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Monday, June 25, 2018

BROADWAY'S MEAN GIRLS BREAKS RECORDS AGAIN

Tina Fey



The award-winning hit new Broadway musical Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, has broken the August Wilson Theatre box office record for the third time for an eight performance week, grossing $1,578,400.75 for the week ending June 24, 2018. This is the second record-breaking week in a row for the show. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 7, 2019 with group bookings open through November 24, 2019.



Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.



Mean Girls is now playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017. Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the fall of 2019.


 

Monday, June 11, 2018

FASHION RULES THE 72ND ANNUAL TONY AWARDS

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Rachel Bloom



Tina Fey



Carey Mulligan



Katharine McPhee



Katharine McPhee along with Carey Mulligan, Tina Fey, attended the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City this evening. We do not know why, but we really love Rachel Bloom's outfit. Very festive!


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

TINA FEY IN FASHION AT NEW YORK NETFLIX EVENT

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.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BEST MUSICAL 'MEAN GIRLS' BREAKS BOX OFFICE

Lorne Michaels




The Tony-nominated Best Musical Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, has broken the August Wilson Theatre box office record (previously held by Jersey Boys) for an eight performance week, grossing $1,565,923.70 for the week ending May 27, 2018.



Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.



Mean Girls on Broadway is now nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book for Tina Fey; Best Original Score for Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin; Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw. Fey is this year’s Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Book of a Musical and the show has already received eight Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards including Favorite New Musical and the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Visiting Production. The production is also nominated for 10 Drama Desk Awards.



Mean Girls opened on Broadway last month to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017. It was recently announced that Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the fall of 2019.


Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available for streaming and digital download. Physical albums arrive in stores nationwide on Friday, June 8.




Monday, April 16, 2018

THE VARIETY'S POWER OF WOMEN: NEW YORK FETE

Viola Davis



Tina Fey



Emily Blunt



Alicia Keys




Alicia Keys along with Emily Blunt, Tina Fey and Viola Davis were photographed at Variety's Power Of Women: New York at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City the other day.


Monday, April 09, 2018

TINA FEY'S 'MEAN GIRLS' BROADWAY TICKETS ON SALE

Tina Fey



Following last night’s starry Broadway opening, Mean Girls, the new musical produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for performances through March 31, 2019 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).



Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.



The Broadway cast is led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kerry Butler as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. The cast also includes Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius R. Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.



Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this na├»ve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.



Mean Girls’ creative team includes Scott Pask (Set Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Finn Ross & Adam Young (Video Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Make-Up Design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Director), John Clancy (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements), Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Jeff Richmond, and Natalie Tenenbaum (Vocal Arrangements), Howard Joines (Music Coordinator), and Telsey + Co / Bethany Knox, CSA (Casting).


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TINA FEY & DAMIAN HOLBROOK AT TRIBECA TALKS

Tina Fey



Damian Holbrook



Tina Fey attended the Tribeca Talks Storytellers: Tina Fey with Damian Holbrook during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC on last night in New York City.


Friday, May 08, 2015

TINA FEY VISITS THE RETIRING DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW

Tina Fey



Tina Fey visited the Late Show With David Letterman yesterday in New York City. The star braved the hot weather hitting the Big Apple this week. Letterman is doing his final shows before he retires.




Monday, January 13, 2014

TINA FEY & AMY POEHLER RULE GOLDEN GLOBES

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G. H. HARDING
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Tina Fey





A GLOBES NIGHT --- The 71st Golden Globes aired last night, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (second year running) and it was a definitive sign the awards season in Hollywood is off and running. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, Andy Samberg, Bryan Cranston, Amy Adams, Leo DiCaprio, U2, Michael Douglas, Jared Leto, Jon Voight, and Poehler herself were among the night’s big winners.



Director Alfonso Cuaron, who put together the multi-layered movie Gravity was a surprise winner for director. I must admit, that movie was a revelation on almost every level and it was certainly the wildcard film of the year. 12 Years A Slave won as best dramatic film and American Hustle won as best comedy. NetFlix's House Of Cards was oddly ignored, though newly-engaged Robin Wright (to actor Ben Foster) did win as best actress. Certainly deserved for sure.



The ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel is the one event that is front loaded by booze at every table, and as Cate Blachett herself said, she fortified herself with several vodkas (and it certainly showed) prior to her win. Her movie, Blue Jasmine, was just an outstanding affair and the compendium of Woody Allen–movies shown (as he was the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award) was just stupendous. It’s amazing how many terrific actresses he’s surrounded himself over the years with; from Scarlett Johansson to Meryl Streep to Diane Keaton. The Annie Hall-actress accepted the award of the Woodman’s behalf and gave a great, if at times rambling speech. Said Keaton, "It's kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that 179 of the world's most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen's films, and there's a reason for this. And the reason is, they wanted to. They wanted to because Woody's women can't be compartmentalized. They struggle, they love, they fall apart, they dominate, they're flawed. They are, in fact, the hallmark of Woody's work. But what's even more remarkable is absolutely nothing links these unforgettable characters from the fact that they came from the mind of Woody Allen." Great thoughts for sure.



The exact nature of the Hollywood Foreign Press, who pay for this event to be held each year, is mysterious and always fluid – an exact number of participants is not even known, but the event is a watershed event on the Left Coast.



NEW TARANTINO/HATEFUL EIGHT --- Always fun fodder for sure, the next movie from director Quentin Tarantino has a name: The Hateful Eight. And, even better, two possible acquisitions for the cast: Tarantino-regular Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern; very hot again after his nomination for, and for his movie, Nebraska. Face it: Tarantino’s always on fire. From Reservoir Dogs to his last film, Django Unchained, his movies are all uniquely. Stay tuned!



MORMANDO’s MARTIAL REVIVAL



Martial-artist Paul Mormando is completing his first movie, Double Fist, and we sat with him to preview it:



Q: Martial-arts movies have had scattered success over the years. Are we about to enter another martial arts period?



A: I hope so, and I hope it’s my film that helps to foster that movement. But on a serious note, Martial Arts/Action films have had a huge success over the years, mostly because I believe people love to live vicariously through the eyes of the martial artist who are able to fight multiple people and seem invincible. The fact that the martial arts film have fluctuated in substance is a big reason for their success. If you look at the films in the 70’s they were a lot more Karate/Kung Fu oriented, and unrealistic. Nowadays you have films that appear more to the audience’s intelligence, such as the Bourne Ultimatum.



Q: Who were and are the most popular martial artists?



A: Without a doubt …Bruce Lee is still popular, even in today’s world, and of course Chuck Norris. The late 80’s and early 90’s brought us Jean- Claude Van Damme, Steven Segal, Jackie Chan and off course Jet Li. Now there is a huge void in talent, we have Jason Statham in the American market….but he is not a real traditionally trained martial artist, but he is phenomenal.



Q: That recent Jean-Claude Van Damme commercial sort of brought him back into everyone’s vision again; and, the follows up by Chuck Norris and Channing Tatum hilarious. Thoughts?



A: I especially loved the Channing Tatum one … that is hysterical! Van Damme who is one of my favorites was known for his amazing flexibility, so this was just another way of showcasing his great skills, especially at his current age. He is amazing.



Q: Tell us about your Marky Mark experience? He had the #1 movie this weekend.



A: He was originally slated to appear in this film as my brother 20 years ago, this was supposed to be his film debut. I had seen him in his video, and loved his song, “Good Vibrations,” so we reached out to him. Mark is a great talent, and also a talented producer.



Q: What’s the status of filming right now and when do you expect the film to be released?



A: We expect to finish by March. This is one of the most amazing projects I have ever worked on, because it has enabled me to have total creative control and take my vision from paper to screen.



CLOSING NOTES: Today’s the launch of Elliot Segal’s new radio show on WOR… Elliot in the Morning. You may well remember Elliot’s last New York-sojourn with Z-100’s Elvis Duran … Elvis & Elliot natch.



He told the NY Daily News: “My show is contemporary. We talk about serious issues. But we're probably more about entertainment and pop culture. And I'm a big sports fan. We'll have traffic and weather, and we also want to have fun.”



While it won't be a music show, there’s a lot of music for “bumpers” and segues, and Segal says most of that will be drawn from the current pop charts.



That’s consistent with the radio the 44-year-old Segal has done his whole career. He was Elvis Duran’s partner at WHTZ for years before heading to Washington, and his show still has “morning zoo” elements.



As for competing with his old partner Elvis, Segal says he doesn't look at it that way.



