SNOWFALL Season 1 Scoop: Shining The Spotlight On Filipe Valle Costa

“In the FX drama series SNOWFALL, the collision of fates for the drug cartels and crime families living in Los Angeles during the rise of popularity and epidemic of crack cocaine is mesmerizing. For Filipe Valle Costa, it is more than just a story, it is an opportunity to portray a driven young man caught up in the events that spiraled out of control during that time period.

In an exclusive interview, Filipe talks about the appeal of his character Pedro and how amazing his own career has become with this opportunity.”

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“Cagney” will Make its West Coast Premiere this October!

“Producer Riki Kane Larimer announced the West Coast premiere of the Off-Broadway musical Cagney, which will play October 5–29 with an official opening October 8 at the El Portal Theatre on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage (5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood).

Directed by Bill Castellino, with choreography by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, Cagney features a book by Peter Colley and a score that blends original music by Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites, including Give My Regards To Broadway, Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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Tina Howe’s Singing Beach Starring Naren Weiss Makes its World Premiere

“Theatre 167 presents the world premiere of a new play by Tony nominee Tina Howe; Singing Beach begins previews July 22 prior to an official opening July 30 at HERE Mainstage (HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue).

Directed by Ari Laura Kreith, the limited engagement will continue through August 12. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 4 PM.

The cast comprises Erin Beirnard, Devin Haqq, Jackson Demott Hill, John P. Keller, Tuck Milligan, Elodie Morss, and Naren Weiss.”

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How to Get Dancer Fit: 7 Toning Workout GIFs From New York City Ballerina Sara Mearns

“Inside a sunlit dance studio across from Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the ballerina Sara Mearns is stretched taut in a forearm side plank, one leg hovering above the ground. It looks easy enough—but that’s exactly the sleight of hand that professional dancers have perfected: transforming physical feats into visual eye candy, elegance over exertion. If she is breaking a sweat in this series of workout GIFs for Vogue, it isn’t showing.”

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Robin Hood and his Merry Men are gallivanting toward Broadway

Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure opened last week at the Dallas Theater Center and, judging from the reviews and the buzz making its way to Shubert Alley, the curse has lifted.

Intoxicating‘, ‘joyful,’ ‘witty,’ ‘sunny‘ and ‘charming‘ are a few of the accolades hurled at the show. No critic has said it yet, so I’ll be the first: Beane and Flinn have hit the bull’s-eye.”

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Crack Hits Television: Actor Filipe Valle Costa talks his new role on FX’s “Snowfall”

“Like The People vs. O.J. Simpson or The AmericansSnowfall is very much a uniquely American story: it’s glamorous on the surface, and quite dark underneath.

‘When you first get this opportunity to be on Snowfall,’ Valle Costa says, ‘It’s about drugs and it’s cool and hip—those are the things being thrown at you. What surprised me was that realization of, ‘wait a second, there’s really a personal story being told here. People were actually very deeply affected and their lives were turned upside down.’”

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These New Cole Haan Ads With NYCB Are Giving Us That #FridayFeeling

“Yesterday, shoe designer Cole Haan launched their Extraordinary Comes to Life campaign in collaboration with NYCB dancers, including resident choreographer Justin Peck, principal dancers Sara Mearns, Megan Fairchild and Amar Ramasar, and corps dancer Gretchen Smith. The three dancer-friendly shoe lines are designed to support an active lifestyle, taking you from street to studio in comfortable and stylish footwear.

We’re all for new fashion lines created with dancers in mind, but we’re mostly loving the way the photos and GIFs from the campaign capture the dancers in motion.”

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Sara Mearns & New York City Ballet Dancers Show Off Impressive Moves In Cole Haan’s New Campaign

“Cole Haan has once again come down with dance fever, kicking off its Extraordinary Comes to Life campaign today.

In its ongoing partnership with the New York City Ballet, the campaign includes resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and principal dancer Sara Mearns. Returning are long-time brand collaborators dancers Megan Fairchild, Amar Ramsar and Gretchen Smith.”

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