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Broadway box office: Michael C. Hall's 'Hedwig' scores, but Carol Burnett can't boost 'Love Letters'

It’s a tale of two A-list replacements: Dexter star Michael C. Hall put on some makeup for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and kicked up $544,166 for his first six performances, according to figures from the Broadway League for the week ending Oct. 19. That’s down just 4 percent per-show from what Andrew Rannells took in during his final seven shows the previous weekbut it still represents an impressive 85 percent of the potential gross for the Belasco Theatre.

But another high-profile substitution proved less successful: Carol Burnett, returning to Broadway for the first time in a decade, failed to lift ticket sales for the already flagging revival Love Letters that opened last month with Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy. Dennehy is still in the two-hander, but box office for Burnett’s first eight-show week fell nearly 6 percent, to $319,810. That’s only 36 percent of the show’s maximum earningsa bad sign. Maybe Carol should bring on Andy Cohen’s dog and reprise her Tarzan yell? READ FULL STORY

See a glittery Michael C. Hall as Hedwig

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After Dexter, one might be used to seeing Michael C. Hall’s face splattered with blood. But now, it’s coated in glitter in preparation for his turn as the titular character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
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Michael C. Hall will take over as Hedwig in 'Angry Inch'

Dexter will be your next Hedwig. Michael C. Hall is set to take over for Andrew Rannells in the Tony Award-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry InchEW has confirmed. Hall will begin his run Oct. 16 and will leave the show in January. Hall recently appeared on Broadway in the play The Realistic Jones, but he is a veteran of taking over roles in storied Broadway musicals, making turns as Billy Flynn in Chicago and the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. The latter role proves he’s also used to copious amounts of makeup.

Girls star Rannells made his debut as the titular transgender rocker from East Berlin in August after Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony for his work, departed the show. Lena Hall—another Tony winner, who plays Hedwig’s husband, Yitzhak—will remain in the production alongside Michael C. Hall.

See six exclusive photos of the Broadway cast of 'The Realistic Joneses'

Marking Will Eno’s first play to hit Broadway (his acclaimed mini-opus The Open House plays Off Broadway through this Sunday), The Realistic Joneses proves to be one of the unbeatable ensembles of the theater season, with its talented brood all making much-awaited returns: Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall back on the boards for the first time in 12 years (since a short stint as Billy Flynn in Chicago), co-star Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) in her first NYC stage role since wowing us with her singing chops in The Wild Party in 2000, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei strutting her stuff since a great turn as explorer Isabella Bird in the 2008 revival of Top Girls, and though it’s only been one year for Tracy Letts since his last performance — a shattering George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that won him a richly-deserved Tony — was such a doozy we couldn’t wait to see him again (even though a great villainous role on Homeland this past fall certainly helped us wait).

Directed by Sam Gold, The Realistic Joneses is quirky writer Eno’s contemplative stab at suburbia, with two couples, Bob and Jennifer Jones (Letts and Collette) and John and Pony Jones (Hall and Tomei), facing various crossroads and deadpan realizations via Eno’s signature non-sequitur style of character writing. The play opens on Broadway on April 6, but get your sneak peek at six exclusive pics of the cast right here. I mean, really — you couldn’t ask for cooler neighbors (or, if the play is as deceptive as Eno’s others, could you?). READ FULL STORY

Meet the stars of Broadway's 'The Realistic Joneses' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

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Michael C. Hall. Toni Collette. Marisa Tomei. Tracy Letts. All in the same Broadway play. Say it with me now, loud and proud: MUST-SEE. Right?

In what’s sure to be the ensemble of the season, with enough entertainment awards between its cast members to fill Radio City Music Hall, the quartet tackle a new relationship comedy about two pairs of neighbors who have more in common than initially thought, in the long-awaited Main Stem debut for much-admired playwright Will Eno.

EW has an exclusive look at the press event for the cast and creators, all of whom are excited to be tackling Broadway again after considerable hiatuses. (The sole exception is Letts, who rightfully claimed last year’s Best Actor in a Play Tony for his unforgettable take on George in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The play arrives off of excellent reviews from the 2012 Yale Repertory Theatre production (only Letts is a holdover from that cast, which also starred Parker Posey), and director Sam Gold (Seminar) is fast becoming one of the envied go-to directors of stellar ensemble plays, with The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal next up on his docket this fall.

Click on the video below to hear more from the company of The Realistic Joneses, which will begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on March 13 with an opening night of April 6. You can find the show’s official website here. READ FULL STORY

'Kill Your Darlings' Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, and Michael C. Hall take EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Daniel Radcliffe didn’t exactly have a normal childhood. While most 11-year-olds were having awkward first dances to embarrassing songs and developing their own pop-culture preferences, he was already starring in one of the most successful franchises of all time.

Most of EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test questions work so well because they force actors to recall a time before fame — when they might have actually written a fan letter to a celebrity idol. While that didn’t really exist in such a pure form for the now 24-year-old star of Kill Your Darlings (currently playing in limited release), the utterly charming Radcliffe did have a few pop-culture memories to share that are at turns relatable and completely foreign — unless any of you have loved The Simpsons and then been asked to guest star. Twice. And if you have, that’s awesome. Our apologies.

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Why I'm back on board with 'Dexter'...for now

Dexter’s Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
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Being a Dexter fan hasn’t been easy lately. The last two seasons of the Showtime serial killer series have been lackluster at best, weighed down by uninspired villains, silly soap opera subplots, and the kind of slooooow pacing that could put Nyquil out of business. Actually, ever since Season 4’s Holy S—! Trinity Killer cliffhanger finale, where Julie Benz’s Rita was — do I even need to say “spoiler alert”? — discovered dead in a bloody bathtub with her infant son, Harrison, nearby, Dexter has been coasting on the awesomeness of that one scene.
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