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Monday, July 16, 2018



Feeling stuck in the middle by student discounts and AARP discounts? Can't sleep on sidewalks for tickets? Then the producers of Broadway’s new musical comedy, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, have a rush offer just for you. During previews, 40 tickets per performance will be available at $40 each for people 40 years of age and older. And because we know 40-year-olds have responsibilities and bad backs that may prohibit them from sleeping on sidewalks, this rush-offer is available now at the box office and online using this code: BT40440. Customers are able to select from seats in the front orchestra, including the front row, for all preview performances starting July 19.

The production, which is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, will begin preview performances on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street) with the official opening set for August 13.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg. The creative team includes Tony Award winners Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), John Shivers (Sound Design) in addition to Music Direction by Sonny Paladino and Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting.

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh "Robbie" Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch's Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Gettin' The Band Back Together is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marie Barton Stevenson, Diego Kolankowsky, Marguerite Hoffman, Brian Cromwell Smith, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Wagstaffe Productions, WitzEnd Productions, David Bryant, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, Mach 1 Partners, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, and Ladybug Productions. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while he thought he had everything – the high paying job, the high-rise apartment – until his 40th birthday when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.

And when his high school arch nemesis threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can… by winning The Battle of the Bands. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win the battle… and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind… proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Tickets for Gettin' The Band Back Together are on sale through / (212) 239-6200. Group tickets are available at or by calling 855-329-2932.

Free original cast recording available at: 

Monday, July 09, 2018



A Bronx Tale welcomes Gerald Caesar, Frankie Leoni and Kimber Sprawl to the cast.

Nick Cordero, Bradley Gibson, and Hudson Loverro have departed the show. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri continues in the role of Sonny, now performing Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays beginning next week. He will also perform select Saturdays. For Mr. Palminteri’s complete schedule, visit Gerald Caesar has joined in the role of Tyrone. Frankie Leoni joins in the role of Young Calogero beginning July 5.

On July 15, Christiani Pitts will also depart. Kimber Sprawl will join in the role of Jane beginning July 17.

A Bronx Tale, the musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo is now playing at the Longacre Theatre 220 West 48th Street) through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Friday, July 06, 2018


The View

From thrillers and books heading to the big screen to politics, fantasy and the classics, “The Ladies Get Lit” all next week on ABC’s “The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT). Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain come from different backgrounds with different points of view and that also applies to their summer reading picks. Each day the week of JULY 9-13, the co-hosts are sharing their favorite books to help you unwind, escape, learn and laugh and you just might be surprised who is recommending a parenting guide.

All week long, “The View” will be sharing daily updates on and the show’s official social media platforms including excerpts from the books on the list and videos of the co-hosts reading passages from their selections.

Celebrating Season 21, “The View” (11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EDT) is the place to be heard with live broadcasts five days a week. Hilary Estey McLoughlin serves as Senior Executive Producer with Candi Carter and Brian Teta as Executive Producers. “The View” is directed by Sarah de la O. For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Sunny Hostin (@sunny) and Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) on Twitter.

Photo Courtesy of: ABC / Disney


Saturday, June 23, 2018


Cynthia Nixon On The View

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon weighs in on Trump signing an executive order to keep migrant families together: "I am glad he has signed this executive order against himself, protecting them from him. I wish he would sign some more executive orders protecting us from him."

She calls to abolish ICE, saying the federal agency has "strayed so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity — we need to abolish it."

She reacts the press' difficulties getting access to child detention centers, and compares it to coverage of the Vietnam War: "When you show people what's really happening, and the brutality and the injustice ... it's very hard to defend this kind of a policy."

"The problems that we have start at the top," she says of why she's running for governor, and discusses taking on Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "We're a Democratic state here ... but we've got a governor who hands over power to the Republicans and who has governed like a Republican."

Nixon shares her plan for education reform, saying "we need to invest in schools, not jails!"
Her plan includes fully funding K-12 education "without regard to the zip code, the property values in those areas and the skin color of the children who attend those schools."

Nixon talks the role her Sex and the City fame plays in her candidacy: "If the comparison is to Donald Trump, there's almost no overlap... I don't think celebrity is necessarily a bad thing in politics — it gives you a platform and it depends on what you do with that platform!"

