All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘theater’

Cindy Lauper And ‘Kinky Boots’ Cast And Crew Had Audience Jumping To Their Feet

Musical Broadway show, Kinky Boots, had a great start with their opening night as the audience jumped to their feet at the curtain call. Kinky Boots has irresistibly endearing characters, crazy couture, a mix of emotional ballads and over-the-top ensemble numbers, and the kind of energy that had the audience dancing in their seats. Cyndi Lauper, the lyricist of the …

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Nicole Kidman Plays Scientist Rosalind Franklin In ‘Photograph 51,’ Honors Her Father

Nicole Kidman dedicated her come back to London’s West End to her father who was a biochemist and to all other research scientists who were not given proper recognition. Nicole Kidman has arrived! From 5th Sept in the UK premiere of Photograph 51 at Noel Coward http://t.co/u9cc5X2x0o pic.twitter.com/LXbzmxQOVe — LOVEtheatre.com (@LOVEtheatrecom) September 3, 2015 Kidman portrays Rosalind Franklin, a British …

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Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg Expecting Baby Girl, Couple Shares Openly About Miscarriages

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday they’re expecting a baby girl. In a very poignant Facebook post, the couple also shared openly about several miscarriages Priscilla Chan had in her attempt to have a baby. “This will be a new chapter in our lives,” Zuckerberg wrote in the post. “We’ve already been so fortunate for the opportunity to …

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Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet To Premiere In Chicago

It took quite a while but Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s On Your Feet is finally dancing its way to a world premiere in Chicago. On Your Feet showcases the life of the one and only Queen of Latin Pop and her relationship with her husband Emilio, 19-times Grammy winner and record producer extraordinaire. The musical will show audiences how their …

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Taye Diggs Is Next To Rock Hedwig’s Wigs In New Broadway Role

Hold on to your wigs and high heels. Taye Diggs is set to play the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After weeks of subtle hints, it’s been formally announced that Taye Diggs will be stepping into Hedwig’s heels after Darren Criss’ finishes his run as everyone’s favorite international song stylist. The man who helped Stella get her …

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals That She Hated Theater in School

Jennifer Lawrence recently interviewed Eddie Redmayne for the appropriately-named Interview Magazine. While she got plenty of great material out of Redmayne for the piece, Jennifer Lawrence herself revealed quite a lot. One of the things that she told Redmayne is that she rarely watches playback of her scenes when shooting a film. It’s not so much that she is The …

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Gillian Anderson in ‘Streetcar’ to Hit Theaters Next Week

Gillian Anderson made a name for herself as the foil to David Duchovny’s conspiracy-minded FBI agent in the sci-fi series The X-Files, but the actress got her start in theater. Throughout her career Anderson has appeared on stage in productions in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Now Anderson has taken on her biggest stage role yet. She is currently …

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James Earl Jones Is Back On Broadway In “You Can’t Take It With You”

An eminent actor and the one who gave a distinct voice to the character of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones is making a big comeback on Broadway, where he debuted in 1957. Jones is headlining the Broadway revival of the comedic play You Can’t Take It With You, where he plays the eccentric patriarch of an equally quirky family in …

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Emma Stone Will Debut On Broadway In ‘Cabaret’ Revival

Screen star Emma Stone will debut on Broadway’s revival of the classic musical Cabaret as Michelle Williams ends her run. Stone will take over Wiliams role as Sally Bowles, the troubled 19-year-old cabaret performer. The Roundabout Theatre Company officially released the news Wednesday, welcoming Stone into the cast for a limited run. The 25-year-old’s prior work include The Amazing Spiderman …

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Benedict Cumberbatch Sets Theater Sales Record

I’ll admit it. I’m a Cumberbitch. Everything Benedict Cumberbatch touches these days seems to turn to pure gold; the man can seemingly do no wrong. Like every other Cumberbitch, I was terribly excited when I heard that the Christmas special of Sherlock will be a full, feature-length episode, even though said episode is not going to air until Christmas 2015. …

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Neil Patrick Harris Tweets Naked Selfie Post ‘Hedwig’ Show

On Thursday, Neil Patrick Harris gave his fans a sneak peek of what goes on behind the stage of Hedwig and the Angry Inch by sharing a naked selfie from his dressing room. Harris was in front of the mirror holding his phone wearing nothing but remnants of his makeup and dark blue nail polish. The picture was captioned, “Other …

