Media Morsels 7.29.11

  • Photos Galore
    It's been an exciting week on Broadway, off-Broadway and in New York, and was on hand to capture it all:
  • Tony News
    The 2011 Tony award were presented only a little over a month ago and the 2011-2012 season has barely begun, we now know that the 2012 Tony awards will once again play the Beacon Theatre, as Radio City Music Hall will, as this year, be the summer home to Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana. Visit for more details.

  • Ides of March Trailer
    This is the first trailer for The Ides of March, a film adaptation of Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. The play starred John Gallagher, Jr., and Chris Noth; the film stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Marisa Tomei.

  • Emmy Watch
    The folks over at have full Emmy coverage. Want to know which episodes the nominated actors and series are submitting for consideration? They have that (actors and series). Want to know which they think are the 12 most shocking nominations? They have that, too. Want to know which they think are the 12 biggest snubs? You guessed it- they have it. Stay tuned to for Emmy-coverage galore and remember to tune into the actual Emmy award broadcast, hosted by Jane Lynch, on September 18.

  • Matt Taibbi on the Debt Ceiling Negotiations
    My favorite journalist, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, has been weighing in on the ongoing mud fight debate over the debt ceiling and our country's budget. In his latest blog piece, "Evil Corporate Tax Holiday Gains Bipartisan Support," he asks, "In all this scratching and clawing over dimes here and there, and clamoring for trillions in cuts, we're seriously considering what amounts to a gigantic new systematic loophole for corporate taxes?" If you're not outraged by all this, you're uninformed. Visit the Taibblog for more of Taibbi's take on current events.
    • More Debt Ceiling Talk
      The New Yorker's James Surowiecki says we need to "Smash the Ceiling."

  • The Daily Show Rocks

  • Great Casting
    Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are teaming up for Lincoln, a film which "will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet..." Sounds like fairly standard biopic stuff, but check out the cast: Daniel Day-Lewis is starring as Lincoln, Sally Field is his Mary Todd, Lee Pace (successful in The Normal Heart) just signed on, and he joins David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes and (our favorite Hit RECorder) Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Visit for more details.

  • Broadway in Bryant Park
    This week, the Hippies and sailors took over Bryant Park on a lovely Thursday afternoon. has video of the performances:
  • Dig This
    • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is heading to Los Angeles. If you're in town, you should definitely go see it. Visit for details.

    • Community Scoop: The folks at E! Online were covering Comic Con last week. Included in their coverage was the Community panel, in which the actors and producers discussed what we can expect in season 3.(PS, according to, The West Wing and Studio 60 alumnus John Goodman will guest star on Community!) (PS part deux: check out the photo below (tweeted by Joel McHale) of the banner that greeted Community folks when they began shooting this week. Emmy nominators, you're nuts!)