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Keri Russell joins Star Wars costar Adam Driver in Broadway’s Burn This revival

Keri Russell is already planning a Star Wars reunion with Adam Driver after filming is done on Episode IX. The Golden Globe winner is joining him in the Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, it was announced Wednesday.

Joan Allen (Room, ABC’s The Family) made her Broadway debut in this play as dancer Anna when it hit the Off-Broadway stage in 1987, and the performance earned her a Tony Award for best actress in a play. Russell will now take over the role in the 2019 revival, while Driver has already been announced as “dangerous, sexy, raw, and demanding” Pale, John Malkovich’s old part. The revival is being directed by Michael Mayer, who won a Tony for Spring Awakening in 2007.

Set in downtown New York in the 1980s, Burn This is the story of four city dwellers whose lives are upended by a young dancer’s accidental death. The spiritual and emotional isolation between Pale and Anna are explored amid their tempestuous relationship after they’re brought together by a personal tragedy.

Russell’s schedule following FX’s The Americans is filling up fast. With the series finale airing in May, the actress has been confirmed for an unspecified role in Star Wars: Episode IX — which has already begun filming — as well as a role Antlers with director Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Hostiles). Now she’s in Burn This, which marks a return to the New York theater world for Russell after making her Off-Broadway stage debut in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig in 2004.

Russell and Driver also collaborated previously for a live reading of Stephen Belber’s Tape in 2016 with Pablo Schreiber.

With producer David Binder (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) on board, performances of Burn This will commence at a yet-to-be-announced Broadway theater in March 2019. Other casting announcements will be made at a later time.

Source: https://ew.com/

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Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Drama Series

Just like the lead actor race, this one is ripe for a shakeup since last year’s surprise winner, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black, hasn’t returned due to the show not being eligible this year. That leaves room for a winner from two years ago, a couple of perpetual nominees, someone on their last chance and a newbie to the race. A survey of the field, though, comes up with two distinct front-runners.

Keri Russell

Another overlooked TV veteran, Russell finally broke through for this highly acclaimed FX series and might be the best chance it has to cash in at this year’s Emmys. Both she and co-star Matthew Rhys are nominated for a second straight year, with Margo Martindale having won for Guest Actress last year in her third consecutive nomination.

Source: http://deadline.com/

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Keri to receive a “Hollywood Walk of Fame” Star

A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is thrilled to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” stated Di Bona. “As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will look back at the day of their ceremony and remember it with fond memories shared with family and friends, and of course, the fans. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2017 become part of Hollywood history on this famous Walk,” he added.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2017 are:

In the category of TELEVISION:
Tyra Banks, Andre Braugher, Ken Corday, Lee Daniels, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria, Wolfgang Puck, Keri Russell, Haim Saban, George Segal, Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor

Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are normally announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations

Keri has been nominated for Best actress in a drama series. The fifth annual awards will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

Best actress in a drama series

Eva Green, Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Best drama series

The Americans (FX)
Empire (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Justified (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

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Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali Join Matthew McConaughey in Civil War Drama

Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali, who plays Remy Danton on Netflix’s House of Cards, have nabbed a key roles in The Free State of Jones, the Matthew McConaughey historical drama being directed by Gary Ross.

Robert Simonds’ newly launched film and television studio STX Entertainment is co-financing the project and will distribute. Route One/ Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing, with IM Global overseeing international distribution.

The film is currently in pre-production in Louisiana.

McConaughey is portraying Newton Knight, a soldier for the Confederacy during the Civil War who became disillusioned with the South’s cause, fled the battlefield, rallied supporters, and declared a safe haven in Jones County, an area of southeastern Mississippi in opposition to the Confederacy.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is already on board set as a slave who became Knight’s common-law wife.

Russell will play will Knight’s wife who leaves him. When she sees him next, he is married to a slave.

Ali will play a runaway slave whom Knight treats as an equal and who tries to rally black people to register for voting.

Ali, repped by WME, is also inhabiting the character of Boggs in two parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Russell is genereating praise for her TV work on The Americans and last appeared on the big-screen with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. She is also repped by WME.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

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2014 People’s Choice Awards (Nominations)

Vote for The Americans as favourite cable TV drama here and favourite cable TV drama actress here.

The award show will air live from Nokia Theatre L.A. on Wednesday, January 8th at 9:00PM EST on CBS.

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Keri Among Women’s Image Awards Nominees

Keri Russell, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Cher and Kerry Washington are among the nominees for this year’s WIN Awards (Women’s Image Awards) — which recognize women in film, television and music for special outstanding achievement — announced by WIN founder Phyllis Stuart.

The Women’s Image Network (WIN) is a nonprofit charity that encourages positive portrayals of girls and women in film, television, gaming and advertising. It has produced the WIN awards since 1993 to honor outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and the media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership. The awards ceremony, in its 15th year, will take place Dec. 11 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Actress TV Drama Series:
Keri Russell The Americans
Connie Britton Nashville
Katey Sagal Sons of Anarchy
Katee Sackhoff Longmire
Kerry Washington Scandal
Vera Farmiga Bates Motel

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Critics Chice Television Awards Nomination

Congratulations to Keri who has been nominated to 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards for her role Elizabeth in The Americans. Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich also got nomiantions.

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Claire Danes (Homeland) – Showtime
• Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) – A&E
• Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) – CBS
• Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – BBC America
• Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) – AMC
Keri Russell (The Americans) – FX

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans – FX
• Breaking Bad – AMC
• Downton Abbey – PBS
• Game of Thrones – HBO
• The Good Wife – CBS
• Homeland – Showtime

The third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony will be held on Monday evening June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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‘The Americans’ Premiere Date: FX Sets Keri Russell’s Spy Drama For January

“The Americans,” FX’s new 1980s-set spy drama starring Keri Russell, will debut in January.

Beginning January 30, “The Americans” will join the FX lineup in the Wednesday 10 p.m. EST timeslot, which is currently occupied by “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

“The Americans” follows two married KGB spies posing as Americans in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Matthew Rhys and Russell star as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, the married spies and parents of two. Things get more complicated when Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent, moves in next door. Joe Weisberg created the series and will executive produce the drama alongside Joel Fields and Graham Yost.

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