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Mandy Patinkin & Violett Beane Lead Hulu's New Murder Mystery Series

Hulu is coming out with a brand new murder mystery series called Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem.

The Wrap reports that Mandy Patinkin and Violett Beane will star opposite Lauren Patten, Rahul Kohli, Angela Zhou, Hugo Diego Garcia, and Pardis Saremi in the series.

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Broadway's 'Jagged Little Pill' Announces Abrupt Closing Notice Due to COVID-19

The Tony-winning Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill has officially closed.

The musical went dark after the performance on Friday night (December 17) due to cases of COVID-19 detected backstage. Originally, the musical was just supposed to be suspended through December 21, but the producers have announced that the show will not return to Broadway.

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Broadway Stars, Including Lin-Manuel Miranda & Sara Bareilles, Gather in Times Square to Sing Sondheim's 'Sunday' (Video)

Many of Broadway’s biggest stars gathered in Times Square on Sunday (November 28) to honor the life and legacy of late composer Stephen Sondheim, two days after his death.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles and boyfriend Joe Tippett, Josh Groban, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more performers gathered on the iconic red steps in Duffy Square to perform the song “Sunday” from the Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George.

The event was produced by Erich Bergen, who just wrapped his third stint in the Broadway musical Waitress, and conducted by Michael J. Moritz.

More participants included Raul Esparaza, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Wilson Cruz, Brandon Uranowitz, Judy Kuhn, Hadestown stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada, Jagged Little Pill stars Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher, Morgan Dudley, and Heidi Blickenstaff, Six‘s Abby Mueller, Gossip Girl‘s Adam Chanler-Berat and Tavi Gevinson (who are both currently in the Assassins revival Off-Broadway), and Diana‘s Roe Hartrampf and Erin Davie.

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Celia Rose Gooding Joins 'Jagged Little Pill' Cast, Gets Mom LaChanze's Support at Tony Awards 2020

The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill is at the 2020 Tony Awards!

Celia Rose Gooding received support from her Tony-winning mom LaChanze at the event on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

The 21-year-old actress, who has left the show to star in the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

Celia‘s co-stars Lauren Patten and Kathryn Gallagher were also nominated in the category with Lauren taking home the award.

Also in attendance at the awards show were the show’s stars Elizabeth Stanley, who is up for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Sean Allan Krill and Derek Klena, who were nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

FYI: Lauren is wearing Thom Browne. Kathryn is wearing a Derek Lam 10 Crosby dress, Alexandre Birman shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and jewelry by Gray & Davis, Repossi, and Wwake. LaChanze is wearing Oyemwen.

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Jagged Little Pill's Lauren Patten Thanks Non-Binary & Trans Colleagues While Accepting Tony Award

Lauren Patten picked up her first Tony Award amid the controversy surrounding her role in the musical Jagged Little Pill.

The 29-year-old actress won for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical at the 2020 Tony Awards on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

The producers of the musical recently acknowledged missteps in how they publicly spoke about and identified Lauren‘s character Jo. The character was played as a non-binary person during the show’s pre-Broadway run in Boston in 2018. When the show moved to New York City the next year, all the references to the character being non-binary were removed. Lauren also stopped referring to Jo as “they” or “them” and started using “she” or “her” to describe the character, according to Deadline.

Lauren acknowledged her non-binary and trans colleagues in her acceptance speech.

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Broadway's 'Jagged Little Pill' Producers Apologize for Erasing Non-Binary Character, Lauren Patten Speaks Out Too

The producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill are apologizing in a formal statement for the erasure of a non-binary character.

The character Jo, played by Tony nominee Lauren Patten, was played as a non-binary person during the show’s pre-Broadway run in Boston in 2018. When the show moved to New York City the next year, all the references to the character being non-binary were removed.

Lauren also stopped referring to Jo as “they” or “them” and started using “she” or “her” to describe the character, according to Deadline.

Now, both the show’s producers and Lauren are speaking out to apologize for the erasure of the non-binary character. The producers have also made a pledge to rewrite the character and make sure an inclusive casting process is held in the future.

“We should have protected and celebrated the fact that the non-binary audience members saw in Jo a bold, defiant, complex, and vibrant representation of their community. For all of this we are deeply sorry,” the producers said.

Lauren is the favorite to win the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical at the Tony Awards next weekend. You can listen to her version of “You Oughta Know” below.

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'Jagged Little Pill' Stars Jumped for Joy After Winning a Grammy - Watch the Video!

The cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill won a Grammy Award today and they had such a great reaction to the news!

The show won the award for Best Musical Theater Album, beating out the cast recordings for Amelie, American Utopia on Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors, The Prince of Egypt, and Soft Power.

Four of the show’s leads are credited as principal soloists on the album and will receive Grammy trophies: Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten, and Elizabeth Stanley. All four of them are also nominated for Tony Awards for their work in the show!

Kathryn, Lauren, and Elizabeth safely gathered together after completing COVID-19 tests so that they could watch the Premiere Ceremony together… in matching dresses!

“I made Grammy gowns for our first Grammys and so far it’s gone well ✨,” Kathryn wrote on Instagram.

Watch their adorable reaction video below!

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