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On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! Angels will fly across the pond.After a highly lauded run in the West End, the recent “Angels in America” revival will play Broadway with much of the original cast intact. The Tony Kushner drama will arrive at the Neil Simon Theater in spring 2018, and will star Nathan Lane, »
Those who missed the acclaimed and sold-out revival of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane at the U.K.’s National Theatre will have another shot. Two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott’s new staging will play a limited 18-week run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre beginning on February 23, 2018, with an official opening on March 21. The two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” opened earlier this year in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization’s history. Also Read: Tony Kushner to Depict 'Borderline Psychotic' Donald Trump in New Play Garfield. »
- Thom Geier
Uff. what an unpleasant month this is / that was! The world continued to go insane, people are still denying climate change despite more and more frequent tragedies like what's happening in Texas and, on a more personal level, at Tfe HQ your host Nathaniel threw his back out most severely. As a result the blogging was less prolific. Now that recovery is finding some momentum (crosses fingers) expect a return to normalcy after the Labor Day holiday. First up: The Toronto International Film Festival, our favorite annual event that isn't awards show related.
Icymi a dozen highlights From August
• Grace & Frankie's Costumes - Emmy nominated and deservedly so
• Best Actress in a Limited Series - the hottest Emmy category. Who to vote for?
• Sunset Blvd Musical Movie Rumors - the most discussed post of the month
• Best Screen Owls oh, the randomness!
• Soundtracking: The First Wives Club - you don't own them! »
- NATHANIEL R
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone broke our hearts when they broke up in 2015 after being together for four years. Almost two years after their October 2015 split, the Spider-Man lovebirds have reportedly been spending a lot of time together internationally. Emma was spotted in the audience seeing Garfield perform in the 25th anniversary revival of Angels in America at the National Theatre. The duo were reportedly caught getting cozy after leading the world, still reeling from Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's shocking split, to believe that maybe love isn't dead after all! Emma's on break from filming and executive producing a new dark comedy Netflix series called Maniac, »
“They never stopped caring about each other,” a source who knows Stone tells People in the magazine’s new issue. “Even when they split, Emma and Andrew had great love and respect for each other.”
The pair — who split after nearly four years together — sparked rumors of a reunion since the Oscar-winning actress, 28, visited the actor, 34, in London during a break from filming The Favourite back in May. Garfield had been starring in the 25th anniversary revival of Angels in America at the National Theatre, »
- Phil Boucher
Denzel Washington is heading back to Broadway next year to star in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. The new production directed by Tony winner George C. Wolfe (“Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” “Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk”) and produced by Scott Rudin (“Hello, Dolly!,” “1984”) is set for a limited 14-week engagement. Previews begin March 22, 2018, with April 26 its opening night. Washington has a heavy theater background, dating back 40 years when he was in summer stock theater in Maryland, performing “Wings of the Morning,” which was written for him. Also Read: 'Fences' Review:. »
- Rosemary Rossi
A Prime Minister looks poised for a landslide victory on Emmy night… but can a dark-horse candidate edge him out for the trophy?
Four of this year’s seven nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series come from freshman series, led by frontrunner John Lithgow, who adopted a British accent to play iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill on Netflix’s The Crown. (Lithgow, by the way, has a whopping five Emmys on his mantel already, three from 3rd Rock From the Sun.) Other first-timers in the mix: Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright (a winner in 2004 for Angels in America); Ron Cephas Jones, »
Lorton Distribution has released the first trailer for On the Road, the new film from BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) follows British music stars Wolf Alice on tour and stars James McArdle (Angels in America, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and introduces Leah Harvey. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
On The Road follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time. Driving from city to city, playing 16 cities in three weeks, the band are joined by Estelle (Leah Harvey), an intern with the band’s record company, who will be helping the band with their promotional duties, accompanying them as they visit local radio stations and give interviews to the press. Estelle strikes up a intimate friendship with Joe (James McCardle), a member »
- Gary Collinson
Harry Doyle was last seen in Season 2, right before Tovey had to leave the show to perform in the United Kingdom’s National Theatre production of Angels in America. “We had a very hard out with him,” then-showrunner Joshua Safran told TVLine at the time, confirming the actor’s exit. “He actually ended up staying longer than he was even initially planning, because he loved the show so much and we love him so much. »
“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO. Another Emmy winner joins the ranks of our podcast guests in this week’s episode! Jeffrey Wright is considered acting royalty. The Washington, D.C. native’s prowess on both stage and screen was proven in 1994 and 2004 when he won a Tony and Emmy, respectively, for Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” As Belize and Mr. Lies, Wright captured the hearts of Broadway and then HBO audiences with his humanity, precision, and imagination. Those qualities make him the kind of performer who commands attention by doing very little; his ability to listen intently and organically to his scene partners in everything from “Basquiat” to “The Hunger Games,” is a particular strength. Wright »
by Sean Donovan
Roy Cohn, the devilish super-lawyer towering over Tony Kushner’s epic two-part play Angels in America, is introduced to the audience at his favorite place, his office telephone, shifting between various calls, screaming at his clients and associates, and relishing his position of supreme power and influence. In between calls he leans over to his protégé, closeted Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt, and remarks
I wish I was an octopus, a fucking octopus. Eight loving arms and all those suckers, know what I mean?” »
- Sean Donovan
20 July 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Those who don’t have tickets to see Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America have received a miracle, as performances of the sold-out run will broadcast from London’s National Theatre to movie screens worldwide.
