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Tony Awards 2019: No Broadway debuts among this year’s acting winners

For only the third time this decade, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 21st time that this has happened over the 73-year history of these top theater honors. Most of the winners were actually on the opposite end of the spectrum, winning for the first time after years of Broadway experience and several nominations to their name including André De Shields, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Stephanie J. Block. Check out the complete list of winners here.

The previous instances of Broadway debuts being shut out at the Tonys were in: 1948, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001-2003, 2012 and 2017.

Below, you can see the names of all 96 people who have won Tonys for their debut on the Great White Way.

SEE2019 Tony Awards: Best Musical ‘Hadestown’ sweeps with 8 wins, ‘The Ferryman’ takes Best Play

Best Actor In A Play: 16 winners

Paul Scofield, “A Man for All Seasons” (1962)

Cliff Gorman,
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Less Than Acceptable Pacing Dooms “An Acceptable Loss”

Political thrillers are popular for a reason. Whether in book or cinematic form, they play on all of our worst fears about government. Especially with the modern spying situation and war on terror, there’s plenty to be inspired by. Sadly, the new release An Acceptable Loss only scratches the surface of what could have been explored. A poorly paced drama, it crawls along at a snail’s pace before picking up when it’s far too late. This could have been a nifty little thriller. Instead, it mostly just tries your patience. I’d call it an interesting failure, but it barely even reaches that point. The film is a political drama/thriller, as mentioned above. We meet Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm (Tika Sumpter) as she’s taking a teaching job at a top university in Chicago. A former top U.S. national security adviser to Vice President Rachel Burke
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Movie Review – An Acceptable Loss (2019)

An Acceptable Loss, 2019.

Written and Directed by Joe Chappelle.

Starring Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, Alex Weisman, Ali Birch, and Clarke Peters.

Synopsis:

Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm (Sumpter) is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke (Curtis), a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is Adrian, an unyielding, patriotic chief of staff. Martin (Tavassoli) harbors another type of obsession with Libby in this story of betrayal and regret.

Honestly, there are quite a few good reasons to check out An Acceptable Loss regardless of its quality or if it sounds like something you might fancy. The film not only gives the underrated Tika Sumpter a starring role, but also keeps Jamie Lee Curtis working in between returning to the Halloween franchise with a vengeance and her unknown yet
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An Acceptable Loss (2019) Movie Trailer: Tika Sumpter & Jamie Lee Curtis Authorize a Strike Against Terrorists

An Acceptable Loss Trailer Joe Chappelle‘s An Acceptable Loss (2019) movie trailer stars Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, and Deanna Dunagan. An Acceptable Loss‘ plot synopsis: “She was the ultimate patriot. Now, what she knows could bring down the government. Libby Lamm (Tika Sumpter) is a former top national security advisor who, while [...]

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Tika Sumpter & Jamie Lee Curtis in Official 'An Acceptable Loss' Trailer

"What should we do with Libby?" IFC Films has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie drama titled An Acceptable Loss, originally titled The Pages, which first premiered at the Chicago and Virginia Film Festivals earlier this fall. This whistleblower story of betrayal and regret is about a former top Us Security Advisor named Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm who is threatened by associates from her dark past. She must risk her own life and break the law to expose a government cover-up. An Acceptable Loss stars Tika Sumpter as Libby, with Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, Alex Weisman, and Ali Burch. This film seems to have a very weird, muted colors look to it, which is a bit more distracting than it should be. I'm not sure what to make of this - seems powerful, but seems like it's missing something. Here's the official trailer for
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Months of Meryl: August Osage County (2013)

John and Matthew are watching every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep.

#45 —Violet Weston, the cancer-stricken, drug-addicted matriarch of an Oklahoma family.

Matthew: Tracy Letts’ high-octane, Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama August: Osage County was the toast of the 2007-2008 Broadway season, which made a cinematic adaptation all but inevitable and the star involvement of Meryl Streep an equally foregone conclusion. The vituperative, pill-popping Violet Weston is the crowning achievement of Letts’ play and arguably the meatiest dramatic role to come along for sexagenarian actresses in the past 15 years. The part has been previously interpreted on stage by the Tony-winning Deanna Dunagan (who originated the character in the initial Steppenwolf production), Estelle Parsons, and Phylicia Rashad, any one of whom could have bowled us over in an alternate film, as might have rumored candidates like Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, and Glenn Close. This isn’t to take away a single merit from Streep’s no-holds-barred work,
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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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‘The Pages’: Alysia Reiner, David Eigenberg Among Additions to Political Thriller

‘The Pages’: Alysia Reiner, David Eigenberg Among Additions to Political Thriller
Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black) David Eigenberg (Sex In The City), Clarke Peters (Treme) Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Rex Linn (CSI: Miami) and Alex Weisman (Chicago Med) are the latest cast additions to the CorradoMooncoin political thriller The Pages. They join the previously cast Deanna Dunagan, Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film, written and directed by Joe Chappelle, centers on former top U.S. security advisor, Elizabeth 'Libby' Lamm…
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Deanna Dunagan Joins ‘The Pages’; Roland Buck III Cast In ‘The Week Of’

Deanna Dunagan Joins ‘The Pages’; Roland Buck III Cast In ‘The Week Of’
Deanna Dunagan, who was most recently was on the big screen in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit, has come aboard the Joe Chappelle-directed political drama The Pages, joining Jamie Lee Curtis, Tia Sumpter and Ben Tavassoli. It follows Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm (Sumpter), a former top U.S. security adviser who is threatened by associates from her dark past. Chappelle wrote the screenplay and is producing with Colleen Griffen. Dunagan, repped by Stewart Talent, recurred on Fox's…
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“The Evil Is Growing” in New Preview Video & Images from The Exorcist Episode 109

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Evil rises from within with lethal (and creepy) consequences in the preview video and photos for the ninth episode of The Exorcist, airing this Friday night on Fox. [Spoiler warning for those who aren't caught up on the series.]

