Posts tagged "broadway"

Alanis Morrisette Is Developing “Jagged Little Pill” Musical For Broadway

Cue the “‘you oughta know’ I’ll be getting tickets” jokes! Alanis Morrisette is developing her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. NYmag.com reports that workshopping the show will begin in 2014 and the songstress is working on new arrangements for songs on the album, as well as new songs for the show. No…

Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2013

Anthony Weiner’s Dick Pics Saga Is Headed To The Stage

“The Weiner Monologues,” a saga about Carlos Danger — code name of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who sexted dick pics to a young admirer named Sydney Leathers, AKA a woman who is not his wife — is headed to Off Off Broadway. The director described it as “a devised Greek tragedy composed…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

Anne Hathaway Rumored For “Cabaret” Broadway Revival

Anne Hathaway and Alan Cumming are rumored to be starring in an upcoming Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” although her rep called the rumor “totally made up.” It’s probably for the best. There is absolutely NO WAY Liza fans will approve of this. [BlackBook Mag, Just Jared]
Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People’s Most Beautiful…

Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2013

Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad To Star In “Romeo & Juliet”

An interracial version of “Romeo & Juliet” is headed to Broadway. The Shakespearean-named Orlando Bloom has been cast as Romeo. with Condola Rashad, daughter of Claire Huxtable, as Juliet. That’s cool, but aren’t we kind of saturated with “Romeo & Juliet” remakes? [Los Angeles Times]
Shain Gandee from MTV’s new reality show “Buckwild”…

Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

Showbiz Is Tough, Even For Pets

Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)

This week, on the…

Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013

It’s A Hard Knock Life! Jane Lynch To Join “Annie” On Broadway

Jane Lynch is joining the Broadway cast of “Annie” from May 16 until July 14. So buy your ridiculously overpriced tickets now, kids. Or get ready to shiv someone. Fun fact: Julie once played “unnamed orphan #2″ in a local “Annie production. [Daily Freshies]
Kim Kardashian says she’s done with reality shows because of…

Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2013

Will “Pushing Daisies” Head To Broadway?

Bryan Fuller‘s been dropping hints of upcoming Pushing Daisies news for the past few months, and we have been clawing at our computer screens for just as long screaming “TELL US!” The “Pushing Daisies,” “Dead Like Me,” and “Mockingbird Lane” producer swore it had nothing to do with a return of the cancelled-too-soon show to television, or of…

The Mary Sue / July 22, 2012

Katie Holmes Is Headed Back To Broadway

Katie Holmes in headed back to the Broadway stage in the fall for Theresa Rebeck’s play, “Dead Accounts.” Ami saw Katie on Broadway in 2008 when she appeared in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” and said Katie’s not such a good stage actress. Better luck this time, Katie.  [New York Times]
Chris Brow…

Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2012

Today’s Lady News: The Broadway Show “Hair” Will Marry Gay Couples Onstage

The Broadway show “Hair” will marry a bunch of gay couples live onstage in front of the audience after the July 25 show! New York State’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage goes into effect the day before. Gay people getting married surrounded by naked hippies? Conservative heads = exploding. [Washington Post]
Secretary of State…

Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

Neil Patrick Harris Rocks The 2011 Tony Awards

I would like to make a case for Neil Patrick Harris hosting, well, every awards show ever. Last night, he helmed the 2011 Tony Awards. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “Book Of Mormon” cleaned up, taking home nine awards over the course of the night—but that wasn’t the spectacular part. No, the highlight…

Kirstie Alley Gets Over Fear Of Lifts, Eyes Broadway

“I was offered a Broadway play. I’m not going to do it, because my friends said, `Don’t do one if you can’t get a Tony!’  But I am tempted … [In the past, lifts] would have freaked me out. I have this bizarre thing with height. I’m 5 foot 8, and I have thi…

Oprah Headed To Broadway, HBO

What will Oprah do with her days once her talk show ends? She divulged to The Chicago Tribune that, in addition to running her own network, she is planning to head to Broadway. As in, for real deal you’ll be able to see her on the stage soon. “I have a stack of plays i…

Julie Taymor No Longer Directing “Spider-Man: The Musical”

Making fun of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”—the musical version of the classic comic book tale that, at $65 million, is the most expensive production in Broadway history—has become something of a blood sport here in New York. And this week brings the news that the play—which has injured multiple cast members and been almost…

Katie Holmes And Chloe Sevigny To Be Broadway Buds

“Extremeties” may not be slated to open for at least a year, but I would recommend getting a ticket to the Broadway play now. Katie Holmes is being courted for the play about a woman who seeks revenge on an attempted rapist with the help of her two roommates. And it looks like Chloe Sevigny

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 27, 2010

Paul Reubens Brings Pee-Wee Herman To Broadway

In case you haven’t heard, “The Pee-wee Herman Show” opened on Broadway this week and it is offering up all the playhouse shenanigans you can handle. Tucked into the realm of nostalgia, this play is essentially a 90-minute version of Paul Reubens’ TV show that “Playhouse” fans have been missing for decades. All the original…

Kelli Bender / November 12, 2010

Jenna Jameson On Broadway?

Over the past few years, many a Hollywood actor has done a Broadway play—Katie Holmes, Laurence Fishburne, Claire Danes, Daniel Radcliffe, Terrence Howard, Laura Linney. And now we may be adding another name to this list of serious thespians: Jenna Jameson. Yep, the world’s most famous porn star (or is that Ron Jeremy?) is i…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 21, 2010

Cop Her Style: Morticia Adams’ Nails

Macabre though it may sound to call Morticia Adams a major fashion inspiration, that bitch was fierce. And her return to pop culture in “The Adams Family” musical has brought with it a whole new way to emulate Mama Adams. Essie has teamed up with the production to release three Morticia-inspired nail polish colors for

Lily Q / July 12, 2010

10 Things We’re Hoping For At The Tony Awards

The 2010 Tony Awards are this Sunday, and everyone is abuzz, gossiping about who will be there and what will happen. The laundry list of stars and guest appearances is out and after taking a look, we cannot wait to watch. After the jump, check out our list of 10 things we hope will happe…

Lauren Gold / June 8, 2010

Pee-Wee Herman On Broadway: 10 Reasons I’m Pee-Weeing My Pants Over It

Heh heh heh! Mark your calendars, folks, because Pee-wee is hitting the big playhouse! At 57 years old, Paul Reubens, best known to the world as Mr. Pee-wee Herman, is finally exposing himself as the Broadway star he was always meant to be. The well-received “Pee-wee Herman Show,” which has been running onstage in Lo…

Ami Angelowicz / May 22, 2010

The Blind And Deaf Don’t Want To See (Or Hear) Abigail Breslin As Helen Keller

The blind and deaf communities are not rejoicing after the announcement that Abigail Breslin has signed on to play Helen Keller in the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker.” Why? Simply put, she’s not blind or deaf. Advocacy groups feel strongly that the production should consider using an actress from the blind or deaf…

Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2009