Sacrilegious, a new play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending; The Last Smoker in America), will receive two invitation-only readings in New York on May 7-8, 2015.
The cast features Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Reed Birney (Casa Valentina; I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard; “House of Cards”), Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls,” “Mad Men,” Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and Tony nominee Rob McClure (Honeymoon in Vegas; Chaplin) with Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde) and Kenneth Tigar (Fish in the Dark).
“Billionaire David Katz (Birney), once convicted of felonies for his financial misdeeds, donates twenty million dollars to his temple provided they name their school after him. Young, newly installed rabbi Mark Pickerman (McClure) strenuously objects and offers the congregation an alternative option. A struggle for the hearts and minds of the congregation – as well as those of Katz, Rabbi Pickman, and Katz’s beautiful daughter Elissa (Bledel) – ensues. It’s going to be an interesting High Holy Days.”
TOM SCHULMAN (Playwright) wrote Dead Poets Society, for which he received an Academy Award. He also wrote What About Bob?, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Medicine Man, and Holy Man. He wrote and directed Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag. He was an executive producer on Indecent Proposal and Me, Myself and Irene. He was the writer/producer of Welcome to Mooseport. He co-wrote and co-produced The Anatomy of Hope, a pilot for HBO. His next film will be Morgan’s Summit, staring Terrence Howard. Schulman served on the board of directors and then as vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West. He also served on the board of directors and then as President of the Writers Guild Foundation. Schulman graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Philosophy. He studied at the USC Graduate School of Cinema, the Actors and Directors Lab with directors Jack Garfein and Harold Clurman, and more recently with director Joan Darling. He directed the Actors’ Studio West production of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker.
ANDY SANDBERG (Director) most recently directed the world premiere of Application Pending (co-authored with Greg Edwards), which received a 2015 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. He has previously directed the world premieres of Craving for Travel, also co-authored with Greg Edwards (Peter J. Sharp Theater), The Last Smoker in America (Westside Theatre / CATCO), Operation Epsilon (Central Square Theater, MA; four IRNE Awards, including Best Play and Best Director; three Elliot Norton noms.), Shida (Ars Nova / A.R.T.; four AUDELCO Award noms., including Best Musical and Best Director), and Zelda at the Oasis (St. Luke’s). Sandberg has been represented on Broadway and London’s West End as a producer of the hit revival of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards), the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Nominations), and Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. As a director, other New York credits include R.R.R.E.D. and Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF). As producer: A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theatre); Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London; dir. Hal Prince and Susan Stroman); Vigil (DR2 Theater); and Pageant (Davenport Theatre; 2015 Drama Desk nomination – Outstanding Revival of a Musical). Sandberg worked with Hal Prince on the Broadway production of LoveMusik. B.A. Yale University. Proud member of SDC / AEA. Alumni Boards: Yale Dramat, Yale Alley Cats (President), and The Whiffenpoofs. AndySandberg.com / @Andy_Sandberg
Where Lorelai and Rory lead, the cast of Gilmore Girls will follow! The stars of the beloved 2000s sitcom are set to chase their leading ladies all the way to Texas for a reunion.
Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) will reunite this June at ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, and will be greeted by a bevy of their fellow castmates.
Getting together in honor of the show’s 15th anniversary, Graham, 48, and Bledel, 33, first announced this past November that they would be attending the annual festival. They will be joined by Gilmore Girls regulars Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), and Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester), according to TVLine.
The reunion will also include Liza Weil (Paris Gellar), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason), Liz Torres (Miss Patty), Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard), and John Cabrera (Brian Fuller).
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Alexis’ role on Motive this last week aired, and I’ve updated the Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery with caps from the episode.
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Motive > Motive “Oblivion”
CTV is set for a killer new Sunday night as hit original crime drama MOTIVE returns for Season 3, Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 8 on CTV and CTV GO. The third season continues with the program’s signature “whydunit” format, revealing the killer and victim at the start of each of its 13 new episodes. And it arrives with an incredible list of guest stars: Dylan Walsh (UNFORGETTABLE), Alexis Bledel (MAD MEN), Chris Klein (WILFRED), C. Thomas Howell (GRIMM), Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Charles Martin Smith (Dolphin Tale 2), and more appear, joining previously announced guest stars Victor Garber (Argo, ALIAS), Jessica Lowndes (90210), and Luisa D’Oliveira (CRACKED), as a new set of murders unfolds for viewers each week.
CTV’s top nominee for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, MOTIVE garnered nine nominations for the upcoming Awards, including Best Dramatic Series. The second season of the series was watched by an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, a 19% increase over Season 1. Viewers can catch up on the entire first two seasons of MOTIVE on Crave TV before catching the Season 3 premiere on March 7 – one day before its broadcast premiere – with the CraveTV First-Look for original Canadian scripted series. MOTIVE Season 3 episodes will also be available on demand following each broadcast at CTV.ca, CTV GO, and on CraveTV.
For those in Canada, it looks like Alexis’ episode of Motive should air on March 22nd. Here’s a photo on set as well.
According to IMDB Alexis is set to be in an episode of Motive this Feb – this airs on CTV in Canada.
Ed Herrmann was a wonderful actor and a kind man. He was endlessly knowledgeable about theater, TV and film, and would generously share his wisdom or tell stories from a long and rewarding career. I am grateful to him for that, and will miss him tremendously. He loved acting and was the head of our Gilmore family with his strong presence and great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 10-20: Opening Night Of The New Play BILLY & RAY At Vineyard Theatre