Nick Jonas ‘excited’ about Broadway return

Nick Jonas is ‘thrilled’ about heading back to Broadway this winter.

Nick landed the leading role as J. Pierrepont Finch in staple Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and Glee cast member Darren Criss have both previously played this part.

Nick, who will begin the show in January and end his run next summer, is elated about taking to the stage.

“I”m so thrilled to be making my return to Broadway and have it be this show specifically, which is just one that my fans will connect with,’ Nick told MTV News. ‘And hopefully people that aren”t as familiar with my work in the past will come out and make it their first experience.”

The show’s ensemble is a great source of inspiration for Nick. He deeply admires some of the actors and theatre talent he will be working with.

“This is a great show, and it”s interesting, because it”s one of the only roles that a young man can really carry the whole show and be the lead of a show, which is a thrill for me,” Nick explained. “And I”m so honoured Beau Bridges has just signed on [to play J.B. Biggley], so the cast is amazing, and I”m just honoured to be a part of it.”

Nick, who currently resides in Los Angeles, is preparing to move cross-country to New York City for the role. He is looking forward to his relocation.

“I”m preparing by sort of packing up my L.A. place and getting all my stuff over here,” he said. “And I found my place in the city, which is fun, and probably late December getting in there and getting comfortable.”

Nick will grace the stage in his new part in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 24 2012.

Green Day announce summer 2010 UK stadium shows

greendayGreen DayGreen Day have announced details of two stadium shows at Wembley and Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground in summer 2010.  After a quick photocall on the pitch yesterday (November 1) the punk pop trio confirmed their first UK stadium gigs since their famous two-night stand at Milton Keynes National Bowl in 2005 that were later documented in their live album ‘Bullet In A Bible’.   Continue reading →

Official Zac Efron 2010 Wall Calendar

zacefroncalender2010What’s better than seeing Zac Efron’s face every day of every month for a year??? Ladies and gents, the Zac Efron 2010 calendar images have just hit the web and good god does he look hot! We do have one complaint though…he’s wearing a tad too much shirt. More skin the next time around would be greatly appreciated. Zac Efron is hot property. Fresh from the success of ‘High School Musical’, ‘Hairspray’ & ’17 again’, he has garnered a legion of  fans; So to avoid disappointment buy this calendar now before all those other ladies get him all to themselves. The calendar will £4.39 & eligible for Free UK delivery and will Continue reading →

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Kerry Washington Broadway debut this fall?

kerry-washingtonKerry Washington is ready to make her Broadway debut this fall.  The ‘Lakeview Terrace’ star will star in David Mamet’s upcoming play ‘Race,’ set to start previews at New York City’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Nov. 17. Producers are keeping mum about the actual plot of the show, which also stars James Spader and Richard Thomas ,and will mark Mamet’s 50th year on Broadway.  “I don’t know how much I’m allowed to say outside of it being a brand new play from David Mamet [but] it’s interesting,” Washington told during an interview this week. The Bronx native, who wowed mainstream movie audiences in the Academy Award winning 2005 Ray Charles biopic, said she is “thrilled” about this latest career move.

Bubbly ‘Wonder’ caps Colonial Players’ 60th

colonial-playersColonial Players is capping its 60th season with a sparkling comedy about a couple grappling with their version of the seven-year itch. A major bonus of CP’s excellent season was discovering American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire in October with Rabbit Hole and now being treated to another of his works, Wonder of the World, at the end of the season.  Lindsay-Abaire, who was recently nominated for a Tony as author of the book for the musical Shrek, established his comedic gifts with Wonder, which premiered on Broadway in October 2003.  In the opening scene, heroine Cass is packing her suitcase, determined to leave Kip, her husband of seven years. When Kip arrives with a plate of aspic for her lunch, he is shocked to discover her intentions. Describing herself as “a tall glass of sparkling cider,” Cass seems to fear a loss of effervescence.  Their parting turns amusing, as does almost every scene that follows in this irresistible comedy filled with madcap humor, fast-paced, clever dialogue and lovable characters. We may recognize ourselves in those characters as they experience a ridiculous variety of tourist situations throughout the play.  Director Ron Giddings maintains a frenzied comic pace while drawing brilliant performances from all the cast members, who seem at the top of their game. They display a clear affinity with playwright Lindsay-Abaire that elevates this production to a bright new level of entertainment.  Laura Gayvert invests her astonishing energy into defining bubbly Cass, maintaining her effervescence through the performance.  Cass is determined to break out of the confines of the apartment shared with Kip and discover herself in doing everything on her 200-item list, starting with a trip to Niagara Falls.  Thurston Cobb delivers a multidimensional Kip, who gains sympathy as the spurned husband whose main flaw may be his blandness. When his dark secret involving Barbie doll heads is revealed, the audience might be more amused than repulsed.  Embarking on her bus journey to Niagara Falls, Cass meets Lois, a suicidal alcoholic who holds on her lap a blanket-wrapped pickle barrel that she intends to travel in over the falls. CeCe McGee as Lois finds every comic nuance in her portrayal to become Cass’ sardonic sidekick, balancing the heroine’s bubbly, extroverted qualities with her depressed, abandoned-spouse reality. Zany comic action is revved up when strange couple Karla and Glen arrive in several hysterical guises. They are tourists, hired detectives tracking down Cass, bellhops and members of a bizarre marital therapy group.  CP favorite Carol Cohen has graced such productions as Enchanted April, Jake’s Women and Broadway Bound, but has never been more riotously funny nor more perfectly cast than here as Karla. She uses her considerable gifts of comic timing and her dancer’s ability to assume naturally a number of awkward poses while playing off her partner with panache.  Bob Brewer is Cohen’s equal as her stage husband, Glen, the bumbling loser who gets funnier with every outlandish caper.  Greg Garcia plays Captain Mike, who pilots the Maid of the Mist tourist vessel and has a fling with Cass, which includes satisfying prodigious appetites for wholesale quantities of cheese crackers. Amazingly versatile Alicia Sweeney summons the comic essence of a number of diverse characters, including blond-wigged tourist Barbara, a helicopter pilot, a theme restaurant waitress and group therapist Janie, who chooses clown garb to counsel three couples in need of marriage therapy.  The all-volunteer Colonial Players has reached new comic boundaries with Wonder of the World to end one of its best seasons ever on an uproariously humorous level.
If you go
Performances of “Wonder of the World” run at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, with an additional 7:30 p.m. performance tonight and June 28. General admission tickets are $20 with $15 for senior citizens 65 and older and full-time students. To order tickets, go to or call 410-268-7373.

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