Monday, July 12, 2021

Classic Broadway musicals on the small screen: From ‘Peter Pan’ to ‘Hamilton’ by Susan King

Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” is a strong contender for multiple Emmy nominations including for Best Variety Special (Taped) and for performer…

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Emmy contender Renee Elise Goldsberry could join ‘Hamilton’ co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda on this path to EGOT by Daniel Montgomery

Renee Elise Goldsberry has three chances to win Emmys this year. She could be nominated for Best Comedy Actress for Peacock’s “Girls5eva,” Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actress for Dis…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:51AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

‘Hamilton’ Emmy submissions: 16 entries on the ballots, but can it win as many Emmys as Tonys? by Daniel Montgomery

“Hamilton” was a phenomenon on Broadway, but of course only a select few had access to the show when it was on the Great White Way (not all New Yorkers could even get in to see it). Disn…

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Why the 2021 Emmys will be positively overflowing with first-time winners by Marcus James Dixon

Last year’s 72nd Primetime Emmys rewarded a total of 23 contenders with trophies, including shows like “Schitt’s Creek” and “Succession” and actors like Billy Crudup and Julia G…

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Christin Milioti is ‘Made for Love’ from Emmy voters by Helmetz

Cristin Milioti is on a roll. The Tony-nominated actress (“Once”) went on to display her range in both TV comedy (“How I Met Your Mother”) and science-fiction (“Black Mirror”). A…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 07:24PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Cynthia Erivo (‘Genius: Aretha’) on track to receive Emmy nomination for playing Queen of Soul by Robert Rorke

Of the top contenders for Best Limited Series Actress, British star Cynthia Erivo faced the greatest technical challenges in playing Aretha Franklin in Nat Geo’s “Genius: Aretha.” The …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:42PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

H.E.R. could win three-quarters of EGOT in less than a year if she claims Emmy for this song from Disney+ film ‘Safety’ by Daniel Montgomery

R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. had an awards breakthrough just two years ago, winning a pair of Grammys in 2019. But she could already start rounding the corner of her EGOT. In fact, she c…

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Apple releases ‘Schmigadoon!’ trailer for Cecily Strong summer musical [WATCH] by Riley Chow

Apple has released the full-length trailer (watch the video below) for “Schmigadoon!” The musical comedy series is set to premiere its first two half-hour installments on the Apple TV+ s…

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Laura Benanti could put Melania back in the spotlight at the Emmy Awards by Christopher Rosen

After four years and numerous headline-generating appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti could land her first Emmy nomination this …

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Watch Stephen Colbert and Christine Baranski revive Sondeim on Broadway by Liam Mathews

“The Good Fight” star Christine Baranski appeared on Wednesday’s “Late Night” and sang a little duet of “Side by Side” from Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with Stephen Colb…

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New York movie musicals from ‘The Jazz Singer’ to ‘In the Heights’ by Susan King

New York, New York is a helluva town. The Bronx is up. And the Battery is down. The people ride in a hole in the ground. New York, New York. It’s a helluva town. And it’s also a perfect …

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘Pose’ Emmy interviews: Watch our 11 in-depth chats with Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez and more by Tony Ruiz

The FX drama “Pose” took a final walk down the ballroom floor, airing its third and final season weeks ago. The period drama about the underground ballroom culture in New York City was c…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Anthony Ramos: Emmy nom for ‘In Treatment’ thanks to star-making turn ‘In The Heights’? by Robert Rorke

Will Anthony Ramos’ star-making turn in the new film “In The Heights” help land him a spot in the Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy line-up for “In Treatment”? His role as Eladio in…

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Rita Moreno clarifies her defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘In the Heights’ by Christopher Rosen

One day after Rita Moreno defended “In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda against criticism that the new musical adaptation failed to accurately represent the Afro-Latino community …

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Stephen Sondheim could finally join the EGOT club thanks to ‘Tell the Story: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assasins’ by Sam Eckmann

Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in musical theatre. He has claimed eight Tony Awards (more trophies than any other composer), eight Grammy Awards, and ev…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:06PM

‘Beauty and the Beast’ prequel series coming to Disney+ by Christopher Rosen

Disney Plus is ready to continue its assault on the small-screen. Fresh off the successful, potentially awards-worthy launches of Marvel shows like “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the W…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:06PM

