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Phylicia Rashad

Book of Job Play ‘Head of Passes’ Opens Tonight with Phylicia Rashad >>

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, 'Head of Passes,' opens Off-Broadway tonight (March 25). The show is based on the Biblical story of Job and stars Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin In The Sun). The Book of Job tells the story a man who had everything taken away from him in order to prove his unconditional faith in God.

Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox Starring in New Off-Broadway Play After ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 >>

Chances are if you are a fan of Marvel comics you will spend about 13 hours streaming 'Daredevil' Season 2 this weekend. The latest instalment to the franchise was released in full on Netflix on Friday. However, many of you may be craving some more of star Charlie Cox ('Boardwalk Empire') after the stream is done. Well you are in luck. Cox will soon be seen Off-Broadway in Nick Payne’s ('Constellations') upcoming play, Incognito.


The Pen or the Sword: ‘Walking Dead’ Michonne Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’ Lands on Broadway >>

While 'Walking Dead' fans were tuning in to watch Michonne chop a few zombies in half last Sunday, Michonne actress Danai Gurira’s play 'Eclipsed' was debuting on Broadway. Guria wields both the pen and the sword, acting and writing.

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips Play 'Burning Desire' Makes Debut >>

Lou Diamond Phillips' career has somehow for decades now managed to avoid the death knell. No matter how many times it has looked as if the end were near, he has managed to rebound and go in a different direction. The new Lou Diamond Phillips is a Tony Award Nominee and, now, a playwright as well. His play, Burning Desire is set to debut at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Ct. Once again, Phillips' career is alive and healthy.

J.K. Rowling Announces the Return of 'Harry Potter' a West End Play!

JK Rowling Announces New ‘Harry Potter’ Book Based on 'Cursed Child’ Play Script >>

London's West End is gearing up for the upcoming 'Harry Potter and The Cursed Child'play coming out this July. Well even if you can't make it across the pond to see the show, have no fear. J.K.Rowling will be releasing a new book in the Potter series based on the script for the play. The book will consist of a rehearsal edition of the play, which will later be replaced with the final product.

Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto

‘American Horror Story’ and Star Trek Vet Zachary Quinto’s New Off-Broadway Play ‘Smokefall’ Opening In Feb >>

Fans of 'American Horror Story' might still be shaking their fist in the air and writing letters to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk begging them to bring Zachary Quinto back to the anthology series. However, they shouldn’t hold their breath. Quinto has made a commitment to do more theater. Now Quinto is getting ready for the open of his new off-Broadway play, 'Smokefall.' This coming off of a successful run on Broadway in the 2013 revival of 'The Glass Menagerie.'

Jesse Eisenberg

'The Big Bang Theory' Actor Added to Cast of 'The Spoils,' Off-Broadway Play Written and Starring Jesse Eisenberg >>

"The Spoils," a new off-Broadway production written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, has added "The Big Bang Theory’s" Kunal Nayyar to the cast list.

Leah Flynn

Violinist, 7, Wants to Play for Peace, Stop Violence in Ferguson >>

Leah Flynn, a 7-year-old violinist from Sanford, Florida, is hoping to play her violin for peace in the torn town of Ferguson, Missouri. Flynn, who is only in second-grade, has been playing the violin since she was 5 and practices daily with her father. She has performed as a soloist at many different concerts and venues. After viewing the violence and protest happening in Ferguson shortly after the shooting and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson, the talented child felt that she wanted to do something to help the suffering town. “She said to me, ‘Mom, what’s going on?’ And I explained to her, because I have to — I told her what’s going,” her mother Paula Flynn told WOFL. “She said, ‘But it's not right these people look so sad; maybe I could do something for them.”

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