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Friday, January 19, 2018

Beanie Feldstein Is a Champion Best Friend by Anna Silman

The first time Beanie Feldstein met her Lady Bird co-star Saoirse Ronan, she knew there was something magical in the air. “I will never forget it,” says Feldstein of that auspicious firs…

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 10:22AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Lady Bird Feels So Real by Anna Silman

As I left the theater after watching Lady Bird, I heard a familiar little nagging voice in my head. “Call your mom,” it whispered.I have a feeling I’m not alone in this. Lady Bird, Gre…

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 01:36PM
Monday, February 6, 2017

Unsung Hero Eva Mendes Came Up With One of La La Land’s Best Lines by Anna Silman

La La Land fans have yet another reason to thank Eva Mendes: In addition to being the world’s most supportive partner to boyfriend Ryan Gosling during the shoot, she also came up with one …

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 05:20PM
Friday, November 4, 2016

This 15-Year-Old Mongolian Eagle Huntress Deserves to Be the Next Elsa From Frozen by Anna Silman

Nurgaiv Rys, a nomadic eagle hunter from the remote Altai mountains in Mongolia, didn’t set out to take on the Kazakh patriarchy. When his 13-year-old daughter, Aisholpan, asked if she cou…

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 09:43AM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Turns Out Harry Potter Is All About Daddy Issues by Anna Silman

Spoilers ahead for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. When J.K. Rowling conceived her Harry Potter follow-up, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, she clearly did so with one eye on the Zeitge…

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 10:15PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe Is an Amazing Rapper by Anna Silman

Turns out that Chris Pratt isn’t the only beloved franchise star who knows his way around some late '90s hip-hop. As Daniel Radcliffe explained on Fallon tonight, he has an "obsession …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:56AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alan Cumming on Shia LaBeouf's Cabaret Meltdown by Anna Silman

Tonight on Conan, Alan Cumming gave his account of the now famous incident wherein Shia LaBeouf was arrested for being disruptive during a performance of Cumming’s Cabaret. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:51AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Here's Your First Look at Michael C. Hall as Hedwig by Anna Silman

The first photos of Michael C. Hall as Hedwig in Broadway’s Hedwig in the Angry Inch — a role that he takes over from Andrew Rannells on October 15 — were released on Monday, and …

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:16AM
Sunday, October 5, 2014

See a Musical Preview for Better Call Saul by Anna Silman

In a teaser evocative of the Heisenberg drug ballad from Breaking Bad season two's "Negro y Azul," AMC has released a musical preview for its upcoming Saul Goodman spinoff, Better Ca…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:36PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wolf Hall Is Coming to Broadway by Anna Silman

In addition to being adapted into a miniseries by BBC 2 — starring none other than Sgt. Nicholas Brody — Hilary Mantel’s award-winning epics Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, about th…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:31PM

Lindsay Lohan Forgot Her Lines During the First Performance of Speed-The-Plow by Anna Silman

Aspiring comeback kid Lindsay Lohan suffered some first night jitters during Wednesday's London debut of David Mamet’s film industry satire Speed-the-Plow, forgetting her lines on more tha…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:05AM
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cinderella Is Ending Its Broadway Run by Anna Silman

The New York Times reports that Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will shutter on January 3rd after a nearly two-year run. Along with the news of the closure, it was revealed that Real …

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:20AM
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shakespeare Meets Biker Gangs in Cymbeline Trailer by Anna Silman

Here’s a trailer for the modern-day remake of Shakespeare’s lesser known tragedy Cymbeline, from the director of 2000's Hamlet, Michael Almereyda. The film stars Ethan Haw…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:17AM
Monday, August 25, 2014

These Are The 2014 Emmy Winners by Anna Silman

It's Emmy time! Here’s a running list of tonight's winners, in bold.OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY Adam Driver, Girls Andrew Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ty Burrell, Modern Famil…

SOURCE: Vulture at 08:14PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to Star in Off-Broadway Play by Anna Silman

Emmy nominees Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling are heading to the stage together. The prestige TV dream-team will star in Ivan Turgenev's 19th century comedy of manners A Month in the Cou…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:53AM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

