Bombshell on Broadway

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So who remembers the hit show SMASH from a few years back? Well for those of you who never saw the AMAZING show, featuring up-comming stars like Jeremy Jordan, is about a group of people producing a show called Bombshell which centers around the life of Marilyn Monroe. No show has ever been brought to Broadway a show that centers around Ms. Monroe, the iconic movie star in the white dress. Bombshell was a musical written for the TV show that is now OFFICIALLY BEING MADE INTO A REAL LIFE VERSION TO BE BROUGHT TO BROADWAY!

Clearly I’m very excited!

It has been announced that the people who choreographed the TV show version of the amazing production will reprise their roles as the show comes to Broadway stages. Nothing has been announced though in terms of cast. Many fans are hoping that the original show’s broadway cast returns, which I would be happy about! But Christian Borle was a star on this show, but as the writer in the TV series.

All of us fans have questions, but for the purposes of this blog, BOMBSHELL IS BEING MADE IN REAL LIFE FOR BROADWAY! Again, clearly, I’m very excited about this!

Becca

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Introducing the new iPhones: 5c and 5s

Introducing the new iPhones: 5c and 5s

Introducing the newest in the iPhone phone craze! The ones on the left are the premium model of the iPhone, 5s. It comes in black, silver, and gold. It features a fingerprint identification scanner, an 8mp camera, and all the bells and whistles.

This time around, Apple decided to introduce a second iPhone, a less expensive model, as seen in the above photo on the right. This one is the 5c, which comes in white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. I think this one is more practical for the average aged kid. Although it does come with siri (according to apple.com), it still has everything the regular iPhone has. But come on people, the colors! Plus they have really cool cases for the phones too. To learn more about the less expensive, made of completely plastic, model, click on the photo to view the video about it.

The movie talk of the weekend

Even though I didn’t get to the movies this weekend, a lot of you said you saw one or both of the most talked movies of the week, The Butler, featuirng Oprah Winfrey, and Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

According to PLJ.com, a well listened to radio station in the tri-state area, the better movie to see is The Butler. Not only is it more interesting beacuse of the plot but the script is so much better and the characters are well developed as compared to Jobs. You really get a different perspective on what happened in the white house during the civil rights movement and from a colored person’s point of view.

With that said, there is no reason to rule out the movie Jobs. However, many critics have said that watching Kutcher portray Jobs is not done to justice. Kutcher is well known for his comedies and romantic comedy films, such as That 70’s Show, Weekend in Vegas, and Two and a Half Men. This film has been called by some as Kutcher’s dramatic and serious role in a film debut. Unfortunately, like most of us, when you think of Kutcher you don’t think of serious guy. You think of this funny easy going cute guy who is both easy to relate to and is great at what he does. I praise him for trying to branch out as an actor, but this wasn’t the right one for him. Jobs just died not so long ago and even though this film is meant to commemorate his life and shed some of that light on the parts of his life that we didn’t see and that he kept really hidden and private, it is said by critics that Kutcher is almost making fun of Jobs. Which I don’t think was the intention at all, but I can see why they would come to that conclusion.

With all this said, should you see either of these films? Yes. But it is your choice in my opinion. I think that The Butler will hands down be nominated come Oscar season (there is even talk of Oprah getting a nomination! Not bad for a girl from a small town!). If you so choose to see Jobs, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Billboard 2013 Music Awards- Winners

Billboard 2013 Music Awards- Nominees and Winners

If you missed the amazing Billboard 2013 Music Awards on ABC tonight, here are your list of nominees and winners!

Enjoy!

Top Artist

Taylor Swift

Milestone Award

Justin Bieber

Top 100 Song

Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know

Top Billboard 200 Album

Taylor Swift Red

Top Duo/Group

One Direction

Top New Artist

One Direction

Top Touring Artist

Madonna

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Taylor Swift

Top Digital Songs Artist

Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist

Rihanna

Top Social Artist

Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist

Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist

One Direction

Top R&B Artist

Rihanna

Top Rap Artist

Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist

Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist

Fun.

Top Latin Artist

Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Artist

Madonna

Top EDM Artist

David Guetta

Top Christian Artist

tobyMac

Top Pop Album

Adele 21

Top R&B Album

Rihanna Unapologetic

Top Rap Album

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Top Country Album

Taylor Swift Red

Top Rock Album

Mumford & Sons Babel

Top Latin Album

Jenni Rivera La Misma Gran Señora

Top Dance Album

MDNA

Top EDM Album

Skrillex Bangarang

Top Christian Album

tobyMac

Top Digital Song

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Top Radio Song

Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know

Top Streaming Song  (Audio)

Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know

Top Streaming Song (Video)

PSY Gangnam Style

Top Pop Song

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

Top R&B Song

Rihanna Diamonds

Top Rap Song

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz Thrift Shop

Top Country Song

Taylor Swift We are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top Rock Song

Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know

Top Latin Song

Michael Telo Ai Se Eu Te Pego

Top Dance Song

Baauer Harlem Shake

Top EDM Song

Baauer Harlem Shake

Top Christian Song

Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

 

Congrats to all of tonights winners and good luck in the future! We love you!

