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SOCIAL JUSTICE ‘WAR AND PEACE:’ How dare a struggling Broadway musical ask the beloved Mandy Patinki…

SOCIAL JUSTICE ‘WAR AND PEACE:’ How dare a struggling Broadway musical ask the beloved Mandy Patinkin to step in for a few weeks? Predictably, a Twitter mob formed, outraged that Patinkin, who is of Eastern European Jewish descent, would be temporarily replacing an African-American actor. Never mind that the role had been originated by the […]

To Avoid Stepping Into The Shoes Of A Former 'Hamilton' Actor, Mandy Patinkin Steps Down From 'Great Comet'

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Will the move, which Patinkin said he made because he agreed that the choice was one that wasn't good for actors of color, cause yet more ticket sales problems for "Great Comet," which has struggled since musician Josh Groban stepped down?

Casting Uproar Prompts Mandy Patinkin To Leave 'The Great Comet' Before Starting

Two days after producers of Broadway musical The Great Comet of 1812 announced that Mandy Patinkin would join the cast as the leading male role, Pierre, next month, Patinkin announced he was dropping out. [ more › ]

Mandy Patinkin steps down from Broadway's 'Great Comet' amid diversity firestorm

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Tony-winning actor Mandy Patinkin dropped out of the Broadway show “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” on Friday, after an announcement that he would be replacing African American actor Okieriete "Oak” Onaodowan in the role of Pierre was met with anger online. Patinkin, who had been scheduled...

After Protests, Mandy Patinkin Drops Plan To Take Over Lead In Broadway’s ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812’

Mandy Patinkin took to Twitter and The New York Times Friday afternoon to say that he has pulled out of a planned three-week stint in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812. Lead producer Howard Kagan had announced...Show More Summary

Mandy Patinkin exits 'Great Comet' after diversity backlash

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Mandy Patinkin was to take over the lead role in Broadway show "Great Comet” from Okieriete Onaodowan, but has voluntarily stepped down.

Mandy Patinkin Exits The Great Comet of 1812 Amid Casting Controversy

Mandy Patinkin will no longer be joining the cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. In an email to the New York Times, the Tony and Emmy winner said that he has canceled his plans to star in the show, replacing former Hamilton star Oak Onaodowan. The news of ... More »

Inigo Montoya is Coming to Broadway + More of This Week’s Industry News

Mandy Patinkin is joining “Great Comet,” but people are pretty pissed about it.The actor, who has not had a lead role in a musical since 2000, will play Pierre from August 15 to September 3. But this means that current Pierre, Okieriete Onaodowan of “Hamilton” fame, is leaving the role earlier than his contract stipulated. Show More Summary

Anger At Black Actor Getting Booted From 'Great Comet' To Make Room For Mandy Patinkin

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week it was announced that Patinkin would make a now-rare appearance on Broadway, starring for three weeks in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. To accommodate Patinkin's schedule, the producers cut short the contract of the actor currently playing Pierre, Hamilton alumnus Okieriete Onaodowan ("Oak"). Some fellow minority actors are denouncing the […]

‘Great Comet’ star Okieriete Onaodowan replaced by Mandy Patinkin

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A renowned black actor has been shoved aside in favor of a white Broadway legend — and the move has the theater world decrying the slight.

Mandy Patinkin To Star In Broadway Musical For First Time In 17 Years

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Patinkin will spend three weeks at the end of the summer as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. "This marks Patinkin's first role in a Broadway musical since 2000's The Wild Party, and his first time on Broadway since his 2011-12 season concert An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin."

Mandy Patinkin Will Be Back On Broadway, To Guest Star In 'The Great Comet of 1812'

Beloved Broadway star Mandy Patinkin will be hitting the boards again for three weeks this summer, playing Pierre in The Great Comet of 1812 from August 15 to September 3. [ more › ]

Mandy Patinkin Will Star As Pierre in The Great Comet of 1812 for Three Weeks This Summer

The idea of finding a name big enough to follow Josh Groban isn’t so inconceivable after all. For three weeks this summer, Mandy Patinkin will take on the starring role in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, replacing former Hamilton star Oak Onaodowan, who in turn replaced Josh ... More »

Mandy Patinkin Is Moscow-Bound For Brief ‘Natasha, Pierre’ Gig

Mandy Patinkin, best known to television audiences as Saul Berenson on Homeland, will take a two-week side trip to Broadway via 19th-century Moscow beginning August 15. He’ll play the male title role in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet...Show More Summary

‘Homeland’ Stars Claire Danes & Mandy Patinkin On Series’ Imperative: “Attention Must Be Paid” To A World In Crisis

An awards magnet for Showtime over the course of its six seasons, Homeland has netted the premium cabler four Golden Globes and six Emmys, always with a finger on the pulse of current world events—a fact that the series’ stars, Claire...Show More Summary

Liberal Actor: White Males in Military ‘Are the Bad Guys, Not Muslim Community” (VIDEO)

Far left actor Mandy Patinkin told MSNBC that white men in military “are the bad guys” and “not the Muslim... The post Liberal Actor: White Males in Military ‘Are the Bad Guys, Not Muslim Community” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Fox's Jon Scott Tells Muslims Not To 'Burn People Alive' If They Don't Want To Be Viewed Negatively

The snowflakes over on Fox "news" want us to believe Hollywood is trying to keep the white man down. Homeland actor Mandy Patinkin made an appearance on MSNBC's MTP Daily earlier this week to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and the recent move by his series to portray the Muslim community in a more sympathetic light. Show More Summary

Mandy Patinkin Suggests 'White Men' in Govt Are 'the Bad Guys' Vs Muslims

Appearing as a guest on Friday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, liberal actor Mandy Patinkin of Showtime's Homeland series bizarrely seemed to claim that "white men" in both the government and the military are "the bad guys" in their dealings with Muslims. Show More Summary

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