Feb 25, 2013 17:14 EST
Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh from the Oscars spotlight as the youngest ever best actress nominee, is to play "Annie" in a Tinseltown remake of the hit Broadway musical, filmmakers said.
Dec 24, 2012 21:16 EST
Jack Klugman, the television star who portrayed a slovenly sportswriter on "The Odd Couple" and a tough medical examiner on "Quincy, ME," has died. He was 90.
Dec 14, 2012 19:00 EST
HBO has ordered a comedy pilot about three gay thirty-something friends. HBO has ordered a comedy pilot about three gay thirty-something friends. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO announced the order on Friday. The show ?revolves around the thirtysomething trio also grappling with the complexities of life and the modern gay experience.? The comedy will be set in San Francisco. David Marshall Grant and Sarah Condon (Bored to Death, Darlings) are producing the untitled project, which is based on a script by Michael Lannan (Remember Me). Grant's first paying acting job was playing Richard Gere's lover in the Broadway production of Bent. He won a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Joe Pitt in the Broadway production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. He transitioned to writing in 1998, landing on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters in 2006. More recently, he worked on NBC's musical Smash and ABC's Nashville. Grant is also working on projects at CBS, an untitled drama based
Nov 30, 2012 16:04 EST
NBC is hoping to breathe new life into a vintage Broadway musical by casting chart-topping country singer Carrie Underwood as the star of its revival of "The Sound of Music" next year.
Oct 30, 2012 19:02 EDT
Most of the shows in New York's iconic Broadway theater district are to reopen on Wednesday, after being suspended as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the city, the Broadway League said.
Aug 30, 2012 17:13 EDT
The original director of a lavish Broadway production of "Spider-Man," who was fired following a series of mishaps, has settled a lawsuit against the producers, a federal court in New York said Thursday.
Aug 07, 2012 18:37 EDT
Marvin Hamlisch, the composer behind a string of Broadway and Hollywood hits including "A Chorus Line," "The Way We Were" and "The Sting," has died, his publicist said Tuesday. He was 68.
Aug 01, 2012 18:32 EDT
Broadway theaters will dim their lights later this week in tribute to late US novelist and playwright Gore Vidal.
Jun 23, 2012 20:00 EDT
Cyndi Lauper, Chelsea Handler and Alan Cumming are among the celebrities who have designed t-shirts for the Give a Damn campaign. Cyndi Lauper, Chelsea Handler, Jane Lynch, Idina Menzel and Alan Cumming are among the celebrities who have designed a t-shirt for the Give a Damn campaign. Lauper's Give a Damn campaign raises awareness and funds to fight homophobia. Late night talk show host Handler designed two t-shirts, one says, ?LOVE, EQUALITY, AND PENETRATION FOR ALL.? The second t-shirt is a nod to her 2008 collection of humorous essays titled Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.? On a black backdrop, the t-shirt reads: ?ARE YOU THERE, GAY RIGHTS? IT'S ME, CHELSEA.? Cumming's t-shirt includes a doodle of himself along with the caption, ?You don't need to BE straight to THINK straight.? Lynch designed a t-shirt which includes a stick figure drawing of a two-mom family under the caption, ?WE ARE FAMILY.? ?EQUALITY, TIME FOR IT TO BECOME A REALITY,? states Lauper's t-shirt. Menzel's t
Jun 22, 2012 20:00 EDT
Frenchie Davis, a contestant on the first season of NBC's talent contest 'The Voice,' is talking about her lesbian relationship. Frenchie Davis, a contestant on the first season of NBC's talent contest The Voice, is talking about her lesbian relationship. The 33-year-old Davis discussed her relationship for the first time in a wide-ranging interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ?I wasn't out before the relationship, but I wasn't in,? she said. ?I dated men and women, though lesbians weren't feeling the bisexual thing. Now I'm in love with a woman I think I can be with forever.? Davis, also a semi-finalist on the second season of Fox's American Idol, appeared in the Broadway musical Rent and several touring productions, including Dreamgirls and Ain't Misbehaving. Her first single, Love's Got a Hold on Me, from her debut album will be released this summer. She will take the St. Louis Pride Fest stage on Saturday. ?I love the gays,? she said. ?The gay community is the most loyal fan
Jun 13, 2012 19:13 EDT
Veteran US comedy actor Jerry Lewis is spending a couple of nights in hospital in New York after feeling faint, but is doing "fine" and is expected to be released Thursday, aides said.
Jun 11, 2012 06:01 EDT
British actor James Corden has beaten several Hollywood stars to win a Tony award for his hit show "One Man, Two Guvnors", giving an emotional acceptance speech at the New York ceremony.
Jun 11, 2012 01:48 EDT
The musical "Once," which tells the story of the love between a musician and an immigrant singer and pianist, was the big winner at this year's Tony awards ceremony, scooping a total of eight prizes.
Apr 02, 2012 20:00 EDT
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 66th annual Tony Awards, marking his third turn as host. Neil Patrick Harris will host the 66th annual Tony Awards, marking his third turn as host, the AP reported. The star of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother will return to Manhattan's Beacon Theater on June 10 to honor Broadway's best. Last year, Harris hosted the Tonys and also served as a producer. He first hosted the show in 2009. Harris, 38, who starred in the Broadway productions of Assassins, Proof, and Cabaret, said he was thrilled to return. ?I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's Tony Awards,? Harris said. ?Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I'll score some free house seats to a show or 5.? Harris opened last year's show with a musical tune promising that Broadway is Not Just For Gays Anymore. Running down the aisles, he enlisted the help of straight audience members. ?Stephen Colbert, you're straight as they come, any thoughts?
Mar 20, 2012 20:00 EDT
Broadway diva Idina Menzel has joined the NOH8 Campaign's protest in favor of gay rights. Broadway diva Idina Menzel has joined the NOH8 Campaign, the silent protest which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. The 40-year-old Menzel, who currently guest stars on Fox's Glee as teacher Shelby Corcoran, first gained notoriety playing lesbian Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised in the big screen adaption of the play. She went on to win a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. The NOH8 Campaign is helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. The pair photograph celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar ?NOH8? slogan often written on one cheek. In her photograph, Menzel holds her hand over her duct taped mouth while wearing a white button-down shirt. Mende
Mar 02, 2012 19:00 EST
Broadway diva Idina Menzel has said musicals 'Rent' and 'Wicked' gave gay kids permission to be themselves. ?Broadway diva Idina Menzel has said musicals Rent and Wicked gave gay kids permission to be themselves. The 40-year-old Menzel, who currently guest stars on Fox's Glee as teacher Shelby Corcoran, first gained notoriety playing lesbian Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised in the big screen adaption of the play. She went on to win a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. In a wide-ranging interview with gay glossy The Advocate, Menzel said that Rent ? and to a lesser degree Wicked ? were celebrations of being true to yourself. ?After seeing [Rent], young [gay] kids would write me letters saying they saw themselves in these characters and how grateful they were that we were celebrating them. This show gave many of them permission to be who they were. Wicked sort of carries on in that same tradition. It's not necess
Feb 29, 2012 13:25 EST
(Reuters) - Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66.
Feb 16, 2012 22:03 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Marcia Gay Harden filed for divorce from husband Thaddaeus Scheel on Thursday after 15 years of marriage, said a spokeswoman for Harden.
Feb 16, 2012 13:25 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" and a trade association representing the show's former director, Julie Taymor, have settled their legal disputes over her firing and withdrawn breach of contract claims, the groups said on Thursday.
Jan 21, 2012 19:00 EST
Darren Criss will give his farewell performance in the Broadway revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' on Sunday. ?Darren Criss will give his farewell performance in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Sunday, January 22. Criss, who is best know for playing out-and-proud Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, made his Broadway debut on January 1, succeeding Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in the role of corporate ladder-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch. The 24-year-old Criss missed two episodes of season three of Glee to star in the production. According to Playbill, Criss proved to be a major draw for the play. Pop singer Nick Jonas will take over the role of Finch beginning on Tuesday, January 24. ?I keep saying it's overwhelming, it's surreal,? Criss told Playbill after his premiere performance. ?I feel so completely humbled by this whole thing. Never in my wildest dreams would I thought this would ever happen. I'm