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4.29.99: Big News today: i hear that taye diggs is featured in People magazine's 50
People issue (as if we had any doubt). ew.com is reporting that jesse martin will replace benjamin bratt
on law & order, starting next season. as if i have time to watch any more shows! sheesh, the perils of success.
lastly, there will be Rent open call auditions in boston on May 5. see the official site for more info.
4.28.99: our friend anthony rapp has been busy this week running workshops for high
school performers in highland park, illinois. my sources there say that the kids loved ant and thought he was a
wonderful teacher. hm, one of the few reasons to wish i was in high school again...
4.27.99: well, i just watched my tape of the xFiles, and i'm not sure what to think of it, except that the last
scene (with M&S hitting pitches into the sky) was about the most sentimental thing going. but jesse was very good,
even if he couldn't decide on an accent. and they even let him sing a bit! heavens be praised. i have it on good
authority (thank you tv gal) that he will be back on
ally mcbeal before the season is over, so get ready.
supposedly the law and order episode featuring OBC'er fredi walker will rerun tonite
(friday 4.23) on NBC. also, don't forget the XFiles with jesse on sunday!
extra extra: our very own rising star jesse martin will appear
on an all new X-Files episode next Sunday, April 25. yippee! jesse fix.
file under weirdest rumor in a while: ken mandelbaum reports on
intheater that: "Rumored once again
as a possibility for the Emcee in
Broadway's "Cabaret" is Anthony
Rapp, although his current role in
"Charlie Brown" would seem to
preclude his succeeding Alan
Cumming in June." what do you think about that, sports fans?
idina menzel is reportedly going to appear in spike lee's new movie, which i think is due this summer.
is that definite enough for you?
go play on the GO site. pix of taye,
trailers, all kinds of other entertaining things.
here is a hilarious article about the impact of RENT on its surrounding London
neighborhood. (thanks k sea!)
look, an actual update! went to a sneak preview of GO tonite, and i just want to use
this forum to say that our friend taye is simply delicious. he looks great in the movie
and is very funny and mesmerizing on the screen. the movie itself was really good, kind of a teenage Pulp Fiction.
see it just to hear Taye talk extensively about tantric sex. you won't be sorry.
interesting anthony news: what's apparently his latest
also, check out the official site. for the record, anthony does not
appear to be leaving YAGMCB any time soon. the joe! event is a one-nighter at the moment.
slc punk official site. slick site, and it really
looks like a great movie. watch some of the clips. there's one where you can actually see adam
(gasp!), but mostly
they feature the mesmerizing matthew lillard. looking forward to this one.
this is Equality Begins at Home Week. check it out.
sorry about the lack of interesting info here lately. just nothing exciting going on as far as i can tell (if
you know of something let me know. also my life has been bananas; to
read more, click here.
taye's movie GO opens april 9.
the release of slc punk is coming up.
biceps alert: don't miss da butz (aka norbert) with the national touring
of Cabaret, TONITE (Monday, March 8) on the Tonight show on NBC.
with thanks to noah: more on adam pascal in Aida.
cool beans: watch the trailer for GO, the new movie with taye diggs (among a
bunch of other hotties) here.
here is a
great pic of adam, ant, and jesse at the blbc opening.
wow, 10,000 hits as of today (march 3)! thanks everybody!
here and here
are articles with all kinds of tidbits about jesse, who apparently is slated to appear on
an episode of the X-Files! you may recall some other notable
people making appearances on that show...
more norbert news: a Cabaret cast, and supposedly the first national tour in which
Norbert plays the Emcee, will appear on the Tonight Show on Monday, March 8. Ah, to gaze upon those biceps once
look for norbert leo butz in the supposedly upcoming indie film Went to
Coney Island on a Mission from God, and on the soundtrack to Looking for an Echo
join the campaign to get idina a guest spot on rosie o'donnell here...
file under mixed blessings: rumour has it that jesse l. martin is in l.a. to film
still more ally mcbeal episodes. i am very happy that jesse's part is becoming so well developed on that show, and
hope it leads to ever bigger and better things for him, but that show drives me crazy!!! sorry, just had to
vent there for a moment.
daphne rubin-vega has been nominated for a Blockbuster Award (best supporting actress
- suspense; they have a lot of categories) for her role in Wild Things. You can vote online here
carrie hamilton, carol burnett's daughter and the original Angel company Maureen, will
be on this week's X-Files episode, on 2.28. she was a pretty darn good maureen, although she was only with the
Angel co. for a short time.
idina menzel will have a track (a new version of 'follow if you lead') on the
soundtrack of the movie The Other Sister, to be released by Hollywood Records. she's in good company; this disc
includes tracks from The Pretenders, Joan Osborne, the Lemonheads and Paula Cole.
norbert leo butz, who recently left the role of roger on broadway, will soon be
appearing as the Emcee in the first national tour of Cabaret (does anyone else have trouble picturing him in this
role? should be interesting!). Teri Hatcher (ert) will play Sally Bowles. the first stop will be the Wiltshire
Theatre in L.A., opening 2.23. here
is a little more info...
taye diggs is in a slew of
upcoming movies, most notably Go (recently screened
at Sundance), and The Wood.
