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20Oct
2014
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Photo Of The Moment: Emma Stone In “Cabaret” On Broadway

Emma Stone : Cabaret Photo: Entertainment Weekly

The hotness that is Emma Stone is going to be starring in "Cabaret" on Broadway. The promo photo is our photo of the moment.

Emma will be playing the role of Sally Bowles and is taking over for Michelle Williams. Stone will be playing Bowles from Nov. 11 through Feb. 1, 2015, and will join Alan Cumming.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Any chance this comes to L.A. at all....?

13Mar
2012
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Ricky Martin Makes Broadway Debut; Opens Up To The Advocate Regarding Partner & Success

Ricky Martin Photo: David Needleman for The Advocate
Ricky Martin Photo: David Needleman for The Advocate

Ricky Martin Photo: David Needleman for The Advocate

Ricky Martin made his broadway debut yesterday in "Evita" playing Che' and he is the cover story for The Advocate where the latin star opens up about his relationship and his career success.

Martin spoke candidly and free about what attracts him to his lover;

“I think he’s so sexy. He’s very smart. That is such a turn-on. He leaves the house every day in a suit and tie and that is so sexy. It’s two different worlds — his and mine. I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.”

Ricky Martin. Photo: GettyImages.com

Ricky Martin. Photo: GettyImages.com

Martin also admitted he hasn't even read his book yet where he announced he was gay.

Ricky Martin Photo: David Needleman for The Advocate

Ricky Martin Photo: David Needleman for The Advocate

He did talk about his success and what type of people need to surround him;

“You have to be careful. It’s not easy to deal with fame. I’m very lucky to be surrounded by amazing people who are raw and honest, who will say I’m wrong, and who will also congratulate me.”

Ricky seems very grounded and humble. Here is hoping we are hearing more about him soon than reading about him.-DocFB

15Aug
2011
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Sports Boxers & Briefs: Jets QB Sanchez Covers GQ

Mark Sanchez. Photo: GQ.com
Mark Sanchez. Photo: GQ.com

Mark Sanchez. Photo: GQ.com

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is on the cover of the new GQ magazine dressed in Jets Green.  We are glad football is back and only a month away.

Mark Sanchez has something in common with legend Jets quarterback Joe Namath.  Joe was nicknamed "Broadway Joe" and Mark...loves broadway musicals.

Sanchez: "Their life is so regimented—like mine. They have eight shows a week. They have to take care of their bodies, stretch, eat right, take care of their voices. You know, their voice is like my arm."

Never heard a football player compare his arm to a broadway star's voice before.  Wonder if Mark will be singing a different tune September 11th when my Dallas Cowboys come to New York to play the Jets.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  A USC Star Done Good!

25Jul
2011
1

Spider-Man “Turn Off The Dark” Broadway Soundtrack Giveaway! Win Now!

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Soundtrack
Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Soundtrack

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Soundtrack

For you Comic-Con Enthusiasts, comic book lovers, Broadway music lovers, have we got a treat for you.  We have a few copies of the Spider-Man "Turn Off The Dark" Broadway soundtrack to give away.  As you know, Bono and The Edge from U2 are on the sound track. 

Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the Broadway production is featured as well as cast member Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson.  It also features the 20 member strong orchestra on the sound track.

So, how can you win a copy?  READ REST OF ENTRY

10May
2010
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Music Legend Lena Horne Passes Away

Lena Horne File Photo
Lena Horne File Photo

Lena Horne File Photo

Music legend Lena Horne has passed away at the age of 92.  Her voice was as sexy as her beauty and her acting.

She passed away at a New York hospital.  In the 1940's, Lena was one of the first black artists to play at the Copacabana.  In 1943, she starred in "Stormy Weather" and it became the role that would identify her for quite a while. 

Singing and acting was not good enough for Horne as she successfully performed on Broadway in the late 50's in "Jamaica" and was well reviewed.

One of the first female performers to tackle racism back then, Horne became an advocate of only performing for white audiences and would stop performing at places that kept black people out.  Early in her career, black people felt Lena sold out for performing for white audiences and tried to pass for something else due to her complexion.

"I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become," Horne once said. "I'm me, and I'm like nobody else."

In 1944, while performing for the troops overseas, she saw white soldiers sitting in the front while black soldiers were regulated to the back and that caused her to take action. 

Lena Horne did marry a white man and when asked why, she replied; "To get even with him."

In 1981,  she returned to Broadway to do a 1 woman show about her life entitled " Lena Horne: The Lady & Her Music", which she won a Tony for. 

Lena Horne is an icon.  To music. To film. To Broadway. To Civil Rights.  Without Lena, there would be no Halle Berry.  There would be no Alicia Keys.  This place would not be so funky if not for a soul like Lena Horne.

You will be missed.  Thank you for everything you did.-Dr.FB

16Dec
2009
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Ashlee Simpson Winning People Over

Ashlee Simpson.  Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com
Ashlee Simpson.  Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Ashlee Simpson. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Ashlee Simpson has been performing on Broadway for Chicago and has been getting outstanding reviews and is even winning some of her harshest critics praise. I am sure that will make Ashlee and Jessica Simpson very happy.

Chelsea Handler gave her love on her show "Chelsea HatelyLately saying she wasn't bad and was quite good when she saw her performance.

Nicole Ritchie has even taken a liking to her and wants Ashlee for her upcoming TV show that has yet to be titled.

It's nice to see Ashlee getting good press for once and I hope it continues for her.-Dr.FB

1Sep
2009
6

Chicago Hit ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Headed To Broadway

Million Dollar Quartet File Photo
Million Dollar Quartet File Photo

Million Dollar Quartet File Photo

Million Dollar Quartet is a solid gold musical directed by Washington's Eric Schaeffer and based on the legendary 1956 jam session of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, is headed to Broadway.

The show, which has been playing for almost a year in Chicago, will open in the spring, according to the show's producers.

"Quartet" is the story of one night, Dec. 4, 1956, when the four singers came together in the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis. Sam Phillips, the music producer and Sun Records' founder, is credited with discovering Cash and Presley, as well as recording the work of many of blues pioneers, such as Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King.

The rare recording session became the stuff of legend. Lewis was in the studio playing for Perkins when in walked Presley, whose hits that year that included "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't Be Cruel." Phillips called Cash to join them, and the quartet, for the first and last time, played together.

This should be a huge hit on the Broadway scene.  :)