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Tony Awards 2018: Ari’el Stachel (‘The Band’s Visit’) becomes latest to win for Broadway debut

Ari’el Stachel became the latest person to take home a Tony Award for their Broadway debut. This victory puts him in a freshman club that now has 96 members. Watch him discuss his victory in the Tonys press room in the video above.

Stachel, who won Best Featured Actor in a Musical for playing Haled in “The Band’s Visit,” is the ninth person to claim that particular honor for his first Broadway outing. He joins:

Harry Belafonte, “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac” (1954)

Sydney Chaplin, “Bells are Ringing” (1957)

Frankie Michaels, “Mame” (1966)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia, “Rent” (1996)

Dan Fogler, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (2005)

Levi Kreis, “Million Dollar Quartet” (2010)

John Larroquette, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (2011)

Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton” (2016)

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Below are the Broadway debuts in the seven other acting categories that claimed Tony Awards.

Best Actor In A Play: 16 winners

Paul Scofield,
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Josh Greenfeld, 'Harry and Tonto' Screenwriter, Dies at 90

Josh Greenfeld, 'Harry and Tonto' Screenwriter, Dies at 90
Josh Greenfeld, who shared an Oscar nomination with Paul Mazursky for his debut screenplay, Harry and Tonto (1974), has died. He was 90.

Greenfeld died May 11 in Los Angeles from pneumonia, his son Karl Taro Greenfeld, a journalist and novelist, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Greenfeld wrote two further screenplays, the powerful 1978 telemovie Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II, starring Jane Alexander as real-life Mary MacCracken, a teacher of children with cognitive disabilities; and Oh, God! Book II (1980), with George Burns reprising his comedic title role.

A noted author and playwright, Greenfeld wrote a trilogy of books detailing the ...
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The New Centurions

Joseph Wambaugh’s breakthrough novel went through a blender to fit George C. Scott into the narrative, but it’s still a great cop show with terrific work from Stacy Keach and Scott Wilson, not to mention Jane Alexander and Rosalind Cash. The pro-cop agenda has a definite tone of personal experience, and the grim finish is anything but feel-good puffery.

The New Centurions

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Starring: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson, Rosalind Cash, Erik Estrada, Clifton James, James Sikking, Isabel Sanford, Carol Speed, William Atherton, Ed Lauter, Dolph Sweet, Stefan Gierasch, Roger E. Mosley, Pepe Serna, Kitten Natividad.

Cinematography: Ralph Woolsey

Film Editor: Robert C. Jones

Production Design: Boris Leven

Original Music: Quincy Jones

Written by Stirling Silliphant, Robert Towne (uncredited) from the book by Joseph Wambaugh

Produced by Robert Chartoff,
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Emmys: Laura Dern could be first back-to-back limited series/TV movie supporting actress champ for two projects

Emmys: Laura Dern could be first back-to-back limited series/TV movie supporting actress champ for two projects
Laura Dern won her first Emmy last year for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress for “Big Little Lies” and she might not have to wait long for a second: She is currently our odds-on favorite to defend her crown with “Twin Peaks.” If she pulls it off, Dern would be the category’s first back-to-back winner for different programs.

Since the award is for short-run shows or TV films, naturally, there is not a whole lot of repeat champs. Only five people have won the category twice — one fewer than the amount of Best Comedy Actress Emmys Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won for “Veep.” Only one of those five, Regina King, won it back-to-back, but she did so for the same show, “American Crime,” albeit for different characters.

See ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 first look: All’s well between Madeline and Renata… for now [Photo]

The other two-time champs are Colleen Dewhurst (“Between Two Women,
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Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date)

Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date)
Over the past month, the Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars has looked back at Meryl Streep’s 21 Oscar nominations, including her 2018 bid for “The Post.” We have considered the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

For a film buff and awards season aficionado, there is perhaps no more exhilarating a journey than going back to revisit all 21 Streep performances that brought her to the Oscars, plus her competition over the years – a grand total of 105 performances, most richly deserving of their recognition.

While Streep has three Academy Awards — for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and “The Iron Lady” (2011) — a case could surely be made that she has deserved even more. She is at her career-best in “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995) and, if not for the juggernaut that was Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment
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When co-stars collide at Oscars: Does one win or do they split the vote? Sam Rockwell, pay attention!

