JoyHog Fall: 8 Broadway Plays
Sep03

JoyHog Fall: 8 Broadway Plays

This is Our Youth (Sept. 11) Cort Theater Playwright: Kenneth Lonergan Cast: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson. 48 hours in the live of three teenagers in 1982, one of whom has stolen cash from his father. You Can’t Take It With You (Sept. 28) Longacre Theater Playwrights: George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Cast: James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley lead a cast of nearly two dozen. Two families (one deeply...

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NBC Picks Its Peter Pan — Allison Williams
Jul30

NBC Picks Its Peter Pan — Allison Williams

“Girls” star Allison Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC’s new staging of “Peter Pan Live!” The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. Williams said: I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true. What could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?...

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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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