<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:21:41 -0400 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:21:41 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Girls Star' Andrew Rannells Joins 'Hamilton' ]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:29:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-489472230+%281%29.jpg

"Girls” star Andrew Rannells will return to Broadway this month, stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical “Hamilton.”

Rannells will take over for Jonathan Groff in the role of King George from Oct. 27 through Nov. 29.

Groff will be stepping away to film the movie of his critically acclaimed HBO series “Looking.” He returns to “Hamilton” on Dec. 1.

"I could not be more excited about this," Rannells tweeted. "Let the shenanigans begin!" 

Rannells was last seen on Broadway in 2014, replacing Neil Patrick Harris as the title character in the revival of “Hedwig in the Angry Inch.” His previous Broadway credits include “Hairspray,” “Jersey Boys” and “The Book of Mormon,” for which he received a Tony nomination.

Rannells can also currently be seen on the big screen alongside Anne Hathaway in “The Intern.”

Inspired by Ron Chernow’s book, “Hamilton” tells the often-ignored story of founding father Alexander Hamilton set to a hip-hop and R&B score by Miranda. Direction comes from Thomas Kail (“In the Heights”).

“Hamilton” is playing an open-ended run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. For tickets and further information, visit www.hamiltonbroadway.com.

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<![CDATA[Sydney Lucas Will Headline 'Secret Garden' Concert]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:25:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476301264+%281%29.jpg

Sydney Lucas, who received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Young Allison in the Tony-winning best musical “Fun Home,” will headline a concert presentation of “The Secret Garden” at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.

The concert will be presented on Feb. 21 and 22, as part of Manhattan Concert Productions. Stafford Arima (“Allegiance”) will direct.

Featuring a score by Lucy Simon and a book by Marsha Norman, “The Secret Garden” originally opened on Broadway in 1991 and played 709 performances before closing in 1993. The original novel was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Lucas, who departed “Fun Home” on Oct. 4, will play Mary Lennox -- the role created by Tony winner Daisy Eagan. Eagan still remains the youngest actress ever to win a Tony.

Further casting is expected to be announced soon.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris]]>
<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA['Late Night' A Closer Look: Syrian Refugee Crisis]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:15:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/syrian+refugee+crisis.png "Late Night" host Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the Syrian refugee crisis.]]> <![CDATA[Teen Slang: 'Netflix and Chill']]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:03:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/teen+slang.png Seth Meyers explains teen slang: "Netflix and Chill" and "Muck Fuppet."]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Photo Booth With Kate Winslet]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:43:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/photo+booth.png Jimmy Fallon and Kate Winslet take turns taking weird pictures with the Photo Booth iPad app and attempt to match each other.]]> <![CDATA[NFL Superlatives: Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/superlatives__629730.png Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans NFL players.]]> <![CDATA[Injury Sidelines Keira Knightley in ‘Thérèse Raquin’]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:31:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-464078701+%281%29.jpg

The Oct. 7 evening performance of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Thérèse Raquin” has been canceled after star Keira Knightley suffered a “minor injury.”

No details have been given as to the extent of Knightley’s injury, though representatives from Roundabout. who announced the cancellation late Wednesday afternoon, have said they expect performances to resume the evening of Oct. 8, as planned.

Ticketgoers should contact their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges. 

It’s been an eventful run for Knightly so far, who is making her Broadway debut in the show. Her first performance was interrupted when an audience member proposed marriage from the mezzanine. The offender was later escorted out of the theater in handcuffs.

Knightley plays the title character in "Therese Raquin." The story, written in 1867, is about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who embarks on an illicit affair with a friend of her husband's.

The show officially opens on Oct. 29 at Studio 54.

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<![CDATA['Jackass' Star Gets Jail Time]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:02:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/150809-steve-o-crane-hollywood.jpg

"Jackass" star Steve-O was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a stunt in which he climbed a crane in Hollywood, California, to protest SeaWorld and drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site earlier this month.

Steve-O, whose legal name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges in court on Wednesday.

He'll serve jail time and probation, plus have to pay $14,000 in fines to the LA city fire and police departments, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

As part of his probation, he cannot use possess fireworks, even ones labeled "safe and sane." He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the "Hollywood Entertainment District," and can't do any non-permitted stunts or pranks in in Los Angeles County.

