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D.C. Woman Breaks Her Ankle and Has Surgery on Election Day — and Still Manages to Vote!

D.C. Woman Breaks Her Ankle and Has Surgery on Election Day — and Still Manages to Vote!
When Jen Harris left home on Tuesday morning, she had no idea how much work it would take to get her to the polls.

“I was super excited to vote, just amped,” Harris, 31, who works as an economist, told People. “The section of Metro that I live on is closed currently, so in order to get to work I have to take a commuter rail with a very rigid schedule. I woke up two hours early so I could get to my polling place and make it onto the commuter rail.”

The Maine native was leaving her Silver Spring, Maryland,
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Bww TV: Watch Submissions Only - Season 3, Episode 7

A month has passed, 'Jeremy's Fort' has opened to critical acclaim at Threshold Arts, and Penny Kate Wetherhead is still reeling from having Serena Donna Vivino find out about her tortured 'relationship' with Aaron Santino Fontana. Despite their best efforts, not even Tim Colin Hanlon or her parents Beth Leavel and Rick Elice can lift her out of her funk. Meanwhile, Steven Stephen Bienskie and Cameron Max von Essen make slow but steady progress in planning an engagement party, and Vincent Savio Nehal Joshi is brought face to face with the 'nobodies' promised by Gail Lindsay Nicole Chmabers in the first round of auditions for the 'Light Me Up' workshop. Guest stars include Laura Osnes, John Conlee, Maddie Corman, Jenn Harris, Lucas Papaelias, Jenn Colella, Sadie Sink, David Saint and Executive Producer Kevin McCollum
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Photo Coverage: Inside All In The Timing's Opening Night After Party!

Primary Stages continues their 28th season with the 20th anniversary revival of All in the Timing by David Ives. Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando Urinetown A Christmas Story, The Musical,the production features Eric Clem Blue Man Group, Carson Elrod Peter and the Starcatcher, Jenn Harris Silence The Musical, Liv Rooth Venus in Fur, and Matthew Saldivar Peter and the Starcatcher. Check out photos from the opening night after party below
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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of All In The Timing

Primary Stages Casey Childs, Founder amp Executive Producer Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director Elliot Fox, Managing Director continues their 28th season with a 20th anniversary revival of All in the Timing by David Ives. Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando Urinetown A Christmas Story, The Musical,the production features Eric Clem Blue Man Group, Carson Elrod Peter and the Starcatcher, Jenn Harris Silence The Musical, Liv Rooth Venus in Fur, and Matthew Saldivar Peter and the Starcatcher. All in the Timing runs January 23 - March 17 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, February 12.The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out full photo coverage below
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Freeze Frame: Meet the Cast of All In The Timing

Primary Stages Casey Childs, Founder amp Executive Producer Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director Elliot Fox, Managing Director continues their 28th season with a 20th anniversary revival of All in the Timing by David Ives. Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando Urinetown A Christmas Story, The Musical,the production features Eric Clem Blue Man Group, Carson Elrod Peter and the Starcatcher, Jenn Harris Silence The Musical, Liv Rooth Venus in Fur, and Matthew Saldivar Peter and the Starcatcher. All in the Timing runs January 23 - March 17 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, February 12. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out a sneak peek of the festivities below
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Matthew Saldivar, Jenn Harris and More Set for Primary Stages' All In The Timing

Primary Stages Casey Childs, Founder amp Executive Producer Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director Elliot Fox, Managing Director continues their 28th season with a 20th anniversary revival of All in the Timing by David Ives. Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando Urinetown A Christmas Story, The Musical,the production features Eric Clem Blue Man Group, Carson Elrod Peter and the Starcatcher, Jenn Harris Silence The Musical, Liv Rooth Venus in Fur, and Matthew Saldivar Peter and the Starcatcher. All in the Timing runs January 23 March 17 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, February 12.
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Randy Harrison Joins 'Silence! The Musical'

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Best known as young gay artist Justin Taylor in Showtime's "Queer as Folk," Randy Harrison is slated to join the cast of "Silence! The Musical" beginning July 18 at the new Elektra Theatre. The show, which satirizes the Oscar winning movie "Silence of the Lambs," will transfer to the Elekra Theater the night of Harrison's first performance.The musical was launched July 9, 201,1 at Off-Broadway's Theater 80 and later transferred to P.S. 122, where it will continue through July 15.Harrison, whose theater credits include "Wicked" on Broadway and "The Singing Forest" Off-Broadway, will play Dr. Hannibal's nemesis, Dr. Chilton. The story centers on rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jenn Harris), who matches wits with the brilliant but psychotic cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (David Garrison), to track down the mysterious serial killer known as Buffalo Bill (Stephen Bienskie). She's also dealing with her own demons while racing the clock to unlock...
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In NYC? Win a Pair of Tickets to Silence! The Musical

