"Nadia Gan (Mr. Robot) is set for a series-regular role opposite Rachel Griffiths on NBC’s drama pilot Shelter (formerly Untitled Medical Drama), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time “extreme event” medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. Gan will play Dr. Jackie Lao, a brusque doctor, who is a self-made millennial with a chip on her shoulder. Gan is best known for her recurring role on Mr. Robot. Other recent credits include The Leftovers, Law and Order: SVU, and The Affair. She’s repped by The Mine, SirenSong Entertainment, and Peikoff Mahan." - Deadline
The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards recognizes the best New York's Off-Broadway theatre has to offer, nominating Katrina Lenk for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musicial award for her performance as Dina in Atlantic Theater Company's The Band's Visit, directed by David Cromer.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Jo Lampert, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Siobhan McCarthy, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out May 7th, at New York University’s Skirball Center. For a list of all the nominations, visit Variety.
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Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in the multi award-winning play, Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Previews begin March 25th at the Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The play, based on the true story of Jones' character Ira Aldridge, follows a young black American actor who must step into the roll of Othello when the original lead actor, Edmund Kean, must cancel his performance. The play reveals the defining moment of Aldridge's career, acting as the first black Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800's, which shattered the stage's tradition and changed the professional lives of everybody involved.
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Netflix & Marvel's superhero series Iron Fist debuts its first season today. You can see Hoon Lee as LeiKung, Tijuana Ricks as Thembi Wallace and Sarah Ellen Stephens as Gabriella. Hoon Lee's part supernatural spirit, part guiding voice, tests Danny's (Iron Fist) training both psychically and psychologically. Lei Kung's line “Are you willing to kill Danny Rand so that the Iron Fist might live?” sets the tone for the relationship between teacher and student. Streaming now on Netflix.
NBC's longest running hit drama and most watched show on air, Law & Order: SVU reaches a television milestone: its 400th episode. The episode, dubbed Motherly Love, features Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson) both behind and in front of the camera, acting as the episode's director and lead.
Law & Order: SVU's 400th episode airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
SirenSong Entertainment's Ari Fliakos stars in The Wooster Group's new production, The Town Hall Affair.
"The Town Hall Affair delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” in 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Hegedus & Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall which documents a panel held at Town Hall in 1971. The panel featured feminist thinkers and activists – including Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling – with Norman Mailer serving as moderator." - The Wooster Group
The production will run February 4th - 25th at The Performing Garage, located at 33 Wooster Street, Soho, Manhattan.
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