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New York Auditions at a Glance: Dec. 13-Jan. 9

11 December 2012 12:24 PM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Dec. 13 • 'Chicago', B'way • Disney Cruise Line, Dancers • 'Fela!', Nat'l Tour • 'Guys & Dolls', Male Roles • 'Jersey Boys', Singers, B'way & Nat'l Tour • 'The Color Purple' • Walt Disney World, Dancers, Fl Fri. Dec. 14 • 'Gayuranus, The Musical' Sat. Dec. 15 • Camp Broadway Spring Gala • Ct, Goodspeed Musicals Sun. Dec. 16 • Click here to search for auditions. Mon. Dec. 17 • 'Broadway Tonite Revue' • Ct, 'Ancestral Voices' • 'Donnybrook' • 'Let The Phoenix Rise!' • 'Spider-Man', B'way Tue. Dec. 18 • 'Core Values' • Ct, 'Ancestral Voices' • 'Reasons to Be Happy' • 'The Master Builder' Wed. Dec. 19 • 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' • 'Collapse' • 'La Cage Aux Folles' Thu. Dec. 20 • 'Choir Boy' • 'Ten Unknowns' Fri. »

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The Honeymooners: A Musical with a Singing Ralph and Alice?

6 December 2012 3:39 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Old Globe theatre in San Diego has announced that a new musical, an adaptation of The Honeymooners, will kick off their 2013-14 season.

The show will follow bus driver Ralph Kramden and his best pal, Ed Norton, after they win a jingle contest and must adjust to life working on Madison Avenue.

Tony Award winner Michael McGrath will play Jackie Gleason's old role. Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning choreographer of La Cage Aux Folles, will direct and choreograph the musical comedy.

The Honeymooners will be written by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss. The music is being written by Stephen Weiner with lyrics by Peter Mills. The remaining creative team and cast will be announced at a later date.

The show will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre from September 8 »


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Broadway to Dim Lights for 'Chicago' Producer Marty Richards

27 November 2012 9:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Broadway will dim its lights Tuesday night in honor of producer Martin Richards, who died this week at age 80.  Richards was the force behind such classic musicals as "La Cage aux Folles," "Sweeney Todd" and "Chicago." Although best known for his work on plays that were song and dance heavy, he also produced straight dramatic works such as the Pulitzer Prize winning "Crimes of the Heart." Also read: Marty Richards, 'Chicago' and 'Sweeney Todd' Producer, Dies at 80 In addition to his work on stage, Richards won an Oscar for producing the »

- Brent Lang

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Oscar-winning 'Chicago' producer Martin Richards dies

27 November 2012 7:54 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Martin Richards — or “Marty,” as those in the theater community called him — died of cancer Monday in New York City. Richards won an Academy Award in 2003 for producing that year’s Best Picture, Chicago. The Oscar was the culmination of Richards’s decades-long battle to bring that Kander and Ebb musical to movie theaters; it began in 1975, when Richards produced the show’s original Broadway production.

Of course, Chicago wasn’t Richards’s only project. The prolific stage producer — born Morton Richard Klein in the Bronx — was nominated for 10 Tony Awards throughout his career, winning for La Cage aux Folles »

- Hillary Busis

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R.I.P. Marty Richards

27 November 2012 6:59 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Marty Richards, producer and philanthropist, died yesterday at age 80. The New Yorker’s stage producing credits included Chicago, Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles, and Crimes of the Heart. While Broadway was his stomping grounds over a 50 year career, Richards had a pretty good film resume as well. It includes winning Best Picture for the 2002 film Chicago, as well as The Boys From Brazil, Fort Apache, The Bronx, and the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining. Funeral services will be held later this week in New York for Richards, whose philanthropic efforts included the formation of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Meals On Wheels. He also made possible the liver and kidney transplant unit at Nyu Medical Center. »


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Martin Richards, Chicago Producer and Oscar Winner, Dies

27 November 2012 5:55 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Martin Richards, a Broadway and Hollywood showman whose own life was often as flamboyant and warmhearted as his many productions, died of cancer Monday at his Upper East Side New York home. He was 80. Winning the Best Picture Oscar for his movie musical Chicago at the 2003 Academy Awards - he had also produced the original Broadway version in 1975 - Richards had to hold back the tears as he recalled those he had worked with on the show, including the late legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse and Richards's late producing partner and wife, Mary Lea Johnson, of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company family. »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Marty Richards, 'Chicago' and 'Sweeney Todd' Producer, Dies at 80

26 November 2012 6:29 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marty Richards, the producer behind the Broadway productions of "Sweeney Todd" and "La Cage aux Folles," as well as the 2002 big-screen adaptation of "Chicago," died Monday, Playbill reports. He was 80. Richards, born Morton Richard Klein in the Bronx, started out as a performer, joining the cast of the 1944 musical comedy "Mexican Hayride" at 10 and performing as a nightclub singer while studying architecture at Nyu. Small television and movie parts followed, with Richards later working as a casting director for Fox and Paramount. Also read: Notable Celebrity Deaths of »

