Taye Diggs will return to Broadway this summer in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival. Diggs will play the title role in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, July 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
Hedwig will mark Diggs first New York stage role since the 2005 revival of ‘A Soldiers Play.’
He is currently in production for the second season of Steven Bochcos crime drama Murder in the First, which will premiere Monday, June 8 on TNT.
He made his Broadway debut in 1994 in the Tony Award-winning revival of Carousel. Soon after, he landed the role of Benny in in the landmark musical Rent, a role he recreated in the 2005 film version. Diggs other New York stage credits include Chicago, Wicked, and Andrew Lippas The Wild Party. His many film and television credits include How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Go, Chicago, The Best Man, its follow up The Best Man Holiday, and six seasons on ABCs hit drama Private Practice.
As previously announced Darren Criss will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, July 19.
Tickets for Hedwig and The Angry Inch are available now by calling 212-239-6200or visiting Telecharge.com, or via the Belasco Theatre Box Office (111 West 44thStreet). Ticket prices range from $142 to $47.
On Sunday, one gay couple likely had a fabulous wedding as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg officiated their wedding and might’ve hinted at the great court’s upcoming decision on same sex marriage.
Via The New York Times:
Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York.
The gilded setting was elegant: Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, the headquarters in Washington of the Society of the Cincinnati, a club for the descendants of the French and American soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War. During the ceremony, the couple slipped black and gold Harry Winston rings onto each other’s fingers.
But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.
No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.
But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way. Justice Ginsburg, who has officiated at same-sex weddings in the past, also seemed delighted, either by their reaction or, perhaps, by the news that she will be played in a movie by Natalie Portman (who, in a strange casting segue, will play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in another film).
The SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage is due in the next month.
My favorite model (and Brazilian) Marlon Teixeira covers the new issue of ‘L’Officiel Hommes.’ See more images at VJBrendan.com.
OK. The above video is just too cute for words.
Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande perform the 1980s classic ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ as part of Miley’s ‘Happy Hippie Foundation.’ The foundation is a nonprofit organisation that rallies young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.
Cyrus teamed up with Facebook to launch the foundation, and the sessions, and teamed up with singers such as Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace.
President Barack Obama joined Twitter today and racked up hundreds of thousand users in hours. You can follow the president here.