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Courtney Love Will Star In An Experimental Opera

  • Courtney Love will star in an experimental opera called “Kansas City Choir Boy” as part of this January’s Protoype festival in NYC. The show, directed by Kevin New bury and composed by Todd Almond, is described as a ”theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate.” The story is told through flashbacks, following a small-town Midwestern couple and the aftermath when one of them goes missing. The show is influenced by ancient mythology as well as the 24-hour news cycle. I am so intrigued. [HuffPost]

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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 from Trent Reznor’s “Gone Girl” score has been released and it’s predictably creepy. [Slate]
  • Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed she has a role in “Magic Mike XXL,” and that the role was originally written for a man. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

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 focus groups are demented human beings.

I eat bacon cheeseburgers. I love pranks. I watch professional wrestling. Well, maybe that last one doesn’t prove anything. Pro wrestling is just Redneck Broadway. Keep reading »

“Heathers” Is Now An Off-Broadway Musical

What's Your Damage?

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 is finally playing off-Broadway at New World Stages in Manhattan and a cast recording is set to release in June. Playbill has shared some rehearsal footage to give us a better idea of what to expect. Keep reading »

Fox To Air Live Performance Of “Grease”

  • Maria who? Fox is producing a three-hour live performance of the 1978 hit film “Grease” (which is also based on a 1971 Broadway musical, but let’s not act like we knew the play existed before the movie). “Grease Live” will air sometime next year, so you have plenty of time to buy your Pink Ladies jacket and learn how to look cool smoking a cigarette. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Sarah Silverman has joined the cast of “Masters Of Sex” in a guest-starring role. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Donald Trump is now going after (of course) Donald Sterling’s girlfriend – to whom he was taped making racist remarks – calling her “the girlfriend from hell.” [The Root]
  • American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copleand opens up about race, class and ballet. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Grown Up Annie Visits “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

Grown Up Annie Visits "Late Night With Seth Meyers"
"The sun will come out tomorrow and I just can't even."

Somehow I missed this last week, but it’s never too late to get to know Grown Up Annie! Musical theaters favorite redheaded orphan stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” still a little drunk after a long night out at the club. So what has Annie been up to since Daddy Warbucks adopted her and moved her into his mansion? What happened to Sandy, Annie’s faithful dog? And does Annie still keep in touch with her friends from the orphanage? Watch to find out! [YouTube]

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