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Jack Hobbs

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2017/06/09 at 5:35pm

And The Tony Goes To…

06.9.2017 | By |

With the Tony Awards this Sunday, Broadway is gearing up for its biggest night. The question on
everyone’s mind is: Who will take home a Tony? Whether you’re rooting for Dear Evan Hansen
or Come From Away, this year’s Best Musical isn’t as clear cut as last year, with Hamilton’s
record breaking 16 Tony Nominations. The top five theatre publications weigh in on who should
take home the Tony trophy. And so do I! Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/05/01 at 10:31am

OSLO (Broadway Review)

05.1.2017 | By |

The 1-4-0: If you’re looking for a political thriller, #OSLO will leave you breathless with its intricate drama, performances and dialogue. Don’t miss out! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/03 at 11:22am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Netflix’s ‘Ingobernable,’ Ben McKenzie on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Miss Saigon’ Review

04.3.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 26 of the ‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ which you can now subscribe to on the player above ⬆️  or via the Revolver Podcast network. This week, I have a discussion on why Netflix’s INGOBERNABLE starring Kate Del Castillo began deplorably until I had one conversation with my wife; I also chatted with our new intern who attended the private Gotham cast Q&A in NYC and asked Ben McKenzie his thoughts on the upcoming Justice League; a review of Broadway’s revival of Miss SaigonPlease share, subscribe and leave a review. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/31 at 9:52am

Brian Tyree Henry On The ‘N’ Word, Black/Latino Culture And ‘Paper Boi’

10.31.2016 | By |

On the tenth episode of my Highly Relevant podcast, I had a chance to chat with Brian Tyree Henry, a.k.a. Paper Boi on FX’s Atlanta. We spoke mainly about diversity in the arts, but we did get to the nitty gritty on the prolific usage as of late of the word ‘nigga” in television and film (music has been like that from the beginning). Aren’t we trying to eliminate the word from our vocabulary? We also conversed on his pal Donald Glover’s casting in the new Star Wars movie, his first encounter with him, his character Paper Boi, the show’s appeal, his view on Latino culture, Broadway’s lack of minority storytelling and why Gina Rodriguez is so hot to him. Read on or listen to the interview! Read More

Jack Rico

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2014/10/18 at 6:06pm

Birdman (Movie Review)

10.18.2014 | By |

The “1-4-0″: #Birdman is one of the best movies of 2014. It’s a psychological dark dramedy that probes themes of relevance and the ephemerality of success.  Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/07/31 at 12:53pm

Michael Cera Takes The Tragedies Of Youth To Broadway In “This Is Our Youth”

07.31.2014 | By |

We’ve all been there (or are there or will be there), that time in your life when everything is in limbo as you go from childhood to adulthood in the blink of an eye.  Starting this August, Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson will bring this everyday reality to the theater.

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Mariana Dussan

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2014/04/23 at 9:08am

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Leads 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees

04.23.2014 | By |

The Outer Critics Circle – an organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway – announced its nominees for the 2013-14 season in 24 categories. Read More

Karen Posada

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2012/06/01 at 12:00am

Tony Awards 2012 presenters

06.1.2012 | By |

Tony Awards 2012 presenters

New York, NY (June 1, 2012) The biggest night for Broadway is Sunday June 10, because of the 66th Annual Tony Awards, Broadcast Live from the Beacon Theater on CBS from 8pm-11pm (ET/PT time delay). Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing.

It had already been announced that they would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, winner of an Emmy Award. The rest of the people that will appear are: Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Perry, Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin, Sheryl Crow, Trey Parker and Matt Stone among others.

The Antoinette Perry Tony Awards reward theater professionals because of their outstanding performances on Broadway. This is the 66th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were held the first time on April 6, 1947 in the Grand Ballroom in the Waldorf Astoria.

To receive the latest news of the Tony Awards follow them on Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards or Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards

Jack Rico

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2012/02/01 at 12:00am

‘Evita’ on Broadway gets first TV commercial

02.1.2012 | By |

'Evita' on Broadway gets first TV commercial

If you were to ask any theater fan what is the show they are most looking forward to seeing this year, a large majority will probably tell you ‘Evita’. Why? One name. Ricky Martin. Word of mouth has been so widespread on his co-starring role that any advertising would be almost unnecessary. Nevertheless, and to be on the safe side, producers have launched their PR minions to let those who have been sleeping under a rock that – “Ricky is coming, Ricky is coming!”

The marketing blitz began on radio approximately 2 weeks ago and has expanded now onto TV. Thanks to Youtube, we got our hands on the :15 second commercial that shows Martin, nicely shaved and tan, with the other two talented leads in Argentine actress Elena Rogers and Broadway veteran Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd). Even though the ad is brief, it’s haunting. The musical is gaining momentum and by the time it opens on April 5th, it’ll become an event.

Have a look below at the first ‘Evita’ on Broadway television commercial starring Ricky Martin.

Synopsis: Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, which includes “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.

Jack Rico

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2011/10/05 at 12:00am

Bobby Cannavale to star in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’

10.5.2011 | By |

Bobby Cannavale to star in Broadway's 'Funny Girl'

FUNNY GIRL, starring two-time Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose as Fanny Brice and two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale as Nick Arnstein, will open on Broadway in April, 2012 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), following its engagement at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from January 15 through February 26, 2012, it was announced today by producer Bob Boyett. Additional casting, preview and opening dates will be announced shortly. It will be the first time FUNNY GIRL will be on Broadway since the 1964 original production.
 
FUNNY GIRL features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, and will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher.
 
“It’s been 47 years since FUNNY GIRL has been on Broadway, but I’m sure that everyone is as thrilled as I am to have it back in New York this spring, following our Los Angeles engagement,” commented producer Bob Boyett.  “Fanny Brice was the greatest star of the early 20th century and we cannot wait to examine this fascinating woman’s life and career, with our great stars Lauren Ambrose and Bobby Cannavale and the incredibly talented Bart Sher at the helm with his extraordinary creative team.”
 
FUNNY GIRL is the road-to-stardom story of legendary entertainer Fanny Brice (Lauren Ambrose), from her start in a Brooklyn music hall to her meteoric rise as a headliner in the Ziegfeld Follies.   While her career soars, she falls in love with charming gambler Nick Arnstein (Bobby Cannavale), just as his own lucky streak is running out.  FUNNY GIRL is an irresistible backstage drama, a heartbreaking romance and a classic musical comedy filled with unforgettable songs by the team of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill including “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and the iconic hit “People.”
 
FUNNY GIRL originally opened on Broadway on March 26, 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre and played for 1,348 performances.  FUNNY GIRL was a hit on national tour and in London and was adapted to the screen for the popular 1968 movie version, but has not played Broadway since the original production closed in 1967.
 
Scenic design is by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Scott Lehrer.  Music director is Kimberly Grigsby.  Choreographer is Christopher Gattelli.
 
FUNNY GIRL will be produced in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group, with special permission from Bob Boyett, Sonia Friedman Productions, Jean Doumanian, Stacey Mindich and Tim Levy. FUNNY GIRL will be produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Sonia Friedman Productions, Jean Doumanian, Stacey Mindich, Tim Levy and Center Theatre Group.

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