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Odds & Ends: Mary-Louise Parker! Rupert Everett is Salieri! Audra Surprises Emma Thompson!

Odds & Ends: Mary-Louise Parker! Rupert Everett is Salieri! Audra Surprises Emma Thompson!

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is Returning to TV:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mary-Louise Parker will headline Feed Me, a 30-minute single-camera comedy pilot for NBC following a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together. Parker will play Ellen, a somewhat uptight mom-of-two.

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Gotta Have Hart! Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & More Talk Up Broadway's Act One

Gotta Have Hart! Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & More Talk Up Broadway's Act One

Act One stars Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin and more reveal why this Moss Hart bio-play will make you fall in love with theater all over again.

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Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin & the Star-Studded Cast of Act One Meet the Press

Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin & the Star-Studded Cast of Act One Meet the Press
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Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin, Chuck Cooper and the cast of James Lapine's new play Act One take a break from rehearsal to meet the press at Lincoln Center on March 4, 2014. See them at the Vivian Beaumont Theater beginning March 20!

Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Star in Roundabout Revival of Noises Off on Broadway

Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Star in Roundabout Revival of Noises Off on Broadway

Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin is to star as Dotty in the new revival of Michael Frayn's Noises Off on Broadway. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the previously reported Roundabout production will play a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre starting in January 2015, once The Real Thing completes its run. Full dates, cast and creative team will ...

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Tickets Now Available to See Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub Take on Moss Hart's Life Story in Act One

Tickets Now Available to See Santino Fontana & Tony Shalhoub Take on Moss Hart's Life Story in Act One

A once in a lifetime opportunity! Tickets are now available to see Tony nominees Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub take on the role of iconic writer/director Moss Hart in Act One. The new play, written and directed by Tony winner James Lapine, will also feature Tony winners Andrea Martin and Chuck Cooper. The Lincoln Center Theater production will begin performances March ...

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Andrea Martin, Chuck Cooper & More Complete Casting For Moss Hart Bio-Play Act One at LCT

Andrea Martin, Chuck Cooper & More Complete Casting For Moss Hart Bio-Play Act One at LCT

Now this is one act we’ve gotta see! Tony winners Andrea Martin and Chuck Cooper, Broadway vet Matthew Saldivar and more complete the star-studded cast of Act One, a new play written and directed by Tony winner James Lapine. Based on iconic writer/director Moss Hart’s autobiography, the Lincoln Center Theater production features previously announced Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and ...

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Here’s To the Ladies Who Tony! Watch Nikki M. James Pay Tribute to Every Best Featured Actress Tony Winner Ever

Here’s To the Ladies Who Tony! Watch Nikki M. James Pay Tribute to Every Best Featured Actress Tony Winner Ever

Broadway’s newest Eponine and Tony winner Nikki M. James is certainly not on her own when it comes to being one of the many talented ladies of Broadway. At a performance at Joe's Pub, James paid tribute to the fellow winners of the Tony’s Best Featured Actress category by singing all of their names. That’s right, every single one, including ...

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Tony Winners Martin Short & Andrea Martin Reunite On Canadian Comedy Series Working The Engels

Tony Winners Martin Short & Andrea Martin Reunite On Canadian Comedy Series Working The Engels

Tony winner Andrea Martin is about to be reunited with SCTV pals Tony winner Martin Short and Eugene Levy on her new sitcom Working the Engels, according to TVLine. The new comedy series, created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, features the Pippin star as the overly confident matriarch of the Engels. NBC is set to co-produce with ...

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NBC Orders 12 Episodes of Tony Winner Andrea Martin's Canadian Comedy Series Working the Engels

NBC Orders 12 Episodes of Tony Winner Andrea Martin's Canadian Comedy Series Working the Engels

The Peacock network has ordered up 12 episodes of the new Toronto-set comedy Working the Engels in its first collaboration with a Canadian partner. The previously announced series will star Pippin Tony winner Andrea Martin. According to Deadline.com, NBC will co-produce the series with Shaw Media/Noreen Halpern’s Halfire-CORE Entertainment.

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Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan & More Thrill Fans at the 2013 Broadway Flea Market

Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan & More Thrill Fans at the 2013 Broadway Flea Market
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Shubert Alley was the place to be on September 22, when dozens of Broadway stars ventured out of their theaters to sign autographs, sell rare Broadway memorabilia and greet fans on a beautiful sunny day. Now in its 27th year, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction was a huge success, with proceeds from the event benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity ...

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

A starry week is headed our way on NYC stages! On tap: Joan Rivers, Zachary Quinto and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a star-studded Broadway Salutes special and a benefit concert from Sting. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, concerts and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
CINDERELLA ...

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New Miss America Nina Davuluri, Hunter Parrish, Uzo Aduba & More Feel the Magic at Pippin

New Miss America Nina Davuluri, Hunter Parrish, Uzo Aduba & More Feel the Magic at Pippin
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Newly crowned Miss America Nina Davuluri isn’t only the talk of the town, she’s the talk of the whole country! After winning the coveted title on September 15, Davuluri (formerly Miss New York) couldn't wait to catch a performance of the Tony-winning revival of PippinDavuluri took in the magic of Stephen Schwartz's beloved musical on September 17, then ...

