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Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner and More Launch Broadway By The Year Series at Town Hall

An all-star cast full of Tony, Drama Desk, and Nightlife Award winners and nominees will launch The Town Hall's 18thSeason of Broadway by the Year on February 26 at 8pm. Tony Award winners Chuck Cooper The Life and Tonya Pinkins Jelly's Last Jam lead the 226 cast, joined by Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner Side Show, Drama Desk Honoree Danny Gardner Dames at Sea, Drama Desk Nominee Kerry O'Malley Into the Woods, Nightlife Award Winner Scott Coulter, and featuring former Broadway Rising Star Pedro Coppeti. As always, series creator Scott Siegel will write, direct, and host this special concert event.
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Zachary Quinto, Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate in First Trailer for 'Aardvark'

"Josh is a pretty disturbed individual..." Great Point Media has debuted a trailer for an awkward indie film titled Aardvark, from writer/director Brian Shoaf. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and like most Tribeca films, no one will ever see it. Jenny Slate stars as a therapist, Emily, who falls for the brother of a patient who may or may not be suffering from schizophrenia. Zachary Quinto co-stars as her patient, Josh, and his brother is played by the alluring Jon Hamm, which is such on-the-nose casting it actually seems weird. The full cast includes Sheila Vand, Tonya Pinkins, Dale Soules, Peter Grosz, and Marin Ireland. This really does not look very good, but you can check it out if you're curious anyway. Here's the first official trailer for Brian Shoaf's Aardvark, direct from YouTube: Emily Milburton’s (Jenny Slate) newest therapy patient is Josh Norman
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‘Aardvark’ Trailer: Jon Hamm & Zachary Quinto Go Into Therapy With Jenny Slate

When a therapist gets involved with a patient, it’s usually bad news. When a therapist gets involved with a patient’s brother, as you’ll see in “Aardvark,” it’s also bad news.

Starring Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm, Sheila Vand, Tonya Pinkins, and Marin Ireland, and written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Brian Shoaf, the story follows a therapist who is treating a man who may or may not be schizophrenic.

Continue reading ‘Aardvark’ Trailer: Jon Hamm & Zachary Quinto Go Into Therapy With Jenny Slate at The Playlist.
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Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of Time Alone in Los Angeles

Belle Reve Theatre Companypresents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger' starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal and Alex Hernandez Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit, at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 Press Opening October 7.
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Video: Get A First Look At the Revised Holler If Ya Hear Me in Atlanta

In June of 2014, the new Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, based on the music of Tupac Shakur, opened on Broadway. Starring the spoken word artist Saul Williams, as well as Broadway veterans Tonya Pinkins Caroline Or Change and Christopher Jackson In The Heights, the show shuttered after just 17 previews and 38 performances.
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Tonya Pinkins to Lead World Premiere of Time Alone in Los Angeles

Belle Reve Theatre Companypresents their inaugural production of Time Alone, a World Premiere by Alessandro Camon Academy Award nominee 'The Messenger' starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, ABC Scandal and Alex Hernandez Peter and the Starcatcher, Richard III NYC Public Theatre Mobile Unit, at Theatre 2, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S Spring Street Los Angeles, September 30 to October 29 Press Opening October 7.
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Q&A: The Force is With Reader Questions

by Nathaniel R

I got a little verbosely carried away whilst answering reader questions so you get two Q & A columns from your last batch of questions. Thanks for playing. This week I asked for a few Star Wars Questions but that's just three of the six questions answered here. Ready, let's go! 

Troy: Within the past year Cynthia Erivo has won a Tony, Grammy, and Daytime Emmy for her work in the recent Broadway revival of The Color Purple, making her only one step away from completing the Egot. Which type of project do you think would giver her her best chance at winning an Oscar?

Nathaniel: I hate to get nitpicky but technically should Daytime Emmys even count with the Egot? If you count any old Emmy as towards the Egot than about 100,000 people you've never heard of who have local Emmies (seriously they give those statues out
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Book of Henry Trailer Arrives from the Director of Jurassic World

Book of Henry Trailer Arrives from the Director of Jurassic World
Focus Features has released the first trailer and two new posters for the upcoming drama The Book of Henry, which is set for release on June 16, 2017. This family drama marks just the third film for director Colin Trevorrow, who started his career with the offbeat indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed, which he parlayed into making one of the biggest blockbuster sequels ever with 2015's Jurassic World. The Book of Henry marks another drastic departure for the filmmaker, veering into the family drama genre in what could be one of the sleeper hits of the summer.

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and
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Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry gets a new poster

Ahead of its trailer release tomorrow, director Colin Trevorrow has unveiled a new poster for his latest directorial effort, The Book of Henry. Check out the stunning one-sheet below…

The art seems like a cross between a classic Amblin or Drew Struzan-style poster and a family comedy/drama poster, which makes for a winning combo. Featuring the same tagline as the first poster, “Never leave things undone,” the one-sheet teases a fun, heartfelt and nostalgic time at the movies.

The Book of Henry will be Trevorrow’s directorial follow-up to 2015’s Jurassic World, which became a mega-hit at the box office. While, of course, no one is expecting Jurassic World-sized numbers for The Book of Henry, it surely has the potential to become a sleeper hit, performing modestly in its own right.

