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Most Tony Nods: Cyndi Lauper-Scored Kinky Boots

Tom Hanks also snags a nomination for 'Lucky Guy'

(Newser) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import Matilda: The Musical close behind with 12. Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear; Lauper's... More »

Still Wrestling 'Fat Kid Thing,' John Goodman Returns to Stage

Actor will star opposite Nathan Lane in Godot

(Newser) - Unlike millions of Americans, John Goodman hated Dan Conner, the beleaguered husband he famously played on Roseanne. “It’s one of those arrogant things that happen to you when you don’t realize the breaks you’re catching,” Goodman tells the New York Times. But the portly actor... More »

Young Frank's a Broadway Flub

Mel Brooks' Producers follow-up wears his jokes thin, critics say

(Newser) - Mel Brooks wowed 42nd Street with his musical debut The Producers, but follow-up Young Frankenstein fell flat at last night's opening, says Time's Richard Zoglin. Without Brooks' freshman hit, Young Frank might be “reasonably entertaining”; instead it demands comparison and ends up mere “shtick." Its brilliant film... More »

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