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Out of the Sundance Theatre Lab: “Fun Home” Hits Broadway

Out of the Sundance Theatre Lab: “Fun Home” Hits Broadway

Pronounced “a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical” by the New York Times, Fun Home is a Sundance Theatre lab project and the groundbreaking new Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. Music for Fun Home is by four-time Tony® Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, with a book and lyrics by Tony® Award nominee Lisa Kron.

SundanceTV Wins Six CableFax Awards

SundanceTV Wins Six CableFax Awards

SundanceTV won six CableFax Awards at the Digital, Tech and Trailer ceremony today — picking up honors for the THE RED ROAD, THE HONORABLE WOMAN and RECTIFY.

6 Questions with “Finding Neverland” Choreographer Mia Michaels

6 Questions with “Finding Neverland” Choreographer Mia Michaels

Although she’s best known for her work as a judge and choreographer on the hit reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mia Michaels began her career on stage. Bringing her unique style to Broadway has been a long-held dream, and now she’s doing just that as choreographer for the soon-to-open “Finding Neverland.”

6 Questions with “Fun Home” Writer Alison Bechdel

6 Questions with “Fun Home” Writer Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel, winner of the 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant, is loved by comic fans for her provocative, queer-friendly works like her long-running strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and her graphic memoirs, including “Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama” and “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.” We talked to Bechdel about brining “Fun Home” to Broadway.

Here’s a Chance to Win Two Tickets to See “Fun Home” on Broadway

Here’s a Chance to Win Two Tickets to See “Fun Home” on Broadway

Missed the sold-out run in 2014 at The Public Theater? Going to be in the NYC area between Mar. 30 and Apr. 12? Then you’ve got a shot at being the lucky winner who will receive two tickets to attend a Broadway performance of Fun Home at its new home at Circle in the Square.

Your Chance to Win Two Tickets to See “Finding Neverland” on Broadway

Your Chance to Win Two Tickets to See “Finding Neverland” on Broadway

Going to be in NYC between Fri., Mar. 27 and Fri., Apr. 10? Want a chance to win tickets to see “Finding Neverland,” the new musical on Broadway?

Michael K. Williams Set to Star In SundanceTV’s “HAP & LEONARD”

Michael K. Williams Set to Star In SundanceTV’s “HAP & LEONARD”

SundanceTV announced today the casting of Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave,” Boardwalk Empire) as a lead character, Leonard Pines, in its newest original scripted series “Hap and Leonard.”

6 Questions with “Revival” Creators Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

6 Questions with “Revival” Creators Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

Zombies, they’re just like us. Or at least they are in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s comic series “Revival.” We sat down with the creators to find out about their work, why zombies are so popular right now and why you might want to think twice about inviting Grandma to Thanksgiving.

Expert Opinion: Shigeto on EDM in the Movies

Expert Opinion: Shigeto on EDM in the Movies

The multi-hyphenate (producer-drummer-EDM star) Zach Saginaw, otherwise known as Shigeto, sat down with us to talk about the genre’s influence in video games like “Street Fighting Man” and “Mega Man,” his dream soundtrack with Michel Gondry and Clint Eastwood and whether or not jazz school is anything like the reality in “Whiplash.”

Heating Up Between the Pages: Which BDSM Story Does It Better?

Heating Up Between the Pages: Which BDSM Story Does It Better?

In the world of erotic fiction, both “Bad Behavior” and “50 Shades of Grey” have their dedicated followings. “Bad Behavior” was critically acclaimed and hit the big screen as “Secretary.” “50 Shades of Grey” exploded onto the best seller lists and will have it’s big-screen adaption in theaters on Feb. 13.

Instagram Favorites: Tilt-shift Videos From Sundance Film Festival

Instagram Favorites: Tilt-shift Videos From Sundance Film Festival

You double-tapped them, and now we’re posting them again as a compilation to be consumed together. Check out these Instagram videos of the tiny town of Park City, Utah, host of the Sundance Film Festival since 1981.

I Spy: Top 10 Real-Life Female Sleuths

I Spy: Top 10 Real-Life Female Sleuths

Call them spooks. Sleuths. Femme fatales. Few figures are as compelling as female spies. They’re unthinkably brave; they do things most of us can’t even imagine. Sometimes they’re world-famous; sometimes they hide in plain sight.

“The Princess Bride”: 7 Cary Elwes Videos

“The Princess Bride”: 7 Cary Elwes Videos

Were you too caught up with the family on Christmas Day to catch SundanceTV’s inconceivable marathon of “The Princess Bride,” hosted by none other than the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes? Fear not, for we have collected all the videos of Cary’s behind-the-scenes musings and answers to fan questions all in one place!

“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 101 (Cravenwood)

“BABYLON” Recap: Episode 101 (Cravenwood)

Liz and her team prepare Commissioner Miller for an upcoming hearing with the deputy mayor, barraging him with tough questions and insults. Miller grows annoyed and storms out.

Liz surprises Mia by accepting her invitation to get drinks after work and complains about Miller’s intractability.