She responds to those calling her qualifications into question: "When women run for office, celebrity or not, immediately their qualifications ... their motivations are questioned."

"We see women running for office across this country because they believe what I believe," she says. "If you really wanna bring change, we have to be the ones who are gonna bring it!"

Courtesy of: ABC / Disney

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Letitia Conliffe On The View

Struggling mom-turned-caregiver to her community gets heartwarming surprise live on The View.

Letitia Conliffe, once a homeless single mom, now provides love and care for the children in her community in need — making sure they are never in the position she was in. The View surprised her with over $70,000 worth of gifts from various companies that will help her continue her good work through her club for kids, Lil’ 4’s.

"I just want to give them a chance in life and let them know whatever you go through, let Miss Letitia go through [it] with you," Conliffe told us.

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney


Peter Fonda And Shana Feste

Peter Fonda and Shana Feste were in New York City to visit The BUILD SERIES yesterday.


Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch looked royal and in fashion when she was photographed last night at The New York Special Screening of the Netflix Film 'SET IT UP' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Honey Boo Boo & Mama June

Mama June and Honey Boo Boo were photographed at the BUILD SERIES yesterday in New York City.


Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

The Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is officially the most awarded show of the Broadway season. The production won six Tony Awards including Best Play at the 72nd annual ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night. It also took honors in Directing for John Tiffany, Set Design for Christine Jones, Costume Design for Katrina Lindsay, Lighting Design for Neil Austin and Sound Design for Gareth Fry. Tickets are available now for all performances. A new play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, NYC). For more information, visit

In total, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 25 major awards this season with six Tony Awards including Best Play, five Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Play, the Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Play, four BroadwayWorld’s Theater Fans' Choice Awards including Best Play and two Theatre World Awards.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold out houses.

In addition to its Broadway honors, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Monday, June 11, 2018


Jodie Foster Gets Wired

'Hotel Artemis' star Jodie Foster takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet's most searched questions about herself. How old was Jodie when she filmed 'Taxi Driver'? Is she married to Mel Gibson? How many Oscars does she have? Does she have children? An accent? Siblings? Is she vegan? Is she a genius? What's her IQ? Was she ever on the show 'Bonanza'? What about "Gunsmoke"? How about "Bad News Bears"? Wasn't she on "Seinfeld"? What's her real name?


WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.


Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio tests her knowledge of Old Hollywood in the first ever episode of the LGBTQuiz. Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate is out now on iTunes and digital platforms worldwide.

Bianca Del Rio Reads RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Queens' Looks | LGBTQuiz | them.

Condé Nast Publishes Them

Them,a next-generation community platform. them chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community. Acclaimed editor Phillip Picardi, digital editorial director of Teen Vogue and Allure, is the chief content officer of them. Additionally, launch partners of them include Burberry, Google, Lyft and GLAAD.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018


Jennifer Lawrence

New York Post “Page Six” Deputy Editor Ian Mohr has revealed that actress Jennifer Lawrence is dating New York art gallerist Cooke Malroney. Malroney, 33, works at the Gladstone Gallery and is often seen at high-end art openings around town. The pair were introduced by Lawrence’s friend, Laura Simpson. Lawrence split from director Darren Aronofsky in November.


Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Where Is Melania Trump On The View

Hot Topics: Where is Melania Trump?

The first lady has not been seen in public since May 10, and it's been announced she will not join Pres. Trump on his trips to the G7 summit in Quebec and the North Korea summit in Singapore. The co-hosts discuss.

"We need to give her a break and let her mend and let her do what she needs to do," Sunny Hostin says.

"I just wish people would just continue being respectful," Meghan McCain says.

More Hot Topics: Michael Eric Dyson on national anthem protest, Kanye West's comments on slavery.

"Black people are morally conservative even if they're politically progressive," Dyson says Republicans don't realize that they have could have "an advantage" when it comes to black voters.

 "There are some deeply rooted conservative values that need to be taken advantage of if Republicans weren't so bigoted and weren't so racist."

Dyson calls Kanye West's controversial comments on slavery "ignorant," and shares about his conversation with the artist and wife Kim Kardashian "after the fiasco.


On The View Today:  Newt Gingrich joins the table to talk to Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain about the latest in the Russia investigation, the summit with North Korea, President Trump’s relationship with the media and more.

