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Raise a Glass to Long Day's Journey Into Night Stars Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon & John Gallagher Jr. on Opening Night

Raise a Glass to Long Day's Journey Into Night Stars Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon & John Gallagher Jr. on Opening Night

The Tyrones are back on Broadway! The Jonathan Kent-helmed revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night opens officially at the American Airlines Theatre on April 27. 

To celebrate the occasion, Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson created this portrait of the whole clan: Oscar winner Jessica Lange as matriarch Mary Tyrone, Gabriel Byrne as her husband ...

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Colby Minifie Completes Cast of Long Day's Journey Into Night, Joining Jessica Lange, Michael Shannon & More

Colby Minifie Completes Cast of Long Day's Journey Into Night, Joining Jessica Lange, Michael Shannon & More

Colby Minifie will round out the starry cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. She joins a lineup that includes Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon. Performances will begin on April 3 (instead of the previously announced March 31) at the American Airlines Theatre; opening night is set for ...

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Jessica Lange & Michael Shannon-Led Long Day’s Journey Into Night Pushes Back Broadway Opening Night

Jessica Lange & Michael Shannon-Led Long Day’s Journey Into Night Pushes Back Broadway Opening Night

The first date switcheroo after the Tony Awards changed eligibility deadlines has been announced. The upcoming revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night has pushed back opening night to April 27, 2016; it had previously been scheduled for April 19 at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the Roundabout production of Eugene O’Neill’s classic will star Oscar and ...

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Tickets Now Available to See Jessica Lange, Michael Shannon & More in Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway

Tickets Now Available to See Jessica Lange, Michael Shannon & More in Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway

Tickets are now on sale to see Oscar and Emmy winner Jessica Lange, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. and Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne in Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Directed by Jonathan Kent, the Roundabout production of Eugene O’Neill’s classic will play a limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre from March 31, 2016 through June ...

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Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange & More for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange & More for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Oscar nominee and stage vet Michael Shannon will return to Broadway next spring in the Roundabout production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Shannon will play James Tyrone, Jr, joining the previously announced Oscar and Emmy winner Jessica Lange as Mary, Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. as Edmund and Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne as James.

Performances will begin at ...

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This Week’s Picks! Get Freaky with Michael Shannon, Return to Phantom's Lair & Say Ciao to Madison County

This Week’s Picks! Get Freaky with Michael Shannon, Return to Phantom's Lair & Say Ciao to Madison County

Spring is finally, officially, here. Woo-hoo! But if Mother Nature suddenly plays some sick meteorological joke and New York gets blasted with a blizzard, that’s still no excuse to say inside. There’s plenty of great stuff happening this week, including the arrival of a new Phantom and Christine, the early departure of a new musical, and a Broadway belle’s one-woman ...

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Exclusive Video! See Michael Shannon as a Heroin Junkie in Eric Bogosian’s 'Godhead'

Exclusive Video! See Michael Shannon as a Heroin Junkie in Eric Bogosian’s 'Godhead'

To celebrate the publication of Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues, a slew of actors are performing excerpts on camera. The ever-growing roster includes Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Tilly, Tate Donovan, Stephen Lang, Jessica Hecht, Dylan Baker, Yul Vasquez, Richard Kind and David Zayas. Their work can be viewed on Bogosian’s new website 100monologues.com. The book, which comes out in May, collects ...

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Michael Shannon, Andre De Shields & More Honored at Chicago’s 2013 Jeff Awards

Michael Shannon, Andre De Shields & More Honored at Chicago’s 2013 Jeff Awards

Broadway favorites Michael Shannon, Andre De Shields, Mariann Mayberry and more won big at the 45th Annual Jeff Awards, a ceremony that celebrates the vitality of Chicago area theater. Legendary Chicago actor Dale Benson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the theater community, and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Rajiv Joseph was recognized for his new ...

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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 ...

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What the What?! Tina Fey and Leslie Kritzer Complete the Starry Cast of Benefit Reading of Craig Lucas’ Reckless

What the What?! Tina Fey and Leslie Kritzer Complete the Starry Cast of Benefit Reading of Craig Lucas’ Reckless

You can go right ahead and just add this to your must-see list ASAP: Emmy winner Tina Fey and Broadway fave Leslie Kritzer are set to join the one-night-only benefit reading of Craig Lucas’ acclaimed 1983 dark comedy Reckless. Fey replaces the previously announced Lauren Ambrose and Kritzer is stepping in for Miriam Shor. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the reading ...

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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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Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

 Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

Every year, Broadway.com editors recognize performances we couldn't forget—and our list of the 10 best for 2012 is a mix of laugh-out-loud star turns, musical headliners and more. The Performances of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:


Christian Borle in Peter and the Starcatcher
Beneath Christian Borle’s mild-mannered exterior beats the heart of a fearless physical comedian—and his scene-stealing ...

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Steve Kazee, Laura Osnes, Katie Finneran & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Steve Kazee, Laura Osnes, Katie Finneran & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 24th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 3 and 4 at the New Amsterdam Theatre and include a slew of talent from across the board serving as judges ...

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Surprise! Ed Asner Celebrates His 83rd Birthday with Paul Rudd & the Cast of Grace

Surprise! Ed Asner Celebrates His 83rd Birthday with Paul Rudd & the Cast of Grace

Legendary stage and screen curmudgeon Ed Asner had nothing to complain about on November 15, when his Grace co-stars Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington presented him with a special birthday surprise! After the performance of Craig Wright's drama, the Mary Tyler Moore vet celebrated his 83rd birthday onstage in front of a cheering crowd of Broadway fans. Check ...