The critically acclaimed stagings of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning play, which are set in New York at the height of the AIDS crisis, is presented in two parts: Millennium Approaches on July 20 and Perestroika on July 27. The breakthrough broadcast initiative National Theatre Live is bringing the live performance to more than 2,500 venues in 60 countries.
“It’s a mammoth production, both technically because it’s »
- Ashley Lee
In the second installment of my conversation with The Pulitzer At 100 director Kirk Simon we discussed where Michael Cunningham (The Hours) and Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay which is also read by Martin Scorsese) keep their Pulitzers, multiple winners Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times on working hard every day, a Tony Kushner Angels In America accent, Paula Vogel's (How I Learned to Drive) winning headline, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), and paying homage to Walter Hill's The Warriors when filming Tracy K Smith's reading of Life On Mars.
Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel taught Ayad Akhtar, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Andrew Garfield is setting the record straight after receiving quite a bit of backlash for his recent comments about being a "gay man" just "without the physical act." In case you missed it, the 33-year-old actor plays the lead role in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America during which the character (Prior Walter) struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality. He joined a discussion panel earlier this month and explained how he prepared for the role by watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race. "Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru," Andrew revealed. "I mean every single series of RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean every »
Andrew Garfield is clarifying a comment he made about being a “gay man right now, just without the physical act” after it sparked backlash with the Lgbtq community.
The 33-year-old actor explained in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat that his remarks about preparing for his role as a gay man in the London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America were were “twisted” and “taken out of context.”
In the play, The Amazing Spider-Man star plays Prior Walter, a gay man battling the reality of AIDS during the height of the 1980s crisis that killed hundreds of thousands in the gay community. »
- Stephanie Petit
Andrew Garfield has nothing but respect for the Lgbtq community.
The 33-year-old actor is clarifying comments he made earlier this month during a Q&A panel for a London production of Angels in America he's starring in, which generated some backlash. Garfield opened up about how he prepared for his role as Prior Walter, a gay man, and said that he was watching plenty of RuPaul's Drag Race.
"I am a gay man right now, pretty much, just without the physical act -- that's all," he said.
The comment didn't go over too well on the internet, with some accusing Garfield of over simplifying what it means to be gay.
"That's of course not what I meant at all," Garfield tells Newsbeat in a new interview. "That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I »
Tony Kushner, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter best known for the AIDS-era epic “Angels in America,” is writing a new play about Donald Trump. “It feels very soon,” Kushner told The Daily Beast in an interview posted Wednesday, adding that he began work on the project before the 45th president took the Oval Office. “He’s the kind of person, as a writer, I tend to avoid as I think he is borderline psychotic,” said Kushner, who earned Oscar nominations for his fact-based screenplays for Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” and “Lincoln.” Also Read: Donald Trump Jr Just 'Wants These Four Years to Be Over, »
- Carli Velocci
After receiving criticism for saying that he is a “gay man right now, just without the physical act,” Andrew Garfield says his comments were taken out of context. Garfield is currently starring in a London revival of “Angels In America” and said the comment in an after-show Q&A. Because of playing the character and becoming […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
HBO has unveiled a first look photo of the actor in character as the football coach for the cabler’s upcoming project directed by Barry Levinson.
The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.
The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the scandal, bringing it to the attention of the national media — and ultimately winning a Pulitzer Prize for her work. Annie Parisse will play Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno’s daughter.
Levinson is directing and executive producing through his Levinson/Fontana banner, with Jason Sosnoff and Tom Fontana also executive producing. Edward Pressman and Linday Sloane also executive produce, along »
- Debra Birnbaum
The actor was criticised over comments he made about preparing to play a gay man, joining actors such as James Franco who’ve toyed with ideas of sexuality
In an interview about his role as Prior Walter in the National Theatre’s current production of Angels in America, Andrew Garfield became the latest male celebrity to suggest that he might be gay. Asked about playing a gay man living with Aids, the actor joked that the experience had practically made him a gay man himself, “just without the physical act”.
“Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru [RuPaul’s Drag Race],” Garfield said in a discussion at the National Theatre. “This is my life outside of this play.” He went on to clarify that, as far as he knows, he’s not a gay man, but added, “maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, »
- Jake Nevins
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