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Monday, November 21, 2016

Idina Menzel Proudly Stands With Hamilton Following Mike Pence Fiasco by Dee Lockett

There are plenty who may be threatening to boycott Hamilton in the aftermath of vice-president-elect Mike Pence's visit to the show this weekend. To those people, Broadway darling Idina Menz…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:01AM
Sunday, November 20, 2016

There Are a Million Reasons to Be Glad Lady Gaga Is Back at Music Awards Shows, One Being Her Understated AMAs Performance by Dee Lockett

If you got used to seeing Lady Gaga steal the (award) show spotlight at the Golden Globes and Oscars of late, fear not, she still knows how to command a music awards show's stage. Gaga appea…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:24PM
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Prepare to Fall in Crazy, Stupid Love With Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s La La Land Duet by Dee Lockett

It was only a matter of time before Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone turned their continuous onscreen romance into a full-blown musical. At last, the moment has arrived with La La Land. You've se…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:58PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hear David Bowie’s Bittersweet Last Songs, Recorded for His Lazarus Musical by Dee Lockett

If a star-shaped hole has formed in your heart since David Bowie died earlier this year, get ready to temporarily fill it. On Friday, the cast recording for his musical Lazarus will be relea…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:26AM
Monday, October 17, 2016

Lady Gaga Explains Why She Went Jazz for Those of You Still Hating by Dee Lockett

Fandoms are a fickle bunch — one day they're fighting to be Mother Monster's favorite child, the next they're filing for emancipation. Two years ago, when Lady Gaga expanded her art-pop or…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:26PM
Friday, September 23, 2016

Bruce Springsteen Thinks the USA Is ‘Under Seige by a Moron’ — We’ll Give You One Guess Who by Dee Lockett

Bruce Springsteen was born in the USA (though Donald Trump may disagree) and he will not let his country be "under siege by a moron" on his watch. Nope, not today, which just …

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:55PM
Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Stranger Things Kids Performed ‘Uptown Funk’ at the Emmys Preshow, Are Basically a Musical Group Now by Dee Lockett

The kids of Stranger Things sure are a multitalented bunch. Because, in addition to kicking some Demogorgon ass, they will also rule your karaoke night. You've seen them sing covers on YouTu…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:48PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Watch Ariana Grande Curl Up in a Ball of Embarrassment When Ellen Asks About Her Boyfriend, Mac Miller by Dee Lockett

Explaining your new relationship to your mother never gets easier, especially when it's America's Most Embarrassing Mom, Ellen DeGeneres, quizzing you on your rapper boyfriend for all the wo…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:58AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Barbra Streisand Continues to Be Queen of the Charts, Scores Another No. 1 Album by Dee Lockett

There are few seemingly untouchable records in Billboard's orbit, but trust that Barbra Streisand holds the title to at least one of them. Her 35th album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:53AM
Monday, August 22, 2016

Coldplay and James Corden Pay Tribute to Prince, Sing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Dee Lockett

Most of us non-famous people spend our birthdays with a couple handfuls of people, on a good year. But James Corden, friend to all, does nothing low-key. He spent his 38th birthday eve with …

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:11PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Allow Cynthia Erivo to Slay Beyoncé’s ‘Sandcastles’ in This Week’s Ham4Ham by Dee Lockett

Hamilton's preshow has welcomed many a musical powerhouse to its outdoor stage, but not until today has the woman with "the greatest vocal cords on Broadway" paid Ham4Ham a visit. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:13PM
Friday, July 22, 2016

Yep, Desiigner’s Rap Opera ‘Timmy Turner’ Is Fairly Odd by Dee Lockett

If you've spent any time on the corners of the rap internet over the last month, you'll have seen wall-to-wall coverage of the evolution of Desiigner's "Timmy Turner." The rap newc…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:36AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jennifer Hudson to Allow Adam Sandler to Be Her Boyfriend in His Next Netflix Movie by Dee Lockett

And Hollywood's attractiveness gap widens: In today's totally plausible casting news, Jennifer Hudson has signed on to star as Adam Sandler's love interest in his next Netflix movie, Sandy W…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:56PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

HBO Might Be Making a True Blood Broadway Musical to Sink Your Fangs Into by Dee Lockett

What's better than Eric and Alcide doing supernaturally sexy things on TV? Eric and Alcide doing supernaturally sexy things live, right in front of you, while singing. According to the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:47PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Danielle Brooks on Juggling OITNB and The Color Purple, Her First Tony Nomination, and Breaking the ‘Sassy Black Woman’ Stereotype by Dee Lockett

When Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks takes the stage at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where she currently stars as the fearless feminist inspiration Sofia in Broadway's The Color …

