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Elizabeth Olsen Explores the Messy Glory of the Uncurated Life

During the fourth episode of the second season of Facebook Watch’s stellar drama “Sorry For Your Loss,” Leigh (played to perfection by Elizabeth Olsen) tells her editor that he’d have her copy in an hour – “90 minutes, tops” – before turning back to an empty screen, waiting for her words to come.

It’s a small moment. Easy to overlook for those unfamiliar with writing and how blown deadlines often become hostage negotiation between yourself and your editor, held captive by the most unpredictable assailant of all: your brain.

But that small moment is what keeps popping up when I try to find my way into this very story, an exploration of the the low-key brilliance of a series dedicated to both unraveling the tangled emotional journey that is grief and navigating the messy reality of depression. Because it’s not a series about bereavement or healing, it’s a
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Sorry for Your Loss Sneak Peek: Leigh Faces Her Family in Group Therapy

Sorry for Your Loss‘ Leigh is back in therapy in Season 2… and this time, her mom and sister are sitting right next to her.

The sophomore season of the acclaimed Facebook Watch drama — which debuts this Tuesday at 3 pm Et with three episodes — finds young widow Leigh (played by Elizabeth Olsen) butting heads with mom Amy (Janet McTeer) and sister Jules (Kelly Marie Tran), and their escalating clashes eventually land them in family therapy together. In TVLine’s exclusive clip from Episode 3, the therapist tries an “empathy exercise,” having Leigh and Jules switch places and act out each other’s side of a recent argument.
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Emmy episode analysis: Jason Bateman (‘Ozark’) gives ‘Reparations’ to Emmy voters while wrangling with a drug cartel

Emmy episode analysis: Jason Bateman (‘Ozark’) gives ‘Reparations’ to Emmy voters while wrangling with a drug cartel
When it comes to playing bad, Jason Bateman has gotten pretty good. So good, in fact, that he racked up three Emmy nominations for directing, producing and starring in “Ozark” this year. It’s the second consecutive bids he’s gotten in Best Drama Actor and Best Drama Directing and his first in Best Drama Series for the Netflix crime drama, which casts him as a Chicago financier who flees with his family to Missouri to launder money for a drug cartel. Prior to that he received Best Comedy Actor noms for “Arrested Development” in 2005 and 2013.

Bateman has chosen the same episode for his acting and directing submissions: the season two opener “Reparations.” In this installment, Marty Byrd (Bateman) is trying to save his casino deal with the loathsome Snells (Peter Mullen and Lisa Emery) after they murder one of the drug cartel’s top men. They meet with the
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Broadway-Bound Musical Is Like Aldous Huxley, Cary Grant & Clare Booth Luce On Acid, Literally

Brave New World author Aldous Huxley, diplomat Clare Booth Luce and movie star Cary Grant now have two things in common: They all tried LSD, and they’ll all be subjects of a Broadway-bound musical being developed by a trio of theater’s most accomplished creators.

Lincoln Center Theater announced today it will produce a new musical in the spring called Flying Over Sunset, with book and direction by frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt (the Pulitzer-winning Next to Normal) and lyrics by Michael Korie (Tony-nominated Grey Gardens). Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, will be making her Broadway debut as the choreographer.

Flying Over Sunset will begin previews March 12 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, officially opening April 16, with Carmen Cusack as Booth Luce, Harry Hadden-Paton as Huxley and Tony Yazbeck as Cary Grant.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 5)

1935: Backstage Wife premiered.

1985: Days of our Lives' Tony and Anna were married.

1994: All My Children's Erica found her mother, Mona, dead.

2002: Passions' Timmy died."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1935: Radio soap opera Backstage Wife premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System (Mbs). The show moved to NBC Blue in 1936, NBC in 1938 and CBS in 1955, where it ran until January 2, 1959. Created by Frank and Anne Hummert, each episode opened with the announcer explaining:

Now, we present once again, Backstage Wife, the story of Mary Noble,
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‘BH90210’ Casts Natalie Sharp; Madison Thompson Joins ‘Ozark’

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‘BH90210’ Casts Natalie Sharp; Madison Thompson Joins ‘Ozark’
Natalie Sharp (Hit the Road) is set for a recurring role on Fox’s summer drama series BH90210. The series is described as a serialized drama with a dose of irreverence inspired by the real lives and relationships of Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, the septet — who will play heightened versions of themselves — reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. Sharp will play Anna, a successful writer for a new TV show. She is the latest non-90210 actor to join the series, joining Ivan Sergei, La La Anthony and Vanessa Lachey, who also recur. She most recently starred in the musical comedy series Hit the Road for Audience Network. Her other recent credits include guest roles on Supernatural,
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4 reasons why ‘Ozark’ star Janet McTeer is an Emmy dark horse in Best Drama Supporting Actress

4 reasons why ‘Ozark’ star Janet McTeer is an Emmy dark horse in Best Drama Supporting Actress
Our Best Drama Supporting Actress Emmy odds currently have Julia Garner out front to win for “Ozark,” but her co-star Janet McTeer, who joined the gritty Netflix drama in its second season, is back in 14th place. While McTeer appears to be a longshot with 100/1 odds, here are four reasons why you shouldn’t underestimate her:

1. “Ozark’s” five Emmy nominations last year

Netflix released the first season of “Ozark” in July 2017, so nearly an entire year before the 2018 Emmys. Keeping that, and the stacked drama field, in mind, its five nominations were an impressive feat, especially if you consider where it ended up hitting: Jason Bateman not only crashed the Best Drama Actor lineup, but also managed to sneak into Best Drama Directing (“The Toll”) alongside co-director Daniel Sackheim (“Tonight We Improvise”). It also got nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design.

These five nominations are indicative of
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Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season Four? Would Krysten Ritter Return to the Role?

Could there be another season of Marvel's Jessica Jones? Recently, star Krysten Ritter spoke with TVLine about ending the Netflix TV show.

The drama series, which premiered its third and final season earlier this month, stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Hell’s Kitchen’s heavy-drinking, hard-edged detective. The cast also includes Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Janet McTeer, and J.R. Ramirez.

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Marvel's Jessica Jones: Netflix Series Ep Talks About Ending the Show

Are you a big fan of Marvel's Jessica Jones? Executive producer Melissa Rosenberg recently spoke with Deadline about the Netflix series' third and final season.

The drama series, which just dropped its final season on June 14th, stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Hell’s Kitchen’s heavy-drinking, hard-edged detective. The cast also includes Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Janet McTeer, and J.R. Ramirez.

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‘Ozark’ adds ‘Guiding Light’ Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey for its upcoming 3rd season

Netflix’s “Ozark” is gunning for Emmys this year for its second season, which premiered last summer, and now the show has added an Emmy winner to its regular cast for its upcoming third season. Our sister site Deadline exclusively announced that “Guiding Light” alum Tom Pelphrey has signed on to the crime drama to play Ben Davis, the younger brother of Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) who arrives for an unannounced visit.

Pelphrey is known to daytime fans for his star-making role on “Gl”

as Jonathan Randall, the long lost son of Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer). His performance as the volatile young man earned him four straight Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Younger Actor (2005-2008), of which he won twice. After that series he joined the cast of “As the World Turns” as Mick Dante in 2009 and stayed until 2010, after which he has been working in primetime and streaming TV.
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‘Ozark’: Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series

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‘Ozark’: Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series
Exclusive: Former Iron Fist star Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Frances Dukes (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) are set as new series regulars and Power‘s Joseph Sikora and and Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) will recur on the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Ozark, the drama series starring, directed and executive produced by Jason Bateman. Additionally, Lisa Emery and Janet McTeer who recurred last season as Darlene Shell and Janet McTeer, respectively, have been promoted to series regulars for Season 3.

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Season 2, headlined by Bateman and Laura Linney, continues to follow Marty Byrde (Bateman) and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as the Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy (Linney) struggle to
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‘Ozark’ overhaul? Gritty Netflix drama could earn Emmy nominations in all 4 main acting categories

Get ready for a potential “Ozark” Emmy sweep, as the gritty Netflix series could receive nominations in all four main acting categories: Best Drama Actor for Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, Best Drama Actress for Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde, Best Drama Supporting Actress for Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore and Best Drama Supporting Actor for Peter Mullan as Jacob Snell.

As of this writing, Gold Derby’s racetrack odds peg nominations for Bateman and Linney and a victory for Garner, with Mullan in seventh place to receive a bid. Then there’s new cast member Janet McTeer as Helen Pierce, who’s also a dark horse contender for a supporting actress nom.

See‘Ozark’ is about to explode at the Emmys, just like ‘Breaking Bad’ did 10 years ago

The first season of “Ozark” scored five nominations last year, including two alone for Bateman in acting and directing. While those numbers are adequate,
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‘Sorry For Your Loss’ Emmy submissions: Facebook throws its hat in the ring for 10 potential nominations

Original scripted programming is everywhere these days, so it should be no surprise that a platform as large as Facebook would find its way into the Emmy race. The social media behemoth is joining the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and many, many more with its Emmy entries for “Sorry For Your Loss,” a half-hour drama series that could earn as many as 10 nominations this year. Scroll down to see the list of the show’s submitted contenders.

Elizabeth Olsen is a Best Drama Actress contender for her starring role as Leigh Shaw, whose life is upended by the sudden death of her husband. “Star Wars” breakout Kelly Marie Tran co-stars as her sister while past Emmy nominee Janet McTeer plays their mother; both women are up for consideration for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Mamoudou Athie contends for Best Drama Supporting Actor as Matt, Leigh’s deceased husband, as does Jovan Adepo as Danny,
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Sorry for Your Loss Season 2, Podcast-Inspired Limetown and More Get Premiere Dates at Facebook Watch

Leigh Shaw’s complicated grieving process will continue this fall: The Facebook Watch drama Sorry for Your Loss will be back on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

During Season 1, the Elizabeth Olsen-led series launched with four episodes before rolling out on a two-per-week basis. It’s not yet clear if Season 2 will follow a similar strategy, or if multiple installments will be available on the premiere date.

Recently named one of TVLine’s Dream Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Drama Series, Sorry for Your Loss stars Olsen as Leigh, a young woman whose life and relationships are upended after the unexpected death of her husband.
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Tony Awards 2019: No Broadway debuts among this year’s acting winners

For only the third time this decade, none of the acting winners at this year’s Tony Awards did so for their Broadway debut. This is the 21st time that this has happened over the 73-year history of these top theater honors. Most of the winners were actually on the opposite end of the spectrum, winning for the first time after years of Broadway experience and several nominations to their name including André De Shields, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Stephanie J. Block. Check out the complete list of winners here.

The previous instances of Broadway debuts being shut out at the Tonys were in: 1948, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001-2003, 2012 and 2017.

Below, you can see the names of all 96 people who have won Tonys for their debut on the Great White Way.

SEE2019 Tony Awards: Best Musical ‘Hadestown’ sweeps with 8 wins, ‘The Ferryman’ takes Best Play

Best Actor In A Play: 16 winners

Paul Scofield, “A Man for All Seasons” (1962)

Cliff Gorman,
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Tony Awards 2019: Complete Winners List, From ‘Hadestown’ to ‘The Ferryman’

Tony Awards 2019: Complete Winners List, From ‘Hadestown’ to ‘The Ferryman’
The new musical “Hadestown” emerged as an early winner at Sunday’s Tony Awards, picking up eight prizes, including for director Rachel Chavkin, composer Anaïs Mitchell and featured actor André De Shields.

Meanwhile, Jez Butterworth’s Irish-set drama “The Ferryman” earned four awards, including Best Play as well as one for director Sam Mendes.

Glee” alum Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win the Tony Award, for her turn as the flirty Ado Annie in the Best Musical Revival winner “Oklahoma!” “This award is for every kid who has a disability, a limitation or a challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena,” she said just minutes after belting out “I Cain’t Say No” from the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

At 87, Elaine May won her first acting Tony for her lead performance in the Kenneth Lonergan revival “The Waverly Gallery,
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2019 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on the 73rd Tony Awards?

2019 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on the 73rd Tony Awards?
We’ve unearthed the running order of the 2019 Tony Awards hosted by James Corden on CBS on Sunday, June 9. Over the course of upwards of three-and-half-hours, winners will be announced in 26 competitive categories. Below is the presentation order for the 73rd annual Tonys.

The eight design Tonys will be handed out in the half hour before the show goes live at 8 p.m. Et as will the award for Best Orchestrations. Those winners will be showcased throughout the telecast, with inserts of their acceptance speeches.

As usual, the first award on the broadcast will be one of the featured acting races (this year it is on the musical side of the aisle) while the show closes with a big one, Best Musical. In between, the winners of the other 15 Tonys races will be revealed as detailed in the presentation order below.

See 2019 Tonys online: How to watch 73rd Tony Awards
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2019 Tony Awards: Full list of winners (and nominees) in all 26 categories at the 73rd annual Tonys [Updating Live]

The 73rd annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. James Corden hosted the ceremony that aired on CBS. He won an Emmy for his efforts as an emcee of the 2016 Tonys.

While the nominees for these top theater kudos were determined by 48 theater professionals, the winners were voted on by 831 members of the Broadway community. Below, is the full and complete list of 2019 Tonys winners in each of the 26 competitive categories.

Heading into the evening, two new musicals – “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud” — lead the Tony Awards nominations with 14 and 12 bids respectively including Best Musical. Among new plays, the British import “The Ferryman” and Aaron Sorkin‘s adaptation of Harper Lee‘s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” earned nine nominations each but the latter was snubbed for the top prize. Unlike last year, revivals of plays don’t dominate
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2019 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 73rd annual Tonys

The 2019 Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 9 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony hosted by James Corden will air on CBS. Those in the Eastern and Central time zones can see it live while those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones have a three-hour tape delay.

Thirty-four shows were eligible for the 73rd annual Tony Awards. A whopping two dozen of these reaped at least one bid across the 26 Tonys categories when the complete list of nominations was announced on April 30 by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and three-time nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. While the nominations were determined by 48 theater professionals, the winners were decided by 831 members of the Broadway community.

The full list of 2019 Tony Awards nominations is below.

See 2019 Tonys online: How to watch 73rd Tony Awards live stream without a TV

Musicals

Best Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud”

Beetlejuice

“Hadestown
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Tony Award Predictions: ‘Hadestown’? Cranston? ‘Constitution’? Who Will Win – And Who Should

Tony Award Predictions: ‘Hadestown’? Cranston? ‘Constitution’? Who Will Win – And Who Should
Call them predictions, opinions or hopes, but here are my thoughts on this year’s Tony Awards races. As usual, the roster of nominees includes a mix of consensus categories (famous last words) and the up-for-grabs. Voting closes today, so the curtain is all but drawn on the campaigning and jockeying and strategizing. Nothing left but the arguments, so add mine to the mix.

By the way, this year Tony Award administrators have pledged to crack down on voters who, in years past, might not have paid strict adherence to the rule that requires voters to see every production in a category. The administration has been keeping track of who saw what, and will disqualify fakers.

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, airs Sunday, June 9, on CBS at 8 pm Et (live)/Delayed Pt.

Best Musical

Ain’t Too Proud
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