Odds & Ends: Streisand on Streep, More Names for Crazy For You Concert & More


Odds & Ends: Streisand on Streep, More Names for Crazy For You Concert & More
  1. Odds & Ends: Streisand on Streep, More Names for Crazy For You Concert & More
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    Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Barbra Streisand Quotes Sondheim at Her Dentist We’ve all heard countless takes on Meryl Streep’s impassioned plea for empathy in the Trump era at the Golden Globes, but let’s not kid ourselves: we were all just waiting to hear what Barbra Streisand had to say. The showbiz icon called into Hardball—while having her teeth cleaned—to express her support for the three-time Oscar winner.…
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Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Barbra Streisand Quotes Sondheim at Her Dentist
We’ve all heard countless takes on Meryl Streep’s impassioned plea for empathy in the Trump era at the Golden Globes, but let’s not kid ourselves: we were all just waiting to hear what Barbra Streisand had to say. The showbiz icon called into Hardball—while having her teeth cleaned—to express her support for the three-time Oscar winner. “Children will listen. I sang that in a song once,” Streisand said of the impact of the President-Elect’s words, citing Into the Woods. “They will see. And they will learn.” In case you’ve forgotten, Streep received an Oscar nomination for singing that, too. Take a look at the clip below.


Crazy for You Adds 30 Rock Favorites
Two NBC jokesters are heading to the New York stage for one night only. Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock and off-Broadway alum Rachel Dratch and 30 Rock standout Jack McBrayer have joined the cast of Manhattan Concert Productions’ upcoming presentation of Crazy for You. The two will play British tourists Patricia and Eugene Fodor alongside the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes and Harry Groener. The concert event, directed and choreographed by the original Broadway production’s choreographer Susan Stroman (before she had five Tonys), is set for February 19.

La La Land Leads BAFTA Nominations
After sweeping the Golden Globes, La La Land is poised to lead the pack across the pond. The movie musical is up 11 BAFTA Awards. Also receiving a nod is Tony winner Viola Davis, who just earned a Golden Globe for her performance in Fences. As reported earlier, Lucas Hedges (soon to be off-Broadway in Yen) and former Billy Elliot star Tom Holland are up for the Rising Star Award. The London ceremony is set for February 12. Nominations for the PGA Awards were announced today as well; both La La Land and Fences are up were recognized by the Producers Guild of America. Winners will be announced at the January 28 ceremony. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the Oscar nomination, coming January 24.

Sheen Center Announces Upcoming Season
The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture has announced its spring 2017 season, beginning with the New York…

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    01.23 / 02:06 theatermania.com
    A computer game comes to life in this new play from This Is Us producer Bekah…
  2. Interviews: Hedwig's Euan Morton on Kissing Nonagenarians and Fooling Potter Fans Across the U.S.

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    01.22 / 05:18 theatermania.com
    The Taboo Tony nominee is learning life lessons on the big stages of America's "Wicked Little…
  3. When the Shoe Fits, Dance In It

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    01.21 / 06:42 arts.gov
    When the Shoe Fits, Dance In ItJanuary 9, 2017Ever since 1796 when choreographer and inventor Charles Didelot attached wires to French dancers so they could skim the stage before actually leaving it, ballet dancers have tried to…
  4. Interviews: Because of Winn-Dixie Scribe Nell Benjamin on Writing for Dogs and Strong Girls of All Ages

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    01.21 / 05:23 theatermania.com
    With Mean Girls on the horizon and Legally Blonde in the past, Benjamin's youngest female protagonist doles out unique…
  5. Cate Blanchett Opens in ‘The Present’ on Broadway: A Gift That’s Not So Giving – REVIEW

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    01.21 / 01:10 towleroad.com
    As the curtain rises on The Present, Cate Blanchett is pointing a pistol at the audience. Given that the play, which opened on Broadway last night at the Barrymore, is adapted from Anton Chekhov, the presence of a gun is no surprise. What’s more surp… Read The post Cate Blanchett Opens in ‘The Present’ on Broadway: A Gift That’s Not So Giving – REVIEW appeared first on Towle…
  6. Interview: Alain Guiraudie on ‘Staying Vertical’, Writer’s Block, and Our Obsession with Youth

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    01.20 / 23:09 stagebuddy.com
    Léo (Damien Bonnard), the hero of Alain Guiraudie’s Staying Vertical is a lost man. When we first meet him he is driving aimlessly seemingly looking for purpose. He thinks he finds it when he discovers the beautiful young Yoan (Basile Meilleurat) on a country road, and since he’s a screenwriter, offers to turn him into a movie star. When the young man refuses him, Léo keeps driving and meets Marie (India Hair) a shepherdess with whom he becomes romantically involved. But Léo is tryi…
  7. Theater News: Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph New Work by Keenan Scott II

