Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Musical Theatre Treasure Judy Kuhn Chats With Socialite Life About All Things Sondheim And ‘Fun Home’

October 2nd, 2015 // Leave a Comment
Judy Kuhn

You may not immediately recognize the name Judy Kuhn, but you’re sure to remember her voice.

This stage veteran and 4-time Tony Award nominee was also the singing voice of Pocahontas in the classic Disney animated feature (and its sequel). She was recently nominated for a Tony for her role in the musical Fun Home and shared the stage with Broadway legend Chita Rivera in the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit.

Judy is joining some of Broadway’s best-known stars, including James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) to pay tribute to one of American musical theater’s greatest composers, Stephen Sondheim. The gala, a benefit the Women’s Association of NJPAC, is being held on October 3rd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. We were able to chat with Ms. Kuhn about her illustrious stage career and what Sondheim means to her. Read More »

Just Because: Zachary Quinto And Boyfriend Miles McMillan Are Cute In NYC And Giving Us Some Serious Couple Envy

September 28th, 2015 // Leave a Comment

Oh Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan, how I’ve missed you guys being perfect.

The very adorable couple was spotted in New York City yesterday, enjoying a stroll in the fall weather while walking their dogs. Come on Zachary, why you gotta be on your phone? You’re ruining this really adorable Kodak moment.

Also, can you guys believe that Zachary and Miles have been dating for more than two years? They did have kind of a weird start, since Zachary moved on very quickly from ex-boyfriend Jonathan Groff to MilesRead More »

Just Because: Adorable Couple Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black Enjoy A Date Night At The Opening Of ‘Kinky Boots’

September 15th, 2015 // Leave a Comment
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Well glad to see these two are still going strong.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black hit the red carpet in London for an evening of theatre at the opening night of Kinky Boots. They didn’t get as matchy matchy as we’ve seen them be before, which kind of made me sad. Remember the double denim date? That was one of my favorites.

But they did pose with international treasure Cyndi Lauper (she wrote the music for Kinky Boots), so I guess that makes up for it.  Read More »

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
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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 // Leave a 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 »