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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Star from a Canceled TV Show Should Return to the Stage?

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Star from a Canceled TV Show Should Return to the Stage?

We’re still reeling (and we bet you are, too) from the super depressing news of a bunch of TV shows getting cancellation orders this week. Shows like Smash, The New Normal, Go On and more all fell victim to the cruel hand of the network brass, leaving the Broadway vets who starred on these shows out of a job…but hopefully ...

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NBC Cancels Go On, Starring Laura Benanti, and 1600 Penn, Starring Josh Gad

NBC Cancels Go On, Starring Laura Benanti, and 1600 Penn, Starring Josh Gad

Television is about to get a whole lot less funny. NBC is still cleaning house this week and it doesn’t look very good for anyone with a comedy on the network. The Peacock network announced that the Freshman comedies Go On and 1600 Penn were among those shows that have received cancellation notices, according to Entertainment Weekly. The fate of Go ...

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Mormon Reunion! Watch Josh Gad Crash Rory O’Malley’s White House Tour on 1600 Penn

Mormon Reunion! Watch Josh Gad Crash Rory O’Malley’s White House Tour on 1600 Penn

Tony-nominated Book of Mormon duo (and former college roommates) Josh Gad and Rory O’Malley reunited on the February 21 episode of 1600 Penn, which stars co-creator Gad as dysfunctional First Son, Skip Gilchrist. O’Malley popped up as a White House docent who just happened to get a face full of Skip when the lovable doof intercepts a tour group during ...

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Watch Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in the First Clip of the New Steve Jobs Bio Film jOBS

Watch Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad in the First Clip of the New Steve Jobs Bio Film jOBS

Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad will soon make waves when jOBS, the upcoming bio pic about the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs, hits theaters on April 19. In the much-anticipated flick, Kutcher plays the late visionary opposite Gad’s Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The first clip of the film hit the Internet today, and it features Kutcher and Gad in ...

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Josh Gad Impersonates Obama, Bush, Nixon and More Presidents on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Josh Gad Impersonates Obama, Bush, Nixon and More Presidents on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Now that Josh Gad is headlining the NBC White House comedy 1600 Penn, the actor has a newfound understanding for the men who've held the presidency throughout America's history. During a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gad had something of an impression-off with the chat show host by mimicking the likes of Obama, Bush, Clinton, Nixon ...

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1600 Penn's Josh Gad Says Meeting President Obama Felt Like Being in Inception

1600 Penn's Josh Gad Says Meeting President Obama Felt Like Being in Inception

In an appearance on Today, former Book of Mormon star Josh Gad chatted up the morning show hosts about his new White House comedy 1600 Penn, which premiered last week on NBC. In the clip below, hear Gad dish about hiring Today anchor Savannah Guthrie for a cameo, and reveal why his character Skip is like a golden retriever (“He ...

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1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Tests Bill Pullman on His Spaceballs and Independence Day Knowledge

1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Tests Bill Pullman on His Spaceballs and Independence Day Knowledge

“As an actor, how important is it to know your lines?” That’s the first question Josh Gad asked his TV dad Bill Pullman in a new behind-the-scenes clip from the duo’s new NBC comedy 1600 Penn. Pullman was game as Gad asked him to re-enact scenes from his classic movies, including Spaceballs and Independ-- we mean, Lake Placid. Check ...

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1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Recalls Meeting President Obama on Morning Joe

1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Recalls Meeting President Obama on Morning Joe

Josh Gad’s political sitcom 1600 Penn premieres on January 10 on NBC, and lucky for Gad, his press tour included a trip to—where else?—the nation’s capital! Gad and co-creator Jon Lovett dropped by MSNBC’s Morning Joe to reveal details about the previous night’s private White House screening of the new comedy, as well as Gad’s inspiration for his ...