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney


Tina Fey

Tina Fey was in stunning fashion at NETFLIXFYSEE Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt For Your Consideration Event at DGA Theater the other day in New York City.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Willie Nelson In AARP

LOS ANGELES, CA — The first in a series of “American Icon” exclusive interviews, Willie Nelson reflects on his life’s trajectory from small-town Texas to the country music mecca of Nashville, the friends he made along the way and his focus on only the essential things in life. With a rich, varied, textured life well-lived and career spanning over 50 years, he is one of the biggest stars in country music. The outspoken musical legend has also endured his share of heartache, from the tragic death of a son to three failed marriages. Even with a 32 million dollar IRS tax bill and drug busts weighing him down, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and carried on.

When questioned about his secret to life in an intimate interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), Nelson says, “It’s simple. Do what you want to do. If I don’t want to do it, forget it. But if I do want to do it, get out of my goddamn way.”

Nelson’s words are a testament to such a life that includes smoking a joint on the White House roof during the Carter administration, organizing the Farm Aid benefit concert and winning the admiration and respect of luminaries, including Bob Dylan.

In a fitting tribute, Dylan recalled, “Willie played some of his songs: ‘Night Life,’ “Hello Walls,’ ‘Crazy,’… I thought these were the most perfect songs that ever had a right to be written. I thought he was a genius then, and I think the same thing now.”

Nelson continues to write and perform. His latest album, ‘Last Man Standing,’ features all new original songs. He’s presently at work on a collection of Sinatra tunes, including ‘My Way.’

When questioned about getting old in AARP The Magazine (ATM), Nelson says, “I don’t think my attitude has changed. I’m still doing what I want to do, and I suggest everybody do the same.”

Selections from the Willie Nelson cover story in AARP The Magazine’s June/July issue:

On creative influences:

“He (Hank Williams) was an incredible writer, sang with so much feeling… and he had a hard life. Died at 29. But nobody wrote better songs than Hank. It was the simplicity, melody and a line anybody could understand.”

On working with Frank Sinatra:

“I learned a lot about phrasing listening to Frank. He didn’t worry about behind the beat or in front of the beat, or whatever – he could sing it either way, and that’s the feel you have to have.”

On life with his wife, Ann Marie D’Angelo:

“Annie and I have been married since 1991 and found a way to make it work.” “Through thick and thin. You can’t ask for anything more than that!”

On his beginnings with music:

“I started when I was 5 or 6. I had one of those old Sears & Roebuck guitars with the strings high off the neck – your fingers literally would bleed. When they healed up, though, they were pretty tough.”

About AARP The Magazine

With more than 38 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the nation’s largest circulation magazine – and the definitive lifestyle publication – for Americans 50 and older. AARP The Magazine delivers targeted content in three demographic versions – for readers age 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70-plus – including health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP has been publishing a magazine for members since its founding in 1958. AARP The Magazine is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more at

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.



Rose McGowan

E! NEWS -- Rose McGowan is speaking out after Harvey Weinstein was indicted on rape and sex crime charges.

In a new Instagram posted Wednesday evening, the actress and CITIZEN ROSE star reacted to the grand jury's decision made earlier today in a New York City courtroom.

"INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us," Rose began in her social media post. "What would others say about you if they didn't know who you were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids."

She continued, "The narrative of me—my story—has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts you when they can, especially if they've been paid off to–the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ratings. And all you were told is that I was a horror show. Someone damaged. Someone off-kilter. Someone not right. Luckily, many worldwide saw through this fiction, sadly, far more continue to hound me with this false narrative without realizing that every evil thing they repeat about me means they are doing the work of a rapist."

Harvey has denied any and all accusations of non-consensual sex. In fact, attorney Ben Brafman released a new statement after his client was indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree.

"The announcement of Mr. Weinstein's indictment, does not come as a surprise," the statement read in part. "We asked the District Attorney for more time so that Mr. Weinstein's attorneys could gather the material needed to properly prepare him for his grand jury testimony but that request was denied."

The statement continued. "We remind everyone that an indictment is merely a formal accusation. Mr. Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies. We will soon formally move to dismiss the indictment and if this case actually proceeds to trial, we expect Mr. Weinstein to be acquitted."

As for Rose, she's looking forward to having viewers hear her perspective in the final episode of CITIZEN ROSE.

