"Welcome To New York", the latest single off of Taylor Swift's new album co-written by Ryan Tedder, celebrates not only the city that never sleeps but also the way the city is a place where you can be "who you want" and love who you want. Sings Swift,
Everybody here was someone else before
And you can want who you want
Boys and boys and girls and girls
Listen to a preview of Swift's new song, AFTER THE JUMP...
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Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 2:00 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Music, New York, News, Taylor Swift |
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This month in theatre news, Broadway gets a new Hedwig, Once sets closing date, Pacino teams with Mamet and Sondheim at work on a new musical.
> Michael C. Hall began performances last week in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, stepping in after Girls star Andrew Rannells completed his 8-week run as the trans rocker. Hall, best known for Dexter and Six Feet Under, was just on Broadway last spring in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. No stranger to gender fluidity, he previously played several stints as the Emcee in Roundabout Theatre Company’s 1998 production of Cabaret. Hall will continue as Hedwig through January 4.
> Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Once announced a closing date of January 4 at the Jacobs Theatre. Based on the acclaimed Oscar-winning film of the same name, the Dublin-set musical about a passionate and unlikely romance featuring an ensemble of actor-musicians, will have played 1,167 regular performances and 22 previews. The show’s U.S. national tour continues and a number of international productions are currently running or in development, including a West End production that will close in March of next year.
> Producers announced that Al Pacino will return to Broadway next fall in China Doll, a new play by David Mamet. In a statement, the playwright described it as “a play about a wealthy man, his young fiancé, and an airplane […] I wrote it for Al. It is better than oral sex.” The new play will be directed by Pam MacKinnon and produced by Jeffery Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler at a Shubert theatre to be determined.
> Lincoln Center Theatre announced two new additions to its 2015 docket: Shows for Days, a new comedy by Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance, The Little Dog Laughed) set in a 1970s community theatre, to be directed by Jerry Zaks Off Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, and Preludes, a new musical by Dave Malloy, directed by Rachel Chavkin (creators of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) about Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff at LCT3’s Claire Tow Theatre.
> Stephen Sondheim is at work on a new musical with playwright David Ives (Venus in fur) based on two films by Spanish director Luis Buñuel, The Exterminating Angel and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, according to the New York Times. The Public Theatre and Scott Rudin are producing the new work. No timeline has been set; Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public, said in a statement, “We will do it whenever Steve tells us to.”
Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 1:02 PM EST by Naveen Kumar in Michael C. Hall, Naveen Kumar, New York, News, Stephen Sondheim, Theatre |
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With the news from Wyoming's Governor and Attorney General that the state will not appeal a district judge's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, same-sex couples are officially able to marry in the now aptly named Equality State. Here are the first photos trickling in on Twitter of marriage equality arriving at long last in Wyoming.
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Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 12:36 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Gay Marriage, Gay Wedding, News, Wyoming |
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Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has made good on his promise not to appeal a ruling that came down last week that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, BuzzFeed reports:
The State Defendants, Matthew H. Mead, Governor of Wyoming, Dean Fausset and Dave Urquidez, in their official capacities hereby notify the Court and the parties that they will not appeal the preliminary injunction [Doc. 44] to the United States Court of Appeals for the the Tenth Circuit.
As reported earlier, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said his ruling striking down the ban would take effect immediately if the state filed paperwork saying it would not appeal.
Wyoming will now become the 32nd state plus the District of Columbia that allows same-sex couples to wed.
Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 12:17 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Gay Marriage, News, Wyoming |
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Shia LaBeouf shows off his buff physique for Interview Magazine's latest issue. He talks with Elvis Mitchell about his dark upbringing and, among other things, that now-infamous run-in with Alan Cumming:
LaBEOUF: ...Really I'm gaining control over myself again. I've given up so much control over myself to this industry. I felt like a slave who wasn't allowed to read. That's extreme, but it really is that debilitating when you have no say over it anymore. A lot of my actions in the public—and not all of them, because there have been some straight-up mistakes, like grabbing Alan Cumming's ass and getting arrested in New York at Cabaret.
MITCHELL: Was that about you walking into a theater and turning it into a performance space?
LaBEOUF: I was reading about [pioneering performance artist] Allan Kaprow happenings, and performance art of the '60s and '70s. So I thought, "All right, I know a little about that." We're all involved here. It's not just you on your stage. We're all in here and we're all part of this. I was wrong. The New York crowd didn't see it the same way, and I totally understand that. So I see the error of my ways. But that moment actually saved my life, forced me to look at myself. And when you're in a cell with a f--king mask on your face and a lead jacket, you can really see that some of your life choices were skewed wrong. And for some people it does take that. I still am a very stubborn, hardheaded person who is theatrical by nature. [...]
LaBEOUF:...That's partly what I've been doing for the last year, trying to reinvent myself, in very calculated behavior, and sometimes in very uncalculated behavior.
MITCHELL: What would be an instance of the uncalculated behavior?
LaBEOUF: Well, like, grabbing Alan Cumming's ass and being a drunken buffoon in New York. But the way it gets construed in the media, I have no control over.
Check out a few more photos of LaBeouf baring his body (and bearing it up) for Interview, AFTER THE JUMP...
You can also read the full interview HERE.
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Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 11:48 AM EST by Sean Mandell in Alan Cumming, Interview, News, Shia LaBeouf |
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Itching to know what awaits Downton Abbey's sometimes villainous but almost always tortured gay character Thomas Barrow on the forthcoming season of the popular costume drama? Show creator Julian Fellowes recently revealed one plot twist in store for handsome Thomas that may put you in a tizzy. Find out more, AFTER THE JUMP... (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!)
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Posted Oct. 21,2014 at 11:27 AM EST by Jim Redmond in Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, Rob James-Collier, Television, Video, YouTube |
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