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Behind the Curtain: Raven-Symone in 'Sister Act,' Nick Jonas and more

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'Succeed' stumbles with star Nick Jonas
Where have all the teenage girls gone? The weekly box office gross at "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which was $1,319,824 for Darren Criss' last week, plummeted 50% to just $682,879 for Nick Jonas' first week playing J. Pierrepoint Finch.

Raven-Symoné to take over in 'Sister'
Raven-Symoné, best known for appearing on "The Cosby Show" and "That's So Raven," will take over for Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act," as first reported by Deadline.com. The disco-themed musical, based on the popular Whoopi Goldberg film comedy, has been suffering at the box office in
recent weeks.

'Parenthood' gets a pregnant pause
The makers of "Rated P for Parenthood," the upcoming Off-Broadway play that "celebrates the joys of parenting," were left feeling less than celebratory about that very topic last week when the show's choreographer, Rachel Bress, went into labor. Rehearsals for the show, which begins performances next week, came to a grinding halt to accommodate the birth of Bress' baby girl. We're told an associate choreographer stepped in and that the show will still open on schedule. A production source cracked, "You'd think we, of all people, would have been prepared for this."

Spotted ...
Alex Trebek at "The Book of Mormon" ... Piper Laurie at the first preview of "Carrie" ... Edward Norton, Edward Albee and Kevin Spacey at Signature Center's "Opening Gala."


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