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Friday, November 2, 2018

How Imogen Heap Conjured Her Magical Tracks for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jackson McHenry

At first, Imogen Heap wasn’t even aware that her music was being used for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In early rehearsals for the play, the show’s movement director Steven Hoggett…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:31PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Barbra Streisand ‘Really Liked’ the Few Minutes of Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born She Has Seen by Jackson McHenry

Barbra Streisand has been busy singing out her anger over Trump, so she apparently hasn’t had time to get to a multiplex and check out Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, even though she pr…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:47AM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Gaga Shares a Star Is Born’s ‘Never Love Again’ Music Video, in Case You Need Some Quick Devastation by Jackson McHenry

Welcome to the riff-heavy, tearful, so ’90s it’s basically just Whitney portion of the Star Is Born soundtrack. After Lady Gaga’s wail from “Shallow” catapulted A Star Is Born’s …

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:22PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Janet McTeer on Bernhardt/Hamlet and Whether She’d Ever Play Hamlet Herself by Jackson McHenry

Janet McTeer is currently everywhere: on Broadway, on Netflix, and even on Facebook. “You can’t miss me,” she laughs. “Turn around and you’ll see me somewhere.” An English actor …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:14AM
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Barrow Street Theatre Will Live On With a New Name and New Production by Jackson McHenry

Earlier this year, Barrow Street Theatre lost its lease to the Greenwich House Theater, a space it had occupied since 2003, but the producers behind it have announced that the Off Broadway c…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:01PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow Will Play Hillary and Bill Clinton on Broadway by Jackson McHenry

Whether you are prepared for it or not, the Clintons are coming to Broadway. Scott Rudin has enlisted known workaholic Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to star as the political power couple i…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:04PM
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Teen Mania Was Off the Charts at Be More Chill’s Last Off Broadway Performance by Jackson McHenry

The line that nabbed some of the biggest applause at the last Off Broadway performance of Be More Chill on Sunday night was pretty much a throwaway, when a dorky theater teacher mentions his…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:33PM
Friday, September 28, 2018

Hello, Betty Buckley! See a First Look at the Hello, Dolly! National Tour by Jackson McHenry

Amid the grim news of this week, at least there’s the comfort that Betty Buckley will soon be descending staircases across the country. Vulture is here to gift you with the first photo of …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:00PM
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tony Goldwyn Joins Bryan Cranston in Network, Because All of Scandal Is Going Broadway by Jackson McHenry

Kerry Washington is doing American Son, Katie Lowes is in Waitress, and now Tony Goldwyn is joining Network — let the Scandal takeover of Broadway begin! Goldwyn will play Max Schumacher, …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:07PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It’s All Happening (in Song): Cameron Crowe Is Turning Almost Famous Into Musical by Jackson McHenry

Rock and roll isn’t dead, it’s just living on in movies that get turned into Broadway musicals by big film studios. Today Sony’s Columbia Live Stage department announced that Cameron C…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:36AM
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Your Parents Annette Bening and Tracy Letts Will Star in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons on Broadway by Jackson McHenry

Break out the DoriTos, Tracy Letts is coming to Broadway this spring. Letts will star with Annette Bening in a Roundabout Theatre Company production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons directed…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:38PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Dead at 57 by Jackson McHenry

Marin Mazzie, the thrice Tony-nominated star of musicals like Passion, Ragtime, and Kiss Me Kate, died today at 57, according to Playbill. Mazzie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, b…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:04PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel, and Jayne Houdyshell Join Glenda Jackson’s King Lear by Jackson McHenry

Back in June, Scott Rudin announced that Glenda Jackson would return to Broadway this spring in new production of King Lear, playing Lear, whom she played in a previous staging in London. No…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:08AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin Are Starring in a Sequel to Titus Andronicus on Broadway by Jackson McHenry

In the wake of Angels in America and Great News, respectively, Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin will be getting very bloody together on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the t…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:48PM
Monday, September 10, 2018

Tatiana Maslany Will Play the Faye Dunaway Role in Network on Broadway, Across From Bryan Cranston by Jackson McHenry

Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany will make her Broadway debut as the raving embodiment of TV itself in the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Network that’s coming to Broadway this f…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:33PM
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Laura Benanti to Replace Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady, Playing ‘Dream Role’ of Eliza Doolittle by Jackson McHenry

