Stephen Colbert Talks to Terry Gross About Performing on Broadway
Stephen Colbert was on yesterday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and discussed how he ended up working in this year's celebrity-filled New York Philharmonic production of the world-famous musical Company. It's a really interesting story. ... [Read More]
The Book of Mormon wins Best Musical | 2011 Tony Awards winners list
Surprising exactly no one, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s The Book of Mormon took home Best Musical tonight at the Beacon Theatre, as well as eight other Tony Awards. [Read More]
“Book of Mormon” radio channel coming to Sirius XM
This weekend South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be launching a limited-run channel on SiriusXM satellite radio to support their critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon Radio channel will feature interviews with the show’s cast, creative team and of course, songs from the cast recording. It will air on channel 104. [Read More]
Matt Stone and Trey Parker React to The Book of Mormon's 14 Tony Nominations
I don't know about you, but I've never been nominated for 14 Tony Awards. I don't make a habit of mentioning it, but I've never even been nominated for 13 Tonys. But if I ever am, I hope I handle the honor with the same graciousness... [Read More]
'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]