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Farah Khan: “The best part for me is that Om Shanti Om still continues to give joy.”

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Om Shanti Om, as soon as you read the title, I bet like me, the music and the film immediately begins to play in your head. Directed by Farah Khan, the film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, Kirron Kher and introduced Deepika Padukone. If you can believe it, it has been 10 years since the magic of Oso hit the big screen.

It is as Farah says, a movie, within a movie within a movie. Set in the 70s and present day, Om Shanti Om has films, stars, sets, drama, dance, action, romance, revenge, reincarnation and finally Happys Endings. It is a movie that has it all and more!

To set the stage check out the trailer that gives you a glimpse into the world of Om and Shantipriya.

I was very lucky to be able to have an in-depth conversation with director Farah Khan about Om Shanti Om.
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Amy Schumer's Dad Visits Her Before Her Big Broadway Debut: See the Heartwarming Pic!

Amy Schumer's Dad Visits Her Before Her Big Broadway Debut: See the Heartwarming Pic!
Amy Schumer is Broadway bound and has the support of one very important fan.

Schumer is making her Broadway debut starring in a new play written by Steve Martin titled Meteor Shower, alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Broadway vet Laura Benanti, which begins its previews on Nov. 1.

On Saturday, the comedian shared a picture of herself with her dad, Gordon, in the theater during a rehearsal for the show. 

"@meteorshowerbwy previews begin next week," she wrote in the caption. "My dad came to watch rehearsal yesterday and loved it so the important reviews are in!"

This isn't the first time Schumer has shared sweet moments with her dad, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and lives in an assisted living facility.

Last year, she revealed that she was able to buy back her family's farm after they lost it to bankruptcy when Schumer was 12, and shared the happy news with her dad over Facetime.

Related: Amy Schumer Buys Back
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Tituss Burgess Talks ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ Previews ‘Preacher’s Wife’ Musical

Tituss Burgess Talks ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ Previews ‘Preacher’s Wife’ Musical
Though it was billed as an evening with “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess on Saturday night at the Sayers Club, there was cause for double celebration when moderator Yvette Nicole Brown announced it was also her birthday. “I didn’t say that to get applause,” she noted. “But just to say there is nowhere else I would rather be than with this wonderful man.”

The cozy Hollywood club was decked out in velvet fuchsia walls with furs on the couches for guests, in an homage to Burgess’ lovable, flamboyant character Titus Andromedon on the hit Netflix show. Burgess talked about making the transition from theater (where he appeared in such musicals as “Guys and Dolls” with Oliver Platt and “The Little Mermaid”) to television. His first job was on “30 Rock,” and he was an hour late to his audition. He almost didn’t show up, but when he did, was
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N.Y.C. Now Casting: Lead Role in ‘Adam & Brian’ + 2 More Paying Gigs

In today's casting roundup, we have an opportunity to play one of the two lead roles in the upcoming production of Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s “Adam & Brian,” a play about a couple living in New York whose lives are changed after a brutal assault. There are also roles available in a workout video series and a 1960s/1970s-set feature film! “Adam & Brian”“Adam & Brian,” a Broadway Bound Theatre Festival play about a couple living in New York “whose lives have been forever changed because of a brutal assault by three thugs,” is looking to fill one of its two lead roles. A male actor ages 25–35 is needed to fill the role of Adam, an architect struggling with internalized homophobia and his comfort levels regarding his relationship with Brian. The production rehearses late July through early Aug. with tech and three performances in Aug. at the 14th Street Y Theater in New York. An Equity Showcase Contract is available. The Amazon Workout Video SERIESIntegrative Fitness is looking for fit actress/dancers over 5’10” for a fitness workout video series. Female talent aged 18–45 are sought to participate in an instructor-led workout and dance
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Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Jokes He's Drinking 'Heavily' Before Star-Studded Tony Awards Opening Number

Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Jokes He's Drinking 'Heavily' Before Star-Studded Tony Awards Opening Number
As Frank Underwood on House of Cards, Kevin Spacey is as cool and collected as they come, but when it comes to hosting the 71st Annual Tony Awards, the two-time Oscar winner admits that he's a bit nervous.

So how does Spacey calm his nerves? "I drink heavily," the star joked with Et's Jennifer Peros at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday.

Photos: 2017 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

Aside from that, Spacey said he knows how to use his nervous energy for his benefit.

"When you've been around long enough, you learn how to use that adrenaline, you learn how to use those nerves in a positive way rather than a negative way so you just kinda drive through it and hope for your best," he shared, adding again, "And have a couple drinks!"

