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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »