Tag Archives: Broadway

Comedian Sid Caesar Dies At 91

Via the New York Times: Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by Eddy Friedfeld, a family spokesman. Mr. Caesar largely faded from the …

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Tweet Of The Day – Neil Patrick Harris

(Via Towleroad)

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Broadway To Dim Lights For Hoffman

All of Broadway’s theaters will dim their marquee lights at curtain time tonight in tribute to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman appeared on Broadway three times, each performance earning the actor both Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. 2000 marked his first appearance, opposite John C. Reilly in True West (the duo alternated their roles during the run, each …

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Paging You-Know-Who: Kinky Boots To Perform During Super Bowl Pre-Show

If you thought wingnut outrage was deafening after the cast of Kinky Boots performed during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you better get out your earplugs for when they see the same thing during the Super Bowl pre-show.  It’s not yet clear if the cast will physically be AT the stadium or if the performance will be televised from Broadway, …

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Kinky Boots Lead Leaves Cast

At the same time that the show was winning the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, yesterday the cast of the six-time Tony winning show Kinky Boots was saying goodbye to its lead, Stark Sands. In the clip below, Tony winner Billy Porter calls Sands “everything that a leading lady could ever wish for.” RELATED: Kinky Boots became the target …

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Swedish Marines Get Grease-y

JMG reader MarkOH directs your attention to the upper left hand corner at the 1:00 mark. I didn’t know that Sweden was IN Afghanistan. (Via Towleroad)

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Broadway Stars Unite For Satire Of Russia’s Crackdown On LGBT People

A galaxy of Broadway stars have gotten together for skits and songs that mock Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people. You’ll recognize a lot of people: Harvey Fierstein, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea McArdle, Brad Oscar, Stephen Schwarz, John Tartaglia, Mary Testa, Michael Urie, and many more. There are even cameos from Dan Savage and …

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TRAILER: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

The film played many festivals in 2013 and opens in limited release on February 21st.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Universal Studios, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is the DVD of NBC’s The Sound Of Music – Live!, which is available today online and at retailers nationwide. The hills are alive again with the DVD release of the amazing LIVE broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Grammy® winner Carrie Underwood, the multi-talented Stephen Moyer, …

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Opening Number: Broadway Cares’ 25th Annual Gypsy Of The Year Show

Via Broadway Cares: The 25th anniversary celebration of Gypsy of the Year, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. On December 9 and 10, 2013, the show’s energetic opening number featured Klea Blackhurst as Ethel Merman comparing gypsies of her day …

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Rosie’s Kids – Santa’s Girls

Clip recap: “BD Wong wrote and directed this special holiday music video to showcase our Performance Ensemble students at Rosie’s Theater Kids. Music and lyrics by the wonderful Steve Karmen and Nancy Coyne. Happy Holidays, everyone!” (Tipped by JMG reader Nathaniel)

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Open Thread: The Sound Of Music

Well?

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One Million Moms Vs Macy’s

Just in via email: The annual tradition for family entertainment had a not-so-discrete agenda this time around. This year’s parade chose to send a Politically Correct message, but their plan backfired and the statement they really sent to families is that Macy’s cannot be trusted. “Raise You Up” was not suitable for families for many reasons. The inappropriate act starred …

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Carrie Underwood – The Sound Of Music

Newsday reports on The Sound of Music Live!, which airs on Thursday at 8PM. NBC has a lot riding on this one. The production boasts two directors (Broadway vet Rob Ashford, who worked with the cast on character, and Beth McCarthy-Miller, who has helmed live shows including “Saturday Night Live”) — six lavish sets (Alps, abbey, and so on, constructed …

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Kinky Boots At the Macy’s Parade

Wingnuts yesterday took to Twitter and Macy’s Facebook page to scream with outraaaaaage because the Thanksgiving parade featured a performance by the cast of Kinky Boots.

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Hope For The Eldergays!

Details!

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Xmas Ornaments From Broadway Cares

Clip recap: Who could get Broadway icons Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, Bernadette Peters and Angela Lansbury together for the holidays? Why, only Broadway Cares, of course, and the exclusive Broadway Legends ornament set (with some special assistance from theatre favorite Christine Pedi.) Whether your special someone loves one-of-a-kind Broadway memorabilia or collects every original cast recording, you’ll find whatever is …

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Tweet Of The Day – Patrick Stewart

For those unaware, those statues are part of George Segal’s Gay Liberation monument in Christopher Park, which is in Sheridan Square in the West Village. Stewart had a scene with the statues in the 1995 movie, Jeffrey. (Via Towleroad)

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Nants Ingonyama Bagithi Baba

The Lion King has become the first Broadway show in history to have grossed a billion dollars. Via Playbill: “This humbling milestone is a testament to the vision and artistry of Julie Taymor,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “For nearly 17 years she has been The Lion King‘s guiding creative force and …

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NPH Hedwig Poster Released

Via Towleroad.

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