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James Franco & Chris O’Dowd Will Make Their Broadway Debuts In ‘Of Mice And Men’

Yesterday we learned that popsinger Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her Broadway debut next month in the new production Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Today we learn that she will be joined as a Broadway newbie by actors James Franco and Chris O’Dowd who will also be making their debuts on the Great White Way this season. James and Chris will be starring as George and Lennie in a new production of the play Of Mice and Men (adapted from the novella by John Steinbeck). Click below to see the poster artwork for Of Mice and Men, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, and find out when the play will open on Broadway this year. More »

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J.K. Rowling Is Producing A ‘Harry Potter’ Stage Play

Before Hogwart's

Back in September we learned that author J.K. Rowling is working on writing a Harry Potter spin-off movie that will focus on minor characters from her hugely successful book series. Today we learn that she is also writing a new stage play that will feature her beloved, most famous character Harry Potter. BUT, lest you think this new play will focus on Harry‘s adventures with witchcraft and wizardry you should know that the play will be a prequel to the events that take place in the very first Harry Potter book. Rowling‘s new Potter project will focus on the character’s days living with his Muggle family before he learned of his magical heritage. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Prisoners’

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Yesterday was supposed to be a quiet day for me … all I had on my agenda was to be in front of my TV to watch the series finale of Dexter LIVE. But, a few invites from a few friends and my day happily filled up. In the early afternoon, I met up with Tamar and her parents at UCLA for a reading of the play Reasons to be Pretty and then afterward, we met up with Ollie for a mid-afternoon brunch. I was able to watch the finale episode of Dexter before I met up with Courtney and Sebastian at Century City to see the new movie Prisoners. While Court and Seb loved Prisoners, I thought it was only OK. It’s a movie I deffo would recommend to others but it had a few flaws that I think could’ve made the movie so much better. More »

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First Look: Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad Are Broadway’s Newest ‘Romeo & Juliet’

"For never was a story of more woe ..."

A new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet is headed for Broadway next season and today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, we get our first look at the first promo photo released for play which stars actors Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the famous star-cross’d lovers. In recent years there have been film versions of the classic story (with a new film on the way) but Romeo and Juliet hasn’t graced the Broadway stage in 36 years … until now. Click below to see the full-size image of Orlando‘s Romeo and Condola‘s Juliet as they stare lovingly into one another’s eyes … and make your plans now, y’all. This is a Broadway production that is NOT to be missed. More »

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‘Sleep’, One More

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Yesterday was my last day here in NYC before Kirsten and I end our holiday adventure and return home to SoCal today. Because I’ve pretty much seen all the Broadway shows that I want to see for this season, I let Kirsten choose the shows she wanted to see and I would happily go along with her. After we saw Macbeth on Monday night, we were both in the mood for more of the Scottish Play … so, we decided to see one of my fave off-Broadway shows — Sleep No More. I was really excited for Kirsten to experience the immersive play for the first time and, to be honest, I was kinda excited to make my return to the McKittrick Hotel so … off we went, for one last adventure together here in the city. More »

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The Scottish Play’s The Thing

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Yesterday afternoon Kirsten and I successfully made it to NYC from Stockholm and we were greeted with a lot of HEAT and HUMIDITY. I’m not kidding, y’all … it’s kinda miserable. Thankfully, our hotel room has a very powerful air conditioning system so we managed to cool off and stay cool … er, that is until we left the room for the night. Kirst and I have been talking about seeing a Broadway show so I decided to let her choose since I’ve pretty much seen everything that I wanted to see this season. She was interested in seeing Alan Cumming‘s one-man performance of Macbeth and because I loved the show so much when I saw it last April, I was happy to see it again. We managed to score 5th row center seats and … away we went! More »

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Theater Review: ‘Macbeth’

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My Thursday here in NYC was another glorious one for me and my friends … the weather? Amazing! We had an absolute blast yesterday. The early part of the day was spent walking around the city, the latter part of the day was spent on Broadway again. I always try to see at least a couple of shows when I come to NYC and last night was show #2. Tamar and I met up with Ashley and Steve at the Barrymore Theater to see Alan Cumming perform a one-man show production of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth. I mean … the show was phenomenal! I’ve seen many amazing productions of Macbeth but this one is probably the best of the bunch … it is absolutely the most impressive version of the play I’ve ever seen. It was just … wow. More »

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Britney Spears Goes Back To Blonde, Visits Las Vegas

In N Out

When last we saw photos of our dear Britney Spears she was rockin’ that hot brunette look. But, alas, it looks like Britney grew tired of her darker locks and decided to go back to blonde. Britney unveiled her new/old blonde look in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Britney spent her Friday night at the One Drop performance by Cirque du Soleil … and she caught a bit of Shania Twain‘s LV show before she flew back home to SoCal. Check out a photo of Brit Brit in Sin City with her peeps below. More »

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An Amy Winehouse Play Will Premiere In January

Brought To You By The Danish Royal Theatre

For fans of Amy Winehouse this may or may not be good news. A theatre company in Copenhagen is working on a play on the life, times, and music of the late Amy Winehouse. Posthumous works can be tricky, depending on who is (and who is not involved). So far, Amy Winehouse‘s family is not involved in this production and we know they’ve voiced concerns in the past over tributes to Amy, like that Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show back in January. Click inside to learn more about the upcoming show.

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Getting ‘Delusion’al

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Last night I met up with a group of friends to pay a visit to a haunted mansion here in LA for the express purpose of having the BEJESUS scared out of us. We attended a performance of Delusion: The Blood Rite. The experience is a bit theater, a bit haunted house, wholly terrifying and lots of fun. Much like the immersive theater experience of Sleep No More in NYC, Delusion pulls YOU into the storyline … in varying horrifying yet very fun ways. You aren’t allowed to take photos inside the house but I did snap some photos outside before we got the crap scared out of us :) Check out some of the fun below. More »

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