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What's Up, Josh Gad? The 1600 Penn Star on Hanging Out With the Obama Daughters and the Genius of Ashton Kutcher

What's Up, Josh Gad? The 1600 Penn Star on Hanging Out With the Obama Daughters and the Genius of Ashton Kutcher

After scoring a Tony nomination as The Book of Mormon’s lovable doofus Elder Cunnigham, Josh Gad is refocusing his career in the political arena...on TV, at least. Gad stars as Skip, the awkward but endearing son of the U.S. president (Broadway vet Bill Pullman) in NBC's new sitcom 1600 Penn. Broadway.com caught up with Gad to ...

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1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Woos Emma Stone and Talks Airplane Drama on Leno

1600 Penn’s Josh Gad Woos Emma Stone and Talks Airplane Drama on Leno

Now that Josh Gad is living in the White House (on TV at least!) the 1600 Penn star dressed his best for a hilarious appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Appearing opposite his former The Rocker co-star Emma Stone, Gad was a late-night natural, recounting stories about The Book of Mormon, a recent terrifying airplane trip and his journey ...

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President Obama to Screen Josh Gad’s 1600 Penn at White House

President Obama to Screen Josh Gad’s 1600 Penn at White House

Josh Gad’s new political sitcom 1600 Penn is heading right where it belongs: the White House! Deadline reports that President Obama will invite cast and crew members from NBC’s upcoming presidential comedy to a special screening at the White House on January 9 (the show officially premieres in its regular timeslot on January 10).

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Spend a Hilarious Day in the Life of 1600 Penn Star Josh Gad

Spend a Hilarious Day in the Life of 1600 Penn Star Josh Gad

Josh Gad’s brand-new NBC comedy 1600 Penn moves into the White House (and your television) on January 10, but before the political fun begins, the Tony nominee allowed a camera crew to document a day in the actor/writer/producer’s life. Touring around the comedy's set in a golf cart, Gad’s antics include feeding fruit to co-star Bill Pullman ...

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Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

It's officially January, which means that there's a whole month of resolution making (and breaking) and, of course, exciting Broadway events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, which includes opening nights for The Other Place and Picnic, a thrilling Jersey Boys return and a surfeit of ...

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Steve Jobs Bio Film, Starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, Eyes April Release

Steve Jobs Bio Film, Starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, Eyes April Release

Josh Gad is coming to a movie theater near you! Open Road Films has scored the distribution rights to the Steve Jobs-centric bio pic jOBS, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late creative visionary and Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The film will close out the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, and will aim for an April 2013 wide ...

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Watch the Best Friend Adventures of Former Mormon Buddies Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad in New Funny or Die Video

Watch the Best Friend Adventures of Former Mormon Buddies Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad in New Funny or Die Video

Life has been good for The Book of Mormon Tony nominees Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad since they departed the blockbuster Broadway musical. Both stars have new TV shows on NBC: Rannells plays gay dad-to-be Bryan on The New Normal, while Gad is stirring up trouble as the U.S. president's son on 1600 Penn. Fans wondering just how the ...

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NBC to Air Sneak Preview of New Josh Gad Series 1600 Penn

NBC to Air Sneak Preview of New Josh Gad Series 1600 Penn

NBC has decided to up the airing of the first episode of 1600 Penn, the White House-set political sitcom co-created by (and starring) former The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad. The series will officially premiere on January 10, but the network will air the pilot on December 17 following ratings powerhouse The Voice.

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Josh Gad to Co-Write Triplets Film, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Eddie Murphy

Josh Gad to Co-Write Triplets Film, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Eddie Murphy

Tony-nominated The Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad will team up with Ryan Dixon to write the script for Triplets, the sequel to the 1988 comedy film Twins. Original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito will return for the sequel, alongside Eddie Murphy. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first film, will once again serve as director. Triplets marks Gad’s ...

