Bottom line: Vanessa Hudgens doesn’t embarrass herself. She’s perfectly fine as a beautiful girl coming of age in the glamorous and morally ambiguous wold of belle epoque Paris (though honestly at Broadway prices, “perfectly fine” isn’t quite enough). The best thing about this production, however, is Victoria Clark as her youngish grandmother Mamita.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT….
During the TV Land Awards over the weekend, Terry Crews busted a move as a part of the show’s open that included him lip syncing to TV theme songs throughout the ages including “The Addams Family” and “Friends.” Perhaps it was when he rocked the “Golden Girls” theme song and performed it for Betty White who was in attendance that stole the show.
We’ve got the complete video of Terry Crews’ performance below in case you missed it.
The reign of English king Henry VIII (1509-1547) – full of palace intrigue and illicit lust – is the stuff of soap opera. It has already produced several popular television series, including the early 1970s miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII and the even more popular late 2000s Showtime drama The Tudors. Most recently, Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall novels about Henry’s political representative Thomas Cromwell have become very popular indeed, inspiring both a miniseries and this stage adaptation. At its best, this version carries you along like the trashiest soap.
To my mind, this raucous comedy is the best new American play in many a moon (the only one this decade I liked more is Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance). Playwright Robert Askins shows us what happens when a teenage boy’s puppet at a Texas Christian Puppet Ministry starts revealing his darkest urges.
Orange Is The New Black returns to Netflix for the third season in a few month, and now we’re getting a look at the first trailer. We’ve got the full video below. It’s full of excitement including Alex’s return, Ruby Rose’s Stella Carlin flirting with Piper, Big Boo’s makeover, Lori Petty’s Lolly makes a return and Nicky is decked out in civilian clothes. Plus, Crazy Eyes describes an alien-human orgy. Take about returning with a bang!