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Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-aftra, died Wednesday. He was 71.
SAG-aftra announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “Ken was an inspirational leader and it is an incredible loss for SAG-aftra, for his family and for everyone who knew him. He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt. »
- Carmel Dagan
Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-AFTRA, died Wednesday. He was 71.
SAG-AFTRA announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “He was an exceptional person and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He had a remarkable career and he never forgot what it was like to be a working performer. The merger of SAG and AFTRA was something of a ‘North Star’ for him and, once he fixed upon it, he never wavered from that goal. »
- Carmel Dagan
When the heck is Jake Gyllenhaal going to star in a musical? It's long overdue. "You know, a musical is quite a commitment, depending if it's an original or a revival, whatever," the actor said when I chatted with him at the SXSW premiere of his new drama Demolition . "It's definitely a big chunk of time to do." Gyllenhaal recently wowed a New York City audience when he performed "Maria" from West Side Story during a tribute to Leonard Bernstein at Lincoln Center. Over the summer, he co-starred in a three-show concert reading of Little Shop of Horrors, the 1982 Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical about a man-eating plant. "There's nothing that brings me »
Check out some of this week’s most exciting casting notices below! “West Side Story” Centennial World TOURDid you know Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins were all born within months of each other—about 100 years ago? To celebrate their birthdays, and the eternal impression they made on the musical theater world, the “West Side Story” Centennial World Tour 2016 needs triple-threat-level talent to play Jets and Sharks. “This 40-plus-week tour will play major opera houses and theaters in Europe and Asia, including Zurich, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Prague, Bangkok, Paris, and many more,” reads the casting notice. Atlassian SHORTSThe annual “Next Big Thing” campaign needs lead and background actors to star in their next viral smash video. San Francisco-based performers, take note: auditions will be held Feb. 16. This gig pays $400 a day for the four main roles and $100 for the 15 extras. Check it out here! “A Sense Of An Ending »
The journalist’s book The Big Short tracked down the players who made millions from the 2008 crash. Now, as it is turned into a film, he talks about the danger of making heroes out of rogues
Late last year, the American journalist Michael Lewis wrote a long story for Vanity Fair about his first and abiding literary hero, Tom Wolfe. In the story Lewis recalled how his admiration began when he pulled down a copy of Wolfe’s book Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers from his father’s bookshelves at home in New Orleans in 1972. Lewis was 12 years old, and of the words in that book’s title, he understood only “the”. When he opened the book and started reading, however, he was entranced by Wolfe’s scathing and hilarious observation of New York’s leftwing elites. Lewis was an avid reader but this was the first time he »
- Tim Adams
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