Saturday, May 4, 2019

Photos: Meet the 2019 Tony Award Nominees by Jackson McHenry

Photographs by Erik Tanner. Welcome to Tony Awards season, when the stars of Broadway’s biggest shows are honored while still, in many cases, performing eight times a week. The day after t…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K. by Frank Rich

A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Enjoy a Close-Up View of My Fair Lady’s ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’ Shot Via GoPro by Jackson McHenry

Danny Burstein hid a GoPro in a hat won by Kerstin Anderson, who plays a reveler in the scene (and is the Eliza alternate for Laura Benanti).

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Wicked Movie Is (Probably) Hitting Theaters in 2021 by Trupti Rami

On Friday, Universal’s feature adaptation of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked got a new release date: December 22, 2021. Back in 2016, we learned the movie-musical was hitting theaters…

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Actors Who Help Develop Hit Broadway Shows Will Share In Profits, Says New Union Agreement by Halle Kiefer

After a strike lasting 33 days, Actors’ Equity has made a deal with producers trade association the Broadway League to give a fraction of successful Broadway shows’ profits to its perfor…

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: On the Nose by Allie Pape

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has had a few strong outings here and there in its final season, but with this episode marking the two-thirds point, I have to confess that I’m just not enjoying the sh…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

In Bad Surprise News, Les Moonves Has Quietly Started a New Company Called Moon Rise Unlimited by Jordan Crucchiola

After being fired from his position atop CBS last December, following myriad accusations of sexual misconduct that span decades, Les Moonves is getting back to work. According to the New Yor…

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Sean Penn Wants to Give Bradley Cooper an Oscar with ‘Balls’ by Jordan Crucchiola

While Bradley Cooper is off feeling like a failure for not getting a Best Director nomination out of A Star Is Born, Sean Penn, we now know, is outraged on his behalf. In a new “editorial…

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Rita Moreno Will Be Watching the West Side Story Movie Rehearsals, So Don’t Mess Up by Jackson McHenry

Rita Moreno won the O in her EGOT from playing Anita in the film version of West Side Story, and she’s not about to let anybody mess up the movie’s legacy with the remake. Moreno has a s…

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Conan O’Brien and Nick Kroll Teach the Children About S-E-X by Bethy Squires

Who better to educate the youth of America on all matters sexual than two comedians? Since Big Mouth is all about adolescent horniness/mistakes/horny mistakes, Conan brought Nick Kroll to a …

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Ariana Grande Drops Second Album in Six Months by Bethy Squires

What a busy gal! At last, our long national nightmare is over: Ariana Grande doesn’t have to tease the release of her new album anymore because it’s here, honey! Grande dropped thank u, …

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Watch Matt Smith Brood and Strut in the New Mapplethorpe Trailer by Bethy Squires

Everyone who’s been wondering if Matt Smith can pull off a Queens accent, wonder no more! Mapplethorpe premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is finally entering theaters se…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lorne Michaels Is Developing a Movie About the Guy That Shot Osama Bin Laden by Bethy Squires

Universal Pictures and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video has bought the feature rights to The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. Accor…

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Ariana Grande Says Grammys Producer Is ‘Lying’ About Her Cancelled Performance by Jackson McHenry

You would think that the Grammys would know better than to get on the wrong side of someone who wrote a whole album about how she’ll be fine without you. The Associated Press published an …

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Thank You, Bradley Cooper, for Growing Out Your Jackson Maine Beard by Hunter Harris

For months now, I have repeatedly issued a few humble requests to actor/Lady Bird stan/A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper, mostly via Vulture dot com, and my own personal Twitter: What h…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Creator Might Make Gypsy Now by Anne Victoria Clark

Gypsy (no, not that Naomi Watts Netflix thing, purge that from your mind) the musical may finally be making its way back onto the silver screen. Variety reports that Amy Sherman-Palladino, t…