Laura Benanti, a gifted soprano stuck in an era of musicals full of belting, has long said she would love to play Eliza Doolittle, and now she finally will. The Tony winner will be joining t…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:28AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hear Andy Karl Sing the Big, Romantic Opera Song From Pretty Woman: The Musical by Jackson McHenry

Even when made over into a stage musical, Pretty Woman retains many of the movie’s most memorable scenes. There’s the shopping spree on Rodeo Drive, the meet-cute between hot-shot busine…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00AM
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Santino Fontana’s Tootsie Will Come to Broadway Next Spring, in Case You Were Missing Old Greg by Jackson McHenry

Over in West Covina, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is reimagining the character of Greg as Skylar Astin, while over on Broadway, the old Greg, Santino Fontana, will be reimagining himself as a woman. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:42PM

Watch Will Roland Sing a Track From the Internet’s Favorite Musical Be More Chill by Jackson McHenry

You may have seen or heard him patter along as Evan Hansen’s friend of convenience Jared in Dear Evan Hansen, but sidekick isn’t the only role for actor Will Roland. This summer, Roland …

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:35AM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bryan Cranston’s Network Adaptation Will Soon Be Yelling on Broadway by Jackson McHenry

Soon, Broadway will once again be blessed with the presence of a yelling Bryan Cranston. The producers of the National Theatre’s stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s movie Network, dire…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:18PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Why Is Reese Throwing an Ice-Cream Cone at Meryl in Big Little Lies? by Jackson McHenry

Hot off the success of her production of Avenue Q, Madeline Martha Mackenzie has gotten involved in a new bit of outrageous theater. In a photo from the set of Big Little Lies, we can see Re…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:58PM
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Direct a tick, tick … BOOM! Movie by Jackson McHenry

Congratulations to your very emotional teenage self: Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to direct a film adaptation of a Jonathan Larson musical. Specifically, Miranda is directing tick, tick …

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:35PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Why Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Cast Cher As Meryl Streep’s Mother by Jackson McHenry

As Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again director Ol Parker put it, if you’re making a sequel, “it’s an American sports thing: If you’re not playing offense, you’re playing defense.” In or…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:10PM

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show Is Coming to Netflix by Jackson McHenry

You won’t have to shell out as much to see Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show in the future and the experience will be just the same, minus the thrilling energy of being in the room with …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:48PM
Thursday, July 12, 2018

John Legend on His Jesus Christ Superstar Emmy Nominations and Being Within Reach of an EGOT by Jackson McHenry

With the announcement of the Emmy nominations this morning, John Legend has not one, but two chances of winning an Emmy — which means that in addition to his Grammy, Oscar, and Tony wins, …

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:23PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jeremy Jordan Will Return to Broadway, Though Sadly Not Sing, in American Son by Jackson McHenry

To complete Jeremy Jordan’s mysterious, Smash-adjacent tweet about a tune you can hum, Broadway here he comes. After spending three seasons on Supergirl, Jeremy Jordan is coming back to Br…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:42AM
Friday, July 6, 2018

Diana Rigg Concerned Lauren Ambrose Is Not Willing to Destroy Her Voice for My Fair Lady by Jackson McHenry

In order to protect her voice, Lauren Ambrose is ducking out of the Sunday matinee performances of My Fair Lady. She has young kids and is playing Eliza Doolittle, a role that nearly destroy…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:28AM
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Will Chase to Star With Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate Next Spring by Jackson McHenry

In what’s technically a Smash–13 Reasons Why crossover event, otherwise known as “exciting musical theater,” Will Chase will star with Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate next spring. Cha…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:00PM

The Indefatigable Glenda Jackson Will Return to Broadway As Lear in a New King Lear by Jackson McHenry

Glenda Jackson only recently returned to acting after a two-decade stint in Parliament, and she is not about to slow down. After winning the Tony Award for Three Tall Women this spring, Glen…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:42AM
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Christine Lahti Will Talk With You As Gloria Steinem Off Broadway in Gloria: A Life by Jackson McHenry

New Yorkers will soon, after a fashion, have the chance to speak intimately with Gloria Steinem. Christine Lahti, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Oscar winner, will star in the production of Glor…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:18PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cher Explains How She and Meryl Streep Saved a Woman From a Violent Sexual Predator by Jackson McHenry

Back before they were starring in future best movie of the year Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher and Meryl Streep once saved a woman’s life when she was being attacked by an abuser in dow…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:04AM

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