Awwww. Mary-Kate Olsen won’t be participating in the Full House reboot, Fuller House, but she still supports her Full House Dad, Bob Saget! Mary-Kate showed up to last night’s performance of Bob’s latest Broadway show, Hand To God, and even posed with Bob and the cast for some photos backstage.
Why wasn’t Ashley Olsen present? Because she already saw the show back in early November. Looks like these two had fun, though. Bob uploaded some pics to Instagram, including this gem of Mary-Kate playing with one of the puppets from the show. She looks like a kid again! Doesn’t it just make you reminisce about her days as Michelle Tanner? More »
Try not to freak out, but J.K. Rowling is releasing a sequel called called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Except it’s not a book, it’s a two-part play that will open in London’s West End next year. It will pick up where the seventh book left off, meaning it will feature an adult Harry Potter and his son, Albus Severus Potter. So does that mean the original cast will be back? Probably not. Casting hasn’t been announced yet for the play, so we can still keep your fingers crossed that Daniel Radcliffe will miraculously decide to reprise his role as Harry on the stage. More »
"I assumed that nobody would ever have the open-mindedness to cast this character black"
In May we learned that Broadway actor Taye Diggs will be returning to the Great White Way this year as the next star to take the lead in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In June, we got our first look at the actor in make-up for the role. Today, courtesy of The New York Times Magazine, we get an amazing behind the scenes look at Taye as he prepares to “transform” the role when he takes over next month. NYT photographer Ryan Pfluger was given access to rehearsals for the show and he expertly captures Diggs as he prepares for the role. Taye confesses that he assumed that they would never cast a Black man as Hedwig, which is something I think many people assumed. Personally, tho, I am so excited that he is going to become the new Hedwig becuase, OMG, he is going to KILL the role. Click through the gallery to see these amazing photos from the NYT and head HERE to read the article in full.
Last month we learned that seasoned Broadway actor Taye Diggs will be starring in the current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer when he takes over the lead role from Glee actor Darren Criss who currently has the role. Today we get our first look at Taye in make-up as Hedwig as he will appear in Angry Inch starting next month. As expected, Taye all glammed up as Hedwig is a strikingly beautiful sight to see. I mean, how do you make an already beautiful man look prettier? You paint his face with bright colors and glitter, duh. Have a look. More »
'The Man Who Fell to Earth': The Musical
Last year, Michael C. Hall played Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This year, MCH will play Thomas Newton in New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Lazarus … a show based on the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth which, you may know, was adapted into a film that starred David Bowie. This new production of Lazarus is co-written by Bowie, will feature his music and will, undoubtedly, become one of the MUST-SEE musical theater shows of the year. OMG. Michael C. Hall and David Bowie, AM I DREAMING?! More »
'Long Day’s Journey Into Night'
Back in March, Jessica Lange confirmed at last that she was finished with her tenure as star of the FX TV series American Horror Story. But today, we learn that she isn’t finished working with AHS mastermind Ryan Murphy. It is being reported today that Jessica and Ryan will be working together in a new Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill‘s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Clearly, while Jessica may be done with acting on TV, she is not yet done acting on the stage. Read on for more details and find out when this new production of Long Day’s Journey will open on the Great White Way. More »
YES!!! So much YES!!!
Back in April, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in character as Hedwig in the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Today, we learn that acclaimed Broadway star Taye Diggs (Rent, Wicked, Chicago, etc.) has been cast in the lead role of Hedwig when Criss‘s run is finished this summer. After Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig creator and original off-Broadway star) and Darren, Taye will be the first Black actor to play Hedwig on Broadway. OMG. I am in LOVE with this casting already, this is really great news. More »
"Darren Criss like you've never seen him before"
Earlier this week, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in full make-up as he will appear in the current Broadway musical production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and today we get to see him in action, sorta, as Hedwig. Criss shared a new promo video on his official Facebook profile that features him rockin’ his new Hedwig look. My guess is that this promo video was filmed during the photoshoot for his Hedwig poster. Click below to get your first look at Darren as Hedwig in motion. More »
The new Hedwig on the Block
Back in February we learned that Glee star Darren Criss will be taking over the lead role in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and today we get our first look at Darren in character as Hedwig. Like the Hedwigs that came before him in this new Broadway production of The Angry Inch — including Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and even original Hedwig star John Cameron Mitchell — Criss will sport the bright glittery blue eyeshadow and sparkly red lipstick on the Great White Way. Click below and see what Darren Criss‘s incarnation of Hedwig looks like. More »
Coming in 2017
Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »