After nine years’ absence, Hugh Jackman bounces back to host this Sunday’s Tony Awards broadcast in a big way. Taking a break from rehearsals at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, he gave props to Neil Patrick Harris, another four-time Tony host who’s up for his first award this year for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (Jackman earned his own statuette in 2003 for the musical The Boy From Oz.) His advice to Harris: “Sneak some food in…or a hip flask, whatever works for you.” While dismissing any notion that he might one day star in a Wolverine musical, the X-Men star did talk about his plans to return to the New York stage this fall in a three-character drama, The River, opening this fall in a theater that’s about half the size of the one where he performed Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway three years ago. No, he’s not trying to make it harder for fans to see him. “It’s a very intimate play,” he explains. Check out our exclusive clip after the jump (and come back Sunday for our Tony live blog, starting at 8 p.m. ET #EWTonys). READ FULL STORY
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx interview each other -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
If you pick up a copy of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, you’ll get a deep dive look into the expanded superhero franchise of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But if you want to know about the really important things, like who is afraid of spiders or who can stop a crime in real life, then Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx have some answers for you!
After making a bold Broadway debut in the powerful equine drama Equus and following up with a singing, dancing stint in the glossy 1960s musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the always astonishing Daniel Radcliffe is back for round three on the Broadway stage — in something completely, totally different.
Radcliffe willreprise his role as Billy in playwright Martin McDonagh’s 1996 black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan, which follows a disabled Irish boy (Radcliffe) who dreams of appearing in a documentary being filmed by a Hollywood crew on a nearby island (the real-life 1934 film Man of Aran). The can’t-miss production reunites the critically acclaimed cast who performed the show last year on London’s West End, as directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage.
“We were fortunate enough that we got a great reaction from London crowds, but I remember at the time really thinking, ‘God, this play, I really think it would go down so well in New York, and I really hope we get the chance to do it there,’” Radcliffe tells EW from the set of Frankenstein, which he’s shooting in England with James McAvoy. “And then it just didn’t look like it was going to happen, so when the opportunity came around again earlier this year, I just leapt at it. We had a great time doing it in London, and I’m pretty sure I can speak for everyone involved when I say that.”
Estelle Parsons on her Molotov-cocktail-tossing return to Broadway in 'The Velocity of Autumn' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Oscar winner and former Roseanne star Estelle Parsons will soon have another feisty leading role on Broadway. Beginning April 1 at the Booth Theatre (“a magical theater,” says the 86-year-old actress), Parsons will play her first full-fledged starring role on the Great White Way since her celebrated turn as Violet Weston in August: Osage County in 2008-09 (when she took over for Tony winner Deanna Dunagan). In Eric Coble’s dark comedy, The Velocity of Autumn, Parsons portrays a near-octogenerian named Alexandra who arms herself with Molotov cocktails to resist her eviction from her Brooklyn brownstone — only to have her estranged son (Stephen Spinella) climb through her window in an effort to make peace. READ FULL STORY
It’s been seven whole years since the off-Broadway premiere of Spring Awakening, the youth-oriented musical that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical hit and introduced the world to such breakout stars as Lea Michele (Glee), Jonathan Groff (Frozen), and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom).
Now, the Atlantic Theatre Company has reassembled the entire original cast to launch a new social-media campaign, ATC Uncovered, which aims to connect fans to the inner-workings of the off-Broadway company. In addition to the the exclusive video below, in which Michele and Groff recall the first performances of Spring Awakening in ATC’s tiny 199-seat theater, the program will include a live-stream Facebook Q&A event with the cast on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by original castmate Brian Charles Johnson.
“This is where our love blossomed,” Michele and Groff say of the reunion, captured in this exclusive video clip. It’s really an amazing thing to watch these twentysomethings rekindle their friendship. Watch below, and prepare to have your “Totally F—ed” memories come flooding back!
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You know what I’ve heard most about the new Broadway musical Beautiful? For all the great songs recorded by singer Carole King, there are dozens more that she wrote that you might not even have even known were hers. That will all change with the arrival of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a long-in-the-works project that bounces its way onto Broadway this week with red-hot rising star Jessie Mueller in the title role as music icon King.
All of King’s iconic hits will spring to life on the Broadway stage in the show, which boasts a book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince. It’s the infectious music that will get you buzzing, and EW’s got a sneak peek at several songs from the ‘60s tuner.
Below, get a hypnotic musical taste of what’s to come from the ever-stunning Mueller and the stacked cast, which includes Degrassi vet Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, and Jarrod Spector. The clips include Mueller’s take on “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (plus a version by The Shirelles), the title song “Beautiful,” and my personal karaoke classic, “Natural Woman.”
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The wait is over, if you’ve been waiting. The X Factor has chosen its Top 16 — four each for Kelly Rowland’s Over 25′s, Paulina Rubio’s Boys, Demi Lovato’s Girls, and Simon Cowell’s Groups. Watch each hopeful singer or group (though the correct-in-many-ways term on The X Factor is “act”) tell their “15-Second Life Stories” in some exclusive clips below.
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Charlie Sheen as President? Well, not exactly. First of all, Sheen now goes by the name Carlos Estevez, and he’s not running for President. However, he does play the President in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills, and we have an exclusive video of Sheen — sorry, Estevez — telling us what he would do if he were the man in charge.
On his list of top priorities are nude Tuesdays, legalizing marijuana, and making Twitter illegal and “punishable by death.” About what you expected?
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The splashy new musical version of Big Fish — the beloved 2003 Tim Burton film, as well as a heralded Daniel Wallace novel before that — is fully under way in previews at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre for an opening on Oct. 6. But you now have a cushy pre-opening seat (after the jump) to witness key moments from the new Susan Stroman-Andrew Lippa-John August tuner, which teases chorines, giants, acrobats, and elephants (oh my!), as well as the always-endearing glimpse of the inimitable Norbert Leo Butz tenderly essaying a catchy new song. And best of all, unlike the film, you don’t have to witness the irreversible sight of Danny DeVito’s bare bottom. Enjoy, stage fans!
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