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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Elisabeth Moss to Play Horror Author Shirley Jackson in Upcoming Thriller by Tolly Wright

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss will be heading back to the mid-20th century. According to Deadline, Moss is set to play horror and mystery author Shirley Jackson (writer of “The Lottery”) in…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:21PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Children of a Lesser God Revival to Close on Broadway by Tolly Wright

The Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God will end its run on May 27, reports the New York Times. The play, which stars Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, is closing its run after 23 …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:05AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Kendrick Lamar While Channeling Evanescence by Tolly Wright

Consider us humbled by Ariana Grande. The “Dangerous Woman” singer proved once again that’s she’s a master impressionist on The Tonight Show. During Jimmy Fallon’s “Music Genre C…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:11AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

John Legend, Janelle Monáe and Others Excuse Themselves from Kanye West’s Twitter Narrative by Tolly Wright

On Wednesday Kanye West reaffirmed his love for Donald Trump and shared multiple pictures on Twitter of an autographed Make America Great Again hat. This came a couple days after he tweeted …

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:25PM
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Conductor James Levine Sues The Met Opera After Being Fired Over Abuse Allegations by Tolly Wright

Days after he was fired over sexual-abuse allegations, former music director James Levine is suing the Metropolitan Opera, according to the New York Times. The lawsuit is seeking more than $…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:03PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lupita Nyong’o To Star in Movie Adaptation of Trevor Noah’s Memoir Born a Crime by Tolly Wright

Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in movie based on Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning actress will pl…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:04PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Donna Summer Song Gets Streaming Boost After Quincy Jones Claimed Michael Jackson Stole It by Tolly Wright

Donna Summer’s 1982 single “State of Independence” has found new popularity, reports Billboard. According to initial reports by Nielsen Music, the song received 150,000 on-demand audio…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:46PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ryan Murphy Reportedly Considering Leaving Fox After Disney Merger by Tolly Wright

After several years of creating multiple hit series with Fox’s television studio, producer Ryan Murphy might be leaving the company. According to the New York Times, the heavy-hitting TV c…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:18PM
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tatiana Maslany Will Not Be in Ryan Murphy’s Pose After All by Tolly Wright

Ryan Murphy’s next buzz-worthy television series Pose will vogue its way into 2018 without actor Tatiana Maslany. Though the Orphan Black star was previously attached to the FX drama, acco…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:05AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Temptations Musical Ain’t Too Proud Eyes Broadway Run by Tolly Wright

Get ready, Broadway because here the Temptation biographical-musical comes. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. announced on Tuesday that Ain’t Too Proud…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:26AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

M. Butterfly Broadway Revival Starring Clive Owen Will Close Six Weeks Early by Tolly Wright

The Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s award-winning play M. Butterfly will close on January 14 — a full six weeks before the show was originally set to close, reports the New York …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:44PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jon Stewart Quizzes Conan O’Brien’s New York City Knowledge With a Definitely Not Rigged Test by Tolly Wright

With Conan taping this week’s batch of episodes from Harlem’s Apollo Theater, New Yorker Jon Stewart stopped by to see if the TBS host still knows his old stomping grounds. Unfortunately…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:03PM

Kevin Spacey Nixed From Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special by Tolly Wright

Following the recent onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey, CBS has decided to cut the actor from the upcoming Carol Burnett Show 50th anniversary special. Per Vari…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:01PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Kevin Spacey Is ‘Taking the Time Necessary to Seek Evaluation and Treatment’ by Tolly Wright

Following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Kevin Spacey is reportedly in the process of seeking professional help. A spokesperson for the House of Cards star told Variety, “Kevin…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:36AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ryan Murphy’s Bringing Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, & Matt Bomer to Broadway With The Boys in the Band by Tolly Wright

Mega-producer Ryan Murphy is calling on some familiar faces from his television empire for his upcoming Broadway production of The Boys in the Band. Playbill reports the all-star cast includ…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:55PM

Beyoncé Is Voicing Nala in the Live-Action Lion King Remake You’ll Definitely Go and See by Tolly Wright

