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Monday, April 16, 2018

Camille A. Brown (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ & ‘Once on This Island’ choreographer) on the beauty of ‘bodies moving together’ [EXCLUSIVE by Daniel Montgomery

“It was really just about how you push the story forward. How does the movement help to tell the story?” says choreographer Camille A. Brown about her work on NBC’s live co…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Will ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ win Daytime Emmys and Tonys in the same year? by Daniel Montgomery

You wouldn’t expect a children’s cartoon to be in a position to win Emmys and Tonys in the same year, but the long-running Nickelodeon series “SpongeBob SquarePants” …

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: Will Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper & Brandon Victor Dixon break Emmy curse for live musical actors? by Daniel Montgomery

NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 1, to excellent reviews (with a current MetaCritic score of 81). In recent years these l…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sweet ‘Jesus’! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would EGOT with John Legend if ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ wins Emmy by Daniel Montgomery

Only 12 entertainers in the history of Hollywood have won EGOT: the showbiz grand slam of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

EGOT watch: Will John Legend (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) wrap up his awards grand slam by winning an Emmy? by Daniel Montgomery

John Legend has won an Oscar, a Tony and multiple Grammys. That means he only needs an Emmy to complete his EGOT. And he’s certainly swinging for the fences in that regard. On Easter S…

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Emmy spotlight: Brandon Victor Dixon (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) brings Tony winning theater chops to ‘majestic’ role as Judas Iscariot by Daniel Montgomery

NBC’s live April 1 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” came with the combined star-wattage of A-list musicians John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdelene and…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Oscars worst animation snubs for Best Picture: Readers say ‘Lion King,’ ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘WALL-E’ & more were robbed by Daniel Montgomery

In the entire 90-year history of the Oscars there have only been three animated films nominated for Best Picture: “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), “Up” (2009) and ̶…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Grammys telecast review: James Corden took a backseat to let Patti LuPone, Kesha & Childish Gambino excel on stage by Daniel Montgomery

James Corden is an old hand at hosting award shows, so you feel as though you’re in good hands whenever he takes the stage. Indeed, the 2018 Grammy Awards he emceed on January 28 were …

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Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 Grammys predictions: Expect a repeat of Oscars with ‘La La Land’ overtaking Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Moana’) in 2 categories by Daniel Montgomery

“City of Stars” from “La La Land” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2017, so it makes sense that it’s now the Grammy front-runner for Best Visual Media So…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Grammys 2018: Current Oscar contender ‘Dunkirk’ goes to war against last year’s Oscar winner ‘La La Land’ for Best Score by Daniel Montgomery

“La La Land” was released in 2016, and its composer Justin Hurwitz won the Oscar for Best Original Score last year, but he wasn’t nominated at the Grammys until 2018 becau…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 Grammy predictions: Pharrell’s ‘Hidden Figures’ take on ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ & Marvel for Visual Media Compilation by Daniel Montgomery

The Grammys honor a number of musical achievements in visual media (which include movies, TV programs, and even video games). Best Visual Media Compilation awards soundtrack albums that cons…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

‘Lady Bird’ moves ahead of ‘Get Out’ for Best Comedy/Musical at Golden Globes, according to Experts’ early predictions by Daniel Montgomery

“Get Out” had a narrow lead for Best Film Comedy/Musical going into the Golden Globe nominations on Monday morning, December 11, but “Lady Bird” has moved way ahead n…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

‘All the Money in the World’ surprises with 3 Golden Globe nominations after Kevin Spacey ouster by Daniel Montgomery

“All the Money in the World” surprised awards-watchers by earning three Golden Globe nominations: Best Film Drama Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Film Supporting Actor (Christo…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Can ‘La La Land’ beat Grammy faves Taylor Swift, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sia for Best Visual Media Song? by Daniel Montgomery

“City of Stars” from “La La Land” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2017, so it stands to reason that it would also be the Grammy frontrunner for Best Visual Me…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Armie Hammer making his Broadway debut: Can ‘Call Me by Your Name’ star win Oscar, then Tony? by Daniel Montgomery

It was announced on Monday, December 4, that Armie Hammer is preparing to make his Broadway debut in the play “Straight White Men.” That means he could be in a position to make a…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Golden Globes 2018: ‘Get Out’ maintains its lead for Best Comedy/Musical against ‘Lady Bird’ by Daniel Montgomery

