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Kristine Nielsen to Star in Theresa Rebeck's New Comedy The Way Of The World at D.C.'s Folger Theatre

Folger Theatre continues its 201718 season with The Way of the World, a new comedy freely adapted from the classic play by William Congreve. Written and directed by renowned author Theresa Rebeck Mauritus and Seminar and Broadway creator and head writer of TV's Smash, the production will star Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter, You Can't Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on Broadway.
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Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More Sign on for Tact's Salute To The Brave

Tact, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter You Can't Take It With You Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award, Peter Bartlett She Loves Me Something's Rotten Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Reed Birney 1984 The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination Gemini Picnic Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination, Cynthia Harris Mad About You The Tribute Artist Bad Habits Company Any Wednesday, Lorenzo Pisoni Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance, and Simon Jones The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Party Monster The Thomas Crown Affair 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings Private Lives The Real Inspector HoundHamlet Benefactors The Real Thing will star along with Hanna Cheek,
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Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More to Star in Salute To The Brave at Tact

Tact, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter You Can't Take It With You Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award, Peter Bartlett She Loves Me Something's Rotten Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Reed Birney 1984 The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination Gemini Picnic Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination, Cynthia Harris 'Mad About You' The Tribute Artist Bad Habits Company Any Wednesday, Lorenzo Pisoni Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance, and Simon Jones The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Party Monster The Thomas Crown Affair 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings Private Lives The Real Inspector HoundHamlet Benefactors The Real Thing will star along with Hanna Cheek,
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The Broadwaysted Podcast Doesn't Sweat the Small Stuff with Tony-Nominee Johanna Day

We're so excited to kick off our Tony week by getting Broadwaysted with Johanna Day, the Tony-nominated star of Sweat We're all pouring out...water pace yourselves for Tony week, kids while Johanna gushes about her experience in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...and why she's a Pulitzer Prize Good Luck Charm We discuss seeing plays adapted into films, Johanna's incredible career Tony nominee for Proof, the all-star cast of You Can't Take It With You, the game-changing August Osage County...I mean, come on, and how the acting process evolves over time.
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Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)

Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)
Alice Drummond, an actress who starred in several CBS soap operas and performed regularly on Broadway in the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 88.

Character actress June Gable, a friend of Drummond's, said her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior, according to The New York Times.

Drummond made numerous appearances on TV sitcoms and Broadway shows (The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, You Can't Take It With You) before venturing into film. She starred as Nurse Jackson on the 1967 series Dark Shadows and had regular roles on CBS...
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Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)

Alice Drummond, an actress who starred on several CBS soap operas and performed regularly on Broadway in the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 88.

Character actress June Gable, a friend of Drummond's, said her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior, according to The New York Times.

Drummond made numerous appearances on TV sitcoms and Broadway shows (The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, You Can't Take It With You) before venturing into film. She starred as Nurse Jackson on the 1967 series Dark Shadows and had regular roles on CBS...
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Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A Man Of No Importance Concert

Drama Desk and Obie-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole, Jason Danieley The Visit, Chicago, Hannah Elless Bright Star, Godspell, and Marc Kudisch Hand to God, Finding Neverland will join Richard Thomas 'The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street.
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Today in Showbiz History: Oklahoma!, Martha & Missy, JLaw's Ascendance

On this day in history as it relates to showbiz...

1873 Wc Handy famous musician is born in Alabama. The first credited use of his music in a movie was in the original Scarface (1932). That same song "St Louis Blues" is his most popular with Hollywood and has been used in dozens of movies since including The Aviator and The Great Gatbsy recently.  But Blue Jasmine got all feisty and went with "Aunt Hagar's Blues" instead.

1889 Playwright George S Kaufman is born. He wins two Pulitzers and his work has been adapted to films many times including classics like You Can't Take It With You, Dinner at Eight, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Stage Door.

