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Bww TV: Inside Opening Night of Cruel Intentions

The's 1999 cult-hit film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon celebrated its opening night at downtown hotspot le Poisson Rouge last week. Watch the video below for an exclusive look inside the festivities, in which the cast and creative team were joined by such stars as Brooke Shields, Michael Rapaport, Danielle Staub, Q-Tip, Eric Mabius, Marley Shelton, Sam Underwood, Kathryn Gallagher, Max von Essen, Drew Seeley, Kate Rockwell and more, in celebration of the show's New York Premiere.
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Would you rather...?

Would you rather...

... have a sudden Glee reunion with Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele in NYC?

... school Matt McGorry on how to beach?

... read with Kathleen Turner, Rosie, and Broadway's delicious Max von Essen?

... stand for a good cause (Casting Directors Union) with Cheyenne Jackson?

... do a reverse Xanadu and becoming one with murals alongside Harry Shum Jr?

... take a singing road trip with Garrett Dillahunt?

... dream of tapdance lessons with Hillary Swank?

... make babies laugh for no reason with James Wolk?

... or talk to Virginia Madsen on a 16th century contraption. Something called a "landline"? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you make this difficult choice... 
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Max von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit Hollywood Nurses

It was announced that Tony nominee Max von Essen An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis will play Dr.BradKris in the sold out, one-night-only benefit reading of Hollywood Nurses, the new pulp comedy written by Sheila Head Head Games, PBS's 'Cyberchase' and Peter Michael Marino Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance, and directed by Carl Andress Die, Mommie, Die, The Tribute Artist. Von Essen joins Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Tony Award nominee Geneva Carr Hand to God, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita Matilda and Taylor Louderman Kinky Boots.
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Photo Flash: Anastasia Gets Caffeinated, The Dreyfus Affair Reps the Romantic Century, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup This week Anastasia stopped for a coffee on the way in to ensure survival of a two show day, and Sip founder Max von Essen gave quite the smile in uniform.Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below
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Photo Flash: Murder On The Orient Express Takes a Mug Shot, Miss Saigon Has a Sit Down, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup This week originator Max von Essen is back showing of a great looking group of mug shots from Murder On The Orient Express, Hamilton co-stars pause for a snapshot, and the ladies of Sunset Boulevard are looking beautiful as always. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below
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Well, Hello Linky

Playbill Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh got their Sardi's caricatures this week

BFI Pedro Almodóvar recommends 13 Spanish films, some classics and some recent, including Jamon Jamon, Blancanieves (♥︎), and Peppermint Frappé

McCarter want to see Murder on the Orient Express on stage before the big screen remake later this year? A new production just opened in Princeton with a pretty great cast that includes Veanne Cox, Julie Halston and gorgeous Max Von Essen who should've won the Tony two years back for An American in Paris

Jezebel "Carol Without Women" boring crap or still beautiful abstraction? Must watch!

Mnpp Sam Claflin will costar in the next film from brilliant Babadook director Jennifer Kent

Interview talks to the new Iron Fist Finn Jones

Ashlee Marie shows you how to make a standing Lego Batman cake

Shudder a new streaming service for horror fans is streaming Ken Russell's notorious and brilliant and
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Afm: Quiver Digital Expands Into Movie Acquisition, Distribution (Exclusive)

Afm: Quiver Digital Expands Into Movie Acquisition, Distribution (Exclusive)
Self-distribution aggregator Quiver Digital has announced the launch of a boutique motion picture acquisition and distribution service.

Quiver, which has delivered more than 5,000 titles across major digital platforms in over 100 territories, is expanding its business model to include traditional acquisition.

“Quiver’s focus will always be self-distribution and empowering filmmakers with the tools and services to go it alone,” the company said. “However, they also recognize that there is a large contingent of filmmakers who can’t or don’t want to self-distribute. By entering the world of acquisition, Quiver can bring its reach, capacity, and tools to a new group of films and filmmakers.”

In an announcement at the American Film Market, Quiver said it’s launching the operation with a trio of titles:

Undecided: The Movie,” a satirical documentary that follows two self-proclaimed undecided voters as they follow the 2016 campaign trail, pranking and confronting each of the presidential
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Working with Genius by Anne-Katrin Titze

A Scott Berg, Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, John Logan and Jude Law Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions hosted a Museum of Modern Art premiere for Michael Grandage's Genius with Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan (Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Sam Mendes' Spectre and Skyfall), based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg. Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald round out their literary world.

