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Perez Reviews: Sweeney Todd - Starring Emma Thompson!

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Is there anything Emma Thompson CAN'T do???

That's a serious question!

The multiple Academy Award-winning actress enchanted and impressed a jaded New York City audience on Thursday night not just with her superb acting skills but also with her equally superb singing voice!!!!!

The internationally adored Brit stars as Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim's classic Sweeney Todd, which has just three shows left! Do whatever you have to and MAKE SURE you get tickets to see this!!!!!!

We have never heard Emma Thompson sing before and she doesn't just sing well for a famous actor/Hollywood type. She more than holds her own with Broadway greats! And there were plenty in this production!

Our future boyfriend, Joy Armstrong Johnson, whom we previously saw in Hands On A Hardbody, was even better in Sweeney! Christian Borle was great, as he usually is! And….

Audra McDonald was a surprise cast addition as the Beggar Woman and she was supremely amazing! Her talent is on a whole other level!

Audra McDonald!!!!!!!!

Also a pleasant surprise was Bryn Terfel in the title role! He is a world-famous opera singer, but we were unsure of his acting chops - especially in an English production with dialogue. He was great!

Another pleasant surprise was Emma Thompson's tour-de-force comedic performance! Never before has Mrs. Lovett been so funny!

And yet another pleasant surprise was that this production, which we thought was going to be a concert version of the show, was so much more than that!

The actors didn't perform at podiums with binders in front of them. Each one had all their parts fully memorized and the show was fully staged - with costumes and props and the works!

What was also exceptionally special was hearing this iconic Sondheim score with the entire New York Philharmonic playing on stage with the actors! Exquisite!

And also exceptionally special was the augmented vocal chorus, much larger than you'd see in a traditional Broadway mounting of Sweeney.

Such lush sounds!

Such great singing!

Such great acting!

Such a great time!

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If You Missed Emma Thompson At The Oscars, You'll Forgive Her Once You See What She Was Up To!

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So this is why she missed the Oscars!

Emma Thompson may have played London's worst pie-maker in Wednesday's opening night performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, but early word is pretty sweet!

Emma is getting rave reviews for her Mrs. Lovett, the role originated by Angela Lansbury and made famous in the 2007 film by Helena Bonham Carter.

Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see gurl tearing off her dress and going crazy on that dough!

We have got to get tickets!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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Emma Thompson Goes All Out In Houndstooth For The New York Philharmonic Spring Gala!

Emma Thompson covers up in houndstooth at the New York Philharmonic Spring Gala!

Ooh, we hardly ever see houndstooth on the red carpet!

Emma Thompson decided to give it a go Wednesday night at the New York Philharmonic Spring Gala before taking the stage to perform Sweeney Todd.

But it just wasn’t working for her. It actually reminded us of Glenn Close playing Cruella De Vil in the live action movie! All she was missing was a black streak in her hair!!

In all seriousness though, the wool coat was a little too frumpy for the HIGHlarious actress, though it looked super cozy!

Plus, it obstructed our view of her thigh-high boots!

Hmm. Maybe she’d have better luck sticking to one patterned piece than two??

[Image via WENN.]

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Oscar Snubbed Actors Insert Themselves Into Oscars Nominated Films For A Photoshopped Shot At Glory

These Oscar snubbed celebs snuck themselves into Oscar nominated films!

Actors are actors for a reason: because they can act and are good at it.

So when an actor is snubbed by the Oscars and they always seem to react with such grace and civility, we call B.S.!

We bet, on the inside, they're bubbling cauldrons of rage and contempt!

Why would we think that?

Because these snubbed celebs tried to sneak their way into the Oscars by inserting themselves into Oscar nominated films!

Why, just look at these:

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Who Needs A Drinking Game?? This Is The Oscars WORKOUT Game! Turn Hollywood's Biggest Night Into The Ultimate Fitness Regimen!

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The Oscars are finally upon us, meaning it's time to recognize some of the ultimate achievements in film over the past year! But with all of the downtime and long acceptance speeches, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little workout! So slap on some yoga pants and prepare to break a sweat by following our very own Oscars Workout Game!! The rules are pretty simple:

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Bradley Cooper & Emma Thompson Take On Jimmy Fallon & Tim McGraw In A Tonight Show Charades Showdown! Watch HERE!

Jimmy Fallon is killing it as the new host of The Tonight Show!

He brought all his favorite Late Night games, but now he has even crazier star power!

For instance, when Bradley Cooper needs a partner for Charades, Jimmy just calls up the incomparable Emma Thompson!

But can they beat Jimmy and Tim McGraw?

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the epically funny battle and then make sure to watch the exciting conclusion …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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BAFTA Awards 2014: Twitpics & Instagrams

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The BAFTA Awards were pretty ace, no?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stole the show when they arrived at the red carpet in tuxedos. Jennifer Lawrence snagged the coveted award from Lupita Nyong'o. The only complaint we have is that there wasn't enough Emma Thompson!

Always want more Emma Thompson!

So, would you like to see some of the most candid moments from tonight's show?!

CLICK HERE to scroll through "BAFTA Awards 2014: Twitpics & Instagrams "

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