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.
Some people look at a water glass and call it half-full, and others look at the same glass and call it half-empty. Similarly, some of you will read the news about a musical based on Alanis Morissette’s classic album Jagged Little Pill with a book written by Diablo Cody premiering next year at the American Repertory…
Will Smith is reportedly being considered for the role of the Genie in Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin musical. Come with me, Will. Let us pray.
The variously talented Pharrell Williams—singer, songwriter, producer—has become a creative muse in his own right. Fox Studios is at work on Atlantis, a “Romeo and Juliet style” musical based on Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Rihanna was reportedly supposed to act and perhaps sing alongside Adam Driver in the musical Annette, but she’s no longer associated with the film. According to Pitchfork, “a representative for Rihanna tells Pitchfork that the pop star will not appear in this film at all. They say Variety’s report is incorrect.”
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.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fine. He’s fine. He seems like a perfectly nice guy, as an individual human, and all things considered he’s a fine mayor. He does some good things and also some bad things. One of the worst things he has done, however, is produce this video that was posted to Twitter on Tuesday:
I’d say that Hollywood is running out of ideas, but this seems like it could be either very good or very bad. Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell have signed on to develop a musical based that might see them performing songs about household appliances.
“That’s L.A.—they worship everything and they value nothing,” sighs Ryan Gosling’s La La Land character Sebastian. I’m not sure if this is a critique or a mission statement. Perhaps it’s both. Certainly, a movie that forces you to endure Gosling and Emma Stone sing multiple songs is trading in the crass depths of…
Have you been wondering why there are no good musicals about millennials? Have you wondered if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda were going to do anything other than collaborate on Moana? If these questions and more have been keeping you up at night, there’s a 14 minute long musical just for you.
In an industry event held last night in Los Angeles, the chairman of NBC revealed their next live musical (after this year’s Hairspray Live!) will be everyone’s favorite Broadway show about Ed Sullivan, telephones, and putting on happy faces: Bye Bye Birdie. But the most exciting part of this news (god, I love this…
Some delightful news: Ice Cube is teaming up with Disney and Tommy Kail, the Tony-award winning director of Hamilton for a “modern and musical” take on that old chestnut, Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
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.
It’s just a jump to the left, but somehow the newly released rendition of “Time Warp” from Fox’s remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show has taken the song from DIY freak carnival to Disney Channel nightmare. Brad, let’s go back, I’m cold and I’m frightened!
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.
Red carpet event coverage is some of the most love-to-hate television in our culture, the brouhaha and pomp of the glamorous people in fancy dresses and tuxedos imbibed from the comforts of our own homes, often with wine and sweatpants. The regular rotation of hosts—E!’s Giuliana and Terrence J, most reliably, if…
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.
Lucifer clasps his sooty hands together, as he sits behind a bright red-orange desk surrounded by flames, wearing a black Snuggie. He tosses his head back, unleashes a piercing cackle and pounds on the desk, knocking his scepter off in the process. “Yes,” he whispers. “Hamilton is crumbling.”