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.
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.
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.
Struggling with the thought of parting with $152 just to see Tony-nominated (and now NY Drama Critics Circle honored) Broadway savior, The Book of Mormon? Maybe you should check out the original cast recording and then decide. NPR has posted the entire, filthy thing on their website for your listening pleasure. It's absolutely free! Hallelujah. [NPR via Daily What]
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.
Daniel Radcliffe's run as the lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has just begun, and if you happened to be wondering whether or not Harry Potter has got any dancing skills—wonder no longer.
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."
This is relevant to my interests—and not just because I was in my high school's production of Once Upon a Mattress. See a young Zooey sing "In a Little While" with Glee's Matthew Morrison.