The Cricket's Daily 3: Tonys get 'Kinky'
Published: April 30, 2013 09:14AM
Updated: May 1, 2013 10:20AM
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This theater image released by The O+M Company shows Billy Porter during a performance of "Kinky Boots." (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)
Here's what's happening today in pop culture:
• The musical "Kinky Boots" (adapted from a 2005 British movie that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, by the way) leads the Tony nominations with 13. The musical "Matilda," based on the Roald Dahl story (which also was made into a movie), received 12. [Vulture]
• What's wrong with Hollywood? Recently retired filmmaker Steven Soderbergh says a lot, starting with the fact that "there are fewer and fewer executives who are in the business because they love movies." [The Huffington Post]
• What else is wrong with Hollywood? Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and an early Facebook investor, says moviemakers spend too much time demonizing technology. [The Hollywood Reporter]