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Megan Mullally has been treading the Broadway boards these days in the hit revival of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, about the opening night shenanigans of a new Broadway show. The role is a welcome stage return for Mullally, who appeared on Broadway in Grease and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying long before she ever waxed Karen on Will & Grace. She’s the latest star to drop by EW’s studio for our Firsts & Worsts series, which dives into Broadway stars’ theater pasts—because deep down, we're all brimming with community theater horror stories, »
- Marc Snetiker
Emma Stone made her triumphant Broadway debut Tuesday, as Sally Bowles in the Tony-winning musical Cabaret. She stars alongside Tony winner Alan Cumming in a 12-week run of the Roundabout Theatre Company production.
Emma's boyfriend Andrew Garfield was reportedly in the audience as the 26-year-old actress made her first bow on Broadway. The Social Network actor has his own time to shine on Broadway in 2012 when he appeared in the revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman alongside the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
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The young stars join an elite list of other Hollywood A-listers to make a splash on the Great White Way.
Hugh Jackman is a stage veteran but his first appearance on Broadway was in 2004's The Boy From Oz. Jackman earned a Tony Award for his performance as singer/songwriter »
Daniel Radcliffe is a man of many talents. He can act, sing, and dance, as he proved with his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway. However, how about Daniel Radcliffe the rapper? As the Harry Potter star revealed last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he’s not only a fan of rap music but also pretty good at performing it. After he finished his interview with Fallon, in which he promoted his new film Horns (which is in theaters this Friday), Radcliffe got the opportunity to rap Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics,” and while it may surprise some people, he was actually pretty fantastic at it. Throughout the entire song, as he was backed by The Roots, Radcliffe didn’t mess up a single lyric of the fast-paced A-to-z rap and actually had pretty good flow. He was so good, in fact, that »
- Chris King
There are two upcoming movie musicals that, for a long time, I've wanted to make into motion pictures, should someone with money be willing to give me the funds to make them -- Into The Woods and The Last 5 Years. I'm both nervous and excited to see how directors Rob Marshall and Richard Lagravenese, respectfully, have interpreted the material I hold so close to my heart. I am especially nervous for Into The Woods, given Marshall's less than impressive track record. If someone is going to screw up something I cherish, it should be me. Of course, there are far more than two musicals I have a deep connection to. Some have already been made into films, like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, but there is a vast collection of musicals I have thought could make fantastic films, but have never been made. »
- Mike Shutt
Top brass at the 13th San Diego Film Festival have added three recent Toronto premieres to the line-up and announced they will honour Beau Bridges.
St Vincent, Pride (pictured) and The Equalizer will take their place among the programme at the California event, scheduled to run from September 24-28.
Bridges will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award, designed to recognise actors who demonstrate “the tenacity to forge new ground within their craft.”
The actor currently appears on Showtime series Masters Of Sex and the CBS comedy The Millers. He starred in last year’s stage show How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and his feature credits include The Descendants.
For more details about the films or the festival, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, click here. »
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To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, NBC moved the 2014 Emmy Awards telecast up a month, to August 25. But in swerving clear of the football juggernaut, the Emmys steered right into the lane of the landmark cultural occasion of late August: the MTV VMAs, scheduled for one day prior. It got us thinking: What if we took things to their logical conclusion and handed MTV control of the Emmys, as well? Using categories from both the VMAs and their summertime counterpart, the MTV Movie Awards, we've imagined what would happen if the cable network was in charge of handing »
- Nate Jones, @kn8
Over the years, Radcliffe has played both fictional characters, such as the most famous boy wizard (Harry Potter series) and real people, like beat poet Allen Ginsberg (Kill Your Darlings). What If, however, may have presented him with his most challenging role yet: that of a normal, contemporary man. In an exclusive chat with uInterview, Radcliffe revealed that, despite his accomplishments, he worried about playing a character who so closely resembled himself.
