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Former Saturday Night Live costars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig reunite to play suicidal estranged siblings in the new movie The Skeleton Twins—which is and isn’t a comedy, according to EW’s favorable review. What is 100 percent pure comedy: Hader taking EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test.
Watch the video and read the transcript below to hear about his first celebrity crush, his first line of dialogue in a high school production, how he could tell if a writer was new to SNL, and what music failed to impress girls when he was young.
EW: Who was your first celebrity crush? »
- Mandi Bierly
EW has confirmed that Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews (Lost), and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe, Broadway’s The Glass Menagerie) are among the 14-person international ensemble, first reported by Deadline.
The sprawling 10-episode series (first reported back in March 2013) tells the story of eight characters around the world who suddenly become telepathically linked following a tragic death. The central eight will be played by Smith, Miguel Silvestri, South Korean actress Doona Bae, American actress Jamie Clayton, German actor Max Riemelt, »
- Marc Snetiker
What happens on the Tony Awards red carpet? Fans cheer, stars schmooze, and TV stars get closer to an Egot.
This year, Radio City Music Hall was packed with an array of celebs who showed up to demonstrate their love for the theater. EW hit the red carpet to ask some of the ceremony attendees about their current show, the show that gave them their biggest theater education, their big stars, their little selves…really, just anything having to do with the stage. Below, enjoy 18 quotes we heard about the wonderful world of theater.
- Marc Snetiker
There were only four upsets at the Tony Awards and "A Raisin in the Sun" pulled off three of them: Best Play Revival, Best Director (Kenny Leon) and Best Featured Actress in a Play (Sophie Okonedo). By overwhelming vote, our Experts (12 out of 15) predicted "Twelfth Night" would win those first two prizes easily, just as it did at the Drama Desk Awards where Leon wasn't even nominated in the helmer's contest. Our gurus also stupidly backed the Drama Desk winner for Featured Actress -- Celia Keenan-Bolger ("The Glass Menagerie"). -Break- Tony Awards poll: What was Hugh Jackman's best bit? So … what happened … and why? Seems like the pundits (including me) put too much stock in the fact that lead "Raisin" star Denzel Washington wasn't nominated, assuming that indicated low Tony support for the production. Instead, we fawned too much over the widely ballyhooed "Twelfth Night," jus »
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, an old-fashioned musical comedy and the rare Broadway hit not based on a movie or TV show and with zero Hollywood stars in its cast, claimed Best Musical at the 68th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Lbj biodrama All the Way won Best Play as well as Best Actor for star Bryan Cranston in his Broadway debut.
Neil Patrick Harris, an Emmy-winning four-time Tony host, earned his first award for his role as an East German transgender punker in the musical revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch (and is halfway to »
- Thom Geier
While this year's Tony Awards went mostly according to script in terms of the ceremony and the winners, there were a few jaw-droppers. The love for the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" caught us all by surprise. The show won three of its five nominations, including Best Play Revival, Featured Actress for Sophie Okonedo and Director (Play) for Kenny Leon. Our combined odds had the show ranked dead last, with 50/1 odds, in the Revival and Direction categories and Okonedo was ranked third with 25/1 odds. -Break- Related: Audra McDonald sets two records at Tony Awards The curse of "The Glass Menagerie" continues…kind of. The Tennessee Williams classic finally earned its first-ever love from the Tony Awards when the recent revival earned seven nominations including Best Play Revival, Actress for Cherry Jones, Featured Actress for Celia Keenan-Bolger and Featured Actor for Brian J. Smith. Our site's odds had the show favored to win t. »
The 68th Tony Awards on Sunday, hosted by Hugh Jackman, took place at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, where the best of the stage were honored.
Tony Awards Recap
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder picked up steam leading up to Tony night. At the end of the show, the musical, which follows a destitute man looking to remove the eight ahead of him inline for a title, won four awards Sunday. Gentleman’s Guide won for best musical, book of a musical, director and costume design.
How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris, who has previously been a favorite Tony host, picked up his first award – best lead actor in a musical – for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig won for best musical revival, and Harris’ costar Lena Hall won best featured actress in a musical.
Jessie Mueller beat out »
Check out all the winners and nominees of the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
The biggest stars of Broadway gathered at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night to honor and celebrate all the greatest shows and show-stopping performances from the world of theater at the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
Hugh Jackman served as host for his fourth time, and the three-hour ceremony saw lots of big wins.
The 2014 Tony Awards showcased many of the musical numbers from this year's nominated shows, and featured a slew of big-name Hollywood stars who served as presenters. Here is the complete winners list, along with some of our favorite acceptance speeches.
Did the right shows and stars win?
Winner: All the Way
Mothers and Sons
Winner: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Beautiful — The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide »
A Raisin in the Sun took home the award for best revival of a play at Sunday night's Tonys. The production beat out The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night to take home the trophy at the 68th annual awards show. Live Blog: Tony Awards 2014 The revival of the landmark drama about a black Chicago family featured Denzel Washington, Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni Rose and Latanya Richardson Jackson in its April bow. Read THR's review here. The Hugh Jackman-hosted Tony Awards ceremony is airing live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in
- Kimberly Nordyke
Our predictions for Sunday night's winners in all 26 Tony Awards races are based upon a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, our Top 24 Users who had the highest prediction scores last year, and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics. Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. And click here to see our complete predictions by show. -Break- Kelli O'Hara on bittersweet Tony nod for 'Bridges of Madison County' (Exclusive Video) Plays Best Play "All the Way" Spoiler: "Casa Valentina" Best Play Revival "The Glass Menagerie" Spoiler: "Twelfth Night" Best Actor In A Play Bryan Cranston, "All the Way" Spoiler: Mark Rylance, "Richard III" Best Actress In A Play Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill&qu..."' »
As we look ahead to the Tony Awards on Sunday, EW is taking a closer look at this season’s nominated selection of new musicals, plays, and revivals, all of which will be competing for Broadway’s highest honor. Today, we dive into this year’s nominees for Best Revival of a Play.
