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Spike Lee’s Passing Strange The Movie Trailer

Take a peek at the screen version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee. Strange was shot live during it's Broadway run at the Belasco Theater and features the original cast of de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones star. The onstage band includes Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs and the musical creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Don't worry if you missed Strange on Broadway, thankfully some of the same energy and intensity manages to come through on the screen. Strange hits New York City theaters on August 21.
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PHOTO: Lauren Graham’s First Shot in Costume for Broadway’s Guys and Dolls

lauren-graham-costume-guys-and-dolls One of Blindie's fave comedic actresses Lauren Graham is donning '30s glam for her Broadway debut in a revival of Guys and Dolls. In the shot, released to Entertainment Weekly, the Gilmore Girls alum channels her character, nightclub singer Mis Adelaide. Referencing her vocal prowess in a famous and touching scene (see below) in Gilmore Girls where she karaokes Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" to her love Luke, Graham said, "Lorelai was drunk. Don't gauge my singing ability by Lorelai singing drunk in the seventh season.''
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Ga Ga: Former Rent Star Antonique Smith Goes from Mimi Valdez to Faith Evans in Notorious

One of Blindie's favorite Broadway stars Antonique Smith (right), who played Mimi Valdez in the musical hit Rent, is jumping to the big screen as Faith Evans (left) in Notorious. The upcoming biopic, which chronicles the life and death of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), stars Angela Bassett as Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur, and unknown actor Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G. The highly-anticipated film hits theaters on January 16.
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Ga Ga: Gilmore Girls Star Lauren Graham Back On Broadway in ‘Guys and Dolls’

Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore of the Gilmore Girls) will appear as the long-suffering Miss Adelaide to Oliver Platt's Nathan Detroit in the upcoming revival of Guys and Dolls, opening March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York. Blindie's been missing Graham's wit and talent since the cancellation of her long-running WB/The CW series. Since her exodus from Stars Hollow, Graham has starred on the big screen with Steve Carell in Evan Almighty and Greg Kinnear in Flash of Genius.
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Blindie’s Tears: India.Arie’s Broadway Debut Postponed

Due to the loss of one of the production's backers, India.Arie's Broadway debut in the revival of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" has been postponed, according to the AP. The play, a revival of the Tony-nominated play about seven women of color from the African Diaspora, is being produced by Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group, and was set to have opened Sept. 8 at Circle in the Square. PHOTO: India.Arie
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Ga Ga: Off-Broadway’s Two-Woman Play Expatriate Closes Aug. 3

At the Culture Project on Mercer Street in New York, Lenelle Moïse and Karla Mosley star as two African-American performance artists, who flee to Paris to fulfill their dreams, in Expatriate. The two-woman play, directed by Tamilla Woodard, features original music and choreography and will end its run on August 3. Proclaiming it "delivers on all counts," the New York Times said in a recent review, "With all the theater out there, how inspiring it is to be reminded how invigorating an Off Broadway play can be with just two appealing performers, compelling music and a searching, intelligent script." Buy tickets online at Cultureproject.org.
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Spike Lee’s Passing Strange The Movie Trailer

Take a peek at the screen version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange directed by Spike Lee. Strange was shot live during it's Broadway run at the Belasco Theater and features the original cast of de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones star. The onstage band includes Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs and the musical creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Don't worry if you missed Strange on Broadway, thankfully some of the same energy and intensity manages to come through on the screen. Strange hits New York City theaters on August 21.
Read More

PHOTO: Lauren Graham’s First Shot in Costume for Broadway’s Guys and Dolls

lauren-graham-costume-guys-and-dolls One of Blindie's fave comedic actresses Lauren Graham is donning '30s glam for her Broadway debut in a revival of Guys and Dolls. In the shot, released to Entertainment Weekly, the Gilmore Girls alum channels her character, nightclub singer Mis Adelaide. Referencing her vocal prowess in a famous and touching scene (see below) in Gilmore Girls where she karaokes Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" to her love Luke, Graham said, "Lorelai was drunk. Don't gauge my singing ability by Lorelai singing drunk in the seventh season.''
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Ga Ga: Former Rent Star Antonique Smith Goes from Mimi Valdez to Faith Evans in Notorious

One of Blindie's favorite Broadway stars Antonique Smith (right), who played Mimi Valdez in the musical hit Rent, is jumping to the big screen as Faith Evans (left) in Notorious. The upcoming biopic, which chronicles the life and death of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), stars Angela Bassett as Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur, and unknown actor Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G. The highly-anticipated film hits theaters on January 16.
Read More

Ga Ga: Gilmore Girls Star Lauren Graham Back On Broadway in ‘Guys and Dolls’

Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore of the Gilmore Girls) will appear as the long-suffering Miss Adelaide to Oliver Platt's Nathan Detroit in the upcoming revival of Guys and Dolls, opening March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York. Blindie's been missing Graham's wit and talent since the cancellation of her long-running WB/The CW series. Since her exodus from Stars Hollow, Graham has starred on the big screen with Steve Carell in Evan Almighty and Greg Kinnear in Flash of Genius.
Read More

Blindie’s Tears: India.Arie’s Broadway Debut Postponed

Due to the loss of one of the production's backers, India.Arie's Broadway debut in the revival of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" has been postponed, according to the AP. The play, a revival of the Tony-nominated play about seven women of color from the African Diaspora, is being produced by Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group, and was set to have opened Sept. 8 at Circle in the Square. PHOTO: India.Arie
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Ga Ga: Off-Broadway’s Two-Woman Play Expatriate Closes Aug. 3

At the Culture Project on Mercer Street in New York, Lenelle Moïse and Karla Mosley star as two African-American performance artists, who flee to Paris to fulfill their dreams, in Expatriate. The two-woman play, directed by Tamilla Woodard, features original music and choreography and will end its run on August 3. Proclaiming it "delivers on all counts," the New York Times said in a recent review, "With all the theater out there, how inspiring it is to be reminded how invigorating an Off Broadway play can be with just two appealing performers, compelling music and a searching, intelligent script." Buy tickets online at Cultureproject.org.
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