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Christmas Comes Early! Tina Fey, Michael Shannon & More Headline Benefit Reading of Reckless

Christmas Comes Early! Tina Fey, Michael Shannon & More Headline Benefit Reading of Reckless

Emmy winner Tina Fey, along with stage favorites (from left above) Jenni Barber, Leslie KritzerMichael Esper, Daniel Breaker, Michael Shannon, Quincy Tyler Bernstine and playwright-turned-stage-directions-reader Amy Herzog, joined forces to bring Craig Lucas' hallucinatory Christmas fable Reckless to New York audiences on October 28. The dark comedy (which debuted at off-Broadway's Circle Repertory Theatre in 1989 and was ...

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Lauren Ambrose, Michael Shannon, Kathy Najimy & More to Star in Benefit Reading of Reckless

Lauren Ambrose, Michael Shannon, Kathy Najimy & More to Star in Benefit Reading of Reckless

Housewives and husbands and hit-men, oh my! Craig Lucas’ acclaimed 1983 dark comedy Reckless is returning to New York City for one night only, starring stage and screen favorites Lauren Ambrose, Michael Shannon, Kathy Najimy and more. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the reading will benefit Safe Horizon, an organization that helps victims of violence overcome crisis and restore their lives ...

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American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Rock the Big Screen in October

American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Rock the Big Screen in October

Since Broadway Idiot premiered at South By Southwest in March, American Idiot fans have been patiently waiting to catch a screening of the documentary, which charts the journey of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the cast to the Great White Way. The wait is over! The movie will hit NYC theaters on October 11, with a wider release ...

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American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the cast of Broadway’s American Idiot are heading to Austin! Broadway Idiot, a new documentary featuring Armstrong and the cast on the road to the Great White Way, will premiere at the Texas film and music festival South By Southwest. The festival officially kicks off March 8 and will run through March ...

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NBC Thriller Do No Harm, Starring Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad & Michael Esper, Sets Premiere Date

NBC Thriller Do No Harm, Starring Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad & Michael Esper, Sets Premiere Date

The premiere of NBC's new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-esque medical drama Do No Harm will air January 31, 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With a pilot episode directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the new drama will run Thursday nights at 10 PM EST. 

Do No Harm stars stars Steven Pasquale as neurosurgeon Jeffrey Kohn, a ...

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Mad Men’s Charlie Hofheimer to Replace Michael Esper in The Lyons

Mad Men’s Charlie Hofheimer to Replace Michael Esper in The Lyons

Mad Men’s Charlie Hofheimer will assume the role of Curtis Lyons in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons beginning June 12 at the Cort Theatre. Hofheimer will take over the role from its originator Michael Esper, who will leave the production June 8 to begin work on the new NBC drama Do No Harm. Hofheimer joins a cast headed by ...

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Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

Hear The Lyons Roar in an All-New Squigs Portrait

Nicky Silver’s side-splitting comedy The Lyons stars 2012 Tony nominee Linda Lavin and Tony winner Dick Latessa as Rita and Ben Lyons, the unconventional and emotionally abusive parents of Curtis (Michael Esper) and Lisa (Kate Jennings Grant) Lyons. As the show begins, the Lyons family is at a crossroads as their patriarch lies dying and the three remaining family ...

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NBC Picks Up Steven Pasquale Medical Drama Do No Harm

NBC Picks Up Steven Pasquale Medical Drama Do No Harm

NBC has ordered Do No Harm, the medical drama featuring Steven Pasquale in dual lead roles, to series, according to Deadline.com. Tony-winning director Michael Mayer, who recently helmed the pilot of Smash, also directed the show's initial episode. The cast also features Tony winner Phylicia Rashad and The Lyons star Michael Esper. No start date has been announced ...

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Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck

Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck

The announcement of the Tony nominations is always exciting, but with only five available slots per category, there are sure to be a performers who don't get those congratulatory phone calls. Below, Broadway.com looks at five snubbed actors we hoped to see included on the ballot. Talk about a competitive season for this year's male headliners! Have ...

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Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Meet the Matriarch! Linda Lavin & Co. Celebrate the Opening of The Lyons

Nicky Silver’s celebrated comedy The Lyons opened on the Great White Way on April 23, and the entire off-Broadway company couldn’t be happier to bring this show to the Main Stem. After the show’s hilarious and talented stars Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa, Michael Esper and Kate Jennings Grant took their bows, the cast joined their famous guests ...

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