Casey Cott's a pinball wizard! The Riverdale fave is starring alongside Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez in the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy, which is playing through April 28. Take a look at the fun photos from the musical, and if you're in Washington, D.C. this weekend, catch it live!

Casey Cott and the cast of The Who's Tommy take the stage.
Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez in The Who's Tommy.
See The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center through April 28!

Ink's Bertie Carvel, Jonny Lee Miller and more talk bringing the story of Rupert Murdoch and The Sun to Broadway on opening night. #LiveatFive with Ryann Redmond of Frozen

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Ryann Redmond stops by HQ to chat about Frozen and more with Beth Stevens.

Recent The New One star Mike Birbiglia.

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.

Mike Birbiglia to Host 2019 Lortel Awards
Mike Birbiglia, the acclaimed comedic monologuist who earned acclaim this season for the Broadway premiere of his comedy The New One, has signed on as emcee of the 2019 Lortel Awards. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at NYU's Skirball Center on May 5. In addition to The New One, which is currently nominated for a Lortel Award, Birbiglia has earned acclaim off-Broadway for his Lortel-winning My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and Lortel-nominated Thank God for Jokes and Sleepwalk with Me. For a full look at the 2019 Lortel nominations, click here.

Billy Magnussen & Ben Whishaw Cast in New James Bond Film
Acclaimed stage alums Billy Magnussen and Ben Whishaw will return to the big screen in 2020 as part of the newest James Bond flick. The pair is newly announced among a slew of co-stars joining stage alum Daniel Craig (Betrayal), returning to the title role for the major motion picture. Magnussen is a Tony nominee for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike who made a splash in the film world in Into the Woods. Whishaw won a Theatre World Award for Broadway's  ...

Ink's leading man Jonny Lee Miller.

These portraits are hot off the presses after James Graham's Ink's opening night on April 24 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Led by Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb and Bertie Carvel reprising his Olivier-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch, Ink, directed by Rupert Goold, and tells the story of the rise of tabloid newspaper The Sun. The cast took their opening night bows and continued the celebration at the Copacabana by stepping into the portrait booth. Check out the exclusive shots of the stars hitting the front page, and be sure to head to the theater to see the show yourself.

Bertie Carvel plays Rupert Murdoch
Ink playwright James Graham.
Ink director Rupert Goold

John Cameron Mitchell is a Tony winner who has made his name known for being in Broadway's The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation, Big River and of course, his acclaimed Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Mitchell is now off on a new adventure and releasing Anthem, a new podcast that combines music, drama and theater.

"[Anthem] originally started as a sequel to Hedwig," Mitchell said in a recent interview on's #LiveAtFive. "The main character of this piece is living in the same trailer that Hedwig lived in but doesn’t know who she is. The character is out of insurance, so he's doing a telethon on an app in his phone to raise money to get his tumor out. He's staying online until he gets $100,000 to get this tumor out or until he dies, whatever comes first." Headlined by Mitchell, Anthem also features five other Tony winners, including Patti LuPone, Cynthia Erivo and Glenn Close.

Season One of Anthem, titled "Homonculus" is produced by Topic (makers of the binge-worthy Missing Richard Simmons) and distributed by Luminary. Over ten episodes, it will feature 31 original songs by Mitchell and co-writer Bryan Weller, which will be ...

In a first for Canadian mainstage theatre, the 15-member acting ensemble of Josette Bushell-Mingo’s innovative bilingual production, an offshoot of the Citadel/Banff Professional Program, is almost equally divided amongst deaf and hearing artists. They perform in American Sign Language and spoken English — in addition to “the language of the body.” – 12th Night

At the opening night of Ink, the cast and friends fill in the blanks of headlines from The Sun in this Red Carpet Challenge.

Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell discusses taking the stage alongside Glenda Jackson in King Lear, her stage career and more.

Nearly all the nominations are in…and oftentimes the Drama Desk nominations are the strongest indicators of which shows might get this year’s Tony nods. At the head of the pack for the Drama Desk is the new revival of Oklahoma!, with 12 total nominations, followed closely behind by the critically-acclaimed Tootsie. (You’ll notice that missing from this list, but featured among the others this season is Head Over Heels. Will Tony voters snub this show like audiences did? Or will it become another post-closing success story?) The winners of the 64th annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced Sunday, June 2, during a ceremony hosted by Michael Urie at the Town Hall in Manhattan. Here are the full list of nominations. Outstanding Play Fairview The Ferryman Lewiston/Clarkston Usual Girls What the Constitution Means to Me Outstanding Musical Be More Chill The Hello Girls The Prom Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future Tootsie Outstanding Revival of a Play Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine Henry VI: Shakespeare’s Trilogy in Two Parts Our Lady of 121st Street Summer and Smoke The Waverly Gallery Uncle Vanya Outstanding Revival of a Musical Carmen Jones Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) Kiss Me, [...]

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