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'Cabaret' to go on tour beginning January 2016

Cabaret is heading off Broadway: The stage musical will launch a tour beginning in January 2016 that will include stops in more than 20 North American cities.

Alan Cummingwho won a Tony for his role in 1998and Emma Stone currently star in the show, which first hit Broadway in 1966 and returned for its Broadway revival earlier this year. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow', 'Walking Dead', and more earn TV mid-season finale awards

It’s officially that time of year when all your shows are on hiatus—leaving you to ponder (and possibly re-watch) their fall finales for the next month of your life. In other words, your holidays will be plagued with thoughts like these: “Where is Olivia Pope?” “Is Oliver Queen really dead?” “What’s going to happen to Cary Agos?”

Before you get too deep into the “what does it all mean” portion of the coping process, let’s acknowledge some of the best and worst moments that 2014’s mid-season finales had to offer. To do that, we’ve handed out a few (figurative) awards for the hours that will stick with us through the holidays:

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Spider-Woman has a cool new costume

Back in August, there was a bit of controversy around the new Spider-Woman series—specifically focusing on a variant cover that was a bit suggestive, like how Basic Instinct was a bit suggestive or Shame was a bit Fassbender-y. One thing that got a bit lost in the controversy: There’s a new Spider-Woman series! Jessica Drew has been a superpowered bench player for decades, and it’s always cool to see another female-centric mainstream superhero series. READ FULL STORY

Chelsea Peretti started her stand-up career by telling fart jokes

Chelsea Peretti has some advice for aspiring stand-up comedians: Stage time, stage time, stage time, stage time — oh, and stage time. And yes, she realizes how irritating repeating “stage time” is.

Peretti currently stars as Gina on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and just released a stand-up special on Netflix titled Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greatsbut, just like any of the greats, Peretti had to get her start somewhere — and that start was on a stage where she made poorly received jokes about the always-popular subject of crop dusting.

Along the way, Peretti’s looked to people like Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, and Sarah Silverman for inspiration, and right now is watching up-and-coming comedians like Yassir Lester and Esther Povitsky. READ FULL STORY

'School of Rock' musical coming to Broadway, courtesy of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jack Black, Downton Abbey, and The Phantom of the Opera don’t necessarily go together, but that changes with the arrival of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical passion project on Broadway.

School of Rock—The Musical, a stage adaptation based on the hit 2003 film starring Black as a wannabe rocker who forms a band at a prestigious prep school, will make its world premiere in New York at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 2, 2015 in anticipation of a Dec. 6 opening. READ FULL STORY

'The Colbert Report' has a yard sale and sells Michael Stipe, Beatles figurines, more

Stephen Colbert continued his farewell week from The Colbert Report last night when he sold off some beloved props from the show, including shelf decoration Michael Stipe.

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Telltale Games announces new 'Minecraft' episodic video game series

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Story-driven experiences created by a game developer are definitely not the first thing players may think of when discussing Minecraft, but it’s most certainly a quality that’s come to define developer Telltale Games.

And so while the idea of a Minecraft game all about narrative and characters may seem odd, it makes all the more sense when it’s in the hands of the team behind The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.

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Lady Gaga recalls some good advice she got from a stripper

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have a few things in common: musical talent, the album they just made together, and their appearance on The Tonight Show last night, to name a few. But there are other areas where the two of them are very different.

For example, when Jimmy Fallon brought up that one time Bennett took advice from a cab driver in New York, he then asked Gaga if she’d ever taken advice from a stranger. She had. Only she got her advice from an elderly stripper in Atlanta. As you do.

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Time travel meets indie-movie charm in 'Life Is Strange' trailer

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Life Is Strange looks like a video game attempting to be an indie film.

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'Gone With the Wind' at 75: A first-time viewer and an expert discuss

Hillary Busis has seen Gone with the Wind approximately one billion times. Neil Janowitz … hasn’t. On the occasion of the film’s recent 75th anniversary, he decided to change that.

HILLARY: Neil: It breaks my heart (but doesn’t totally surprise me) to hear that you’ve never seen or read Gone With the Wind. I’m gonna start by asking you a simple question: What do you know (or think you know) about Margaret Mitchell’s classic story? READ FULL STORY

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