See the Pilot for ABC's My Fair Lady-Inspired Sitcom by Anna Silman

The first episode of ABC's millennial comedy Selfie premieres September 30th, and now you can stream the first episode online. Selfie is a modern retelling of My Fair Lady, which stars Docto…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:19PM
Thursday, August 14, 2014

This Is How the Cast of Broadway's Aladdin Honored Robin Williams by Anna Silman

Tonight Broadway dimmed its marquee lights for one minute in honor of Robin Williams. And at last night's performance of Aladdin on Broadway, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:48AM

Finding Neverland Is Coming to Broadway by Anna Silman

We're getting even more Peter Pan! The New York Times reports that Finding Neverland, a musical based on the 2004 film about Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie (played by Johnny Depp), will open f…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:22AM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Allison Williams Had Her First Peter Pan Flying Lesson by Anna Silman

Future Peter Pan star Allison Williams had her first flying lesson today, and she shared a video of the session on her Instagram, along with a brief tribute to Robin Williams: "First day…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:25AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

See Conan O’Brien and Will Arnett’s On-Air Tribute to Robin Williams by Anna Silman

Conan O'Brien learned of Robin Williams' death during tonight's taping, and he closed out the show by offering a brief tribute. "We’re just processing this information literally right …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:19AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Elisabeth Moss Is Circling True Detective, And Many Other Juicy Details by Anna Silman

Earlier today, we found out that Vince Vaughn was in talks for season two of True Detective, and now we have another bit of exciting casting news, with The Wrap reporting that Mad Men's Elis…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:05AM
Monday, August 4, 2014

Broadway Is Getting its First Black Cinderella by Anna Silman

It's shaping up to be a banner year for diversity on Broadway. In addition to casting the first black Phantom of the Opera, it was announced today that that Keke Palmer will be Broadway's fi…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:44PM
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brian Williams Reports His Daughter Allison's Casting in Peter Pan by Anna Silman

Brian Williams generally seems to be a pretty cool dad — he raps! he watches his daughter's sex scenes "with unmitigated joy!" — but even cool dads can be pretty embarrassin…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:16AM
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

John Goodman Will Reteam with Bryan Cranston for Trumbo Biopic by Anna Silman

The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in talks to join Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, a biopic about the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Roman Holiday), who …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:58PM
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers on Fallon by Anna Silman

On Wednesday, six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald returned to The Tonight Show to sing some ridiculous Yahoo! Answers, accompanied on piano by Jimmy Fallon and The Good Wife's Josh Charles. …

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:19AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The One I Love Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Stars in Rom-Com With a Twist by Anna Silman

Charlie McDowell's directorial debut, The One I Love, stars Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a couple who visit a remote couples' counseling retreat and discover something... une…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:59PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rocky the Musical Is Exiting Broadway by Anna Silman

Looks like the doomed Tupac musical will have a pal to commiserate with in Broadway Musical Heaven: The New York Times reports that Rocky the Musical, based on the 1976 Sylvester Stallone mo…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:16AM
Monday, July 14, 2014

The Tupac Musical Is Already Closing by Anna Silman

Broadway's Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear Me will shutter Sunday after only six weeks of performances, the New York Times reports. One of the worst-selling musicals in recent years, the sho…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:46PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mel Gibson Has Shia LaBeouf's Back by Anna Silman

Just a few weeks after Gary Oldman controversially defended Mel Gibson in a Playboy interview, Gibson has put in a good word for the embattled star. In an interview with IndieWire at the Cze…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:31AM
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Alec Baldwin to Play Rob Ford-esque Mayor of New York by Anna Silman

He may have retired from public life, but he certainly hasn't retired retired: According to Deadline, Alec Baldwin is negotiating to star alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5 as the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:55PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Escorted from Cabaret in Handcuffs [Updated] by Anna Silman

According to Variety, Shia LaBeouf was escorted out of a Thursday night performance of Broadway's Cabaret in handcuffs after causing a disruption during the first act. Cast member Danny Burs…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:25PM

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards