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Friday, March 3, 2023

Publicists Rachel Karten and Lindsay Krug Launch Origin Public Relations (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Former ID PR publicists Rachel Karten and Lindsay Krug have launched their own firm, Origin Public Relations. Their client roster already includes Kathy Bates, Hannah Einbinder, Tracee Ellis…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:37PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Michelle Yeoh Worried About Being Recast in ‘Wicked’ Movies After Producers Heard Her Sing by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Ever since I broke the news that Michelle Yeoh is playing Madame Morrible in Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” movies, she has been saying that the…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:13PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Bette Midler on Wanting to Star in ‘The White Lotus,’ Why She Turned Down ‘Sister Act’ and Being Honored at the CDGAs by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Bette Midler had her first professional wardrobe fitting when she made her Broadway debut in 1967 playing Tzeitel in “Fiddler on the Roof.…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:56PM
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Idina Menzel to Star in New Stage Musical ‘Redwood’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Idina Menzel is making her way back to the stage. The Tony winner will star in “Redwood,” a musical she first began developing almost 20 years ago, which will premiere as the final produ…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:59AM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Kris Jenner Musical Parody Poster Revealed (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Ryan Raftery has written and starred in stage musical parodies about Martha Stewart, Anna Wintour, Andy Cohen and Andy Warhol. The actor is now taking on Kris Jenner.  “Just for Variety…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:18AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Stephen Curry Hosts the ESPYS and Neil Patrick Harris Premieres ‘Uncoupled’: Must Attend Calendar Listings by Marc Malkin

July 20 Wednesday Journalist Nicole Pasulka and photographer Santiago Felipe discuss their new book about the rebirth of New York’s drag scene, “How You Get Famous: Ten Years of Drag Mad…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:12PM
Thursday, July 14, 2022

‘Euphoria’ Star Colman Domingo on Singing for Oprah Winfrey and Zooming With the Obamas by Marc Malkin

Colman Domingo says his younger brother gave him the best compliment about his new autobiographical animated short, “New Moon.” “He was overcome,” Domingo tells me on this week’s e…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:34PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

Neil Patrick Harris, Heather Headley and Sara Bareilles Star in ‘Into the Woods’ at New York City Center by Marc Malkin

Three or four times a year, something special happens in New York City: A rare opportunity—and precious luxury in theater these days—to pay $35 for the hottest ticket in town (if you can…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Openly Gay ‘Bridgerton’ Star Golda Rosheuvel Was Told by a Lesbian Director to Stay in the Closet by Marc Malkin

When openly gay “Bridgerton” star Golda Rosheuvel —who plays the wigtastic gossip-loving Queen Charlotte on the Netflix series — was starting her acting career, she was told by a les…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:18PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Stephen Sondheim to Be Saluted at Grammys by Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, Leslie Odom Jr. (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Send in the tears: Stephen Sondheim is due to be remembered in song at the upcoming Grammy Awards by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler, sources tell Variety. The pe…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:22PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Renée Zellweger’s ‘Miraculous’ Transformation for ‘The Thing About Pam’ Was ‘Surreal and a Little Scary’ by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” From “Bridget Jones’ Diary” to “Judy,” Renée Zellweger knows a thing or two about transformation. The two-time Oscar winner’s la…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:17PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

‘Ted Lasso’ Star Hannah Waddingham Wants to Play a Superhero ‘That Absolutely Busts Everyone’s Balls but Looks Fabulous Doing It’ by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Add Hannah Waddingham to the list of actors who would love to be in a superhero movie. “Why do you think I’ve done sci-fi things in the p…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:24AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

‘Power of the Dog’ Star Jesse Plemons Reveals the Time Benedict Cumberbatch’s Method Acting ‘Pissed Me Off’ by Marc Malkin

Jesse Plemons says Benedict Cumberbatch’s Method acting as the gruff Phil Burbank while shooting “The Power of the Dog” definitely intensified their on-camera dynamic. “It creates a …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:26PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Inside ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Reopening on Broadway by Marc Malkin

The chandelier inside the Majestic Theatre, Broadway’s most beloved ghost light, rose again on Friday evening as “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest running show in Broadway histor…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:12PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Playwright Keenan Scott II’s ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Makes Broadway History by Marc Malkin

On Wednesday evening in New York City, Anna Wintour, Huma Abiden, Joel Gray, Don Lemon, Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon and a host of New York theater luminaries filed into the Golden Theatre on…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:25AM
Friday, September 3, 2021

‘Hadestown’ and ‘Waitress’ Reopen on Broadway, Sara Bareilles Honors Nick Cordero by Marc Malkin

