Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Watch And Enjoy As Darren Criss And Aaron Tveit Give Us Their Rendition ‘Take Me Or Leave Me’ From Rent

August 28th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
Darren Criss and Aaron Tveit Elise Fest Take Me or Leave Me

Was there some kind of memo sent out today saying hot dudes have to do adorable things together?

First we had Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton exchanging Harry Potter insults, and now we have Darren Criss and Aaron Tveit singing Rent. All in all you guys, this feel like a pretty good day.

Darren and Aaron (hah, it rhymes) got together for a little Skype session to help promote Elsie Fest, which is basically a Coachella for musical theatre, aka, the only music festival I want to go to right now.  Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’ Opens To Glowing Reviews For The Actor, But Less Glowing For The Show

August 26th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
Benedict Vs. Tom
Benedict Cumberbatch & Tom Hiddleston
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Isn’t that just the worst? You’re giving the performance of a lifetime, but the rest of it just isn’t working.

That seems to be the predicament Benedict Cumberbatch has found himself in with his London production of Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. After last night’s opening, pretty much all the critics praised Benedict’s Hamlet.

The Guardian has a great roundup of all the reviews from last night, with the The Guardian‘s own review being my absolute favorite.  Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Proves He Truly Is The Best As He Signs Autographs For Excited Fans After ‘Hamlet’

August 13th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
Benedict's 'Sherlock' Skills
Benedict Cumberbatch On 'Sesame Street'
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Let me tell you, as an avid theatergoer there is nothing more upsetting than when you go see a show specifically for an actor in said show, and that actor is totally not willing to come hang out at the stage door.

Getting an autographs, maybe photos and telling actors you love them is a time honored theatrical tradition, which is why I assume Benedict Cumberbatch started doing it after the last few performances of Hamlet.

Look at all those excited people!  Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Very Politely Asking You To Be A Courteous Theatergoer And Not Film His ‘Hamlet’

August 10th, 2015 // 1 Comment
Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet Theatre
Please, please, please! Listen to Benedict Cumberbatch
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Benedict Cumberbatch At 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Premiere
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Why it’s so hard for people to be courteous and respectful theatergoers, I will never understand.

But hopefully this plea from Benedict Cumberbatch will get everyone thinking. After a preview performance of Hamlet in London Saturday night, Benedict popped by the stage door to ask his fans to please spread the word that using a recording device during the show is highly distracting.

Saturday’s show had to stop twice due to technical difficulties–nothing to worry about, that’s what previews are for–and when they came back again a second time, the red lights from one of the cameras threw off Benedict’s Hamlet-grooveRead More »

Just Because: Taye Diggs Hits The Broadway Stage In A Pair Of Short Shorts For ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

July 23rd, 2015 // Leave a Comment

Well he hit the stage in a lot more clothing, but this was the end result.

Taye Diggs officially the title role in in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch last night. Come on Taye, you had to wait until after I left New York to once again grace the stage with your presence? How very rude.

But at least we have these photos to stare at. Taye looked incredibly excited during his curtain call to be bowing with all that makeup and those short shorts.  Read More »

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Nerdy For His Musical Theatre Debut In ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

July 2nd, 2015 // Leave a Comment

“Suddenly Seymourrrrrrrrrrr! Is standing beside youuuuuuuuu!” Oops, sorry guys. Got distracted by Jake Gyllenhaal singing in Little Shop of Horrors.

But I mean, can you blame me? The actor made his musical theatre debut last night in the the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Jake channeled his inner nerdy, floral shop worker alongside the show’s original Audrey, Ellen Greene and Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam as Orin Scrivello, the evil dentist. Basically, it was a night to be remembered.  Read More »

Darren Criss Apologizes To Caitlyn Jenner For Offensive Words During ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

June 26th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
Darren Criss and Caitlyn Jenner
25 Darren Criss Gifs
Darren Criss as Blaine
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When you go see a show like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, you go in knowing that at least some of it is going to overtly shocking.

Sometimes though, it can go from shocking to offensive very quickly, which is what happened during Tuesday night’s performance when current Hedwig Darren Criss joked about Caitlyn Jenner‘s transition in a way that some patrons thought was distasteful.

Luckily, Darren has realized the error of his ways and apologized today on Facebook.  Read More »

Bradley Cooper, Joe Manganiello, Neil Patrick Harris And The Hottest Men Of The 2015 Tony Awards

June 8th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
French With Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper Speaks French
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Was your happy bone twitching last night? Do you know why? Because last night was the 2015 Tony Awards! And, as per usual, it was fantastic.

Hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming were excellent, the shows that performed really gave it their all and in the end Tony history was made when Fun Home–the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist and the first show written entirely by women–took home the top prizes.

All in all, it was a very good night.  Read More »