Ryan Murphy News

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo to Visit Black Lab Theatre to Discuss His Play REALLY REALLY, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo will come to Houston to talk to area high school students and speak to theater go-oers about his work and inspiration for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play 'Really Really' on April 25th, host Black Lab Theatre announced Tuesday. (more...)

First Poster Revealed For Julia Roberts In THE NORMAL HEART
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2014

The first poster depicting Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts in the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART is now available to view. (more...)

Matt Bomer Reveals He Secretly Married Partner Simon Halls 3 Years Ago!
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Matt Bomer has revealed the joyful news that he and his partner, Simon Halls were secretly wed three years ago! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo in NORMAL HEART Character Posters
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Ryan Murphy turned to Twitter today to reveal character posters for HBO's highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. (more...)

Julia Roberts Says NORMAL HEART Preparation Was 'The Most Actor-y I've Ever Been'
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2014

Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts discusses her preparation for HBO's stage-to-screen adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, as part of a new interview. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Why Julia Roberts Turned Down THE NORMAL HEART Twice Before Saying Yes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

HBO will soon release it's highly anticipated film version of The Normal Heart, and according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, securing Jula Roberts as 'Dr. Brookner' wasn't an easy feat. Roberts reportedly turned down the role twice because she 'only saw the character's hostility and rage.' When director Ryan Murphy presented her with this version of the film, she thought: 'This is getting ridiculous. I need to pay attention to why this keeps coming back to me. I suddenly understood who she was in terms of this scary, inexplicable plague-what originally seemed [to me] to be anger was actually her determined pursuit to be part of a solution that she wasn't part of with the first plague that she experienced. Everything fell into place for me after that. I could see these are just really scared people who won't give up on finding the answers.' (more...)

by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previously appeared in the first and third seasons of the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2014

HBO has just released a full trailer fir its highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in a Ryan Murphy film, HBO Films' presentation of THE NORMAL HEART. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Ryan Murphy Would 'Love' Kristin Chenoweth & Jonathan Groff Back For GLEE S6; More RENT?
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2014

GLEE co-creator and mastermind Ryan Murphy participated in a wide-ranging Q&A during this week's episode of the FOX musical dramedy series and answered numerous fan questions - including revealing what fan favorite guest stars he would like to see return for the show's final season next year, as well as the possibility of more musical numbers from some beloved rock musicals. (more...)

OWNERS & REALLY REALLY Set for Interrobang Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project has announced its 2014/15 Sseason! Bridging continents and 43 years of theatre history, ITP's 5th Season brings together the first professionally produced plays that launched the careers of two distinctive contemporary playwrights: OWNERS (1972) by the now legendary, groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill and REALLY REALLY (2013) by the tenacious 27-year-old American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo. These two productions share a common concern with issues of power, entitlement, politics, economics and gender and their critically acclaimed premieres heralded Churchill and Calaizzo, respectively, as writers to watch, bold new voices with their fingers of the pulse of their generation. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew Morrison
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and GLEE breakout stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison will be featured in the final scene on the series when it comes to a close following the conclusion of Season Six in 2015 according to co-creator and series mastermind Ryan Murphy. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

Sex, food and rock n roll was the theme of GLEE's "Tested" - showcasing some tubular 80s tunes ranging from Robert Palmer and Foreigner to Pat Benatar and Janet Jackson, all while explicating the finer points of modern sexuality as it pertains to the characters and viewing audience at large, as well. Reliably timely, GLEE got tested - and passed with flying colors; a rainbow, no doubt. (more...)

Glee-Cap: Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 16, 2014

Somehow, I think your normal GLEE-capper, Robert Lawlor, knew this was going to be a down week for GLEE when he asked me to pinch-hit for him (don't worry if you don't know what that means, it's a sports term). While I have been generally quite pleased with the majority of episodes over the last two seasons, this episode felt like a throwback to Season 2 or 3, where far too many episodes felt like simply filler. While they might have ultimately been entertaining, they primarily served as a placeholder until we got to the more plot-specific episodes. With Kurt's attack last week and Rachel's 'Funny Girl' opening a week away, this episode felt disappointingly like a very low-stakes buffer between the two. (more...)

BREAKING: Final Season of GLEE to Jump Ahead in Time; Will Not Be Set in NYC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Glee creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed some dramatic details on the upcoming sixth and final season of the FOX musical dramedy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Duncan Sheik Talks About Creating AMERICAN PSYCHO
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 11, 2014

Duncan Sheik talks about creating new music for the new musical AMERICAN PSYCHO, GLEE, and more in this second part interview. (more...)

Barbra Streisand on THE NORMAL HEART: 'I Tried Very Hard to Get It Made'
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand spoke about the frustration she felt as she attempted to bring Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART to the big screen. (more...)

NORMAL HEART's Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer & More Grace Cover of THR
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo, stars of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, grace the cover of this week's The Hollywood Reporter. Get a first look below! (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

VIDEO: Must Watch All-New Trailer for HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Watch an all-new trailer for HBO's highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, airing Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. (more...)

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