It’s been a rather remarkable year for theater — and not just because the most expensive musical ever produced finally opened and (perhaps more remarkably) is still spinning its web on 42nd Street. (Who’d have guessed the lights would still be on at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark?) A remarkable number of 2011′s new productions found fresh and inventive ways to surprise, delight, and challenge audiences — from a genuinely original musical by Broadway newbies (The Book of Mormon, pictured at left) to two Chekhov revivals starring Hollywood stars (Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett) to an immersive, choose-your-own-adventure event in a six-story warehouse space (Sleep No More). Without further ado, here are EW’s top 10 standouts in stage: READ FULL STORY
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Jason Reitman took to his Twitter today to announce several key roles for tomorrow night’s live reading of The Princess Bride, part of the Film Independent series at LACMA. Last month, we pitched our suggestions to fill the roles, and it looks like Reitman was listening in at least one instance. As for the others, well… I guess Kris Humphries was too busy focusing on basketball to lend a hand.
That said, the line-up looks as subversive and awesome as his last two productions (The Breakfast Club, The Apartment), and Reitman has definitely established a core pool of talent from which to draw. So which actress will play Buttercup? And who will tell her beau Westley to “Have fun storming the castle”? Read on… READ FULL STORY
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