Katrina Lenk - News Poster

News

Company Pushes Up Opening Plans; Previews Set to Begin in November 2021

Company Pushes Up Opening Plans; Previews Set to Begin in November 2021
The highly-anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two- time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne will return to Broadway sooner than expected. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the show will begin previewsat the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 242 West 45th Street on November 15, with opening night set for December 9.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

‘Company’ Returning To Broadway Sooner Than Expected: New Dates, Cast Confirmed

‘Company’ Returning To Broadway Sooner Than Expected: New Dates, Cast Confirmed
Company, Marianne Elliott’s reimagined production of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will begin Broadway performances a month earlier than previously announced, with the new preview date now set for Monday, Nov. 15.

The official opening night is now Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, a full month earlier than the previously announced opening.

Producers today also confirmed the return of nearly the entire cast from the show’s shutdown-interrupted run in March 2020. A replacement for original cast member Kyle Dean Massey will be announced in the coming weeks, producers said.

In addition to Lenk and LuPone, the Company cast will include Matt Doyle as Jamie, Christopher Fitzgerald as David,
See full article at Deadline »

Kyle Dean Massey Drops Out Of Broadway’s ‘Company’

Kyle Dean Massey Drops Out Of Broadway’s ‘Company’
Kyle Dean Massey has announced that he will not return to the Broadway revival of Company when it resumes performances post-shutdown this December.

In a since-expired Instagram story, Massey, who, with husband Taylor Frey is expecting the couple’s first child this fall, wrote that he feels “very sad about withdrawing” from the Sondheim musical, but “I will be getting something pretty spectacular in return.”

“I loved getting to work with the entire group of creatives, actors, musicians and crew,” Massey wrote. “But as you may be aware, Taylor and I are expecting our first child this fall and I want to be 100% present for that.”

Company, the Marianne Elliott-directed revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will resume performances at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Dec. 20, with an official opening on Jan. 9.

Prior to Broadway’s Covid
See full article at Deadline »

Broadway Is Back: ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ ‘Tina,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Set Re-Opening Date

Broadway Is Back: ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ ‘Tina,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Set Re-Opening Date
Update (6/16): Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv-driven show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail, announced that it will return to Broadway October 7th. The show will be staged at the Booth Theatre and its limited run will wrap January 2nd. A selection of special guests will join the core Freestyle Love Supreme company throughout the run, including Miranda, Christopher Jackson, David Diggs, Wayne Brady, James Monroe Iglehart, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Bill Sherman and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Tickets will go on sale June 23rd at 10 a.m. Et.

**

After
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Paramount Plus Releases ‘The Good Fight’ Season 5 Trailer (TV News Roundup)

Paramount Plus Releases ‘The Good Fight’ Season 5 Trailer (TV News Roundup)
Paramount Plus released a trailer for the fifth season of “The Good Fight,” which will premiere on June 24.

In the fifth season, Diane (Christine Baranski) is forced to question whether it’s appropriate for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) after the firm loses two top lawyers. Meanwhile, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become entangled with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.

The cast also includes Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier and Charmaine Bingwa.

Showrunners Robert and Michelle King co-created the series with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins and Jacquelyn Reingold also serve as executive producers.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

Dates

Apple TV Plus announced that the documentary special “Who Are You,
See full article at Variety »

Watch: Patti LuPone Urges Audiences Back To Broadway In Musical Video Message

Watch: Patti LuPone Urges Audiences Back To Broadway In Musical Video Message
Patti LuPone is welcoming audiences back to Broadway in her own inimitable style – directly and with a big, belting voice.

In a social media video message urging audiences back to Broadway, the star of the upcoming production of Company acknowledges her recent doubts and fears about taking to the stage – doubts she expressed to Deadline for our oral history of Company‘s pandemic year.

Watch the video above.

Earlier this week, Company announced its post-shutdown reopening plans, with previews to begin at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Dec. 20 and an opening night of Jan. 9, 2022.

In the video, LuPone says, “I’ll be the first to admit that at various moments since March last year, my hope had significantly faded, if not walked out the door completely. But if there’s an upside to having to be away from my spiritual home for so long, it was that it
See full article at Deadline »

‘Company’ Sets December Broadway Return With Katrina Lenk & Patti LuPone

‘Company’ Sets December Broadway Return With Katrina Lenk & Patti LuPone
Company, the Marianne Elliott-directed revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will resume performances at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in December, producers announced today.

