The Tony’s have a host!
Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has been announced as the host of the 71st annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11 on CBS. Spacey was last seen on the Tonys stage as a winner in 1991 for best supporting actor in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” (Backstage)
Beyoncé is now a Peabody Award winner.
Her visual album, “Lemonade,” is the recipient of one of seven Peabody Entertainment Awards this year, along with "Atlanta" (FX), "Better Things" (FX), "Happy Valley" (BBC), "Horace and Pete" (Hulu), "National Treasure" (Hulu), and "VEEP" (HBO). (The Peabody Awards)
An Anna and Elsa have been found.
Broadway vets Caissie Levy (“Les Miserables”) and Patti Murin (“Lysistrata Jones”) have just been cast as the leads in Broadway’s “Frozen.” But you’ll have to wait until spring 2018 to watch them let it go. (Entertainment Weekly)
Debra Messing is getting a GLAAD award.
At the 28th annual GLAAAD Media Awards in May, the “Will & Grace” actor will receive the Excellence in Media award as a champion against discrimination. (AP)
“Gilmore Girls” is about to seriously shake up this year’s Emmy race.
Deemed a Limited Series (rather than a Drama or Comedy Series), Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will throw even more hats into the nomination ring in what's already shaping up to be a stacked year of amazing Limited Series performances. A Lauren Graham-Nicole Kidman showdown? It could happen! (E! News)
Steve Martin will now teach you comedy.
The legendary comedian (and writer and musician and playwright) now has a comedy MasterClass. (New York Times)
And Bill Murray is making chamber music.
The actor and comedian is currently in the studio working on “New Worlds.” Covering everything from songs from “West Side Story” to readings of Whitman and Hemingway, the project is a “program of songs and literary readings paired with chamber music.” (New York Times)