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Michael Shannon Weighs in on Grace's Notorious Vomit Incident on Good Day NY

Michael Shannon Weighs in on Grace's Notorious Vomit Incident on Good Day NY

Grace star Michael Shannon had a “perplexing” night on November 14, when a theatergoer seated in the balcony vomited onto audience members in the orchestra section below! Shannon headed to Good Day NY to chat about the bizarre experience of performing during the odd experience, admitting “nobody was really listening” to the play anymore. Shannon, who plays Sam, a reclusive ...

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Paul Rudd and His Grace Co-Stars Kept it Together as a Theatergoer Vomited All Over the Audience

Paul Rudd and His Grace Co-Stars Kept it Together as a Theatergoer Vomited All Over the Audience

Looks like ushers might need to start handing out umbrellas as theatergoers take their seats these days. Audience members in the orchestra section at Grace's November 14 evening performance were the victims of quite the unpleasant surprise when a theatergoer seated in the balcony suddenly vomited on the crowd from above. 

A patron, who was reportedly drunk and ...

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Kate Arrington on Childhood Hair Memories and Co-Starring with Real-Life Love Michael Shannon in Grace

Kate Arrington on Childhood Hair Memories and Co-Starring with Real-Life Love Michael Shannon in Grace

Age & Hometown: 37; Raleigh, North Carolina

Current Role: A divine Broadway debut as Sara, a devout Christian housewife who has a monumental change of heart in Grace.

Let the Sunshine In: Growing up in the Bible Belt, Kate Arrington attended Bible camp, “not because I was Christian—it’s just what you did if you wanted to have friends.” At ...

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Picture Perfect! Sardi’s Pays Tribute to Grace Leading Men Paul Rudd, Ed Asner & Michael Shannon

Picture Perfect! Sardi’s Pays Tribute to Grace Leading Men Paul Rudd, Ed Asner & Michael Shannon
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It was a divine evening at Broadway hot spot Sardi’s on October 9, when Grace stars Paul Rudd, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon were honored with portraits on the restaurant’s famed wall. The trio currently stars in Craig Wright’s new dark comedy about a devout young couple who move to Florida to open a chain of gospel-themed motels. Rudd, Asner ...

It's a Divine Night for Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner & Kate Arrington at the Opening of Grace

It's a Divine Night for Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner & Kate Arrington at the Opening of Grace

Grace stars Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Kate Arrington celebrated the official opening night of Craig Wright’s chilling dark comedy about the pursuit of faith. Watch this chat with the cast of this holy new play!

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Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington Celebrate the Heavenly Opening Night of Grace

Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington Celebrate the Heavenly Opening Night of Grace
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Stage and screen stars Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington were in good company on October 4, when they kicked off the opening night of Grace, a divinely dark comedy by Craig Wright. Set in sunny Florida, Grace is the story of a devout young couple (Rudd and Arrington) who decide to open a chain of Gospel-themed ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Have Faith in Grace, Starring Paul Rudd, Ed Asner & Michael Shannon?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Have Faith in Grace, Starring Paul Rudd, Ed Asner & Michael Shannon?

Craig Wright's Grace is spurring debate about the meaning of faith at the Cort Theatre. Were Broadway.com Word of Mouth panelists Brad, Ruth and Jane convinced by Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Kate Arrington

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Thumbs Up! Michael Shannon Reveals His Sensitive Side in Grace…and We Love It

Thumbs Up! Michael Shannon Reveals His Sensitive Side in Grace…and We Love It

Michael Shannon isn’t the cuddly type. In fact, after seeing his Oscar-nominated performance as schizophrenic son John Givings in Revolutionary Road and his steely turn as Nelson Van Alden in Boardwalk Empire, we'd give him an award for Most Likely to Scare the Crap Out of Us. He's also known for creeptastic stage performances in off-Broadway's Bug and Killer Joe ...

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Squigs Pens a Divine Portrait of Grace Stars Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington & Ed Asner

Squigs Pens a Divine Portrait of Grace Stars Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington & Ed Asner

Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington are sparking a heated debate about the meaning of faith in Grace, a dark comedy by Craig Wright. Set in sunny Florida, Grace tells the story of Steve and Sara, a religious young couple who move south to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels. As Steve and Sara preach their beliefs ...

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Grace, Starring Paul Rudd & Michael Shannon, Opens on Broadway

Grace, Starring Paul Rudd & Michael Shannon, Opens on Broadway

Grace, a divinely dark comedy by Craig Wright, opens October 4 on Broadway. The production, which stars Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Kate Arrington, is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 6 at the Cort Theatre.

Directed by Dexter Bullard, Grace is the story of Steve (Rudd) and Sara (Arrington), a devout young couple who move to ...

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HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire, Featuring Broadway's Michael Shannon and Bobby Cannavale

HBO Renews Boardwalk Empire, Featuring Broadway's Michael Shannon and Bobby Cannavale

Good news for New York stage actors and their fans: HBO has ordered a fourth season of its Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire, according to The New York Times. Set in Atlantic City in the 1920s, the show is filmed on an elaborate soundstage on the Brooklyn waterfront.

In addition to Emmy-nominated star Steve Buscemi as corrupt politician-turned-gangster Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk ...

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