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Nina Arianda

  • Theater

    March 19, 2014
  • Film

    March 19, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    March 5, 2014

    RED LIGHT DISTRICT

    Nina Arianda works it in Tales From Red Vienna

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Big Stars In Guys and Dolls Remake! Let's Complete The Casting

    Fox is planning to do another movie version of the classic Runyonesque musical comedy Guys and Dolls, and reportedly they want Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Leviitt for the male leads. (I imagine Tatum would play gambler Sky Masterson, essayed by Marlon Brando in the 1955 film version, while Gord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    The Five Worst Kinds Of Broadway Board Commenters

    Something about proximity to the theater world--or wanting proximity to it--makes people extra crazy and dramatic sometimes. Here are the five most Tony-deserving types of annoyances that lurk on the show boards that I happen to spend half my life on: (5) The ones who respond to a long, involved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Broadway's Judy Garland On Not Getting The Tony

    I MC'd a Talkback after last night's performance of End of the Rainbow, in which Tracie Bennett gives a volcanically energetic performance as declining legend Judy Garland. And as herself, Tracie was raw, insightful, and very funny. When asked about her career, she joked, "I started as a hooker!"

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Janis Joplin's Story Is Finally Coming To The Screen

    Hard-bluesing, hard-boozin' wailer Janis Joplin's story has long seemed like a natural for the big screen, but any realization of that has always sputtered out like an empty bottle of Southern Comfort. Bette Midler did some kind of riff on it in 1979's The Rose, but it was very loosely based. And ... 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 25, 2012

    My Tony Predictions Will Air Tonight On Theater Talk

    Tonight at 1 A.M. on Channel 13, the long-running Theater Talk presents its usual array of experts offering educated guesses as to who'll cop the Tony awards on June 10. Jesse Green (New York magazine), Patrick Pacheco (LA Times, NY 1), and I offer our picks as to whether it'll be:

  • 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

    December 14, 2011

    Triplets Separated At Birth?

    Three currently hot actresses happen to share a similar unconventionally attractive look and comic chops from the heavens. Zoe Kazan, 28, is an eccentric, doll-faced creature who has done theater (The Seagull, Angels in America) and film (Me and Orson Welles, It's Complicated) on the road to comple ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    Alan Rickman On Broadway: My Review

    This has been a really good year for tough teachers on Broadway. In Master Class, Tyne Daly played Maria Callas, the opera diva ripping her students a new one in her inimitable prima-donna style. In Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda is a mystery lady who comes to audition for writer Hugh Dancy and/or exc ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 9, 2011

    Venus in Fur: Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda Take S&M Uptown

    David Ives's play makes its Broadway transfer

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Venus In Fur On Broadway: My Review

    ​When Nina Arianda entered the stage last year in the off-Broadway production of David Ives's Venus In Fur, playing Vanda, a frazzled yet manipulative actress who's late for an audition, it was almost like she was actually auditioning for all of us. This was our first glimpse of the brand new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Hollywood Whores Audition Notice: Let's Cast It

    ​Kirstie Alley may be coming to Broadway in a Lance Bass-produced play called The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores, according to the Times' Patrick Healy. If everything works out, Kirstie would play "the Pimp," a lady with an upscale escort service that's run out of a department store, but h ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 18, 2011
  • Theater

    May 18, 2011

    The 2011 Obie Award Winners

    The best of the 2010-2011 Off-Broadway theater season

  • Theater

    May 18, 2011

    The 2011 Obie Awards Winners List

    The best of the Off-Broadway season

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    2011 OBIES Theater Award Winners: The Complete List

    This just in. . . LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD René Buch and Repertorio Español BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY Kristoffer Diaz, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (includes $1,000 prize)

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Tony Nominations! My Final Predictions!

    ​The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 27, 2011

    Born Yesterday Born All Over Again

    Nina Arianda claims Garson Kanin's classic comedy as her own

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    Born Yesterday: My, Like, Intelligent Review

    ​Billie Dawn--the corrupt tycoon's awakening girlfriend in Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday--is such a juicy part that it enabled Judy Holliday to beat no less formidable a duo than Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson for the 1950 Best Actress Oscar. But of course Holliday brought to the role an irr ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2011

    What's Wrong With Broadway? It's Not Just Spider-Man!

    Bono's Peter Parker isn't the only thing that's crashing and boring

  • Columns

    March 9, 2011

    Alec Baldwin Isn't Scary Anymore!

    Success has mellowed him—and he's actually funny

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Alec Baldwin Isn't Scary Anymore

    ​CLICK HERE for my report on a gala Alec Baldwin tribute, where no one brought up his old bad press, all caught up in the glow of his current success. And I was one of them! Sorry, but the man can act! I also take you behind the scenes of the Sister Act musical with co-producer Whoopi Goldbe ... More >>

  • Theater

    February 2, 2010
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