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Originally posted 07/14/2015 01:40PM
Kristin Chenoweth is just too popular to stay on the market!
Patti LuPone Snatches Theatergoer's Cell Phone Mid-Performance, Says 'I Am So Defeated by This Issue'
Originally posted 07/09/2015 04:15PM
Patti LuPone isn't the only actor incensed by theatergoers who can't stop using their cell phones during performances, but she has taken the problem to heart.
Originally posted 05/14/2015 02:15PM
By her own admission, Mimi O'Donnell's world fell apart when her life partner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died of a drug overdose in February of last year, leaving her to parent their three young children alone.
Originally posted 01/06/2015 05:10PM
Rocker chick, rebel – a lot of titles come to mind when thinking of Courtney Love, but musical theater star isn't one of them. At least not yet!
Originally posted 12/17/2014 05:00PM
Sting's musical The Last Ship hit Broadway this fall, so it's no surprise the rocker-turned-composer sat down for an interview with one of the hottest theater critics around – a kindergartner from Arlington, Virginia named Iain Armitage.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 05:30PM
One of the biggest albums of the '90s alt-rock scene, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, is coming to the Broadway stage.
In the latest sign that Gen X culture has gone totally mainstream, Morissette announced on Friday that she would be turning her landmark 1995 LP into a Broadway musical, debuting in workshops some time in 2014. The concept is similar to other "jukebox musicals" based on hit tunes by diverse acts such as The Beatles, Billy Joel and Green Day among others. The difference? Morissette's anthemic tunes were mainly about being an angry grrrl with a lot of bad boyfriend baggage.
"I look forward to taking the heart of Jagged Little Pill and expanding its story, fleshing it out into ever deeper layers of emotionality, specificity, humanity, power, physicality, spirit and fabulism," Morissette said in a statement.
Originally posted 06/14/2013 06:00AM
At least this stage crasher had some manners.
A day before the news of her parents' divorce broke, Miley Cyrus hopped on stage sporting a crop top, baggy pants and a fauxhawk and started dancing while Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams performed their hit "Blurred Lines" at a Myspace party in Los Angeles. The guys didn't seem to mind, though: After her impromptu routine, Cyrus hugged both singers and earned cheers from the crowd.
The starlet – sans fiancé Liam Hemsworth – was just one of many stars at the Wednesday night party, a re-launch for the social networking site held at the El Rey Theatre.
Originally posted 11/20/2012 06:00AM
Hanks a lot!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson enjoyed a live performance of Room 105 – The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin at the MACHA Theater in West Hollywood on Sunday.
Sporting a mustache, Hanks and Wilson entered the theater from the parking lot side entrance just before the show began, avoiding the lobby, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The couple then took their seats – stopping to chat with the older couple sitting behind them.
"Wilson clapped vigorously after each song but Hanks was much more reserved with his applause," the source adds. "There was no hand holding or major interaction between the two during the show."
But "both took part in the standing ovation" and as the couple left the theater, an elderly woman told Hanks "I love you." "He gave her a hug and spoke with her briefly before leaving," the source says.
– Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM
Tom Cruise took a break from filming to experience acting from a different angle: as an audience member.
Cruise took his seat at London's famed Globe Theatre for a performance of William Shakespeare's classic, Richard III – and like his fellow theatergoers, that seat was atop a cushion on a wooden bench.
After dining at China Tang at The Dorchester restaurant, Cruise, 50, in the U.K. shooting All You Need Is Kill (and supporting his 17-year-old son Connor at deejay gigs), arrived about 10 minutes before show time looking casual in a tight white T-shirt and jeans.
Originally posted 08/01/2012 06:00AM
In her continuous efforts to keep a low profile since leaving treatment in March, Demi Moore took in a showing of the musical Dogfight in N.Y.C. on Saturday at Second Stage Theatre, "clearly not trying to be spotted," according to a source.
With a female pal in tow, the actress, wearing minimal makeup, "seemed very healthy and present," the source tells PEOPLE, adding, "She was beautiful in person."
Moore appeared to be in "deep conversation" with her pal, according to the source, who adds that once the musical wrapped up, "She talked about how much she loved the show," and she gave a standing ovation before chatting with some of the cast.
– Kevin O'Donnell
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