Friday, June 23, 2017

What It Was Like to Star in the Trump-Themed ‘Julius Caesar’ by Corey Stoll

On the night of Sunday, June 18, I spoke those words as Brutus for the last time in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar. I had said those words hundreds of times before, …

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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” …

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kevin Spacey Parodies The Season’s Top Musicals In Tony Awards Opener by Madison Malone Kircher

Kicking off Sunday night’s Tony Awards, host Kevin Spacey – who, in case you’ve forgotten, is a Tony winner himself – sort-of sang and sort-of danced his way through modified musical…

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Tony Awards Predictions 2017: Who’s Most Likely to Win? by Jason Clark

There is one thing every theater pundit can agree on regarding Sunday night’s 71st Annual Tony Awards: The winner of Best Actress in a Musical is the only sure Bette. Outside of the divine…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Backstage with Patti LuPone by Jackson McHenry

The Broadway star on her greatest roles, her celebrity, and War Paint, which might be her last musical.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Jennifer Holliday Is Joining The Color Purple and You, You’re Gonna Love Her by Jackson McHenry

As if The Color Purple didn't have a ridiculously gifted vocal cast already, Jennifer Holliday, who famously originated the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls, is returning to Broad…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga Join Liam Neeson in The Commuter by Jordan Crucchiola

When you’ve accessed a different spiritual dimension with another person, you’re kind of bound for life. So of course Conjuring 2 co-stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will …

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Actress Danielle Brooks Teaches Conan Her Beatboxing Technique by Max Cea

Is beatboxing an innate skill or one that can be learned? Actress Danielle Brooks, known for her work in Orange is the New Black and Broadway's The Color Purple, made a case for th…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Coldplay and James Corden Pay Tribute to Prince, Sing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Dee Lockett

Most of us non-famous people spend our birthdays with a couple handfuls of people, on a good year. But James Corden, friend to all, does nothing low-key. He spent his 38th birthday eve with …

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Barbra Streisand Does Not Suffer Fools Mispronouncing Her Name, Tells Apple CEO Tim Cook to Correct Siri by Tolly Wright

Barbra Streisand, the owner of two Oscars, 10 Grammys, Five Emmys, a Tony and a basement that is a goddamn mall (really), has a problem that many of us non-celebrated plebeians have encounte…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Hairspray Live! Teaser: You Can’t Stop the Beat, or the Big Hairdos by Jackson McHenry

As it prepares to premiere Hairspray Live!, NBC would like remind everyone that it started this whole live TV-musical revival — excuse you, Fox. It also wants to point out that t…

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The Musical Wonders of the Stranger Things Babes Continue Apace With Gaten Matarazzo's Les Mis Cover by Karen Brill

The higher powers behind Stranger Things have said that they aren't totally sure as to what shape a prospective season two of the Netflix series would take. Well, we've got a suggestion for …

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Lauren Graham Wants a Parenthood Revival Series by Julia Edelman

The only thing Lauren Graham loves more than dropping obscure film references is a revival series. She's already bringing back Lorelai Gilmore with Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls: A…

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John Cleese Brought the Monty Python Character Anne Elk Back for a New Sketch by Karen Brill

*Clears throat* Anne Elk has a new theory — but good luck getting her to tell you about it. The Monty Python character, played by John Cleese, made a notable and, until now, singular appea…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Andrea Martin to Frequently Reprimand Ariana Grande as Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray Live! by Devon Ivie

Run and tell that to your friends. Andrea Martin has joined the ever-expanding cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! as Prudy Pingleton, the devoutly religious, progressive-society hating, bigoted m…

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Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. Is in Talks for Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express by Jackson McHenry

Appropriately choosing yet another project with a plot that's centered around a major act of violence, Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. is reportedly in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's remake…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jason Sudeikis Will Star in a Stage Version of Dead Poets Society by Jackson McHenry