- Tim Kenneally

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Getting On is not just funny – it's radical, profound, a masterpiece | Deborah Orr

23 November 2012 4:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC4's acclaimed but little-watched hospital sitcom is quietly groundbreaking in its portrayals of women, age and the NHS. And it's very, very funny

Sometimes a straightforward formula is just so perfect that endless variation on the theme serves only to confirm its enduring worth. Such is the comic triple, or rule of three, as seen in Father Ted, Frasier, The Office, Only Fools and Horses and so on. Broadly, the man with most status and self-esteem is the most egregious idiot; his sidekick, though idiotic himself, is not quite so daft that he deserves to be patronised by such a fool, while the third man has enough common sense to get what he wants from the situation. Let the laughter commence.

It would be insulting to suggest that the great thing about BBC4's Getting On (which finished its third series this week) is that it repeats the formula – but with women. »

- Deborah Orr

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'I'm a Celeb' lineup revealed: David Haye, Charlie Brooks, Colin Baker, more

7 November 2012 6:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

I'm a Celebrity has confirmed the full lineup of 10 celebrities entering the jungle and they include a former world champion boxer, a Doctor Who legend and an ex-Pussycat Doll. Leading this year's batch of famous faces are boxer David Haye, Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries. Doctor Who star Colin Baker, EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks and Made In Chelsea's Hugo Taylor will be among the celebs battling critters in the Australian jungle. Completing the lineup are TV entertainer Brian Conley, darts icon Eric Bristow, Pussycat Doll popstar Ashley Roberts and Birds of a Feather actress (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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'Cyrano de Bergerac': Latest revival is a bit of a snore

18 October 2012 11:07 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Any revival is an indication of a play's bid for immortality -- at least as immortal as live theater can be. But when a play has its 15th (not counting different incarnations, such as musicals) it surpasses that bid and moves on to wonder.

Such is "Cyrano de Bergerac." 

The latest revival is the Roundabout Theatre Company's at American Airlines Theatre, on 42nd Street.  Now if only this version were a wonder.

It was only five years ago that Kevin Kline turned in an amazing performance in the title role. Though five years is a long time for, say cleaning out your refrigerator, it's not very long at all when it comes to theater.

Douglas Hodge (Broadway's "La Cage aux Folles" "Vanity Fair") is Cyrano. And as the part requires, he is larger than life. Ok, larger than the stage, certainly, and the theater can barely contain him. He has his admirers, »


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This Week on Stage: A new 'Cyrano,' Tom Hanks, and a 'Game of Thrones' Khaleesi

13 October 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Winter is coming to Broadway. And so is Emilia Clarke, the Khaleesi from HBO’s Game of Thrones, who will play Holly Golightly in a new adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out), opening this spring.

In addition, Tom Hanks confirmed that he’ll make his long-overdue Broadway debut this season as the late tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy, a new play by Nora Ephron (who died of leukemia in June).

Also booked for the Great White Way this spring: Eric Coble’s new comedy The Velocity of Autumn, starring »

- Thom Geier

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Cyrano de Bergerac: Theater Review

11 October 2012 6:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York – Playing a French Riviera drag queen by way of British music hall, Douglas Hodge won a Tony Award for the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles. Presumably given his choice of vehicles in which to return to Broadway, the gifted English actor has opted for Edmond Rostand’s 1897 classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, taking on the eloquent French nobleman whose love life is cramped by his unfortunate snout. But while Hodge attacks the title role with formidable energy and inventiveness, his virtuosic display muffles the poetry of the play. The same goes in general for the pedal-

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- David Rooney

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Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies

11 September 2012 7:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Brace yourselves. This list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies is probably going to generate some howls of protest thanks to a rather major upset in the rankings. Frankly, one that surprised the hell out of us here at AfterElton.

But before we get to that, an introduction. A few weeks ago we asked AfterElton readers to submit up to ten of their favorite films by write-in vote. We conducted a similar poll several years ago, but a lot has happened culturally since then, and a number of worthy movies of gay interest have been released. We wanted to see how your list of favorites had changed.

We also wanted to expand our list to 100 from the top 50 we had done previously. We figured there were finally enough quality gay films to justify the expansion. And we wanted to break out gay documentaries onto their own list (You'll find the »

- Staff

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The Dark Knight Rises – the first review

19 July 2012 12:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Christian Bale's tormented Batman duly rises for Christopher Nolan's bruising saga of revolution and redemption

Old superheroes never die; they simply hang up their capes and retreat to the shadows, awaiting the moment when fashions change and they're required again. One minute Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is hobbling around his country pile, leaning on his stick like a latterday Howard Hughes and woefully proclaiming that "there's nothing out there for me". The next he's back in the bat-suit, back in the saddle – recalled to save the world or Warner Bros, whatever comes first.

