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Carrie Underwood Won't Make Country Music, Ramin Karimloo Craves Cookies & More Lessons of the Week

Carrie Underwood Won't Make Country Music, Ramin Karimloo Craves Cookies & More Lessons of the Week

The sun is setting on another week on the Great White Way, but never fear—the lessons are here! From Jefferson Mays' obsession with death to Fantasia Barrino's psychic abilities, the last seven days have been a roller coaster ride of theatrical excitement. Read below to catch up on what you missed, and what you can learn from it!


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Gentleman's Guide Star Jefferson Mays on Being Trained Like a Dog, the Best Way to Die and Keeping His Tony Award Out of the House

Gentleman's Guide Star Jefferson Mays on Being Trained Like a Dog, the Best Way to Die and Keeping His Tony Award Out of the House

Jefferson Mays, who was the talk of the town and took home a Tony Award for playing multiple roles in I Am My Own Wife almost 10 years ago, is at it again. This time the actor is playing all of the many doomed members of the D'Ysquith family in the new musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and ...

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Get a Drop Dead Gorgeous First Look at Broadway's Gentleman's Guide, Starring Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham

Get a Drop Dead Gorgeous First Look at Broadway's Gentleman's Guide, Starring Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham
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The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, has landed on Broadway, and we have a first look at the dashing new musical comedy. In the show, Pinkham plays merry murderer Monty Navarro, who finds out he's the long-lost member of a noble family and would kill (literally) for a shot at being ...

What a Gent! Daniel Radcliffe Visits Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

What a Gent! Daniel Radcliffe Visits Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
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Daniel Radcliffe is currently lighting up the silver screen as poet Allen Ginsberg in the film Kill Your Darlings, but on October 30 the star got back in touch with his theatrical side at a performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, the madcap new musical follows Monty Navarro—the gentleman ...

Learn Some Lessons in Comedy From the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Learn Some Lessons in Comedy From the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The cast of the brand new Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder met the press and performed two numbers from the sly, stylish musical comedy. Find out what they had to say about their Downton Abbey-meets-Dickens show!

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Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Spiff Up for the Press

Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and the Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Spiff Up for the Press
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Broadway is in for one heck of a madcap musical surprise when the new comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on October 22. After premiering in Hartford and La Jolla, the old-fashioned musical comedy is headed to the Great White Way, led by Tony winner Jefferson Mays. The show follows Monty ...

Complete Cast Announced for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham

Complete Cast Announced for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham

Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr and more will round out the complete cast of the new musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. After acclaimed runs at Hartford Stage and San Diego’s Old Globe, this madcap musical comedy, directed by Darko Tresnjak, begins previews at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on ...

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Bryce Pinkham to Join Jefferson Mays in New Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Bryce Pinkham to Join Jefferson Mays in New Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Broadway vet Bryce Pinkham will join previously announced star Jefferson Mays in the Broadway premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The new musical comedy will begin performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on October 22 and open on November 17, directed by Darko Tresnjak.

In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Monty Navarro (Pinkham) has just ...

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Starring Tony Winner Jefferson Mays, Headed to Broadway

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Starring Tony Winner Jefferson Mays, Headed to Broadway

Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak’s new musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder will transfer to Broadway this fall, according to The New York Times. The musical is set to begin preview performances at the Walter Kerr Theater on October 22, with an opening night scheduled for November 17.

Directed by Darko Tresnjak, who staged the musical ...

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James Van Der Beek Gets a Gift, Good People Go to Philly and More Cross-Country Highlights

James Van Der Beek Gets a Gift, Good People Go to Philly and More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway is buzzing with the start of the spring season, and so are theater companies across the country! In this installment of Broadway.com's Countrywide Guide, we shine the spotlight on notable offerings from coast to coast, including the L.A. stage debut of Dawson Leery (uh... James Van Der Beek), a Shakespearean turn by Jeffrey Carlson and more.  ...

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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 nominees, the Atlanta debut ...

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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 convention, Larroquette ...

Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

The Tony-nominated revival of The Best Man has recouped its initial Broadway investment during the week of August 26. Directed by Michael Wilson, the limited engagement is set to run through September 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. 

