The story of the transgender German rocker with a grudge, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is coming to Broadway with actor Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role. Damn this is gonna be good.
Frankly, I’m surprised that Christina Hendricks can even wear normal clothes at all. I’ve always imagined that she had to have her entire wardrobe sprayed down with fire retardant so that when she puts anything on, it doesn’t instantly burn into flame from her hotness. If that’s the case, I think that’s God’s way of saying she should just go around naked all the time.
With Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s first attempt at a Broadway musical burning up the stage and being nominated for a whole buttload of Tony awards, they’ve made the entire cast recording available free for the listening on NPR.
The first time around, despite having spent millions on the production, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark was a flop, a sham, a shame and a disaster. Reviews were mediocre, actors were getting seriously injured left and right, performances were delayed or canceled and it seemed like the only reason people were even buying tickets was with the hope that they’d see someone break their pelvis. And then Julie Taymor left the production and it was all put on hold.
I don’t know how many theater geeks we’ve got here, but it’s Tony Awards season time. Looking at the nominees, I’m not that familiar with some of the specific productions that are nominated. I’ve heard of most of the plays, and all of the musicals in the Best Musical category, but I don’t keep up on the specifics of Broadway and I haven’t seen any of them. I was happy to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book of Mormon get quite a few nominations— that is one that I’ve read reviews of, and the reviews that I’ve read have been nothing short of absolutely glowing.
It’s been confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will be making his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King in “The Mountaintop”, a play that chronicles the imagined events the day before and leading up to King’s assassination.