After months of hinting, it was finally announced in official terms that Glenn Close, the six-time Oscar nominee and multi-Emmy-winning star of Dangerous Liaisons and Damages, among many other projects, will take her first stab at Broadway in two decades in Edward Albee’s magnificent domestic dramedy A Delicate Balance, last revived in 1996 in a Tony-winning production with George Grizzard and Elaine Stritch. Aside from a guest-starring stint in the Brit import The Play What I Wrote some 10 years ago, this will be the first time Ms. Close has starred on Broadway since her Tony-winning turn as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd’s Webber’s Sunset Boulevard in 1994. And she has far from a bunch of slouches joining her: John Lithgow (due to play King Lear this summer in NYC’s Central Park), Lindsay Duncan, Martha Plimpton, Clare Higgins, and Bob Balaban (with dozens of awards among them) will also appear in the play, to be directed by last year’s Tony victor for best director of a play, Pam McKinnon (Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). READ FULL STORY
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iCarly star “The Great Miranda Cosgrove” stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to play charades, but received an R-rated surprise from fellow guest John Lithgow, who didn’t quite keep the game PG.
Check out their game of charades below, and find out the answer to the questions: What’s the dirtiest way you can pantomime The Dictator? How uncomfortable can you make a teenage star? READ FULL STORY
John Lithgow is already a legend, but he keeps getting more legendary — racking up a sixth Tony nomination for his titular turn in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Auburn’s The Columnist. Throughout a lengthy career in film and television, Lithgow has remained a native to the stage, earning his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1973’s The Changing Room and his second for Best Actor in a Musical for 2002’s Sweet Smell of Success. EW sat down with the decorated theater veteran to talk Tony nominations, what it means to win and whether his eponymous Columnist could last in the digital age.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You’ve been through this process so many times before—do you manage to learn something new during Tony season each year?
Mainly people ask me to talk about myself, and there’s very little about myself that I haven’t already learned. But this is special this year, I think, because every one of the award nominations I’ve had, of course, have been defined by the role that I’ve been nominated for, and this year it’s for The Columnist. But what absolutely thrills me is that this role and this play are being honored with [these awards], and they are brand new. It’s a premiere that was just sort of unleashed on the public on Broadway, which I think is incredibly courageous and adventurous. In this particular case, when nobody has seen this play before—it didn’t come from London, it didn’t come from regional theater or off Broadway—I think that’s what makes me most proud this time around.
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