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Friday, September 15, 2023

Michael McGrath Dies: Tony Award-Winning Actor Was 65 by Nellie Andreeva

Veteran Broadway actor Michael McGrath died Sept 14 at his home in Bloomfield, NJ, Broadway World reported Thursday night. He was 65. McGrath is known for originating the role of Patsy in th…

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:45AM
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Mariah Carey Makes Surprise Appearance At ‘Some Like It Hot’ On Broadway by Nellie Andreeva

Mariah Carey surprised the audience at Friday evening’s performance of Some Like It Hot on Broadway. The music star, who joined the musical as a co-producer in November, ahead of its premi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:37AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WME Signs ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’ Star Denée Benton by Nellie Andreeva

Denée Benton, hailed as Broadway’s new “It” girl, has signed with WME on the heels of landing a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great C…

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:16PM
Saturday, December 19, 2015

The TV Guest Actor Pay Squeeze: Recurring Are The New Regulars | Deadline by Nellie Andreeva and David Robb

In today’s glut of original scripted series — FX just pegged the number at 409 for 2015 — it would seem like a golden age for actors, with more opportunities in television than ever. I…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:07PM
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Exorcism Drama "Outcast" co-starring REG E. CATHEY & WRENN SCHMIDT gets series order at Cinemax by Nellie Andreeva

OUTCAST which stars Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenster, Gabriel Bateman along side theatre regulars WRENN SCHMIDT & REG E. CATHEY has been picked up for a 10 episode series order by HBO/Cinemax.

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:50PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014

HBO/Cinemax's Exorcism Drama "Outcast" adds Reg E. Cathey and Wrenn Schmidt to their cast! by Nellie Andreeva

Reg E. Cathey and Wrenn (MASTER BUILDER/"Boardwalk Empire"/"The Americans") Schmidt have been cast opposite Patrick Frigit in OUTCAST from "The Walking Dead" exec prod Robert Kirkman.

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:05PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SUSAN HEYWARD lands the lead in "POWERS" the new series produced by SONY Playstation by Nellie Andreeva

SUSAN HEYWARD who recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony-Winning revival of "The Trip To Bountiful" and will be seen in the remake of POLTERGEIST lands the lead role of "Deena Pilgrim" in…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:24PM
Saturday, June 14, 2014

WRENN ("The Master Builder") SCHMIDT to join the cast of the new FX series "Tyrant." by Nellie Andreeva

Wrenn Schmidt - who recently had recurring roles on "The Americans" & "Boardwalk Empire" & also starred opposite John Turturro's "Master Builder" @ BAM this season - joins the cast of the ne…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:27PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014

RICH ("Harvey","...Tom Durnin") SOMMER Cast in CBS Pilot "Good Session." by Nellie Andreeva

With MAD MEN wrapping up production on its seventh and final season, original cast member & NY theatre regular RICH SOMMER has booked his followup series gig.

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:03AM
Sunday, October 13, 2013

R.I.P. Susan Smith by Nellie Andreeva

Long-time talent representative Susan Smith died this morning at Cedar Sinai (LA) Hospital after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:49PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ABC Orders Musical Comedy Pilot From Dan Fogelman, Alan Menken & Glenn Slater - by Nellie Andreeva

You can’t say ABC is not taking big swings. The network has given an off-cycle pilot order to Galavant, a single-camera comedy fairytale written by The Neighbors creator Dan Fogelman, with…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:08PM
Monday, July 22, 2013

ABC Family 'Bunheads' Cancelled 5 Months After End Of Season 1 by Nellie Andreeva

Five months after the first season of ABC Family‘s Bunheads ended its run, the cable network has officially decided not to order a second season. “Bunheads is a wonderful series that we …

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:14PM
Monday, April 1, 2013

Matthew Broderick To Topline CBS' Tad Quill Comedy Pilot by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a rare TV stint, Matthew Broderick has signed on as the lead in CBS‘ untitled Tad Quill multi-camera comedy pilot directed by James Burrows.

SOURCE: Deadline at 03:33PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hamish Linklater To Co-Star In 'The Asset', Rick Schroder Cast In Karyn Usher Pilot by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Hamish Linkalter is in final negotiations to play the male lead opposite Ali Larter in Fox’s drama pilot The Asset. The project, written and executive produced by Josh Friedman …

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:41AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

HBO Buys Comedy Spec By Paul Simms by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has bought 44th Street, a Broadway-themed single-camera comedy from NewsRadio creator Paul Simms. It centers on two veteran theatre actors struggle to find success amidst a wo…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:26PM
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Columbia Records Teams With NBC For ‘Smash’ Music Albums, Inks Solo Recording Deal With Co-Star Katharine McPhee – by NELLIE ANDREEVA

Following in the footsteps of Fox's Glee, NBC has signed a deal with Columbia Records for the soundtrack of the network's new musical drama series Smash.

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:32PM

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Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
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