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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lea Michele to Star in ‘Scream Queens'; Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens in ‘Grease’ by Debra Birnbaum

Fox revealed the stars of “Scream Queens,” its new comedy-horror anthology series: “Glee” star Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” “Magic Mike XXL”),…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:08PM
Friday, December 19, 2014

‘The Affair’s’ Maura Tierney Found Her Career ‘Rhythm’ in 1989 Santa Monica Play by Debra Birnbaum

More secrets have yet to unfold in Showtime’s “The Affair,” now that it’s been picked up for a second season — not that star Maura Tierney is willing to reveal any. “It’s chall…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Friday, August 15, 2014

William H. Macy Recalls His Start in Chicago Theater by Debra Birnbaum

The versatile William H. Macy has an impressive list of credits as an actor, writer, director and producer. Now, Emmy-nominated for his role as Frank Gallagher — possibly the worst father …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Friday, August 1, 2014

Allison Janney Remembers Her First Mention in Variety by Debra Birnbaum

The prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival prides itself on discovering top talent, and in the summer of 1985, a tall, young actress arrived in Massachusetts ready to make her mark. Allis…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Friday, July 18, 2014

Mel Brooks Recalls His First Mention in Variety in 1952 by Debra Birnbaum

Even the “2000 Year Old Man” had to start somewhere. Back in 1952, 26 year-old Mel Brooks was just another struggling comedy writer, penning sketches for a revue — albeit one backed by…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bryan Cranston to Star in HBO Films’ ‘All the Way’ Adaptation by Debra Birnbaum

Bryan Cranston is going “All the Way” with HBO Films. The studio has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning play starring Cranston as President Lyndon Johnson, which also…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:30PM

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