Just in time for the election this fall, Lewis Black is bringing his latest one-man show, Running on Empty, to Broadway. It'll run at the Richard Rodgers Theater from October 9th to the 14th. His last show, Black on Broadway, was also broadcast as a special on HBO, so there's a good chance that this one will as well. As for his reasoning, here's what Black had to say about the new show:
Why Broadway? It’s close to my apartment, just blocks away, and frankly I’m too tired to go anywhere else. These guys are exhausting me. Democrats. Republicans. The Tea Party. Just shut up. Enough is enough. [...]
A London production of The Book of Mormon will begin casting soon, with an eye towards raising the curtain in March 2013. Heads up for those of you who can sing, dance, and deliver comical lines in a convincingly British accent.
The Book of Mormon's three-week run in Denver sold out in five hours. Five hours! That's probably less time than it takes to read the actual Book of Mormon.
I bought tickets to The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway as soon they went on sale back in May. I knew it was a bit risky, considering the initial first revival attempt in Los Angeles in 2009 was canceled in favor of moving it to a bigger theater. But it wasn't until Pee Wee whipped the Internet into a frenzy with recent Twitter musings and Foursquare check-ins when it really sunk it — this show is definitely happening.
It was opening night and the crowd was full of aging Gen-Xers and assorted Pee Wee enthusiasts. The houselights went down, and Pee Wee poked out shyly in [...]