It's been several months since we first heard about Silence! The Musical, an Off Broadway parody of Silence of the Lambs, but after four sold-out extensions already, it's looking like a hit. And we've got two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

Silence! The Musical is currently playing at the 9th Space Theatre at P.S. 122, 150 First Ave @ East 9th Street, New York City. The play, which has garnered rave reviews and unprecedented audience demand, is an unauthorized, screamingly funny parody that continues to shock and thrill audiences and critics alike…

The winners will receive a voucher for a performance of their choice in March or April (some blackout dates apply). Just send us an E-mail Here with your name, email, and mailing address, and we'll take care of the rest.

The Silence! creative team includes Jon and Al Kaplan (Music and Lyrics, Screenplay), Hunter Bell
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Stage Tube: Silence! The Musical Visits Theater Talk

Award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his Silence The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, recently visited Theater Talk to discuss the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into a musical. Hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, this episode of Theater Talk aired February 24 - 27 on WNETThirteen and Cuny TV. Check it out below
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Photo Coverage: Silence! The Musical Celebrates CD Release; Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris & More!

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of Silence The Musical took to the stage at the Upper East Side Barnes amp Noble yesterday, February 23rd at 5 Pm to perform selections from the hit parody of the classic film The Silence of the Lambs. Brian J. Nash musical directed the event, which included a CD signing by the company of the newly released cast album. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage of the event below
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Theater Talk Welcomes Silence! The Musical's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24

This week, Theater Talk welcomes award-winning bookwriter and his Silence The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they focus on the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into a musical. This episode will premiere on WNETThirteen Friday February 24th at 130 Am and repeat on Cuny TV Saturday February 25th at 830 Pm, Sunday February 26th at 1230 Pm and Monday February 27th at 730 Am, 130 Pm amp 730 Pm.
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Theater Talk Welcomes Silence! The Musical's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24

This week, Theater Talk welcomes award-winning bookwriter and his Silence The Musical stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they focus on the process of turning the classic movie thriller The Silence of the Lambs into a musical. This episode will premiere on WNETThirteen Friday February 24th at 130 Am and repeat on Cuny TV Saturday February 25th at 830 Pm, Sunday February 26th at 1230 Pm and Monday February 27th at 730 Am, 130 Pm amp 730 Pm.
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If I could smell her....

Silence! - The Musical The 9th Space Theatre at P.S. 122, NYC

Of the many attempts to chase the legacy of the 1982 benchmark in horror/comedy of the musical variety that is Little Shop of Horrors, Silence! makes a fair play to place. Brandishing a well-equipped arsenal of deadpan, vulgarity, camp, and a wide array of theatrical references, this musical parody of Silence of the Lambs makes killing look easy.

While it is doubtful that any score in this unlikely sub-genre will ever live up to the catchy, simplistic brilliance of Alan Menken (before he whored himself out to Disney), Silence! picks up a ball that was dropped Off-Broadway years ago and has been shamelessly fumbled ever since. In short, it's now safe to go see a musical mock-up of a horror film classic again.

This cast delivers many standout performances. Jenn Harris deconstructs Jodie Foster, offering up a few
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Photo Flash: Newsies Cast Visits Silence! The Musical

Silence The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell title of show, music amp lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction amp choreography by Christopher Gattelli South Pacific, Newsies currently stars David Garrison Married With Children, Wicked, Titanic as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Jenn Harris Modern Orthodox as Clarice Starling. The cast also includes Stephen Bienskie The Last Session as the notorious Buffalo Bill, Lucia Spina Legally Blonde as Catherine Martin, Deidre Goodwin Chicago as Ardelia Mapp. And Callan Bergmann Lucky Guy, Pamela Bob People Like Us, Harry Bouvy Spamalot, Ashlee Dupr Wheres Charley, Howard Kaye Mamma Mia, Topher Nuccio Little Shop of Horrors, and Doug Trapp Saratoga Trunk Songs.
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'Silence! The Musical': Hannibal the Cannibal sings off-Broadway

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The title "Silence! The Musical" is strange and funny enough. When you discover which silence this offbeat piece is about, that's when the truly strange and funny come into focus.

This is a parody of "Silence of the Lambs." Yes, a musical about Hannibal the Cannibal. What could be funnier?

Sure, it has a "Springtime for Hitler" supposition to it and there are moments where it must -- to remain true to the story -- be offensive, ugly and vulgar. Any musical that includes a song titled "If I Could Smell Her C***" is going to outrage some. And, that number has a dance sequence acting out the title.

