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Patti LuPone Joins FX’s ‘Pose’ as Season 2 Jumps to 1990

“Pose” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Broadway legend Patti LuPone will guest star on the upcoming second season of the FX drama, and that the series will jump ahead to 1990. Murphy made the announcement while moderating the “Pose” panel at PaleyFest on Saturday, telling lead actress MJ Rodriguez that she will share many scenes […]
Tags: Billy Porter, Patti Lupone, Pose, Ryan Murphy

What’s it like to play Willy Wonka on stage?

Not bad for a Chicago kid with stars in his eyes, thought Noah Weisberg when he was cast as Willy Wonka in the touring company of “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” After guest starring roles on TV shows like “Modern Family,” and supporting parts in Broadway productions such as “Elf” and “Legally Blonde,” Weisberg takes center stage for the first time in the show, which opens at the Hollywood Pantages on Wednesday, March 27 and will come to the  Segerstrom Center for the Arts on M...
Tags: New York, Roald Dahl, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Broadway, Johnny Depp, Christian, Woody Allen, Jack, Hairspray, Tony, Charlie, Joan Marcus, Weisberg, Wonka

Ali Stroker Talks About Doing Broadway Musicals In A Wheelchair

In the 2015 Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening, Stroker became the first wheelchair-user Broadway actor, and she’s now playing Ado Annie (the girl who can’t say “no”) in the revisionist Daniel Fish staging of Oklahoma!. In a Q&A, she talks about what she sees her job as being (and not being) as a “mainstreamed” disabled performer, how she deals with a given theater’s accessibility issues, and showing the public a wheelchair-using character who’s also a sexual being. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Annie, Oklahoma, SJ, Ali Stroker, Daniel Fish, 03.19.19

Songs By Jay-Z, Nina Simone, More More Added To National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced Wednesday (March 20) that songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond and Nina Simon are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. This year’s selection includes: Jay-Z’s Blueprint album, Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual,” Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Simon’s “Mississippi Goddam,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man,” Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly,” Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” Ritchie Val...
Tags: Music, Congress, Broadway, Benjamin Britten, Nina Simone, Jay, Martin Luther King Jr, Bruce Houghton, Sylvester, Cyndi Lauper, Robert F Kennedy, Sam Dave, Curtis Mayfield, Dexter Gordon, Stan Freberg, Lauper

Be More Chill Is a Candy-Colored Musical for the Internet Age

At first, it seemed as if the current Broadway phenomenon Be More Chill was going to be condemned to regional-theater status. “We only had a four-week limited engagement in New Jersey,” says music and lyrics writer Joe Iconis of the show’s initial run in 2015. “For us to go beyond that, we’d need a good…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Broadway, Theater, Joe Iconis

Exit Lines: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

There’s been so much drama regarding Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that the actual show may get lost in all the headlines. (There’s this, and this, and this.) Once you’ve gotten through all that hubbub, however, book your tickets to what’s become a bonafide theatrical event. It’s excellent. Mostly. Lee’s 1960 novel, the basis of the Oscar-winning 1962 film, needs no introduction. In all the best ways, it plays to Sorkin’s strengths: It’s a courtroom thr...
Tags: Music, New York, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Alabama, Jeff Daniels, Broadway, Harper Lee, South Pacific, Detroit, Bartlett Sher, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, New York Theatre, Tom, Lee

In ‘The Prom,’ Broadway’s Beth Leavel Goes Full-On Diva Over LGBTQ Rights Divide

The Tony winner calls the role of down-on-her-luck Dee Dee Allen “the easiest hard work I’ve ever done.”
Tags: News, Broadway, Beth Leavel, Dee Dee Allen

He’s the Star of ‘Tootsie’ on Broadway. Wearing Heels Is the Easy Part.

Santino Fontana’s turn as a man in a wig comes at a time when Broadway has been reckoning with the idea that musical comedies need to offer fully realized female characters.
Tags: News, Broadway, Santino Fontana

Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr. Joins The Many Saints of Newark

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. joins The Many Saints of Newark Deadline is reporting that Tony-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. has joined New Line’s The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark in a key role. Details on his character have not yet been released. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var s...
Tags: Movies, Broadway, David Chase, Newark, Alessandro Nivola, Hamilton, Tony, Christopher, Lin Manuel Miranda, Michael Imperioli, Orient Express, Aaron Burr, Jon Bernthal, Leslie Odom Jr, Alan Taylor, Corey Stoll

Morrissey – “Morning Starship” (Feat. Ed Droste) (Jobriath Cover)