“I don’t see this as me against Elvis, or Imus, or anyone else,” he says. “Ratings are important, but my focus is my show. I don't think of it as trying to beat Elvis, or trying to follow John Gambling.



John Gambling is a legend, and Elvis has a great, successful show. I'm still in touch with him. We were exchanging emails after I took this job.”



Segal says the show won't be radically different from what he has done in D.C. He'll remain on the air there, and also on a station in Richmond, Va., even though he’s moving to New York.



“I love being in New York,” he says. “I wouldn't refer to a New York place just for the sake of mentioning it. But so much that happens here is things that anyone can relate to. New York will definitely be part of the show.” Best of luck Mr. Segal …



Christine McVie will rejoin Fleetwood Mac after retiring from the band 15 years ago.



The news was confirmed by founder Mick Fleetwood who made the announcement at a show in Hawaii on Friday. “This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac,” Mick told the crowd at Uncle Willie K’s BBQ Blues Festival.



Mick had just performed Christine’s “Songbird” with Willie K and made the announcement at the end of the song.



Christine McVie retired from Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and moved back to the UK. Her last complete album with the band was 1995’s Time (with Bekka Bramlett and Dave Mason!) although she guested on two tracks for Mac's 2003’s Say You Will.



Her only solo record since leaving Fleetwood Mac was 2004’s In The Meantime …



Speaking of Dave Mason ... this man switches managers like people switching their undergarments. In 2013, he had industry-legend Bruce Garfield and in December, suddenly moved to Ron Stone … another industry-legend. Wow … who’s next Joel Diamond?



Last night at the Globes, I was moved by Leo DiCaprio’s praise for the career of nominated-actor Bruce Dern. Dern’s a national treasure and his comments were heartfelt. Bravo …



What pod-cast personality, who just reluctantly switched his format from pop culture to comedy is already thinking about switching back. Apparently, this move was as welcomed as ABC’s new series The Assets … which was pulled after two airings. Some people never learn …



And, finally ... what a night for Lorne Michaels. He's practically running NBC by now. Good for him.


Thursday, March 07, 2013

ADMISSION PREMIERE FOR PAUL RUDD & TINA FEY

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NEW YORK NIGHTS
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Tina Fey



Kerry Kohansky Roberts



Grizz Chapman



Wallace Shawn



Nat Wolff



Lily Tomlin



Gloria Reuben



Brian d'Arcy James



Paul Weitz



Rachel Dratch



Travaris Spears



Hoda Kotb



Paul Rudd



Andrew Miano




The stars came out for the New York film premiere of Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, in New York City.





Monday, May 23, 2011

NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF' LUCKY GUY'

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Joshua Woodie


Jenn Colella And Savannah Wise


Seth Rudetsky


Varla Jean Merman


Kyle Dean Massey


Understudy Zak Resnick With Meggie Cansler And Ryan Koss


Tina Louise


Karen Mason


Leslie Jordan


Wes Hart


Veanne Cox


Jenn Colella And Jim Newman


Xavier Cano


Callan Bergmann


Tina Fey And Willard Beckham


Savannah Wise And Kyle Dean Massey


Leslie Jordan With Varla Jean Merma


Jim Newman And Jenn Colella



Jim Newman along with Jenn Colella, Leslie Jordan With Varla Jean Merma and others were snapped during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City. Many stars were in the audience including Tina Fey.


Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ALEC BALDWIN AT WAR WITH MIKE WALKER

Alec Baldwin


Once again Alec Baldwin is igniting a war of words with famed reporter Mike Walker for reporting on an alleged spat with his 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey. Alec was left fuming when National Enquirer icon Mike Walker published an article which claimed Baldwin had fallen out with Fey on the set of television show. In a subsequent interview with Britain’s The Times newspaper, the actor made a series of unflattering comments about Walker, calling him a "whore" and a "queen". The reporter responded by writing in the tabloid, "Here’s my headline: ‘Alec Baldwin - Raging Closet HOMOPHOBE!’ Grab your pitchforks and torches, Hollywood - the monster lurks among ye! Just for the record: I am not gay, as my wife will attest." And the inflammatory statement has riled Baldwin once again. He tells the New York Post, "Yes, he (Walker) is a goat-footed, wheezy, old queen, and all my male lovers agree with me."
Editors Note: Hey you are no-one in this business if you don't have a fight with Alec Baldwin !
Photos By: Sara De Boer/Retna