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Billy Porter, Andy Kelso & the Cast of Kinky Boots Welcome James Earl Jones to the Land of Lola

Billy Porter, Andy Kelso & the Cast of Kinky Boots Welcome James Earl Jones to the Land of Lola

Everyone loves drag queens—even Tony winner James Earl Jones! The legendary stage and screen star took a trip to Price and Son shoe factory on May 7 to catch a matinee of the Tony-winning hit musical Kinky Boots. After tapping his toes to the catchy score by Cyndi Lauper, Jones headed backstage to greet the cast, including Tony winner ...

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Complete Cast Announced For Old Vic’s Much Ado with a Twist, Starring Vanessa Redgrave & James Earl Jones

Complete Cast Announced For Old Vic’s Much Ado with a Twist, Starring Vanessa Redgrave & James Earl Jones

Speak low if you speak love! Beth Cooke, Lloyd Everitt, Alan David and more complete casting for the previously announced London production of Much Ado About Nothing, starring Tony-winning stage and screen stars Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. Directed by Tony winner Mark Rylance, Much Ado About Nothing will begin performances September 9, with opening night set for September ...

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Lenny Henry to Lead West End Revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize Winner Fences

Lenny Henry to Lead West End Revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize Winner Fences

After an acclaimed run at Bath’s Theatre Royal and a subsequent U.K. tour, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences will transfer to London’s Duchess Theatre beginning June 19. Starring Lenny Henry and directed by Paulette Randall, the production will play through September 14, with an official opening night on June 26.

Although no ...

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Meet the Wingfields! See Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Zachary Quinto in A.R.T.’s The Glass Menagerie

Meet the Wingfields! See Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Zachary Quinto in A.R.T.’s The Glass Menagerie
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Rise and shine! Screen star Zachary Quinto and Broadway favorites Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith are bringing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie to life at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Helmed by Once director John Tiffany, the modern classic tells the story of Amanda Wingfield (Jones), a faded Southern belle who desperately tries to find ...

Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Elaine Stritch & More to Be Featured on PBS' Pioneers of Thirteen Series

Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Elaine Stritch & More to Be Featured on PBS' Pioneers of Thirteen Series

Tony nominee and three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will return to her PBS roots to narrate the second installment of the documentary series Pioneers of Thirteen on New York’s public television station. The episode, entitled The ‘70s—Bold and Fearless, will air on January 31 and focus on the flagship PBS station’s second decade of broadcasting. The program ...

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James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave to Tackle Much Ado About Nothing's Sparring Lovers at the Old Vic

James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave to Tackle Much Ado About Nothing's Sparring Lovers at the Old Vic

Former Driving Miss Daisy co-stars Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones are reuniting onstage to play sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at London's Old Vic Theatre, according to the U.K.'s The Independent

The production will offer a distinctive take on the couple, usually presented as young lovers, as Redgrave is ...

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Jeff Goldblum Gets Vicious, James Earl Jones Makes Love & More Cross-Country Highlights

Jeff Goldblum Gets Vicious, James Earl Jones Makes Love & More Cross-Country Highlights

What's hot on stages across the USA? Broadway.com's new weekly feature pinpoints five new shows you ought to know, plus national tours headed to a city near you. This week's lineup includes the L.A. premiere of one of Broadway.com's top shows of 2011, a heart-melting benefit reading by a pair of 2012 Tony ...

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Boyd Gaines to Join Australian Production of Driving Miss Daisy, Starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury

Boyd Gaines to Join Australian Production of Driving Miss Daisy, Starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury

Four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines, currently headlining the Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People, will join James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury in the previously reported Australian debut of Driving Miss Daisy.

Gaines will star as Boolie Werthan, a role he also played in the play's 2010 Broadway revival. Jones and Lansbury recently shared the stage in ...

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Farewell, Mr. President! The Best Man Stars James Earl Jones, John Stamos & More Take Their Final Bows

Farewell, Mr. President! The Best Man Stars James Earl Jones, John Stamos & More Take Their Final Bows
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On September 9, John Larroquette, John Stamos, James Earl Jones and the cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Man took their final Broadway bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the classic 1960 political drama tells the story of two candidates (Larroquette and Stamos) who are both fighting for their party’s nomination for president. After the ...

Meet the Candidates! Get a Backstage Tour of The Best Man, Hosted by Donna Hanover

Meet the Candidates! Get a Backstage Tour of The Best Man, Hosted by Donna Hanover

Onstage (and offstage) reporter extraordinaire Donna Hanover takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at The Best Man. Get a backstage peek at James Earl Jones, John Stamos, Kristin Davis (and their clean underwear!) at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

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