In a couple of months, former Smiths frontman and future Broadway star Morrissey is releasing a covers album called California Son. It'll feature renditions of songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, Phil Ochs, Carly Simon, Melanie, Buffy Sainte Marie, and more, and it'll also feature musicians like Green Day's … More »
Tags: Music, California, Broadway, Smiths, Morrissey, Jobriath

3 Atypical Life Hacks To Improve Your Resume

Writing a great resume has always been challenging. It comes as no surprise that people devote their entire careers to properly composing these professional documents. Knowing how to pen a captivating resume is a sought-after skill. Whole courses, workshops, and books focus on the subject. The takeaway from this is that the world is obsessed with looking good on paper — even though there’s not much paper going around anymore. With digital platforms and electronic scanning systems dominating the ...
Tags: Facebook, Writing, Netflix, Broadway, Lifehacks, Bush, Don, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Trust My Paper

Jekyll & Hyde: Alexander Dinelaris Adapting Broadway Musical

Jekyll & Hyde: Alexander Dinelaris adapting Broadway musical Two-time Academy Award winner Leslie Bricusse and Emmy, Grammy and Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn’s acclaimed Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde is being reimagined for the big screen by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Revenant). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Quadrino, Broadway, Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll, Hyde, Tony, Leslie, Saperstein, Jekyll & Hyde, Frank Wildhorn, Movie News, Richard Saperstein, BlueStone, Wildhorn

Corey Stoll & Brian d’Arcy James Join West Side Story Movie

Corey Stoll & Brian d’Arcy James join West Side Story movie The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain, First Man) and Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James (The Kitchen, The Ferryman, X-Men: Dark Phoenix) have joined Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Movies, Ansel Elgort, New York City, Broadway, William Shakespeare, Newark, Sharks, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Rita Moreno, Phoenix, Tony, Golden Globe, Anita, West Side Story, Jerome Robbins

Yiddish 'Fiddler on the Roof' Opens Off-Broadway

Two Broadway producers are behind the production of "Fiddler on the Roof" done entirely in Yiddish.
Tags: News, Broadway

Andrew Rannells Says A Catholic Priest Sexually Assaulted Him As A Teen

Broadway and Girls star Andrew Rannells reveals that he was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest as a teenager in an excerpt from his new memoir, Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir Of Fumbling Towards Adulthood. The memoir focuses on Rannells’ life before he became famous, covering his years growing up in Omaha, Nebraska and his early career in New York.In the excerpt published on Vulture, Rannells writes that he decided to seek guidance from a priest about his recent sexual involvement with a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Church, Pope Francis, Broadway, Vatican, Catholic Church, Npr, Catholic, Omaha Nebraska, Andrew Rannells, Dominic, Rannells, RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline, Vulture Rannells

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” will preside over Broadway’s biggest night which honors the season’s best plays and musicals. Corden previously hosted the 70th annual Tonys. Corden won a […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Broadway, Cbs, James Corden, Corden

Disneyland’s $199 peak daily ticket has been topped: Which park is most expensive now?

How much is too much to pay for a day at a theme park? Is $200 too much? Disneyland in January raised its top one-day ticket price to $199, for a Park Hopper ticket that gets you into both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the same day. On the East Coast, Walt Disney World last week raised its top one-day ticket price to $219, which buys you admission into all four of Disney World’s theme parks for one day during its busiest week of the year, at Christmas. Sign up for our Park Life ...
Tags: Ebay, Disney, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Universal, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Hamilton, Southern California, Disney World, Mickey, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney California Adventure

‘Frozen’ the Musical Opening in London in 2020

“Frozen” the musical is coming to London and will open in the West End in fall 2020. The Michael Grandage-directed Disney Theatrical Productions stage show has been on Broadway for a year. Grandage’s production is now set to re-open Andrew Lloyd Webber’s refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are behind the […]
Tags: Frozen, London, News, Disney, Global, Broadway, West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson Lopez, Disney Theatrical Productions, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Michael Grandage, Grandage, West End Musical

For each gun seen on stage, a Broadway show will donate money to help destroy illegal weapons

The revival of OKLAHOMA! will be Broadway's first show to go gun-neutral.
Tags: Cnn, Broadway

Frozen musical heads from Broadway to London's West End

The stage adaptation of the Disney movie is coming to the Drury Lane Theatre in 2020.
Tags: London, News, Broadway, West End

