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Broadway stars team up with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke

This isn't your buddy's karaoke night. These guys can actually sing ... on key.

James Corden's latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke" flipped coasts and traveled the streets of New York City.

The late night host is adding extra hosting duties this week, this time headlining the Tony Awards Sunday night

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That gig opened the door for a Broadway version of Corden's popular franchise, with guests like Lin-Manuel Miranda, from the hit "Hamilton," Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski.

They lend their voices, not only to a song from "Hamilton," but also hits from "Rent," "Jersey Boys" and finally "Les Miserables."

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AMC Theatres will not allow texting during movies

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After reports circulated this week that AMC Theatres would consider allowing texting during movie screenings, the chain has issued a statement quashing the rumors.

The statement says in part, "With your advice in hand, there will be no texting allowed in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the foreseeable future."

Instead, AMC will focus on ways to enhance the theatre experience for moviegoers.

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Adam Aron, the CEO of AMC Entertainment, recently said that he has considered allowing texting during screenings in an effort to appeal to a larger demographic, specifically, millennials. 

"When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow,” Aron said in an interview with Variety magazine. “You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their (lives).”

He later tweeted, clarifying that allowing movie-goers to text is just an idea, and if approved, may be very limited.

Aron said the company has considered making specific auditoriums "more texting friendly."

Aron, current co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and former president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, has only been head of AMC for a few months, but in that time, he's advanced the company significantly. In February, he announced plans to buy Carmike, which would solidify AMC as the world’s top movie theater chain, according to Variety.

Aron is also pushing to expand AMC’s food and dining options, develop its loyalty program and market more aggressively. 

But Aron isn't the first to consider allowing texting during movies.

Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles and Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corporation, both seemed open to considering allowing cellphone usage during a panel at the CinemaCon convention in 2012, Deadline reported.

"If we had a movie that appealed to a younger demographic, (like "21 Jump Street,") we could test some of these concepts (at some screens,)" Miles said. "You’re trying to figure out if there’s something you can offer in the theater that I would not find appealing but my 18-year-old son might."

"We want them to pay $12 to $14 to come into an auditorium and watch a movie. But they’ve become accustomed to controlling their own existence," said Foster, who added that without cellphones, some younger people may "feel a little handcuffed."

Tim League, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse -- a small theater chain disagreed.

“Over my dead body will I introduce texting into the movie theater,” he said. “I love the idea of playing around with a new concept. But that is the scourge of our industry. It’s our job to understand that this is a sacred space and we have to teach manners.”

League said that going to the movies should be a "magical" experience, but Miles said "one person’s opinion of magical isn’t the other’s."

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'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Frozen' to get Broadway runs

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Two stories, that couldn't be more opposite will both be on the the Great White Way.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will be coming to Broadway for the first time, The New York Times reported.

And it has a big name adapting the story for the stage: Aaron Sorkin. 

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Sorkin is best known for his big-screen hits like "The Social Network" and "The American President," and his small-screen shows like "The West Wing" and "The Newsroom."

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will be directed by Tony Award winner Barlett Sher.

It will hit the stage for the 2017-2018 Broadway season. 

A year later, Disney will bring mega-hit "Frozen" to Broadway, CNN reported.

The announcement was made on Frozen's new Broadway Twitter account.

It will be previewed in the summer of 2017, in an unnamed location, and will land in New York City in spring 2018.

The team that brought "Frozen" to life in movie theaters is reuniting for the stage version. Jennifer Lee will write the show, while Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will compose the music. 

The top cringeworthy moments at the 2015 Tony Awards

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Just because the Tony Awards are prerecorded doesn't mean things don't get a little awkward onstage.

Here are the most cringeworthy moments from the 2015 show.

First, Anna Chlumsky and Debra Messing clearly didn't compare outfits before hitting the stage together to present the award for featured actor in a play.

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Twinning! Of course, dozens of media outlets were quick to point out the snafu. Because who doesn't love an awkward outfit moment?

Next, an appearance by Jennifer Lopez and Nick Jonas was supposed to be one of the highlights of the awards. But it ended up being pretty, well, weird.

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"Yes, it tells a story of how playwright J.M. Barrie found the inspiration for the tale about a boy who refused to grow up, of course." 

"In the show's thrilling climax to act one, Barrie is faced with a choice: to write something risky and new or to give up." (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

Ugh, make it stop! As a writer for Bustle put it, "Aside from having terrible timing, they looked uninterested in their duties and it was just completely unpleasant to watch." 

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Speaking of words, "The King and I" star Ruthie Ann Miles was cut short during her acceptance speech by a rather odd sound ...

"There's a lot of people here. My heart. I'm very grateful. And especially to God, my whole heart and trust is in him." (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

Yup, her acceptance speech was just too long for the Tonys band, which started to play her off the stage near the end of her big moment. Bye, Ruthie.

And finally, we'll leave you with this wacky gem brought to you by hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.

"I said 'Fun Home.'" (Video via Courtesy: CBS/Tony Award Productions)

That one doesn't even need an explanation. There were plenty of other memorable moments at the 2015 Tonys.

Head to the awards' website to check them all out.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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