For those who get past that, it's a very funny and exceptionally well-done piece with terrific talent. David Garrison is creepily on target as Hannibal, the cannibalistic psychiatrist. His TV credits include "Married ... With Children" "L.A. Law" and "The West Wing,
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This Week on Stage: Hannibal Lecter sings!

No, there isn’t a song that rhymes fava beans. Or Chianti. But an unauthorized musical parody of the 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs did open Off Broadway this week following a successful Fringe Festival run (and multiple YouTube clicks for some of its numbers). And as I wrote in my grade-b review, Silence! The Musical “is a little longer than it needs to be and the percentage of jokes hitting their target would earn only passing marks on the Quantico firing range.” But Jenn Harris nails Jodie Foster’s speaking style as Clarice, and Brent Barrett is deliciously deadpan as Hannibal.
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Casting Bits: Jeff Garlin and Mary Lynn Rajskub in ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’, Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris in ‘Silence! The Musical’, Hilary Swank May Star in ‘You’re Not You’ Opposite Jeremy Renner

Casting Bits: Jeff Garlin and Mary Lynn Rajskub in ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’, Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris in ‘Silence! The Musical’, Hilary Swank May Star in ‘You’re Not You’ Opposite Jeremy Renner
[1] Funny folks Jeff Garlin and Mary Lynn Rajskub have signed on for Safety Not Guaranteed, which will also star Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation), Lynn Shelton (Humpday), Jenica Bergere (Rat Race), Jake Johnson (No Strings Attached), Mark Duplass, and newcomer Karan Soni. The comedy centers around "three magazine employees sent to investigate a classified ad from a man seeking a partner for time travel" and is based on an actual ad [2] that was once featured on the Jay Leno Show. Safety Not Guaranteed will be the first feature by Colin Trevorrow, who is directing from Derek Connolly's original screenplay. Big Beach Films (Little Miss Sunshine) and Duplass Brothers Productions (The Puffy Chair) are producing, which should probably give you some hint as to what kind of humor and general vibe we can expect. The film is currently shooting in Seattle. [The Hollywood Reporter [3]] After the jump, Hilary Swank considers co-starring with
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Hear the Silence of the Lambs on Broadway

The new trend (as odd as it is) lately seems to be to take some of the horror genre's most notable films and turn them into bizarro musicals made specifically for the stage. Well, I guess it's better than a remake.

Variety reports that Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris will lead the cast of the Silence of the Lambs spoof Silence! The Musical, which is gearing up for a commercial Off Broadway production beginning in June.

Harris, who plays FBI agent Clarice Starling in the unauthorized parody of the Oscar-winning 1991 thriller, initially appeared in the show during its debut run at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2005. Broadway regular Barrett is on board as Hannibal Lecter in the production, to be directed by Christopher Gattelli.

A return Gotham visit for Silence! has been percolating since the show's well-sold outing at the Fringe, with a U.K. staging hitting London last year.
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'Silence of the Lambs' Gets Broadway Spoof

'Silence of the Lambs' Gets Broadway Spoof
Joining the ranks of the "American Psycho" musical, Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris will lead the cast of Silence of the Lambs spoof "Silence! The Musical," gearing up for a commercial Off Broadway production beginning in June, reports Variety. Harris, who plays FBI agent Clarice Starling in the unauthorized parody of the Oscar-winning 1991 thriller, initially appeared in the show during its debut run at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2005. Broadway regular Barrett is on board as Hannibal Lecter in the production, to be directed by Christopher Gattelli. Staging cast includes Stephen Bienskie, who originated the part of serial killer Buffalo Bill in the Fringe production, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Harry Bouvy, Howard Kaye and Alysha Umphress. "Silence!" begins performances June 24 at Theater 80.
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Netflix Nuggets: The Silent, The Sexy, The Weird & The True

Netflix has revolutionized the home movie experience for fans of film with its instant streaming technology. Netflix Nuggets is my way of spreading the word about independent, classic and foreign films made available by Netflix for instant streaming.

How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Streaming Available: 05/10/2011

Synopsis: At an isolated science station in the Arctic, meteorologist Sergei and young intern Pavel face the impending closure of the now-irrelevant base. While Sergei eagerly anticipates returning to his family, Pavel still hopes for a grand adventure. Average Netflix rating: 3.5

Blue Velvet (1986)

Streaming Available: 05/15/2011

Synopsis: An innocent man gets mixed up in a small-town murder mystery involving a kinky nightclub chanteuse and a kidnapper with a penchant for snorting helium in this moodily surreal mystery from writer-director David Lynch. Average Netflix rating: 3.4

Don Juan Demarco (1994)

Streaming Available: 05/15/2011

Synopsis: Marlon Brando stars as a psychiatrist assigned to diagnose a mysterious man who’s convinced that
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