Jan Maxwell Has Died; Five-Time Tony Nominee Praised ‘Law & Order’ In New York Times

Jan Maxwell, a supremely gifted comic actress whose five Tony Award nominations included two in the same season, died today of cancer, her son, William Maxwell-Lunny. She was 61.
Maxwell was both talented and beloved, known for her professionalism and timing, whether it was for a sly patrician snarl or a bit of business put over with minimum exaggeration for maximum effect. Her notable musical comedy performances included roles in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Folli…

Jan Maxwell, a supremely gifted comic actress whose five Tony Award nominations included two in the same season, died today of cancer, her son, William Maxwell-Lunny. She was 61. Maxwell was both talented and beloved, known for her professionalism and timing, whether it was for a sly patrician snarl or a bit of business put over with minimum exaggeration for maximum effect. Her notable musical comedy performances included roles in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Folli…

Broadway’s Youngest Turk Takes A Page From Trump’s Twittery Playbook

Stephen Colbert is doing it. Why not Jordan Roth?
Just as Colbert and Chris Licht unleashed Our Cartoon President on Showtime, Broadway theater owner and producer (and regular Deadline pundit) Roth is producing and starring in his own animated web series, The Birds and the BS – animated being the operative word.
Watch it here.
The first episode, which went online today, is…

Stephen Colbert is doing it. Why not Jordan Roth? Just as Colbert and Chris Licht unleashed Our Cartoon President on Showtime, Broadway theater owner and producer (and regular Deadline pundit) Roth is producing and starring in his own animated web series, The Birds and the BS – animated being the operative word. Watch it here. The first episode, which went online today, is…

‘Hedwig’ Producer David Binder Named BAM Artistic Director

David Binder, a theater producer best known for a critically acclaimed and commercially successful Broadway production of the punk rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will become the first artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
BAM President Katy Clark announced the appointment, which will become effective next January. Binder will succeed Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, who is retiring in December after 35 years at the Brooklyn institution. Under…

David Binder, a theater producer best known for a critically acclaimed and commercially successful Broadway production of the punk rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will become the first artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM President Katy Clark announced the appointment, which will become effective next January. Binder will succeed Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, who is retiring in December after 35 years at the Brooklyn institution. Under…

Review: Eve Ensler’s Dazzling ‘In The Body Of The World’

With a commission from the American Repertory Theater and its artistic director Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler adapted her harrowing, revelatory 2013 memoir In the Body of the Word into an equally harrowing, revelatory play. I’d call it an unblinking work, but in truth I doubt anyone will come away from this evening without shedding some tears for its author and her subjects, which extend from herself to, as her title suggests, the malign and malignant inhabitants of our…

With a commission from the American Repertory Theater and its artistic director Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler adapted her harrowing, revelatory 2013 memoir In the Body of the Word into an equally harrowing, revelatory play. I’d call it an unblinking work, but in truth I doubt anyone will come away from this evening without shedding some tears for its author and her subjects, which extend from herself to, as her title suggests, the malign and malignant inhabitants of our…

‘The Blacklist’s Harry Lennix Set To Direct ‘A Small Oak Tree’ Off-Broadway

EXCLUSIVE: Harry Lennix, AKA Agent Harold Cooper on NBC’s The Blacklist, has staged A Small Oak Tree Runs Red at off-Broadway’s Billie Holiday Theater, in previews, opening tomorrow and running through March 4.
The play had its premiere in 2016 in Chicago, where Chicago Tribune drama critic Chris Jones called it “an important new drama (that) looks racial violence right in the eye.” A Small Oak Tree originated at Chicago’s Congo Square Theater as part of its August Wilson…

EXCLUSIVE: Harry Lennix, AKA Agent Harold Cooper on NBC's The Blacklist, has staged A Small Oak Tree Runs Red at off-Broadway’s Billie Holiday Theater, in previews, opening tomorrow and running through March 4. The play had its premiere in 2016 in Chicago, where Chicago Tribune drama critic Chris Jones called it "an important new drama (that) looks racial violence right in the eye." A Small Oak Tree originated at Chicago's Congo Square Theater as part of its August Wilson…

RWS’ Broadway Casting Director Specialist Binder Adds Film, Commercial Hires

EXCLUSIVE: Binder Casting, a subsidiary of RWS Entertainment Group (RWS), today announced the appointment of three new hires set to lead its new commercial and film casting divisions. Anthony Pichette, Kyle Coker join Binder as Sr. Casting Directors and Chad Eric Murnane joins as a Casting Director. The announcement was made by RWS CEO Ryan Stana.
The 12-time Artios Award-winning casting office recently opened two new divisions, commercial and film. Pichette, Coker and…

EXCLUSIVE: Binder Casting, a subsidiary of RWS Entertainment Group (RWS), today announced the appointment of three new hires set to lead its new commercial and film casting divisions. Anthony Pichette, Kyle Coker join Binder as Sr. Casting Directors and Chad Eric Murnane joins as a Casting Director. The announcement was made by RWS CEO Ryan Stana. The 12-time Artios Award-winning casting office recently opened two new divisions, commercial and film. Pichette, Coker and…

Ronan Farrow Tells Gayle King “I Would Be Extraordinarily Fair” To Harvey Weinstein

Ronan Farrow told Gayle King this morning that if Harvey Weinstein agreed to it, “I would do a very fair interview – I would be extraordinarily fair.”
We probably shouldn’t hold our collective breath, but the exchange was indicative of how great an impact Farrow’s stories about Weinstein in particular and sexual assault in Hollywood in general have had: If the question was asked in jest, the response was unimpeachably earnest.
Farrow, who has become a media star himself…

Ronan Farrow told Gayle King this morning that if Harvey Weinstein agreed to it, “I would do a very fair interview – I would be extraordinarily fair.” We probably shouldn’t hold our collective breath, but the exchange was indicative of how great an impact Farrow’s stories about Weinstein in particular and sexual assault in Hollywood in general have had: If the question was asked in jest, the response was unimpeachably earnest. Farrow, who has become a media star himself…