Episode 109 synopsis (via SpoilerTV): "On the eve of Pope Sebastian's visit to Chicago, Marcus and his companions race to avert a potential tragedy. Tomas is offered a life-changing opportunity, but will the sins of the past endanger his future within the church? Meanwhile, as the Rance family attempts to recover from their most recent ordeal, a new problem threatens to tear them apart In the all-new "Chapter Nine: 162" episode of The Exorcist airing Friday, Dec. 9 (9:01-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Exo-109) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Cast: Alfonso Herrera as Father Tomas Ortega; Ben Daniels as Father Marcus Keane: Geena Davis as Angela Rance; Alan Ruck as Henry Rance; Brianne Howey as Katherine Rance; Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance
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Preview Video for The Exorcist Episode 108 Warns to “Never Give a Demon What it Wants”

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To save her daughter's future, Angela will have to face her own haunted past in the next episode of The Exorcist, which is teased in a new preview video ahead of its November 18th premiere.

Episode 108 synopsis (via SpoilerTV): "As Marcus, Tomas and Mother Bernadette race against time to defeat the demon, the Rance family finds itself drawn into the conflict. With the Pope's visit only days away, the church's enemies take aggressive new moves. Angela confronts a familiar face from her past, and Kat considers a new future in the all-new "Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers" episode of The Exorcist airing Friday, Nov. 18 (9:01-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Exo-108) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Alfonso Herrera as Father Tomas Ortega; Ben Daniels as Father Marcus Keane: Geena Davis as Angela Rance; Alan Ruck as Henry Rance; Brianne Howey as Katherine Rance; Hannah Kasulka as Casey Rance
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The Strain season 3 episode 3 review: First Born

Marc Buxton Sep 13, 2016

Things take an epic turn on The Strain as the secret origin of Quinlan is revealed while in the present, the Master makes his move...

This review contains spoilers.

3.3 First Born

The Strain is at its best when it bounces through history to build the immense mythology that keeps the series from becoming just another survival horror drama, and this week, things go all sorts of period as we travel back to ancient Rome in order to discover the secret origin of everyone’s favourite altruistic bloodsucker, Mr. Quinlan.

Last week, Quinlan and Eph made a pack to try to lure the Master into a trap by stealing the Lumen from Setrakian. This week, Quinlan and Eph make their move and plan to set their trap as Eph tries to exchange the ancient book for his son Zack. You might imagine that Setrakian is mighty pissed when
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Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New Mena Play Development

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the Mena region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa Mena. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and Mena region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation.
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Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist Makes West Coast Debut Tonight at The Wallis

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist receivesits West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Opening Night is tonight, April 1, in the Lovelace Studio Theater.
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Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist Begins West Coast Premiere Tonight at The Wallis

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist will receive its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Previews begin in the Lovelace Studio Theater tonight, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, April 1.
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Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok to Star in Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist at The Wallis

In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist will receive its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Previews begin in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Tuesday, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, April 1.
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‘The Visit’ DVD Review

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Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Samuel Stricklen, Patch Darragh, Jorge Cordova, Steve Annan, Benjamin Kanes | Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Some would say that the scariest thing you can see in a movie is the name M. Night Shyamalan. It is fair to say that he has had some flops in his time (The Happening) but could The Visit be a return to form? Strangely enough, it may just be… When Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) go to stay at their grandparents house it is fair to say that Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop (Peter McRobbie) are strange. Putting it down to old age, the two children try to ignore their eccentricities. As things get weirder though, the two children are about to find out just what the secret is of the grandparents’ house.

A scary movie
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Blu-ray Impressions: The Green Inferno, Sinister 2, The Visit

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Caged and waiting to be eaten. Visited by the dead at nightfall. Asked to climb into the oven to clean it. The characters in The Green Inferno, Sinister 2, and The Visit are faced with horror of many forms, and while their scary situations are vastly different from one another, all of their stories can now be experienced on Blu-ray.

The Green Inferno: Hopeful for change, the student activists travel to the Amazon rainforest to save a tribe threatened by deforestation, only to be captured by the natives and placed on the menu. In The Green Inferno, Eli Roth exposes viewers to a palpable sense of primal fear, realistically placing his young cast of well-meaning characters in a horrifying “what if?” situation made all the more real by the filming location: a village deep in the jungles of Peru.

Although Roth’s unique brand of humor takes precedence over
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The Visit Blu-ray Review

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie and Kathryn Hahn

Special Features: The Making of The Visit, Deleted Scenes, Alternate Ending, Becca’s Photos

The Visit begins in the shape of a documentary that’s being made by the son and daughter of Loretta’s (the excellent Kathryn Hahn) kids Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould). It’s explained, in the shape of an intro to Becca’s doc, that their Mother left home when she was 19 but doesn’t want to share the details of what happened when she left and it’s not something she wants to recall.

The story is setup as Mom goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend, something the two kids have encouraged, and they head off down to her childhood home to meet their grandparents (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) for the first time
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Blu-Rays Giveaway: ‘The Visit,’ ‘The Green Inferno’ and ‘Sinister 2’ Bundle

Let’s start the New Year right with a few horror thrillers.

Latino-Review is giving away a bundle Blu-ray package that will include “The Visit,” “The Green Inferno” and “Sinister 2.”

These movies are not to be missed for one lucky winner. All movies are already on the market today for purchase.

Here are the details on the movie:

The Visit

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The first collaboration from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award-nominated producer Jason Blum, The Visit Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, and a suspenseful alternate ending.

When Becca and Tyler
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