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Louis Peitzman

New York, NY
Senior Editor — BuzzFeed
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I know I don't have any talent, and I know all I have is a body, and I am doing my bust exercises. Senior Editor at BuzzFeed News. louis.peitzman@buzzfeed.com

Who Tells Their Story: How Broadway’s Diversity Conversation Leaves Out Asian-Americans

buzzfeed.com — he 2015-2016 Broadway season had the world thinking that theater had done what Hollywood couldn't - it was, so it seemed, truly inclusive. The unprecedented success of Hamilton underlined the marketability of color-conscious casting: Lin-Manuel Miranda deliberately wrote his musical about America's founding fathers to be performed by actors of color (with some notable exceptions).

7 Gene Wilder Movie Moments We'll Never Forget

buzzfeed.com — The charming eccentricities Wilder brought to playing the titular world-renown candy tycoon in this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel start with his very first scene: Wonka greets the five children who have won his global contest with a cane, only to reveal with a sudden somersault that he never needed it in the first place.

Are We Feeding Our Pets to Death?

gawker.com — Look, I love dogs and cats as much as the next guy - probably more, unless he also spends a good chunk of his day watching videos of Corgis on YouTube. But I have to marvel at the inflammatory tone of CNN's report on the U.S. pet obesity epidemic.

32 Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

buzzfeed.com — Well, that's not entirely it, but Paul Greengrass's distinctive directorial style did a lot to energize the first Bourne sequel, and that frenetic tone carried through the rest of the franchise - and inspired other action movie copycats to boot. Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Chicago Theater Stands By "In The Heights" Production With White Actor In Lin-Manuel Miranda Role

buzzfeed.com — Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre has drawn backlash for casting a white actor as Usnavi in its production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights. The part in the musical, which focuses on a New York City community in the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, was originally played on Broadway by Miranda himself, and the original cast was mostly Latinx actors.

"Prince Of Egypt" Concert With Mostly White Cast Has Been Canceled

buzzfeed.com — A concert staging of a musical based on the 1998 animated movie The Prince of Egypt has been canceled after being heavily criticized for casting mostly white performers as Egyptian characters. The DreamWorks film was based on the Book of Exodus, centering on Moses and his eventually leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

Surprise, There's A New "Blair Witch" Movie Coming

buzzfeed.com — The Woods was already a hotly anticipated film: It's the latest collaboration from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, who brought us You're Next and The Guest, two of the best horror films in recent memory. But surprise! The Woods is actually Blair Witch, a sequel to the 1999 classic The Blair Witch Project.

There Are Actors Of Color Nominated For Emmys In Every Leading Actor Category

buzzfeed.com — For the first time in the 68-year history of the Emmys, actors of color are nominated in all six leading actor categories for the 2016 awards . This year's nominees include Rami Malek ( Mr. Robot) for Lead Actor in a Drama; Viola Davis ( How to Get Away With Murder) and Taraji P.

42 Queer Filmmakers You Should Know

buzzfeed.com — Tagged: queer film, 8 women, a bigger splash, a single man, alain guiraudie, all about my mother, andrew ahn, andrew fleming, andrew haigh, apichatpong weerasethakul, appropriate behavior, aurora guerrero, bad education, bessie, bill condon, billy elliot, blissfully yours, boys dont cry, bruce labruce, but im a cheerleader, carol, carrie, center

The Best "Simpsons" Political Parody Is Still Scarily Relevant 20 Years Later

buzzfeed.com — The Simpsons had made a point of avoiding references to current events in an effort to stay timeless, but that all changed with the 1996 installment of the show's annual Halloween anthology, "Treehouse of Horror." The "Citizen Kang" segment aired on Oct.
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Oct 23, 2016

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