Sharon Lawrence talks candidly with BroadwayWorld.com

As part of their continuing Bridging TV and Theater: Drop Dead Diva series, Pat Cerasaro of BroadwayWorld.com engaged Drop Dead Diva guest star and What A Pair! veteran performer Sharon Lawrence in an extended conversation.

In addition to her guest starring role on Drop Dead Diva, Sharon also discussed her many Broadway credits, including Cabaret, Chicago and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as her extensive and varied theater and television career. Sharon also shared her thoughts regarding the art of acting and the role of the actor in society and gave a detailed explanation of her own process.

To read the complete interview, please visit BroadwayWorld.com.

Source: BroadwayWorld.com

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Sara Niemietz on House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples

Tune in this Saturday to hear What A Pair! favorite Sara Niemietz on House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples.

“I’m going to be singing a couple originals and the fabulous W.G. Snuffy Walden will be playing!!” — Sara

Time:

Saturday, July 30 · 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Location:

TV (local) and ONLINE (everywhere)

Turn on your TV or watch the stream ONLINE – LIVE at 10PM PCT

TV:

Time Warner – Channel 20 in the SCV
AT&T Uverse – 99 in LA and OC

Online:
www.scvtv.com

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Cast News: Jane and Loretta receive Emmy nods

This morning’s announcement of the 2011 Emmy nominations brought great news for What a Pair! cast members Jane Lynch and Loretta Devine, who both earned nominations.

Loretta has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ category for her role as Adele Webber, the Alzheimer’s afflicted wife of Dr Richard Webber in the hit ABC series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Jane, in addition to hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, has been nominated once more in the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ for her role as evil cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the FOX series ‘Glee’. She won the award the previous year, let’s hope she can do it again.

For the full list of this year’s nominees, head to: http://www.emmys.com/nominations

Don’t forget to tune into the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday September 18th and wil be shown on Fox, to see if Loretta and Jane take home the awards.

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Emily Bergl & the ‘Love, Loss & What I Wore’ cast to build for Habitat for Humanity

On Tuesday, June 28th, actresses Emily Bergl and Ashley Austin Morris, along with fellow cast and crew members from the Off Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, will be building for Habitat for Humanity in Brooklyn, New York.

They will help to renovate an eight-unit building, originally built in 1931. When completed, it will become affordable condominium homes for low-income working New York City families.

The building is part of 100 Homes in Brooklyn, a new Habitat-NYC initiative to build or renovate affordable homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ocean Hill-Brownsville, communities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. The initiative is funded in part with a grant from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2.

For more information, please visit www.offbroadwayworld.com.

Source: www.offbroadwayworld.com

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Helgenberger Receives Honors

Yesterday was a big day for frequent What A Pair! cast member and CSI star Marg Helgenberger. She received recognition both for her acting achievements and for her commitment to philanthropic causes.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Committee announced the new Walk of Fame Honorees for 2012, and Marg’s name was on the list. Marg will receive a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame for her accomplishments in the field of television. A date has not yet been scheduled for her star ceremony as recipients have five years from the date of selection to schedule. If you would like additional information, please visit the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the announcement that she will finally be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Marg was also honored as a ‘Hollywood Hero’ at the 2nd Annual ‘Prevention Honors Hollywood Heroes’ gala, an evening dedicated to celebrating remarkable women who are committed to making a world of difference. The event, which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel last evening, honored Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth on behalf of Maddie’s Corner, Marg on behalf of The Race to Erase MS, Holly Robinson-Peete on behalf of The HollyRod Foundation and the late Laura Ziskin on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer, for “their remarkable commitment to philanthropic causes”. You can read more about the Hollywood Heroes gala at www.looktothestars.org.

Congratulations to Marg! Both honors are well deserved.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur headlines the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray

2010 What A Pair! cast member Marissa Jaret Winokur will be reprising the role of Tracy Turnblad in this summer’s Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray.
The production, which will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, will feature Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Winokur, who created the roles of, respectively, mother Edna Turnblad and daughter Tracy Turnblad in the original Broadway company.

Joining them will be Corbin Bleu (Seaweed), Drew Carey (Wilbur Turnblad), Diana DeGarmo (Penny Pingleton), Mo Gaffney (Prudy Pingleton, the Gym Teacher, the Matron), Nick Jonas (Link Larkin), Darlene Love (Motormouth Maybelle), Tara Macri (Amber) and John Stamos (Corny Collins).

The summer production will run for three performances, August 5-7. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood, CA. For more information visit HollywoodBowl.com or call (800) 745-3000.

Source: Playbill.com

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Catch Lori Alan on Law & Order: LA this Monday night!

What A Pair! veteran performer Lori Alan will make a guest appearance in the upcoming new episode of Law & Order: LA. The episode, which is entitled ‘Benedict Canyon’, airs Monday, April 25th 10/9c on NBC.

Plot Description from NBC:

The seemingly random murder of an A-list Hollywood stylist rocks the city. Khloe Kardashian Odom and Jaime Taite guest star.

Lori will play the fast talking publicist, Marci Bledso.

To keep up with all of the latest Lori Alan news, please be sure to visit her official website at www.lorialan.com.


Source: nbc.com

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