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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 was ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 appeared ...

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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 ...

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