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Gillian Anderson’s ‘Streetcar’ to be Broadcast Live

The rendition of Tennessee Williams’ celebrated play A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson as iconic character Blanche Dubois will be broadcast live worldwide on September 16th. The play, also starring American actor Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski, is the fastest-selling ticket in the history of the Young Vic Theater. The NT Live program from the National Theatre is handling …

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Neil Patrick Harris Spits On Woman During ‘Hedwig’ Performance, Audience Shocked

Neil Patrick Harris was so into his character during his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Thursday that he spat water on a woman in the audience. According to a source, the incident happened halfway through the performance. Harris was in full drag costume and leaned down towards the audience and asked the woman “Are you drunk?” The …

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Angela Lansbury Shines On London Stage

In January it was announced that Dame Angela Lansbury would be reprising her role as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, on the same stage her mother performed on in 1918. In Blithe Spirit, Lansbury’s Madame Arcati, a medium, is invited to the home of socialite and novelist Charles Condomine to conduct a seance. Charles only hopes to get …

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Danai Gurira’s Play Part Of Yale Rep Season

While most people recognize Danai Gurira from her performance as Michonne on AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead, Gurira is also known as a famous playwright. Before becoming a part of many Sunday night routines, Gurira won an OBIE Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award, and has written such plays as Eclipsed, The Convert, and …

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Rupert Grint Scared Away From Drugs by Shia LaBeouf

One would think that filming 7 (officially 8) Harry Potter movies would make Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley, a more open-minded individual, receptive to fantastical ideas and alternate realities. While that may be true, apparently Grint is not receptive to those alternative realities created by taking LSD, or acid. While filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, an …

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Joan Collins Gets Her Own One-Woman Show

Joan Collins will be giving fans a chance to hear some never-before-told tales of her private life and see previously unseen film footage early next year, as she takes to the stage in London for a one-woman show. Collins rose to fame in the ’80s with a high-profile role on “Dynasty” and has written three very successful memoirs. This new …

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Robert De Niro Stars in “The Family”, In Theaters Today

  If there’s anything Robert De Niro has a knack for, it’s bringing the Mafia world to life on the big screen. With memorable films like “Good Fellas” and “The God Father”, De Niro has an impeccable reputation of portraying the brash, callous Italian mobster. Now, he’s made his way back to theaters with “The Family”. According to ABC News, …

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Theatergoing Hero Threw Woman’s Cellphone When She Refused to Shut Up, Stop Googling

Kevin Williamson is a theater critic and a writer for the National Review. This does not make him a hero. What does make him a hero is that he took action on an impulse that plenty of us have battled from time to time: physically separating the loud, obnoxious, moviegoer who won’t turn off their damn phone from said phone. …

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Google Talk Deals With ‘Theater In A Digital Age’

Rick Lombardo, Artistic Director for the San Jose Repertory Theatre, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, in which he discussed becoming an artist, and why theater arts “are going to continue to prosper” in the digital age. It’s an interesting topic if you’ve got 45 minutes to spare. The talk took place on April 2nd. More recent At Google …

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Iron Man Stunt Goes Wrong in Missouri Theater

Iron Man 3 kicked off the summer movie blockbuster season with a huge opening weekend. One theater in Missouri decided, as many theaters do, to provide a little extra entertainment to die-hard moviegoers who showed up for opening night. Unfortunately, the theater’s management failed to realize that patrons might be a bit worried about fake guns in a movie theater …

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Mike Daisey, Steve Jobs, and A Controversial Monologue

Mike Daisey is a respected writer, actor, and performer of the stage who has toured the world with his one-man-shows. So why is he embroiled in such a controversy regarding Apple and it’s founder, Steve Jobs? For statements he makes in his latest monologue, entitled “The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs”, which were broadcast on a public radio program …

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YouTube: Rob Reiner Presents ‘8,’ Play About Marriage Equality

Google has previously shown their support for marriage equality with their lovely Valentine’s Day Google doodle. YouTube will now be broadcasting a stage production on equal rights. Rob Reiner, famous actor and director, took to the YouTube blog today to announce that YouTube will be live streaming the reading of a new play titled “8.” The play is a dramatization …

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