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Odds & Ends: Mandy Patinkin Could be Broadway Bound, Les Miz Scribe Alain Boublil's New Show & More

Odds & Ends: Mandy Patinkin Could be Broadway Bound, Les Miz Scribe Alain Boublil's New Show & More

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

Mandy Patinkin Could be Broadway Bound
This is interesting. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced that owing to a “schedule conflict resulting from participation in an upcoming Broadway production, Mandy Patinkin has withdrawn his engagement with the Orchestra, slated for January 22.” Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander will be ...

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Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Bullets Star Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, Starring Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad

Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Bullets Star Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, Starring Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad

This is it! Bullets Over Broadway may have some killer wigs, but nothing like this. Wish I Was Here, directed by and starring Bullets star Zach Braff and co-written with his brother, Adam Braff, has released a teaser trailer, below, and the opening shot could put the angels of Kinky Boots into a fit of jealousy! The film tells the ...

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Finding Neverland, Along With Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac in Vaudeville, to Headline A.R.T. 2014-15 Season

Finding Neverland, Along With Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac in Vaudeville, to Headline A.R.T. 2014-15 Season

Peter’s back! According to The New York Times, a revamped version of Finding Neverland will kick off the 2014-15 season at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge this July, with its sights set on Broadway and the West End. The season will also feature Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac in The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, a ...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Darren Criss, Mandy Patinkin & More to Voice Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Darren Criss, Mandy Patinkin & More to Voice Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (a.k.a. the boy who needs to come to Broadway) will be voicing the lead role in the English-language release of Hayao Miyazaki's likely final film, The Wind Rises. According to USA Today, Disney will release the dubbed version of the animated movie, which charts the life and times of World War II fighter plane designer Jiro ...

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The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Starring Mandy Patinkin, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Starring Mandy Patinkin, Begins Performances Off-Broadway

Quick, to Noah's Ark! Classic Stage Company's The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville starts performances on December 14. Starring Tony and four-time Emmy award winner Mandy Patinkin and performance artist Taylor Mac, the off-Broadway workshop presentation will play a limited engagement at the Abrons Arts Center through December 31.

Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan ...

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Tickets Now On Sale for The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Starring Mandy Patinkin

Tickets Now On Sale for The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Starring Mandy Patinkin

Apocalypse now! Tickets are now available for Classic Stage Company's The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville. Starring Tony and four-time Emmy award winner Mandy Patinkin and performance artist Taylor Mac, the off-Broadway show begins performances at the Abrons Arts Center on December 14. The production will play a limited engagement through December 31.

Directed and choreographed by ...

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Inconceivable! Disney Stage Adaptation of The Princess Bride in the Works

Inconceivable! Disney Stage Adaptation of The Princess Bride in the Works

Get out your swords, because Inigo Montoya, Westley, Buttercup and Vizzini could be heading to Broadway! Disney Theatrical Productions is readying a stage adaptation of the beloved 1973 novel and 1987 film, The Princess Bride. No casting, creative team, dates or theater have been announced, but we’ve got our fingers crossed (all six of them) that the show will premiere ...

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Will Tony Winner Billy Porter Go Hollywood with Barry Levinson's The Humbling?

Will Tony Winner Billy Porter Go Hollywood with Barry Levinson's The Humbling?

Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter is in negotiations to join the movie adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Humbling, according to Deadline.com and confirmed by the star, who tweeted a link to the story saying "this is gonna happen." Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, Al Pacino, Greta Gerwif and Dianne Wiest are already on board.

The Humbling ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Sarah Paulson to Scare Up an Emmy Win for American Horror Story

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Sarah Paulson to Scare Up an Emmy Win for American Horror Story

Although the Emmy Awards are a week away, Broadway.com got an early start on our predictions for this year’s ceremony by asking readers which Broadway veteran most deserved to take home television’s top prize. With more than 30 of this year’s nominees having at least one Broadway credit, the choices were many—but fans have spoken, and three actors rose ...

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Cherry Jones Never Forgets a Fan, Lea Michele Gets a Girlfriend & More Lessons of the Week

Cherry Jones Never Forgets a Fan, Lea Michele Gets a Girlfriend & More Lessons of the Week

It’s just about time for the weekend, which means Broadway.com is looking back on the news that made us laugh, learn and question our very existence. From Derek Klena’s backside pride to the sin that Jackee Harry still can’t forgive, brush up on this week’s hottest lessons below.


Annaleigh Ashford Has Only One Pair of Pants
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Tony-Winning Homeland Star Mandy Patinkin on His TV Highs and Lows: ‘I Behaved Abominably’

Tony-Winning Homeland Star Mandy Patinkin on His TV Highs and Lows: ‘I Behaved Abominably’

Theater fans revere Tony winner Mandy Patinkin for his indelible performances in Evita, The Secret Garden and Sunday in the Park With George, plus Shakespeare, concerts with Patti LuPone and much more. These days, Patinkin is also a darling of TV viewers for his superb, Emmy-nominated work as CIA honcho Saul Berenson on Homeland. In an article to be published ...

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10 Broadway-Turned-TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Love in 2013

10 Broadway-Turned-TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Love in 2013

With the announcement of the primetime Emmy nominations drawing near (July 18, y’all!), we’re giddy with anticipation that some of our favorite Broadway-turned-TV stars could land nods for their killer performances on the telly. The competition is fiercer than ever, though, and this year’s crop of stage stars will have to edge out a whole other batch of Broadway alums ...