A representative from private penal contractor Securamax reviews time-lapsed footage of an ongoing violent uprising at a nearby youth prison with Met top brass. Assistant Commissioner Inglis agrees to classify the situation as a “disturbance” rather than a full-blown “riot” to avoid calling in police aid and triggering costly contractually-mandated penalties.

10 True Serial Killer Stories More Spine-Chilling “Serial”

10 True Serial Killer Stories More Spine-Chilling “Serial”

These ten killers have cooked up plots scarier than the plot lines of any horror movie—these are the stories nightmares are made of.

“A.V. Club” and “Buzzfeed” Name “RECTIFY” One of 2014′s Best Series

“A.V. Club” and “Buzzfeed” Name “RECTIFY” One of 2014′s Best Series

The “fascinating” and “deeply thoughtful” second season of RECTIFY lands among the top TV of 2014, with critics calling the series’ sophomore outing even better than the first.

Read on for more:

•Buzzfeed includes RECTIFY in its list of Best Episodes of TV in 2014, praising the season two premiere for “deftly [exploring] multiple facets of what makes Rectify such a fascinating show.”

•A.V. Club lists RECTIFY among The Best TV Shows of 2014, calling the series “a deeply felt, deeply thoughtful second chance at life.”

Last Minute Holiday Shopping for a SundanceTV Fan? We’re Here to Help

Last Minute Holiday Shopping for a SundanceTV Fan? We’re Here to Help

We’re guessing you know someone who needs to watch Rectify, The Red Road, The Honorable Woman or Top of the Lake.

Which Jason Momoa Character are You?

Which Jason Momoa Character are You?

Before starring as Phillip Kopus on THE RED ROAD, Jason Momoa starred in both TV and independent hits including Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian and Road to Paloma. Take this quiz to find out which Jason Momoa character you are.

Beyond the Emmys: The Top 10 Best TV Dramas Ever (With a Caveat)

Beyond the Emmys: The Top 10 Best TV Dramas Ever (With a Caveat)

The best drama series on TV defy easy categorizations — they’re procedurals with deeply nuanced characters, supernatural thrillers with political ramifications, period pieces impeccably dressed. Some of them invented a whole new way of thinking about television, paving the way for future classics. Others, well, they’re just one-of-a-kind.

Top Portlandia Battles

Top Portlandia Battles

Portlandia seems like a peaceful place doesn’t it? Well, underneath that calm exterior is a boiling cauldron of conflict & hysteria. We picked our favorite Battles for your viewing pleasure…

Sundance Channel rebrands as SundanceTV

Sundance Channel rebrands as SundanceTV

Sundance Channel announced today that it will rebrand itself as SundanceTV in February leading up to the premiere of the network’s newest original scripted series, THE RED ROAD. The network’s rebrand supports its commitment to creating fresh and daring original programming. The new design adapts to stand out in today’s multi-platform TV ecosystem and will feature a streamlined logo in a modern sans serif font and neutral palette. The updated logo reflects the creativity, ambition and innovation of the network’s original content. Additionally, the network will reposition itself in the digital space with a new website, www.sundance.tv.

Sundance Channel remembers Lou Reed

Sundance Channel remembers Lou Reed

In honor of legendary musician Lou Reed who passed away earlier this week, Sundance Channel will re-broadcast the episode of the interview series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH.. featuring the rock icon and Velvet Underground founder, on Saturday, November 2 at 7pm.

Sundance Channel gets adventurous with interactive storytelling ad campaign

Sundance Channel gets adventurous with interactive storytelling ad campaign

Sundance Channel announced today that it would be the first ever TV channel to use innovative ADVNTR technology to stage an interactive digital storytelling ad campaign. Entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure”, users will interact with an online pre-roll ad and select various scenarios to play out based on their preference. The promotion is pegged to the premiere of the network’s new drama THE RETURNED which will premiere on Halloween, October 31st at 9:00PM ET/PT.

Sundance Channel and Joe Zee expose society’s fixation with beauty

Sundance Channel and Joe Zee expose society’s fixation with beauty

Sundance Channel takes a deep look at the worldwide fascination with beauty in the second of four all-new specials hosted by ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee, REVEALING: FACE VALUE, airing Wednesday, December 4th at 9 pm ET/PT. Continuing his hard hitting investigation into the world of glamour, Zee uncovers both the allure and danger of the obsession with looking good. Through compelling social experiments and in-depth interviews with beauty industry insiders, Zee dives into the beauty industry and how it has exploded in recent years.

Will They Stay or Will They Go?

Will They Stay or Will They Go?

It was a hell of a week on Dream School. When this whole project started, I wondered if all the kids would stick with it – or what would happen if things hit the skids. And this week, we found out. Kyle opted to leave in the most infuriating, sad way – walking out because he didn’t want to deal with his self-admitted anger management issue. But what killed me was his Dad let him. The dad – a former Marine – is so wracked with guilt over the issues Kyle and his brother Sean have due to their parents’ divorce, he kowtows to Kyle… when what Kyle really needs is a good kick in the pants. Or an actual Marine.