“I think I’ve always been nervous about playing a character that was similar to me, because I thought, ‘Well, that’s not really acting.’ But being yourself on camera is, actually – well, there’s an act to that,” Radcliffe told uInterview at a fan screening of What If.
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Everyone hopes that child stars turn out to be decent human beings with substantial adult careers, and Radcliffe is the prime example of an adult success story. He’s also become a regulation hottie. Sure, he had some awkward haircuts in between the Potter films while growing up, but this 25-year-old has really came into his own of late, and can’t help but turning heads with his scruffy beard and charming smile. If you’re lucky, you may have even seen him strut his stuff (shirtless!) in one of his three Broadway shows (Equus, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan). Yes, Harry Potter has gone full-blown hot on »
- Taylor Ferber
Matthew Broderick has signed with Management 360. The actor, whose career spans film, TV and the stage, has won Tony Awards for Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Photos Hollywood on Broadway: Denzel Washington, Daniel Craig Among 2013-14 Season's Stars Broderick recently wrapped a movie about Howard Hughes co-starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, which was known as the Untitled Warren Beatty Project. Also on the film front, he'll soon be seen in Neil Labute's Dirty Weekend. He will return to Broadway in the fall to co-star with Nathan Lane in
- Tatiana Siegel
If you thought Bert Cooper’s sweet song-and-dance farewell on Sunday’s episode of Mad Men was a tribute to actor Robert Morse’s decades on Broadway, you would be correct. Creator Matthew Weiner originally cast Morse in part because of his reputation on the stage, which includes a Tony-winning turn as J. Pierrepont Finch in 1962′s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And when it was finally time for Bert to go into the great beyond, following Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon in 1969, Weiner thought there might be a way to serve both story and actor. »
- Jeff Labrecque
"The phones have been ringing off the hook!" Robert Morse exclaims, which isn't surprising given the 83-year-old actor's turn in the Mad Men split-season finale last Sunday night. (Here there be spoilers, so anyone who has not yet seen the episode, you may want to turn back now. Seriously.) Having played Sterling Cooper & Partners' co-founder and resident Zen philosopher/Japanaphile Bertrand Cooper on the show for seven seasons, Morse saw his character shuffle off this mortal coil right after his character witnessed Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Viewers learn »
As Bert Cooper would say, Bravo.
In the week leading up to this mid-season finale, many Internet critics and commentators criticized AMC’s decision to split Mad Men’s season in two halves. Unlike Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, action-heavy series that created excitement and anticipation with surprising cliffhanger endings, how could a slower, more character-driven series finish on a resonant note? Well, from the moments we see Bert Cooper watch the lift-off of Apollo 11 and Ted cut the engine as he steers two clients on his plane, “Waterloo” is a high-wire hour, full of superb acting and story turns both devastating and triumphant. This was an episode filled with darkness and light, some big wins and an incredible loss. If “Waterloo” does not rank as the series’ best episode, it is certainly in the top five.
