Kirk Douglas Theatre Set for Big Night’s Big Night


Big Night begins performances tonight at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

This world-premiere production of playwright Paul Rudnick’s comedy is described as follows: “It is the night of the Oscars and a working actor turned Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change — he just doesn’t know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering, and his partner is nowhere to be found. Master satirist Paul Rudnick blends a deep humanity with a honed sense of hilarity in this powerful and funny play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out.”

Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) directs the cast of Brian Hutchinson (Smokefall), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura), Kecia Lewis (Marie and Rosetta), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!) and Tom Phelan (The Fosters).

The creative team includes set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Ken Billington. Casting is by James Calleri and Paul Davis. Brooke Baldwin is the production stage manager.

Source: Theater Mania

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Paul Rudnick’s Big Night


Wendie Malick and Brian Hutchison will be part of the ensemble of the Walter Bobbie-directed production.

Brian Hutchinson will star in Center Theatre Group's world premiere production of Paul Rudnick's Big Night.
Brian Hutchison will star in Center Theatre Group’s world premiere production of Paul Rudnick’s Big Night.
(photo provided by the production)

Center Theatre Group announced the cast for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play Big Night, running September 10-October 8 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, with opening night set for September 16.

The cast includes Brian Hutchison (Smokefall), Max Jenkins (NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura), Luke Macfarlane (ABC’s Brothers & Sisters), Wendie Malick (NBC’s Just Shoot Me!), and Tom Phelan (ABC Family’s The Fosters). One more cast member will be announced later.

Directed by Walter Bobbie (Bright Star), the creative team includes John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), James Calleri and Paul Davis (casting), and Brooke Baldwin (stage manager). The sound designer will be announced later.

The play is described as follows in a press release: “It is the night of the Oscars, and a working actor-turned-Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change — he just doesn’t know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering, and his partner is nowhere to be found.”

Source: Theater Mania

[NEWS] Luke is back on “The Night Shift” season 4

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The Night Shift season 4 spoilers: American Ninja Warrior co-host to appear


American Ninja WarriorWho’s ready for some American Ninja Warrior – The Night Shift season 4 synergy coming up? We’ve got that courtesy of Akbar Gbajabiamila.

NBC confirmed recently that the co-host of Ninja Warrior will be appearing on the upcoming July 20 episode entitled “Turbulence,” a story that will feature this celebrity cameo through the lens of a charity fundraiser. For a little bit more news on that, just take a look at the synopsis below:

“Drew (Brendan Fehr), his mom (guest star Becky Ann Baker), and Rick’s (guest star Luke MacFarlane) flight home turns into a medical crisis at 35,000 feet when passengers become sickened one by one. Jordan (Jill Flint), Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.), Shannon (Tanaya Beatty), Kenny (JR Lemon), and Cain (Mark Consuelos) spend their day off at an obstacle course fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, hosted by Akbar Gbajabjamila (“American Ninja Warrior”). Scott (Scott Wolf) finds himself on a Tinder date he won’t soon forget. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) puts his own life in danger to operate on a soldier.”

The presence of Akbar is a smart move from NBC trying to use one show to promote the other — given that The Night Shift is perpetually a bubble show, we’ll take any opportunity possible to see a little bit of further synergy here. To go along with that further, American Ninja Warrior is one of the network’s top-rated summer shows, and given that many of the doctors and nurses are in pretty good shape on this show, the crossover makes some sense. It’s at least a little more feasible than them attempting to do some sort of America’s Got Talent crossover where Jordan and Paul try to keep Simon Cowell from pushing his buzzer.

This isn’t even the first time we’ve seen American Ninja Warrior cross over with a different NBC show — just remember Dr. Matt Iseman being entertaining as hell on The Celebrity Apprentice earlier this year … and winning it to go along with it?

As for the other stories…

The one that immediately stands out to us is that we’re going to get a chance to see Luke MacFarlane back on the show, given his appearances on the show are reasonably few and far between thanks to other commitments. The story that he’s thrown into is a little familiar for medical dramas given that airplane rescues do make for exciting bottle-episode-esque storylines.

As for what’s going on with Scott and the Tinder date, that just sounds all sorts of hilarious and we’re here for whatever happens as a result of it.

Want more The Night Shift news?

Whether it be our review of the most-recent episode or a further preview for what is coming up next, you can get all of that over at the link here! One other thing worth noting is that there will be an exclusive interview up at the site with J.R. Lemon before the next new episode. With that one, you’ll get a tease of what’s ahead for Kenny the rest of the season. (Photo: NBC.)