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:44PM
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Reportedly Leave Hamilton Next Month by Dee Lockett

After winning a Pulitzer, being named a genius, and potentially winning a record number of Tonys next week, Lin-Manuel Miranda will bid adieu to Hamilton. Sources close to the production tel…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:31PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Live Nation Cancels Multiple NYC Concerts Following Irving Plaza Shooting by Dee Lockett

In the wake of last week's deadly shooting at New York's Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert, other artists are already paying the price. Rolling Stone reports that concert promoter Live Nati…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:35PM

You’ll Have to Wait 20 Years to See a Hamilton Movie, But, Hey, at Least the Mixtape Will Arrive This Fall — With a ‘Rap Legend’! by Dee Lockett

So there's good news and there's bad news. The best news is that Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the cover of Rolling Stone, and inside, he's granted the magazine a 5,000-word interview. The bad ne…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:26PM
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lauren Ambrose, Matt Bomer, and Kelsey Grammer Star in Amazon’s Summer Pilots by Dee Lockett

Amazon has announced its summer slate of pilots, set to debut June 17, most of which are shows to keep your children occupied. But there's a little something there for the 11+ crowd, too. We…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:51PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera Had a Diva-Off on The Voice (Sans Whitney’s Hologram) by Dee Lockett

How would the world have reacted to a Christina Aguilera and holographic Whitney Houston duet on The Voice finale? Well, we'll never know because Whitney's estate scrapped the whole stunt, f…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:54PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Disney, Not Content With Growing Up Either, Is Making Its Own Live-Action Peter Pan Movie by Dee Lockett

Just when you thought Hollywood had hit peak stunted growth, they've gone and allowed Peter Pan to fly another day. Yep, now Disney wants to make a live-action Peter Pan, too, which makes th…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:56PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hamilton Producer Responds to Casting ‘Outrage’ -- Vulture by Dee Lockett

Hamilton's first fake scandal has gone as quickly as it came, stamped out with a statement so effective, it's like a Founding Father himself wrote it. Responding

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:05PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bono, David Bowie’s Biggest Fan, Remembers the Time Bowie Shaded His Spider-Man Musical by Dee Lockett

Rolling Stone has continued to unveil its tribute issue to David Bowie — which so far has included tributes from Mick Jagger and Trent Reznor — today sharing a colorful story from Bono. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:05PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Grease: Live’s Carly Rae Jepsen on Acting Opposite the Original Frenchy, Making Googly Eyes at Boyz II Men, and Her ‘Hero’ Vanessa Hudgens by Dee Lockett

Carly Rae Jepsen made one of 2015's standout pop albums, Emotion, on her own terms, and she's back with more bold choices for 2016. On Sunday night, Jepsen starred in Fox's megasuccessful…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:53PM
Monday, December 21, 2015

J.K. Rowling Quickly Shuts Down Haters of a Black Hermione by Dee Lockett

On Sunday, we learned that Hermione will be played by a black woman, Noma Dumezweni, in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child next year. Many have applauded the lo…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:13PM
Friday, November 20, 2015

A New Faulkner Play Has Been Unearthed and Published for the First Time by Dee Lockett

Just when you thought 2015 had already met its long-lost literature quota, along comes a new William Faulkner play. The New York Times reports that a never-before-published Faulkner play has…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:46PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hamilton Is the Most Popular Cast Recording in 50 Years by Dee Lockett

Lest you think Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is just some New York City obsession that Beyoncé can't wait to copy on tour, the AP reports that, according to Atlantic Records, Hamil…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:54AM
Friday, October 23, 2015

Shonda Rhimes and Her Scandal Producer Are Making a Romeo and Juliet Sequel for ABC by Dee Lockett

Romeo and Juliet might be dead, but who says you can't make good television out of a post-suicidal Verona? ABC has picked up yet another show from Shonda Rhimes's production company Shondala…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:55AM
Monday, September 21, 2015

You Can Finally Stream the Hamilton Soundtrack — Come Rap Along to History! by Dee Lockett

Never before have hip-hop and American history been so perfectly fused as Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway triumph, Hamilton. After months of clamoring from fans who've managed to see the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:48AM
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Your GIF Guide to Macklemore’s Bonkers, Broadway-Inspired ‘Downtown’ Video by Dee Lockett

Macklemore cemented his return to radio ubiquity this morning with his latest single, "Downtown," featuring hip-hop veterans Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, and Melle Mel, along with …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:02PM
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Will Play Good Witch Sisters in The Wiz Live! by Dee Lockett

After finding their Dorothy, NBC's The Wiz Live! has its two Good Witches: Both Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley have signed on to co-star in the show, reports E! A…

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:56PM

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