4 items from 2015
From the British royal family to a certain Revolution-era musical, these phenomenal groups of actors took the New York theater scene by storm in 2015. “Clinton the Musical”There was a shabby charm to New World Stages’ premiere of this wacky political operetta, which ultimately reflected the tumultuous era it depicted; the Clinton years, let’s face it, were a hot mess. Paul and Michael Hodge’s homage to Bill and Hillary, however, capably parodied the biggest scandal of the ’90s, thanks in large part to the most game group of actors Off-Broadway. The appeal of Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold, and Kerry Butler as everyone’s favorite would-be Madame President proved unimpeachable. “Gloria”Clever double casting featured heavily in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ twisted ode to office culture, which premiered this summer at Vineyard Theatre. But despite the impressively chameleonic efforts of Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles, »
TV insiders with the initials Ma are calling it the biggest casting coup of the decade: For this Sunday’s installment of Logo’s Mystery Science Theater-esque screening series Cocktails & Classics, host Michael Urie recruited one of the most celebrated, revered and humble names in entertainment journalism — me!
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And if that’s not enough to get you to tune in (he says humbly!), the episode’s guest list also includes Orange Is the New Black‘s Lea DeLaria, actor-comedian Drew Droege, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, and… Jane freakin’ Fonda! »
I'd actually forgotten all about this movie, which we first covered a couple of years ago. It's now going to be made widely available via MarVista Digital Entertainment (Mvde), later this month. The company has announced that the coming-of-age road tripper, titled "Grantham & Rose," starring Jake T. Austin, Marla Gibbs and Tessa Thompson, will be released on February 10, 2015, available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Vudu, as well as on demand with At&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Vubiquity. The film marks Kristin Hanggi's feature film directorial debut (from a script penned by Ryan Spahn, who also appears in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Urie will direct the series, which follows the misadventures of incompetent employees who work at a 911 call center in the town of Hell, Michigan. Ryan Spahn (“He’s Way More Famous Than You”) created the series and will star alongside Halley Feiffer (“The Squid and the Whale”) .
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- Travis Reilly
4 items from 2015
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