When co-stars collide at Oscars: Does one win or do they split the vote? Sam Rockwell, pay attention!
It’s the dream of most actors and actresses to receive an Oscar nomination and, if they’re lucky, to win. But what happens when you’re up against a co-star from the same movie? Does one triumph or do they split the vote? Click through our photo gallery above of all the times this has happened throughout Academy Awards history.

Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson both scored Best Supporting Actor nominations for their work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” It has been 26 years since Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley were both nominated for “Bugsy” (1991). Unfortunately for the duo they split their support and Jack Palance won for “City Slickers,” ironically a former victim of vote-splitting against his “Shane” co-star Brandon De Wilde (they lost to Frank Sinatra, “From Here to Eternity”).

See 2018 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: ‘Three Billboards’ pulls into tie with ‘The Shape of Water’ as voting ends Feb.
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Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
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Meryl Streep in ‘Silkwood’: A look back at her fifth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Silkwood’: A look back at her fifth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 5 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In her first eight appearances on the big screen, Meryl Streep portrayed a diverse array of characters, all fictional. In 1983, she at last took on a real-life role, that of the plutonium technician-turned-nuclear safety whistleblower Karen Silkwood in “Silkwood” and was rewarded with an Academy Awards nomination for her efforts.

The project marked Streep’s first of four collaborations with filmmaker Mike Nichols and first of three with screenwriter Nora Ephron.

No one had more riding on the success of “Silkwood” than the picture’s director. After a string of acclaimed box office hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Who’s Afraid
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Meryl Streep in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’: A look back at her first Oscar win and the competition

Meryl Streep in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’: A look back at her first Oscar win and the competition
This article marks Part 2 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 1978, Meryl Streep, already renowned for her work on the New York stage, grabbed the attention of moviegoers across the country with her Oscar-nominated turn in the Best Picture champ “The Deer Hunter.” That year, however, would seem minor in comparison to what was on the horizon in 1979.

Streep was about to work with three of the decade’s hottest directors – Woody Allen, at his most in-demand after “Annie Hall” (1977) and “Interiors” (1978); Robert Benton, whose “The Late Show” (1977) was a big hit; and Jerry Schatzberg, who won critical acclaim with “The Panic in Needle Park” (1971) and “Scarecrow” (1973).

The resulting trio of Allen’s “Manhattan,” Benton’s “Kramer vs.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Jane Alexander, Judith Ivey and Denis Arndt in Fireflies World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The production runs tonight, October 11, through November 5, 2017 at Long Wharf Theatre's Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, with a press opening set for October 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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‘Law & Order’ Director, DGA Official Ed Sherin Dies at 87

Ed Sherin, who received eight Emmy nominations and won one Emmy for directing and executive producing the series “Law & Order,” died Thursday in Nova Scotia. He was 87.

In addition to his work on “Law & Order,” Sherin also directed episodes of “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting,” “L.A. Law,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Medium.”

Sherin was also active in the Directors Guild of America, including three terms as National Vice President. He was awarded the awarded the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award in 2002 for service to the DGA and the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in 2012.

Sherin is survived by his wife, actress Jane Alexander, stepson, actor-director Jace Alexander, and three sons.

After attending Brown University, Sherin served in the armed forces during the Korean War. He began acting in theater and television, and eventually discovered that directing was his passion. He received a Drama Desk Award for “The Great White Hope
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‘Law & Order’ Director, DGA Official Ed Sherin Dies at 87

‘Law & Order’ Director, DGA Official Ed Sherin Dies at 87
Ed Sherin, who received eight Emmy nominations and won one Emmy for directing and executive producing the series “Law & Order,” died Thursday in Nova Scotia. He was 87.

In addition to his work on “Law & Order,” Sherin also directed episodes of “Hill Street Blues,” “Moonlighting,” “L.A. Law,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Medium.”

Sherin was also active in the Directors Guild of America, including three terms as National Vice President. He was awarded the awarded the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award in 2002 for service to the DGA and the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in 2012.

Sherin is survived by his wife, actress Jane Alexander, stepson, actor-director Jace Alexander, and three sons.