He is set to surrender to serve jail time on Dec. 9.

Glover announced the sentencing on his Instagram account, saying, "Considering I've become a clean and sober, dog-rescuing vegan, I must say I'm ready to go to jail-- not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it's nice to let people know I haven't lost my edge. What can I say, I'm a jackass."

Glover was charged with one count each of creating a false emergency, use of unregistered fireworks, storing fireworks without a permit, possession of fireworks without a permit, and trespassing, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said.

The charges stem from the Aug. 9 incident and a subsequent search of Glover's house, he said.

The 41-year-old scrambled up a crane at least 100 feet high on Sunset Boulevard, inflating a large killer whale balloon emblazoned with "SeaWorld Sucks" and lighting fireworks when he reached the top, police said.

Glover, known for his outlandish stunts in the "Jackass" TV show and movies, later climbed down and was taken into custody.

Because the first responders were not sure whether he needed to be rescued, five ambulances, a helicopter and more than 80 firefighters went to the scene, fire officials said.

Resources were stretched thin because firefighters were called around the same time to rescue the operator of a harbor crane who was stricken with a medical emergency, authorities said.

The performer was cited last year for another protest against the theme park. Glover said his demonstrations are in response to controversy over the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which criticized SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales.

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<![CDATA[First Latin AMAs: Jam, Eglesias Lead Noms]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:58:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Enrique-Iglesias-Nicky-Jam-J-Balvin.jpg

The first ever edition of the Latin American Music Awards is set to debut this week.

Nicky Jam leads the competition for the event on Thursday, Oct. 8, with six nominations, followed by Enrique Iglesias and J Balvin, who are nominated for five awards each. Calibre 50, Maná and Romeo Santos have four nominations each.

The show at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, will be hosted by Mexican superstar Lucero, a well-known telenovela actress and singer. It will be broadcast live on Telemundo from 8 p.m. ET/7C. One of the show’s highlights is expected to be a special tribute to the Queen of Salsa, Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Cruz passed away in 2003 and is the subject of the upcoming series "Celia," debuting Oct. 13 on Telemundo.

The list of nominees include Ricky Martin, Plan B, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda, Juan Gabriel, Dady Yankee and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, with three nominations each. Camila, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis Rivera, DJ Snake, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz, Prince Joyce and Zion & Lennox, are nominated with two each.

Artists set to perform during the ceremony include Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi, Mexican regional music singer Gerardo Ortiz, and the Italian trio Il Volo.

The Latin American Music Awards will also pay tribute to the most influential artists according to fans, just as they do in the American Music Awards edition.

Fans will be able to cast a vote for their favorite artists, albums, songs at www.LatinAMAS.com/vota. Fans throughout the world will also be able to cast a vote via Twitter, sharing a tweet with the name and last name of the candidate, category and the hashtag #LatinAMAS.

The two-hour special will include performances from today's top artists and singers in Spanish and English, as well as the LAMA’s Red Carpet, at 8PM/7C. The show will also be broadcast by NBC Universo.

Click here for more Latin AMAs coverage in Spanish

(NBC and Telemundo are part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Rooney Mara 'Hated' Football Games]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:00:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NUP_171143_04521.JPG

Rooney Mara may have football in her blood, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she actually liked watching the game.

“I hated it,” she confessed to “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Tuesday. Mara’s family has founded two NFL teams – her mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father’s family founded the New York Giants.

Mara said she began associating football with church because her family attended games after church every Sunday when she was a child.

“Everyone else was in their sweatpants eating crappy food,” she said. “And I was in my Sunday church clothes.”

Even though she wasn’t a big fan of football growing up, she does have a soft spot for her home team.

“I grew up in New York and my dad works for the Giants,” she said. “The Giants definitely have the edge.”

Mara is starring in “Pan”, which is set for release on Oct. 9.

Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]]>
<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Jay Leno Delivers Monologue Jokes]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:59:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/leno1.png After Jimmy Fallon pulls a hamstring during the "Tonight Show" monologue, Jay Leno tags in and tells a few jokes.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Asks People About Google Searches]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/street+search.png After learning Google Ads will start targeting according to search history, Jimmy Fallon sends his writer Arthur Meyer to the street to ask people about their latest Google searches.]]> <![CDATA[ 'Late Night' Hidden TV Show Credits]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:30:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hidden+credits.png "Late Night" host Seth Meyers takes a look at surprising hidden credits from "Dancing With the Stars," "The Price is Right" and "Jeopardy."]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Rooney Mara Attended Football Games in Sunday Best]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:31:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mara.png Football royalty Rooney Mara tells "Late Night" host Seth Meyers about having to dress up to attend games.]]> <![CDATA[Tom Hanks Finds Lost ID, Tweets About It]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:59:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tom+hanks_fixed.jpg

If you're a Fordham student who lost a student ID and your name is Lauren, you'll want to give Tom Hanks a call.

The "Castaway" actor tweeted a photo of the lost Fordham University ID at about noon on Tuesday. Fordham said it would get in touch with Hanks to get the ID back for the student, identified only as "Lauren."

"Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx," the actor tweeted. 

The photo was retweeted more than 3,000 times, and it looks like the reach may have helped get in touch with someone who knew Lauren. Hannah Anderson tweeted a photo of a woman resembling Lauren in response.

"When Tom Hanks finds your friend's student ID in the park....," Anderson later tweeted.

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<![CDATA[Review: Clive Owen Stars in Enigmatic 'Old Times']]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:19:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/OldTimesMain.jpg

Bright flashes of light and discomforting noises make for a jarring start to Harold Pinter’s 1971 “Old Times," which is now enjoying a carefully cultivated revival at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.

The sensory-assault -- truly, some may find the play’s first half-minute or so hard on the eyes and ears -- announces we’re back in Pinter territory: abstract, and make-of-it whatever we will.

Douglas Hodge, the “La Cage” Tony-winner who has long been a student of the late Nobel Prize-winning playwright, here makes his debut directing a formidable trio: Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen, Kelly Reilly and Eve Best.

We open in the spare country apartment belonging to Deeley (Owen) and Kate (Reilly, of “True Detective”), where an armchair and modern sofas want to anchor us on solid ground, though an enormous slab of what looks like ice -- it will later pass for a shower stall -- says otherwise. Also keeping matters nebulous: surrealist circles on a backdrop.

Deeley and Kate are a married couple whose quiet life is about to be interrupted by Anna (Best, of TV’s “Nurse Jackie”). Anna was Kate’s roommate, we’re told, some 20 years before, when the girls were freewheeling friends in post-war London. After their long separation, Anna has come to visit from Sicily, where she lives an apparently affluent existence.

There’s some question about the nature of the relationship between Kate and Anna. In fact, there’s some question as to whether Anna even exists at all, or if she’s some sort of wraithlike figure Deeley or Kate have devised in response to problems in their marriage.

Throughout the evening, the three recall events, though no one’s memories are quite in sync. All the performers manage the tricky dialogue with finesse, making this the sort of revival you’d want to see a second time just to catch all the nuances.

Owen, in his Broadway debut, is louche and bemused, at first pushing brandy on his wife’s guest with cocky and jerky movements that seem particular to, well, old times … or, at the very least, “Mad Men.” Reilly uses her dreamlike gaze to fine effect as something of an introvert who doesn’t like the way her husband bosses her around (it’s almost a variation on her “True Detective” character, the put-upon lover of Vince Vaughn’s scheming gangster).

The focal point of the production, though, is British actress Best, who earned one of her two Tony nominations for the 2008 revival of Pinter’s “The Homecoming.” As the most confident of the characters, she’s all dolled up here and looking back with unambiguous affection on the memories she and Kate share from two decades ago.

We’re never sure of Anna’s motivations, but she’s a disruptive force on the couple, reminding Deeley of one sexually charged afternoon in a bar (Poor Deeley! He ended up marrying the shy girl!), and jolting boring, country-living Kate with tales of their capricious youth and her now-glam existence.

