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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Your Beloved The Secret Garden Musical Is Returning to Broadway by Halle Kiefer

Calling all former child/current musical freaks: The Tony Award-winning adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel The Secret Garden is returning to Broadway next season. This will…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

New York Attorney General Files Civil Rights Suit Against The Weinstein Company by Halle Kiefer

Disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein has already been the subject of multiple criminal investigations stemming from his alleged pattern of sexual abuse and assault of women before and afte…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Elisabeth Moss Set to Star in A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy Biopic by Halle Kiefer

According to Variety, Elisabeth Moss will star as the titular lead in the upcoming biopic A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy, which explores the life of John F. Kennedy’s sister through her pe…

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House of Cards and The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Dead at 59 by Halle Kiefer

Actor Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles on House of Cards and The Wire, has died at the age of 59. Born Reginald Eugene Cathey, the Yale School of Drama grad appeared in a wide variety of f…

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Nathan Lane Shares His Response to Billy Eichner’s Lion King Casting: ‘How Dare You!’ by Halle Kiefer

While a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Friday, Nathan Lane recalled the very kind, very un-Billy Eichner-like email he had received from the Billy on the Street host after the y…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Jimmy Fallon’s Bruce Springsteen Sings ‘Robert Mueller’s Comin’ to Town’ to Put You in the Holiday Spirit by Halle Kiefer

Be sure to set out a glass of milk and a print-out of any emails containing evidence of collusion with the Russians this year: Robert Mueller is going to shimmy down all of our chimneys this…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Gabriel Byrne Says Filming of The Usual Suspects Was Paused Over Kevin Spacey’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Halle Kiefer

In the wake of multiple sexual assault accusations and allegations of workplace sexual harassment, colleagues of Kevin Spacey can’t be blamed for looking back at their professional interac…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Morrissey Dismisses Alleged Spacey and Weinstein Sexual Misconduct as a ‘Pathetic Attempt at Courtship’ by Halle Kiefer

Earlier this month Morrissey came out strong in defense of Kevin Spacey in the wake of the actor’s sexual misconduct scandal, calling claims of sexual harassment leveled at Spacey “ridic…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Broadway’s 1984 Ineligible for Tony Awards After Nominator Reportedly Denied Access to the Play by Halle Kiefer

In a story so enigmatic and inscrutable, Big Brother would be jealous he didn’t think of it first, the Broadway production of 1984 was reportedly deemed ineligible for next year’s Tony A…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Netflix Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey by Halle Kiefer

On Tuesday Netflix suspended production on the sixth season of House of Cards following sexual misconduct allegations made against its star Kevin Spacey. CNN subsequently published a report …

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Three More Men Accused Kevin Spacey of Sexual Assault and Misconduct by Halle Kiefer

In an interview published Sunday, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged Kevin Spacey made sexual advances against him when the Broadway star was 14 years old. Since then, filmmaker…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey Loses International Emmy Founders Award in Wake of Sexual-Misconduct Allegation by Halle Kiefer

On a BuzzFeed News interview published Sunday, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged that when he was 14, Kevin Spacey, then 26, physically carried him into his bed and attempted t…

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Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay In Statement Responding to Sexual Allegation Made by Actor Anthony Rapp by Halle Kiefer

Hours after BuzzFeed News published a report in which Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of attempting to seduce him when Rapp was 14, the House of Cards actor has …

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery Actor Anthony Rapp Says Kevin Spacey Tried to Seduce Him When He Was 14 by Halle Kiefer

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Star Trek: Discovery’s Anthony Rapp alleges that in 1986, Kevin Spacey invited the then-teenaged performer to a party at his home and, at the end of the…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Bill Nye Is Suing Disney for Bill Nye the Science Guy Profits In A True Bummer of a Lawsuit by Halle Kiefer

No one wants to imagine Bill Nye the Science Guy calmly, convivially explaining that he’ll see all of you bastards in court, but according to a lawsuit filed this week, Nye is going to att…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Denzel Washington Returns to Broadway in New Production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh by Halle Kiefer

Well, if someone has to shove their rotten soul in your lap, the least that soul can do is belong to one Mr. Denzel Washington. The actor, who most recently graced Broadway in the 2014 reviv…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Glenn Close to Star in Paramount’s Sunset Boulevard Musical Movie by Halle Kiefer