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Fox Exec Probably Wishes He Didn’t Tell Rent: Live Cast to ‘Break a Leg’ by Whitney Friedlander

If you’re looking for someone to blame for the #RentNotLive controversy that happened after star Brennin Hunt broke his foot last month, look no further than Charlie Collier. The new Fox E…

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A Hercules Musical Will Go the Distance in Central Park This Summer by Jackson McHenry

Disney’s next movie-to-theater adaptation is arriving in an unexpected format. After premiering big, yet conventional, movie-to-theater adaptations like Frozen and Aladdin on Broadway (and…

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Bradley Cooper Is Not Ashamed to Admit He’s Embarrassed by Best Director Snub by Hunter Harris

In a pivot to utter humility, beard-growth, and softness, actor, director, and Lady Bird stan Bradley Cooper sat down with Oprah on Tuesday afternoon for a SuperSoul Conversation. Among Coop…

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Ariana Grande Says Thank U, Next to the Grammys After Being ‘Insulted’ by Dee Lockett

The Grammys have done what only dummies have dared to do and have crossed Ariana Grande. Variety reports that not only will Grande no longer perform on Sunday’s broadcast, she’s skipping…

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Philosopher Nick Bostrom on Whether We Live in a Simulation by Brian Feldman

When Morpheus told us our reality was fake, it sounded far-fetched. Since then, though, the idea has picked up steam. In 2001, two years after The Matrix hit theaters, Oxford University phil…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Broadway’s Anastasia Will Close Once Upon a March 31 by Jackson McHenry

A journey to the past can only last so long. Broadway’s musical adaptation of the 1997 animated movie Anastasia has announced that it will close on March 31 this year. The musical, with a …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

What the Hell Happened at the Skittles Musical? by Jackson McHenry

Midway through Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, which performed on the Great White Way Sunday afternoon, Michael C. Hall dies. To be clear, that’s not the Michael C. Hall you kno…

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Let’s All Go to Raging Waters by Allie Pape

On the surface, this episode seemed like it would be silly fun. We finally get to go to Raging Waters! It’s Rebecca’s Paris! But the waterslides are just window-dressing, because the rea…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Seth Rogen, Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen, Together At Last, In Aaron Sorkin’s Chicago 7 by Halle Kiefer

If you find yourself wanting to draw parallels between today’s political unrest and the tumultuous late ‘60s, Aaron Sorkin is here with a gigantic sketch pad and 1,000,000 sharpened penc…

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Did Lady Gaga Save the Oscars? by Hunter Harris

As the Oscars continue to lose its freaking mind right before our very eyes, a benevolent goddess has apparently arrived to right at least one of its wrongs: Deadline is reporting that the A…

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Can Merrily We Roll Along Finally Find Its Ideal Self? by Jackson McHenry

Ever since Merrily We Roll Along premiered and then quickly closed on Broadway in 1981, people have been trying to find a way to resurrect Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s showbiz music…

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Ariana Grande Squashes Beef with 2 Chainz on Remix to ‘7 Rings’ by Bethy Squires

When Ariana Grande released her latest single off her as-yet-unreleased new album, listeners began hearing echoes of other songs. Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag,” Princess Nokia’s “…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Bradley Cooper Wore an Earring In the Star Is Born Screen Test and We Feel Robbed by Hunter Harris

Bradley Cooper’s physical transformation for A Star Is Born rivaled — nay, eclipsed! — Christian Bale’s for Vice. To play the jaded, addicted country rockstar Jackson Maine, Cooper a…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Deposition Shows Lady Gaga Fighting for Kesha in Dr. Luke Legal Battle by Anne Victoria Clark

A newly unsealed deposition from Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke shows a heated exchange between Dr. Luke’s lawyer and Lady Gaga, according to The Blast. The deposition, which…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

The ’90s Live! The Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill Is Coming to Broadway by Jackson McHenry

And we’re here to remind you that they made a musical around the songs from Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill. Today, the musical’s producers announced that after premiering…

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