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Week in Review 8.29.14

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The Last Shipis Coming
One of the most eagerly anticipated (by me, anyway) shows of the fall is The Last Ship, an original music with a score by Sting. With a book by John Logan (Red) and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), direction by Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina) and choreography by Steven Hoggett (American Idiot, Rocky), The Last Ship is inspired by the small industrial city Sting once called home. After raves in Chicago, The Last Ship sales into Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in September. Previews begin September 30, with opening night set for October 26. Watch the first TV spot for the show below, and catch stars Michael Esper (American Idiot, Tales from Red Vienna), Jimmy Nail and Rachel Tucker. (Not seen in the spot is star Aaron Lazar (concert soloist, A Little Night Music.) Visit thelastship.com to learn more and to purchase tickets.


The Newsroom
The third and final season of The Newsroom will premiere on HBO in November. Watch the first teaser trailer of the Aaron So…

66th Emmy Awards Wrap Up

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The winners for the 66th annual Emmy Awards have been announced. Seth Meyers was a funny and effective host, with entertaining bits peppered throughout. But before we get to the winners, let's talk fashion!


Let's begin with the night's biggest trend: ladies in red. On top we have Octavia Spencer in a Tadashi Shoji dress that accentuates her curves. Stunning in the middle is perennial red carpet stand out, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in Carolina Hererra. She looks glam yet comfortable, an uncommon combination. On the right is Games of Thrones' beautiful Sebel Kekilli. Below are three talented young ladies, beginning with Claire Danes in Givenchy. Danes would be a Best Dressed nominee were it not for that monstrosity around her neck. In the center is (the should have been nominated) Mindy Kaling in a Kenzo dress. Kaling said on social media that this dress was custom made by the designer, and that Kenzo doesn't usually design gowns. Our final lady in red is Mad Men's C…

Week in Review 8.22.14

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Creative Arts Emmy Winners
The prime time Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday (and the Academy has offered this infographic to show how winners are chosen), but this past Saturday night the Creative Arts Emmy winners were announced and honored. The Creative Arts Emmys cover most of the technical or behind the scenes categories, as well as the guest actor categories. Below are some of the night's winners; visit the Emmys website to view the full list, which includes talented people from Cosmos, The Daily Show, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and more. I've been updating my Pinterest Emmys board with pictures from the evening, and Broadwayworld.com also has photo coverage.
Allison Janney, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Masters of Sex (so well-deserved)Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, "Bigger!" from the 2013 Tony Awards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…