Thursday, August 18, 2016

[WATCH] ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Emmy nominee Kathryn Burns: ‘The choreography has to serve the story first’ by Zach Laws

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” choreographer Kathryn Burns admitted to being shocked by her recent Emmy nomination. “It’s typically a dance compe…

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‘Grease: Live!’ Emmy FYC event: Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘freaked out’ over FOX’s live musical production by Daniel Montgomery

“I, like many of you, experienced this live on Twitter and freaked out in real time as the bar for what can be done with a movie musical live on screen was raised overnight,” sai…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

[WATCH] James Corden dishes double Emmy nominations for ‘Late Late Show’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ by Chris Beachum

“I sort of feel strange thinking about it in those ways really, but it’s difficult not to,” admitted James Corden about the prospects of Emmy Awards success for his CBS pr…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Will Audra McDonald (‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’) follow Tony win with Emmy Award? by Robert Pius

Two years ago Audra McDonald broke the record for most Tony wins ever by a performer when she took home her sixth trophy for “Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill.” Now can she fol…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

‘The BFG’ reviews: Top 4 reasons to see Steven Spielberg’s fantasy film starring Mark Rylance by Daniel Montgomery

Steven Spielberg‘s latest fantasy film, “The BFG,” opened July 1, just a few months after “Bridge of Spies” became the director’s 10th film nominated for …

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

[WATCH] ‘The Wiz: Live’ interviews: Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams & more by Marcus James Dixon

Last fall on NBC, the enchanting “The Wiz: Live” aired to critical and fan acclaim, following recent successes for the peacock net with “The Sound of Music” (2013) an…

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

[WATCH] ‘Grease: Live’ interviews: Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Jordan Fisher, Ana Gasteyer & more by Marcus James Dixon

When “Grease: Live” premiered on Fox back in January, we all watched in awe as the cast — led by Broadway vet Aaron Tveit as Danny and actress/choreographer Julianne Hough …

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

[WATCH] David Alan Grier roars in both ‘The Wiz: Live’ and ‘The Carmichael Show’ by Zach Laws

During our recent webcam chat (watch above) “The Wiz: Live” star David Alan Grier revealed that his performance as the Cowardly Lion came from “how I grew up.” As the actor, best kno…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

[WATCH] Mary J. Blige (‘The Wiz: Live’): ‘Everybody has an Evillene’ by Zach Laws

“I was just super excited,” admits Mary J. Blige as chat via webcam (watch above) about her being cast as the wicked witch Evillene in “The Wiz: Live.” The nine-time Grammy champ…

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[WATCH] Jordan Fisher (‘Grease: Live’): ‘It’s transcended through decades for a reason’ by Zach Laws

“The show wasn’t broken,” readily admits “Grease: Live” star Jordan Fisher as we chat via webcam (watch above). “The script, the dialogue, the music, it’s transcended throug…

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

[WATCH] Joe Morton on playing good (‘All the Way’) and bad (‘Scandal’) men by Zach Laws

“Most of my career I’ve spent doing good guys purposely,” revealed Joe Morton during our recent webcam chat (watch above). As he explains, “when I first started in this business, the…

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Friday, June 17, 2016

[WATCH] Ana Gasteyer talks ‘reality’ of ‘Lady Dynamite,’ ‘ambition’ of ‘Grease: Live’ by Zach Laws

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), Ana Gasteyer candidly describes her “Lady Dynamite” character, talent agent Karen Grisham, as “the most horrendous woman in the world.…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

[WATCH] Patrick Wilson (‘Fargo’) on Golden Globe-nominated role as ‘all-American guy’ at a crossroads by Zach Laws

“I have played a lot of all-American guys but I have never played someone so steadfast, sure, his conflicts were clear,” says Patrick Wilson as we chat via webcam (watch above) about hi…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016: James Corden pays tribute to Orlando victims by Robert Pius

In the tradition of the show must go on, the Tony Awards aired Sunday night on CBS despite the massacre of nearly 50 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida earlier that morning. Host …

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[POLL] Who will be next to win a Grammy to reach EGOT: Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino or ? by Chris Beachum

