‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer — Clint Eastwood Directs Frankie Valli Musical
Apr19

‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer — Clint Eastwood Directs Frankie Valli Musical

  The cast includes Boadwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, the group’s guitar player and baritone. John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for playing Frankie Valli on Broadway, reprises his role for the film, while Christopher Walken is on hand to add a bit of heft in the form of mobster Angelo ‘Gyp’...

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NPH: Bye Bye Barney, Hello Hedwig
Apr03

NPH: Bye Bye Barney, Hello Hedwig

People has the first look at Neil Patrick Harris as he leaves behind his “How I Met Your Mother” character Barney Stinson for the lead role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He was photographed performing “Tear Me Down,” during a dress rehearsal Friday night. NPH plays an East German transgender rocker looking for love in a revival of the cult hit that originally opened Off-Broadway in 1998 and...

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Letterman: Top Ten Ways To Mispronounce Idina Menzel
Mar04

Letterman: Top Ten Ways To Mispronounce Idina Menzel

xxx John Travolta’s epic mispronounciation of Idina Menzel at the Academy Awards sparked humorous posts around the web, including an Adele Dazeem Name Generator. David Letterman contributed a Top Ten list: Top Ten Ways To Mispronounce Idina Menzel 10. Idrizzle Menzezzle 9. Liza Menzelli 8. Is That A Gazelle? 7. Canned Meat From Hormel 6. Philippe Navarro 5. Medellin Cartel 4. The Real Philomenzel 3. Idling Mazda 2. Insalata...

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Check Out New, High-Tech Rockettes — They’re Electrifying
Feb05

Check Out New, High-Tech Rockettes — They’re Electrifying

A group of Rockettes — wearing suits embedded with 152 LED lights — performed a sneak peek of their upcoming show at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday. “Heart and Lights” premieres at Radio City Music Hall on March 27. It’s written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and will combine new Rockettes choreography and state-of-the-art technology, including 3D effects, elaborate animatronics,...

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‘Back To The Future’ Headed To West End Stage
Feb01

‘Back To The Future’ Headed To West End Stage

“Back to the Future,” the musical. The classic 1985 film, which starred Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, will become the latest film to be adapted as a West End musical. Jamie Lloyd, a rising star of theatre, will direct and co-write the stage version that will also involve the original men behind it: Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. “Back to the Future” is due to open in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the original...

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NBC’s Next Musical: ‘Peter Pan’
Jan19

NBC’s Next Musical: ‘Peter Pan’

NBC will follow its successful live 2013 version of “The Sound of Music” with “Peter Pan,” using the same producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It will air Dec. 4. “Peter Pan” has not yet been cast. USA Today reports that “in contrast to many productions, the title role will likely be played by a male actor.” Sorry,...

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