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Against all odds, some of the hottest rock music happening right now can be found on Broadway. Of course, Green Day just saw the massive opening of their stage musical “American Idiot,” but there are plenty of other solutions for people looking for pop and rock infusions with their theater, including the glam metal jukebox show “Rock of Ages,” the rock and soul story “The Heights,” the Elvis Presley-meets-Carl-Perkins-meets-Jerry-Lee-Lewis-meets-Johnny-Cash historical epic “Million Dollar Quartet,” the trippy-dippy “Hair” and the immortal Frankie Valli tribute “Jersey Boys.” With the weather getting warmer, the casts of some of those shows headed out to New York City’s Central Park for the beginning of the season for the Broadway Softball League. Now in its 56th season, the league pits performers from various shows against each other in softball action all summer, and two crossover stars — former “High School Musical” star turned “The Heights” lead Corbin Bleu and “American Idol” contestant Constantine Maroulis, who now stars in “Rock of Ages” — threw out the ceremonial first pitches of the year.
They weren’t the only stars spending some time in the sun, as Paul McCartney got some fresh air in London and Swizz Beatz and Russell Simmons chilled at the annual SESAC Awards in New York. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted!” archive, which features over 350 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson!