Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts
NEW YORK – Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier. Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. David Mamet’s ”Race" is up on Oct. 29, starring David Alan Grier and Ed O’Neill. Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” is slated for Nov. 12 with Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon.
"It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office
LOS ANGELES - It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office. "Hustlers," riding stellar reviews, film-festival buzz and Oscar talk for Lopez, earned $33.2 million, a record for a film from STX Entertainment, which was launched less than five years ago. It was also the biggest opening ever for a live-action Lopez film, and had numbers comparable to co-star Constance Wu's hit "Crazy Rich Asians," whose long-term box office success could be a model for "Hustlers." "Hustlers," $33.2 million ($4.5 million international). "Dora and the Lost City of Gold," $1.85 million ($4.4 million international).
The True Story of 'Hustlers': Real Life vs. The Movie
Meaning, what you see on screen isn't exactly how it went down in real life. In real life: Roselyn Keo, aka "Rosie," was living with her grandparents and brother in Rockland County and working as a diner waitress when she was recruited to dance. In real life: Samantha Barbash, aka Samantha Foxx, was allegedly one of the top dancers at Larry Flynt's Hustlers Club. In real life: Pressler's story only off-handedly references the "celebrities and athletes" that would frequent Scores. In real life: Samantha outsourced some calls to prostitutes she found on Backpage and Craigslist, including an ex-stripper named "Marjorie" who had previous run-ins with the law.
Jennifer Lopez on Whether She'll Show Off Her New 'Hustlers' Moves at a Strip Club
Fans may have the opportunity to see Jennifer Lopez show off her moves on screen in Hustlers and at a strip club in real life! And then after I did it, I really got into the mindset of, 'I'm going to take all your money. That's what I'm going to do right now,'" Lopez added. The Hustlers cast certainly took Toronto by storm on Saturday, led by their fearless leader, Lopez. RELATED CONTENT:'Hustlers' Stripper Consultant Shares the Advice She Gave to Jennifer Lopez (Exclusive)Jennifer Lopez Shares Why Marriage Is 'Important' for Her and Fianc Alex RodriguezJennifer Lopez Talks 'Beautiful Life' With Alex Rodriguez and Why She Almost Passed on 'Hustlers' for Him
Cardi B Teaches Lap Dance 101 in New 'Hustlers' Trailer
In the clip, Jennifer Lopez's Ramona enlists Diamond to help teach Destiny (Constance Wu) how to do a "real dance." Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart and Lizzo also star, and the trailer previews both the stripping and the scamming. While Cardi may be a pole dancing professional in real life -- as glimpsed in her "Money" music video -- she recently told ET why she was sidelined to lap dances only. So, I was like, 'This is my moment to shine, and I can't shine because I can't climb!'" Instead, Lopez was tasked with perfecting the art of pole dancing, and you can watch her teach Wu how to master the pole in the clip below.
Constance Wu Talks 'Fresh Off the Boat' Twitter Fiasco and Diva Claims on '
Constance Wu is learning from her mistakes, but still fighting for what she wants. "Destiny has moments where shes really funny, and moments when shes really sad. Moments where shes irresponsible, moments where shes the only one who is responsible. While she's apologized and moved on, Wu's still on contract for another two years on Fresh Off the Boat. RELATED CONTENT:Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Co-Stars Enthusiastic About Working With Her on Season 6, ABC SaysConstance Wu Addresses Report Claiming She's a Diva and Insisted on 'Hustlers' Top BillingConstance Wu Apologizes for Ill-Timed Fresh Off the Boat Tweets, Says She Was Conflicted Over Renewal
'Hustlers' Cast Spills On-Set Secrets: Popping Champagne, Butt Grabs and More (Exclusive)
Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart dished about their on-set antics and revealed the scene that got a little rowdy. "We had a champagne popping scene and it was real champagne and I was drinking it," Reinhart recalled. She said, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah.' That is the craziest thing I've done for money. I did it because I enjoy it but I think that's the craziest thing I think you can do, period."
Why Jennifer Lopez Felt Sick to Her Stomach After Watching 'Hustlers' For the First Time
Jennifer Lopez may get a little criminal in her upcoming movie,Hustlers, but in real life, the actress likes to walk the straight and narrow. "When I watched the movie for the first time, I was like, a little bit sick to my stomach. They're going to get me," Lopez said. "I'm doing it right now," J.Lo offered. They're doing the best with what they got.
Constance Wu Addresses Report Claiming She's a 'Diva' and Insisted on '
Constance Wu is shutting down a report that she insisted on getting top billing on Hustlers, the highly anticipated film with a star-studded cast including Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and more. The report also claimed that during filming, Wu was dubbed a "difficult diva" due to her demands, and quoted a source saying the actress treated "people badly" on set. In a new statement, Wu said she 100 percent stands by her female co-stars. "We made this film with an incredible spirit of sisterhood and love," her statement to Us Weekly reads. "I love FOTB," she tweeted.
Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and Constance Wu Strip and Scam in First 'Hustlers' Trailer: Watch
The Summer Of Scam meets Hot Girl Summer in the first trailer for Hustlers. Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu star in the highly-anticipated flick, about savvy ex-strippers who team up to swindle Wall Street clients. As peeped in the trailer released on Wednesday, their Robin Hood-esque crew includes the likes of Cardi B, Lizzo and Riverdale's Lili Reinhart. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Lopez Reflects on 'Dramatic' Concert Evacuation During NYC Blackout (Exclusive)Cardi B Dishes On New Album, 'Hustlers,' and Reveals a Beauty Line Is Coming! (Exclusive)Julia Stiles Says Co-Star Jennifer Lopez Is 'Phenomenal' in 'Hustlers' Movie (Exclusive)