Spacey, 57, also explained that, despite the fact that the show is televised nationally, his primary
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017
Willy Wonka fans, rejoice: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Broadway bound! Warner Bros. Theater Ventures will be staging the musical, Variety reports, and it's slated for a Spring 2017 debut. Jack O'Brien, who has directed and produced musicals like Hairspray and The Full Monty, will be at the helm of this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1964 children's book. The musical Charlie debuted on London's West End in 2013 under Sam Mendes' direction. Per Variety, Mendes cited other commitments as his reason for not directing Charlie when it heads to Broadway, but he will remain on as a producer. Another adaptation of Dahl's work, Matilda the Musical, has been...
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Actor and Tony Award-winning director Gene Saks dies, aged 93

Actor and Tony Award-winning director Gene Saks dies, aged 93
Gene Saks has passed away, aged 93.

The actor and director, who starred in such films as A Thousands Clowns, died of pneumonia in his Long Island home yesterday (March 29).

A Tony Award-winning director, he famously staged Neil Simon's 'double-b' trilogy, which consisted of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Broadway Bound, and also a revival of The Odd Couple in 1985.

He starred in 1994's Fool alongside Paul Newman, Bruce Willis and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The last Broadway play Saks directed was William Luce's Barrymore in 1997.

Saks is survived by his wife Keren.
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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93
Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won three Tonys — for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues” — died Saturday. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks directed only seven feature films, all of them based on legit works. They included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also directed the 1969 “Cactus Flower,” which earned Goldie Hawn an Oscar for supporting actress.

After helming the hit Broadway musical “Mame,” Saks did the big screen version in 1974. For the film, Lucille Ball played the title character, with many critics complaining that Angela Lansbury could repeat her Broadway triumph. Both the stage and screen versions of
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Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93
Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won three Tonys — for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues” — died Saturday. He was 93.

His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that he died from pneumonia in his East Hampton, N.Y. home.

Saks directed only seven feature films, all of them based on legit works. They included Simon adaptations “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also directed the 1969 “Cactus Flower,” which earned Goldie Hawn an Oscar for supporting actress.

After helming the hit Broadway musical “Mame,” Saks did the big screen version in 1974. For the film, Lucille Ball played the title character, with many critics complaining that Angela Lansbury could repeat her Broadway triumph. Both the stage and screen versions of
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Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn’s Frigid Lake Michigan Dunk For Special Olympics Video

Vince Vaughn and Lady Gaga put their comfortable lives on hold and plunged into icy Lake Michigan water for the Special Olympics.The Chicago Tribune reports that Gaga, with her fiance Taylor Kinney in tow, and Vaughn each showed up on North Avenue Beach to take a dip in the frigid water with over 4500 people.“It was awesome,” said good sport Lady Gaga, who revealed her more conservative Broadway bound voice at the recent Oscar telecast in a tribute to Julie Andrews.Gaga, Vaughn, Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and more than 4,500 other good sports jumped into Lake Michigan on […]
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Anna Kendrick Musical 'The Last 5 Years' Goes to RADiUS-twc

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Anna Kendrick Musical 'The Last 5 Years' Goes to RADiUS-twc
RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to The Last 5 Years, Richard Lagravenese's (Behind the Candelabra) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan (Smash) star in Lagravenese's highly anticipated film.

The Last 5 Years will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30Pm at the Ryerson Theater.

The film's two stars are no strangers to the musical community. Kendrick previously received a Tony Award nomination for High Society, and is well known for her wildly popular role in Pitch Perfect, the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2 and Into the Woods. She also had a top ten song on the Us Billboard Hot 100 with "Cups" which peaked at #6 on the chart. Tony nominated Jordan,
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Comedy legend Joan Rivers dies at 81

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Comedy legend Joan Rivers dies at 81
Comedy and television legend Joan Rivers has died at the age 81, according to an official statement from her daughter Melissa Rivers. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. [Melissa's son] Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." The comedy and television legend went into cardiac arrest during minor surgery on her vocal cords on Aug.
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Joan Rivers Dies at 81

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Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Raunchy, gravelly-voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of “The Tonight Show” and star of TV’s “Fashion Police,” died Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on Sept. 3. She was 81.

“She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is

difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Rivers had been admitted to New York’s Mt. Sinai hospital after she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at a New York Clinic, and was placed in a medically-induced coma to assess her condition.

A petite blonde firebrand, the always-wry Rivers, known for the catchphrase “Can we talk?,” was a pioneering confessional female comic,
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Q&A: Jason Alexander on Directing His Career-Making Play, 'Seinfeld' Cast Friendships

Q&A: Jason Alexander on Directing His Career-Making Play, 'Seinfeld' Cast Friendships
Before he became known to millions as Jerry Seinfeld’s hilariously insecure best friend, George Costanza, Jason Alexander was a Broadway baby, playing Joe in the Kaufman-Hart classic, Merrily We Roll Along in 1981, and performing opposite Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli in the 1984 musical, The Rink. His big break came in 1986 playing showbiz hopeful Stanley in the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Broadway Bound, Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical classic about his fractured family life growing up in the Bronx. Last year, when Alexander went down to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in southeast Los Angeles County to

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Is a True Blood Musical in the Works?

