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Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has urged Broadway playwrights to produce musicals with stronger storylines because she's desperate to challenge both her acting and singing skills onstage.

The Devil Wears Prada star has long harboured dreams of appearing on the New York stage and she's always on the look out for the opportunity to make her big debut.

But Hathaway admits she's still waiting for the perfect role because she's just not impressed with the offers that have been rolling in.

She tells the New York Daily News, "I would do a musical on Broadway in an absolute heartbeat and I'm constantly looking for the opportunities to do it.

"I don't mean to slam musicals, but the problem is that, a lot of times, in the classic shows, the songs are heavenly but the book doesn't offer the acting challenge that you hope."