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Opened: April 12, 2014
Written by: Martin McDonagh
Directed by: Michael Grandage
Synopsis: The dark Irish comedy set in the remote island of Inishmaan tells the story »
- Jake Perlman
Will Neil Patrick Harris claim his first Tony Award this Sunday for his gender-bending turn in the musical revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Probably. Will fellow multiple-Emmy winner Bryan Cranston win for playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the biodrama All the Way? Count on it. But will it be the Carole King biomusical Beautiful or the murderously funny A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder that earns top honors as the Best New Musical of the Broadway season?
On that point, as on many other tight races in this year’s Tony contest, EW critics Melissa Rose Bernardo and Thom Geier are divided. »
- Thom Geier
Zachary Quinto appeared on a slew of TV episodes in the early 2000′s (my favorite – “Hip Student” on Six Feet Under), but he gained real notice as Adam on 24 and as Tori’s gay Bff Sasan on So NoToRIous. His star continued to rise as the villain Sylar on Heroes, and it went warp speed when he won the role of Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.
Today is his 37th birthday, so let’s take a look back at some highlights from Zach’s already impressive resume.
The post Birthday Gallery: Zachary Quinto Turns 37 appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
Call it A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder & Winning Big.
The musical comedy dominated the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, taking home a leading seven trophies at the gala held Sunday night at The Town Hall in New York City. Based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: the Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman, the farce was named outstanding musical and received the musical direction award for Darko Tresnjak.
Star Jefferson Mays won for outstanding actor in a musical, an honor he shared with Neil Patrick Harris for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Lauren Worsham was named outstanding featured actress in a musical. »
- Amber Ray
New York -- Most pundits believe that A Raisin in the Sun's Latanya Richardson Jackson faces an uphill climb in the best actress in a play Tony race, in which she is nominated alongside Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill's Audra McDonald and The Glass Menagerie's Cherry Jones, among others. But, as far as the youthful 64-year-old is concerned, she has already "won" just by getting the chance to play Lena Younger -- aka "Mama" -- opposite Denzel Washington in the latest Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama. On Tuesday afternoon, the actress Julianne Moore hosted a tea in
- Scott Feinberg
With the theater awards race heating up on the way to Tony Awards, the annual round of New York legit awards has begun to highlights favorites — including musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and Lbj bio-play “All the Way,” both of which were crowned winners by the annual Drama League Awards.
“Gentleman’s Guide,” which leads the list of Tony nominees with 10 nods, scored the Drama League kudo for new musical, while Bryan Cranston starrer “All the Way” notched the laurel for new play.
Neil Patrick Harris topliner “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” took musical revival, and Harris walked away with the org’s single performance award. The fall production of “The Glass Menagerie” came out on top for play revival.
All four winning titles (as well as Harris himself) are Tony nominees in similar categories, many of them in competitive races. “Glass Menagerie,” for instance, finds »
- Gordon Cox
The first of the precursor prizes for the Tonys, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, revealed their winners on Monday. Both of our Tony frontrunners for new productions -- the tuner "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and the play "All the Way" -- won their respective races with the Occ. So did our leading contenders to win the revival awards at the Tonys -- the play "The Glass Menagerie#" and the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." (See complete list of winners here.) -Break- Make your predictions for Tony Awards -- click here The saucy "Gentleman's Guide" claimed four of its leading 11 bids, including Best Broadway Musical and Best Actor (Jefferson Mays) as well as for its book and direction. Predict the Best Musical race at the Tonys at the bottom of this post using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Besides the play prize, "All the Way" also won for it. »
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” has been enjoying more recognition as awards season rolls on. The musical comedy has garnered four wins at the 64th annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Awards, including nods for actor Jefferson Mays and director Darko Tresnjak; “Bullets Over Broadway” and “The Glass Menagerie” are close as well, with three each.Nick Cordero and Marin Mazzie both took outstanding featured actors in a musical for their performances in “Bullets Over Broadway.” Bryan Cranston took outstanding actor with his Broadway debut “All the Way” (outstanding new Broadway play winner), wherein he plays the former United States president Lyndon B. Johnson; he beat out Ian McKellen in “No Man’s Land.” Cherry Jones from “The Glass Menagerie” was the winner in the outstanding actress category beating out Rebecca Hall (“Machinal”), Jessica Hecht (“Stage Kiss”), Estelle Parsons (“The Velocity of Autumn”) and Tyne Daly (“Mothers and Sons »
It's one thing when a good show comes and goes before the Tony Award nominations announcement, as happened with several productions this season -- among them, eventual best play nominee Outside Mullingar (1/23-3/16); best revival of a play nominees The Glass Menagerie (9/26-2/23) and Twelfth Night (11/10-2/16); and A Night with Janis Joplin (10/10-2/9), which starred eventual best actress in a musical nominee Mary Bridget Davies. (The first three were always intended to be limited engagements; the fourth struggled at the box-office.) But it's quite another when, less than a week after the Tony Award nominations
- Scott Feinberg
The 2014 Tony nominations were announced on Tuesday, and left many elated and just as many puzzled. No Denzel? Or Daniel Radcliffe? And nothing for everyone’s favorite traveling NYC duo? But there were some wonderful surprises (four acting nods for Twelfth Night!) and the lack of frontrunners (minus Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston, and perhaps this divine gal) will make the Hugh Jackman-hosted ceremony on CBS June 8 full of nail-biters. But here are some fun trivia bits about this year you can chew over until then (many of them compiled by our own Jake Perlman):
-If Audra McDonald »
- Jason Clark
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