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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Zach and Adam Braff Talk Kickstarter, Brotherly Collaboration at ‘Wish I Was Here’ Premiere by Andrea Seikaly

After fans helped him raise $3.1 million to fund his latest project, “Wish I Was Here,” via Kickstarter, multi-hyphenate Zach Braff was able to share the end result with several…

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencement by Andrea Seikaly

The MFA graduates from the American Film Institute Conservatory weren’t the only ones receiving degrees Wednesday morning at the TCL Chinese Theater. Cicely Tyson and Oscar-winning scr…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hugh Jackman Goes Bald for New Movie Role by Andrea Seikaly

Hugh Jackman has taken to Instagram to announce “Blackbeard is born.” The Oscar-nominated actor revealed his freshly shaved head and groomed facial hair as he prepares for his ro…

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

‘Modern Family’ Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Recalls His Worst Audition Ever by Andrea Seikaly

Though he regularly garners laughs as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s road to success was paved with a few awkward auditions. The …

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Friday, May 30, 2014

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Tour Cancels Shows at Honda Center, Staples Center by Andrea Seikaly

The “Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular” performances, previously scheduled for the Honda Center on July 20 and Staples Center on July 26, have been cancelled, organizer…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Geffen Playhouse Adds World Premiere, West Coast Bows to Lineup by Andrea Seikaly

The Geffen Playhouse has announced four additional plays for the eight-play 2014-15 season. The shows joining the lineup include the co-world premiere of the Geffen commissioned “Switzerl…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

TV Land Orders Darren Star Laffer ‘Younger’ Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster by Andrea Seikaly

“Sex and the City” creator Darren Star’s newest series “Younger” has found a home at TV Land. The cabler has ordered 12 episodes of the half-hour laffer, written, executive produce…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Shirley Jones Talks Frank Sinatra, Gordon McRae at TCM Opening Night Gala by Andrea Seikaly

Old Hollywood glamour was in the air on Thursday as Shirley Jones, Maureen O’Hara and Kim Novak turned out for opening night of the TCM Classic Movie Festival. The fifth annual fest kicke…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ North American Tour to Feature Johnny Rotten, JC Chasez, Michelle Williams by Andrea Seikaly

The newly re-imagined 21st century version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” is set to tour North American as an arena rock spectacular. The resurrected ro…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on ‘Breaking Bad’ Years by Andrea Seikaly

His “Breaking Bad” character kept plenty of secrets, but it looks like star Bryan Cranston will reveal a few of his own as the actor is set to pen a memoir of his life and career. Accord…

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Claire Danes, Idina Menzel, Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker Among Variety’s Power of Women Honorees by Andrea Seikaly

Variety’s Power of Women luncheon will make its New York City debut by honoring Claire Danes, Nancy Dubuc, Idina Menzel, Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon on April 25 at Cipr…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in stage production of 'Hamlet' by Andrea Seikaly

Benedict Cumberbatch will swap Sherlock for Shakespeare when he takes the stage as the titular tragic hero in the London Barbican Theatre production of "Hamlet."The 37-year-old British actor…

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Stage Prod. of ‘Hamlet’ by Andrea Seikaly

Benedict Cumberbatch will swap Sherlock for Shakespeare when he takes the stage as the titular tragic hero in the London Barbican Theatre production of “Hamlet.” The 37-year-ol…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Geffen Playhouse Announces World Premiere, 2 West Coast Premieres by Andrea Seikaly

The Geffen Playhouse has announced three of the eight plays slated for its 2014-2015 season. The slate includes the world premiere of helmer Trevor Hay’s “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin…

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Josh Lucas Joins NBC Drama Pilot ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ by Andrea Seikaly

Josh Lucas has been tapped to join the NBC/WBTV pilot “The Mysteries of Laura.” The one-hour drama follows the life and relationships of the titular female homicide detective, pl…

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Adam Shankman to Direct ‘Hair’ at the Hollywood Bowl by Andrea Seikaly

Adam Shankman has been tapped to helm and choreograph the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical “Hair.” The Hollywood Bowl will host thr…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New ‘Annie’ Teaser Trailer Unveiled (VIDEO) by Andrea Seikaly

The wait for the first clip of the upcoming “Annie” movie musical remake is over. A thirty-second teaser trailer and preliminary movie poster were released Wednesday, providing a glimpse…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

‘Daily Show’ Taps UCB’s Jordan Klepper to Replace John Oliver by Andrea Seikaly

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” has found its newest correspondent. Upright Citizens Brigade’s Jordan Klepper replaces John Oliver, who recently departed the show for hi…

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sam Mendes to Be Feted at Roundabout’s Spring Gala by Andrea Seikaly

Helmer Sam Mendes will be honored with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre at Roundabout Theatre Company’s spring gala. The event, titled In Here, Life Is Beautiful, will be …

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