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Monday, June 13, 2022

Cynthia Erivo On Bonding With Ariana Grande For ‘Wicked,’ And The Future of Broadway by Antonio Ferme

Along her journey of becoming a hit Broadway star, one of the valuable lessons that Cynthia Erivo said she learned was accepting “no” as an answer. “Sometimes no’s are the best way t…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:00PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

New Musical ‘The Trial of Andy Warhol’ Tackles Social Media and Celebrity Worship by Antonio Ferme

Blame it on Andy Warhol? Playwright Ryan Raftery’s new stage show, “The Trial of Andy Warhol,” sees the late pop artist put on trial in the afterlife for laying the foundation for toda…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:45PM
Monday, July 12, 2021

‘Grace,’ Musical About Gentrification, Preparing For Worldwide Debut With Industry Readings (EXCLUSIVE) by Antonio Ferme

Edgewood founder Dale A. Mott and NEWorks Productions announced that two industry readings of the upcoming musical “Grace” will be held on Aug. 24 at Alvin Ailey Studios. “Grace” cel…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:29PM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor by Antonio Ferme

Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, per the Associated Press. Adams, a former police captain, ran a centrist campaign and would be New York City’s second Bla…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:49AM
Monday, June 21, 2021

Disney Plus Releases ‘Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts’ Trailer (TV News Roundup) by Antonio Ferme

Disney Plus released the trailer for “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts,” which will premiere on July 28. Each episode will feature an intimate roundtable conversation between the �…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:26PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Rita Moreno on Her ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’ Doc: ‘This Is the Dream’ by Antonio Ferme

Hollywood icon Rita Moreno went for it — and the message is loud and clear. Speaking to an audience at the Tribeca Festival 2021 premiere of her new uninhibited documentary “Rita Moreno:…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:05PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Juilliard Black Alumni Association Calls On Board of Trustees To Take Action by Antonio Ferme

The Juilliard Black Alumni Association (JBAA) outlined its mission statement and the steps it hopes the school will institute in order to create a more equitable conservatory in a letter sen…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:09PM
Monday, May 31, 2021

‘Cruella’ Star Emma Stone ‘Wasn’t Surprised’ by Film’s Dark Storyline by Antonio Ferme

Emma Stone wasn’t shocked by how dark Cruella de Vil’s backstory is in Disney’s new live-action “Cruella.” “Surprise is hard when you’ve been attached to the movie for four yea…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:36PM
Friday, May 28, 2021

‘Cruella’ Star Emma Stone Says Disney Villain Ursula Should Get Her Own Movie by Antonio Ferme

Disney’s new “Cruella” tells the origin story of the iconic villain Cruella de Vil. Emma Stone stars as the titular character with Emma Thompson playing her nemesis, fashion designer B…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:13PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Paul Rudnick Talks ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical and New Novel ‘Playing the Palace’ by Antonio Ferme

Paul Rudnick‘s “Playing The Palace” has been years in the making. The novel follows a New York City event planner named Carter Ogden who unexpectedly sparks a love affair with Edgar, t…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:11PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Variety Wins Webby Award for Best Entertainment Website by Antonio Ferme

Variety has won the Webby Award for best entertainment website, the Webbys announced on Tuesday. The category — general websites and mobile sites, entertainment — considers sites that a…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:37AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Every Broadway Show That’s Reopening, and Where to Buy Tickets by Antonio Ferme

While the theater industry is currently reeling from being on lockdown for the past 14 months, the curtains are about to rise again. After Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway theaters …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:15AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and Disney Plus Project in 2021 and Beyond by Antonio Ferme

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, audiences have  created a plethora of new “Star Wars” content. The sequel trilogy — 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2017’s “The La…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:36PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka to Co-Chair 2021 Met Gala by Antonio Ferme

Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka will co-chair the 2021 Met Gala, Vogue announced on Monday. The Met, which delayed the event that typically takes place in th…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:58PM
Saturday, May 1, 2021

‘One Million Truths’ Project Sets Out to Document the Black Experience in America by Antonio Ferme

One Million Truths is an interactive platform that allows Black Americans to share their own personal experiences and ongoing struggles with racism. An online community dedicated to truth an…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:30AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

‘Best Summer Ever’ Serves As Template For Disability Representation in Hollywood by Antonio Ferme

The opening musical number in “Best Summer Ever” ends with a kiss between protagonists Sage (Shannon DeVido) and Tony (Rickey Wilson Jr.), who fall in love at a sleepaway dance camp in V…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:03PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda Voices a Singing Kinkajou in Netflix’s ‘Vivo’ Musical Trailer by Antonio Ferme

Move over Alexander Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has a new starring role. Netflix has released the first trailer for “Vivo,” a colorful, animated musical with original songs written by M…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:53PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

‘Music Man’ Star Hugh Jackman Says Musical Is ‘Rebuilding’ After Scott Rudin Exit by Antonio Ferme

Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man,” said that the company is rebuilding their team following Scott Rudin’s announcement that he is stepping back fro…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:16PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Rachel Lynett Wins 2021 Yale Drama Series Prize (EXCLUSIVE) by Antonio Ferme

The 2021 Yale Drama Series Prize has been awarded to Rachel Lynett for her play “Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson).” The work was chosen from several entries by the…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:03PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sam Mendes Sets Next Film ‘Empire Of Light’ With Olivia Colman at Searchlight by Antonio Ferme

Searchlight Pictures is teaming up with Sam Mendes for his next project “Empire of Light,” which is aiming for a fall 2022 release. The “1917” director has found his leading lady in …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:13PM
Monday, April 5, 2021

L.A. Stage Alliance Shuts Down After Misidentifying Asian Actress at Ovation Awards by Antonio Ferme

The Los Angeles Stage Alliance, the 46-year-old nonprofit that holds the Ovation Awards, has shut down after misidentifying an Asian nominee, prompting more than two dozen local theaters to …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:52PM
Monday, March 22, 2021

Elton John Oscar Party Goes Virtual With Dua Lipa Performing, Neil Patrick Harris as Co-Host by Antonio Ferme

Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host the 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards pre-party special alongside Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish. Additionally,…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:52PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

CAA Promotes 16 Staffers to Agent or Executive Posts by Antonio Ferme

Creative Arts Agency has promoted 16 staffers to the rank of agent or executive. The promotions were unveiled Monday during the agency’s virtual company retreat. Joella Dorenbaum, Mathilde…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:19PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

‘Tenet’ to Open in New York City Theaters on Friday by Antonio Ferme

Nearly six months after “Tenet” was released in the United States, Warner Bros. announced that the Christopher Nolan sci-fi spectacle will open in five New York City movie theater locati…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:37PM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Marvel Releases ‘Agatha All Along’ Theme Song From ‘WandaVision’ by Antonio Ferme

Marvel might have just dropped the greatest character introduction song of all time. Now is your chance to dance it out to the “WandaVision” bop, “Agatha All Along.” NOTE: Spoilers a…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:56PM

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