Rob McClure Will Join Broadway’s Something Rotten!

first_imgRob McClure(Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images) Something Rotten! Rob McClure has a rotten project up his sleeves! The Broadway favorite will join the cast of Something Rotten!, taking over for fellow Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Nick Bottom. D’Arcy James will play his final performance at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on May 29; McClure will step in the first week of June.McClure most recently appeared on Broadway as Tim Allgood in the revival of Noises Off. His additional credits include Honeymoon in Vegas and a Tony-nominated performance as the title role in Chaplin.Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” (Borle). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musicalMcClure will join a cast that currently includes John Cariani, Tony winner Christian Borle, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward. Related Shows Star Filescenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Rob McClurelast_img read more

Foxx admits movies influence violence

first_imgNZ Herald 23 Dec 2012Jamie Foxx has admitted he believes movies influence real life violence. The Django Unchainedactor – who is one of approximately 50 celebrities that have banded together in a new US ad campaign demanding a plan against gun attacks following the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were killed – says Hollywood can’t ignore that it is partially responsible for inspiring the people behind such attacks.The 45-year-old Oscar winner, who has an 18-year-old daughter Corinne, said: “We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence. It does.”Jamie’s comments come just one day after a new public service announcement, featuring him and dozens of other celebrities such as Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Mad Men star Jon Hamm, comedian Will Ferrell and Jason Bateman was released demanding a plan to end gun related atrocities.However, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino, whose is the man behind violent blockbusters including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill volumes, said he was tired of defending his films when there was another gun attack and “tragedies happen” but the blame should only fall on the perpetrators. read more