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Sunny the Dog Is a Tramp, Faith Prince Is Turning Japanese & More Lessons of the Week

Sunny the Dog Is a Tramp, Faith Prince Is Turning Japanese & More Lessons of the Week

As the adage goes, there’s no business like show business—and it’s especially true this week! A ton of exciting, wacky and downright crazy stuff happened, and Broadway.com is here to fill you in. Check out the top 10 lessons we learned in the last seven days.


Neil Patrick Harris Dreams of Dragdom
After six years playing hilarious womanizer Barney ...

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Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman, Duncan Sheik, Finn Wittrock & More Join CSC's Starry New Season

Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman, Duncan Sheik, Finn Wittrock & More Join CSC's Starry New Season

Classic Stage Company has announced plans for its 2013-14 season. The lineup will include Finn Wittrock and Elizabeth Olsen as the star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet, a new musical starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, Bertolt Brecht's A Man's a Man, featuring new music by Duncan Sheik, and David Ives' adaptation of The Heir Apparent.

William Shakespeare's Romeo and ...

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Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin Serenade 2012 Tony Nominees in Episode Five of Her Reality Series

Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin Serenade 2012 Tony Nominees in Episode Five of Her Reality Series

In the fifth episode of Entrances, Exits and Everything In Between, Josh Johnston gives us a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his mother, Patti LuPone, prepping for her appearance at the 2012 Tony Awards. The two-time Tony winner popped up in the opening number, but a highlight of the show was LuPone and Mandy Patinkin presenting the award for Best Musical ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tony Nominees Amy Morton & Tracy Letts to Join TV’s Homeland

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tony Nominees Amy Morton & Tracy Letts to Join TV’s Homeland

After starring together in Broadway's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tony nominees Amy Morton and Tracy Letts will reunite on season three of Showtime's Homeland, according to TVLine.com. Morton will play the recurring role of Erin Kimball, Carrie’s attorney appointed by the CIA. Letts will take on the role of Senator Andrew Lockhart, an authoritative, no-nonsense committee chairman, also ...

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Homeland's Mandy Patinkin Joins Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Film Project Wish I Was Here

Homeland's Mandy Patinkin Joins Zach Braff’s Kickstarter Film Project Wish I Was Here

Homeland star Mandy Patinkin is the first actor to be cast in Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded film project Wish I Was Here, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Patinkin will play the father of Braff’s character Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor and father who must homeschool his two young children when his ailing dad can no longer pay for the kids to ...

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Bill Condon's Side Show Revival, Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin Reunion & More Set for Kennedy Center Season

Bill Condon's Side Show Revival, Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin Reunion & More Set for Kennedy Center Season

The Kennedy Center has announced the line-up for its 2013-14 season, which will bring Bill Condon’s reworking of Side Show, the Broadway-bound musical Flashdance and Tony winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin to Washington D.C. Also on tap for the Kennedy Center's season are the national tour productions of The Lion King, Elf, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet and the precious ...

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Photo Flashback: The Stage Roots of Homeland’s Spies and Spymasters

Photo Flashback: The Stage Roots of Homeland’s Spies and Spymasters

It’s been a while since a TV cast has boasted enough theater vets to deserve a photo flashback (check out previous stories on The Good Wife, Mad Men and True Blood), but Homeland definitely fills the bill. As Showtime’s addictive spy drama barrels toward its Season Two climax, we took a look at the stage roots of a company that ...

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What a Mensch! See Mandy Patinkin Ditch a Homeland Scoop for Baby Freakout

What a Mensch! See Mandy Patinkin Ditch a Homeland Scoop for Baby Freakout

We didn’t need another reason to love the adorably bearded bundle of fuzzies that is Mandy Patinkin, but now we have one! The Homeland star and Broadway vet eschewed conversation about his hit Showtime drama when one of the two anchors on Good Day New York bolted mid-interview because his wife went into labor. “Oh my God, how thrilling!” ...

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Homeland for the Holidays! Mandy Patinkin Goes Christmas Caroling with Stephen Colbert

Homeland for the Holidays! Mandy Patinkin Goes Christmas Caroling with Stephen Colbert

Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin may play a terrorist-fighting teddy bear on Homeland, but the velvety vocalist was decidedly less cuddly when he appeared on The Colbert Report on December 12. Stephen Colbert and Patinkin got into some lighthearted arguing about American military tactics that eventually circled back to a relatively happy conclusion. Patinkin was quite animated in delivering a speech ...

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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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Donna Murphy Tells Broadway.com About 'Magical' Vanity Fair Photo Shoot with Streep, Groff and More

Donna Murphy Tells Broadway.com About 'Magical' Vanity Fair Photo Shoot with Streep, Groff and More

In the 50 years since its inception, the Delacorte Theatre has hosted some of the greatest actors of the age as part of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park series. To honor the anniversary, many of these luminaries came together on the Delacorte stage recently, to be photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the July 2012 issue of Vanity Fair ...

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Amanda Seyfried, Paul Rudd, Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow and More to Present at the 2012 Tony Awards

Amanda Seyfried, Paul Rudd, Nick Jonas, Sheryl Crow and More to Present at the 2012 Tony Awards

A slew of celebrites will serve as presenters at the 66th Annual Tony Awards including Les Miserables film star Amanda Seyfried, Paul Rudd, Diner composer Sheryl Crow and Nick Jonas (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the 2012 Awards are set for June 10 at the Beacon Theatre.

Also included on the ...

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Fans Have Their Say! 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced

Fans Have Their Say! 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced

Click Here to Vote For the Winners!

After a week of fan voting, nominations have been announced for the 13th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only major theater prize chosen by Broadway theatergoers.

Topping the list of this year's nominees is the musical Newsies, which received a total of 11 nominations including Favorite New Musical. Leading man Jeremy ...

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