The film takes place in a small suburban town where a waitress, Susan, raises two children.
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Scandal's Joe Morton and Motown's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 Tru Love Benefit

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Tru Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, now being co-hosted by filmTVtheater star Joe Morton, Emmy Award winner for Scandal, fondly remembered for TV's Eureka and the acclaimed off-Broadway's Turn Me Loose. He joins Tony nominated Valisia LeKae Motown the Musical and previously announced performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins.
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‘Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened’ Review: Stephen Sondheim Opens Old Wounds Of Closing A Show — Nyff

‘Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened’ Review: Stephen Sondheim Opens Old Wounds Of Closing A Show — Nyff
“One of the lessons of adulthood is disappointment,” says a bleary-eyed Abigail Pogrebin as she muses on her time in the original Broadway production of “Merrily We Roll Along,” Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince’s notorious flop that ended their decades-long collaborative friendship and the subject of Lonny Price’s nostalgic documentary, “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” which debuted at the New York Film Festival.

Price, (whom “Dirty Dancing” fans may recognize as the guy who put Baby in the corner), was part of the original cast of the musical. Based on the popular 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, “Merrily” tells the life stories of its three main characters in reverse order; they start out bitter and jaded adults, and by the show’s end have reverted to hopeful and starry-eyed kids. Prince, the legendary Broadway producer and the first to combine producing with directing,
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Promo images for Gotham Season 3 Episode 1 – ‘Better to Reign in Hell…’

Gotham is back on Monday, and Fox has released a batch of promo images for the season three premiere, entitled ‘Better to Reign in Hell…’; check them out here…

It’S A Mad City On The All-new Season Three Premiere Of “Gotham” Monday, September 19, On Fox

Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens in the all-new “Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” Season Premiere episode of Gotham airing Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-301) (TV-14; L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor
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Synopsis for the Gotham season 3 premiere ‘Better to Reign in Hell…’

Fox has released the official synopsis for ‘Better to Reign in Hell…’, the upcoming season three premiere of Gotham (which like last season’s ‘Rise of the Villains’ and ‘Wrath of the Villains’, is using the subtitle ‘Mad City’). Check it out below…

It’S A Mad City On The All-new Season Three Premiere Of “Gotham” Monday, September 19, On Fox

Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens in the all-new “Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” Season Premiere episode of Gotham airing Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-301) (TV-14; L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne,
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According To Gotham Season 3 Premiere Synopsis, It’s “Better To Reign In Hell”

With less than three weeks to go until Gotham begins its third season, vital details continue to pour in. The latest comes in the form of the premiere episode’s synopsis that also divulges its foreboding title: “Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…”

Aside from sharing that name with a great song by Cradle of Filth, fans of classic literature will recognize it from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, with the full quote being, “Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.” Seeing as how villains will continue to run roughshod over the city until a certain Caped Crusader lays claim to the night, that title seems consistent with recent news regarding the upcoming season’s tone.

Something interesting to note in the synopsis is the absence of Maggie Geha as the aged up Poison Ivy. Clare Foley is the only one listed to be playing that character,
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Bazodee

Director: Todd Kessler

Cast: Chris Smith, Kabir Bedi, Kriss Dosanjh, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Staz Nair

Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer,
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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of August 5 Wide

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

Cast: Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood

Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned
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Why Was Nashville's Cash Obsessed? Thrones Delivers Bad Nudes? Did Arrow Double Distract? And More TV Qs!

Why Was Nashville's Cash Obsessed? Thrones Delivers Bad Nudes? Did Arrow Double Distract? And More TV Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, Blindspot and Arrow!

1 | So, did The Originals‘ Detective Kinney (played by Jason Dohring) make it out of the finale alive…?

2 | What was more jarring in this week’s highly emotional Outlander: the real-looking baby Faith or Jamie’s Bastille beard?

VideosOutlander Sneak Peek: Back in Scotland, a New Fraser Emerges?

3 | When was the last time Saturday Night Live had you erupting with laughter as hard as the shocking/dark “Farewell,
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Promo for the season 2 finale of Gotham – ‘Transference’

Following last week’s images [check them out here], Fox has released a promo for Monday’s upcoming season two finale of Gotham ‘Transference’; take a look below…

While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange’s inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in Gotham in the all-new “Wrath of the Villains: Transference” Season Finale episode of Gotham airing Monday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-222) (TV-14; D, L, V) Cc-ad-hdtv 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler,
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Promo images for the season 2 finale of Gotham – ‘Transference’

Fox has released a batch of promo images for the season two finale of Gotham, entitled ‘Transference'; take a look below…

While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange’s inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in Gotham in the all-new “Wrath of the Villains: Transference” Season Finale episode of Gotham airing Monday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-222) (TV-14; D, L, V) Cc-ad-hdtv 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler,
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Gotham season 2 episode 20 review: Unleashed

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Gotham unleashed the cheesiness this week, for an episode that offers nothing but campy fun...

This review contains spoilers

2.20: Unleashed

Holy bazooka, Batman! Not long ago I was complaining about a tonal imbalance in Gotham, and now season 2’s 20th episode has offered up one solution to the problem – totally embracing the cheesy, campy, Adam-West-would-be-proud side of the show.

That’s essentially what Unleashed gave us, after all. It’s an episode in which the Penguin and Butch show up with a bazooka, blow Azrael/Galavan to kingdom come and then just wander off to the sound of wailing guitars and a sax-heavy woodwind accompaniment. Before this, we’d seen Alfred in a sword fight and Bruce walloping the deranged former mayor with a car.

I don’t have any qualms with this. To my own surprise, I found myself thoroughly entertained by the utterly barmy ending to this episode.
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