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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mockingbird Broadway Producer Offers to Stage Play in Courtroom Following New Countersuit by Halle Kiefer

When it comes to the ongoing legal battle between late author Harper Lee’s estate and Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Broadway adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, no one is leaving any drama on…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Hamilton Takes Home Seven Olivier Awards, Because Britain Just Loves It Too by Halle Kiefer

It’s been long enough for even that ol’ United Kingdom to agree: there’s a little something for everyone in the Revolutionary War. At least, that seems to be the take away from Sunday …

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Connie Britton to Star in Bravo’s Dirty John Anthology Series by Halle Kiefer

Do your vocal warm-ups now. You’ll be screaming, “Connie! No! Get out of there!” for at least one season, two if we’re lucky. Bravo revealed their upcoming two-part anthology series …

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Let Them Be Your Stars Again: NBC’s Smash Could Get a Stage Reboot by Halle Kiefer

As any faithful Smash fan/foe knows, Katharine McPhee is currently poised to assume the lead role in Waitress this April. Did their former star’s rise to actual Broadway inspire the creato…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The New Aladdin Movie Will Have Songs from the Greatest Showman and La La Land Writing Duo by Halle Kiefer

Not to overstate things, but it’s pretty clear that songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are locked in an Oscar bait grunge match with songwriting couple Robert Lopez and Kristen And…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Hear the New Sade Song ‘Flower of the Universe’ from Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time by Halle Kiefer

Every Sade song makes you feel like you’re soaring through the Milky Way on your way to meet Oprah and Chris Pine. So it’s no surprise her new song for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time shoul…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mary Poppins Returns Teaser: It’s Wonderful to See Her (Flying Out of a Thunderstorm) by Halle Kiefer

Mary Poppins has finally returned from her sky kingdom/spacecraft/ wherever she lives her immortal life when not bringing stern joy and delight to children all over Britain. In a new teaser …

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Your Two Sweet Dads Weird Al Yankovic and Lin-Manuel Miranda Lip Sync ‘Hamilton Polka’ by Halle Kiefer

In five years when you’re sobbing in the back row of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new polka pop musical, you’ll remember when it all started. Okay, technically it started when the Hamilton cre…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Geffen Playhouse Pulls Neil LaBute’s ‘Fat Pig,’ Replaces It With a Play by Amanda Peet by Halle Kiefer

On Monday, L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse cancelled a production of Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig” and announced the upcoming summer world premiere of “Our Very Own Carlin McCullough,” a new p…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

HBO’s New Paterno Trailer: Al Pacino vs. The Truth by Halle Kiefer

In 2011, legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was dismissed from his position after it emerged that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been sexually abusing b…

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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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Sunday, February 11, 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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Saturday, February 10, 2018

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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Friday, February 9, 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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Sunday, January 28, 2018

New Mamma Mia 2 Trailer: Blonde Cher Sings ‘Fernando’ While Slowly Descending a Staircase by Halle Kiefer

It’s time to make some memories. , in theaters July 20! Mamma Mia (@mammamiamovie) January 29, 2018 ... More »

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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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