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Jerry Lewis, comedian, dies at 91

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(CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, said his publicist, Candi Cazau. He was 91. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The Bellboy,” “The Nutty Professor” and “The …

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No joke: 6 times comedy changed the way we live

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(CNN)There’s only one rule in comedy, most comedians will tell you. It must be funny. But those on the listening end don’t always agree. Take what happened to comedic screen siren Mae West in 1926 after she dared to write and star in a Broadway play titled “Sex”: She was sentenced to 10 days in a woman’s workhouse and fined $500 on obscenity charges. Of course, times change. Some 70 years later, there was so much “Sex” happening in the city that …

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Trumps 7 Techniques To Control The Media

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… In response to Alex Baldwins recent portrayal of him as overwhelmed by the prospect of being president, Trump tweeted that it was a totally one-sided, biased show nothing funny at all. Equal time for us? When Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, read from the stage a message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience expressing fears about the pending Trump administration for the diverse group of men and women of different …

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Simon McBurney: British theatrical alchemist ready to dazzle Broadway

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His hallucinogenic new show takes the audience up the Amazon and to the centre of their own consciousnesses the latest work from an auteur who has constantly redefined theatre Broadway has seen many things, but nothing entirely like this. From Tuesday evening for the next three months, 804 people a night will file into the John Golden theatre on West 45th Street, take their places and quietly Hello, Dolly! it isnt. Described another way, The Encounter, as the show is billed, sounds …

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Stranger Things Star Gaten Matarazzo on Dustin: TVs Most Lovable Toothless Geek

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… Really? And I was like, Uh-huh! Lets just do it, its probably cool.) By 12, hed toured with two Broadway shows, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Les Miserables. He took a bit part on an episode of The Blacklistand then came the call for Stranger Things. Indeed, like Dustin, Matarazzo is upbeat and often funny. More than once, our conversation turns to food. And his cleidocranial dysplasia, a condition that primarily affects the development of bones and teeth, was also written into the show …

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Inside the Gorgeously Violent Mind of Brian De Palma, Cinemas Most Polarizing Filmmaker

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… first cast Bob out of the Sarah Lawrence acting program. Bob just came in to read for one of the groomsmen, and Bill Finley was playing one of the other groomsmen in the room. Wilford [Leach], whos a great theater director and won two Tonys, looked at each other and said, This guys really good. Then he said, I want to show you something, and he went out of the room. This was over at a loft around 6th Street and Broadway, and its 6 p.m. He comes back in and is ranting and raving. Hes doing a …

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You can help crowdfund the Martin Shkreli musical, which promises to be amazing

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… Gundram and Esher have raised $1,370 of their $6,500 goal. The project has already captured the attention of the irascible Shkreli, who offered an idea of his own. I will reluctantly star in and fund this new musical @shkrelisgame. Sorry all of you Broadway bros but my time is now. Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) June 9, 2016 I have a new idea for the musical where I come out with my guitar and play Creed’s “Higher” and it’s super sweet. Martin Shkreli …

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