6 items from 2012
On a quiet stretch of Christopher Street near the Hudson River, the New Ohio Theatre not only found a new home in the historic Greenwich Village Archive Building but a partner in fostering theater companies. With Irt Theater, which shares space in the red-brick building, the downtown Manhattan theater mainstay will, on Oct. 8, launch the Archive Alliance Residency program, which promises to emphasize incubating theater companies instead of specific works. As part of the two-year residency, up to four independent theater companies will be offered two separate engagements in Irt’s 3B Development Series and a one-week presentation in the New Ohio’s Obie Award–winning Ice Factory summer festival. In the second year of the program, the companies will be given a four-week run in the New Ohio’s main season. “We aren’t really curating a project per se. We are investing in the company and saying to them, »
It's not just Dustin Hoffman who's prepared to save the world. There's a whole host of would-be celebrity superheroes out there
Welcome, civilians! Welcome, and take your seats for the news-o-tainment blockbuster A-List Assemble, in which a diverse team of celebrities is recruited to the cause of performing their basic civic duty if they encounter a human in a life-threatening situation.
Its full-spectrum dominance means you will already be familiar with the tale of Dustin Hoffman, who saw a jogger collapse in London's Hyde Park and dialled an ambulance in a performance critics are already calling his finest since Rain Man. "He was the perfect bystander," gushed one of the paramedics of the technique Dustin brings to his emergency services interactions. "He gave us a great history when we arrived but then didn't get in the way afterwards, you know, he was totally calm, collected throughout, stayed for the whole »
- Marina Hyde
Brian J. White, the Dartmouth graduate, former pro-football player, and now actor has come out as an HIV/AIDS activist for Greater Than AIDS, and Rod has all the details and video.
While assessing your life, consider that Tyra Banks is now a Harvard graduate.
Of course, we had a couple of highly significant developments in the fight for marriage equality yesterday. The Maryland senate approved marriage equality and sent the bill to the governor's desk, and he is expected to sign it. That will start the clock for opponents to begin gathering signatures to put repeal on the ballot.
Meanwhile, in Maine, activists have collected enough signatures to place marriage equality on the ballot this year, with new polling showing support growing rapidly.
A live-action version »
It isn't often, but when opportunities like this come along, we wish we lived closer to New York City. Carrie has returned to the stage in a newly revised Off-Broadway production that began January 31, and to help make up for the fact that many of us won't be able to see it, we have a trio of stills to share.
Stafford Arima helms the latest incarnation of the pop musical that has been retooled by the original writers, who have refined the focus of the story, including lyric rewrites and several new songs. Carrie has a score by Academy Award winner Michael Gore and Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford and a book by original film screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen. It officially opens March 1st and »
- The Woman In Black
2 Broke Girls creator Michael Patrick King found himself in the hot seat about the stereotypes on the show and the raunchy humor. Depending on who you read, he kind of threw a fit. Then he played the gay card. Michael Patrick King: I'm gay. I'm putting in ‑‑ Beth Behrs: What? Oh, my God. Michael Patrick King: ‑‑ gay stereotypes every week. I don't find it offensive, any of this. I find it ‑‑ I find it comic to take everybody down. That's what we're doing. Question: Does being a part of one traditionally disenfranchised group make it then carte blanche to make fun of other traditionally disenfranchised groups?
James Badge Dale is going from Shame to The Lone Ranger, signing up to play the title character's brother, Dan Reid. It's a step up for Armie Hammer, who had to play his own brother in The Social Network.
Blue Ivy »
HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt was hilarious and touching last night accepting his Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. Joining other honorees Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain and the folks from “The Artist,” Pitt was a little nervous and actually spoke softly from the podium at restaurant. Angelina Jolie was with him, looking more gorgeous than ever, accepting kudos for her underrated film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Viola Davis, herself a nominee for “The Help” from many different groups, presented Best Actress to Streep. Davis joked: “I popped a lot of Stress Tabs when we made ‘Doubt’.” Streep was philosophical, having won the same award two years ago: “We do this for love, and for as long as we can.”
- Roger Friedman
6 items from 2012
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