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NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ Adds Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Creative Team

3 March 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has added stage director Jerry Mitchell and live-television director Alex Rudzinski to the creative team for its next live musical event, “Bye Bye Birdie Live!” Mitchell and Rudzinski worked together on last year’s NBC musical, “Hairspray Live!”

“It’s a joy to work with Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski again after their incredible partnership on ‘Hairspray Live!,’ which elevated our live musicals to a new height,” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Jerry is the cream of the crop of Broadway director/choreographers with two hits running on Broadway right now, and Alex is peerless in the world of live television direction.”

Mitchell served as choreographer on “Hairspray Live!” and is the director of Broadway musical “Get On Your Feet,” about the life of Gloria Estefan. He is a Tony winner for 2013’s “Kinky Boots” and 2005’s revival of “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Rudzinski, who directed “Hairspray Live!” is »

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Check Out Broadway Star Billy Porter’s Very Handsome Wedding Cake

25 January 2017 11:04 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Because Billy Porter and his husband decided to get married 16 (!) days into their engagement, they planned their day around the essentials: close friends and family, a few cases of bubbly — and a handsome cake, of course.

The Broadway star, 47, and his longtime partner Adam Smith — the 35-year-old co-owner of eyewear company Native Ken — said “I do” on Jan. 14 at a pal’s Chelsea penthouse in Manhattan. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds toasted with champagne and dessert from N.Y.C.’s Empire Cake: a two-tier confection, complete with bow ties and his-and-his cake toppers.

The sweet treat was a perfect fit for the intimate soirée, »

- Jeff Nelson

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Rosie Perez at Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’: ‘When You Are Born Into Poverty, You Need Help’

20 January 2017 8:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rosie Perez opened up about growing up in poverty at an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday.

Perez, 52, spoke to an excited crowd at a concert designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

“They can’t win. We can’t have hate win,” she said of the incoming Trump administration. “Especially the kids that are less than in regards to living in poverty. We have someone who might be the head of housing who said that poverty is a choice.”

She continued: “My a– didn’t choose to be poor. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’

20 January 2017 11:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway’s biggest stars are lending their voices to an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday, designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

The event is already sold out, but People and Entertainment Weekly is streaming the show live from N.Y.C.’s Town Hall beginning at 3 p.m. Est — right here on People.com.

It’ll also be streaming on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to People.com/Pen, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, »

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Billy Porter Says Husband Adam Smith ‘Was the One That Got Away’ Before They Rekindled Their Romance and Got Married

18 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway star Billy Porter and his longtime partner Adam Smith said “I do” this weekend — and while they were only engaged for 16 days, their big day was nearly eight years in the making!

The performer and his husband first met at a dinner with mutual friends in February of 2009, shortly after Smith moved to New York City from Los Angeles.

“I sat next to Billy,” says Smith, 35, co-owner of the eyewear company Native Ken. “I found out later that wasn’t by accident!”

Indeed, Porter spotted his future husband en route to the restaurant in N.Y.C.’s Hell »

- Jeff Nelson

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Kinky Boots Star Billy Porter Marries Longtime Partner Adam Smith

14 January 2017 10:42 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Billy Porter just took his final curtain call as a single man!

The Broadway has star married his longtime partner Adam Smith, his rep confirms to People exclusively.

“We’re looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,” Porter, 47, told People Friday in an interview ahead of the wedding. “I’m really thrilled to figure out what that means — together, with my soul mate!”

Decked in Thom Browne and Prada suits, the grooms wed Saturday during an intimate ceremony in Manhattan, exchanging vows — and platinum Cartier bands — at a close friend’s Chelsea penthouse. Afterward, »

- Jeff Nelson

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Hamilton’s Newest Star Wayne Brady Can’t Even Get His Friends Tickets

12 January 2017 4:54 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Wayne Brady may be in joining the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s über sold-out musical Hamilton, but that doesn’t mean his friends can expect free tickets.

The 44-year-old actor — who begins performances as Aaron Burr (sir) in the Chicago cast of the historical hip-hopera on Tuesday — recorded told TMZ that he’s not the one to come to for handouts.

“I don’t get no damn comps,” he said in the clip. “Specifically, let me repeat that now: I don’t get no damn comps. Either you have to be related to me by blood or we’re sleeping together, »

- Dave Quinn

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