Posts tagged "broadway"

Watch The Broadway Casts Of The Lion King And Aladdin Have An Airport Sing-Off

If only every flight delay looked like this!

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2015

Taye Diggs Will Be The Next Star Of “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”!

Taye Diggs in fishnets? Yes please.

By: Claire Hannum / May 18, 2015

Shocker: “Duck Dynasty” Vegas Musical Flops A Month After Premiere

Insert sad trombone and/or duck call noise here! “The Duck Commander Musical” is closing in Las Vegas after only a month, after having seen dismal ticket sales since its premiere. On average, less than 100 tickets were purchased for each showing, despite offering steep discounts.

Not so surprising given the fact that there…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 5, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth Is A Manscaping Pro And All-Around Awesome Human

My soul twin Kristin Chenoweth hung out on Reddit Monday for an Ask Me Anything, and we learned that she’s game for a “Wicked” movie, loves chain restaurants (me too, girl), and is ace at manscaping. Kristin always seems to have such a genuine vibe about her in interviews, and her AMA is no different.

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Here’s A Teaser Of Emma Stone’s “Cabaret” Performance

Emma Stone is starring in “Cabaret” on Broadway as Sally Bowles, and this montage gives us a quick look at her performance. The only thing missing is her singing voice, but I guess we have to buy a ticket to experience that part. It’s easy to be wary when a movie star decides to dabble…

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Sarah Silverman Is Working On A Musical Version Of Her Memoir

Sarah Silverman is working on a Broadway musical based on her memoir The Bedwetter about, you guessed it, her childhood bedwetting problem. [BroadwayWorld]
Thirty actors who have appeared in Shonda Rhimes’ TV shows choose three words to describe her that are more accurate than “angry black woman.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
A song…

By: Claire Hannum / September 23, 2014

Emma Stone May Join The Broadway Cast Of “Cabaret”

Emma Stone is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the cast of “Cabaret” as Sally Bowles. Emma — who apparently can sing! — would take the place of Michelle Williams, who is set to leave the show on November 9. [New York Times]
AMC has confirmed that “Better Call Saul,” the…

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Watch The Broadway Cast Of “The Lion King” Sing On The NYC Subway

On June 28th, NYC subway riders received a spontaneous performance from the Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who serenaded them with a beautiful rendition of “The Circle Of Life.” The show became New York’s first $1 billion Broadway production last year, and the NYC subway served over one billion riders last year, so thi…

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And “30 Rock,” Has Died

Actress Elaine Stritch passed away today at age 89. An outspoken Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, style icon, and Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock,” Elaine was a woman who was never afraid to say what she felt. One of her most legendary roles was as an aging society woman in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,”…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

“Girls” Star Andrew Rannells To Take Over For NPH In “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” On Broadway

Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend on “Girls,” is headed to Broadway! In August, he’ll take over for Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch.” NPH recently won a Tony for playing a transgender East German rock singer. [Variety]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2014

Frisky Q&A: “Mike & Molly” Star Swoosie Kurtz

“I forgot to get married and have babies” is often a line women with successful careers hear from their peers as a warning to reprioritize their lives. Yet this is exactly how Swoosie Kurtz, currently starring in “Mike and Molly” with Melissa McCarthy, explains why she is 69-years-old and never married and without children. But…

By: Veronica Arreola / June 10, 2014

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

I love musicals.

Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.

First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focu…

By: John DeVore / June 9, 2014

“Heathers” Is Now An Off-Broadway Musical

The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show i…

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Is A Movie Version Of “Wicked” Finally Headed Our Way?

Fellow Broadway fanatics, prick up your ears: a long-awaited film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” might finally be picking up speed. Stephen Schwartz, the musical’s composer, hinted to New York magazine the people who make such dreams come true are “starting to do some work on it.” Okay, so that’s pretty vague, but…

By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

Dreams Come True: Cast Of “The Lion King” Surprise Plane With Performance

Someone please tell me why I was not on this plane. Travelers flying from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, this weekend got a musical surprise when the Aussie Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who were also en route, decided to serenade the plane with their rendition of the musical’s hit number, “The Circle of Life.”…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 1, 2014

Win This! 2 Tickets To See Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart On Broadway In “No Man’s Land”

In addition to being the best of friends, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both legends of the stage, and they are sharing that stage in two productions on Broadway, “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting For Godot” (both plays also star Billy Crudup and Shuler Hemsley). Ami and I had the opportunity to go see “No…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2014

Win This! 2 Tickets To “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder” (And Reader Discount!)

‘Tis the season for New York City theater — and a “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” should be on your must-see musical list! This murderous comedy takes you on a hysterical journey as the protagonist, Monty Navarro, kills his way to the top.  Star Jefferson Mays’ will have you laughing out loud as you…

By: Sophie Leon / December 4, 2013

“Shakespeare In Love” Is Coming To A Stage Near You

As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals (“Once,” “Hairspray,” “Billy Elliot,” “Matilda,” “Ghost,” maybe “The Princess Bride”) makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don’t enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage lights i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 15, 2013

Is “The Princess Bride” Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

I have a confession to make. I’ve never seen “The Princess Bride.” I know, I know. By the time I realized it was a cultural obsession, I’d narrowly missed about a million group viewings of it, with plans always having changed at the last minute. I kind of feel like I’m missing out on some national treasure,…

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013
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