The best place to start is with the dearly departed Bertram Cooper, »
- Jordan Adler
A review of the "Mad Men" mid-season finale coming up just as soon as I have to talk to people who just touched the face of God about hamburgers... "Bravo." -Bert Cooper In Peggy's pitch to Burger Chef — easily the best she's ever given, and one that gets much closer to the level of the Carousel pitch than I think we might have ever imagined anyone on this show (including Don himself) reaching again — she talks about how Neil Armstrong's first footsteps on the moon brought the whole world together, all watching the same amazing thing as it happened. It's a masterful blend of current events with the themes she and Don had already decided on — turning the thing that she feared would torpedo the pitch and making it into the element that closes the deal and nearly moves the Burger Chef executives to tears — demonstrating a keen »
- Alan Sepinwall
Only read on if you've watched this week's Mad Men.On tonight's midseason finale of Mad Men, Bert Cooper upstaged Michael Jackson's hologram with a show-stopping posthumous performance of "The Best Things in Life Are Free." If that final scene left you craving more music from the golden-throated Robert Morse, man are you in luck: The actor has been singing and cutting rugs for a long time, and many of his greatest hits are on YouTube. These are a few. Here he is as J. Pierrepont Finch doing "I Believe in You," "Rosemary," and "Brotherhood of Man" in the 1967 movie version of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (he won a Tony for his performance in the Broadway show). Here he is performing "I Believe in You" on a 1982 TV special. And here he is, with Tony Roberts, singing "The Beauty That Drives Men Mad" from Sugar, »
- Lane Brown
Tonight's Mad Men included a scene in which a character sang and danced the 1920s standard, "The Best Things in Life Are Free." Normally this would count as a spoiler, except that even with that knowledge, you'll never see it coming. Here's a look at Mad Men's greatest musical moments.But first, here's a look at actor Robert Morse — who plays the now deceased Bert Cooper — in one of his most famous roles, that of J. Pierrepont Finch in the 1967 film version of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Morse won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Actor for his Broadway incarnation of the character. Megan Draper, "Zou Bisou Bisou"Naturally. Roger Sterling, "My Own Kentucky Home"Roger performs this Stephen Foster tune to second wife Jane Sterling while wearing blackface. The performance drives Don Draper inside the country club, where he meets Conrad Hilton for the first »
- Gilbert Cruz
As he prepared to bring the Harry Potter saga to a close, ingendude Daniel Radcliffe deftly selected challenging dramas that would force audiences to see him as something beyond The Boy Who Lived. This included a turn as a haunted widower in the horror-thriller The Woman In Black as well as tackling the portrayal of a young Alan Ginsberg in the Beat Generation biopic Kill Your Darlings, not to mention a trio of turns on Broadway in Equus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the recently opened The Cripple of Inishmaan. Having convinced us he's much more than a charming former child star, Radcliffe is gearing up to get us giggling with the upcoming comedy You Shall Know Our Velocity. THR reports out of the Cannes Film Festival that Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to front You Shall Know Our Velocity a jet-setting adventure about an odd »
Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of May's Indie Film Month. "Kill Your Darlings" is currently available to view On Demand. As gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Daniel Radcliffe is a long way from Hogwarts in the indie drama "Kill Your Darlings," out now On Demand. The role marks his edgiest and highest profile one yet post-"Harry Potter," brought him fame and made him the richest British star under 30 in the UK. [Editor's Note: This interview was originally published last year when "Kill Your Darlings" opened theatrically.] Since then, the actor has gone out of his way to prove he has staying power by singing and dancing his way through the hit Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," appearing nude onstage in the dark play "Equus," and leading the hit period horror pic "The Woman in Black." Last year alone, Radcliffe premiered three »
- Nigel M Smith
Oscar 2015: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return as Oscar show producers (photo: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron) Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be back as producers of the 2015 Oscar ceremony, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced yesterday, April 21, 2014. This will mark Zadan and Meron’s third consecutive year as Oscar producers. In the United States, the 87th Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. Last March 2, the Zadan- and Meron-produced 2014 Oscar telecast brought back Ellen DeGeneres, whose performance as Oscar host drew mixed reviews — some loved the pizza; others hated it. Besides pizza delivery, the Oscar telecast also featured the presence of veterans Kim Novak and Sidney Poitier; musical performances by U2, Pharrell Williams, and Idina Menzel (aka "Adele Nazeem," as per John Travolta); in addition to a tribute to The Wizard of Oz performed by »
- Steve Montgomery
Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce The Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Here's what Cheryl Boone Isaacs had to say in a brief statement.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce The Oscars again in 2015. Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership."
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson had this to say in her statement.
"This year's show reached viewers of all ages and set social media records, proving that Craig and Neil are masters at tapping into the zeitgeist and capturing the hearts of movie fans around the world."
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Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015,” said Boone Isaacs. “Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership.”
“This year’s show reached viewers of all ages and set social media records, proving that Craig and Neil are masters at tapping into the zeitgeist and capturing the hearts of movie fans around the world,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.
“We are delighted to work with Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy to produce »
- Michelle McCue
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