'Hat,' With Chris Rock, Extends Its Broadway Run
“The ___________ With the Hat” is extending its run on Broadway. Press representatives for that Stephen Adly Guirgis play, about the intertwined lives of a former drug dealer struggling with sobriety, his girlfriend, his cousin, his sponsor and the sponsor’s wife, said that it will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater through July 17; it was previously scheduled to end its run on June 25. [Read More]
A Book Of Mormon Movie Is Pretty Much Inevitable
Tickets for The Book of Mormon are both expensive and difficult to come by, with the Broadway show sold out well into the summer already. But it sounds like it'll get much easier to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone's super-popular musical, at least on a long enough timeline, as they've been discussing... [Read More]
Back in football pads, comedian Bill Dawes plays Paul Hornung in Broadway
Dawes plays NFL Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in the Broadway production of Lombardi, which stars Dan Lauria as the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers and Judith Light as his wife. With more than 200 shows under their belts, Dawes says they've got the longest-running Broadway play right now. [Read More]
Theater Review: 'The ___________ With the Hat': A Love Not at a Loss for Words | NY Times
"For much of the play the power belongs to Ralph, who wields phrases like “the cycle of self-sabotage” in the style of a pistol-twirling gunslinger. As a professional stand-up seducer (which even insult comics have to be), Mr. Rock fits the part effortlessly. (You can easily imagine Ralph as a spellbinder when he testifies at support group meetings.) And Ralph’s straightforward confidence makes his logic-twisting all the more disarming. " [Read More]
Colin Quinn Long Story Short Premiers on HBO Saturday
Colin Quinn brings his smash one-man Broadway show to HBO when COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT debuts this Saturday. Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City in February, COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT showcases the comedianʼs keen observations in an uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behavior with the rise and fall of empires. Quinn contrasts grocery shopping with territorial disputes, Platoʼs cave allegory with the World Economic Forum, ... [Read More]
Chris Rock is ready to rock Broadway | CBS News profile
"When you're a comedian... people have an automatic opinion about you - especially if you use profanity in your work," said Rock. "Like, you don't curse at your kids, like 'Pass the MF cereal!' People think that's what you are sometimes." [Read More]
Colin Quinn: Finding comfort in chaos
There’s no hope for mankind. We’re all doomed and there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s time we just face that truth. And the truth is hilarious. At least it is in the hands of comedian Colin Quinn, who, with his Broadway s... [Read More]
Comedian Mike Birbiglia nominated for theater award
I love seeing comedians getting recognition in less stand-up-focused realms – it’s like the real world acknowledges there’s cool shit happening in the weird, wild world of comedy. So we have good news today from the Off-Broadway League: Mike Birbigli... [Read More]
Comedy Central to release album version of Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk with Me”
Comedian Mike Birbiglia is currently performing his one-man show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend off-Broadway. But Birbigs-heads will know the stand-up earned his theater bona fides in 2009 when Nathan Lane teamed up with the comedian to produce Sle... [Read More]
Watch The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone Discuss Just How to Find a Rhyme for ‘Scrotum’
For Mormons, the age of miracles didn't end with the Bible. And considering that a new musical by Broadway novices featuring a song called "Fuck You, God" is now a critical smash, they may be onto something. The Book of Mormon, the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and veteran composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), has received raves from critics who cheer its perfect balance of musical comedy and religious satire: a brittle postmodern shell around a gooey Rodgers and Ha... [Read More]