Jason Sudeikis is here to sound his barbaric yawp over the roofs of New York. The SNL vet has taken the role of prep-school teacher John Keating in a production of Dead Poets Society, w…

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Disney’s Live-Action Nutcracker Casts Keira Knightley As Its Sugar Plum Fairy by Nate Jones

Keira Knightley has joined Disney's live-action Nutcracker movie, Variety reports, joining a cast that also includes Interstellar's Mackenzie Foy, ballerina Misty Copeland, an…

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Reveal Oh, Hello’s First Broadway Promo by Jesse David Fox

How do two bastard, old friends, son of a Jew and a Dutchman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot on the UPPER WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up t…

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Nice Guy Daniel Radcliffe Gives the Paparazzi Fantasy-Football Advice by Nate Jones

In nearly every interview he gives, Daniel Radcliffe swears that he is not actually that good of a guy. This is a lie. Daniel Radcliffe is a very good guy, who also happens to be very into f…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Writing Songs for a Live-Action Little Mermaid by Jordan Crucchiola

Remember when you had never heard the name Lin-Manuel Miranda before? Of course you don’t, because that time does not exist. Lin-Manuel Miranda is an ancient being who came before all thos…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John Turturro, Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Revival of Arthur Miller's The Price by Jordan Crucchiola

It’s 2016, and one of the hottest commodities on Broadway is still Arthur Miller. The Roundabout Theater Company will revive the playwright’s 1968 drama The Price, and the production has…

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Difficult People Recap: Throwing Away Their Shot by Glen Weldon

First off, the important stuff: Here for your convenience is a definitive ranking of the alt-theater posters on the wall at the Fringe offices. They are ranked from Least to Most Perfectly, …

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Jill Soloway Will Produce a Musical-Comedy Series for Amazon Studios by Jordan Crucchiola

Business is booming for Jill Soloway. Last summer she signed an exclusive production deal with Amazon Studios. In February, she got the green light to develop a new comedy called I Love Dick…

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Chuck Schumer and Lin-Manuel Miranda Are Taking Their Fight Against Ticket Bots National by Jackson McHenry

Man's battle with machine is nonstop. Even though he's stepped away from Hamilton and is busy with about 15 million other projects, Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his valiant crusade…

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Fyvush Finkel, Picket Fences Actor and Yiddish Theater Star, Dead at 93 by Tolly Wright

Character actor Philip "Fyvush” Finkel, whose acting career started over 80 years ago, is dead at 93, his son confirmed to the New York Times. Finkel is best known for his late-in-lif…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Taped Performance of Newsies, Led By Original Cast Member Jeremy Jordan, Is Carrying the Banner Straight to a Movie Theater Near You by Karen Brill

Boy, those pirouettes sure are gonna look pretty on the big screen: A taped performance of the Tony-winning musical Newsies will debut in movie theaters in 2017. According to EW, many key me…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Theater Review: Can Troilus and Cressida Be Saved? by Jesse Green

There are some things that the Public Theater — founded as the Shakespeare Workshop in 1954 and known for most of its life as the New York Shakespeare Festival — can’t avoid. The occas…

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Larry Kramer Shames Roth for Supporting Trump by E. Alex Jung

Author, playwright, and activist Larry Kramer is putting pressure on the real-estate mogul Steven Roth to withdraw his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Days before…

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Allow Cynthia Erivo to Slay Beyoncé’s ‘Sandcastles’ in This Week’s Ham4Ham by Dee Lockett

Hamilton's preshow has welcomed many a musical powerhouse to its outdoor stage, but not until today has the woman with "the greatest vocal cords on Broadway" paid Ham4Ham a visit. …

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Jennifer Grey Already Had the Time of Her Life, Won’t Be in ABC’s Dirty Dancing Remake by Tolly Wright

Nobody puts Baby in a corner, that is unless decades have gone by and the actress who played the original Dirty Dancing’s "Baby" chooses to be in that corner on her own volition.…

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