Andrew Rannells

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy in NYC This Week

    This week in New York comedy is a mixed bag, but in a good way. Come to think of it, why does the phrase "mixed bag" denote something bad? Mixes are good. They're full of surprises. Show me a bag with ten of the same thing, and I'll show you a boring bag. The next seven days will feature comedy talk ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Modern Family Star On Gay Terminology, Gurl

    At the opening night of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance--with Nathan Lane as a gay Republican who does swishy stage acts in 1937--Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame happened to sit next to me. (Lucky him.) So I nanced him up for this week's column. You'll see what Jesse had to say about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    In Girls' New Season, The Gay Guy Sleeps With....

    SPOILER ALERT! The new season of HBO's Girls--a/k/a Sex and the City with walkups--doesn't start till January 13, but at the premiere at the Skirball Center last night, we caught the first three glibly entertaining episodes that are a-coming.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Breaking Item: Cheri Oteri Is Going Into NEWSical The Musical

    From December 3 to the 30th, the riotously funny Cheri Oteri--best known from Saturday Night Live and other comedy shows--will explode onto the stage of NEWSical The Musical! That's the constantly updating, never self-censoring musical mockery of current events that's sort of like The Daily Show wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Animal House Musical In The Works! I Know Who Should Star!

    They're developing a stage musical based on the rambunctious 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House--with music by Barenaked Ladies--and it will probably be the rowdiest thing to hit Broadway since The Book of Mormon. And since that show's director Casey Nicholaw happens to be helming this one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    Tony Awards Prove My Blind Items Right!

    ​This very week, my column has a blind item about an actor/director who broke up with a Wicked chorus boy, only to take up with the Pal Joey guy, who broke up with an ex Chicago cast member. I also said that the Chicago guy is now a pair with that Book of Mormon star. Well, at the Tonys toni ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 18, 2011

    The 2011 Obie Awards Winners List

    The best of the Off-Broadway season

  • Columns

    May 11, 2011

    Book of Mormon's Most Outrageous Outtake!

    Behind the scenes at how South Park mounted a musical missionary-position

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mormon Lined Up For Obie Awards

    ​Well, someone who plays a Mormon. In, you know, The Book of Mormon. It's Andrew Rannells, who every night brings some interesting ideology to Uganda, thoughtfully pausing to sing the showstopping power ballad "I Believe."

  • Theater

    March 30, 2011

    The Book of Mormon--Joseph Smith's Great White Way

    The South Park guys whip up an unstable mix of grim facts and showbiz hoopla