Beyoncé may already be music royalty, but soon she’ll be voicing the future queen of the animal kingdom. Months after it leaked out that director Jon Favreau and Disney were courtin…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:36PM
Friday, October 27, 2017

The Magic Mike Musical Will Have a Number for the Straight Guys, Too by Tolly Wright

Broadway … it’s not just for gays anymore! The long delayed Magic Mike musical is definitely still happening (with lap dances), and it won’t be just an expensive male strip show with s…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:17PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Andi Mack Introduces Disney Channel’s First Gay Storyline by Tolly Wright

During this week’s season two premiere of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack, one of the main characters will discover his sexual identity. In the episode, Andi Mack’s best friend, Cyrus, real…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:59PM

A Movie’s Popularity Will Determine How Expensive Tickets Are in Some Regal Cinemas Come 2018 by Tolly Wright

Regal Entertainment Group announced this week that it plans to follow the example set by concert and theatre industries and try out demand-based pricing in several of its markets. According …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:02PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jason Mraz Will Make His Broadway Debut With Limited Run in Waitress by Tolly Wright

This November Waitress is getting some added star power when Grammy-award winning singer Jason Mraz joins the cast for a ten-week run, reports Variety. His stay at the Brooks Atkinson Theatr…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:53AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back in New Terminator Movie by Tolly Wright

When the Terminator returns to movie theaters with a new sequel, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s killer robot will be sharing the action with a familiar face: the original Sarah Connor. According …

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:06AM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lady Gaga Prepares for the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Five Foot Two Trailer by Tolly Wright

In Gaga: Five Foot Two, the upcoming documentary about a year in Lady Gaga’s life, the singer isn’t afraid to go personal — or reveal her ups and downs. In the official teaser for the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:05PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of Annie and Hairspray, Dead at 88 by Tolly Wright

Thomas Meehan, the three-time Tony Award-winning book writer best known for the hit Broadway musical Annie, died in his Manhattan home, reports Playbill. He was 88. His death was confirmed b…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:27PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Josh Groban Will Be a Singing Guest Star on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Tolly Wright

As if musical theater nerds needed another reason to watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, star and creator Rachel Bloom announced on Instagram today that Josh Groban will be making a guest appearance …

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:51PM
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Broadway Musical Bandstand Will Close in September by Tolly Wright

Despite strong reviews and a Tony for best choreography, Bandstand is set to close September 17. Directed and choreographed by Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and set in America s…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:55PM

Is Bill Murray at Groundhog Day for Two Nights in a Row, Or Is Your Life Just Trapped in a Loop? by Tolly Wright

Performers in Broadway’s Groundhog Day might have trouble differentiating between their real lives and their characters’ tonight when they look out in the audience and see Bill Murray. O…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:12PM

Bill Murray Fully Committed to the Part of Groundhog Day Broadway Audience Member by Tolly Wright

We wouldn’t mind getting stuck in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again, if it meant we were in the August Wilson Theater with Bill Murray as he saw Groundhog Day on Broa…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:02AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Say ‘Really?!’ to the Julius Caesar Protesters by Tolly Wright

It wouldn’t be an Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunion if it didn’t include them yelling their disbelief at the latest trending news item. Resurrecting their popular “Weekend Update” …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:45PM

Cats Broadway Revival Will Be But a Memory Come December 30 by Tolly Wright

Get your tickets now to see Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and the rest of those Jellicle felines, because the Broadway Cats revival is closing December 30. When it shutters its…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:13PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cher Announces Musical Based on Her Life Coming to Broadway in 2018 by Tolly Wright

Imagine if you could turn back time and see Cher’s entire life and career flash before your eyes from the comfort of a massive theater. Well, that could be your reality come 2018. On Tuesd…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:28AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ariana Grande Releases ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Cover To Benefit Manchester Victims by Tolly Wright

Following Sunday’s “One Love Manchester” benefit concert, Ariana Grande has released a live recording of the night’s emotional closing song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The Wiza…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:53PM

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