John Logan on Scott Berg's Katharine Hepburn for Cate Blanchett: 'He absolutely offered some insight' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Angela Ashton, Joel Grey, Martha Plimpton, Oren Moverman, Kathleen Turner, Keith Urban, Spotlight screenwriter Josh Singer, Tom Wolfe, Zach Grenier, Elena Kampouris, Lilly Englert, Elena Rusconi, Laura Michelle Kelly, Tommy Tonge, Nan and Gay Talese,
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Max Von Essen to Lead Breathless on Broadway Benefit at Sardi's, 6/6

Tony Award nominee Max Von Essen An American in Paris, Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc, Giuseppe Bausilio Cats, Aladdin, Newsies, Billy Elliot, Michael Lanning Bonnie amp Clyde, Civil War, Zachary Sayle Newsies Nat'l Tour, and Liv Rand will lead a group of Broadway favorites shining a light on Pulmonary Hypertension Ph at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC on Monday, June 6th, 2016.
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BroadwayCon 2017 to Be Held at Javits Center

The second annual BroadwayCon is already in the works! Bringing together theater stars and their fans in a fun conference environment, the inaugural BroadwayCon was held Jan. 22–24 in the New York Hilton Midtown. Despite a winter storm shutting down most of Broadway itself, the completely sold-out event was attended by 5,000 theater enthusiasts. Conference co-founders Anthony Rapp, Melissa Anelli, and Stephanie Dornhelm are promising another three days of panels, singalongs, meet-ups, and special performances. Tickets will go on pre-sale for returning attendees April 8 and to the general public April 11. To be held Jan. 27–29, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center—a substantially larger venue—BroadwayCon will again be with co-presented with Mischief Management and Playbill. The event will feature such Tony winners and Broadway regulars as Kelli O.Hara, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Ana Gasteyer, Lachanze, Seth Rudetsky, Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lena Hall, Laura Osnes, Lesli Margherita,
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Photo Flash: Tuck Everlasting, School Of Rock, and More Take Saturday Intermission Pics!

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup Today's edition features the first Sip from the Tuck Everlasting cast, Max von Essen and Brandon Uranowitz expressing their enthusiasm for Andrew Keenan-Bolger's return to Broadway, a photo from Mamie Parris's BroadwayWorld twitter takeover, and so much more
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Bww TV: Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan & More on Returning to The Secret Garden for Make-a-Wish Foundation Benefit

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' The Secret Garden, a Broadway benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 730 p.m. at theLucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directedchoreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simonand original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out interviews with the cast below
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Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in The Secret Garden Benefit!

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' The Secret Garden, a Broadway benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 730 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after partybelow
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Photo Coverage: Lucy Simon and Daisy Eagan Reunite for Friends in Theater Company's The Secret Garden Benefit

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' The Secret Garden, a Broadway benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, presentedthe first of two sold-out performances lastnight, January 11, at 730 p.m. at theLucille LortelTheater.The fully staged production wasled byRebecca Lukeras Lily,Gabriella Pizzoloas Mary, andBradley Deanas Archie withTom Deckman,Ali Ewoldt,Frances Mercanti-Anthony,Bill Nolte,Eli Tokash,Max von Essen, andCortney Wolfson.Additionally, composerLucy Simonand original cast memberDaisy Eganco-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from Simon and Eagan's pre-show introduction below
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An American In Paris Cast Set for CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today

Masterworks Broadway just released theOriginal Broadway Cast Recording of An American in Paris, produced by Rob Fisher and Scott Lehrer. Join the company today,June 12th, 2015 atBarnes amp Nobleclick here for exact store location as cast members Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen from the 2015 Tony-nominated musical perform songs from and sign copies of the newly released album
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Tony Awards performance: 'An American in Paris' cast dance to Gershwin songs (Video)

Tony Awards performance: 'An American in Paris' cast dance to Gershwin songs (Video)
The adaptation of the 1951 Best Picture Oscar winner "An American in Paris" earned a leading 12 nominations at this year's Tony Awards and won four creative races, including choreography. Ballet stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope made their Broadway debuts as the star-crossed lovers at the heart of this valentine to Paris. -Break- Join the fiery debate over the Tony Awards going on right now in our red-hot forums Both earned Tony nominations as did featured performers Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen who joined them in this medley of Gershwin songs, including “An American in Paris (pas de deux),” “S Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm." "'
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2015 Tony Awards Winners & Reactions: 'Fun Home' & 'Curious Incident' Win Big

"Not too bad, if I say so myself..." If I may take a quote from this year's Best Musical winner as I went 20/24 with my predictions for this year's 2015 Tony Awards. Undoubtedly, the two big winners of the night were the musical Fun Home and the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both of which took home five awards including honors for their leading men, directors, and, of course, Best Musical/Play. Right behind those two was the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, which picked up four awards, including Best Revival and for their long overdue leading lady Kelli O'Hara, who easily gave the best speech of the night (including dancing off the stage). I may predicted Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth over her, but I am so happy to be wrong. yt id="MneMh2c-y0M" width="640" And what about Chenoweth
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Tony Awards 2015: Winners List

The 69th Annual Tony Awards honored Broadway's best and brightest on Sunday, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. A slew of star-studded nominees, including Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan, were in attendance as Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming shared the event's hosting duties. Find out the big winners below!

Best Musical

Fun Home​ - Winner

An American in Paris

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Winner

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two P

Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I - Winner

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Best Revival of a Play

​Skylight​ - Winner

The Elephant Man

This Is Our Youth

You Can't Take It With You

Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold, Fun Home - Winner

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

John Rando, On the Town

Bartlett Sher,
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Bww TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Company of An American In Paris

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in ParisofChristopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken moderated by BroadwayWorld'sRichard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the PalaceTheatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Check out the full interview below
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Bww Interview: An American In Paris Company on Their Out-of-Town in Paris!

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Find out whatthe cast and crew members took away from their experiences with the musical'sout-of-town tryouts in Paris and check out the full interview here
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