After attending Brown University, Sherin served in the armed forces during the Korean War. He began acting in theater and television, and eventually discovered that directing was his passion. He received a Drama Desk Award for “The Great White Hope” in 1969 and a Tony nomination for
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Hollywood Slams Trump’s Proposed Arts Budget Cuts: ‘Destruction’

Hollywood Slams Trump’s Proposed Arts Budget Cuts: ‘Destruction’
Hollywood has taken to Twitter to deride the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts that would kill funding for the arts, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Jane Alexander, who served as Nea chair under President Clinton, has already started tweeting out a call for action: “Calling all artists and arts lovers, (who doesn’t love the arts?) make your voices heard: Save The Nea.” “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo also slammed “Gop Budget for destruction” on Thursday, also retweeting a Washington Post article that called the move to
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Exclusive: 'The Good Fight' Creators Reveal Three New Guest Stars

Exclusive: 'The Good Fight' Creators Reveal Three New Guest Stars
The countdown to The Good Fight has begun.

Et was on the scene at The Good Wife spinoff’s official premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on Wednesday, where we caught up with the creators and stars of the anticipated CBS All Access drama series.

Though audiences will have to wait a little over a week for the exciting return of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) to the small screen, creators Robert and Michelle King revealed a trio of new guest stars who will be joining the fight.

Related: 'The Good Fight' Creators Originally Planned Episode About Nate Parker Controversy

Veteran actors Andrea Martin, Fisher Stevens and Louis Gossett Jr. will make their splashy debuts on The Good Fight, the Kings revealed exclusively to Et. The three will all appear in the eighth episode.

“One of the problems with being connected to The Good Wife is you
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Video: Rings Samara Crawls From TV In Real Life And Scares Store Customers

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures © 2016 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

We all know the rules: first you watch it, then you die.

Watch as hidden cameras capture the reactions of unsuspecting customers when Rings Samara comes for them.

A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it.

She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Fans of the 2002 supernatural film, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander and Daveigh Chase, have been looking forward to another film for years. (Trailer). Adding to the movie’s tension was the spine-chilling score from Hans Zimmer along with the unnerving cinematography by Bojan Bazelli. It
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The Good Fight: Matthew Perry, Rita Wilson to Revisit Their Good Wife Roles

In good news for fans of The Good Wife, Matthew Perry and Rita Wilson will reprise their roles in The Good Fight TV show sequel, coming to CBS All Access on February 19, 2017. In addition, season one will see Denis O'Hare, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Alexander, and Michael Boatman returning as their original Good Wife characters.THR reports co-creator Robert King said, "It's a wonderful revolving door." The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha.Read More…
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Rose Leslie Fights The Good Fight In First Look At CBS’ Upcoming Spinoff Of The Good Wife

Game of Thrones starlet Rose Leslie fights The Good Fight in the tense first trailer for CBS’ upcoming spinoff series.

Pegged for a premiere on February 19, the CBS All Access original series takes place a full year after The Good Wife finale, which bowed off the airwaves in 2016 after seven seasons. Series creators Robert and Michelle King are back behind the lens and have assembled many of the personnel involved in the original show.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Perry, Rita Wilson, Denis O’Hare, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Alexander and Michael Boatman are all set to reprise their respective roles next month, but those holding out for the return of Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick needn’t get their hopes up.

“We talked to Julianna about the show and her relationship with it and we agreed that kind of The Good Wife ended that story. It would be
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'The Good Fight' Won't Feature Julianna Margulies Cameo, But Expect More Swearing -- Watch the New Trailer!

'The Good Fight' Won't Feature Julianna Margulies Cameo, But Expect More Swearing -- Watch the New Trailer!
The Good Fight is leaner, meaner and fans are in for a treat come February!

The hour-long spinoff, which picks up one year after the events of the series finale of The Good Wife, kicks off after the father of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), gets caught in a national Ponzi scheme scandal, which wipes out her godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) entire life savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee after her plans to retire go awry, Diane and Maia join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

For Baranski, who returns as Diane after playing her for six seasons on The Good Wife, she and creators/showrunners Robert and Michelle King had deep discussions over her character’s big life moments in the 12 months in between the two shows.

Related: Watch the Dramatic First Teaser for 'The Good Fight'

“We certainly talked about the year in
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'The Good Fight': Matthew Perry, Rita Wilson to Reprise Roles for 'Good Wife' Spinoff

A few more familiar faces from The Good Wife are coming back. 

Matthew Perry, Rita Wilson, Denis O'Hare, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Alexander and Michael Boatman are among the actors set to reprise their roles from the CBS drama on the upcoming The Good Fight spinoff, the creative team announced Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

"It's a wonderful revolving door," co-creator and co-showrunner Robert King told reporters.

The spinoff picks up one year after the events of the Good Wife finale, when an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Game of Thrones' Rose...
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