Quick Hits: April 11

  • It’s been three very long years since season one of Russian Doll. Like many series, filming on the existential time loop comedy’s second season was delayed due to COVID. Judging by the trailer, I think it will have been worth the wait. If you haven’t watched the first season, you have plenty of time to catch up before season two drops on April 20.
All hail Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll‘s co-creator, executive producer, star, and all-around badass
  • At a concert in his hometown of Detroit, Jack White surprised the audience with a proposal to his girlfriend Olivia Jean. The two proceeded to get married onstage.
  • Estelle Harris died on April 2 at the age of ninety-three. Harris is best known for her role as Estelle Constanza on Seinfeld and her voice work as Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story series. Harris was born Estelle Nussbaum in Manhattan and grew up in the Pittsburgh area. She married Sy Harris in 1952 and raised three children. Once her youngest child was in school full time, Harris began pursuing her show business dreams, making her film debut in 1977’s Looking Up at the age of forty-nine.
  • On this day in 1967, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead made its London Debut at the Old Vic. Tom Stoppard’s existentialist/absurdist/meta tragicomedy takes two minor Hamlet characters and puts them center stage, where they live out their predetermined fates and contemplate the meaning of their existence. The play came to Broadway the following year and raked in eight Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Play. You can watch the film adaptation on Acorn, Tubi, Amazon, or (if you have a library card) Hoopla.

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