Tony Award winner Lena Hall ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch') has been cast to lead an invite only reading of the upcoming of the new musical adaptation of 'Citizen Ruth.' The new musical is based on the 1996 Miramax film of the same name, starring Laura Dern and Burt Reynolds. The plot centers around a young drug addicted woman who finds herself arrested and pregnant. Ruth is than ordered to have an abortion or face serious jail time. Check out the report below for more details.
'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' and 'Lazarus' star Michael C Hall got married to his girlfriend Morgan Macgregor on monday.
Broadway fav Neil Patrick Harris’ ('Assassins', 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch') live NBC variety show, Best Show Ever was recently cancelled, but he isn’t wasting any time getting back in the saddle. Harris has confirmed that he will be playing the role of main villain, Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming version of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris was born to be on the stage. The actor who won the 2014 Tony Award for his role as the titular lead in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' has hosted the ceremonies on severl occasions. In fact, he is such a good live performer that he even won a few Emmys for hosting the Tonys. Why he didn’t win a Tony for hosting the Emmys is still a mystery. However, Neil’s live NBC variety series, The 'Best Time Ever' has been canceled. Fortunately for NPH fans, Neil might soon be coming Netflix in Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. 'The Hollywood Reporter' is suggesting that Harris is being looked at for the role of Count Olaf, the part played by Jim Carey in the film of the same name. However, it is unknown if Neil is up for this role or the story's narrator of sorts Lemony Snicket
Broadway legend Alan Cumming ('Cabaret') is coming to Carnegie Hall and he is bringing a few friends with him. In celebration of his upcoming album, 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends', the famed actor and singer will be performing songs from the record at the iconic venue this February. Joining Cumming on the stage will be his 2015 Tony Awards costar and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'On the Twentieth Century'). Alan is also offering a warm willkommen to Darren Criss ('Glee', 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch') Ricki Lake ('Hairspray' films) and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.
With the turn of the calendar to a new month, it means new shows will be debuting on Broadway. Of course, it also means the closing of a few more. As the start of September rolls around, the Broadway community will witness the final bows of three big Broadway productions: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Mamma Mia!,' and 'On the Town.' All three have been struggling to sell tickets for some time now. And as they do say, all good things come to an end.
Apparently, the 1982 Martin Scorcese film, 'The King of Comedy,' which starred Robert DeNiro and Jerry Lewis is being developed into a Broadway production.
Starting July 22, Lower Manhattan-cum-Midtown show Hedwig and the Angry Inch's title character will get a new actor--the extremely talented Taye Diggs. The show's lead producer, David Binder, confirmed earlier this week the move that had been rumoring around the city for days.
Broadway is giving back to the community. A $200,000 donation has been made by hit show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" to the Hetrick-Martin Institute and its mission to help LGBTQ youth in New York City. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" began its Broadway run in March 2014 and has been donating a portion of each ticket sold to HMI ever since. The show has an ongoing partnership with the organization and has raised a total of $400,000 in less than a year. The relationship began in 2003 when Hedwig released a tribute album "Wig in a Box: Songs from and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which benefited HMI. It was followed by 2006's "Follow My Voice," a documentary film on the HMI school and the making of the "Wig in a Box" album. HMI is the the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth to reach their full potential. It is also the home of Harvey Milk High School, a New York City public transfer school that allows at-risk children the opportunity to learn in a safe environment without the threat of physical or emotional harm they may face in a traditional high school.
With real bedbugs on NYC subways and a Big Apple vampire infestation on TV's 'The Strain', 'Bedbugs!!!' seems locked right in to the zeitgeist.
Having played the Emcee in a production of 'Cabaret' notable for the outrageous omnisexual twist Alan Cumming had given the role, Hall should be fit for the wig.
Box office is still strong, though, as Andrew Rannells takes over the role.
A Tony nominee for 'The Book of Mormon' and a regular on HBO's 'Girls', Rannells will take over when Harris's contract is up in August.
Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.