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Monday, June 18, 2018

Anthony Ramos on Turning From ‘Hamilton’ to TV for ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ by Danielle Turchiano

Coming off smash musical “Hamilton,” in which he originated the dual role of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in 2015, Anthony Ramos dove into his first small-screen role as Mars Blackmo…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:15AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Team Breaks Down Pivotal Premiere Music Video by Danielle Turchiano

The third season premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” opened with a song entitled “Where’s Rebecca Bunch?” to address the second season’s cliffhanger: how and when Rebecca (Rachel B…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rachel Bloom Reflects on Emotional ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season and Plans for Final Year by Danielle Turchiano

Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) certainly went through the ringer in the third season of CW musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” — which ended on a note that not only saw her bigg…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Friday, March 23, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris Talks the Future of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and Revisiting ‘Doogie Howser’ by Danielle Turchiano

With all due respect to Barney Stinson, Doogie Howser, Hedwig and his id alter-ego in the “Harold & Kumar” films, Neil Patrick Harris believes that Count Olaf in “A Ser…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Friday, March 16, 2018

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at 10: Launching the Next Wave of Drag Superstars by Danielle Turchiano

As “RuPaul’s Drag Race” enters its 10th season, the queens who compete come in with a savvy awareness not only of the larger drag culture and reality television space but o…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:30PM
Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Next Steps in Time’s Up Movement: ‘Jobs, That’s What We Need’ by Danielle Turchiano

In order to keep the momentum of movements like Time’s Up and Frances McDermond’s Oscar night plea for inclusion riders, the key next step is to create jobs, “Crazy Ex-Girl…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15AM
Friday, February 23, 2018

Anna Deavere Smith Depicts the ‘Disturbing’ Injustice of the School-to-Prison Pipeline in ‘Notes From the Field’ by Danielle Turchiano

Shock and alarm may have been the emotions that first started Anna Deavere Smith’s path to create “Notes From the Field,” but it was love that fueled the one-woman play through the pro…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Thursday, February 15, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ Vincent Rodriguez III Reflects on Road From Musical Theater to Musical Comedy on TV by Danielle Turchiano

A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA), Vincent Rodriguez III cut his teeth on musicals such as “Hello, Dolly” and “Peter Pan,” the latt…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:45PM
Friday, February 2, 2018

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Season 3’s Time Jump and Her ‘Female Filmmaker Friday’ Initiative by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the 11th episode of the third season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!” With the season fin…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Friday, January 12, 2018

Scott Michael Foster Talks ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Journey and Rebecca’s Decision by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you have watched the Jan. 12 episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Nathaniel Gets The Message!” When Scott Michael Foster firs…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Friday, January 5, 2018

‘You’re The Worst,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘Lady Dynamite’ Lead the Charge of Mental Health Inclusiveness on TV by Danielle Turchiano

More than a decade and a half ago, in 2002, Tony Shalhoub portrayed a police consultant with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) on USA’s procedural “Monk.” Given the show’s comedy r…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:30PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

How ‘Frozen’ Hitmakers Covered the Same Song Four Ways in ‘Coco’ by Danielle Turchiano

They say repetition is key to retention and in Disney/Pixar’s animated feature “Coco,” the song “Remember Me” is the tie that binds multiple generations and gen…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:24PM
Friday, December 8, 2017

Michael Cerveris Reflects on Theater Roots and His Road to ‘Gotham’ and ‘Mosaic’ by Danielle Turchiano

Michael Cerveris’ television resume reads like a wishlist of projects, starting with his earliest days in the industry, when he appeared on the acclaimed 1986 series “Fame” with Debbie…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:25PM

Kristen Bell Returns to Theater Roots With ABC’s ‘Encore’ by Danielle Turchiano

Although Kristen Bell rose to fame with the titular role in the WB cult teen private detective drama “Veronica Mars” in the early aughts, she had actually been performing for more than a…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:30PM
Friday, November 17, 2017

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Diagnosis, Nathaniel’s Backstory and Josh’s ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Nov. 17 episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “Josh Is Irrelevant.” Until now on “Crazy Ex-Girl…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Friday, November 10, 2017

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Boss on Rebecca’s Cry for Help (SPOILERS) by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Nov. 10 episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” entitled “I Never Want To See Josh Again.” On “Crazy Ex-Gi…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kevin Spacey Cut From ‘Carol Burnett Show’ 50th Anniversary Special by Danielle Turchiano

In the wake of the mounting sexual assault and harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey, CBS is severing ties with him as well. The actor is being cut out of the upcoming 50th anniversary…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:23PM
Friday, October 13, 2017

Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: ‘Shut It Down’ by Danielle Turchiano

Variety hosted the annual Power of Women: Los Angeles luncheon, presented by Lifetime and hosted by Judd Apatow Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif. And the esteemed producer got the ball rolling…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:48PM
Friday, September 15, 2017

‘Fuller House’ Season 3 Will Include a Musical Number, a Wedding, and a Trip to Japan (Watch) by Danielle Turchiano

In its upcoming third season, Netflix’s “Fuller House” will embrace its family sitcom roots more than it ever has. While the show has always explored the complicated dynami…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:49PM
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

John Lithgow Reminisces Over His ‘Surprise’ First Emmy Win for ‘Amazing Stories’ by Danielle Turchiano

The first award John Lithgow ever won was not an Emmy but a Tony (in 1973 for “The Changing Room”). While he was certainly excited by the achievement, much of his happiness came from the…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:50AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Maya Rudolph to Star in Fox’s Live Musical ‘A Christmas Story’ by Danielle Turchiano

Fox has announced its next live musical event will be “A Christmas Story,” starring Maya Rudolph, to air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET (and tape-delayed on the west coast). The th…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:07PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Elisabeth Moss Says ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’ is ‘So Much About Motherhood’ by Danielle Turchiano

Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” is returning to SundanceTV with a second installment, set to air over three nights starting Sunday, September 10 at 9pm. “Top of the …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:50PM

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