Preamble complete, the dark knight duly rises for the bruising final stanza in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, a satisfying saga of revolution and redemption that ends the tale on a note of thunder. If viewers were wanting a corrective to the jumpsuit antics of The Avengers, or the noodling high-school angst of The Amazing Spider-Man, »

- Xan Brooks

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Conference to talk Drupal

18 July 2012 5:09 PM, PDT | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

Open source content management platform Drupal is to be the focus of a Sydney conference discussing its growth and uses.

The announcement:

The Drupal Association Announces its First DrupalCon Downunder in Sydney 2013

Portland, Or / Sydney, Australia — July 19, 2012 — The Drupal Association, the non-profit educational foundation of the Drupal project and host of the DrupalCon conferences, today announced the addition of DrupalCon Sydney, February 6-9, 2013 to its growing list of conferences that educate and congregate on all things about the open source content management platform. Sydney was selected because of its growing interest in the Drupal community and increased Drupal adoption.

The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach with the theme of “Growing Drupal Downunder.” It is designed to be relevant to any organisation already using, considering using, or wanting to learn about Drupal for a Cms. The founder of the Drupal project, Dries Buytaert, will keynote the »

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Anthony Mackie Flies High as the Falcon in 'Captain America 2'

16 July 2012 2:18 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Hot on the heels of Marvel's announcement at Comic-Con over the weekend that the upcoming "Captain America 2" had been renamed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" comes this latest bombshell: Anthony Mackie is in talks to join the cast — and he'll be playing the high-flying Falcon.

Looks like the supervillains might as just retire right now.

Here's a quick run down for the uninitiated: In the comic books, The Falcon is a social worker named Sam Wilson who takes to the skies to fight crime thanks to a special suit that allows him to soar alongside his telepathically-linked pet falcon, Red Wing. He also acts as Captain America's best friend and right hand man, assisting with everything from shutting down small time hoods to saving the universe.

And now he appears ready to take on the same role in the movies, as  The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that "The Hurt Locker »

- Scott Harris

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Pretty Little Liars Review: One Squirrelly Evening

10 July 2012 8:34 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

After two weeks of waiting, we finally got to see Jenna's big "coming out" birthday bash.

Unfortunately, this Pretty Little Liars episode was disappointingly slow-paced with very few exciting revelations.

"That Girl is Poison" seemed like it was building to an interesting and crazy climax at Jenna's party, especially with Garrett being released from prison the same night. But all those expectations were let down when the party turned into kind of a bust. Usually after slower episodes like last week's "Birds of a Feather," the series returns with a much more excitement.

Too bad that didn't happen this week.

When it comes to the A mystery(ies), what did we learn in this episode?

Someone drugged Emily with powerful sleeping pills the night Ali's body was stolen. The same pills used to drug Emily were found in Lucas's camera bag, along with some negatives. But we don't know if »

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Pretty Little Liars Round Table: "Birds of a Feather"

29 June 2012 1:32 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

There was a lot going on this week on Pretty Little Liars and TV Fanatic's Round Table participants didn't have a problem finding things to talk about regarding the episode, "Birds of a Feather."

Join Teresa Lopez, Leigh Raines, Christina Tran, Nick McHatton and Carissa Pavlica as they knock around some thoughts on the latest installment, then sound off yourself in the comments!


Should Hanna have told Caleb the truth?

Teresa: Hanna definitely should've told Caleb all about the new A. I guess she didn't learn anything last season. Plus, how is Caleb suppose to warn his family or protect them if he has no idea they are in danger? 

Leigh:  I think Caleb deserves to know the truth. A is after him now too. If Hanna told Caleb, he could protect himself and not get involved with and threaten psychos like Mona. He's also been really supportive of »

- (Carissa Pavlica)

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Pretty Little Liars: Damn the Lies, Full Speed Ahead

27 June 2012 10:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Pretty Little Liars S03E04: "Birds of a Feather"

It.s official: Pretty Little Liars has never moved at a faster pace. How refreshing after two seasons of dragging our feet to see this show really pick up and deliver answers every week. It.s hard to say whether moving forward to a satisfying conclusion.this is still Pretty Little Liars, so that.s hard to imagine.but at this point, it.s clear at least going full speed ahead.

This week.s...  More >> »

- Louis Peitzman

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Pretty Little Liars Review: If the Feather Fits

26 June 2012 9:52 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

After a pretty strong return, Pretty Little Liars delivers a less exciting installment this week.

Don't get me wrong, "Birds of A Feather" was a good episode. It just moved rather slowly, and there wasn't a whole lot of suspense to the story. But there were some dramatic developments, which made this yet another enjoyable night of television.

First things first: Melissa was the black swan! 

Spencer finally realized that Melissa was a perfect candidate for the brunette black swan and helped the girls "break" into her apartment to look for clues. The matching feather led Spencer to finally confront Melissa, and strangely enough, Melissa actually opened up.

Our Round Table discussion came really close to guessing the truth about her pregnancy. Melissa told Spencer and her mother that she lost the baby right after Ian died and that someone blackmailed her into wearing the costume that night.

If we believe everything Melissa said, »

- (Teresa Lopez)

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