. Click below to hear two of Broadway’s finest!

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B’WAY BUZZ: Ashley Parker Angel, Kyle Dean Massey And Other ‘Wicked’ Alum Give ‘What Is This Feeling?’ The Boy Band Treatment

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The hit musical Wicked could only be improved with the addition of one thing…a boy band. You thought I was going to say jazz hands didn’t you?

The #OutOfOz series offers new renditions of the music written by Stephen Schwartz for the hit Broadway musical. Since the inception of the series we have seen big names like Jennifer Nettles, Aaron Tveit and original witches, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, add new twists to the popular songs. In the latest installment, several Wicked alum band together…pun definitely intended…to give “What Is This Feeling?” a boy-band-pop spin. Ashley Parker Angel dug deep into his O-Town past to nail the synched choreo and lead the boys through the charming music video. Kyle Dean Massey, Jeff Heimbrock, Daniel Quadrino and Jeremy Thompson round out the Broadway boy band and create an image for a poster I would so totally hang above my bed.

Check out the fun rendition of the Wicked hit below!

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