The production will being previews on Dec. 20, with an opening night planned for Jan. 9, 2022.

Company is a show about connecting, about the necessity of having other people in our lives,” Sondheim said in a statement. “This past year, with its isolation, has reminded us all of that need for togetherness, so I’m happy that Marianne Elliott’s startling and exhilarating production is coming back to Broadway.”

Tickets for the musical go on sale tomorrow. Company played nine preview performances before the March 12, 2020 Broadway shutdown.

As with the other shows announcing Fall returns – Come From Away, Six, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and Mrs. Doubtfire and Clyde’s – Company will comply with Covid safety
See full article at Deadline »

Broadway’s ‘Company’ During The Covid Shutdown, Part 3 Of An Oral History: Being Alive Again

Broadway’s ‘Company’ During The Covid Shutdown, Part 3 Of An Oral History: Being Alive Again
Monday, March 22, was Stephen Sondheim’s birthday, his 91st, and it came and went without one of the star-packed concert extravaganzas that marked previous milestones in the composer’s life, musical celebrations that were staged at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center and are still racking up views on YouTube.

Even last year, as Covid-19 was in its first months of devastating New York City and had already scotched the planned opening night of the 50th anniversary Broadway production of Company –– an opening night that also would have marked the composer’s 90th birthday — the theater community came together, virtually and a month after the fact, to sing the great man’s songs in a remarkable, precedent-setting Zoom-style benefit event. Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Celebration was livestreamed on April 26 as a sort of pandemic rain date for Company‘s stolen night.

None of which is to say
See full article at Deadline »

Broadway’s ‘Company’ During The Covid Shutdown, Part 2 Of An Oral History: The Dark Summer

Broadway’s ‘Company’ During The Covid Shutdown, Part 2 Of An Oral History: The Dark Summer
The early weeks of spring 2020 and Broadway’s pandemic shutdown already seemed like a distant, bygone era by summertime. Initial hopes for a two- or three-week hiatus had morphed into talk of maybe a few months and then even that seemed like wishful thinking. Near the end of April, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at the height of a newfound popularity built on the image of righteous truth-teller, openly mocked the possibility of an imminent Broadway reopening. “I wouldn’t use what Broadway thinks as a barometer of anything…,” he sniped at a press conference. New productions that had planned fall 2020 openings re-set their sights on winter or spring 2021, at least publicly. Within the theater community, private conversations and gut feelings were even darker.

Greg Hildreth, cast as Peter in the much-anticipated Broadway revival of the beloved Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company, remembers it this way: “Every time the
See full article at Deadline »

Broadway’s ‘Company’ One Year After Covid Shutdown: Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk And A Dozen Co-Stars Chronicle A 12-Month Pause In Being Alive – An Oral History

Broadway’s ‘Company’ One Year After Covid Shutdown: Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk And A Dozen Co-Stars Chronicle A 12-Month Pause In Being Alive – An Oral History
To hear the cast of Broadway’s Company tell it, the industry’s shutdown one year ago today was perhaps more shocking than surprising, arriving swiftly but maybe not swiftly enough. For at least a couple of the musical’s preview performances leading up to the city’s historic closing of March 12, 2020, the stage jitters had little to do with the usual pre-opening night nerves. In fact, the show was doing very well – the revival and its biggest star Patti LuPone had been a hit in London, Broadway performances with LuPone and an otherwise new American cast were falling into place, advance ticket sales were strong, audiences were delighted, and the spring Tony Award season had its most anticipated pairing in LuPone and The Band’s Visit‘s Katrina Lenk, one a true icon of the theater, the other one of two or three more recently arrived stars with the talent,
See full article at Deadline »

Tony Awards Set For Broadway’s Reopening; Voting Begins In March

Tony Awards Set For Broadway’s Reopening; Voting Begins In March
The curtain’s inching up on the Tony Awards: A ceremony will be held on an as-yet-undetermined date in coordination with Broadway’s eventual reopening, but voters will finally be able to make their selections beginning March 1, Tony organizers tell Deadline.