"I have lived a harder life than most could withstand. I know my truth. And now.... for the FINAL episode of CITIZEN ROSE, a show that took blood, sweat and many tears, to simply show what trauma looks like and how we can survive it," she wrote on Instagram. "I know what I've done to change the world. How about you? #weROSEtogether #socialexperiment #womeninbiz #human #CitizenRose #rosearmy #inspiration #justwannahavefun."

Watch the finale of CITIZEN ROSE Thursday at 10 p.m., only on E!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Sen. Elizabeth Warren On The View

Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks immigration, Trump's campaign spying claims, North Korea summit & Sen. Warren reacts to Pres. Trump blaming "horrible law that separates children from [their] parents" on Democrats:

"The fact that children are being torn out of the arms of their mothers is on Donald Trump's head and nobody else's!"

Sen. Warren says Pres. Trump is attempting to "undermine" American institutions with claims his campaign was spied on:

"As Trump hears the hoofbeats, that [the Mueller investigation's] getting closer to him, he's throwing everything he can in the road." "I want to see America find a way to help move North Korea to denuclearization — that's hard!" Sen. Warren says of the summit. "You gotta have a plan, and you've gotta have people to execute ... I want to see a plan and I want to see America succeed."

Trump Slammed For Memorial Day Tweet On The View

Hot Topics: Trump slammed for Memorial Day tweet.

The president touted his accomplishments on Twitter, saying "those who died for our great country would be very happy" — Meghan McCain says the tweet is "so tone deaf and so insulting to every veteran who died."

"He's sort of making Memorial Day about him — a day about fallen soldiers — when he was never a soldier," Sunny Hostin says.

"This guy has no concept of what anybody did in any war — he has no idea — and the narcissism in this man is palpable," Joy Behar says.

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Thursday, May 24, 2018


The Donna Summer Musical

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has announced that a limited number of $40 same day tickets will be available via a digital lottery for select performances starting May 25th. The lottery will open each morning at 8:00am and close at 11:00am for matinee performances and 3:00pm for evening performances. Winners will be notified within moments of the drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets online via credit card. Lottery tickets must be picked up at the Lunt- Fontanne Theatre, 205 W 46th Street, 30 minutes prior to the performance. A photo ID is required for pick up. The seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Seat locations may be partial view.

For additional information or to enter the lottery please visit HERE.

Three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer in SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical are Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as “Diva Donna,” Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as “Disco Donna” and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as “Duckling Donna.” LaChanze has received a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Diva Donna and Ariana DeBose has received a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Disco Donna.

The cast of SUMMER also includes Aaron Krohn (Cabaret) as “Neil Bogart,” Ken Robinson (The Color Purple) as “Andrew Gaines,” and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones) as “Bruce Sudano.” The ensemble is comprised of Angelica Beliard (On Your Feet), Mackenzie Bell (Sunset Boulevard), Kaleigh Cronin (A Bronx Tale), Kimberly Dodson (Duress film), Anissa Felix (Sunset Boulevard), Drew Wildman Foster (Sunset Boulevard), Kendal Hartse (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Afra Hines (Shuffle Along), Jenny Laroche (“Smash”), Wonu Ogunfowora (A Bronx Tale), Rebecca Riker (An American in Paris), Christina Acosta Robinson (“Dexter”), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Harris M. Turner (Mamma Mia!). Swings include Aurelia Michael (Legally Blonde), Jody Reynard (Chicago tour) and Kim Steele (Jerry Springer The Opera).

SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.

SUMMER is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers. Co-Producers are Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen, Thalia Sodi, Courtney Sachs, Ollawood Productions, Lawrence S. Toppall, Rodney Rigby, Morris Goldfarb, James L. Nederlander, Universal Music Group, The John Gore Organization.

Tickets are available through online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Group sales (of 12 or more) are available by calling 877-536-3437 or by email at

SUMMER offers a limited number of $40 rush tickets, available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning when the Box Office opens each day. There is a limit of two tickets per customer. Rush tickets can only be purchased the day of the performance. Tickets are non-transferable, subject to availability and may be partial view.


Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp was photographed at The BUILD SERIES the other day in New York City.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney looked stunning when she was photographed at the 2018 Disney/ABC/Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green in New York City last night.