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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sony Pictures Acquires Film Rights To Britney Spears Musical by TV News Desk

Sony Pictures has acquired the film rightsto Once Upon a One More Time, a fairy tale fueled by the hit songs ofBritney Spears according to Deadline. Sony won an auction forstage version, whi…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

GAME OF THRONES Star Daniel Portman to Make Off-Broadway Debut by TV News Desk

Game of Thrones star Daniel Portman will make his New York stage debut in the U.S. premiere ofSquare Go,according to Deadline. The Kieran Hurley-Gary McNair play, which will open off-Broadwa…

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John Lennon Biopic to be Developed as Stage Musical by TV News Desk

The 2009 filmNowhere Boy, about John Lennon's teenage years has been acquired for development as a stage musical, according to Deadline. The rights have been acquired by producers Brian and …

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VIDEO: Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson Talk Bringing KING LEAR to Broadway by TV News Desk

Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson stopped by TODAY to talk about bringing Shakespear's 'King Lear' to Broadway. Jackson talks about how her friend, Nuria Espert, who played Lear in Barcelona, w…

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Broadway on TV: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf & More for Week of April 22, 2019 by TV News Desk

From stage to screen, Broadway will be represented on TV for the week of April 22, 2019

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Friday, April 19, 2019

John Cameron Mitchell, Bryan Weller to Release 'Anthem: Homunculus' Soundtrack Featuring Cynthia Erivo, Patti LuPone by TV News Desk

Today Ghostlight Records announces a May 20 digital download and streaming release date for the soundtrack toAnthem Homunculus,created by award-winning writerdirector John Cameron MitchellHe…

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VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Shares How Her First Love Became the Subject of Broadway's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by TV News Desk

On this mornings episode of TODAY,Heidi Schreck sat down to share how her first love - the Constitution - became a Broadway play about one girl's love affair with the nation's most important…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway Cast to Return for THE BOYS IN THE BAND on Netflix by TV News Desk

Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to announce that he is bringing The Boys in the Band to Netflix.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WEST SIDE STORY Casts Mike Faist as Riff; 40 Sharks and Jets Members Also Cast by TV News Desk

Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist has been cast as Riff of the Jets in Fox's Steven Spielberg West Side Story film, according to Deadline.Puerto Rican singer and dancerAna Isabellewill play Rosa…

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THE WAVERLY GALLERY's Lila Neugebauer to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in New Film by TV News Desk

Jennifer Lawrence has set her next film role, an untitled film for IAC FILMS andA24that willbe directed byLila Neugebauer, the director of 'The Waverly Gallery,' according to Variety.

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz Join the Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS by TV News Desk

Daphne Rubin-Vega,Dascha Polanco andStephanie Beatrizhave joined the cast of the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS.

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National Touring Production of Hit Animated Film TROLLS to Debut in November by TV News Desk

DreamWorks, Universal Pictures and VStar Entertainment Group VStar, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, today announced Trolls LIVE, the first original touring production starring …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits Join Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation by TV News Desk

Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits havejoined the cast of the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS.

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FLEABAG's Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Liven Up Script for BOND 25 by TV News Desk

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who just culminated her off-Broadway run ofFleabag,has been brought in to liven up the script for Bond 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith to Star in A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by TV News Desk

Studiocanal, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures commenced production on the filmA BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, whichwillstar Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins, and Kristen Wiig.

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Broadway on TV: THE CHER SHOW, Laurie Metcalf & More for Week of April 15, 2019 by TV News Desk

From stage to screen, Broadway will be represented on TV for the week of April 15, 2019

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson to Perform AN ACT OF GOD for Audible by TV News Desk

Audible, the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment today announced that it will release the Broadway hitAn Act of Godin audio, …

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Jimmy Smits to Join Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Film by TV News Desk

Emmy and Golden Globe winnerJimmy Smitsis in talks to join the film adaptation of In the Heights, according to Collider.

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Glenn Close Joins Cast of Ron Howard's HILLBILLY ELEGY by TV News Desk

Seven-time Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Glenn Close The Wifejoins previously announced Six-time Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Amy Adams in the cast of Academ…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Listen to 'Cabaret' and 'Big Spender' from the Premiere of FOSSE/VERDON by TV News Desk

Atlantic Records has announced plans for a musical companion soundtrack tied toFosseVerdon, FX's much anticipated new limited series from the producers ofHamilton,Dear Evan HansenandThe Amer…

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Busy Phillpps, Mandy Moore Accuse GUYS AND DOLLS Film Executives of Sexism by TV News Desk

During an interview with Busy Tonight, Mandy Moore revealed that she and host Busy Phillips are both up for the role of Adelaidein the a movie musical version of Guys and Dolls. However, Moo…

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Scott Rudin Set to Produce TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Documentary for HBO by TV News Desk

Scott Rudin announced that heis producing a two-hour documentary feature based on his hit Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbirdfor HBO,according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Camila Cabello to Star in New Reimagined CINDERELLA Musical Film by TV News Desk

Camila Cabellois set to make her feature acting debut in a reimaginedCinderella,according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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PBS to Air Cynthia Erivo, Annaleigh Ashford, and Megan Hilty's Lincoln Center Concerts by TV News Desk

Live From Lincoln Centerwill welcome three of Broadway's brightest starsCynthia Erivo,Annaleigh Ashford,andMegan Hiltyfor the second season of the critically acclaimedStars in Concertperform…

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VIDEO: YOUNGER Starring Sutton Foster Returns For Sixth Season This June by TV News Desk

Youngeris making its big return this summer The critically acclaimed, smash-hit series from theEmmy winning writer-producerDarren Star will remain atTV Landwhen it debuts its upcomingsixthse…

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Netflix Enters Into Multi-Year Overall Deal with Kenny Ortega by TV News Desk

Netflix today announced that it has entered into a multi-year overall deal with producer, director, and choreographer Kenny Ortega. Ortega is known for the High School Musical franchise, whi…

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VIDEO: CBS Films Releases Trailer for Ron Howard's PAVAROTTI by TV News Desk

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentaryThe Beatles Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years,PAVAROTTIis a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought o…

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THE TONIGHT SHOW to Air First Broadway Takeover Dedicated to Cher with the Cast of THE CHER SHOW by TV News Desk

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' is ready to turn back time with a special, first-time Broadway takeover telecast dedicated to all things Cher, one of the pop culture icons of our ge…

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FX Announces POSE Season Two Premiere Date by TV News Desk

FX has set the premiere date for the second season of the award-winning and groundbreaking drama series Pose from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, it was announced today by Chuc…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

THE CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS to Return to The CW in 2020; Taye Diggs to Host by TV News Desk

The Broadcast Film Critics Association BFCA and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association BTJA are pleased to announce that the 25thannual Critics' Choice Awards will air LIVE on The …

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Laura Benanti Joins Cast of WHAT IS LIFE WORTH Starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci by TV News Desk

Laura Benantihas been cast in the true-life biographical dramaWhat Is Life Worth, according to Deadline. The film, which starsMichael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, is directed by Sara Colangelo …

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