Keith Girard

Aaron Sorkin Sued by Harper Lee Estate Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adaptation

Harper Lee’s iconic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” was a stark portrayal of race relations in the deep South during the 1930s, but a planned Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin is failing to adhere to its themes and context, according to a lawsuit filed by the author’s estate. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published to critical acclaim in 1960 and immortalized in a 1962 movie by the same name starring Gregory Peck. Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of protagonist Atticus Finch. ... Read More...

Ariana Grande May Add Some Pop Star Glitz to Wicked on Broadway

Ariana Grande, who began her career in 2008 in Broadway musical 13, could be making a return to the Great White Way as witch Elphaba in the long-running Disney hit Wicked. Jackie Burns is currently reprising the role. The 24-year-old pop star is reportedly in discussions to take on the role and seems an odds on favorite to take it. She has made no secret that she is a huge fan of the production.... Read More...

Harry Connick Tapped to Bring Iconic 1973 Movie ‘The Sting’ to Broadway as Musical

Harry Connick Jr., a veteran Broadway stage actor, has his eyes set on the Great White Way, again. He’ll star in the an musical adaption of the iconic 1973 film “The Sting.” The musical will bow next month at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, with an eye on jumping to Broadway later. The movie starred Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff, a grifter who teams up with another con man to hatch an elaborate plot against a mob boss. Robert Redford played his cohort Johnny “Kelly Hooker.... Read More...

Rolling Stones Taking the Stage… As Subjects of New West End Musical?

The Rolling Stones have played their music on stages all over the world. So is it time for the stage to return the favor with a musical based on the rock group? Actors are reportedly auditioning in London’s West End… with one caveat. Mick Jagger and crew–Keith Richards, 73, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70, have yet to sign off on the production. ... Read More...

Neil Patrick Harris Sends ‘Glorious’ Birthday Note to Hubbie David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris let his fans know just how much husband David Burtka means to him. He paid tribute to his “glorious husband” on his birthday, sharing a photo with fans of his six-year-old twins Harper and Gideon. “Happy Birthday, David,” he captioned the photo. “You’re the most glorious husband/father/person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. ... Read More...

Mike Pence Undercuts Trump Hamilton Feud; He Wasn’t Offended!

Donald Trump’s Twitter feud with the cast of Hamilton just lost a key ally–Mike Pence. At the risk of being next in Trump’s dog house, the Vice President-elect said today (Nov. 20) he wasn’t offended when actor Brandon Dixon addressed him from the stage. Pence, who appeared on “Fox News Sunday” was expected to advance Trump’s argument that the show owed him an apology. But he did just the opposite. ... Read More...

Cirque du Soleil to Challenge Biggest Shows for Broadway Supremacy

Cirque du Soleil, the famed Canadian avante garde circus, is about to set up its tent poles for the first time on Broadway. The spectacular show will challenge the supremacy of some of the street’s biggest and most popular shows. The only question is, what took so long? For it’s Broadway production, Cirque du Soleil is pulling out all the stops. It will be staging Paramour, a show set during Hollywood’s Golden Age.... Read More...

Keith Girard

Keith Girard is Editor and Pubilsher of TheImproper Magazine, New York City’s cutting edge arts, entertainment and lifestyle Web magazine. Before that, he was editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine and a reporter for the Washington Post.