The production lasts slightly more than an hour, and the lack of action may lead you to find it polarizing -- I loved hearing one theatergoer confidently sniff to a companion: “Well, this is art!” We can never be sure the truths the characters talk about are true at all. To paraphrase the playwright, the past is what these characters remember ... or pretend they remember.

“Old Times,” through Nov. 29 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. Tickets: $67-$137. Call 212-719-1300.

Follow Robert Kahn on Twitter@RobertKahn

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Bob Saget Sets Broadway Return]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:03:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476090134+%281%29.jpg

“Full House” favorite Bob Saget will return to Broadway this fall in the Tony-nominated dark comedy “Hand to God.”

Saget will step into the role of Pastor Greg beginning Nov. 3 and continue through the show's closing on Jan. 3, 2016.

Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of Pastor Greg, will depart the production Nov. 1 and head to Chicago, where he’ll join the cast of “Baritones UnBound” at the Royal George Theatre this December. Kudisch conceived and co-wrote the show.

This will be Saget’s second time on a Broadway stage, after his run in The Drowsy Chaperone in 2007.

“Hand to God” tells the story of a boy in a Christian Puppet Ministry group whose puppet becomes possessed by the devil. The play, written by Robert Askins and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, is now playing at the Booth Theater.

A London production will open in February 2016.

For tickets and information, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com.

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<![CDATA['Magic Mike XXL' Leads Weekly Blu-Ray and DVD Releases]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:01:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_videoview1005.jpg "Magic Mike XXL" tops the new Blu-ray and DVD releases this week.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Shaqsticles with Shaquille O'Neal]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:18:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shaquille+fallon.png Shaquille O'Neal reads jokes from popsicle sticks after talking to Jimmy Fallon about a "Tonight Show" bit poking fun at The Big Podcast with Shaq.]]> <![CDATA[Phone Booth with Hugh Jackman and Shaquille O'Neal]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/phone+booth.png On "The Tonight Show" Hugh Jackman and Shaquille O'Neal play a trivia game where a new mystery guest gets shoved into their phone booths after each wrong answer.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': TV Recaps 'Snapped']]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:50:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tv+recaps.png Fred Armisen gives a recap of last week’s episode of must-see “Snapped."]]> <![CDATA[Val the Bartender Gives Clinton Advice on 'SNL']]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:10:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/HRC+SNL.png

Miley Cyrus shocked the "Saturday Night Live" audience by walking out fully clothed in a multicolored floral dress and matching cap.

Cyrus kicked off the show's season premiere with a song about some of the most memorable parts of the summer.

Cast members impersonated Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the lion, Rachel Dolezal, the woman who said she was black for over 20 years, the donut licked by Ariana Grande, Kim Davis trying to hug a reluctant Pope Francis and of course, pizza rat, during a montage while Cyrus sang a ballad. 

Most political candidates play themselves on "SNL," often for just a cameo in a sketch or to declare the show's famous tag line, "Live from New York — it's Saturday night!" Seldom do they go all-out thespian and play a character in a sketch.

But Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton appeared on the season opener as a wise bartender named Val serving, ahem, Hillary Clinton played by Kate McKinnon.

Set 'em up, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.

In the sketch, McKinnon sat with Cecily Strong, who was playing Clinton's long-time aide Huma Abedin, the wife of embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner. McKinnon starts to share all her quarrels with Val.

"So, Hillary," Clinton asked McKinnon, "what brings you here tonight?"

"Well, I needed to blow off some steam," McKinnon said. "I've had a hard couple of 22 years."

Asked what she does for a living, McKinnon says in imitation of Clinton's earnest monotone: "First, I am a grandmother. Second, I am a human, entrusted with this one green Earth."

"Oh, I get it, you're a politician," Clinton responded.

When McKinnon asks Val who she is, Clinton deadpanned, "I'm just an ordinary citizen who believes the Keystone pipeline will destroy the environment."

"It took me a long time to get there but yes, I believe that too," McKinnon said.

The skit poked gentle fun at Clinton's slow opposition to the pipeline, her late-arriving support of gay marriage, and her inability to take a vacation. Notably absent was a crack about her private email server, the source of months of criticism from Republican lawmakers and candidates.

Former "SNL" cast member Darrell Hammond also made a surprise cameo playing Bill Clinton.

