It's almost time for Friday happy hour (oh, who are we kidding, we started drinking before lunch), but before the tipsy weekend Netflix binge begins, it's time to revisit the interesting, wacky and completely ridiculous things we've learned over the last seven days. Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...
Leonardo DiCaprio Is a Broadway Gent
Leo, you have every excuse in the world to butt in line, frontsies or backsies. Instead, you waited at the Gentleman’s Guide bar like a real mensch. As a reward, we offer you any role on Broadway you want! Hurry up.
Idina Menzel Rules, Beyonce Drools
Frozen star Idina Menzel's response after kicking Queen B down to number two on the Billboard charts? “I’m sorry, Beyonce!” She didn’t sound too sorry, but let’s be serious: “Let It Go” is probably Bey’s favorite too.
The Les Miz Cast Sucks at French
OK, we’re not expecting Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson and the stars of Les Miserables to be fluent en francais, but everyone knows the “e” in “Enjolras” is a nasal vowel. Well, everyone who watches Show People.
Joneses Might Feature James Earl
After chatting with the star-studded cast of The Realistic Joneses, we still have no idea what this play is about. If James Earl Jones doesn’t do the “turn off your phone” announcements as Darth Vader, we’re gonna be seriously disappointed.
Magic Carpets Have Seatbelts
Before the stars of Aladdin take the old magic carpet for a spin, they have to do one very important thing: buckle up. That way, if they run into Mary Poppins, Peter Pan or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, they can still file an insurance claim.
Shh! Jessie Mueller Can Hear You
In her video blog, Jessie Mueller politely told off the snack-eating, water-bottle-crinkling audience members sitting in the front row at Beautiful. Sorry, Jessie, but your gorgeous singing really makes us want potato chips.
Three Chenoweths Are Better Than One
Kristin Chenoweth has a trifecta of awesome stage roles in the works: Dolly in Hello Dolly!, Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century (with Peter Gallagher!?) and Olive in a Pushing Daisies spin-off musical. All of the above, please!
The FCC Can’t Bleep Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch has been saying whatever the f*ck she wants for the last 89 years, but Kathie Lee and Hoda were f*cking shocked when the legendary leading lady dropped a surprise live F-Bomb on TV’s Today. F*ck yeah, Stritch!
Audra McDonald Needs a New Tony Shelf
The five-time Tony winner will sing the blues as Billie Holiday in Lady Day on Broadway this season, and something tells us there’s a nice shiny award in it for her (cut to every other leading lady on Broadway this season yelling an Elaine Stritch-style F-bomb).
Neil Patrick Harris Shops at Forever 21
If the new cover of Time Out New York is any indication, Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris is stocking up on bras for his Broadway return. Namely, bandeaus. We think he picked up this interesting ivory ensemble at Forever 21. Well, at least the price is right.