Rum Tum Tugger Raps In ‘Cats’ Return To West End
Jul08

Rum Tum Tugger Raps In ‘Cats’ Return To West End

The hit musical “Cats” is returning to London’s West End this year, getting a modern makeover that includes… a rapping feline? Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said the character of Rum Tum Tugger would become “a street cat” in the show, based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Webber said: I’ve come to the conclusion having re-read Eliot, that maybe Eliot was the...

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2014 Tony Award Winners — ‘Gentleman’s Guide, ‘Hedwig’ Lead The Way
Jun09

2014 Tony Award Winners — ‘Gentleman’s Guide, ‘Hedwig’ Lead The Way

Tony voters spread the wealth this year, with no one show dominating. “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” each took home a total of four awards, while “A Raisin in the Sun” earned three for revival, director Kenny Leon, and costar Sophie Okenedo. Best Musical: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Best Play: All the Way Best Revival of a Play: A Raisin in the...

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Tony Awards: Performances, Presenters
Jun08

Tony Awards: Performances, Presenters

The 64th Tony Awards Sunday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. CBS, 8 p.m. ET Host Hugh Jackman (fourth time) Performances Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Sutton Foster and the cast of “Violet.” Alan Cumming will reprise his Tony Award-winning role in a performance from the revival of “Cabaret.” Idina Menzel will sing a song from the musical...

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Tony Awards: Predictions (AP’s Mark Kennedy)
Jun08

Tony Awards: Predictions (AP’s Mark Kennedy)

Plenty of suspense at Sunday’s Tony Awards. Few clear favorites (Bryan Cranston and Audra McDonald are rehearsing their acceptance speeches). Associated Press drama writer Mark Kennedy handicaps the races: BEST MUSICAL Will win: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” Should win: “Aladdin.” “A Gentleman’s Guide” is the only one of the four nominees to have all original music and...

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Neil Patrick Harris Naked On Cover Of Rolling Stone
May08

Neil Patrick Harris Naked On Cover Of Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone, known for its racy covers, strikes again. Last month, it was Julia Louis-Dreyfus, posed nude with the Constitution inked on her back. Now, here’s the very popular Neil Patrick Harris, currently starring as Hedwig on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, wearing only a bowtie and a strategically placed hat, on the upcoming May 22 cover. Jessica Goldstein of ThinkProgress.com points out this is the first time an...

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‘Gentleman’s Guide’ Tops Tony Nominations
Apr29

‘Gentleman’s Guide’ Tops Tony Nominations

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder topped the Tony Awards list with 10 nominations, including best musical, best book of a musical, and best original score. Notables: Bryan Cranston in “All the Way” Chris O’Dowd in “Of Mice and Men” Tyne Daly in “Mothers and Sons” Audra McDonald in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” Neil Patrick Harris in “Hedwig...

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