Janis Joplin Debuts, Romeo and Juliet Make it Official & Andrea Martin Bows Out in This Week’s Datebook

Janis Joplin Debuts, Romeo and Juliet Make it Official & Andrea Martin Bows Out in This Week’s Datebook

Get out your calendars, and get set for a busy week of theatergoing! From Romeo and Juliet and Janis Joplin to the final performances by Pippin Tony winner Andrea Martin and a star-studded line-up at 54 Below, there's something to please everyone. Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
ETHAN COEN DELIVERS HIS WOMEN OR NOTHING
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Tovah Feldshuh to Replace Tony Winner Andrea Martin as Feisty Grandma Berthe in Pippin

Tovah Feldshuh to Replace Tony Winner Andrea Martin as Feisty Grandma Berthe in Pippin

Tovah Feldshuh is joining the circus! The four-time Tony nominee will star in the Broadway revival of Pippin, succeeding Tony winner Andrea Martin as the title character's grandmother, Berthe. As previously announced, Martin will depart the production on September 22 to star in the new Canadian sitcom Working the Engels. Feldshuh, who previously filled in for Martin during her vacation ...

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Stephanie J. Block, Annaleigh Ashford, Andrea Martin & Many More Set for Ahrens & Flaherty Celebration at 54 Below

Stephanie J. Block, Annaleigh Ashford, Andrea Martin & Many More Set for Ahrens & Flaherty Celebration at 54 Below

Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are celebrating their 30-year collaboration with a series of concerts at 54 Below, titled Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration. The composers behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and the upcoming Rocky will take the stage for six performances, September 26 through September 28, featuring a rotating roster of Broadway stars ...

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A Portrait Is Worth a Thousand Words! Pippin Star Andrea Martin Takes Her Place on the Sardi’s Wall

A Portrait Is Worth a Thousand Words! Pippin Star Andrea Martin Takes Her Place on the Sardi’s Wall
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Pippin showstopper Andrea Martin won a well-deserved Tony Award for her high-flying performance as fiesty grandma Berthe, and on August 29, she received another very special honor. Legendary Theatre District hotspot Sardi’s honored the SCTV and My Big Fat Greek Wedding favorite with her very own portrait, which will grace the walls of the restaurant alongside a select group of ...

Christopher Sieber to Step in for Pippin Star Terrence Mann During September Hiatus

Christopher Sieber to Step in for Pippin Star Terrence Mann During September Hiatus

Tune up the unicycle! Tony-nominated Pippin star Terrence Mann will take a hiatus from the Tony-winning hit revival, and two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will take his place as knife-throwing, unicycle-riding King Charles in the interim. Sieber will perform from September 1 through 4 and September 15 through 26 while Mann is on vacation. Directed by Diane Paulus, Pippin is ...

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Andrea Martin to Depart Pippin in September to Film Canadian TV Series

Andrea Martin to Depart Pippin in September to Film Canadian TV Series

Pippin showstopper Andrea Martin is turning in her trapeze. The stage and screen favorite, who currently plays quick-witted grandmother Berthe in the Tony-winning revival, is departing Pippin on September 22 to film the previously announced Toronto-based TV sitcom Working the Engels. A replacement for Martin will be announced shortly. Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh recently stepped in for Martin when ...

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Pippin's Andrea Martin to Play a Confident Mama in Canadian Sitcom Working the Engels

Pippin's Andrea Martin to Play a Confident Mama in Canadian Sitcom Working the Engels

Now that Tony-winning Pippin star Andrea Martin is a circus pro, she’ll be juggling a big family as the matriarch on the new Canadian TV series Working the Engels, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality) and Jane Ford (Listen Missy), 12 episodes of the new sitcom will be filmed for Global Television. No additional casting ...

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Tovah Feldshuh to Step in for Tony-Winning Pippin Star Andrea Martin During August Hiatus

Tovah Feldshuh to Step in for Tony-Winning Pippin Star Andrea Martin During August Hiatus

Tovah on the trapeze?! Tony-winning Pippin showstopper Andrea Martin will take a hiatus from the hit musical revival, and four time Tony-nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh will take her place as wise-cracking grandma Berthe in the interim. Feldshuh will perform the role from August 9 through 11, then return August 20 through 25. Directed by Diane Paulus, Pippin is currently playing ...

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Bob Fosse Meets Monty Python? Director James Ponsoldt Reveals His ‘Irreverent’ Take on the Pippin Movie

Bob Fosse Meets Monty Python? Director James Ponsoldt Reveals His ‘Irreverent’ Take on the Pippin Movie

Pippin has magic to do on the big screen, and director James Ponsoldt is hard at work on a newly imagined film adaptation. The director (whose film The Spectacular Now is currently in theaters) has never helmed a movie musical, but he told Collider.com why he’s the right man to bring Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s Tony-winning musical ...

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Exclusive Photos! Head Backstage for a Magical Pre-Show Peek at the Soaring Stars of Pippin

Exclusive Photos! Head Backstage for a Magical Pre-Show Peek at the Soaring Stars of Pippin
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The circus-inspired revival of Pippin is bringing the big top to Broadway, starring Patina Miller as the mysterious Leading Player and Matthew James Thomas as a prince searching for his corner of the sky. Eight times a week, the ensemble cast makes magic for a delighted audience at the Music Box Theatre. But what is life at Pippin like before ...

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks
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Over the weekend, Broadway stars from all across the Great White Way popped over to Shubert Alley after their Saturday matinee to participate in the 15th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks!, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The alley was packed with fans and animals in equal quantity, all of whom gathered for the popular ...

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Broadway is going to the dogs on July 13! The 15th annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks! will take place in Shubert Alley, hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM, with celebrity presentations of pets ...

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Squigs Pens a Super-Sized Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2013 Tony Winners

Squigs Pens a Super-Sized Portrait of Neil Patrick Harris and the 2013 Tony Winners

The 2013 Tony Awards are history, but the memories live on in this gorgeous group portrait by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. Broadway.com’s resident artist honored the winners and host Neil Patrick Harris in all their Tony night finery, from Billy Porter’s scarlet cravat to Patina Miller’s strapless gown. Savor this portrait of (clockwise from top) Courtney B. Vance (Best Featured ...

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