Last night, Marin Ireland, Sebastian Stan, Raviv Ullman, and GIRLS stars Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams led a benefit reading of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart for The New Group. The special event took place at 7pm in the Acorn Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!
At the core of the tragic comedy are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.
The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Geoff Rich, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater.
The WINTER SOLDIER Is Back In A New Miniseries From Rick Remender
The Winter Soldier‘s solo book may have just recently finished its run, but ol’ Bucky Barnes will be a big part of Captain America and Marvel comics next year as we travel down the road to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. One of the next places readers can see Barnes is in Rick Remender‘s upcoming 5-issue miniseries The Winter Soldier: The Bitter March this February. USA Today had the announcement and cover for the upcoming event.
The five issue series is described as a “James Bond-like pulp thriller” that Remender says is a “love letter to 007 and Jim Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. comics.” This isn’t a standalone story either, it will set up things that will play out in Remender‘s Captain America series as well. The Bitter March is set in 1966 and two Nazi scientists have developed a formula that could win the Cold War. They find themselves in the hands of Hydra, so S.H.I.E.L.D. sends in Agents Nick Fury and Ran Shen to grab the scientists. The Russians have their own plans- they open the Red Room and let lose the Winter Soldier. Remender says of the 60s Winter Soldier:
He is a force of nature and when he is tracking you, you are in a bad way. He was a tool who had very little control of his own mind, but I will be exploring how Bucky Barnes is underneath all of it still. Even back then, there was a piece of him trying to stand back up.
Writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Phil Noto give Natasha Romanova the 2014 she deserves with the launch of a new BLACK WIDOW series. The creators intend to explore the peaks and valleys of the super hero spy’s complicated life with their own distinct storytelling style.
Just what they have in store for this one-of-a-kind spy proves to be quite different than what anyone likely expects, as we quickly learned. A LONG ASS INTERVIEW HERE IF YOU WANT THE READ THE WHOLE THING
CAN MCU KILL CAPTAIN AMERICA?
With the big players like Agent 13 and Crossbones already in place for Captain America: Winter Soldier, could the 3rd installment of the Captain America franchise eventually lead to “The Fallen Son” storyline – The Death of Captain America? [SPOILERS]
A lot of people missed this Easter Egg on the new Captain America: Winter Soldier trailer.
Actor on the right is Frank Grillo. He's playing the SHIELD character Brock Rumlow, who in the comics will eventually become Crossbones.
Not shown in the trailer but, actress Emily Van Camp is confirmed to reprise the role of Agent 13.
And let’s not forget perhaps the biggest player, the Winter Soldier, also appearing in the next film, and this all leads the door open to a potential “The Fallen Son” storyline to take place in Captain America 3, because as comic book readers know… [spoilers]it was Crossbones, with the help of Agent 13, who assassinates Steve Rogers, leading to the Winter Soldier stepping in, and a new Captain America.
Remember just this past August, when Joss Whedon didn’t rule out the possibility of killing off a major superhero in The Avengers? Said Whedon in an interview courtesy of CinemaBlend:
"Um… maybe, [but] I’d have to have a really good reason, a really great sequence for [Marvel executives] to go, ‘We’ll cut off a potential franchise, that’s fine!’ They know, as any good studio does, that without some stakes, some real danger, how involved can we get? We don’t just rule it out across the board, but neither is the mission statement ‘Who can we kill?’ We try to build the story organically and go, ‘How hard can we make it on these people?’”
Chris Evans' contract is also up after either The Avengers 3 / Captain America 3, but what's interesting about this film franchise is that killing off Captain America won't kill off the franchise, it just continues it for future phases and stories to come.
The impact of a major superheroes’ death, especially like one Captain America, on the big screen has never been done and would be immeasurably felt by audiences.
It may not happen in The Avengers, but it could possibly happen in another major superhero film… perhaps Captain America 3: The Fallen Son…
this post is dedicated to megedeborch who also got the cutest winter soldier sketch from Skottie Young.