Nominees for the 74th Annual Tony Awards were announced last October, with the 18 eligible productions reflecting the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season (the count usually numbers in the 30s). The 2020 Tony ceremony and CBS broadcast had originally been set for June 7 at New York’s Radio City Musical Hall, but of course was scuttled due to the Covid shutdown.

The voting period will run from March 1 to March 15. Although Broadway remains officially closed until June, most insiders don’t expect any stagings before fall at the earliest, with timing contingent on widespread Covid-19 vaccinations.

The March 12 theater closure preceded the official end of the Broadway season and the traditional late-April/early-May announcement of nominees,
See full article at Deadline »

Broadway 2021: What To Expect When New York Turns The Lights Back On

Broadway 2021: What To Expect When New York Turns The Lights Back On
Last spring, in the early days of Broadway’s Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, news reports and industry chatter referred to an eventual reopening as if a light switch would be flipped and the marquees of all 41 theaters would light up the Midtown night. Actors had left their dressing rooms full of the usual personal stuff — street clothes, photos, charms — as if they’d soon be back from a long holiday weekend.

The optimism was short lived, as the shutdown was extended time and again — April, June, September, January, June again. News got grim, and then more grim. The National Endowment for the Arts recently released figures indicating that while the overall unemployment rate has averaged 8.5 percent, the average among actors was 52 percent.

But the arrival of two Covid-19 vaccines this fall has reignited at least some of that optimism, with Broadway insiders now expressing confidence that at
See full article at Deadline »

Jason Bateman Promises ‘Ozark’ Will End in a ‘Very Satisfactory Way’ (Video)

Jason Bateman Promises ‘Ozark’ Will End in a ‘Very Satisfactory Way’ (Video)
Jason Bateman dropped by Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” set on Thursday. Bateman was just down the hall rehearsing “Saturday Night Live,” so it wasn’t much of a commute — or a risk.

Among the topics the two discussed was the unfortunate fact that Bateman’s excellent Netflix thriller “Ozark” will be coming to a conclusion with Season 4, which will be divided up into two 7-episode runs.

“We do land the plane in a very satisfactory way,” Bateman assured the NBC host, who is a few episodes behind.

“You’re happy with it?” Fallon asked.

“Yeah,” Bateman, who also directs on the series, replied.

That’s all we can ask for. Beyond a change-of-heart about a Season 5 — you know, kind of like fellow Netflix drama “The Crown.”

Bateman, who plays accountant-for-the-cartel Marty Byrd on “Ozark,” then handed out a key money-laundering tip.

“The only thing I’ve been able to
See full article at The Wrap »

Ozark: Season Four; Casting Announced for Final Season of Netflix Series

Ozark: Season Four; Casting Announced for Final Season of Netflix Series
Ozark is getting ready for its fourth and final season, and there's lots of news on the casting front. Several names have joined the series cast. The streaming service revealed the casting additions on their social media account.

Two recurring actors from season three of Ozark, Felix Solis and Damian Young, have been bumped up to regular cast status. Alfonso Herrera and Adam Rothenberg have joined the series as regular cast members. Meanwhile, Bruno Bichir, Cc Castillo, and Katrina Lenk have been added as recurring members for season four.

Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

BTS, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry to Perform in ABC’s ‘The Disney Holiday Singalong’ (TV News Roundup)

BTS, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry to Perform in ABC’s ‘The Disney Holiday Singalong’ (TV News Roundup)
In today’s TV news roundup, ABC announced that BTS, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry and more will feature in “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” and Netflix announced the premiere date date for Season 4 of “Big Mouth.”

Casting

ABC‘s “The Disney Holiday Singalong” lineup has been announced, with BTS, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Chloe x Halle, Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Pink, Kerry Washington, Hayley Erbert, Ciara and Leslie Odom Jr. taking part. The special takes place on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Also, cast members from the Broadway performances of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” as well as from the touring “Frozen” musical will join to perform “Let It Go.” Other celebrities set to appear on “The Disney Holiday Singalong” will be announced closer to the premiere date.

