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RENT does the Hollywood Bowl

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Justin Timberlake Will Be ‘Roger’ in RENT at Hollywood Bowl?

from BroadwayWorld.com:

BroadwayWorld.com’s West Coast Scoopers are telling us this morning that the buzz from the auditions for RENT at the Hollywood Bowl are saying that none other than pop-star and actor Justin Timberlake is director Neil Patrick Harris‘ top choice to play ‘Roger’ in the 3 night production.

The rumors aren’t totally out of the realm of possiblity as Timberlake is said to have enjoyed all three nights of girlfriend Jessica Biel‘s performance in GUYS & DOLLS at the

Hollywood Bowl last summer. (more…)

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Jonathan Groff Will Be Featured on “Glee” Madonna Album; Series Will Go Gaga

Playbill.com:

Jonathan Groff in "Glee"
Jonathan Groff in “Glee”

Oh my Gaga! Here we go, Gleeks: The creators of “Glee” have revealed the songs that will be part of the upcoming Lady Gaga and Madonna-themed episodes of the FOX series.

Creator Ryan Murphy told EW.com that Lea Michele will do a stripped down version of Gaga’s “Poker Face” and the cast will unite for “Bad Romance.”

EW.com also reports that the cast will also get decked out in costumes inspired by her outrageous fashions. “I do know that we’re all different Lady Gagas, and at one point I am the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga,” Michele told EW. “I saw a picture of the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga with a Post-It on it that said ‘Lea.’ I was like, oh, great. Everyone else has incredible Lady Gaga outfits and I have that one.”

Also coming up is the all-Madonna episode of “Glee,” which will be released as an EP on April 20. The digital-music service iTunes not only lists the songs that will be performed, but reveals that Michele’s former Spring Awakeningco-star Jonathan Groff (who guests on the series) performs in four of the numbers. (more…)

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WEEK IN RECAP: Neal B Covers the Official Oscar Party on the East, Law and Order Shoot, Hair, and more!

What a week!  I swear this stuff ONLY happens in New York!

New York City Neal B Style!

New York City Neal B Style!

Here’s a recap of this week for you!

  • New Opportunities and New Events! I officially become part of the ArtofTalk.tv family! I am on board with them as a web-video entertainment & events correspondent.  So tune in to see all the fantastic content on their page (and of course Elisa’s amazing editing skills put to work!). Press release here

  • Monday’s “Miscast”. The week started off with going to Miscast 2010 is a musical presentation of Broadway stars singing songs from roles for which they would never be cast (for example, last year Alice Ripley belted Sweeney Todd’s “My Friend”).  Cast included: Mo Rocca (The Daily Show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! on NPR) and will feature songs by Raúl Esparza (Company), Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Mille, The Drowsy Chaperone), Montego Glover (Memphis), Ana Gasteyer (SNL alumna, The Royal Family, Wicked), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Passion), David Miller (Il Divo), Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Wicked), and Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can, Tarzan). Here’s the article Here are a few pictures from the event

  • My Faceoff with Facebook.  The “F” word began my faceoff with Facebook.  My account was banned (hopefully temporarily).  So much for freedom of speech!  I should have learned by now! Click here for the full story

  • “Law” in Jersey.  Thanks to On Locations Vacations, we got the tip that “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” would be willing in Fort Lee, New Jersey (right over the bridge). Law and Order: SVU is a favorite show of ours and having already saw the production team in action in NYC, we decided to pay a visit to the set.  Surprisingly. we were the only outlet there.  Maybe it was because it was cold?  My hunch was because it was Jersey!  No one wanted to cross the bridge! For the video and pictures click here

  • Nude and Nature. Elisa and I went to the village for a brand new art installation, which is getting huge buzz!  Brian Reed’s “Through the Heart of It All” combines artistic nudity, spirituality and nature for a beautifully done masterpiece.  For more information go to: For pictures and video, please click here

  • “Hair” today, gone tomorrow.   The Broadway revival cast of Hair is going to London (don’t worry- amazing replacements are coming in!) so Elisa and I were there to say farewell to some of the most amazing performers on Broadway!  THANKS ELISA FOR THE TICKETS!!  Sitting with the stars and fans, the show was purely raw, filled with intense emotion.  Click here to see some pictures/videos from the stage

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VIDEO: Watch the final moments with the audience here

On March 7, 2010 the cast of the Broadway revival of Hair took their final bow on US soil.  The Broadway cast is going to London (don’t worry- amazing replacements are coming in!).  This is a show that relies heavily on personalities and interpretation.  They have not only been tremendous performers, but the cast clearly echos the theme of “love”.   Elisa and I were there to say farewell to some of the most amazing performers on Broadway!  THANKS ELISA FOR THE TICKETS!!  Sitting with the stars and fans, the show was purely raw, filled with intense emotion.

New York Times:  Cast of ‘Hair’ Sings Goodbye

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

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EVERYTHING IS RENT – Rent: The Broadway Tour Closing – Pictures/Videos/Words

Rent Broadway Tour Closing Pictures Part One - Click to View!

Rent Broadway Tour Closing Pictures Part One - Click to View!

Rent Broadway Tour Closing Pictures Part 2 - Click to View

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STAGE DOOR AND CAST INTERVIEWS:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nealb-tv

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From WillingtoBeLucky.net:

It’s been an emotional weekend as we said Goodbye Love to the Rent Broadway Tour at its last stop in Sacramento. We’ve made friends from all across the world; Japan, Australia, Holland, France and of course, America.

We had a chance to thank the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show for its run. If you were able to tune in to our live stream from the stage door on Sat. (we had an impromptu session) and Sun., you saw some of the casts farewell messages to the fans.  I’ll be working on the final video over the next couple of days as I make my way North to Portland.

We (Neal B and I) felt that we should share our experiences from this weekend with all of you dedicated fans who couldn’t make the trip to NoCal to say farewell! We hope you enjoy our coverage and stay tuned for some great videos!

Thank you all for your support and again, hope you enjoy what we have in store!

Measure in Love.

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From Playbill.com:

Elena Roger in Evita
Elena Roger in Evita

It looks likely that the critically acclaimed revival of Evita, which opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre in June 2006 starring Argentine actress Elena Roger in the title role, is heading to Broadway.  The New York Post reports that plans are currently underway to remount the Michael Grandage-directed production on Broadway next year at a Nederlander theatre-to-be-announced with Roger repeating her work for New York audiences. (more…)

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