We're Kind of Mad at Cha: The 2Pac Musical Holler If Ya Hear Me

Rich Juzwiak · 06/25/14 12:30PM

At long last, the music of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur comes to Broadway! If this is something you've been waiting for...first of all, who are you? Secondly, you might still be disappointed by what is essentially a one-man jukebox musical that takes about 20 2Pac songs and crams around them a story reminiscent of a variety of neo-blaxploitation movies.

Sandra Bullock in Talks to Play Miss Hannigan in Jay-Z's Annie

Caity Weaver · 06/13/13 06:00PM

America adores Sandra Bullock. No matter how many bombs she lobs at our box offices, no matter how many hitchhikers she drops bloodied and bruised on our dusty country roads, no matter how many Canadian dimes she plops in our tip jars, America adores her. For her next trick, Sandra Bullock will be get drunk and scream at a 9-year-old orphan that nobody loves her. America's going to adore it.

I Dreamed a Nightmare: The Banal Schmaltz of Les Misérables

Rich Juzwiak · 12/21/12 04:23PM

The new movie version of Les Misérables is a nonsensical, emotional vampire of a movie. It sucks and sucks and never stops sucking. I knew I was supposed to feel something in this ever-welling sea of emotion, but I didn't know exactly what and I most certainly did not feel a thing. Well, that's not entirely true — I did feel isolated, like I was from a different planet than the people who were moved to repeatedly applaud for actors that couldn't hear them (at a screening full of critics, no less!), and audibly weep at turns so evidently constructed to make them do so that a giant lit up "CRY NOW" sign in the theater would have been redundant.

How Much Is a Tony Award Worth, Exactly?

Brian Moylan · 06/09/11 04:05PM

Those mathematicians at the New York Times got out their abacuses (abaci?) and figured out just how much a Tony win is worth for a Broadway musical. You'd think that the least watched of all awards shows wouldn't make a huge impact—-and you would be wrong.

Joaquin Phoenix Rises From the Ashes Like... a Phoenix

Richard Lawson · 04/13/11 04:20PM

Though he once said he'd "quit acting," that was all a hoax, and Joaquin Phoenix really hasn't quit acting at all. Also today: the return of the return of musicals, Jessica Lange makes a TV project even more exciting, and Bradley Cooper is seriously miscast.

Dissecting Grey's Anatomy's Reprehensible Musical Episode

Whitney Jefferson · 04/01/11 11:30AM

Not every show on television can be Glee, and Grey's Anatomy proved this theory last night with their "interesting" take on the dramatic musical. Sure, many of the cast members have appeared on Broadway before, but that does not mean the trainwreck was worth the extra three minutes that screwed up your DVR last night.

A Disney Princess Tries to Find Love in the Real World

Lauren Soroken · 03/21/11 11:15AM

This video shows a Disney princess, West End star Julie Atherton, dealing with the problems no one likes to mention: Gay royal princes, horny seven dwarfs, and how "Shirley Temple never had to deal with shit like this."