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Word hit earlier this week that BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical that served as an intricate plot point in the now defunct NBC series SMASH, is actually headed for Broadway. Produced for the stage by CRAIG ZADAN and NEIL MERON (who also produced the series) and featuring original songs by composers MARK SHAIMAN and SCOTT [...]


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Slated to air next month on PBS, ALFRED UHRY’S Pulitzer Prize-winning play DRIVING MISS DAISY stars five-time Tony Award winner ANGELA LANSBURY and two-time Tony Award-winner JAMES EARL JONES as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively. In addition, four-time Tony Award winner BOYD GAINES reprises his Broadway role as Boolie Werthan.

Long considered one of [...]


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Well, there’s good news for fans of quality family television. ABC FAMILY has just announced the fourth season pick-up of the award-winning original drama series SWITCHED AT BIRTH.

One of summertime’s strongest dramas, the series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Despite overwhelming socio-economic [...]


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Celebrating its 40th season on PBS, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER has just announced the planned broadcast of two major theatrical events to launch the annual PBS Arts Fall Festival. First up is the New York Philharmonic’s critically lauded stage production of STEPHEN SONDHEIM and HUGH WHEELER’S musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET [...]


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Airing tonight on the USA Network, GRACELAND is an action-packed crime drama now in its sophomore season and centered on a mis-matched group of federal agents working undercover to keep various bad guys at bay. Leading the charge are DANIEL SUNJATA (RESCUE ME, SMASH) and relative newcomer AARON TVEIT.

A veteran of several small roles [...]


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For animation fans who’ve been disappointed with the last couple of Disney offerings, FROZEN will be a breath of cool, fresh air. A throwback to the old-school, pre-Pixar days of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and LION KING, the film is an enchanting musical worthy of the Broadway stage. Directed by CHRIS BUCK [...]


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Set to debut on HBO early next month, SIX BY SONDHEIM is a celebration of one of musical theater’s brightest lights. Directed by frequent SONDHEIM collaborator (and three-time Tony Award-winner) JAMES LAPINE, the documentary takes an in-depth look at six iconic songs as examined by the composer himself. As varied as they [...]


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The talented Alan Cumming stars in the CBS hit drama The Good Wife. Aside from starring on television, Cumming’s has found success in films and the stage. He gained international fame starring in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, which garnered him his first Tony Award.

Cumming’s, who has starred on the big [...]


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Neil Patrick Harris is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Not only does he star in the CBS comedy hit series How I Met Your Mother, he is also in much demand to host award shows, including the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards. As if his schedule isn’t busy enough, Harris also [...]


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