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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…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Clueless, the Musical Will Roll Onto Off Broadway This Fall by Jackson McHenry

Cher Horowitz, a virgin who can’t drive, is going to sing. The New Group announced its slate of productions for the 2018–2019, season and among them is a musical adaptation of Clueless w…

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Rachel Bloom’s Twitter Spat With Neil Patrick Harris Definitely Wasn’t a Joke by Jackson McHenry

While live-tweeting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, former host Neil Patrick Harris noticed a woman in a top hat interviewing theater people backstage and tweeted out his son’s thoughts a…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:44PM
Monday, June 11, 2018

Sasson Gabay of The Band’s Visit, the Movie, Will Join The Band’s Visit, the Broadway Show by Jackson McHenry

Tony Shalhoub just won a Tony for his work in The Band’s Visit, but you probably won’t be seeing him in the show anytime soon. In the Tony Awards press room last night, the show’s prod…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:48PM

Ariana Grande Is Apparently Engaged, Definitely Tweeting About Wicked by Jackson McHenry

Something has changed within Ariana Grande, something is not the same. According to Us Weekly and People, she’s through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game engaged! To Pete …

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:11PM

Watch All the Performances From the 2018 Tony Awards by Jackson McHenry

At the Tony Awards, actors most non-theatergoers know from Law & Order reveal the insane depths of their talents on TV. In addition to handing out a lot of awards to Harry Potter and the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:59AM
Friday, June 8, 2018

After Conquering TV, Kerry Washington Will Return to Broadway This Fall by Jackson McHenry

With the end of Scandal, Kerry Washington must have figured that TV as a genre had been handled, and so she has turned her sights somewhere else. This fall, Washington will head back to Broa…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:36AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Star Is Born Trailer: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Go Very, Very Country by Jackson McHenry

Are you ready for Lady Gaga’s Oscar campaign? The trailer for Bradley Cooper’s adaptation of A Star Is Born is here, and it is very committed to being un-glam and very inspiring. Cooper …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:22PM

Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones Will Star in Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact by Jackson McHenry

Dragnet is shaking, because Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale are doing a play about just the facts, ma’am. The two very intense men will star with Cherry Jones in an adaptation of the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:08PM

Watch Shawn Mendes Superfan Mandy Patinkin Sing ‘Stitches’ in Yiddish by Jackson McHenry

In addition to being a Broadway legend, Homeland star, and light of goodness in the world, Mandy Patinkin is a big fan of Shawn Mendes. On The Late Late Show, Mandy revealed his deep love of…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:20AM
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Duncan Sheik and Lynn Nottage’s Secret Life of Bees Musical Will Premiere Off Broadway Next Spring by Jackson McHenry

Bees? The Atlantic Theater Company is onboard. The musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees is coming to the Atlantic Theater Company Off Broadway next spring. T…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:54AM

The CW’s 2018-2019 Schedule: Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and iZombie Come to an End by Jackson McHenry

The next TV season is the last you’ll see with Jane Villanueva and Rebecca Bunch. The CW announced its schedule for the 2018-2019 season today, and in doing so, confirmed speculation that …

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:27AM
Friday, May 11, 2018

Broadway’s Boys in the Band Is Hosting a Midnight Performance of Three Tall Women by Jackson McHenry

If you would like the rare chance to see Glenda Jackson and Matt Bomer in the same room together, you’re in luck. At midnight on Thursday, May 17, the cast of Broadway’s The Boys in the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:04PM
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lee Estate Settles Suit Over Sorkin by Jackson McHenry

The most-anticipated theatrical event of the summer isn’t coming to a New York courthouse after all. Harper Lee’s estate and Scott Rudin’s production company Rudinplay have settled the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:24PM

Bradley Cooper Joins the Battle of the Bernstein Biopics by Jackson McHenry

Perhaps after being inspired by that one Leonard Bernstein joke in John Mulaney’s new special, everyone in Hollywood has decided to make Leonard Bernstein movies. Last week, Jake Gyllenhaa…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:19PM

Exclusive: Listen to the Mean Girls Musical’s Song About Being in Love and Therefore Bad at Math by Jackson McHenry

Broadway’s musical adaptation of Mean Girls brings Tina Fey’s 2004 movie into the present with jokes about smartphones and Donald Trump, but some things are constant, like pretending to …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00AM
Monday, May 7, 2018

Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist Will Be Carole King on Broadway This Summer by Jackson McHenry

Fans of Supergirl, rejoice! People who vaguely remember the later seasons of Glee, experience a brief flash of recognition! Melissa Benoist is going to be making her Broadway debut. The actr…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:33PM
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Aaron Tveit Singing for the Moulin Rouge! Musical Is Just As Exclamation Point As the Movie by Jackson McHenry

In order to live up to your movie boyfriend Ewan McGregor, the forthcoming Moulin Rouge! musical has cast your theater boyfriend Aaron Tveit as Christian, a.k.a. the writer who is artistic a…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:01AM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tina Fey Explains How She Turned Mean Girls Into a Musical by Jackson McHenry

You may know her from TV, but as of this morning, Tina Fey is a Tony nominee for writing the book of the Mean Girls musical, and therefore a theater person. This Friday, Fey will appear on D…

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Mean Girls and SpongeBob Lead the 2018 Tony Nominations by Jackson McHenry

It’s the best day ever for big musical adaptations, as SpongeBob and Mean Girls led the Tony nominations this morning, with 12 nominations apiece, with The Band’s Visit close behind with…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:19AM
Monday, April 30, 2018

Carey Mulligan’s Confusingly Plural One-Woman Show Girls & Boys Is Coming to New York by Jackson McHenry

Soon you will be able to see Carey Mulligan in New York, and later listen to Carey Mulligan if you don’t have the chance to be there in person. Audible, which previously produced Billy Cru…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:30PM
Friday, April 27, 2018

Here’s What’s Eligible for Tony Awards This Year by Jackson McHenry

If there were an awards show for awards shows, the Tonys would probably take the prize for the most rules (and then probably do something like read a sonnet about love in their acceptance sp…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:31PM

How Broadway’s King Kong Musical Chose Its (Not One, Not Two, But) Three Posters by Jackson McHenry

The King Kong musical would like to introduce the story of a woman and a giant ape, and a woman and a giant ape, and a woman and a giant ape. To promote the larger-than-life musical, coming …

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Friday, April 20, 2018

How Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Anthony Boyle Builds Sympathy for a Malfoy by Jackson McHenry

To get into the mind of his character in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Anthony Boyle thought about dogs. In the two-part play, Boyle routinely steals scenes as Scorpius Malfoy, son of H…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:03AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why Riverdale Chose to Stage Carrie for Its Musical Episode by Jackson McHenry

Most high schools tend to stick to the established hits when they’re staging a musical: The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, or maybe Spring Awakening if they’re really daring (or if Ted …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:42PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Elaine May Is Coming Back to Broadway for the Sweet Chance to Do a Play With Lucas Hedges by Jackson McHenry

Presumably, after being stunned by that high-school performance of Merrily in Lady Bird, the legendary Elaine May has decided to come back to Broadway to do a play with Lucas Hedges. Well, t…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:02AM

Patti LuPone Just Wants to Say Uma Thurman Was No Good in The Parisian Woman by Jackson McHenry

Patti LuPone, never one to hold back about anything (and especially her thoughts on movie stars), has arrived at a new opinion. Speaking at an event for Marianne Elliott’s upcoming gender-…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:31AM

A Guide to Broadway’s Jessie Mueller by Jackson McHenry

Performers of the kind whose names run above the title on Broadway musicals often have a signature — an idiosyncrasy, some way of essentially playing themselves. Jessie Mueller’s perform…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The! Moulin Rouge! Musical! Will! Star! Aaron! Tveit! And! Karen! Olivo! by Jackson McHenry

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s movie musical about love, tuberculosis, and exclamation points has cast its very dreamy stars. Karen Olivo (West Side Stor…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:06PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Beetlejuice Musical Is Creeping Toward Broadway by Jackson McHenry

Someone in some theater development office must have sung “Beetlejuice” three times, and lo, a Beetlejuice musical appeared. Warner Bros.’s theater department announced today that the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00AM
Monday, March 26, 2018

Stockard Channing Is Coming to Off Broadway Next Season by Jackson McHenry

Finally, your chance to see American treasure Stockard Channing as a left-wing radical turned art historian has arrived. The Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that it’s bringing A…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00AM