Jessica Lange joined an exclusive group of people during Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony. Only 12 living entertainers — including Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and Geoffr…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 mystery solved: Why did ‘Hamilton’ not set record for most wins? by David Buchanan

Hours after the 2016 Tony Awards, Gold Derby’s in-house Tony trio – Executive Editor Paul Sheehan, contributing writer Sam Eckmann and myself – met via webcam with contributing write…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016: 7 backstage interviews with ‘Hamilton’ cast, Frank Langella & more by Daniel Montgomery

The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held on Sunday, June 12, at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The winners came backstage to dish their awards with the press, and as you might have guess…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016: Jessica Lange talks Ryan Murphy & ‘the greatest part I ever had’ by Daniel Montgomery

On Sunday night Jessica Lange won Best Actress in a Play for playing Mary Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill‘s classic drama “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” and that…

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Best Tonys predictions: Susan Haskins, Brian Lipton, Paul Sheehan and Wayman Wong by Tom O'Neil

Four of the 13 experts predicting Tony Award winners at Gold Derby tied for reaping the best score: 83% (20 out of 24 categories). Below: the breakdown of results. See their original predict…

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Will Tony Awards boost Emmy chances for James Corden, Jessica Lange, Frank Langella? by Daniel Montgomery

The 2016 Tony Awards, honoring the best in Broadway theater, were handed out on Sunday night, June 12. That was just a few hours before Emmy voters started casting their ballots for the se…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘Waitress’ cast sings Sara Bareilles songs by Paul Sheehan

“Waitress” reaped four Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical. Based on the hit 2007 indie film, this intimate tuner tells the story of Jenna Hunterson (Jes…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘Bright Star’ cast sings Steve Martin/Edie Brickell tune by Paul Sheehan

“Bright Star” reaped five Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical. Nominated composers Steve Martin and Edie Brickell built on their Grammy-winning collaborat…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast sing a rousing medley by Paul Sheehan

“Fiddler on the Roof” reaped three Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical Revival. It is the fifth return engagement for the 1964 Tony winner for Best Musical…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘Spring Awakening’ cast sings and signs by Paul Sheehan

“Spring Awakening” reaped three Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical Revival.Based on Frank Weinkind‘s 1891 play of the same name, it tells the story …

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘Hamilton’ cast sings medley of Lin-Manuel Miranda music by Paul Sheehan

“Hamilton” won a near-record 11 Tony Awards this year, including Best Musical. That was just one shy of the record set by “The Producers” in 2001. However, “Ha…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘The Color Purple’ cast soars in song led by Cynthia Erivo by Paul Sheehan

“The Color Purple” reaped four Tony Awards nominations, and won both Best Musical Revival and Best Actress for Broadway newcomer Cynthia Erivo in the role of Celie (played by…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘She Loves Me’ cast sings charming medley by Paul Sheehan

“She Loves Me” reaped eight Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical Revival. It is the second remounting of this charming musical from 1963. Joe Masteroff ada…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016: James Corden’s opening number of classic Broadway show tunes by Paul Sheehan

After a moment of reflection on the tragedy in Orlando, James Corden kicked off the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday with a medley of the most memorable musical moments from the past seven …

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Tony Awards 2016: ‘Hamilton’ wins near-record 11, ‘The Humans’ takes 4 by Paul Sheehan

As predicted, “Hamilton” dominated Sunday’s Tony Awards, winning 11 prizes including Best Musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creative force behind this Broadway juggernaut in…

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[WATCH] Tony Awards 2016 performance: ‘School of Rock’ cast sings Andrew Lloyd Webber tune by Paul Sheehan

“School of Rock” reaped four Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical.  Based on the smash 2003 film, this charming tuner follows the misadventures of Dewey F…

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Tony Awards 2016: Shows shut out entirely (‘Shuffle Along,’ ‘Bright Star,’ ‘School of Rock’ …) by Paul Sheehan

Okay, admit it. Sure you love to know who won the Tonys but isn’t it fun to find out which shows were shut out as well. I don’t mean those productions that didn’t even reap…

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