Attention, lovers of the stage! The 71st Tony Awards are being held tonight, and this open thread is your place to discuss everything from Cate Blanchett’s performance in The Present to Kevin Spacey’s monologue to why Andrew Rannells is perfect.
Cher, one of the most iconic pop singers and Twitter users of all time, is allowing us all to revel in her life story via a Broadway musical that she announced will be out in 2018.
On Saturday, recently ousted FBI chief and noted tall person, James Comey, attended a D.C. performance of the Tony award-winning musical Fun Home, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel. His wife, Patrice, accompanied him. For those who haven’t read the book or seen the show, Fun Home is a…
You have not lived until you have watched Patti LuPone, clad in jewels and silk, sitting on a Lucite bed using a claw grabber to pick up jewels that have strayed too far from her. Luckily, I have lived a life well lived.
It will take a lot of singing to redeem a version of The Devil Wears Prada that doesn’t feature Meryl Streep, but these guys can probably cram the necessary numbers in there.
Hallelujah, you’ve finally landed a ticket to Hamilton, so to speak: PBS is airing its long-awaited Hamilton/Hamilton documentary tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, featuring none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda and his good pal Barack Obama, among others. (They haven’t let it go to their heads, however; a Jezebel staffer saw…
Picture it: You’re settling into the damp, dark uterine warmth of your regular SoulCycle class, candles flickering atmospherically, when you hear it—the insistent organ and pounding, synth-y beats of the opening notes of The Phantom of the Opera. Act fast, and this could be your reality!
“Wyd...,” North West thought to herself, while surrounded by frightening, tall-sized kids dressed like humongous cats at the revival of Cats, a Broadway musical (starring Leona Lewis) that Auntie Kourtney drug North along to so she could experience the Arts firsthand even though all she wanted to do was eat an…
Tituss Burgess, beloved Titus Andromedon of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is doing his utmost to bring a version of the 1996 Whitney Houston/Denzel Washington seasonal classic The Preacher’s Wife to Broadway.
Ellen’s Stardust Diner caters to tourists in Times Square who want to eat expensive fries and have servers climb up on the back of their booths to sing Broadway standards. It is a little slice of family-owned cheesery in a place that is becoming increasingly sanitized and corporatized, but lately even Ellen’s is…
Pat Benatar’s life and music will be retold through her own songs and some fun staging on Broadway soon. The as yet untitled musical will focus on her relationship with husband Neil Giraldo, as their love was the greatest battlefield of all.
We’ve had a few days to accept that Daveed Diggs—Hamilton’s original Thomas Jefferson and “favorite fightin’ Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette—is leaving the Broadway production to pursue other projects.
“What comes next?” you and King George might ask. As it turns out, Hollywood: Diggs will star in Stephen…
Two more Hamilton stars are leaving the production to focus on other projects, thus bringing a close to the Hamilton chapter everyone knew and obsessively loved. Sorry for your loss.
Phillipa Soo will play the lead in the upcoming Broadway production of Amélie after she’s done with Hamilton. I’m sorry to have to relay the news that Hamilton continues to completely fall apart.
Wicked, a word guaranteed to conjure vivid memories for anybody who’s been in a marching band or drama club for the last decade or so, is officially going to be a movie.
Look, I know you want to see Hamilton. And I know tickets are impossible to get unless you’re willing to spend thousands of your hard-earned dollars. And I know you were sort of friendly with Audra McDonald in the early 2000s after doing that one episode of SVU together. And I know you haven’t really spoken to her…
At the top of Sunday night’s show, host James Corden joked that the Tony Awards would be much more diverse than the Oscars—but it wasn’t just a joke. Black performers won all four musical acting categories at the Tonys for the first time in the show’s history.