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Beyond 'Gilmore Girls': 10 other exciting Netflix additions

Given the news that Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix in October, you might be tempted to spend the entire month binging on that. We wouldn’t blame you, but there are some other exciting editions coming to the site this month if you want to take a break from Stars Hollow.  READ FULL STORY

Broadway box office: Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz break records with 'Betrayal'

Daniel Craig has a license to kill at the Broadway box office. Teaming the James Bond star with his real-life wife, Rachel Weisz, turns out to have been a very good idea for the producers of the Harold Pinter revival Betrayal. Though the show doesn’t open until Oct. 27, the Mike Nichols-directed drama has broken records at the Barrymore Theatre for its first two weeks of previews. For the week ending Oct. 13, it took in $1.11 million for seven performances, according to figures from the Broadway League. That tops the weekly earnings of the Philip Seymour Hoffman-topped revival of Death of a Salesman last year.

Broadway’s other big hit this fall is another starry revival. The Glass Menagerie, starring Zachary Quinto, has steadily increased its box office since opening late last month to rave reviews. Last week, it pulled in $724,363, a remarkable 91 percent of the potential gross for the modestly sized Booth Theatre. But seldom was there a tale of more woe than the box office for Romeo and Juliet. The new production starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad earned $470,744 last week, or roughly 38 percent of its potential earnings.

Surprisingly, the nonmusical revivals Betrayal and Menagerie are both outperforming most of the season’s new tuners. Sales for the megabudget Big Fish leapt 33 percent from the previous week to $856,110, or 62 percent of its possible gross. A Night With Janis Joplin, which opened last Thursday, earned $353,070, or 57 percent of its potential take. First Date hooked up with $448,331, a mere 52 percent of its potential, while Soul Doctor, which closed Sunday, pulled in a paltry $128,256 — that’s just 18 percent of what the venue could have earned.

In addition to Betrayal, the other seven-figure earners last week were the usual suspects: The Lion King ($1.88 million), Wicked ($1.87 million), The Book of Mormon ($1.84 million), Kinky Boots ($1.81 million), Motown: The Musical ($1.49 million), Matilda ($1.43 million), and The Phantom of the Opera ($1.02 million).

Orlando Bloom dishes on his dream role, pre-performance routine

You may think you know Orlando Bloom but we learned a few new fun tidbits today when the actor  stopped by EW for a Google+ hangout.

Which debonaire secret agent would Bloom want to play? Which character he’s ever played is his favorite? Read on to hear his answers to these questions and see what else we learned about the heartthrob actor who’s currently making his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet!

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Join us for a Google hangout with Orlando Bloom!

Currently making his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet (just a little play you may have heard of…), Orlando Bloom is stopping by EW for a Google+ hangout with us and a few lucky fans on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4:30p.m. ET.

You can also submit questions in the comments below, on the Google+ event page, or tweet us @EW!  Use #EWtalksRomeo to be part of the conversation. Watch live and join the chat below!
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This Week On Stage: Orlando Bloom takes on the Bard and a Return to Oz

Everyone’s back to school and back to work, and that includes theater folk, as EW reinstates its This Week on Stage column to let you know what’s going on all over the country and what you should be spending those ducats on. The past week has seen a variety of new productions, from a new tour of a beloved family classic and the newest by one-half of the acclaimed Coen brothers to an unlikely opera chronicling a tragic pop culture figure and Legolas on the woo in the first Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet in 36 years (click on the links below for the full reviews):

Anna Nicole  The late Playboy centerfold and troubled pop icon gets her very own opera, debuting at Brooklyn Academy of Music after a debut at London’s Royal Opera House in 2011. Could our Kyle Anderson resist the buxom beauty? He asks, “Are we meant to have sympathy for Smith or is she a figure of scorn? The show can’t decide.” but has nothing but praise for Sarah Joy Miller in the title role, countering, “[The show] is held aloft by Sarah Joy Miller’s performance in the title role.” EW grade: B-
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Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in 'Romeo and Juliet': A first look -- EXCLUSIVE

There may be a plague on both their houses, but by the look of this exclusive new pic, Broadway’s newest Romeo and Juliet look primed to set those houses ablaze.

This sexy teaser featuring the two leads in the upcoming revival of Romeo and Juliet promises to be no stiff-upper-lip affair, with The Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) essaying the ultimate in star-crossed lovers, with a bold, interracial take on the classic tale in the first Broadway production of the romantic tragedy in 36 years.

In my recent chat with star Rashad, she stated that purists need not be afraid — “We’re using all the classical text, but it’s not necessarily in a classical setting,” Rashad says.
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Orlando Bloom to star in Broadway's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Romeo and Juliet is returning to Broadway for the first time in 36 years, and it’s bringing some star power with it.

Featuring the Broadway debut of Orlando Bloom as Romeo, the newest production of Shakespeare’s most famous love story also stars Tony-Award nominees Condola Rashad (Stick Fly) as Juliet, Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) as the nurse, and Joe Morton (Raisin) as Lord Capulet. READ FULL STORY

Brush up your Shakespeare -- it's the Bard's 448th birthday

For someone who’s been around for nearly half a millennium, William Shakespeare certainly knows how to stay current. In honor of the Bard’s big day, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite more recent classics that have done justice to his work (and, no, Anonymous didn’t make the list). Check out the clips below and share your favorite Shakespearean takes on film in the comments below!

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