Great news, all you wonderful people out there in the dark. The Wrap reports that Glenn Close is set to star as Norma Desmond in Paramount’s film adaptation of the Sunset Boulevard musical…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hillary Clinton Receives Standing Ovation from the Audience of Broadway’s Oslo by Halle Kiefer

Like an early Independence Day firework in a pantsuit, Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton burst into the evening performance of Oslo, J.T. Rogers’ Tony-winning play about th…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Will No Longer Feature a \"Bride Auction\" by Halle Kiefer

Now that Pirates of the Caribbean has become perhaps their most internationally recognizable franchise, Disney has decided that maybe it’s time to do something about the whole “selling w…

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Audience of Broadway’s Come From Away Cheers as Hillary Clinton Keeps a Good Thing Going by Halle Kiefer

If you’ve seen a Broadway show in the last six months or so, there’s a significant chance you saw a surprise double bill: the play or musical you paid for, and a celebrity cameo by Hilla…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Artistic Director of the Public Theater Addresses Trump Controversy Before Julius Caesar Opening Night by Halle Kiefer

Before Monday evening’s opening night of Julius Caesar, the Artistic Director of the Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, addressed the controversy surrounding their Shakespeare in the Park produ…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

The SpongeBob Musical Brings Its Nautical Nonsense to Broadway in November by Halle Kiefer

Are you ready, kids? The SpongeBob Musical, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series, kicks off previews on November 6 at New York’s Palace Theatre ,before making its Broadway debut on…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The Trailer For Disney’s That’s So Raven Spin-Off Raven’s Home Is Somehow, Some Way Even More Raven Than Ever by Halle Kiefer

If you could gaze into the future, well, you would have seen this trailer already. Utilizing the Fuller House or Girl Meets World reboot model, Disney’s new That’s So Raven spin-off Rave…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time to Put Away Your Little Crème Brûlée Spoons: Amélie Says Au Revoir to Broadway by Halle Kiefer

If you need an intense amount of whimsy in the next few weeks, you better move fast: Amélie, A New Musical is scheduled to end its Broadway run on Sunday, May 21, after opening on Apr…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Riffing on Stranger Things Will Draw You Into an Ouroboros of Nostalgia by Halle Kiefer

If you’re old enough to appreciate the Steven Spielberg-ness of Stranger Things’s kid-focused sci-fi adventure, and nerdy enough to have spent your Saturdays trying to tape every Mystery…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Hillary Clinton, Theater Fan, Gets Her Fifth Standing Ovation of 2017 at War Paint by Halle Kiefer

Honestly, they should start adding her to the Playbill. Thursday evening Hillary Clinton stopped by the opening night of Broadway’s War Paint, the new musical starring Patti LuPone and Chr…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pharrell Williams Will Probably Make You Cry With Atlantis, the Musical Film Inspired by His Childhood by Halle Kiefer

Pharrell Williams might have been nominated by the Academy for Hidden Figures this year, but his new project seems like a combo of two other Oscar contenders. Take the musical romance of La …

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Amazon Studios Is Bringing You a Rihanna-Adam Driver Musical Drama, If That Sounds Like Something You’d Be Into by Halle Kiefer

Variety reports that Amazon Studios has purchased the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Annette, a musical drama from Holy Motors director Leos Carax with music from the band Sparks, …

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Monday, March 13, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Stephen Hillenburg Announces That He Has Been Diagnosed With ALS by Halle Kiefer

For almost two decades, children have fallen in love with a chipper little sea sponge and his motley crew of underwater neighbors on Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and the show’s c…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

See Moonlight and La La Land’s Cast and Directors the Second They Learned About Tonight’s Best Picture Mix-Up by Halle Kiefer

There will be plenty of time for calm, considered responses to Sunday’s Academy Award nominee card mix-up on Monday, but for now the general reaction stands as a collective “Whaaaaaaaaaa…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Put On Your Relaxation Face and Enjoy Cut Moana Song ‘Warrior Face’ As Sung by Hamilton Cast Members by Halle Kiefer

Whether you’re snuggled up with your sweetheart or curled around an ice-cream scoop and a Costco-sized jar of Jif, hopefully your face is approaching Weekend at Bernie’s–level slack tr…

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