The drama currently stars John Larroquette, John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Elizabeth Ashley, Mark Blum and James Earl Jones, who earned ...

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Get a Presidential First Look at John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd & Elizabeth Ashley in The Best Man

Get a Presidential First Look at John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd & Elizabeth Ashley in The Best Man
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Broadway is welcoming four headliners to Gore Vidal's The Best Man, and we’ve got your first look at production photos of the new stars. In this onstage race for the presidency, John Stamos stars as Senator Joseph Cantwell, Kristin Davis plays his wife Mabel Cantwell, Cybill Shepherd stars as Alice Russell, and Elizabeth Ashley plays Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge. Directed by ...

Skulls, ‘Votive Heads’ & Honey Keep Jefferson Mays Entertained Backstage at The Best Man

Skulls, ‘Votive Heads’ & Honey Keep Jefferson Mays Entertained Backstage at The Best Man

When The Best Man'Jefferson Mays hangs out in his dressing room, he surrounds himself with honey, a scalp massager, a photo of his wife and…skulls? Broadway.com headed to the Schoenfeld Theatre to see the Tony winner's sacred space.

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The Best Man, Starring John Larroquette and James Earl Jones, Receives Second Broadway Extension

The Best Man, Starring John Larroquette and James Earl Jones, Receives Second Broadway Extension

The Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal's political drama The Best Man has been extended for a second time at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Starring two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, The Best Man was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 8. Directed by Michael Wilson, the ...

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Tony-Nominated The Best Man Revival Extends Broadway Run

Tony-Nominated The Best Man Revival Extends Broadway Run

The Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man has extended its run at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the classic political drama was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 8, but will now run through July 22. The Best Man stars two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and ...

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Tony Eligibility Rulings Made for Newsies, Evita, Death of a Salesman and More

Tony Eligibility Rulings Made for Newsies, Evita, Death of a Salesman and More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the fourth and final time this season on April 27 to determine eligibility for 18 Broadway productions.

The shows discussed included Death of a Salesman, Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, The Best Man, End of the Rainbow, Evita, Magic/Bird, Peter and the Starcatcher, One Man, Two Guvnors, Clybourne Park, A Streetcar Named ...

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Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Follies and Death Takes a Holiday Lead 2012 Drama Desk Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 27, and Death Takes a Holiday and Follies led the pack with a total of 10 nods each. The awards, which honor Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, will be presented June 3 at Town Hall. Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James announced the nominees, as well as special awards ...

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the Broadway.com editorial staff clocked 12 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show we hope the Tony nominators won’t forget ...

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Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Nominations for the 78th annual Drama League Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony will take place May 18 at the Marriot Marquis, hosted by Stockard Channing and John Larroquette. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. As previously announced the Drama League's 2012 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors ...

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Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies & Once Lead 2012 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Nice Work If You Can Get It, Newsies & Once Lead 2012 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Nominations for the 62nd annual Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on April 23, with the new Gershwin tuner Nice Work If You Can Get It leading the group with nine nominations. Newsies and Once, both new musicals, received seven nods each. Winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced on May 14, with the annual awards ceremony ...

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Squigs Casts His Ballot For The Best Man, Starring Eric McCormack & John Larroquette

Squigs Casts His Ballot For The Best Man, Starring Eric McCormack & John Larroquette

Broadway.com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson stopped by the Schoenfeld Theatre to pen a political portrait of Eric McCormackJohn Larroquette and the rest of the star-studded cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Manincluding James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays, Dakin Matthews and Corey Brill. Set in 1960 at ...

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Celebrate Opening Night of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack & More

Celebrate Opening Night of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack & More
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On April 1, the star-studded cast of The Best Man opened on Broadway in a flurry of mudslinging, name-calling and dirt-digging in Gore Vidal’s classic 1960 political drama. After taking their first official Broadway bows, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Jefferson Mays joined director Michael Wilson and starry guests ...

Gore Vidal’s Mudslinging Political Drama The Best Man Opens on Broadway

Gore Vidal’s Mudslinging Political Drama The Best Man Opens on Broadway

Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama The Best Man opens April 1 at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will play a limited engagement through July 8. The Best Man stars Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Tony ...

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