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“The crown is quite heavy. The cape is quite heavy. I do remember distinctly the first time I went out, not expecting how heavy those two things would be,” Brian d’Arcy James recalls to Et about wearing King George III’s lush costume in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. It’s an outfit he will soon don again when he returns to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit biopic musical about Alexander Hamilton on Friday, April 14. “I don’t want to say [it will] wreak havoc on you, but if you’re not prepared, it can give you an extra sense of anxiety that you didn’t have before."
While the crown has weighed down some, it’s not an issue for Spotlight actor, who is reprising a role he originated, even though he's playing it for the first time on the Broadway stage. "It's a full-circle moment for me," James exclaims over the phone as he eagerly awaits starting »
These days, The Americans star Alison Wright hasn’t been able to get a good night’s rest. “I am too excited most nights to sleep,” the English actress exclaims. “I have a lot going on and I am pumped by it.”
Wright, who’s played ‘Poor’ Martha Hanson on the hit Cold War espionage series for five seasons, is now making her Broadway debut at Studio 54 in the play Sweat, which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. “It's something I've always longed for,” Wright, 40, says of taking the stage during a phone interview with Et before an evening performance. “I did a lot of growing up in the theater. This was always a dream.”
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Wright plays Jesse, a middle-class worker who faces a layoff from her job on the line of a factory floor. The shakeup gets to Jesse and her friends, who find »
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. The new animated TV show, Tangled: The Series has been renewed for a second season on Disney Channel. That means fans can indulge in the March 24th season one premiere without worrying Tangled: The Series will be cancelled anytime too soon. While the news is not yet up on the press site, Deadline has confirmed the early renewal.Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are reprising their roles in the Rapunzel-centric sequel to the 2010 feature film. Tangled: The Series also stars Julie Bowen, Clancy Brown, and Eden Espinosa. Recurring are Jeff Ross, Richard Kind, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins, M.C. Gainey, Sean Hayes, Peter MacNicol, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Diedrich Bader, Charles Halford, Steve Blum, James Monroe Iglehart, Jeremy Jordan, and Jonathan Banks. The original movie, Tangled: Before Ever After kicks off the story, and will »
From sequins to 18th-century ruffles, Aladdin’s James Monroe Iglehart is about to embark on another dream: playing the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. On Sunday, Feb. 19, Iglehart will take his final bow as the Genie on Broadway before moving up four blocks from the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street to the coveted Richard Rodgers Theatre on 46th, where he’ll join the cast of the Alexander Hamilton musical starting mid-April.
While the Genie was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated film, Iglehart has been playing the part since Aladdin’s 2011 out-of- town tryouts in Seattle, which eventually landed in Toronto for a pre-Broadway run in 2013. Night after night, the actor has received roaring applause for his show-stopping rendition of “Friend Like Me,” a number that surely helped him win the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
“It’s the best feeling in the world »
A new trailer has debuted for Disney’s upcoming series Tangled: Before Ever After. The animated spin-off sequel sees Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising the roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider and takes place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After; watch it below…
Tangled: Before Ever After sees Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards returning to their roles alongside newcomers Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption »
- Amie Cranswick
5 items from 2017
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