"Oh my God. They're multiplying!" Hammon exclaimed at the site of two Hillary's before bolting out the bar door.

The two Clinton's closed out the skit by singing Bill Withers' "Lean on Me" before Val the bartender disappeared. 

Strong returned to coax McKinnon from the bar as she recounted her experience with Val the bartender. Strong suggested she may have had too much to drink and imagined everything.

McKinnon finds a tan "business shoe" on the floor, affirming that Val "is real."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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<![CDATA[Sara Bareilles’ 'Waitress' Sets Broadway Dates]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:22:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WaitressBroadway2.jpg

“Waitress,” the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 movie of the same name, will begin performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre March 25, 2016 -- with an official opening set for April 24.

The musical features a score by five-time Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave”), who most recently served as a judge on NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” This will be the first Broadway musical she has composed.

Tony winner Jessie Mueller (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”) will star as Jenna, a small town pie maker who enters a baking contest in hopes for a chance to escape her mundane life and her loveless marriage. The role was played by Kerri Russell in the film.

Bareilles recently released a recording of one of the songs from the show, called “She Used to Be Mine.”

Direction will come from Tony-winner Diane Paulus (“Finding Neverland,” “Pippin”), with a new book by Jessie Nelson.

The show transfers to Broadway after a successful run at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For tickets and information, visit www.waitressonstage.com.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel]]>
<![CDATA[Knightley's Broadway Debut Interrupted by Marriage Proposal]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/9082_Keira+Knightley+in+rehearsal+%281%29.jpg

An audience member proposed marriage to Keira Knightley during the Oscar-nominee’s first preview performance of “Thérèse Raquin” Thursday night -- and ended up being removed from the theater in handcuffs.

The disturbance began minutes into the performance on Thursday night, when the young man — who many assumed was part of the show — proposed marriage from the railing of the mezzanine, according to reports.

Knightley, who is making her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company's adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1867 novel, remained in character as an usher escorted the man back to his seat.

Security eventually escorted the man out of the theater, but not before he hurled a bouquet of flowers onto the stage.

Gabriel Ebert, who stars alongside Knightley, broke character in the scene, kicking the bouquet off the stage and into the wings. The audience responded with applause.

A short break in performance was announced soon thereafter.

“Roundabout takes the safety of their actors and audiences very seriously,” a spokesperson for the show told NBC 4 New York. “Extra security will be added beginning tonight. For obvious reasons, we cannot comment on the exact nature of the additional security measures.”

"Therese Raquin," written in 1867, is about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who embarks on an illicit affair with a friend of her husband's. The story has been adapted into a 1953 film starring Simone Signoret and another last year starring Elizabeth Olsen.

The show officially opens on Oct. 29 at Studio 54.

Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson]]>
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Scenes with 'The Martian' Cast]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nbcMartian-th-BTS.jpg The cast of the upcoming Ridley Scott film "The Martian" discuss what it was like working with the acclaimed director, the science aspect of the story, and whether they would venture into space. "The Martian" lands in theaters October 2, 2015.

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]]>
<![CDATA[ 'Late Night': Ellen Page Talks National Vanguard Award]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:18:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NUP_171037_0652.JPG

Ellen Page will receive the National Vanguard Award at the upcoming Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner on Saturday in Washington.

“It’s a complete honor. I feel incredibly humbled,” Page told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Thursday.

The 28-year-old actress came out as gay last year at HRC’s “Time to Thrive” conference. The commission said her bravery and sincerity has helped set a “powerful example for the LGBT and allied community around the world.”

Page said she’s grateful to be associated with the organization.

“They’re an incredible organization,” she said, crediting "many activists who’ve created a world in society where I can be out and live my life and that’s something to not take for granted.”

Page said she would have to give a speech at the dinner, where Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address.

“Are you nervous about giving a speech?” Meyers asked.

“I think people think actors maybe are more comfortable in those situations. I think I can pretend I’m more comfortable, but I definitely get nervous.”

Meyers gave her some advice on how to surprise the audience, given her humbled demeanor. 

“You should take the mic and say ‘A lot of you said I could never do this,’” he suggested, telling her she should stare down and point to at least one member of the audience.

