The “Great Comet” is getting a new star.
Okieriete Onaodowan, who played Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” will succeed the pop singer Josh Groban as Pierre this summer in the musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.” The casting choice is striking. It reflects a…Read More…
Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2.
Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Penny is loyal to a fault, single and idolizes Staci. Although plagued by a myriad of health concerns and unusual issues, she would never miss a day of work because her job and her relationship with Staci are her everything.
Fanelli is Todd Mitchell, Jimmy’s childhood best friend. Todd doesn’t have a clear cut position on Nightcap besides being Jimmy’s oldest friend, but…Read More…
It’s no secret that FOX has been knocking it out of the park with high-quality comedies for a few years now. Between Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Last Man On Earth the network has assembled a wrecking crew of hilarious shows anchoring their comedy programming — and will soon be adding another show to their ranks. The Mick aims to bring the profane, irreverent attitude that star Kaitlin Olson perfected on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to network television — but she’s not the only TV veteran in the cast. If you’ve been paying attention to television in the past few years, chances are you’ve seen Sofia Black-D’Elia, the actor playing Sabrina on The Mick, before.
Black-D’Elia may seem young, but...Read More…
Christina Brucato has landed a recurring role on the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. She’ll play the role of Lily Stein, a character introduced in tonight’s The Flash crossover “Invasion” episode.
Brucato joins Legends stars Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Amy Pemberton, Matt Letscher and Maisie Richardson-Sellers in the series from Berlanti TV and Warner Bros. TV.
Brucato was most recently seen playing Young Lolly on…Read More…
Mamoudou Athie has joined Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford in Larson’s directorial debut film Unicorn Store. Based on an original screenplay by Samantha McIntyre, the comedy centers on a woman (Larson) who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. Athie will play Virgil, a Home Depot employee who falls in love with…Read More…
Fox has added two pivotal cast members to “24: Legacy,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Veronica Cartwright (“Alien,” “The Birds”) and Laith Nakli (“The Visitor”) have both been cast in the “24” revival, which debuts midseason on Fox.
Cartwright has joined as a series regular. She will play Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan’s (Jimmy Smits) mother. Described as well-heeled and connected, the character is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life.
Nakli, in a recurring role, will portray one of the series’ bad guys. His character Kusuma is a battle-hardened…Read More…
Kristine Froseth has been cast as the female lead in Jeff Davis’ TNT drama pilot Let the Right One In, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about Henry, a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic vampire, Eli (Froseth), who appears to be near his age. Thin and pale, Eli’s actual age is unknown. Lonely and friendless (for obvious reasons), Eli lands in an apartment building in Vermont…Read More…
While Jamal (Jussie Smollett) did get shot in Empire’s penultimate episode last season, at least he’s gaining a super attractive new love interest at the beginning of season 3.
EW can exclusively reveal that actor Juan Antonio (Murder in the First) will play Philip, a military vet, who runs a PTSD support group Jamal attends. Says Smollett, “It’s someone that for the first time, gives no f—s about his fame. Could not care less and…Read More…
The Collective NY‘s 4th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival Returns with 10 Original Plays. September 14 – 25, 2016.
The Collective was started by studio graduates years ago and has continued to be a home for actors, writers and directors. These graduates include their founding members Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Robert Z Grant, Mike Houston, Victoria Dicce and many more in their ensemble. Unlike many companies that have short lives, the Collective has thrived – producing several shows over the years and receiving critical acclaim for their work. Most importantly, they have made theater not only worth watching, but also affordable with their NO EMPTY SEATS campaign.
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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will launch its 2016-17 season September 9-18 with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita, created in collaboration with the Franklin-based Studio Tenn Theatre Company.
Eden Espinosa, who has been seen on Broadway in Brooklyn and Wicked, will star in the title role with Ben Crawford as Che.
Evita, which premiered as a two-LP recording starring Julie Covington (Eva) and Colm Wilkinson (Che), features a score by Lloyd Webber (music) and Rice (lyrics). Hal Prince staged both the original London and New York productions of the musical, which made stars of Elaine Paige (in London) and Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone (on Broadway). The score…Read More…