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Playbill reports: A star-studded line-up of scantily clad Broadway and cabaret favorites took the stage in A Very Skivvies President’s Day at The Green Room 42. The show featured a handful of politics-themed mash-ups. Joining Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley were Hadestown fan favorite Tim Hughes, Olivier winner Lesli Margherita (currently in Emojiland), Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the …

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Playbill reports: The Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, will play its final performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theater March 15. The two-part epic, which opened last fall, will have played 46 previews (28 of The Inheritance Part 1 and 18 of The Inheritance Part 2) and 138 performances (86 of The Inheritance Part 1 …

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Playbill reports: Ryan Murphy’s new limited series Hollywood, which offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, will drop on Netflix May 1. Penned by Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Janet Mock, the seven-episode series features David Corenswet as Jack, Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott …

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Playbill reports: A new take on West Side Story from the mind of Tony winner Ivo van Hove opens tonight (February 20) at the Broadway Theatre. The revival stars Shereen Pimentel (The Lion King) as Maria and Isaac Powell (Once on This Island) as Tony, with Yesenia Ayala (Carousel) as Anita. Joining the trio are Amar Ramasar (Carousel) as Bernardo, …

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The Daytona News-Journal reports: A shoplifter trying to get away from a DeLand store stripped naked and steaks tumbled out of his pants, police said. Police found a Stefan Short, 28, of DeLand, running out of the store in the buff, and when he refused to stop officers shot him with a Taser. Officers were dispatched to the store and …

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Playbill reports: Along with announcing a return to Broadway, David Byrne’s American Utopia wrapped up its initial run at The Hudson on a high note. The production, which concluded its extended Broadway run February 16, set a house record by grossing $1,431,543 (for seven performances), its highest-grossing week during its limited engagement. A theatrical concert event from former Talking Heads …

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CBS News Miami reports: Police said a Florida man dialed their department to report he was being shot at by the man he had just robbed and stabbed. Boynton Beach police officers said Victor Morel called them Saturday night to report that someone had shot at him twice. According to the police, Morel, 33, had met the man through a …

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The Huffington Post reports: After conquering Broadway and television, Alex Newell is turning his attention back to the dance floor. The gender-nonconforming actor and singer has dropped his first single in four years, “Boy, You Can Keep It.” Its accompanying music video follows Newell, beloved by audiences as Unique Adams on “Glee,” as he heads out for a night on …

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The Orlando Weekly reports: A Florida man who contracted hepatitis A is suing the restaurant chain Denny’s, Inc. and the company that operates a Denny’s franchise in Osceola County. The lawsuit alleges that William Reyes ate at a Denny’s restaurant in Kissimmee in October and “within a few days began experiencing nausea, constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, and significant weight …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Queen of Pop Madonna also continues to be the Queen of Dance Clubs, as the superstar collects her landmark 50th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “I Don’t Search I Find.” With the new No. 1, Madonna becomes the first act ever to score as many as 50 No. 1s on any single Billboard …

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Billboard Magazine reports: When RuPaul’s Drag Race announced that rap icon Nicki Minaj would be appearing as a special guest judge on the season 12 premiere, fans collectively lost their minds. Well, hold on to your wigs, because Drag Race just gave us about a dozen more reasons to get excited. On Thursday (Feb. 13), Drag Race announced what stars …

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USA Today reports: A Florida man jailed after allegedly crashing a minivan through a tent of Republican volunteers in a Walmart parking lot told investigators he does not like President Donald Trump and felt “someone had to take a stand,” according to his arrest report. Gregory William Loel Timm, 27, was jailed on $500,000 bail on two counts of aggravated …

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Courthouse News reports: A class action filed in Florida state court accuses a vaginal detox company of putting out deceptive marketing materials that claim its products can purge women’s bodies of ex-lovers and increase fertility. The Broward County lawsuit, which was filed Friday and made available Monday, says that Goddess Detox’s ads for its vaginal suppository products are misleading and …

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Playbill reports: Tony winner James Corden, Oh, Hello! star John Mulaney, and comedian Romesh Ranganathan have joined the upcoming movie adaptation of Cinderella as the mice/footmen. The trio join Camila Cabello as the titular character, and Tony winners Idina Menzel and Billy Porter as the stepmother and Fairy Godmother, respectively. Deadline also reports that Oscar nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will …

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Deadline reports: It’s just about time for Hollywood’s biggest night. The 92nd Oscars are tonight with the ceremony beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. The network is also making the ceremony, which is going host-free again this year, available on ABC.com and via the ABC app. The live …

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Deadline reports: An estimated 7.86 million viewers watched Friday night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, a slight boost from last month’s event and still down from earlier in the cycle. ABC News, Apple News and WMUR-TV co-sponsored the event, the last debate before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. The viewership are early numbers from Nielsen and released by ABC …

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Deadline reports: Comedian and nine-time Oscar host Billy Crystal and Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the show twice, commiserated about being made obsolete during a less-than-promotional segment on Kimmel’s ABC late-night show Thursday. “This year is another no-host show, which is like having a trial without witnesses,” Crystal cracked, alluding to Donald Trump’s impeachment proceeding. “It moves faster, but it’s not …

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Buzzfeed News reports: A doctor in Wuhan, China, who was silenced by local authorities after he became one of first to warn people about a mysterious infection taking hold in the city — the coronavirus — has now died after contracting the virus himself. Ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang’s condition became critical and he died early Friday morning local time, according …

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New from our pal Matt Baume: In early 1983, the show “Cheers” was brand new, getting terrible ratings, and close to getting cancelled. So what did they do? Ran an episode entitled “The Boys in the Bar” that was all about how homophobia threatened to destroy the bar. It was a huge risk and could have turned off what few …

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The New York Post reports: Two Florida men were busted over the weekend for speeding around with meth, cocaine and more packed in sacks with the words “Bag Full of Drugs” printed on them, authorities said. “Santa Rosa K-9 Deputies recently assisted [Florida Highway Patrol] on a traffic stop on I-10 where a large amount of narcotics were discovered,” the …

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