Tony Awards- Nominees

Tony Awards- Nominees

I know it is a bit late, but here are your nominees for this year’s Tony Awards!

Best Play:

The Assembled Parties– Richard Greenberg

Lucky Guy– Nora Ephron

The Testament of Mary– Colm Toibin

Vanya and Sonia And Masha and Spike- Christopher Durang

Best Musical

Bring It On: The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

Best Book of a Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical- Joseph Robinette

Kinky Boots- Harvey Fierstein

Matilda The Musical- Dennis Kelly

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella- Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

A Christmas Story, The Musical- Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Hands on a Hardbody- Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green

Kinky Boots- Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper

Matilda The Musical- Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best Revival of a Musical

Annie

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pippin

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Tom Hanks- Lucky Guy

Nathan Lane- The Nance

Tracy Letts- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Hyde Pierce- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tome Sturridge- Orphans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Laurie Metcalf- The Other Place

Amy Morton- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Kristine Nielsen- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Holland Taylor- Ann

Cicely Tyson- The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Bertie Carvel- Matilda The Musical

Santino Fontana- Rodgers +Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rob McClure- Chaplin

Billy Porter- Kinky Boots

Stark Stands- Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Carolee Carmello- Scandalous

Valisia LaKae- Motown The Musical

Patina Miller- Pippin

 Laura Osnes– Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Danny Burstein- Golden Boy

Richard Kind- The big Knife

Billy Magnussen- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Shalhoub- Golden Boy

Courtney B. Vance- Lucky Guy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Carrie Coon- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Shalita Grant- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Judith Ivey- The Heiress

Judith Light- The Assembled Parties

Condola Rashad- The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Charl Brown- Motown The Musical

Keith Carradine- Hands on a Hardbody

Will Chase- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Gabriel Ebert- Matilda The Musical

Terrance Mann- Pippin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford- Kinky Boots

Victoria Clark- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Andrea Martin- Pippin

Keala Settle- Hands on a Hardbody

Lauren Ward- Matilda The Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Pam MacKinnon- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas Martin- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Bartlett Sher- Golden Boy

George C. Wolfe- Lucky Guy

Best Direction of a Musical

Scott Ellis- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Jerry Mitchell- Kinky Boots

Diane Paulus- Pippin

Matthew Warchus- Matilda The Musical

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler- Bring It On: The Musical

Peter Darling- Matilda The Musical

Jerry Mitchell- Kinky Boots

Chet Walker- Pippin

Best Orchestrations

Chris Nightingale- Matilda The Musical

Stephen Oremus- Kinky Boots

Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook- Motown The Musical

Danny Troob- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty- The Nance

Santo Loquasta- The Assembled Parties

David Rockewell- Lucky Guy

Michael Yeargan- Golden Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell- Matilda The Musical

Anna Louizos- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Scott Pask- Pippin

David Rockwell- Kinky Boots

Best Costume Design of a Play

Soutra Gilmour- Cyrano de Bergerac

Ann Roth- The Nance

Albert Wolsky- The Heiress

Catherine Zuber- Golden Boy

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Bregg Barnes- Kinky Boots

Rob Howell- Matilda The Musical

Dominique Lemieux- Pippin

William Ivey Long-Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer- Lucky Guy

Donald Holder- Golden Boy

Jennifer Tipton- The Testament of Mary

Japhy Weideman- The Nance

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kenneth Posner- Kinky Boots

Kenneth Posner- Pippin

Kenneth Posner- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Hugh Vanstone- Matilda The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

John Gromada- The Trip to Bountiful

Mel Mercier- The Testament of Mary

Leon Rothenberg- The Nance

Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg- Golden Boy

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Johnathan Deans & Garth Helm- Pippin

Peter Hylenski- Motown The Musical

John Shivers- Kinky Boots

Nevin Steinberg- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Bernard Gersten

Paul Libin

Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award

Huntington Theatre Company

Issabelle Stevenson Award

Larry Kramer

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Career Transition for Dancers

William Craver

Peter Lawrence

The Lost Colony

The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway- Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro.

Well folks, those are your nominees for this year’s Tony Awards! I know it is a long list! Stay tuned and watch the show LIVE on Sunday June 9th at 8/7c only on CBS