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Stars in Space! Aaron Tveit, Benjamin Walker and Lea Michele Lead Our Dream Cast for Star Wars: The Musical

Stars in Space! Aaron Tveit, Benjamin Walker and Lea Michele Lead Our Dream Cast for Star Wars: The Musical

Disney’s recent buyout of LucasFilm has the entire entertainment industry buzzing now that three new Star Wars movies are in the works. Disney already has a hand in some of Broadway’s splashiest musicals, and with action spectacles like Spider-Man and the upcoming King Kong musical becoming a norm on Broadway, it wouldn't be a huge surprise should the Mouse House ...

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Watch Josh Gad Go Wild in the White House in New 1600 Penn Promo

Watch Josh Gad Go Wild in the White House in New 1600 Penn Promo

Josh Gad just can’t fit in anywhere, can he? The former Book of Mormon star plays yet another daydreaming misfit on NBC’s upcoming political comedy 1600 Penn, which follows a dysfunctional family that just happens to live in the White House. Gad (who co-created the sitcom) will surely pepper in some chaos to the presidential proceedings as the Commander-in-Chief's son ...

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White House Comedy 1600 Penn, Starring Josh Gad, to Debut in January

White House Comedy 1600 Penn, Starring Josh Gad, to Debut in January

Former The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad is officially moving into the White House this winter. Gad's new NBC comedy 1600 Penn, in which he plays the son of the President of the United States, will being its run on January 10, 2013, according to TVLine.com.

1600 Penn follows a dysfunctional First Family in which the out-of-control oldest ...

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Alan Cumming to Host Britannia Awards; The Book of Mormon Among Winners

Alan Cumming to Host Britannia Awards; The Book of Mormon Among Winners

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming has been tapped to return as the host of the 2012 Britannia Awards when the ceremony is held in Los Angeles on November 7. Among the presenters at the event are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and original Book of Mormon star Josh Gad.

Gad’s involvement with the starry list of celebs is likely because Book ...

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Johnny Depp Gets His Bard On, Jonathan Groff Can Make Anything Sexy & More Lessons of the Week

Johnny Depp Gets His Bard On, Jonathan Groff Can Make Anything Sexy & More Lessons of the Week

T.G.I.F., theater fans! Another week on Broadway has come and gone, and we’ve laughed, cried and peed on a rug (well, actually that was Rory O’Malley). From Bette Midler’s Glee casting choices to the quiche preferences of 5 Lesbians, we’ve learned a ton of important lessons this week. Check them out below!


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Rory O’Malley Joins Book of Mormon Co-Star Josh Gad on NBC's 1600 Penn

Rory O’Malley Joins Book of Mormon Co-Star Josh Gad on NBC's 1600 Penn

If Mitt Romney doesn't win the election, there will still be plenty of Mormons in the White House...on TV at least! The Book of Mormon star Rory O’Malley is set to join his former co-star (and college roommate) Josh Gad on NBC’s midseason political sitcom, 1600 Penn, which Gad also co-created.

According to TV Guide, O’Malley will play a ...

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Thanks for Sharing, Starring Josh Gad and Gwyneth Paltrow, Nearing Acquisition at Toronto Film Festival

Thanks for Sharing, Starring Josh Gad and Gwyneth Paltrow, Nearing Acquisition at Toronto Film Festival

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are closing a deal to acquire Thanks For Sharing, a dramedy about sex addicts starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad and Gwyneth Paltrow, according to Deadline.com. The comedy, by co-writer and director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right), premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday night.

Thanks For Sharing follows three recovering ...

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Josh Gad to Guest Star as Beer Delivery Man on TV’s New Girl

Josh Gad to Guest Star as Beer Delivery Man on TV’s New Girl

Tony nominee Josh Gad will guest star as a beer delivery man on TV’s New Girl, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Broadway alum, who is gearing up to star in the NBC comedy 1600 Penn, will appear in one of the FOX series' two back-to-back premiere episodes on September 25.

On the New Girl, Gad will play Bearclaw, a ...

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