In her new movie called Family Weekend, Kristin Chenoweth gets abducted and strapped to a chair by her daughter, who demands more quality time with her.
So for my brand new column, I did the very same thing--minus the abduction and duct tape--and got the multi-talented star to talk:
What was it li ... More >>
by Laura Leebove
Anaïs Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra
(le) poisson rouge
Sunday, November 20
Better than: Watching Occupy Wall Street protesters on TV.
Anaïs Mitchell's show on Sunday night began on a crowded stage at (le) poisson rouge and ended in a singalong-propelled march to nearby W ... More >>
While we impatiently await the November 24 opening of Burlesque, in which Cher stars as Tess, an LA nightclub's bitchy mother hen, we've taken a stroll down celluloid lane with the Half-Breed herself. Burlesque is Cher's her first starring role since 1999's Tea With Mussolini (unless you coun ... More >>
Ken Mehlman, Dubya's 2004 campaign manager and a former Chairman of the RNC, has finally been telling people he's gay, something he says he's come to realize over time.
Funny, Ken, we realized it years ago when we were screaming, "You're gay!" and you were vehemently evading and denying it.
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I just caught the trailer, and you'll have to believe me on this.
It's Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
Among the talents used in this animated film are:
Bette Midler, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes (reprising his role of Mr. Tinkles), and Jack McBrayer (Kenneth from 30 Rock).
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I ran into Mo Rocca last night and congratulated him on being one of the writers for the Tony Awards on Sunday.
(Shut up. I thought there was funny stuff.)
I asked Mo if he wrote the great line that host Sean Hayes said about how at the World Cup they yell "Goal!" but at the Tonys they shri ... More >>
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan MarcusThat's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.)
This will probably b ... More >>
The other night, I passed by the stage door for Promises, Promises and saw scads of people lined up to get autographs and photos of Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth after the show.
Meanwhile, movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones (along with Angela Lansbury) pulls in throngs of stage door Johnnies ... More >>
No band-name nonsense from Roman CandleSeems like you strike out thrice today with sold-out shows (the Thermals, the Whitest Boy Alive, and the Specials), but considering the good vibes of 4/20, it shouldn't matter. First, take a deep breath, because finally, here's an appropriate, sensical b ... More >>
The eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Promises, Promises--with a lovely Burt Bacharach/Hal David score--has expanded its set list, either to give costar Kristin Chenoweth a bigger part or to pander to audience cravings for more hits, or both.
"I Say a Little Prayer" has been sandwiched int ... More >>
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Date: Monday, Jan. 18, 2010
Location: Marcy Houses, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
A police detective's son was shot to death Monday afternoon at a public housing project in Brooklyn--possibly, gang retaliation.
Our friends at the NYPD's press office didn't get around to sending ou ... More >>