Jane Krakowski on the ‘Dickinson’ scene that opened her character up [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Christopher Rosen

With her Emmy-nominated turns on modern classics like “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Jane Krakowski is used to getting big laughs on television comedies. But Season 2 of …

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Neil Patrick Harris (‘It’s a Sin’) on his character’s tragic arc: ‘You don’t get those parts very often’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Tony Ruiz

“I was on board right away,” proclaims Tony and Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris about playing Henry Coltrane on the British limited series “It’s a Sin.” The period drama, cr…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:05PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Drew Barrymore could finally win her first Emmy after her ‘Grey Gardens’ co-star Jessica Lange bested her 12 years ago by Daniel Montgomery

“The Drew Barrymore Show” launched in 2020, and in addition to inspiring that viral “SNL” sketch starring Chloe Fineman, it’s now a Daytime Emmy nominee for Best Entertainment Talk…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:31PM

‘In the Heights’ reviews: Critics say Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie musical is ‘a gift wrapped in sunshine’ by Daniel Montgomery

It’s been a long road to the June 10 release of “In the Heights” in theaters and on HBO Max, and not just because the Broadway musical it’s based on opened back in 2008. It was origi…

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New movies in theaters: ‘In the Heights’ rises up by Christopher Rosen

Following last week’s horror-tinged battle at the box office — where “A Quiet Place Part II” and “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” duked it out for cash supremacy — movi…

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The ‘Hamilton’ actors most likely to earn Emmy bids for their non-‘Hamilton’ performances, ranked by Kaitlin Thomas

First they conquered Broadway, now they’re trying to take over television too. Several of the stars of the Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” currently spend their days moonlighting on yo…

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Watch the opening 8 minutes of ‘In the Heights’ right now by Christopher Rosen

With Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” arriving in theaters and on HBO Max in mere days, the director surprised fans at midnight on Sunday by revealing…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Watch Andrew Garfield in the first trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ by Christopher Rosen

It’s a good week to be Lin-Manuel Miranda. An already decorated adaptation of the Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning star’s breakout musical, “In the Heights,” is out now, and on Thurs…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 07:38PM

Anthony Ramos (‘In Treatment’): Will buzz from ‘In the Heights’ help him to an Emmy nom for HBO drama? by Daniel Montgomery

It’s been a busy year for singer and actor Anthony Ramos, with “Hamilton” premiering on Disney+ last summer and the movie musical “In the Heights” having just opened on June 10 of …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 07:38PM

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ may be cancelled, but it still has hope at Emmys by Marcus James Dixon

We know, we know. NBC’s cancellation of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” couldn’t have come at a worse time, as Season 2 ended on an emotional cliffhanger with two characters baring…

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Box office predictions: ‘In the Heights’ will sing in millions, but watch out for ‘The Conjuring 3,’ ‘A Quiet Place 2’ by Marcus James Dixon

All week long, Gold Derby users have been making their predictions for what will win the U.S. box office for the week of June 11 – June 17. Leading our odds is “In the Heights” (dir. J…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:06AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Bradley Whitford and John Lithgow could battle for a chance to make Emmy history by Joyce Eng

Bradley Whitford and John Lithgow have nine Emmys between them, including one each in Best Drama Supporting Actor. They’re in the running in the category this year for “The Handmaid’s …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 10:40AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ costume designer Heidi Higginbotham on styling Zoey like a ‘superhero’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Kevin Jacobsen

Costume designer Heidi Higginbotham has her work cut out for her on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Not only does she have to design colorful costumes that still feel grounded in real…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 06:30PM
Saturday, June 5, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ music supervisor Jen Ross on the show being a ‘specific beast’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Kevin Jacobsen

Music supervisor Jen Ross has worked on a number of music-themed series in her career, including “Smash,” “Empire” and “Soundtrack,” but few compare to the amount of work necessa…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 06:40PM

Kennedy Center Honors: Complete list of performers and presenters for Sunday’s ceremony by Chris Beachum

The 2020 Kennedy Center Honors were delayed from their traditional December slot by five months to May. Producers recorded the tributes over several days for Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth B…

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