Ah, the phenomenon of celebrities on Broadway: Sometimes it’s a rip-roaring success, and sometimes it’s, well… not. Kathleen Turner, for instance, is finding herself in a bit of a jam as her new play High prepares to bring down its curtain after only a a week’s worth of performances. However, Turner has had success on Broadway in the past, as evinced by the 2004 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Turner isn’t the only celebrity to have taken a turn on Broadway; American Idol contestants aside, there are plenty of famous people who have tried their hand at the art of the theatre, to varying degrees of success. Here are 17 celebs who took the Broadway stage:
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