The Mysterious (And Disgusting) Pooper Of Broadway

The stealthy stink bomber struck during tryouts for the “Magic Mike” musical at Pearl Studios at 500 Eighth Ave. on Feb. 26, and again on March 6 at the Ripley-Grier space down the block. “There was a lot of disbelief,” said actress Eunice Bae of the first incident, when she saw a show rep slip on something on the floor. – New York Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Ripley Grier, Pearl Studios, 03.16.19, Eunice Bae

Broadway musical star blasts homosexuality as unnatural and “not right”

Actress Oluwaseyi Omooba was recently cast as Celie in the hit Broadway musical of The Color Purple.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Broadway, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Celie, The Color Purple, Aaron Lee Lambert, Adegboyega Omooba, Oluwaseyi Omooba

Nashville police are looking for the driver who dragged an officer with his ATV

The Metro Nashville Police Department is looking for the ATV driver who dragged an officer down Broadway on Saturday.
Tags: Cnn, Broadway, Nashville, Metro Nashville Police Department

LA Marathon 2019: street and freeway closures in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

Click for a larger map The Skechers Performance LA Marathon is in town on March 24. Many Los Angeles area streets and freeway ramps will be closed. The race’s 26.2-mile route begins at Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park and runs through LA’s neighboring cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills to the finish line in Santa Monica. The course itself will be closed to the public on March 24, and street closures will begin as early as 9:30 p.m. March 23 (in Santa Monica). The marathon begins at 6:30 a.m...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Boston, Los Angeles, Roads, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Glendale, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Temple, San Pedro, Metro

When Your World Spins Too Fast

It's an ugly time in our culture. I see pundits on cable news trying to explain why it's ugly and what we can do about it. But almost all of them miss the central point.America is changing in big ways, very quickly, and to a substantial minority, that is terrifying. And right now, for those folks, fear motivates everything in them. These people fear losing power (that they never really had), fear losing social status (that they never really had), fear losing their culture (which was never as Whi...
Tags: Gender, Musicals, Theatre, America, Gay, Broadway, Fear, Theater, Lgbtq, Joy, Drag, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Zak, Jean Michel

Weekend Post

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Elaine May on Broadway starring in THE WAVERLY GALLERY. She was phenomenal. You'll see her on the Tony's in June picking up her... [Author: Ken Levine]
Tags: Broadway, Humor, Waverly, Elaine May, Ken Levine

Travel: A rookie’s guide to New York City

A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer The Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributi...
Tags: New York, New York City, John Lennon, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Mta, Broadway, Manhattan, Chrysler, William Shakespeare

19 NYC Colorists Who Will Give You The Best Hair Of Your Life

Complain all you want about New York City's overpriced apartments, unreliable subway system, and the stench of hot trash on your commute to work— but the truth is, it's a city that's hard to quit. From the bright lights of Broadway to the sushi bars that stay open until 4 a.m., the five boroughs attract some of the best of the best, and that goes for beauty treatments, too. Here, hairstylists and colorists are at the top of their game, and whether you're based in Brooklyn, SoHo, or the Upper Ea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Oregon, New York City, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Broadway, Union, Lady Gaga, Upper East Side, Julie Delpy, Chanel, Upper West Side, Marc Jacobs, Madison

Off-Broadway’s Best-Connected, Best-Loved Talent-Spotter

“For the past 15 years, [Jason Eagan] has been the remarkably well-connected, stealthily low-profile, principal creative force shaping the innovative Off-Broadway incubator Ars Nova. … He’s the guy who plucked an obscure Billy Eichner out of one Manhattan basement and an unknown Lin-Manuel Miranda out of another; who discovered the alt-cabaret comedian Bridget Everett at midnight at a karaoke bar; who looked upon the glorious excess of Dave Malloy’s nascent War and Peace musical, Natasha, Pierr...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Manhattan, Billy Eichner, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett, Dave Malloy, Natasha Pierre the Great Comet, 03.13.19, Jason Eagan

Jazz hands! See ‘Fosse/Verdon’ fashions and costumes at the Paley Center

You’ll have to wait until April 9 to see the FX miniseries “Fosse/Verdon.” But you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes designed and recreated by Melissa Toth for stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in “Fun, Laughs, Good Times: An Inside Look into the Fashion of Fosse/Verdon” at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills through April 28. The free exhibit, according to Paley Center head Maureen J. Reidy, “offers visitors an insider’s look at the artistry behind this incredible ...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Sam Rockwell, Paley Center for Media, Michelle Williams, Bob Fosse, Paley Center, Gwen Verdon, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT