Showbiz Sandbox 58: Celebrities Take Over Broadway

June 14, 2010


The Tony Awards were held on Sunday evening honoring the year’s best Broadway productions and performances. Brian Scott Lipton the editor-in-chief of was there and he stops by to fill us in on all the big winners, memorable moments and why so many movie stars are currently working in theater.

The 11th Annual Golden Trailer Awards also took place this past week and Stephen Garrett of Kinetic Trailers won two big prizes. He joins us to discuss the current state of movie promos and what its like to win the award for Trashiest Trailer.

At the box office “The Karate Kid” knocked “Shrek Forever After” out of first place after three weeks and provided a little hope for this summer’s poor ticket sales. “The A Team” on the other hand opened to poor reviews and even worse box office receipts.

In television news, the final ratings for this past season’s television shows have been released. We’ll fill you in on which shows finished on top as well as the ones nobody cared to watch. You’ll never guess where “The Jay Leno Show” came in (hint: it’s not in the top 100).

All of the week’s major entertainment news is covered during Big Deal or Big Whoop including Kevin Costner’s plan for the Gulf oil spill, why Donald Trump is wooing Lindsay Lohan for “The Apprentice and whether “Don Quixote” would make a good action film. Television’s ethnic and racial diversity, or the lack of it, is the topic this week’s Inside Baseball segment.

TheaterMania’s 2010 Tony Award Coverage

Tony’s Celebrate Commerce, Not Art….

2010 Tony Award Winners

“The Cove” Wins Top Prize At Golden Trailer Awards….

Full Series Rankings For The 2009/10 Broadcast Season….

Kevin Costner Tells Congress He’s got An Oil Spill Solution….

Whitney Houston Croons Audience Away

Tom Cruise Les Grossman Film In The Works….

National, Regional Ads Help Cinema Get A Win….

Angelina Jolie Signed To Play Cleopatra….

Trump Wooing Lindsay Lohan….

Warner Bros. and Joel Silver Developing Tentpole Version of Don Quixote….

Geoffrey Rush Sails With Pirates….

Carl Icahn Rips Into Lions Gate Board….

No Black and White Answer To The Lack of Diversity On Television….