1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th State...
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On a Clear Day You Can See Anniversaries Forever

On this day in showbiz history...

1886 Spring Byington is born in Colorado Springs. Goes on to supporting actress glory in Hollywood including Marmee in Little Women (1933, her feature debut) and an Oscar nomination as the eccentric hobbyist mom in You Can't Take It With You (1938). Curiously her screen daughter in that best picture winner Jean Arthur, an even bigger star, shares her same birthday (for the year of 1900)

1888 Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (an early step in creating the cinema)

1903 Author and screenwriter Nathanael West is born in NYC. Movies adapted from his work include Lonelyhearts (1958) and The Day of the Locust (1975)

1915 One of the world's most celebrated playwrights, Arthur Miller, is born. His classics include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View From the Bridge. After marrying movie star Marilyn Monroe, he wrote The Misfits (1961) for her which would eerily (considering its elegiac
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Tim Curry Does the Time Warp in New Rocky Horror Picture Show Trailer

Tim Curry Does the Time Warp in New Rocky Horror Picture Show Trailer
In just a few hours, fans will get to see the new cast of Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show take the stage at Comic-Con with a panel presentation in Room 6D that runs from 8:15 Pm to 10 Pm. For those who aren't in San Diego, don't fret, because the full Comic-Con trailer has already debuted for all to see. This video features our first look at the original Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Tim Curry, who makes a special appaearance.

Cast members Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Christina Milian and Reeve Carney will be joined by with executive producers Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega, for an exclusive first-look at the two-hour event premiering this fall on Fox. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an all-new star-studded reimagining of the cult classic - which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution, longer than any other film in history - for broadcast television. Sweethearts
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Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Trailer Revives a Cult Classic for TV

Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Trailer Revives a Cult Classic for TV
Last year, Fox announced that it was bringing a cult classic back to life with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is being re-imagined for a new audience. Last week, we got our first look at the new Dr. Frank-n-Furter, played by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. Today we have our first look at footage from the remake with a trailer, which debuted shortly after Fox's upfront presentation in New York City. As you can see, a lot has changed with this version, but a lot has also stayed the same.

This trailer, which comes courtesy of the Fox YouTube page, gives us our first look at Victoria Justice's Jane and Ryan McCartan's Brad, along with Laverne Cox's Dr. Frank-n-Furter. We also get our first look at Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Dr. Frank-n-Furter's servant who answers the door when Jessie and Brad come across the house.
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See 'Show of the Season' She Loves Me for Just $50

In celebration of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary, She Loves Me returns to Broadway for the first time since it triumphantly launched Roundabout's musical theatre initiative over 20 years ago. Based on the same story that inspired the hit movie You've Got Mail, this romantic musical comedy stars Tony winner Laura Benanti Gypsy, 'Nashville', Zachary Levi First Date, 'Heroes Reborn', Tony winner and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski Nine, '30 Rock', Tony nominee Gavin Creel Hair, Byron Jennings You Can't Take It With You, and Tony winner Michael McGrath Nice Work If You Can Get It.
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'Rocky Horror' TV Remake Lands Christina Milian as Magenta

'Rocky Horror' TV Remake Lands Christina Milian as Magenta
Grammy Award nominee Christina Milian has joined the cast of Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta. Milian will play the castle's compliant maid, who, along with her brother, Riff Raff, plots a secret plan to return to their native planet of Transsexual. Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful) has already been cast has Riff Raff.

Previously announced cast members include Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Orange Is the New Black), Victoria Justice (Janet, Victorious), Ryan McCartan (Brad, Liv and Maddie), Adam Lambert (Eddie, Glee), Staz Nair (Rocky, Game of Thrones), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia, Sylvia, You Can't Take It With You, Masters of Sex) and Tim Curry, the original Frank-n-Furter, who returns as the show's Criminologist Narrator. It isn't known how many other major characters are left to be cast. Fox hasn't announced when the remake may debut on the network.