“Seth, I’m liking it,” she said. “Making a call right now.”

Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]]>
<![CDATA['Late Night': Ellen Page Gets Public Speaking Advice ]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:28:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ellen+page.png Seth Meyers gives Ellen Page speech advice on "Late Night."]]> <![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon and Miley Cyrus Get Emotional]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:25:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/miley+cyrus+emotional+interview.png Jimmy Fallon and Miley Cyrus have a conversation with each other while adapting to random emotional situations.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Demo-Panic Party]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:07:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hillary+clinton+late+night.png Hillary Clinton's supporters are getting nervous.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Cowboys and Saints NFL Superlatives]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:04:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/superlatives1.png Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints NFL players.]]> <![CDATA[John Krasinski to Make Stage Debut]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:42:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-461608100+%281%29.jpg

John Krasinski, who had his breakout role playing Jim on nine seasons of NBC’s “The Office,” will make his theatrical debut in the world premiere of Sarah Burgess’ play “Dry Powder” at the Public Theater this spring.

The comedy, which is being described as “a razor-sharp play about the people molding and messing with the American economy,” will begin performances at The Public on March 1. The limited run is currently set to end April 10.

Krasinski will play Seth, a managing director at a private equity firm who tries to help his CEO rebound from a publicity nightmare by investing in an American-made luggage company.

Additional casting is expected shortly.

Direction will come from Thomas Kail, who also directed a little musical at The Public last season: “Hamilton.”

Since leaving “The Office,” Krasinski has mostly been seen on the big screen, in films like “Aloha” and “Promised Land.” This January, he’ll star in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours.”

Member tickets for “Dry Powder”, starting at $30, go on sale beginning Nov. 12. Tickets for the general public, starting at $50, will be available beginning Dec. 3.

Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez | Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['The Blacklist' Returns]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:07:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NC_blacklist0930_1500x845.jpg "The Blacklist" returns to NBC Oct 1, 2015, following up on last season's shocking season finale.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Black Simon & Garfunkel ]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:18:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/black+simon+garfunkel+garfunkel.png Black Simon & Garfunkel sing "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd, with a little help from the real Art Garfunkel on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Planned Parenthood]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:12:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/closer+look+planned+parenthood.png Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Planned Parenthood.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Comedy vs. Drama With Robert De Niro]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:08:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/robert+deniro.png Robert De Niro gives comedic and dramatic readings of movie lines on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."]]> <![CDATA[Coachella May Bring Another Music Fest to Queens]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:09:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_384404360670.jpg

Could Flushing Meadows Park become center stage for one of the biggest rock concerts in America? 

The organizers of the annual Coachella music festival in California -- a magnet for some of the biggest rock and hip-hop acts in the world -- are meeting with officials in Queens to talk about bringing a similar music festival to the East Coast, to be called Panorama, next June.

"We are talking now and we will see how it goes down the road," said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who told NBC 4 New York she's meeting with Coachella officials Thursday.

"I do have some concerns about using public parkland," she added.

Katz said the public hasn't had a chance to weigh in about letting corporate giant AEG rent out a piece of the 900-acre park -- even if it nets the city millions of dollars. At Coachella, music fans pay hundred of dollars per ticket. 

Katz is concerned about the precedent the event could set in how the city chooses who can rent out park space. There's also the matter of competition: New York City already is home to an annual mega-music festival, Governors Ball, which started in 2011 on Randall's Island. 

Tom Russell and Jodan Wolowitz of Founders Entertainment run Governors Ball from their five-person office in the East Village, and watched it grow over the years to a three-day, 50,000-person festival each June. 

"The timing of this proposed business is tremendous competition," said Russell. "When a small business goes up against corporate machine, it usually does not work out in the small business's favor." 

Coachella officials declined to comment on their bid to go big in Queens, which travel guide publisher Lonely Planet declared the no. 1 travel destination in the U.S. for 2015. 

But some parkgoers Wednesday say: welcome to the borough. 

"We need to bring fun to Flushing Meadow Park and make it become alive again," said Fernando Blanco. 

Few question that a rock festival would be lively. The question the critics ask is at what cost? 

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