Archive for the Theater Category

Jake Gyllenhaal Is Headed For The New York Stage

(Off) Broadway Bound

Head’s up New Yorkers, our dear Jake Gyllenhaal is going to be making his NYC stage debut this week! Altho this new project is off Broadway, it’s a good sign that Jakey poo is serious about his acting career in that he is now looking to make the transition from screen actor to stage actor. Jake is featured in a new article in The New York Times and, as you can read below, Jake‘s desire to appear on the theatrical stage has been a longtime coming. Click below to learn more about Jake‘s new off Broadway show If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet and learn when YOU can see him in action, in person. More »

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Theater Review: ‘Streep Tease’

The TV Guide

Last night I met up with Darion, Loy, Sebastian and some of their friends for a night of theater, laughter and merriment in Hollywood and I am pleased to report that we enjoyed a very full night of the aforementioned. Darion suggested that we see a production titled Streep Tease, which is a show that features monologues from Meryl Streep films all performed by men. Obvs, I was very interested in seeing this brilliant show. Afterward, we made our way to St. Felix in Hollywood for some aftershow food and drink. Read on to hear what I think of Streep Tease. More »

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Watch: These Chicago Artists Are Using Hip-Hop And Theatre To Change The Game

Hip-Hop For Change!
Chi-Town Stand Up!

Forget about that Luv Dem Strippers video we just saw the other day– some Hip-Hop can actually change the world. Now y’all know I love me some trap music, but I also love, love, love when people actually use their art for something other than a stack of singles at King Of Diamonds! LuvyaWeezy. My roommate from Sarah Lawrence just put me on to GOOD Maker, a site that’s kind of like Kickstarter, but community members vote on different art projects that are designed to meet a specific challenge. Turning Points is an absolutely brilliant challenge that encourages people to come up with art-based projects that will positively affect their community. My vote is going to these guys in the video; The Stone Soup Theatre Project and Animate Objects are collaborating on an ensemble performance about local heroes who transformed their lives and became community leaders. The $5,000 grant would fund the project and allow them to do crazy, sexy, hip-hop, artsy things for da kids. Ummm I went to art school and it changed my life so yeah, please give them this money, lol! Shouts-out to Animate Objects; you can learn more about them here and check out their GOOD Maker campaign here!

#HipHopFTW!

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Here Are Five Things Trent Didn’t Tell You About Our Love Fest Night Out

Ish Got Real!

Yesterday Trent gave you guys a few deets about our night out on the town. He was so right to describe the night as magical– it totally was! You should have seen the faux-ish jealousy all over the love of my life’s face. Awesomeness. But it was a special night for me because I got to actually hang with Trent outside of the world of G-Mail Chat. Here are a few fun facts I had to share with ya’ll. Enjoy!
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Theater Review: ‘Potted Potter’

The TV Guide

Potted Potter is described as the Unauthorized Harry Experience that gives the audience a very fun, very clever, somewhat interactive overview of all 7 Harry Potter books in just 70 minutes. In addition to a fun run thru the books is the inclusion of a full game of Quidditch midway thru the show. This news alone made it essential that I see this off Broadway show. I’m very glad that I managed to sneak in a chance to see the show because it’s a really great experience for any and ALL Harry Potter fans. More »

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‘Sleep’ Walking With Shakespeare . . . And Shannon

The TV Guide

Last night was fun, y’all. It was my first official hang session with our amazing PITNB writer Shannon and we had an absolute blast. This trip is my first chance to hang out with Shannon socially so I tried to make sure we had a fun night. I took Shannon to see the amazing immersive theater production Sleep No More (it was my 8th visit) after a quick dinner date at El Centro for margaritas and Mexican food. A magical night was had, I can assure you. Click below to see some fun photos. More »

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Heidi Klum Learns How To Train Dragons

Does Her Hat Make You Horny, Baby?

Heidi Klum can wear anything … from the simplest casual outfits, to the most glamorous red carpet gowns … to absolutely no clothing at all. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Heidi can also rock a viking outfit like nobody can. Heidi was on hand for a special performance of the new show How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY and she got all appropriately dolled up for the occasion. Check out photos of Heidi and her new dragon friend below. More »

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First Look: Bradley Cooper Stars In ‘The Elephant Man’

In Previews

Last Spring it was reported that Bradley Cooper would be starring in a new Broadway production of the 1977 play The Elephant Man. Today we get our first look at Cooper in character as Joseph Merrick (more commonly known as the Elephant Man) as previews for the play get underway in Massachusetts. This new production of the play will run at the Williamstown Theatre in Williamstown, MA through this weekend when it will then move to Broadway. Curious to see Bradley Cooper’s take on the character? Check out the photos below. More »

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Newly Single Katie Holmes Is Going Back To Broadway

The Play's the Thing

Now that Katie Holmes has successfully extricated herself from the grip of soon-to-be ex husband Tom Cruise, it’s time for her to get down to business and get back to work. Today we learn that Katie‘s first new project since her split from Tom will be a Broadway play. Holmes has signed on to star in a new Broadway production titled Dead Accounts. Click below to learn more. More »

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The 2012 Tony Awards Are Handed Out

Best Of Broadway And Beyond

Last night here in New York City was the 66th annual Tony Awards. The Beacon Theatre rolled out their red carpet for Broadway’s biggest night and Neil Patrick Harris hosted for the third time. If you didn’t catch the TV broadcast, we have the full list of winners and some other details and pics from the night. Also watch a video of the wonderful Neil Patrick Harris give his closing recap performance, and the equally incredible Hugh Jackman accept his Special Tony Award… More »

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