Broadway took its next step toward reopening Thursday night, carefully and deliberately on the backs of two shows telling stories of fear and resilience. “Hadestown,” the 2019 Tony-winni…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:09PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Josh Groban, Ariana DeBose and Adrienne Warren Perform at Premiere of Broadway Doc ‘The Show Must Go On’ by Marc Malkin

The chandelier inside the Majestic Theater — the iconic gold fixture that plummets into the audience as the “The Phantom of the Opera” reaches its act one climax — is still dark, and…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:59PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Kate Beckinsale Still Hoping for an ‘Underworld’-‘Blade’ Crossover Movie: ‘What a Duo That Would Be’ by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Kate Beckinsale is “highly” doubtful that another “Underworld” will be made, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t up for playing Selen…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:10AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Josh Gad Addresses LeFou’s Sexuality on Disney Plus’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series: ‘Expect the Unexpected’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Queer Disney fans raised a rainbow flag in 2017 when it was revealed that in the Bill Condon-directed live-action adaptation of the animated …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:10AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Premiering ‘In the Heights’ in Washington Heights: ‘You Can Hear the Mister Softee Truck as We Speak’ by Marc Malkin

The Tribeca Festival screening of “In the Heights” on Wednesday was the first major movie event to take place in New York City since the COVID-19 pandemic. And what a celebration it was.…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:09PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

‘In the Heights’: Daphne Rubin-Vega Talks Playing a Queer Character and Recalls Starring in ‘Rent’ 25 Years Ago by Marc Malkin

Daphne Rubin-Vega’s face may be on an “In the Heights” billboard on 41st Street in Times Square, but her son isn’t so impressed. “He is 16, so I am not the coolest person at all on…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:45AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tina Fey Cracks Scott Rudin Joke, Jane Krakowski Covers Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland During Roundabout Theatre Gala by Marc Malkin

It may not have been a full Broadway production, but the Roundabout Theatre Company nonetheless knows how to welcome live theater back to New York City. The 56-year-old performing arts organ…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:48PM
Saturday, June 5, 2021

‘In the Heights’ Director Jon M. Chu on Film’s In-Person LALIFF Screening: ‘Like I’m Waking Up From Some Crazy Dream’ by Marc Malkin

“It’s going to be Washington Heights that is going to show the world how to get up again,” declared director Jon M. Chu as he addressed the audience ahead of the special preview screen…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:40PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How Hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards May Have Saved Leslie Jones From Getting COVID (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just For Variety“… Leslie Jones didn’t exactly run to get a COVID vaccine. “When it first came out I was like, ‘I’m not taking that shit,’” the fo…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:54AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Actors Fund Study Details Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Entertainment Industry by Marc Malkin

A new survey conducted The Actors Fund sheds more light on COVID-19’s impact on the entertainment industry. The organization surveyed 7,163 people who sought its assistance during the pand…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:30AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Glenn Close Talks Wanting to Play Cruella Again and Her New Jazz Album (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Emma Stone may be taking on the role of Cruella de Vil in Disney’s “Cruella,” but that doesn’t mean Glenn Close is done playing the D…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:15PM
Saturday, May 1, 2021

‘Pose’ Final Season Premiere Kicks Off Hollywood’s Return to the Red Carpet by Marc Malkin

In what Hollywood hopes is a sign that live events are finally on the rebound, FX and 20th Television launched the third and final season of “Pose” with a red carpet premiere Thursday ni…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:30AM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Timotheé Chalamet’s Harry Styles Costume From ‘SNL’ Sells for Nearly $5,000 at Actors Fund Auction by Marc Malkin

Going once. Going twice. Sold! Timotheé Chalamet’s costume he wore to play Harry Styles on “Saturday Night Live” has sold for $4,725 during Christine Baranski’s celebrity auction on…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:58AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Timotheé Chalamet’s Harry Styles Costume From ‘SNL’ Up for Sale in Actors Fund Auction by Marc Malkin

It was this week a year ago that Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep and Audra McDonald went viral with their boozy rendition of “Ladies Who Lunch” during a virtual birthday celebration for…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:19PM
Monday, April 26, 2021

Patrick Dempsey Talks Final Appearance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and Singing for the First Time in the ‘Enchanted’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Patrick Dempsey has left the “Grey’s Anatomy” building…again! While the actor appeared on last week’s episode when Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) dreams of her and Derek finally having th…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:10PM
Monday, April 19, 2021

Oscar Attendees Will Not Wear Face Masks During Telecast (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

The Academy is not asking Oscar attendees to wear face masks while cameras are rolling during the live ceremony on April 25. The news was announced on Monday morning during a Zoom meeting wi…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:03PM

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