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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

‘Everyone Is Doing Great’ stars share their worst audition stories by Francesca Bacardi

Alexandra Park once had to pretend to be bitten by a poisoned squirrel.

SOURCE: at 10:09AM
Monday, June 11, 2018

‘Hamilton’ cast treats George H.W. Bush to private show by Francesca Bacardi

"A complete joy to welcome the 'HamFam' — the cast and crew of @HamiltonMusical — to our Houston office for a special performance I will never forget."

SOURCE: at 01:48PM
Monday, October 30, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Brendon Urie won’t greet fans outside of ‘Kinky Boots’ by Francesca Bacardi

The Panic! at the Disco frontman made the announcement Sunday.

SOURCE: at 02:47PM
Friday, May 30, 2014

Nathan Lane Receives Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at Banff World Media Festival by Francesca Bacardi

Nathan Lane never turns off his sense of humor, one of many reasons that he is this year’s recipient of the Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at the Banff World Media Festival. “I’m always th…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris Says He Declined to Take Over ‘Late Show’ at CBS by Francesca Bacardi

Neil Patrick Harris has a long history of success at the CBS network, from his starring role on “How I Met Your Mother” to his multiple Emmy wins for hosting the Tony Awards. So …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:09PM
Friday, May 2, 2014

Stagedoor Manor Summer Camp Gives Teens Taste of the Arts by Francesca Bacardi

If stars are made rather than born, then credit Stagedoor Manor performing arts summer camp, and longtime production director Konnie Kittrell, for helping to mold quite a few. In fact, Rober…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscar Night Flubs Flood Media by Francesca Bacardi

John Travolta’s butchering of Idina Menzel’s name (Adele Dazeem) wasn’t the only flub of the 86th Academy Awards, though it seems that the Internet will never forget Travol…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:29PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

‘Pushing Daisies’ Might Become a Broadway Musical by Francesca Bacardi

The short-lived ABC series “Pushing Daisies” could be resurrected from the dead — in the form of a musical. Bryan Fuller, the show’s creator, told E! News that he ha…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:54PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Watch: Disney CG Animation Test by Francesca Bacardi

While the days of completely hand-drawn animation may be a thing of the past, Disney has given Variety an exclusive look at how CG might be able to recreate that 1920s charm with a new CG an…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:21PM
Friday, February 7, 2014

‘Her,’ ‘Frozen’ Among Winners for Made in Hollywood Awards by Francesca Bacardi

Los Angeles City Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Mitch O’Farrell have announced that “Her,” “The Croods” and “Frozen” are this year’s recipients of the Council’s annual …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:49AM
Monday, January 27, 2014

Broadway Producer Michael Filerman Dies at 76 by Francesca Bacardi

Highly acclaimed T.V. and Broadway producer Michael Filerman died Saturday night at home in Los Angeles after a brief bout with cancer. He was 76. Best known for his role as a top producer a…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:03PM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Geffen Playhouse to Fete Alan Horn, Steve Martin by Francesca Bacardi

The ninth annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser will honor Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and Steve Martin. Horn will receive the Geffen Playhouse’s Distinction in Service …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:35PM

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