James Corden

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Streep And Depp Doing Into The Woods Film! Guess Who Else?

    Once Les Miserables made tons of money, it was inevitable that the floodgates would be open for the filming of every musical ever made. (Can't wait to see movies of Carrie, Scandalous, and Nick and Nora. Kidding.) And so, Rob Marshall is directing a film of Sondheim's Into the Woods, and they're ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The Five Funniest Scenes On Broadway This Season

    There was a lot of hilarious stuff this year--mostly intentional--but the following were easily the funniest "straight play" scenes of all. (5) In the farcical Don't Dress For Dinner (above), the French cook (Spencer Kayden) had to be turned into a soignee dinner guest, for reasons too silly to me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    The Tony Awards Are Over! My Roundup

    Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end: Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated. How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Tony Competition Susses Him Out

    High-octane British actor James Corden, above (One Man, Two Guvnors) is deemed to be the biggest threat to Philip Seymour Hoffman as far as Tony award competition goes. But Corden adores his rival.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Nominated Actor From One Man, Two Guvnors Tells Me Why He's Openly Gay

    Tom Edden has gotten Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his hilarious performance as an old helper who's pretty much helpless in the farcically funny play One Man, Two Guvnors. At a Drama Desk meet and greet at Oceana the other day, Tom told me he's openly gay and has a boyfriend--soon to be a hus ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 2, 2012

    One Man, Two Guvnors: How Funny, Really?

    Richard Bean versus Carlo Goldoni in director Nicholas Hytner's British import

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    My Tony Nomination Predictions!

    I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will definitely maybe probably almost get Tony nominated tomorrow morning. Here goes: BEST PLAY *Clybourne Park *Othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    One Man, Two Guvnors, British Farce: My Review

    The Benny Hill Show has finally made it to Broadway, more or less. One Man, Two Guvnors--a knockabout farce about a lovable schmo who ends up trying to please two bosses in various forms of hiding--is lowbrow, spirited, and fourth-wall breaking, filled with anachronisms, audience participation, and ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 28, 2012