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Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer Win Olivier Awards for West End Debuts

With a still relatively fresh Oscar nomination, Paul Mescal has added to his fast-growing haul of accolades by winning his first Olivier Award. On the biggest night for the British stage, the Aftersun star won the best actor honor for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Rebecca Frecknall’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named […]

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” Exhibition Debuts in Los Angeles

The strikethrough is a typographical choice that commands attention; it demands that you notice it to the temporary dismissal of everything else around it. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering painting prodigy who rose to great acclaim before his untimely death in 1988 at age 27, used this device on his canvases intentionally. In fact, for a […]

Millie Bobby Brown to Release Debut Novel ‘Nineteen Steps’ in September

Millie Bobby Brown is adding published author to her resume. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Friday that the Stranger Things and Enola Holmes star’s debut novel Nineteen Steps will publish this September. Nineteen Steps is a historical novel inspired by the actress’s own family history with Brown’s grandmother Ruth having survived the Bethnal Green […]

‘Smash’ Musical Plans to Come to Broadway in the 2024-2025 Season

Smash is getting one step closer to Broadway. A musical adaptation of the NBC television series, also entitled Smash, is now slated to open on Broadway in the 2024-2025 season, producers Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Steven Spielberg said Wednesday. The production has tapped Susan Stroman, the Tony Award-winning director of The Producers, who is […]

Danny DeVito to Star in ‘I Need That’ on Broadway in October

Danny DeVito will make his return to Broadway this fall with the new play I Need That. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and written by Theresa Rebeck, the show will receive its world premiere at the American Airlines Theatre this October, the Roundabout Theatre announced Tuesday. More details on the creative team, dates and ticketing […]

Mike Faist, Lucas Hedges to Star in Stage Adaptation of ‘Brokeback Mountain’

A stage adaptation of Brokeback Mountain will come to the West End this spring, starring Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges.  The adaptation, which calls itself “a new play with music,” is based on Annie Proulx’s short story, which was later adapted into the 2005 film. The stage version was written by Ashley Robinson and features […]

L.A.’s Hammer Museum Reopens With 40,000 Square Feet of New Gallery Space

“For so long we’ve been kind of a hidden gem,” says Connie Butler, chief curator of the Hammer Museum, which opened in 1990 at the base of an office building in Westwood. In the more than three decades since, the Hammer has gained an international reputation for its talked-about contemporary art shows and culture-shifting programming, […]

Stephen Sondheim’s Final Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall

Stephen Sondheim’s final musical will have its world premiere in New York this fall.  The musical, which was formerly known as Square One and is now titled Here We Are, is inspired by two Luis Buñuel films, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Exterminating Angel. Joe Mantello (Wicked, Assassins) directs the musical, which […]

Paris Hilton Reveals Why ‘South Park’ “Upset” Her, Pretending to Vote for Donald Trump in New Memoir 

In Paris: The Memoir, model, “OG” influencer, media personality, entrepreneur and mother Paris Hilton shares details behind some of her most public — and private — moments while living as a Hollywood-adjacent hotel heiress. It’s a look behind the curtain of the 2000s reality star and tabloid princess’ life that focuses on her time at a series […]

Rolly Crump, Famed Disneyland Designer, Dies at 93

Rolly Crump, the pioneering Walt Disney Imagineer who helped design It’s a Small World, the Enchanted Tiki Room, The Haunted Mansion and other attractions for Disneyland, has died. He was 93. Crump died Sunday at his home in Carlsbad, California, his family announced. “Rolly and his family would like to thank the fans for supporting […]

‘A Doll’s House’ Theater Review: Jessica Chastain Blazes in Intensely Intimate Take on Ibsen Classic

Arian Moayed also stars in Amy Herzog’s century-straddling adaptation, given an audaciously minimalist Broadway production by Jamie Lloyd.

How Lewberger Harnessed Their Live Performance and Social Media Savvy to Stage ‘The Wizard of Friendship’

When it comes to creating buzzy online content for their hundreds of thousands of followers, the Lewberger trio — Keith Habersberger, Alex Lewis and Hughie Stone Fish — are mavericks. Formed in 2016, the comedy music group has become a poster child for how to be successful in the social media age, and increasingly among fervid […]

‘Three Sisters,’ Starring Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac, “Indefinitely Postponed” Off-Broadway

The Off-Broadway production of Three Sisters starring Oscar Isaac and Greta Gerwig has been indefinitely postponed.  The production was originally meant to run as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 2019-2020 season, but was delayed by the theatrical shutdown. The production had been announced as part of the East Village theater’s 2022-2023 season, but the […]

Bozoma Saint John Recalls Asking for God’s Help With “Résumé Mess” Before Landing Job With Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine

Over the years, Bozoma Saint John has ascended the ranks at Pepsi, Uber, Apple Music and Endeavor, ultimately landing in the C-suite as head of marketing at Netflix (before leaving in March 2022). But, as she writes in her new memoir, The Urgent Life: My Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, she did so without […]

Lea Michele Extends Broadway Run Through Final Performance of ‘Funny Girl’

Lea Michele will play Fanny Brice through the end of Funny Girl’s run on Broadway.  The Broadway production will play its final performance Sept. 3. In addition to Michele, Ramin Karimloo, who plays Nick Arnstein, Tovah Feldshuh, who plays Fanny’s mother, Mrs. Brice, and Jared Grimes, who plays Eddie Ryan, will remain with the production […]

Broadway’s ‘Back to the Future’ Musical Finds Its Marty McFly

Casey Likes will return to Broadway this summer as Marty McMcFly in Back to the Future: the Musical.  Likes comes to the role, made famous by Michael J. Fox, after making his Broadway debut as William Miller in the new musical Almost Famous this fall. Outside of the theater world, Miller stars as Gene Simmons […]