Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales - Shots of a variety of stars at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Billy Porter and Cyndi Lauper - Shots of a variety of stars and the crowd at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 4th December 2014
Tony Award winner Billy Porter scrapped plans to perform tracks from his new album at a launch party in New York City on Monday (14Apr14) to rest his voice.
The musical theatre star, who picked up a Tony Award last year (13) for his role in Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots, held a celebratory bash at the Big Apple's Bar Nana for industry insiders and fans to mark the release of his latest record, Billy's Back on Broadway.
He was scheduled to sing some of the album's tracks, but reportedly pulled out of performing to save his voice.
Continue reading: Billy Porter Skips Performance At Album Launch Party
Cyndi Lauper took home the prize for or Best Original Score Written For The Theatre at the Tony Awards last night (09.06.13) for her music for 'Kinky Boots', while the show was the big winner scooping six accolades in total.
'Kinky Boots' was the big winner at the Tony Awards last night (09.06.13) taking home six prizes.
The play - about a struggling shoemaker and his drag queen business partner which is based on a 2005 movie - earned accolades for first time stage composer Cyndi Lauper, who took home the statuette for Best Original Score Written For The Theatre, and Billy Porter, who received the Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical gong. Among its other honours it was also named Best Musical.
During her acceptance speech, Lauper admitted she had rehearsed her words in the shower, saying: ''OK ... I can't say I wasn't practising in front of the shower curtain for a couple of days for this speech. I've got to thank my mom for sharing all that wonderful music. I wrecked all her Broadway musicals when I was a kid, the cast albums. That's how I learned to sing ... I want to thank my wonderful family. My son and my husband who inspire me ... and everybody else in my category. I feel honoured to be part of this community. I've never been a stranger to hard work, but your hard work is an inspiration to me.''
Continue reading: Cyndi Lauper And Kinky Boots Win Big At Tonys
Tom Hanks has been nominated for a Tony award for his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's play 'Lucky Guy'.
Tom Hanks has been nominated for his first Tony award.
The 56-year-old actor is up for Best Performance by an Actor for his debut role on Broadway in the play 'Lucky Guy'.
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With a cast largely composed of non-gay men, you'd be surprised how convincing the likes of Timothy Olyphant and Dean Cain are at playing it fey. Olyphant stars as a likeable photographer/waiter looking to focus his life away from destructive one-night relationships and into something more meaningful. His roommate (Cain) is no help, a pretty boy actor who lands anyone he wants in the sack. Coupled with a half-dozen other characters, the fellows hang out at a restaurant & bar called Jack's Broken Heart (run by none other than a hilarious John Mahoney, who spends Saturday nights crooning in an ill-advised drag costume and the weekends managing the worst softball team in West Hollywood).
Continue reading: The Broken Hearts Club Review
For a gay movie that purports to be about real people -- as opposed to melodramatic stereotypes or comedy caricatures -- "The Broken Hearts Club" comes across pretty contrived.
Not only do the ensemble players include such stock West Hollywood denizens as the bimbo hunk and the queeny cry baby with a jones for redecorating, but these clichés are also introduced immediately following a coffee shop gripe session scene about how gays in the movies are always sex maniacs, confidants to lovelorn women, AIDS victims or friends of AIDS victims.
Writer-director Greg Berlanti (a producer on "Dawson's Creek") doesn't seem to realize he's contributing to this very problem. And he's far too green a filmmaker to be passing judgment anyway. This is his first film and it's riddled with nagging script deficiencies (most of these "real people" don't seem to have jobs) and bad technical calls, like the gratuitous, intrusive and annoying overuse of hand-held cameras.
Continue reading: The Broken Hearts Club Review
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