October 1, 2012 |
In recent weeks, the planned Broadway production of the musical "Rebecca" has turned into a roller-coaster ride of uncertainty. Is it on or is it off? The answer to that question seems to depend on which day of the week it is. "Rebecca," based on the popular Daphne Du Maurier novel, was supposed to have its Broadway debut this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre. (The musical has already played in Austria and Germany, as well as other European countries.) But on Sunday, organizers officially pulled the plug on the production.
May 24, 2012 |
When it comes to raising money, the Obama reelection campaign knows it can count on the showbiz community. After a visit to Studio City earlier this month for a Hollywood fundraiser at George Clooney's house, President Obama is scheduled to rub elbows with New York's theater elite at an event on June 4 titled " Barack on Broadway . " The fundraising event is set for 7 p.m. at the 1,800-seat New Amsterdam Theatre, home of Disney's "Mary...
November 6, 2012 |
Katie Holmes made her return to Broadway in "Dead Accounts" as the dark comedy began previews Monday night after a delay caused by Hurricane Sandy. Holmes drew applause on several occasions during the preview, specifically when the phone she was using onstage broke and she carried on by incorporating the mishap into the scene, People magazine reported . The play about Wall Street greed is written by "Smash" creator Theresa Rebeck and stars Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz as a wealthy prodigal son named Jack who heads back to his family in Ohio.
April 19, 2012 |
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an off-Broadway play from the Roundabout Theatre Company. The Oscar-nominated actor will appear in the ensemble comedy-drama "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet" by British playwright Nick Payne. Gyllenhaal has acted on stage in London, but this would be his U.S. stage debut. Organizers said Thursday that the play is scheduled to open Sept. 20 at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York. A summary of the play provided by the Roundabout states that the story revolves around a 15-year-old girl with a weight problem.
June 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Monday wasn't the first time President Obama spoke whimsically of shedding his security "bubble" to be able to walk freely, if just for a moment, through Central Park. But never before did we learn of a potential workaround -- a president in disguise. Specifically, a mustache. "I tried it on and I thought it looked pretty good. But when I tested this scheme with the Secret Service, they said it didn't look good enough," Obama said, drawing laughs from an audience of about 1,700 at the New Amsterdam Theatre in Times Square.
August 31, 2012 |
"House for Sale," a stage adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's essay, will make its off-Broadway debut Oct. 21 to Nov. 18 at the Duke on 42nd Street. In the piece, Franzen wrote about trying to sell his childhood home after his mother's death for a price she would find appropriate. Daniel Fish, who adapted the piece and will direct the show, said Franzen's essay will be presented on stage verbatim, although not entirely the way the National Book Award-winning novelist wrote it. The cast includes Rob Campbell, Christina Rouner, Lisa Joyce, Merritt Janson and Michael Rudko.
January 14, 2013 |
This post has been updated. "Picnic," the 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge, is getting a rare revival on Broadway from the Roundabout Theatre with a cast of young, good-looking actors paired alongside more seasoned veterans. Maggie Grace, who appeared in NBC's "Lost" and the "Twilight" movies, stars alongside Sebastian Stan, who was in the shortlived USA series "Political Animals. " They are joined by Ellen Burstyn (who was also in "Political Animals"), Mare Winningham and Elizabeth Marvel.
February 20, 2013 |
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday. LaBeouf has left the show a month before preview performances are set to begin. "Orphans" is still scheduled to open at the Schoenfeld Theater on April 7, with previews commencing on March 19. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, also features Alec Baldwin, in the role of a powerful man kidnapped by two brothers.
February 27, 2013 |
Alas, ABC Family 's “Bunheads” finished its second season this week. That's the fast-talking series starring Broadway triple threat Sutton Foster. But “Bunheads” isn't really about Sutton's character, Michelle Simms. Actually the show isn't about any one thing, but a lot of little things going on in the fictional California coastal town of Paradise, where Michelle mentors young ballerinas (a.k.a. Bunheads). For Broadway fans, the best episodes showcase the two-time Tony winner.
August 20, 2012 |
Remember 2004, Green Day fans? That was when the Bay Area punk trio refashioned itself into a band that would tackle issues beyond boredom and girls with "American Idiot," a relentless collection of socially aware songs that would eventually work their way to Broadway. Now on the verge of releasing the first of three new albums, Green Day continues to distance itself from its role as rock 'n' roll chroniclers of our political climate. Today, meet Green Day, the "Angry Birds Friends" edition. "Angry Birds Friends" is the Facebook offshoot of the popular mobile game, and the edition comes complete with the premiere of a new song, "Troublemaker," as well as all-new evil pig characters inspired by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool.