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Check out the official trailer of Jonathan in The Normal Heart which premieres on May 25 on HBO.

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posted by • March 31st, 2014 • (0) Comments

Listen to Jonathan Groff sing ‘Come Away’ from 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories which is playing at the Center for Puppetry Arts till April 6.

Audiences will be swept off to fantastical faraway places this spring when “1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories” hits the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts for a limited two week engagement, now through April 6. Broadway musical powerhouse Robert Lopez, innovative New York company The Flying Carpet and puppetry experts Center for Puppetry Arts, join forces as a “dream team” to create the ultimate “family puppet musical.”

In this celebration of brainy imagination over brawn, a princess uses her wits to save a kingdom from an evil decree as she spins tale after tale for a narrow-minded king. Featuring genies, jesters, 40 thieves and other captivating characters, the princess’s cliffhanger stories keep the king-and audiences-on the edge of their seats. This playful adaptation of the “Arabian Nights” fairy tales is recommended for ages six and up.

“1001 Nights” was first conceived in 1998 by Tony winner and Academy Award winner Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Frozen”) and Adam Koplan, artistic director of Flying Carpet Theatre Company. This newly reimagined production features early songs by Lopez and is co-directed by Koplan and Jon Ludwig, artistic director of the Center for Puppetry Arts. All the puppets were designed by the Center’s resident puppet builder Jason von Hinezmeyer and built by the talented crew in the Center’s puppet building shop. “1001 Nights” is an inspired combination of Lopez’s catchy tunes, Flying Carpet’s inventive staging and the Center’s internationally recognized puppetry expertise.

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posted by • March 26th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Jonathan will be hosting AIDS Walk New York Kick-Off Event on April 8.

AIDS Walk New York just announced on Twitter that the Tony-nominated star of HBO’s series LOOKING and upcoming movie THE NORMAL HEART, as well as Disney’s FROZEN, is set to host this year’s kick-off event on April 8.

Groff has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, and In My Life. His off-Broadway credits include The Submission, The Singing Forest, Prayer for My Enemy, Hair and more. He has also starred on the West End in Deathtrap.

The actor’s other TV credits include Boss, GLEE and The Good Wife.

AIDS Walk New York will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Central Park. Register at http://aidswalk.net/newyork or call (212) 807-WALK (9255).

Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world.

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posted by • March 26th, 2014 • (0) Comments

Happy Birthday Jonathan! Jonathan turns 29 today!

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Jonathan will be announcing the 2014 Tony Nominations with Lucy Liu on April 29!

A pair of stage and screen stars will be on hand on April 29 to announce the nominations for the American Theatre Wing’s 2014 Tony Awards®. Past Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff will join Lucy Liu to reveal the names in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com.

The Nominations Announcement webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 29.

A 2007 Tony-nominee for his performance in Spring Awakening, Groff currently stars in HBO’s Looking. Liu currently leads the cast of Elementary on CBS and is an accomplished screen actress who made her Broadway debut in God of Carnage.

Groff and Liu will reveal the recipients of nominations in each of the 26 competitive categories. Productions that opened during the 2013-2014 Broadway season on or before the April 24 cut-off date may be eligible for Tony Awards this year.

You can get to know the 2014 Tony-eligible shows in our Spotlight Series, featuring video, photos, and more.

Hugh Jackman will host the 68th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, on June 8. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS live from Radio City Music Hall at 8/7c (delayed PT).
Live Video Webcast, Plus Live Tweeting

You can watch the Nominations Announcement, which is sponsored by IBM and presented courtesy of NY1 News, live here at TonyAwards.com. Our webcast begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on April 29.

In addition to providing live video feed, we’ll post the complete list of nominees immediately afterwards. We’ll also tweet the nominations live at Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.

CBS This Morning will air a portion of the nominations live. The NYC cable TV channel NY1 will carry the event in its entirety, as will TonyAwards.com. Our live video webcast is courtesy of NY1.

The Nominations Announcement takes place at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan. There is no admission to the public.

Here is a complete calendar of 2014 Tony Awards events.

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Check out the teaser of Jonathan in his upcoming movie, The Normal Heart. It premieres on May 25 on HBO

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I have finally added screencaps of Jonathan in the season finale of Looking.


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1×08: Looking Glass [HD]

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I have added screencaps of Jonathan in the second last episode of Looking.


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1×07: Looking for a Plus One [HD]

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I have added previous events Jonathan attending earlier this month which included 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Oscar related parties and visit SiriumXM Studio.



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March 1 2014: 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards
March 2 2014: 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
March 2 2014: 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
March 6 2014: Visits SiriusXM Studios

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“I’ve been dying to go back to San Francisco,” says Jonathan Groff, who plays Patrick in HBO’s Looking. Now he will, with the gay-centric show from Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh officially renewed for a second season and production kicking off this summer.

The season one finale airs on March 9, and Groff spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what to expect, why Patrick singing would be horrendous and that drunken kiss between Patrick and Russell Tovey’s Kevin. “That kiss was done in so many different ways. We did a lot of takes,” Groff reveals.

First off, congratulations on season two.

Thank you. We are so stoked. We’ve been keeping our fingers crossed for a season two since the day we wrapped. We had so much fun, it’s ridiculous. We try to get together every week and watch the episodes together. I’ve been dying to go back to San Francisco. I had celebratory drinks in New York with one of our producers Sarah Condon, Murray [Bartlett] and Frankie [J. Alvarez], and with our writers in L.A. and Michael Lannan. And two weeks ago in London with Andrew Haigh.

And congrats, too, on Frozen at the Oscars.

I’m in an afterglow moment of Frozen winning. “Let It Go” is still stuck in my head. I was with my friend yesterday saying, “How can we not get this song out of our heads?”

For Looking’s finale, do you think Patrick ends up in a better or worse place after season one than when we meet him?

When we meet Patrick, he’s awkwardly in the woods, uncomfortable but trying to expand and find a new side to himself and putting himself out there. We see a huge evolution in him reflected through his relationship with Richie (Raul Castillo), and then with Kevin, there’s a lot of sexual tension. By the end of the finale, he’s gotten himself into a really tight spot because he’s dealing with the repercussions of letting himself go. He went from not having a boyfriend to having these two amazing men interested in him, and they are two very specific, wonderfully confusing relationships. He doesn’t know where to turn.

And everybody else?

Everything definitely comes to a head, and the characters take a giant step forward. Whether that’s for the better or worse, it’s hard to say.

You and Russell Tovey have such chemistry. Did you two know each other before shooting?

I met Russell on Broadway when he was doing History Boys, and I was doing Spring Awakening. I met him briefly then, but we officially met at the screen cast for Looking because we were both up for the part of Patrick. They loved him and wrote him this role, and from then we hit it off. We both come from similar acting backgrounds, from the theater and the stage, and we just get each other on a certain level. Also, luckily, we just naturally get along.

And then there’s the kiss from last week’s episode.

We did a lot of takes of that kiss. I didn’t know what was going to happen until I finally saw the episode because that kiss was done in so many different ways. I think the way they decided to do it was perfect. It’s fitting, especially considering the finale. You don’t want to blow your wad too soon, so to speak.
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