June 12, 2012 |
Sweet and sought after, young Hollywood stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are speaking out about their chemistry - onscreen, that is, in "The Amazing Spider-Man . " While the two keep a low profile in their personal relationship (sparked last June), the actors bring some theatrical heat as lovebirds Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. "We got on really well as people, in between [takes]," Garfield told MTV News. "That was the fun stuff. In between, we'd just mess around, and I felt, 'Ah, this is different.'" Garfield expressed relief that Stone decided to take the role, saying that his scenes with the "Crazy Stupid Love" actress were his favorite to shoot (watch the interview below)
June 10, 2012 |
Christian Borle won the Tony Award for featured actor in a play for "Peter and the Starcatcher," beating out Andrew Garfield for his role in the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman. " "Starcatcher" is a quasi-prequel to "Peter Pan"and is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. Borle, who also appears in the NBC series "Smash," plays the role of Black Stache in the show. "Starcatcher" was produced at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009.
June 8, 2012 |
The Academy Awards telecast has been such a snooze in recent years. By the time the ceremony rolls around, the winners are completely predictable. What was the big surprise last year? That Meryl Streep, the most decorated actress alive, won over Viola Davis. Not even the master of impersonation herself could feign being all that shocked. For those who like their awards shows with a modicum of suspense, Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony, otherwise known as prom night for glee club geeks, should provide a refreshing change.
June 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models. But his adolescent hero was an entirely different kind of star: Muggsy Bogues, the short, quick, ball-stealing guard for the Charlotte Hornets NBA team in the 1980s and '90s. "I never wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be the next Muggsy," recalls the 28-year-old Garfield.
May 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- The characters played by Christian Borle and other cast members of NBC's"Smash," which wrapped up its first season Monday night, have been struggling to gain a foothold on Broadway. The real-life Borle? He's a few steps ahead. He's been starring in "Peter and the Starcatcher," an antic play-with-music about Peter Pan, since last month and has earned his second Tony nomination for his performance as the comically deluded pirate villain Black Stache, even as his public following from 'Smash' grows.
April 30, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to wean herself off of. As embodied by the astonishing British actress Tracie Bennett in a tour de force at the Belasco Theatre that has Broadway abuzz, Garland is amid a five-week London cabaret gig that's been arranged to steady her shaky finances.
March 11, 2012 |
Mike Nichols is running scared. "Here's the most mysterious thing to me," says Nichols, a performer and director with an almost golden touch on Broadway and in Hollywood over the past half-century. "I look back at those first plays I did and the first movies I did, and I only have one question, which is, 'What was I so confident about? Where did I get that?' It scares me because I'm not [confident] now at all. I'm anything but confident. " Contemplating the terrors of life seems both apt and incongruous in the course of an interview with Nichols.
February 7, 2012
Tony Danza is Broadway-bound, starring in a musical based on the 1992 movie "Honeymoon in Vegas. " Producers said Monday that the star will play a Vegas wiseguy in the show, which makes its debut in November in Toronto. It is headed to Broadway in the spring of 2013. The musical features music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman, who also directed and wrote the film. The movie starred James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker.
August 10, 2011 |
If the film business is akin to playing poker, two Hollywood studios are making bets on a hand they haven't yet been dealt. Lionsgate and Sony Pictures have announced release dates for sequels to "The Hunger Games" and "The Amazing Spider-Man," two highly anticipated movies that will be released in March and July 2012, respectively. "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" has been scheduled for November 2013, while the sequel to the "Spider-Man" reboot will hit theaters in May 2014.