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Anika Noni Rose Nabs TV/Film Rights to ‘Bone Street Rumba’

Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose has optioned TV/Film rights to Daniel José Older’s urban fantasy book series Bone Street Rumba.

The first installment, Half-Resurrected Blues, was published on January 6 by Penguin’s Roc Books imprint and centers on character Carlos Delacruz, an agent in the “New York Council Of The Dead.” He’s a so-called in-betweener, living in a kind of purgatory after his own death, and he encounters others in a similar demi-monde. 64 more words


Tony Awards Expands The Fields For Directors, Choreographers, Actors

The Tony Administration Committee, meeting Thursday for the second time this season to mull eligibility requests, rule changes and the like, made two adjustments that will affect the Broadway awards, beginning this season. 164 more words


Tony Awards Eligibility Committee Supersizes 10 Categories and Splits 'Side Show' Twins

With most of the entertainment industry abuzz over the Oscar nominations on Thursday, the Tony Awards Administration Committee issued a handful of eligibility decisions regarding the current pool of shows that could potentially score nominations at the 2015 Tonys. 484 more words


'The Visit' Arrives on Broadway in Latest Spring Shuffle

“The Visit” will be paid to Broadway’s Lyceum Theater this spring, squeaking into the 2014-15 season just under the wire.

Producers of the musical have hoped to bring the show to New York ever since… 418 more words


Phylicia Rashad Speaks Out! 'Forget These Women'

Phylicia Rashad has broken her silence on the sexual abuse allegations against her long co-star Bill Cosby. Phylicia, the Tony-winning actress, who starred opposite Bill for 10 seasons as Clair Huxtable on NBC’s ‘The Cosby Show,’ spoke up recently to defend the embattled all-time great entertainer while speaking to Showbiz 411 at an event for the film ‘Selma.’ Phylicia, expressed, ‘ she had never seen any behavior by Cosby to suggest there is any truth to the decades-old abuse allegations that have resurfaced the last few months. 19 more words

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Jersey Boys hit all the right notes in Four Seasons' story

The Jersey Boys isn’t just a must-see for fans of the Four Seasons, the four-man group that rode to the top of the hit parade back in the 1960s with songs like Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man. 648 more words