Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: November 8, 2015 — December 27, 2016
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, Sascha Radetsky, Raychel Diane Weiner, Emily Tyra, Josh Helman, Damon Herriman, Tina Benko, Karrell Williams, Patrick Page, and Tovah Feldshuh.
TV show description:
This drama follows emotionally wounded ballerina, Claire Robbins (Sarah Hay), as she joins New York's American Ballet Company (ABC). Claire's talent and ambitions are in conflict with her self-destructive nature. Rudderless, Claire navigates this new, dysfunctional world, even as she is confronted by her past.
The bipolar, bisexual Paul Grayson (Ben Daniels), is founder and artistic director of the ABC. Once a celebrated dancer, Paul is driven to make ABC the premier ballet company, and he sees Claire as a tool in achieving that goal.
Flesh and Bone revolves around the artists who are part of New York's American Ballet Company (ABC). It explores both the dysfunction and the glamor of the world of ballet. The large cast includes Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, Sascha Radetsky, Raychel Diane Weiner, Emily Tyra, Josh Helman, Damon Herriman, Tina Benko, Karrell Williams, Patrick Page, and Tovah Feldshuh.
It's a little late in the day to extol the virtues of the Papermill Playhouse's production of "Hunchback of Notre Dame" which has its last performance on April 5, but since the show is being groomed for Broadway, it's relevant to point out that the production is simply magnificent. (The play premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego last fall before moving here.) Upon entering the Papermill, we took our seats in front row, center....generally the best in the house. However, there was concern because the entire stage now had a massive new floor temporarily built on top of it. The result of this was the "new" stage not only extending practically into our seats but also having the effect of "elevator shoes"....it was a good foot above where the normal stage rose. My concern was that everyone would have to crane their necks
James Franco Performs With Bianca Del Rio
Franco surprised the over 1,000 members of the audience Sunday night when he appeared onstage alongside drag queen Bianca Del Rio, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race. The two performed a skit in which Franco tried to gain entry into a nightclub.
“Don’t you know who I am?” Franco asked. “I’m James Franco… I’ve got like 2 million followers on Instagram, I do topless selfies,” Franco added, poking fun at his infamous nearly naked Instagram selfies.
The bouncer refused Franco entry, and called Rio out on stage to perform a “full body search” on Franco.
“And, just so you know Franco, this is going to be as painful as you hosting the Oscars,” Rio quipped before puling down Franco’s pants,
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