Source: CarterMatt

KILLJOYS exclusive artwork revealed in advance of Season 3 premiere Friday June 30.


In anticipation of the return of Space’s highest-rated original series KILLJOYS, exclusive Season 3 artwork was revealed today. The image features the heroic intergalactic bounty hunters, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), D’avin (Luke Macfarlane), and Johnny (Aaron Ashmore)  suited for battle, along with their nemesis, Dutch’s Hullen doppelganger, Aneela (John-Kamen) in the green plasma’s reflection.

Season 3 of KILLJOYS returns Fridays, at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 30. Season 1 and 2 are available now on CraveTV.

For access to the first two episodes of Season 3, the KILLJOYS press kit, new images, and more, click here; and to access high resolution images, bios, and episode synopses throughout the season click here.

In the season opener “Boondoggie” (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Space), as war looms over the J Star System, the Quad’s surviving Hullen have gone into hiding, but Dutch and D’avin have a clever plan to draw them out. Far away on the fringes of the J Star System, Johnny begins a desperate hunt of his own for Clara, who is missing in the notorious Rat City. With few clues and less time, John goes deep undercover in the Hackmod (humans with cybernetic implants) world, chasing Clara’s trail with an unlikely new ally.

Source: Bell Media

Killjoys Saison 3 nous invite à joindre le combat dans son teaser


Syfy nous a récemment révélé son programme estival, parmi lequel on retrouve bien évidemment la troisième saison de Killjoys. Nous sommes maintenant à moins de deux mois de son lancement et la chaine canadienne Space (qui diffuse la série) commence ainsi la promotion avec un teaser.

La création de Michelle Lovretta nous propose 10 nouveaux épisodes où notre trio phare va devoir se construire une armée pour mieux faire face à Aneela qui compte bien obtenir vengeance.

Les premières images nous annoncent ainsi plus qu’une bataille, mais une guerre où les chasseurs de primes ne vont pas pouvoir conserver leur position neutre.

Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch), Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) et Luke Macfarlane (D’Avin) sont bien évidemment de retour dans ces nouveaux épisodes de Killjoys, comme Thom Allison (Pree), Sean Baek (Fancy) et Patrick Garrow (officer Turin).

La distribution de la série est alors complétée par Kelly McCormack (Motive) dans la peau de Banyon, un membre officiel et haut placé du RAC ; Ted Atherton (The Expanse) qui incarne Gander, un lieutenant sous les ordres d’Aneela ; et Prince Amponsah (The Entertainer) qui joue Havigan, le propriétaire respecté d’un bar pour hack-mod (personne modifiée avec des implants cybernétiques).

La saison 3 de Killjoys commence le 9 juin 2017 sur Syfy. En attendant les nouveaux épisodes, vous pouvez redécouvrir la première saison qui est disponible en DVD/Blu-ray.

Source: Critictoo

Mercy Street cancellato dopo due stagioni


Mercy Street, la serie co-creata da Lisa Q. Wolfinger e David Zabel e prodotta da Ridley Scott non avrà una terza stagione.

PBS ha infatti annunciato la cancellazione del medical drama ambientato durante la Guerra Civile americana che vedeva come protagonisti Josh Radnor nel ruolo del Dottor Foster, e Mary Elizabeth Winstead in quello dell’infermiera Phinney.

Sembra che alla base della decisione ci siano stati problemi di natura economica nonché di produzione per via di diverse difficoltà di allineamento a livello di tempistiche. Di conseguenza il recente finale della seconda stagione di Mercy Street si è ora tramutato nel suo finale di serie.

Source: BadTv

Mercy Street Cancelled After 2 Seasons


The doctors of Mercy Street have made their final house call.

PBS’ Civil War-era medical drama — starring Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead — has been cancelled, with the recent Season 2 finale now serving as a series finale, Deadline reports. Funding issues and trouble aligning production timelines are said to be the motivations behind the decision to wrap the series.

“We sought to bring a time and place to life that is so important to understanding American history, and in a way that was meaningful, authentic and entertaining,” executive producer David Zucker said in a statement.

“Together, we delivered 12 hours of compelling and worthwhile storytelling which we all take pride in,” added fellow EP David Zabel. “It was five years in the making and we are grateful to PBS for its loyal support.”

Mercy Street‘s sophomore run wrapped on Sunday, March 5.
Source: Tv Line