Netflix announced a slew of new cast members set to join “Ozark” as
See full article at Variety »

‘Ozark’ Rounds Out Cast For Season 4 Of Netflix Series; Felix Solis & Damian Young Upped To Series Regulars

‘Ozark’ Rounds Out Cast For Season 4 Of Netflix Series; Felix Solis & Damian Young Upped To Series Regulars
Netflix is rounding out the cast for the fourth and final season of its critically acclaimed series Ozark. Alfonso Herrera and Adam Rothenberg, are set as new series regulars and Felix Solis and Damian Young who both recurred in Season 3, have been promoted to series regulars for the new season. Additionally, Bruno Bichir, Cc Castillo and Tony winner Katrina Lenk have been tapped for recurring roles in the series starring and executive produced by Jason Bateman.

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark is a thrilling drama set in the present-day and follows the Byrde family’s journey from their normal, suburban Chicago life to their dangerous criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, Missouri. The series explores capitalism,
See full article at Deadline »

‘Ozark’ Ups Navarro Cartel Boss, Wilkes’ Henchman to Series Regulars for Final Season

‘Ozark’ Ups Navarro Cartel Boss, Wilkes’ Henchman to Series Regulars for Final Season
Netflix is adding five castmembers and promoting two others for the fourth and final season of “Ozark.”

Felix Solis, who plays Mexican drug cartel boss Omar Novarro, and Damian Young, who plays the right-hand man of Kansas City businessman (and big-time GOP wheeler-dealer) Charles Wilkes, will be upped to series regulars after being recurring players in the third season.

Alfonso Herrera, Adam Rothenberg, Bruno Bichir, Cc Castillo and Katrina Lenk will join the drama, which stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as an unassuming couple who get embroiled in money laundering and other illegal operations in an ever-growing criminal enterprise. Herrera and Rothenberg will be series regulars, while Bichir, Castillo and Lenk will recur.

The fourth and final season will consist of two separate seven-episode runs, for a total of 14, and “mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.
See full article at The Wrap »

Ozark: Alfonso Herrera Among 5 Joining Netflix Drama's Cast in Final Season

Ozark: Alfonso Herrera Among 5 Joining Netflix Drama's Cast in Final Season
Ozark is experiencing a population surge ahead of its super-sized fourth and final season, with the Netflix thriller adding five new cast members (including Exorcist alum Alfonso Herrera as a villain.)

Also joining Ozark‘s ensemble as a series regular is Adam Rothenberg (Ripper Street), with Bruno Bichir (Narcos, The Bridge), Cc Castillo (Outer Banks) and Katrina Lenk (Tommy) coming on board in recurring roles.

More from TVLineDash & Lily EP on Filming the Finale's 'Special' Ending -- Plus, What's Next?The Order Cancelled at NetflixSpace Force Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Will Get 'Creative Revamp'

Additionally, Season 3 guest stars Felix Solis
See full article at TVLine.com »

Little Voice Finale Recap: Bottle It Up

Little Voice Finale Recap: Bottle It Up
Bess’ feelings for and about her newly returned mother roil mightily in Little Voice‘s Season 1 finale, but she keeps a tight cap on it all… until a sharply troubling moment puts everything into clear focus.

The bad news? Bess’ mom, Mary (played by Katrina Lenk, of The Band’s Visit on Broadway), slaps Louie during a particularly stressful moment. They’re filming his vlog in public, and he starts belting “Maybe” from Annie while wearing a red, curly wig. He says he and Bess used to sing the song when their mom was gone, and they had no idea where she was.
See full article at TVLine.com »

2020 Daytime Emmys: Stars you didn’t know were nominees

  • Gold Derby
2020 Daytime Emmys: Stars you didn’t know were nominees
The Daytime Emmys honor the best achievements in afternoon and online TV entertainment across a wide variety of genres including soap operas, game shows, talk shows and more. There are some A-list stars in the running in 2020 in high-profile races like Kelly Clarkson (Best Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host), Jada Pinkett Smith (Best Informative Talk Show and Talk Show Host) and Valerie Bertinelli (Best Culinary Series and Host), to name just a few. But there are other well-known names lurking on the Daytime Emmy ballot as producers, performers and writers in categories you may not have noticed. Scroll down to see who could take home trophies on June 26.

Among them is Jason Alexander, who could end a long losing streak. He earned seven Emmy nominations in prime time for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for playing George Costanza (1992-1998) and another nom for Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Dream On” (1994), but he never won.
See full article at Gold Derby »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed