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Looking Season 3 is out of HBO’s sight: The cabler has cancelled on the underdog gay dramedy, although we haven’t seen the last of Patrick & Co. TVLine has confirmed.

“After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. “We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”

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posted by • March 19th, 2015 • (0) Comments

Check out ET Online’s interview with Jonathan and some of the other Glee cast about the final season and what Glee means to them:

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posted by • March 18th, 2015 • (0) Comments

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, as part of a new series of musical concert performances at the Royal Festival Hall, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING makes its London concert debut on May 19. Now according to Whatsonstage, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Waddingham and Clive Rowe are set to lead the concert, as J. Pierrepont Finch, Hedy La Rue and Twimble respectively.

Set in 1960s New York, the musical chronicles the life of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner who buys a book about rising up the corporate ladder. With libretto and score by Frank Loesser, this classic Broadway show brings pure entertainment to all.

Co-produced by concert promoters Senbla and Elliot Davis, who noted that the concert series, “will see us honing in on the timeless classics of musical theatre and bringing them to concert in London with the best orchestras, casts and creative teams we can assemble” the concert will feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

Last seen on the West End in 1963-1964, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is a perfect opening to this new series of concert performances. The 1961 musical was revived on Broadway in 1995 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (where the show originally opened) starring Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullaly, and then again in 2011 starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Darren Criss succeeded Radcliffe on January 3, 2012 for a limited three-week engagement after which Nick Jonas took over the role of Finch until the show closed in May 2012.

To purchase tickets please visit http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/how-to-succeed-in-business-wit-90403.

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Check out Jonathan in next week’s series finale of Glee. Promo below:

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Listen to the new song in Frozen Fever called, Making Today a Perfect Day. You can see Frozen Fever in theatres starting tomorrow before Cinderella.

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Jonathan will be singing Listen To Your Heart on tomorrow’s episode of Glee. Listen to their beautiful duet over at Just Jared.

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posted by • March 12th, 2015 • (0) Comments

Jonathan Groff is set to be honored by the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The actor of HBO’s Looking and the Public Theater’s production of Hamilton will receive the Point Horizon Award at this year’s Point Honors Gala, to be held on April 13 at the New York Public Library and includes Brunson Green, Herb Hamsher and Judith Light as event co-chairs. As previously announced, Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor will also be honored.

The Point Horizon Award recognizes a young trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

“As a proud member of the ever-evolving LGBTQ community, I am so moved by how the Point Foundation truly brings us together as a community in order to reach back and help the youngest generation find pride and inspiration in being who they are,” said Groff in a statement. “The foundation helps these young LGBTQ scholars, at perhaps their most vulnerable age, realize that the thing that makes them different can be one of their greatest assets.”

Previous recipients of the Horizon Award include Nigel Barker, Jane Krakowski, Andy Cohen, Kristin Chenoweth and Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta.

“Jonathan Groff is a young star of great talent, ambition and vision — very much like our Point Scholars,” said Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation executive director and CEO. “He is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and uses his position to speak about both the challenges and opportunities young LGBTQ people face in society. As an actor and an advocate, Groff is an inspiration to the next generation of LGBTQ leaders.”

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posted by • March 12th, 2015 • (0) Comments

Check out Jonathan’s latest interview with Golden Derby:

Wayman Wong: Congrats! Why has ”Looking” been such a dream job to you?
Jonathan Groff: “Looking” has been my dream job because I am so in love with the project, the people working on it, and the city that we get to shoot in! It’s so much fun to do. It feels like summer camp. I’ve never worked on anything that has felt so personal. And the 10th, and final, episode of this season felt incredibly personal. I couldn’t get through the table read without crying. It’s been a really special experience for all of us working on it.

Wong: Season 2 kicked off hot and heavy with Kevin nailing Patrick against a tree, but you’ve said “Looking’s” intense sex scenes show “character development and gay intimacy in a way that isn’t sensationalized.” To lighten things up, Tovey says between takes, you two sing showtunes. Tovey, who’s also out, loves musicals and has called you “a musical king” who’s “absolutely brilliant.”
Groff: We sing together all the time! Last year, it was mostly “A Chorus Line.” But this year, we started taking lines from the show and turning them into songs, which was fun … much to the occasional annoyance of Jeremiah on our crew, but even he started singing with us by the end.

Wong: Before “Looking,” there was “Brokeback Mountain” and “Queer as Folk,” which offered such frank and sexual portrayals of gay men. What did you recall about seeing them?
Groff: When I saw “Brokeback Mountain,” I was in a closeted relationship and went to go see it with my boyfriend, so that was really intense for the both of us. We left the theater in total horrified silence. And I remember being in high school and seeing “Queer as Folk” playing on the TV in the background at a party and being intrigued, but too embarrassed to go turn up the volume and actually watch it. “Will & Grace” was a big one, too, when I was growing up. And even though I didn’t personally relate to Will or Jack, it was just great to watch them every week and not feel so alone. Also, it was such a great show!

Wong: So when did you first know you were gay?
Groff: I’ve always known I was gay, but I didn’t come out until I was 23.

Wong: Speaking of TV, you’re back on “Glee” as Jesse St. James and you tell Rachel: “You belong on Broadway.” Plus, you do a duet of Roxette’s “Listen to Your Heart” with Michele, your Broadway BFF from “Spring Awakening.” What was it like to return there?
Groff: It was so much fun to go back and watch the experience come to a close for everyone. The most emotional reaction came from the crew on the show, who have given their blood, sweat and tears for seven years. They have been asked to do the impossible and given up so much of their lives for this show, and you could see how moved they all were to say goodbye. I felt incredibly proud to have been a part of “Glee.” It touched so many people and helped change the way people look at arts education. It made singing cool.

Wong: And you get to sing again as the hunky Kristoff in “Frozen Fever.” You’ve said that Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning team behind “Let It Go,” have written “another song that you will not be able to get out of your brain” (“Making Today a Perfect Day”). But can they also write you a new solo, like “Kristoff’s Turn” or “Don’t Snow on My Parade”?
Groff: Ha-ha-ha! Those song ideas crack me up! I get to sing a bit in “Frozen Fever,” which is really fun. It’s so funny when people ask if I am frustrated that I didn’t get to sing more in the movie. I just feel lucky to be in it, period.

Wong: You first burst onto the scene in the Tony-winning “Spring Awakening” (2006), which got you a Theatre World Award, and you were one of the youngest guys ever up for Best Actor in a Musical. Now, you’re back on the New York stage in another acclaimed and revolutionary show: “Hamilton.” It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical about the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, now playing through May 3 at the Public. What’s it like to replace two-time Tony nominee Brian D’Arcy James in the riotous role of King George? How did that happen?
Groff: Lin and [director] Tommy [Kail] asked if I would be willing to step in for Brian, and I said, “Yes!” I got to see the show five times in a row before I went in, and was blown away. I couldn’t stop crying every time I saw it. It is just so groundbreaking and emotional. They are changing the name of the game. Brian was a genius as the king, and I basically just stole all of his stuff. He is the sweetest man alive and could not have been more kind, generous and cool. I still saved the voicemail that he left me when he found out I was coming in for him. He is a classy dude.

Wong: Finally, congrats on making Out.com’s top 10 list of most eligible bachelors, along with Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin and Steve Grand. If you could name three celebrity crushes to play your hookups on a Season 3 of “Looking,” who would they be?

Groff: I did not know that I made the list. Awesome! But my celebrity crushes already play my hookups on “Looking”: Castillo and Tovey. And for a third, I would throw in Bartlett!

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posted by • March 12th, 2015 • (0) Comments

Bob Iger made the announcement just now at the Disney shareholder meeting, where they are showing that Frozen short to stockholders before it goes out tonight in front of the company’s Cinderella in theaters. Frozen co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will both be involved in the sequel, Iger says.

Frozen, released in 2013, broke records both in the U.S. and in Japan when it bowed around Thanksgiving. The animated film has grossed $400.7 million domestically and $873.4 million internationally for a total worldwide take of over $1.2 billion. The film also spawned a highly successful merchandising line in the little girls category as well as prompted a legit stage show which is currently in development.

It also won the Animated Feature Oscar in 2014.

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posted by • March 11th, 2015 • (0) Comments

Check out Buzzfeed’s recent interview with Jonathan where he ranked Disney Princes. It is the most adorable thing ever! Check it out here.

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