Think you know Wicked‘s “Popular?” Well, you may not totally recognize it on Kristin Chenoweth’s new live album, Coming Home. Chenoweth’s latest version of the song turns Galinda into something of a jet-setter, segueing from English to Japanese, German, and more languages. She calls it “Around the World with Galinda.” READ FULL STORY
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Lea Michele joined Kristin Chenoweth, who was being honored as an inductee to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, onstage this weekend for a duet—and it was hard to shake the notion that she was trying on the role of Elphaba in the long-in-the-works big-screen version of Wicked this past weekend. She also had some words of gratitude for Chenoweth, who comforted Michele after her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, died last summer.
“Last summer, I got an email from Kristin, and she said that ‘music will heal everything,’” Michele said of her one-time Glee co-star before launching into a performance of Wicked‘s “For Good.” “And at the time, I really didn’t quite get how that could be possible, but it really did. And so, a year later, to be here on this stage singing with her is such a blessing and such an honor.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Michele has belted out a hit from Wicked; she’s sung a few of them on Glee and at her own concerts over the years. But fans of the musical might enjoy her take on the powerful duet. READ FULL STORY
Kristin Chenoweth’s long-rumored return to the Broadway stage has been confirmed: The Tony and Emmy winner will star opposite Peter Gallagher in a new revival of the classic Coleman-Comden-Green musical On the Twentieth Century.
Set aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train en route from Chicago to New York, the musical follows a bankrupt theater producer (Gallagher) who tries to persuade his former lover — glamorous Hollywood star Lily Garland (Chenoweth) — to appear in a new show of his that doesn’t actually exist.
The classic musical boasts a score by Cy Coleman and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Scott Ellis will direct, with Warren Carlyle choreographing.
The Roundabout Theatre Company production will open on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12, 2015, following previews which begin on February 12. The 20-week engagement replaces the previously announced production of Noises Off, which has been postponed to the fall of 2015.
If you’re an unmitigated, unapologetic theater geek like me, stepping into a Broadway theater isn’t merely a rite of passage, but a fully immersive religious experience. Having had much experience working inside many of the 40 spaces between 41st Street and 65th Street in Manhattan, you often get asked the question, “How old is this theater?” Now, thanks to the remarkable, painstakingly comprehensive new website Spotlight on Broadway, you can geek out as well by not only answering them, but explaining the entire architectural and production history of each and every one of the 40 theaters that currently occupy the Great White Way.
Spotlight on Broadway was launched this fall as a project of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and if you are a Broadway Baby in any way, this will become as addictive to you as Candy Crush Saga in no time (except your brain will thank you). Among the many features on the website in addition to the concise five-minute mini-documentaries on each Main Stem theater are conversations with theater professionals (including very specific duties like Child Actor Guardian and Dance Captain), easy-to-use visual scrolls through theater facades and interior designs, dozens of photos of past and present productions featured throughout, and talent galore expounding on past projects, including Nathan Lane, Jeremy Irons, Laura Linney, David Hyde Pierce, Sutton Foster, Tony Kushner, and, of course, the dulcet tones of the one and only Harvey Fierstein.
Just to give you a taste of what to expect, here are two of the 40 featurettes on the Broadway houses, and after digesting these, get ready for some serious Broadway bingeing.
You can visit the official Spotlight on Broadway website here.
Click below to see Glenn Close, Cynthia Nixon, and more discuss the history of the Schoenfeld Theatre:
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Disgraced former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner isn’t having the best week. But although his world might seem dark now — especially from his fourth place corner — everyone’s favorite witch, Kristin Chenoweth is here to help. No matter your thoughts on the musical Wicked, you have to admit that “Popular” is a pretty, well popular song. Last night, Chenoweth appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and sang the famous tune with a very Weiner-esque twist. All a gal wants to do is help Weiner be the “right kind of popular.” Check it out below:
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We might as well call this premiere week. Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and The Voice are all back. Nashville returns from a long hiatus. Oh, and that movie where Ryan Gosling has a ton of tattoos that you’ve been thinking might be cool to check out is finally here.
Whether you’re planning an elaborate Game of Thrones party, still debating the Vampire Diaries dilemma that ended so many friendships, or just plotting the best possible way to get Matt Smith your phone number, this week has something for everyone. And we do mean everyone! We start with a salute to strong female characters from Broadway musicals and end with a show where the likelihood of blood (and/or sex) is 100%. Here’s what to do for the days in between.
Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘Em, 8 p.m., PBS
OK, hear me out. There are just so many TV options on Sunday! Revenge, The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time! So, you’re going to watch your favorite. But if you choose to DVR any other show, why not give Chenoweth a chance! She’s got charm, pizzazz, and oh man that VOICE.
The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC
Speaking of voices, the best use of spinning chairs on television returns. We’re all excited to see if Shakira and Usher can carry their weight as judges. Plus, we get to hear a pretty seductive version of ”Sexy and I Know It.”
The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Ellie Kemper guest stars! We can only hope that she becomes a regular on the show next season after The Office ends. Maybe if we all ask hard enough, Kemper and Kaling will bring their pop group, Subtle Sexuality, to the show eventually.
Nashville, 10 p.m., NBC
After a month off, we get to find out what’s up with Scarlett and Gunnar! Let’s hope it’s steamy.
The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., The CW
Klaus is shirtless. Caroline’s looking vengeful. We get the Katherine vs. Elena (sans humanity) scene we’ve been waiting for. Plus, we’re kind of loving Rebekah and Elena as partners in crime, right?
The Place Beyond the Pines hits theaters
Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendez, and Rose Bryne star in this movie about fathers and sons directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). Come for Ryan Gosling’s abs, stay for his (and Cooper’s) strong acting. Watch some scenes from the movie here to get excited.
Doctor Who, 8 p.m., BBC America
You saw our two covers, paper dolls, and exclusive video, now it’s time for the premiere. How is Clara going to fare as a companion? Will she be able to fill the Pond-sized hole in our hearts? And who exactly is she? Be prepared to get taken through space and time by a man in a bow-tie.
Game of Thrones, 9 p.m., HBO
We’ve been preparing for this for a while and we know you have too. If the epic trailer, which basically looks like a movie, doesn’t make you want to watch consider this: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) goes ”dragon fishing” on a sea voyage.
More than 20 years after starring as wisecracking Al Lambert on TGIF sitcom Step by Step, Christine Lakin is back. Well, to be fair, she never left. She’s done everything from acting in teen comedies to choreographing for True Blood. Though she never lived the “washed-up child star” cliché, she’s ready to poke a little fun at it — and herself — with Lovin’ Lakin, a mockumentary-style web series not unlike The Office or Matt LeBlanc’s Episodes.
Lakin plays a version of herself: A 30-something actress poised to make a comeback — or so she thinks. Everyone around her (including Kristen Bell, Step by Step dad Patrick Duffy, and Kristin Chenoweth, and Seth MacFarlane, to name a few) sees Lakin the character a little differently. “Lakin is egotistical, flighty, and totally un-self-aware,” the actress tells EW. “She’s kind of like this lovable Michael Scott type — he thinks he’s so great, but everybody [else] knows he’s the biggest idiot around.”
Below, watch a preview for Lovin’ Lakin, then see who inspired Lakin’s on-screen persona, which ’90s icons she hopes to book if the series gets a second season (hint: ThighMasters will be mandatory), and how she felt when she saw her TV dad in a towel in those (literally) steamy Dallas ads. READ FULL STORY
If you’ve watched GCB every week since the show’s premiere in March, you know that on the whole, the Texan housewife hootenanny is rarely serious, occasionally ridiculous, and frequently hilarious. Where else on television can you see rhinestoned cowboy hats, church musical riff-offs, mud-soaked cheerleaders and death by baby back rib in one show?
But even as we gird our (pork) loins for tonight’s season finale–in which Carlene takes the glossy gang across the Mexican border–the question looms: will GCB return to testify for a second season?
EW television gurus Lynette Rice and James Hibberd don’t feel too positive about a season two pick-up, given the show’s failure so far to become a suitable replacement for the outgoing Desperate Housewives, but GCB hasn’t been completely counted out of the on-the-bubble race just yet. Its season-finale performance tonight may decide the ultimate fate of Dallas’s favorite Bitches, but nevertheless, a second season means nothing if the loyal viewers don’t tune in in the fall when the collection plate makes its rounds.
And as an added bonus, here’s one of my personal favorite moments from the show. In the event that a second season pick-up isn’t in the cards, at least we have this memory to share: READ FULL STORY
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