Preview: The Book of Mormon – God's Favorite Musical
The last time I saw a Broadway show was when I second-acted Rent (man, they really didn't want to pay their rent). Which is why I was so excited to see an amazing 30 minute preview of the first Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone in... [Read More]
 
Image of Preview: South Parks Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon Broadway musical
Preview: South Parks Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon Broadway musical
In just a short, 20-minute preview, “The Book of Mormon” is a little unorthodox, patently offensive and despite the dire straits, very very funny. The trio juggled which nation to set the story in, from Somalia, Haiti or even post-Katrina New Orleans, just somewhere “very different from Salt Lake City.” “Like, Did God forget this place?” Parker explains, adding that nothing challenges one’s belief system like “the worst stuff on Earth.” Though the team is still hammering out kinks in the writing... [Read More]
 
Vogue Reveals The Book of Mormon's "Dirty Little Secret"
Over at Vogue.com, they've got a great piece about the color red, which is totally in right now. I hope you're not wearing blue, because if you are, you look like a total shithead. Luckily they've got another article on financing your ... [Read More]
 
Image of Groundbreaking One Man Show -  Mike DeStefano's  "Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy" | CringeHumor
Groundbreaking One Man Show - Mike DeStefano's "Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy" | CringeHumor
New York, NY – Cringe Humor Entertainment is pleased to announce today the production of Mike DeStefano’s new one man show Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy. A finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and the critically acclaimed author of Bada Bing, Bada Buddha will debut with a preview week of shows on February 7, 2011 at the Producer’s Club Theater in New York City. [Read More]
 
Image of HBO's buzz on airing Pee-wee Herman's Broadway show
HBO's buzz on airing Pee-wee Herman's Broadway show
Back in 1981, HBO put Pee-wee Herman on the pop-culture map by airing his first stage production from Los Angeles. Now that Pee-wee's 2010 comeback has come completely full circle with a successful Broadway run, the pay-cable network will be broadcasting his new take on the Playhouse, three decades later. [Read More]
 
Image of Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short" Extends Run through Feb. 5 | NY Times
Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short" Extends Run through Feb. 5 | NY Times
“Long Story Short,” the comedian Colin Quinn’s satirical history of the world, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, has been extended. The show began previews on Oct. 22, opened on Nov. 9, and was originally scheduled to close on Jan. 8. It will now run at the Helen Hayes Theater through Feb. 5. [Read More]
 
Image of We attended Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short" (review) | Shecky Magazine
We attended Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short" (review) | Shecky Magazine
"Quinn didn’t have to change his style to suit the venue. He still uses the rapid-fire delivery, the sarcasm, the throwaway lines, the swearing (strategically placed F-words)– it’s standup comedy and lots of it, and not some sort of actorly exercise. Quinn doesn’t work up any tears or try to evoke any kind of moments fraught with meaning or try to deliver any heavy messages. At one point, he even busted a couple for coming in late! It’s an hour and fifteen of standup in a fancy setting. " [Read More]
 
Dane Cook heading to Broadway
Dane Cook is joining the ranks of other top-name comedians heading to Broadway. Producers today announced that Cook will co-star in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, planned to debut this coming spring. The play centers around a young guy who strikes up a... [Read More]
 
Image of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's 'Book of Mormon' Announces Cast and Designers | NY Times
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's 'Book of Mormon' Announces Cast and Designers | NY Times
“The Book of Mormon,” the first Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of “South Park,” has found its Mormons. Josh Gad, a correspondent on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” and Andrew Rannells (“Jersey Boys”) will play Elders Cunningham and Price, “a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get,” as described in a press release. Other cast members include Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley and Michael Pott... [Read More]
 
Colin Quinn Cares About Broadway Cares
After the curtain came down at Long Story Short, Colin Quinn is pictured here at his theater's exit bravely fighting AIDS as he busks for loose change for Broadway Cares, a nonprofit organization that raises and distributes money for AIDS/HIV ini... [Read More]