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Broadway Box Office: ‘The Music Man,’ ‘A Strange Loop’ Close on a High Note

Six Broadway productions, including the Hugh Jackman-led The Music Man and the 2022 best musical Tony winner A Strange Loop, played their final performances last week, which ushered in full houses and record grosses.  The Music Man, which has regularly been the highest grossing show in the industry per week, brought in $3.6 million across […]

‘Topdog/Underdog’ Review: Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Dazzle in Slick Suzan-Lori Parks Revival

The Tony nominee and 'Watchmen' star play brothers caught in the purgatory of the American Dream in Kenny Leon's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins to Star in ‘Topdog/Underdog’ on Broadway This Fall

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins will star in Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ play Topdog/Underdog on Broadway this fall. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the limited 16-week engagement — which doubles as the 20th anniversary of its original Broadway run — will open on Oct. 20 at the John Golden Theatre, with previews […]

See Thom Browne’s Met Gala Class Photo (Exclusive)

Before the Met Gala started on Monday, May 2, seven A-list guests of New York-based designer Thom Browne gathered at The Pierre Hotel for an elegant group photo, spotlighting their outfits for the “Gilded Glamour and White Tie”-themed evening. Every year, designers dress a selection of stars who sit at their table during the evening, […]

‘Ambulance’ Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yayha Abdul-Mateen II Talk Working on Michael Bay’s “Small Movie”

Filmed in just 38 days, Ambulance is what famed action movie director Michael Bay considers one of his lower-budget films — at about $40 million. “For me, that’s small,” Bay said to the audience at the film’s Los Angeles premiere. On Monday night, the film’s cast and creators gathered at the Academy Museum of Motion […]

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’: Film Review

Eiza Gonzalez also stars in the director's latest action movie, about the aftermath of a Los Angeles bank robbery gone wrong.

Michael B. Jordan, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Team for True-Life Tale ‘I Helped Destroy People’ (Exclusive)

Michael B. Jordan and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have teamed up for I Helped Destroy People, a dramatic thriller that adapts a 2021 New York Times article that involved a whistleblower, the FBI, and racial and religious profiling. Ben Watkins, who created the Garret Dillahunt-Ron Perlman series, Hand of God, is on board to pen the […]

Lana Wachowski Delivers Heartfelt Speech About Power of Cinema at ‘Matrix Resurrections’ Premiere: “Movie Theaters Have Sustained Me”

Rolling out the green carpet in San Francisco for a world premiere of The Matrix Resurrections may have seemed an obvious choice because portions of the film were shot in and around the Bay Area, but for filmmaker Lana Wachowski, the decision was personal. “I love San Francisco. I love this theater,” the director told […]

‘Matrix Resurrections’: New Teaser Clip Features Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus

The latest teaser clip of the hotly anticipated The Matrix Resurrections has a double dose of Morpheus as Laurence Fishburne’s portrayal of the character makes an appearance and his notable absence in the latest film is explained. Sort of. In the roughly one minute of new footage dropped during The Game Awards on Thursday night, […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Launches Production Banner, Partners With Netflix

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has launched production shingle House Eleven10, entering into a creative partnership with Netflix. Named as an homage to his childhood home in Oakland, California, House Eleven10 will seek to produce films and shows “soulful in their world-building and dynamic in their character,” says Abdul-Mateen. He adds: “We want to employ a creative […]

A Citywide Manhunt for Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Ensues in the ‘Ambulance’ Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II get caught in a citywide manhunt in the first, action-packed trailer for Michael Bay’s Ambulance. “I’m sorry brother,” Gyllenhaal’s Danny Sharp tells his military veteran brother Will (Abdul-Mateen II) in a voiceover as the trailer opens. “I’m sorry that I brought you into this. I just wanted things to […]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Stuns With First Trailer

The Matrix Resurrections dropped its first trailer Thursday morning, and the tease was eye-popping with astonishing visuals that fans have come to expect from the beloved sci-fi franchise. The first look at the highly anticipated Warner Bros. installment continued the story of Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), seemingly once again trapped inside […]