‘The Amateurs’: Theater Review

How many times have theatergoers, halfway through a boring or inexplicable play, fantasized that the author walked onstage and explained what exactly the hell he or she was thinking? Jordan Harrison fulfills that wish in his new drama about an itinerant band of performers wandering through Europe in the 14th century during the Black Plague. Unfortunately, this intervention in The Amateurs, receiving its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, raises more questions than it answers.

‘Amy and the Orphans’: Theater Review

The plot elements of Lindsey Ferrentino’s new play include a marriage in crisis, a death in the family and two siblings struggling to reconnect with their younger sister who has Down syndrome. So you might be surprised to learn that Amy and the Orphans is a comedy. And an often riotous one at that.


The actor joined the cast of “M*A*S*H” in 1977, playing an arrogant aristocrat and talented surgeon who filled the void left by the departure of the show’s Frank Burns character. Stiers did it splendidly too … earning himself 2 Emmy nominations.Stiers went on to have a successful career as a voice actor, as well … voicing characters in popular Disney movies such as Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast” and Jumba in “Lilo & Stitch.”

Spirit Awards: ‘Get Out’ Wins Top Honors as Outsider Voices Take Center Stage

The racially-charged horror film Get Out triumphed as best feature at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards, which were held today at a tent on the beach in Santa Monica and broadcast by IFC. It proved to be the rare genre film that has not only found worldwide audiences but also serious respect on the awards circuit. “We are in the beginning of a renaissance right now where stories from the outsiders are being honored and recognized and celebrated,” its writer-director Jordan Peele said as he accepted the award.

Ghostbusters Live in Concert Series Set for Fall (EXCLUSIVE)

Sony has announced a Ghostbusters Live in Concert series, complete with screenings of the 1984 comedy with live orchestral accompaniment featuring Elmer Bernstein’s score and Ray Parker, Jr.’s hit “Ghostbusters.”
At each presentation, Peter Bernstein, orchestrator of the original film and son of Elmer Bernstein, will join the local orchestra as guest conductor. “Ghostbusters Live in Concert” will be presented in cities around the globe commencing in the fall.

White House: Trump to Meet With Video Game Executives to Discuss Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet with executives from the video game industry next week to talk about gun violence, the White House announced on Thursday.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the press briefing that the meeting will be in the context of issues of violence and school safety, and the executives will offer their input “to see what they can do on that front.”

Mike Huckabee Says ‘Hate Wins,’ Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who, less than 24 hours after taking a post on the board of the Country Music Association Foundation, stepped down from his position amid furor in Nashville over his hardline politics and anti-LGBTQ stance, has published the letter tendering his resignation to the CMA Foundation.

Anna Kendrick Santa Claus Movie ‘Noelle’ to Debut on Disney Streaming Service

“Noelle,” a fantasy comedy with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, is expected to debut on Disney’s new streaming service. Disney officially pulled the title from its release calendar on Thursday, while unveiling a stream of untitled Marvel and Pixar movies, and moving its live-action version of “Mulan” back by more than a year. “Noelle,” previously titled “Nicole,” had initially been slated to debut in theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

All the Details on Emily Ratajkowski’s $200 Bridal Pantsuit From Zara

Emily Ratajkowski is a bride on a budget!
The 26-year-old model shocked fans when she revealed her and boyfriend Sebastian Bear-McClard tied the knot on Friday, heading to a New York City courthouse with a few pals after a whirlwind courtship of only a few weeks.