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Star of FOX’s ‘Rent’ Injured Just Before Live Show

Fox just discovered another of the challenges in producing live versions of famous musicals. One of the stars of this evening’s broadcast of Rent Live, Brennin Hunt, seriously injured his ankle during a dress rehearsal on Saturday. Unfortunately, Hunt isn’t a minor role, as he’s been slated to play Roger Davis (whose character was played in […]


Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon’s Cord and Tish Tackle ‘The Royal Wedding Live’ for HBO

Not content with shattering ratings records and elevating the quality of parade reporting specifically — and broadcast journalism as a whole — with their coverage of the 2017 Rose Parade for Amazon, “broadcast legends” Cord Hosenbeck (Will Ferrell) and Tish Cattigan (Molly Shannon) are returning to lend their unique perspective on a very royal affair. Hosenbeck […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!: A Night of Heavenly Highlights

Giving amazing credit where amazing credit is due, NBC‘s live broadcast production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar was an evening filled with some truly amazing musical moments – too many to narrow down to just one or two. So instead, we’re giving you a “one-stop-shopping” post for all of our […]

Swedish Rock Singer Erik Grönwall Performs Simon Zealotes from NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

With Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! only mere hours away from its small screen bow, NBC has released a new video of Swedish hard rock/heavy metal singer-songwriter Erik Grönwall (Simon Zealotes) joining 400 Choir! Choir! Choir! singers for a truly captivating rendition of ‘Simon Zealotes’: https://youtu.be/6kp37u6_Odw Grönwall joins a Jesus […]

Preview John Legend’s ‘Gethsemane,’ Sara Bareilles’ ‘Everything’s Alright’ from NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

With Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! raising the curtain before a live viewing audience tonight, NBC has released two lyric video teasers (is that a first?) for the production. In the first, John Legend (Jesus Christ) performs a soulful rendition of “Gethsemane;” and in the second, Sara Bareilles‘ (Mary Magdalene) version of […]

Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon Previews NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

With NBC‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! set to bow before a live viewing audience this Easter Sunday, the network’s released a small tease of what viewers can expect Sunday night in the form of Hamilton‘s Brandon Victor Dixon‘s (Judas) joining 400 singers from Choir! Choir! Choir! for an amazingly uplifting performance. Dixon joins a line-up […]

Why You Need to Watch The Chris Gethard Show, the Best “Geek Vibe” Show on TV

Okay, look… here’s what’s been going on. Over the past few months, I’ve been subtly and not-so-subtly telling you just how great truTV‘s The Chris Gethard Show really is — whether through posts about the show returning for 10 additional episodes or singing its praises during The Weekly Static’s recognition of truTV as our 2017 MVP, […]

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Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon Cast in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar

With what’s apparently a good day for Hamilton alumni casting news, Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Judas in NBC‘s upcoming live performance broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar. The network also announced several other additions to the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, including: Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis […]

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John Legend to Play Jesus in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live

Whether or not it was the Power of Christ that compelled them to do it, NBC is elevating Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend (La La Land, Underground) to “Son of God” status as Jesus Christ in the network’s upcoming live musical remake of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar Live […]

‘A Christmas Story Live!’: Matthew Broderick To Narrate Fox’s Live Musical

Some holiday cheer was dropped on Thursday with Fox announcing that actor Matthew Broderick (Election) has joined the cast of A Christmas Story Live!. Set as a live musical staging of the beloved 1983 film A Christmas Story, Broderick will be taking on the role of an older Ralphie, who serves as the narrator of the story. […]



Launching Generation Zero By Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela At #ValiantSummit

We saw the trademark coming… Live from the Valiant Summit in New York for 2016… Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela launching a Generation Zero series in August. A covert secret organisation that manages to stuff up the lifestyle of its black female teen lead…. The live feed seems to have crashed for me on Twitch. And on Periscope. But […]




Sneak Peeks From Batman Live!

Here’s a look at the Batmobile from the upcoming Batman Live! worldwide arena tour. And here’s his driver… There’s an interview with the Batmobile designer here, with the full unveiling. And a video confrontation with The Joker and his crew… The show focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, following his hero Batman, to the disgust […]

Our Favourite Batman Live! Auditions

I met this friendly pair in Orbital Comics picking up my Fantastic Four #537 earlier today. They’d been to the Batman Live! auditions earlier, auditioning for the touring Batman show kicking off later this year. And they’d been there with several hundred other people. Here are a few in costume… Oh and a video too!