Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gillian Jacobs and Aya Cash Always Auditioned for the Same Parts. Now They’re Sharing a Stage. by Jackson McHenry

Years before they made their names on television, Gillian Jacobs and Aya Cash would run into each other at the same auditions with the same group of people. “We were in a lot of waiti…

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Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, Ranked by Allie Pape

Over three seasons and dozens of songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has covered nearly every topic and musical genre imaginable, fearlessly mocking everything from hip-hop to punk-pop, on subjects b…

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Get Your Bunny Slippers, Michael Urie’s Torch Song Is Transferring to Broadway This Fall by Jackson McHenry

Harvey Fierstein’s landmark play is returning to the Broadway theater where it was first performed nearly four decades ago. After a successful run of performances last fall, the Second Sta…

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The Great Comet Is Planning International Productions in Japan, England, and More by Jackson McHenry

Though it may have burnt out on Broadway in the wake of a casting controversy last September, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will soon reappear overseas. The boundary-pushing …

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Theater Review: Is God Is Seeks the Divine by Sara Holdren

Is God Is. The title of Aleshea Harris’s play is cyclical: a question, followed by an answer, followed by a question. Doubt, certainty, doubt again. The play has cycles built into its DNA:…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Hardest-Working Show in Show Business by E. Alex Jung

In November, Rachel Bloom, the co-creator and star of the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, had trouble breathing during the table read for the final episode of the show’s third season. By the t…

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Crazy Ex-Girlriend’s Donna Lynne Champlin on Finally Getting Worshipped as a Goddess by E. Alex Jung

“What a queen!” exclaimed Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and director of the show’s season-three finale, as she gazed at Donna Lynne Champlin, dressed in si…

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Ends Its Third Season on an Audacious Note by Matt Zoller Seitz

If you’re going to paint yourself into a corner, you might as well use the broadest brush available, and splatter the viewer while you’re at it. This was the operative philosophy of Craz…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Saoirse Ronan Has Thought a Lot About How Awkward It Would Be to Bring a Date to the Oscars by Devon Ivie

Who will human ray of Gaelic sunshine Saoirse Ronan strut down the Oscars red carpet with this year? Maybe a cute boy, but eh, probably not. Because she’s crunched the numbers when it come…

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Brian Tyree Henry Loves Curling So Much, He Invented This Olympics Drinking Game by Jackson McHenry

There are fans of curling, the Winter Olympics most calming and misunderstood sport, everywhere, and one of them happens to be Brian Tyree Henry. At a press event for Lobby Hero, the Broadwa…

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Jeff Daniels to Explain Things in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway by Jackson McHenry

The Newsroom lives, in that Jeff Daniels and Aaron Sorkin are working together again, and pretty much no other ways. Daniels will star as Atticus Finch in Sorkin’s upcoming stage adaptatio…

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Baz Luhrmann on Figure Skating’s Love Affair With Moulin Rouge! by John Horn

At this year’s Winter Olympic Games, all figure skaters have been given the opportunity to perform to songs with lyrics for the first time ever, and though this new development has opened …

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Tackles the Glorious, Bloody Joy of Child Birth in Exclusive Music Video by E. Alex Jung

“Do you know how thrilled I am to make a middle-aged woman a goddess?” Aline Brosh McKenna says in between takes on the set of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Donna Lynne Champlin, who plays Paula,…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hallelujah! Elton John Is Working on a Lion King Song for Beyoncé by Hunter Harris

You didn’t think we’d get a whole new Lion King starring Beyoncé without a new song from Queen Bey, did you? Elton John has confirmed that he’s at work on a track for Bey (who…

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Jeffrey Tambor Officially Cut From Transparent After Investigation Into Harassment Claims by Jackson McHenry

Amazon has officially cut Jeffrey Tambor from Transparent after an investigation into sexual-harassment claims against the actor. Per Deadline, Amazon has said Tambor will not return for the…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Katharine McPhee Will Make Her Broadway Debut in Waitress (Unless Ivy Lynn Goes on Instead) by Jackson McHenry

Forget the pie that came before, forget what used to be, the past is on the cutting room floor, for Waitress, the future is here: McPhee. With all the enthusiasm of people on Twitter who won…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Your Beloved The Secret Garden Musical Is Returning to Broadway by Halle Kiefer

Calling all former child/current musical freaks: The Tony Award-winning adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel The Secret Garden is returning to Broadway next season. This will…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to Go on 8-City Tour of Places Your Ex Just Happens to Be by Hunter Harris

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast is bringing the music of California’s inland empire to you: Rachel Bloom and company have announced an eight-city music tour of the show’s original songs. Be…

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Theater Reviews: Returning to Reims and In the Body of the World by Sara Holdren

“Don’t worry,” a director says to an actress at the beginning of Returning to Reims: “It’s not theater.” It’s a knowing wink — Katy, the actress, is recording the voiceover f…

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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…

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New York Attorney General Files Civil Rights Suit Against The Weinstein Company by Halle Kiefer

Disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein has already been the subject of multiple criminal investigations stemming from his alleged pattern of sexual abuse and assault of women before and afte…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Elisabeth Moss Set to Star in A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy Biopic by Halle Kiefer

According to Variety, Elisabeth Moss will star as the titular lead in the upcoming biopic A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy, which explores the life of John F. Kennedy’s sister through her pe…

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Nathan Lane Shares His Response to Billy Eichner’s Lion King Casting: ‘How Dare You!’ by Halle Kiefer

While a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Friday, Nathan Lane recalled the very kind, very un-Billy Eichner-like email he had received from the Billy on the Street host after the y…

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House of Cards and The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Dead at 59 by Halle Kiefer

Actor Reg E. Cathey, known for his roles on House of Cards and The Wire, has died at the age of 59. Born Reginald Eugene Cathey, the Yale School of Drama grad appeared in a wide variety of f…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Anastasia Steele Is the Enemy of the Written Word by Charles Bramesco

To Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, the kink-happy romantic leads of the epochal Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, sex is everything. It’s a life force, the flame that keeps a relationsh…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Disney Is Developing Multiple Star Wars TV Shows by Jordan Crucchiola

Star Wars content is now as free-flowing as the green milk of a thala-siren. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Tuesday that the company is working on multiple Star Wars television series. Accord…

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Call Me! Beep Me! Disney Channel Is Making a Live-Action Kim Possible Movie by Dee Lockett

Paging Christy Carlson Romano, there’s a sitch! Disney is reviving Kim Possible for a live-action movie. The show, which began its original run in 2002 during Disney Channel’s golden era…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Theater Review: [PORTO] Gets the Urban Millennial Woman Exactly by Sara Holdren

I am a Brooklyn-dwelling, 30-something white woman sitting in a hip Brooklyn coffee shop to write about a play about a Brooklyn-dwelling, 30-something white woman that takes place in a hip B…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Theater Review: Martin McDonagh on a Dying Profession, in Hangmen by Sara Holdren

Martin McDonagh’s newest play was a long time in coming. In 2015, when Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court in London, McDonagh told the Guardian that he’d been mulling over the central …

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Broadway’s New Evan Hansen Gets Back to His ‘Sad Boy’ Roots by Jackson McHenry

One might assume it’s a stretch for Taylor Trensch to go from starring in a big theatrical confection like Hello, Dolly! to a tearjerker like Dear Evan Hansen, but Trensch thinks of it mor…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever Will All Play Donna Summer in a Broadway Musical by Jackson McHenry

Meet Donna, Donna, and Donna. The upcoming Broadway musical based on the life of Donna Summer has cast LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever as three different incarnations of Summer: the…

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