Emma Stone and 7 Other Hollywood A-Lister Broadway Debuts
By Denny Directo
Emma Stone made her triumphant Broadway debut Tuesday, as Sally Bowles in the Tony-winning musical Cabaret. She stars alongside Tony winner Alan Cumming in a 12-week run of the Roundabout Theatre Company production.
Emma's boyfriend Andrew Garfield was reportedly in the audience as the 26-year-old actress made her first bow on Broadway. The Social Network actor has his own time to shine on Broadway in 2012 when he appeared in the revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman alongside the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
The young stars join an elite list of other Hollywood A-listers to make a splash on the Great White Way.
Hugh Jackman is a stage veteran but his first appearance on Broadway was in 2004's The Boy From Oz. Jackman earned a Tony Award for his performance as singer/songwriter Peter Allen, in the stage musical. Since then, the Wolverine actor has starred in the 2009 hit A Steady Rain alongside Daniel Craig, his 2011 one-man show, and can currently be seen in The River.
Daniel Radcliffe is also no stranger to the Broadway stage. In 2007, the Harry Potter star memorably stripped down in the play Equus-- three years later he showed of his singing chops as J. Pierpont Finch in the revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
After racking up Emmys for Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston made his move to Broadway and earned a Tony for his performance as Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way.
Catherine Zeta-Jones proved her musical talent in the 2002 film Chicago, but it was her starring turn in the stage revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music in 2010 that made her a Broadway star. Her performance earned her a Tony Award that same year.
Denzel Washington earned a Tony Award of his own when he made his Broadway debut in 2010's Fences opposite Viola Davis and James Earl Jones. This past year he returned to Broadway in a production of A Raisin In The Sun.
In 2006, Julia Roberts made a splash of her own in Three Days of Rain. Bradley Cooper co-starred in that production and is making his highly anticipated return to Broadway in The Elephant Man, which officially opens December 7th.