Shake Up On Broadway

Broadway is not for the faint of heart.  Every year, the post-Tony Awards period sees several shut-out shows shutter.  Alas, this year is no different.  Within days of the awards, The PromKing Kong, and The Cher Show posted closing notices.  Here’s an idea – why not combine all three?  I can just see it now.  Kong descends from the Empire State Building and asks Cher to be his date for the prom.  Of course, people protest – interspecies dating is still such a taboo subject.  I smell a hit…or maybe that’s just Kong.

While costs are prohibitive for Kong to hit the road, The Cher Show will embark on an extensive national tour.  However, the big news is that The Prom will be adapted by Ryan Murphy for Netflix.  And he’s bringing along a starry cast which includes James CordenAriana GrandeMeryl StreepNicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells.

A few weeks ago, I told you that Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to Broadway next season in a revival of Take Me Out.  In addition to his appearance on the Great White Way, Jesse has also been named host of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reboot for HGTV.  He’s gonna have an awfully busy life next year.

While we’re sharing good news, it’s just been announced that two of the latest people to be getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be Billy Porter and Andy Cohen.  Congrats!

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