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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Bertie Carvel Win Featured Actor Awards by Brent Lang

Celia Keenan-Bolger won best featured actress in a play for her performance as Scout in the blockbuster hit “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Bertie Carvel earned a best featured actor in a pl…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marisa Tomei Starring in Broadway Revival of ‘The Rose Tattoo’ by Brent Lang

Marisa Tomei will star in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo.” The Oscar-winning actress will play Serafina, a part previously performed by the likes of Maure…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

‘Rocketman,’ ‘Pain and Glory’ Generate Oscar Chatter at Cannes by Brent Lang

The Cannes Film Festival is intended to celebrate the best of cinema. It’s the favored venue for world-class auteurs such as Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, and Hirokazu Kore…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Tootsie’ Dominate by Brent Lang

“Hadestown” a scruffy take on Greek mythology, dominated the Tony Award nominations, picking up a leading 14 nods on Tuesday, including one for best musical. “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Recoups Investment After 19 Weeks on Broadway by Brent Lang

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” the hit adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, has recouped its entire investment after 19 weeks. The announcement was something of a foregone conclusion af…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard, Starring in Broadway Revival of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ by Brent Lang

You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games. Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will play the battling, boozy couple at the heart of Edward Albee’s mast…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega Signs Multi-Year Deal With Netflix by Brent Lang

Kenny Ortega of the “High School Musical” franchise has just signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. The pact with the producer, director, and choreographer continues Netflix’s …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Creator Rachel Bloom to Host Obie Awards (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” creator and star Rachel Bloom will host the 64th Annual Obie Awards, Variety has learned. The event honors the best in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway entertainme…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

‘Guys and Dolls’ Getting Remade at TriStar (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

“Guys and Dolls,” the venerable Broadway musical, is set to return to the big screen. TriStar Pictures has purchased remake rights to the original Damon Runyon short stories about gamble…

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‘Black Widow,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Among Most Tracked Female Directed Projects, IMDb Says (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” Cate Shortland’s “Black Widow,” Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman 2,” and Elizabeth Banks’s “Charlie’s Angles” are among the ten most tra…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

‘Angels in America’ Audiobook Will Be Narrated by Full Cast of Broadway Revival (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

If you missed the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” last year, fear not. The full cast of the acclaimed production of Tony Kus…

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Sutton Foster starring opposite Hugh Jackman in Broadway's 'The Music Man' by Brent Lang

"The Music Man" has found its Marian, the librarian. Sutton Foster, the two-time Tony Award winner, will star opposite Hugh Jackman in the upcoming revival of "The Music Man." She will pla…

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Sutton Foster Starring Opposite Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ by Brent Lang

“The Music Man” has found its Marian, the librarian. Sutton Foster, the two-time Tony Award winner, will star opposite Hugh Jackman in the upcoming revival of “The Music Man.” She wi…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity by Brent Lang

The domestic box office rebounded in 2018 in a recovery fueled by blockbusters such as “Black Panther” and “Incredibles 2.” Ticket sales in the U.S. climbed 7% to top out at a record…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Disney, Fox Employees Grapple With Day One Transition on Two Hollywood Lots by Brent Lang

What kind of a boss will Disney be? That’s a question facing employees at 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, National Geographic Partners, FX Networks, and other assorted parts of Rupert M…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Taps Anna D. Shapiro to Direct by Brent Lang

Miranda Priestly can’t call all the shots. The upcoming musical adaptation of “The Devil Wears Prada” has tapped Anna D. Shapiro to direct the show, which is eyeing an eventual Broadwa…

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Hugh Jackman Starring in ‘The Music Man’ Revival on Broadway by Brent Lang

Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in an upcoming revival of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” It marks Jackman’s first musical role in more than a decade, which should make it a…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Andrea Martin Leaves ‘Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’ After Breaking Ribs by Brent Lang

Andrea Martin broke four ribs while rehearsing “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” and will leave the production. Kristine Nielsen, another member of the cast, will assume Martin’s ro…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

‘Choir Boy’ Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney on Race, Sexuality and Making His Broadway Debut by Brent Lang

“Choir Boy,” Tarell Alvin McCraney’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning “Moonlight,” ends its Broadway run next week. The drama has earned rave reviews for its portrait of a gay teen…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

‘The Band’s Visit’ Ending Broadway Run in April by Brent Lang

“The Band’s Visit,” a musical adaptation of a 2007 Israeli film that became an unlikely stage hit, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Whe…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

How Indie Films Can Find Success in Theaters by Brent Lang

Indie films can still succeed in theaters, but producers and directors must be more creative in selling their films and cooking up stories that will resonate with audiences. That’s the…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Michael Shannon, Audra McDonald to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Frankie and Johnny’ by Brent Lang

Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald will portray two lovers whose one-night stand turns into something deeper in the Broadway revival of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.”…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Transfers to Broadway by Brent Lang

“What the Constitution Means to Me,” a buzzy Off-Broadway production that counts Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem among its fans, is making the move uptown. The play will come …

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Becomes Highest Grossing American Play in Broadway History (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a certifiable smash and has become one of the greatest stage successes of this or any Broadway season. Aaron Sorkin’s adaption of Harper Lee̵…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Netflix Isn’t Killing Movie Theaters, Study Shows by Brent Lang

Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters. At least, that’s the take-away from a new study conducted by EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics group, which finds that people who…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘Roma’ Keeps Adding Theaters in Mexico by Brent Lang

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal coming-of-age drama, is also a love letter to Mexico City. The sprawling metropolis — its cobblestoned streets, fading movie …

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

‘Once on This Island’ Ending Broadway Run by Brent Lang

“Once on This Island,” this year’s Tony Award winner for best musical revival, will close its Broadway run on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. When the curtain falls for the last time…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Opening on Broadway in Summer 2019 by Brent Lang

The Belle Epoque is coming to Broadway. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” the stage version of the beloved film, is hitting the Great White Way treatment next summer. Previews will be…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘The Ferryman’: Irish Acting Legends Fionnula Flanagan, Dearbhla Molloy Reflect on the Broadway Smash by Brent Lang

“The Ferryman,” a drama about a former IRA member’s attempts to outrun his past, is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. It has earned critical raves and previously pick…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

‘American Son,’ Opportunity Agenda Partner to Raise Awareness on Social Justice Issues by Brent Lang

The producers of Broadway’s “American Son” are partnering with the Opportunity Agenda to raise awareness about social justice issues. The effort is led by the show’s …

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

AFM: FilmNation Boards Gloria Steinem Biopic With Julianne Moore (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

FilmNation Entertainment will sell international rights to “In the Glorias: A Life on the Road,” Variety has learned. The film is based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Stei…

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