A reimagining of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Save Up to $50 on Roundabout's Star-Studded She Loves Me

In celebration of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary, She Loves Me returns to Broadway for the first time since it triumphantly launched Roundabout's musical theatre initiative over 20 years ago. Based on the same story that inspired the hit movie You've Got Mail, this romantic musical comedy stars Tony winner Laura Benanti Gypsy, 'Nashville', Zachary Levi First Date, 'Heroes Reborn', Tony winner and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski Nine, '30 Rock', Tony nominee Gavin Creel Hair, Byron Jennings You Can't Take It With You, and Tony winner Michael McGrath Nice Work If You Can Get It.
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You Can’t Take It with You

Frank Capra won his third Best Directing Oscar for this Kaufman and Hart adaptation. Star Jean Arthur is radiant, and relative newcomer James Stewart seems to have lifted his 'aw shucks' nice-guy personal from his role. With Lionel Barrymore, Ann Miller, Dub Taylor, Spring Byington and a terrific Edward Arnold. You Can't Take It with You Blu-ray + Digital HD Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 1938 / B&W / 1:37 flat / 126 min. / Street Date December 8, 2015 / 19.99 Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner, Halliwell Hobbes, Dub Taylor, Mary Forbes, Lillian Yarbo, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson. Cinematography Joseph Walker Art Direction Stephen Goosson Film Editor Gene Havlick Original Music Dimitri Tiomkin Written by Robert Riskin from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Produced and Directed by Frank Capra

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

One of Frank Capra's brightest, most entertaining features,
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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford

On Monday, November 23, the Theater People Podcast welcomes back Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. Ashford, who was Theater People's third ever guest.For this episode, Ashfordtalks about her Tony Award winning turn in last year's You Can't Take It With You, her critically acclaimed work on the Showtime series Masters Of Sex, and working alongside Matthew Broderick and Julie White in the current Broadway revival of Sylvia.
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Sylvia's Annaleigh Ashford Releases Live Recording of Lost In The Stars Today

Tony Award-winning Broadway starlet Annaleigh Ashford -- currently receiving raves in Sylvia, and also celebrated for her work on stage in You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Rent, Wicked and Legally Blonde, as well as on the hit Showtime television series Masters Of Sex - celebrates the release of her debut album a Live recording of her critically acclaimed cabaret show Lost In The Stars, which debuted last December at 54 Below and has since traveled to select cities across the country.
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Cummings Pt.3: Gender-Bending from Joan of Arc to Comic Farce, Liberal Supporter of Political Refugees

'Saint Joan': Constance Cummings as the George Bernard Shaw heroine. Constance Cummings on stage: From sex-change farce and Emma Bovary to Juliet and 'Saint Joan' (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: Frank Capra, Mae West and Columbia Lawsuit.”) In the mid-1930s, Constance Cummings landed the title roles in two of husband Benn W. Levy's stage adaptations: Levy and Hubert Griffith's Young Madame Conti (1936), starring Cummings as a demimondaine who falls in love with a villainous character. She ends up killing him – or does she? Adapted from Bruno Frank's German-language original, Young Madame Conti was presented on both sides of the Atlantic; on Broadway, it had a brief run in spring 1937 at the Music Box Theatre. Based on the Gustave Flaubert novel, the Theatre Guild-produced Madame Bovary (1937) was staged in late fall at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Referring to the London production of Young Madame Conti, The
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Sylvia's Annaleigh Ashford to Release Live Recording of Lost In The Stars This Friday

Tony Award-winning Broadway starlet Annaleigh Ashford -- currently receiving raves in Sylvia, and also celebrated for her work on stage in You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots, Rent, Wicked and Legally Blonde, as well as on the hit Showtime television series Masters Of Sex - celebrates the release of her debut album a Live recording of her critically acclaimed cabaret show Lost In The Stars, which debuted last December at 54 Below and has since traveled to select cities across the country.
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