Remember back in January when rumors of a possible "True Blood" movie were floating about? Well, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to do the Bon Temps Boogaloo because it looks like we might be getting a musical instead!

Per the AP, at the "True Blood" season premiere this past Tuesday night in Hollywood, composer Nathan Barr, who has written the instrumental scores for the series' entire seven seasons, said that True Blood: The Musical is indeed in the works.

"This was something that I pitched to HBO and [series creator] Alan Ball," said Barr, adding that the musical will revolve around protagonist, telepath, and waitress Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed in the HBO series by Anna Paquin. But, Barr added, after seven seasons of twists, turns, and characters for Sookie, it's proven a challenge to trim the saga down.

"I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show,
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'True Blood' Headed for Musical in Afterlife

'True Blood' Headed for Musical in Afterlife
Like the vampires it portrays, True Blood won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song.

After the final scene of the upcoming final season of True Blood, fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama.

In the works: True Blood: The Musical. Seriously.

"This was something that I pitched to HBO and (show creator) Alan Ball," said composer Nathan Barr, speaking on the arrivals line at the True Blood season premiere Tuesday night in Hollywood. Barr has written the instrumental scores for the series' entire seven seasons, the last of which debuts Sunday.

Related Pics: True Blood Cast Gets Goofy

Barr said the musical will revolve around protagonist, telepath and waitress Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed in the series by Anna Paquin. But, Barr
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Orlando Bloom on His Career as He Gets His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Orlando Bloom on His Career as He Gets His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
“For a kid in London, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place,” says Orlando Bloom, who is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 2 after limning parts in two of the biggest mythical franchises the company town has ever produced. (Bloom had but a single film to his credit when he landed a key role in “The Lord of the Rings”; his part as Will Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” came two years later.) With his sixth and final go-round as the J.R.R. Tolkien-created character Legolas primed to hit multiplexes this winter in “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” and his first Broadway role in “Romeo and Juliet” having wrapped last December, Bloom takes a moment to reflect.

Making strategic choices

“I would say that I’m more conscious now than I have been. As a young actor, I found myself
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Jeremy Jordan Has An Unexpected 'Hit' on His Hands

Jeremy Jordan Has An Unexpected 'Hit' on His Hands
It's been 7 months since Smash's swan song aired on NBC and somehow, in the fat lady's aftermath, all the things I hated about the series (ludicrous plot twists, inexplicable character motivations, "dramaturgs") have faded away and I've come to find an enduring appreciation for the show's seriously splendid songs.

While Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical at the center of the series, scored a proper CD release, Hit List, the season two musical that served as stiff Tony competition, never received the same treatment despite boasting infectious tunes that could absolutely hold their own on The Great White Way.

Now, 54 Below, in cooperation with Smash Ep Josh Safran, is giving Hit List the proper stage it deserves with four sold-out performances, starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez. I caught up with Jeremy Jordan this weekend to talk about the excitement -- and vindication -- that comes from stepping back into Jimmy's shoes, to find out
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Leighton Meester Making Broadway Debut Opposite James Franco in Of Mice and Men

Leighton Meester Making Broadway Debut Opposite James Franco in Of Mice and Men
Leighton Meester is officially Broadway bound. The brunette beauty will be making her Broadway debut in the upcoming production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, starring opposite James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, according to published reports. The former Gossip Girl actress is set to play the character known simply as Curley's Wife, the beautiful yet lonely spouse of the ranch boss. In addition to her role as the bitchy Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, which aired on the CW Network from 2007 to 2012, Meester most recently appeared in That's My Boy with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler and she starred alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund in 2010's Country Strong. Of Mice and...
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‘Cabaret’ Rounds Out Broadway Cast With Linda Emond, Danny Burstein

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‘Cabaret’ Rounds Out Broadway Cast With Linda Emond, Danny Burstein
Cabaret” is rounding out the seedy Kit Kat Klub with some top-shelf talent. Two-time Tony nominee Linda Emond and four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein have joined the upcoming revival as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, the Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday. Also read: Bryan Cranston Lbj Play Is Broadway Bound They join a cast that already includes three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams making her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles and Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee. Sam Mendes (who directed the 1998 revival that starred Cumming and the late Natasha Richardson) and Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) are co-directing the.
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