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    01.20 / 22:39 theatermania.com
    Thoughts of a Colored Man on a Day When the Sun Set Too Early will run in…
  8. Odds & Ends: This Is Us Star Chrissy Metz Set for Fat Pig Benefit Reading, Pinocchio Musical Heads to London & More

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    01.20 / 22:01 www.broadway.com
    Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Chrissy Metz Tapped for Fat Pig Benefit Reading Chrissy Metz, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout performance in This Is Us, will headline a benefit reading of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig for MCC Theater. The one-night-only event, which will feature a new ending from the playwright, is set for March 5 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. MCC presented…
  9. Get Cast in These 4 (Paying!) Music Video Gigs

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    01.20 / 20:35 www.backstage.com
    This week’s roundup of casting notices is intent on fulfilling your dreams of becoming a video vixen. Below, we have four music video gigs, all of which are paid! See if there’s a role for you.  “GIRL FROM BRAZIL”“Girl From Brazil” is casting its title character for a shoot slated for Jan. 23–28 in New York City. The video seeks a female talent aged 28–38 as she is followed through her NYC apartment while getting ready for the day.…
  10. Enchanted April/Enchanted April (February 9 – February 26)

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    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents: Enchanted April By Matthew Barber, from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim February 9 – 26, 2017 This delightful romantic comedy based on the beloved novel comes to the FAC for the first time, following 500 critically-acclaimed productions worldwide. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and post-WWI society, […
  11. Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Top 10 Oh, Hello Guests Should Come to Broadway?

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    01.20 / 17:07 www.broadway.com
    The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. It's the end of a tuna-tastic era! After extending twice on the Great White Way and recouping its investment, Oh, Hello is set to close on Broadway on January 22. Bespectacled geezers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (a.k.a. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) invited loads of guests to the…
  12. Julia Cho Receives 2017 Will Glickman Award

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    01.20 / 16:33 americantheatre.org
    She is recognized for her play 'Aubergine,' which premiered at Berkeley…
  13. Yes, We Believe in Life After Love! Lesli Margherita, Lena Hall & Jillian Mueller Led a Reading of the Cher Musical

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    01.20 / 16:31 www.broadway.com
    If we could turn back time, we would have front row seats to this reading! According to The New York Post, this week marked the first official read-through of the Cher musical, and Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Jillian Mueller (Bye Bye Birdie) played three incarnations of the pop icon. Jarrod Spector (Beautiful) took on Sonny Bono, the music superstar's late first husband and longtime performing partner. As previously reported,…
  14. 7 Times the Obamas Showed They’re Major Dance Lovers

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    01.20 / 15:47 dancemagazine.com
    President and First Lady Obama are leaving the White House today, having made history in many ways. But we’ll remember them most for being the danciest presidential couple ever. As we say goodbye, we’re looking back on some of their best dance moments.   When they tried to do the “Thriller” dance on Halloween. (Okay, so ... More » The post 7 Times the Obamas Showed They’re Major Dance Lovers appeared first on Dance M…
  15. Photo Flash: John Legend and More Welcome August Wilson's Jitney to Broadway

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    01.20 / 15:18 theatermania.com
    Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs the drama, which stars John Douglas Thompson, Brandon J. Dirden, and…
  16. A groundbreaking Roe at Arena Stage (review)

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    01.20 / 15:04 dctheatrescene.com
    The opening night of Lisa Loomer’s Roe was the evening of January 18—a mere two days before the inauguration of a President who now unifies the federal government under a party that places its hostility to abortion rights front and center. When combined with the Republican dominance in state governments across the country, the threat […] The post A groundbreaking Roe at Arena Stage (review) appeared first on DC Theatre Sce…
  17. Theater Buff: ‘Big River”s Andrew Cristi

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    01.20 / 14:09 thebroadwayblog.com
    Every month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out editor Matthew Wexler’s questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. We’re sailing downriver this month with Andrew Cristi, who will be appearing in the New York City Center Encore! production of Big River. It’s been more than 30 years since [……
  18. 'The Present': Theater Review

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    01.20 / 14:00 hollywoodreporter.com
    Richard Roxburgh plays a philandering schoolteacher and Cate Blanchett the love that slipped through his fingers in 'The Present,' Andrew Upton's post-perestroika update of Chekhov's first play, which comes to Broadway from Sydney Theatre Company. read…
  19. Review: Jitney

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    01.20 / 02:25 theatermania.com
    August Wilson's 1979 play comes to Broadway, completing his epic century…
  20. ABC Begins Casting on New Reba McEntire–Starring Pilot

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    01.19 / 23:07 www.backstage.com
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