RENT in finland - weird
very interesting news about adam pascal: here. (thank you nancy!)
this is both funny and clever. and timely.
it's funny, clever and timely...
gail (bow down and worship gail) has a bunch of great pix up
of various obc who have
daphne's performance with the angel co. click on 'visiting obc' in her frame.
yet another episode of Ally McBeal featuring jesse l. martin will air this monday, 2.8
on fox. i must say that jesse has been looking delicious on these eps lately.
believe it or not, there are some new things worth checking out at the
lifecafe. does that statement make you nostalgic, or what?
RENT open call auditions are upcoming in new
york and los
photos and clips from will chase's appearance on Rosie, with some chick named Lea
Salonga, can be found here.
daphne rubin-vega has an album in the works on Mercury Records, rumored for
spring 99 release. also, daphne and adam pascal can be heard in music from the indy film fighting gravity. as yet it's unclear whether
the soundtrack will ever be released on cd.
check this out! i found an old magazine article with some great obc
photos, for your perusal...
daphne back in rent in california: click here for details
and ticket info. go go go if you can...
don't forget, yet another episode of (cough choke) ally mcbeal featuring jesse l. martin
airs tonite (1.18). i can't believe i'm promoting (and watching!) that show...
nominees for the Olivier Awards in England were announced last week. RENT was nominated for best new musical,
and wilson jermaine heredia was nominated for best supporting performance, male or female (is that a category, or
they just weren't sure?), and the incomparable krysten cummings was nominated as best actress in a musical. awards
given out february 12.
everyone's favorite drama queen daphne rubin-vega was awarded "best breakout performance by a Latina"
Hispanic magazine (sorry, i don't know the issue) for her role in
wild things, which is a scream if you haven't seen it.
actual non-charlie brown news: the NEW episode of (ugh) ally
mcbeal which will feature none other than jesse l.
martin will air on january 11, 1999. make a resolution to
don't blink: yes, that was obc'er rodney hicks playing a bad perp
(skel?) on nypd blue this past
article on Broadway after RENT
adam pascal's movie slc punk will premiere at the sundance film festival in january
ok, not RENT related in any way, but
the letter ("Frankly, Ally...") i wrote that Entertainment Weekly printed a few weeks ago.
A fraction of my
fifteen minutes. I think the trick to getting printed is to suck up.
AND Ches at Simply Jesse is reporting that
Jesse Martin will appear on new episodes of (ugh) Ally McBeal this season, starting with episode
#11, air date not yet announced. Just about the only thing that would get me to watch that wretched
the ally mcbeal episode featuring wilson cruz will be rerun in the states on 11.30.98. catch it if you
missed it the first time around; an excellent episode of a show that i
increasingly hate (click here for details).
file under bad karma: if you were looking for daphne on trinity
last friday, you didn't find either. the show was put on hiatus, and no
episode was shown on friday. we'll probably never see it.
i'm off to chicago, where i'm seeing yagmcb on 11.20, so keep your eyes peeled for a
review on these pages...
rumour has it that
there is a charlie brown cast album in the works.
hot off the presses! slacker804 wrote in to say that
daphne will appear on that nbc show trinity, next friday, nov. 13.
to australia? - you can see rent there too...
on SLC Punk, the movie Adam Pascal is
in, which is allegedly being released in april 99.
Idina-rama today: Cool article on CNN.com. Info on tour
dates: click here.
check out the new london production poster,
posted at angel.'s
awesome london pages. it's pretty wacky!
rumour has it
that daphne rubin-vega has also
been cast in wjh's upcoming movie flawless, which, incidentally, also stars robert de niro.
check out these details at nina's wjh site about wilson in the de niro
film. sounds like a very big part!
ok, it's official. here's the playbill online story
about the particulars on daphne performing with the angel co. on the west coast...
adam pascal on
the cover of "swanky" - this magazine is just so hard to find! i wonder why
that is?? maybe adam's smiling visage has made it fly off the shelves. it's such a
movie news (or lack thereof)
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