It was somewhat controversial when it was officially announced that the horror film “Get Out” was submitted as a comedy at the Golden Globes, but that won’t stop it from wi…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Golden Globe film predictions: James Franco takes the lead, Kumail Nanjiani rises for Comedy/Musical Actor by Daniel Montgomery

As we approach the release of the comic biopic “The Disaster Artist” on December 8, our Golden Globe Experts are jumping on the James Franco bandwagon. He has taken a big lead in…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Lindsey Stirling’s freestyle was a ‘musical masterpiece’ on ‘crack’ [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“The freestyle should be your brand or your mark,” said “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer Mark Ballas about the routine he wanted to choreograph for his celebrity p…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Golden Globe predictions slugfest: ‘Lady Bird’ ahead for Best Film Comedy/Musical? [VIDEO AND PODCAST] by Daniel Montgomery

“I’ve got ‘Lady Bird’ winning,” says Paul Sheehan in a Golden Globe predictions slugfest with Chris Beachum and Daniel Montgomery to debate Best Film Comedy/Mus…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Golden Globe film predictions: ‘Lady Bird’ vs. ‘Get Out’ in close race for Best Comedy/Musical by Daniel Montgomery

So far we’ve polled 12 film Experts from top media outlets for their Golden Globe predictions, and according to them the race for Best Film Comedy/Musical looks like a close contest be…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 CMA Award predictions: Glen Campbell will get posthumous tribute with Musical Event of the Year win by Daniel Montgomery

Legendary country music singer Glen Campbell died on August 8, 2017, at age 81. He had announced in 2011 that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and later embarked on a farewell…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ poll results: 25% of readers say Jordan Fisher really was the best on ‘Disney Night’ by Daniel Montgomery

Jordan Fisher ruled “Dancing with the Stars” on “Disney Night” with a foxtrot that received the highest score of the evening, which also happened to be the first perf…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Disney Night recap: Which celebs lived happily ever after? [UPDATING LIVE] by Daniel Montgomery

Monday night brought back one of the most popular theme nights on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Disney Night.” The remaining 10 celebs performed routines inspired by Wal…

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner predictions update: Lindsey Stirling holds onto the lead going into ‘Disney Night’ by Daniel Montgomery

Violinist Lindsey Stirling and musical theater actor Jordan Fisher have been neck-and-neck all season on “Dancing with the Stars,” occupying the top two spots in our Mirror Ball …

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

‘Dancing with the Stars’ spoilers: Full list of ‘Disney Night’ dances include Jordan Fisher (‘Moana’), Nikki Bella (‘Coco’) … by Daniel Montgomery

“Dancing with the Stars” just held one of its most popular theme nights this past Monday, “Most Memorable Year,” in which the celebs perform routines inspired by a sp…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Mark Villaver was fit to be tied in ‘raunchy’ Broadway routine [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“Today’s dance is a metaphor for the ways that love can bind you,” said “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Spencer Liff about the Broadway routine he pu…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Lex Ishimoto is Broadway worthy with help of Tony winning choreographer [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

Another week, another showstopping performance by “So You Think You Can Dance” frontrunner Lex Ishimoto. Paired with all-star Gaby Diaz, he has already tackled tap and tango, and…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

‘Aladdin’ remake: Oscar champs Justin Paul and Benj Pasek go from ‘La La Land’ to a whole new world by Daniel Montgomery

Disney has been making a killing with its live-action remakes of its classic animated films, including “Cinderella” (2015), “The Jungle Book” (2016) and “Beauty…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kesha ends her musical silence with new video (‘Praying’): ‘Being alive hurts too much’ [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams, those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever?” asks Kesha at the opening of her new music video “Praying” (watch…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ featurette: Season 3 is ‘hopeful, musical and bright’ [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“I would describe this season as being hopeful, musical and bright,” says Ellie Kemper about “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in a newly released featurette about season t…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cynthia Nixon (‘The Little Foxes’): On activism & sisterhood with Laura Linney backstage at 2017 Tony Awards [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

“The women’s marches all over the country and all over the world I think were astonishing in scope, creativity and good humor, and their numbers,” said Cynthia Nixon backst…

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