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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Returning With In-Person Events by Terry Flores

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is returning after two years with an in-person event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the playwright’s “A Streetcar Named De…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:09PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival Names Taylor Bradley Publicist by Terry Flores

Taylor Bradley has been named publicist for the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival, Louisiana’s largest literary and theatrical festival. The fest, now in its 36th year, …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:19PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021

United Artists’ Seth Fradkoff Teaches Kids About Broadway, Raises Money for COVID Relief by Terry Flores

Less than a week after Broadway’s shutdown, Seth Fradkoff, the senior vice president of publicity at United Artists Releasing, logged into Zoom and launched a class to teach kids about Bro…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:19AM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Producer Daryl Roth on Opening ‘Blindness’ Off Broadway During the Pandemic: ‘This Is a Baby Step Forward’ by Terry Flores

When Daryl Roth, 13-time Tony-winning producer, first announced that her Off Broadway theater would premiere a production during the pandemic, her argument to the city and state of New York …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:30AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

How Craft Services Adapted to Serve Film Crews During the Pandemic by Terry Flores

COVID protocols have affected everyone in the production business, but perhaps none more so than the craft services members of IATSE Local 80, the only department to see the entire cast and …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:46PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Director Lee Daniels on the Singer’s Real Legacy: Her Activism by Terry Flores

The first time I saw myself on-screen was in 1972. The film was “Lady Sings the Blues,” a cinematic masterpiece about jazz icon Billie Holiday. At 13 years old, I could not believe I was…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:53PM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

‘Ma Rainey’s’ Screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson: ‘Black Women Were Revolutionary’ by Terry Flores

As a person who fancies himself a historian, my life is built around celebrating people in our culture who paved the way for us all, so it’s hard to focus on any one person. But in “Ma R…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:06AM
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tim Blake Nelson Waxes Philosophical on Writing a Play About Socrates by Terry Flores

Despite Tim Blake Nelson’s knack for playing folksy characters in films such as “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” in his soul lurks the heart of a classicist. Nelson, who stars in HBO’…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:15AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Can ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Lion King’ and Other Summer Movies Rescue the Box Office? by Terry Flores

In the summer, as temperatures rise and schools go on break, Hollywood likes to stick to a well-worn formula: Pack the multiplexes with franchises, spinoffs, reboots and remakes. This coming…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Friday, April 12, 2019

Looking Back at the ‘Fosse/Verdon’ Dancing Legends That Inspired FX Series by Terry Flores

On April 9, FX debuts “Fosse/Verdon,” about two people who may not be household names, but are certainly in the Pantheon to those who love musicals. In the Jan. 25, 1950, issue, Variety …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Why AMC Networks’ CEO Turned a Small N.Y. Theater Into a Passion Project by Terry Flores

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan has a keen eye for shrewd business deals. So was he seeing straight in 2004 when he bought the Village Cinema in Greenport, N.Y.?  “I would not call it a lucra…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:45PM
Friday, March 22, 2019

Barry Manilow Reflects on Early Career, New York Talent Show ‘Callback,’ and Featherbed by Terry Flores

Barry Manilow’s place as one of America’s best-loved entertainers was secured decades ago, but the 75-year-old shows no signs of resting on his laurels, which include nearly 50 top 40 hi…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kelli O’Hara on Returning to Broadway in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ by Terry Flores

The last time Kelli O’Hara appeared on Broadway, she won a Tony for her performance as Anna in “The King and I.” Four years later, she’s back in an updated “Kiss Me Kate,” openin…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Immersive Theater Experience Delusion to Bow ‘The Blue Blade – Director’s Cut’ for Spring Extension by Terry Flores

Delusion, the Los Angeles interactive theater experience, has remixed its current show into “The Blue Blade – Director’s Cut” for its newly expanded spring run. ̶…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:50PM
Friday, January 11, 2019

Alfonso Ribeiro on His Showbiz Beginnings and If He’s Tired of Doing ‘The Carlton’ by Terry Flores

Alfonso Ribeiro burst on the entertainment scene with the title role in Broadway’s “The Tap Dance Kid,” and earned his first Variety mention on Dec. 22, 1983, a rave review, when he wa…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman on Making Musicals (and Horror!) at the Movies by Terry Flores

Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman sat down for Variety’s Actors on Actors. For more, click here.  Anyone who’s ever seen “The Greatest Showman” or “Les Misérables,” or the Broa…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Immersive Theater Company Delusion Extends ‘Blue Blade’ Run Through June (EXCLUSIVE) by Terry Flores

Fans of Los Angeles interactive theater experience Delusion who weren’t able to score a ticket during the show’s latest, instantly sold-out fall run, rejoice! Creator Jon Braver and the …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Pulled Off a Near-Impossible Feat During ‘A Star Is Born’ by Terry Flores

On Warner Bros.’ remake of “A Star Is Born,” actor-director Bradley Cooper and co-star Lady Gaga refused to settle for the traditional practice of pre-recording their songs and later l…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15PM
Friday, September 21, 2018

How National Theatre Brings Its Live Plays to the Movies by Terry Flores

For nearly a decade, National Theatre Live has brought live theater from London’s acclaimed Royal National Theatre to a global audience, broadcasting productions such as “Hamlet” and …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bruce Dern on ‘White Boy Rick,’ the Secret of Acting and Trying Always to Be Fair by Terry Flores

Bruce Dern is celebrating 60 years as an actor, having made his Broadway debut in the 1958 “Shadow of a Gunman” while studying with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan. This year, his film work…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Composer Adam Taylor Takes Cue From Elisabeth Moss by Terry Flores

Peter Rotter is at the podium on the Warner Bros. scoring stage, about to conduct music for the season finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” “You really bring the humanity to a very inte…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:30PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How Tommy Mottola Brought Donna Summer to Broadway by Terry Flores

Tommy Mottola was the king of the music business for so long that he had his pick of any A-list star to perform at his 2000 wedding to Mexican singer and actress Thalía. He invited Donna S…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:06PM
Friday, June 1, 2018

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Set Designer Makes Theater Magic by Terry Flores

When set designer Christine Jones won a Tony for her work on “American Idiot,” she felt “there couldn’t be anything better career-wise.” Then along came “Harry Potter and the Cur…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How to Produce The Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips by Terry Flores

Producing the Tony Awards is hard enough without everyone on Broadway telling you how to do your job. But that’s exactly what White Cherry Entertainment’s Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss,…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Could ‘Love Never Dies’ Live Again on Broadway? by Terry Flores

Like the Phantom of the Opera — and “The Phantom of the Opera” — “Love Never Dies” isn’t dead yet. The musical, mega-composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his record-break…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:09AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tribeca Film Festival: 5 Titles to Watch for Theater Fans by Terry Flores

In late April, theater lovers devote most of their attention to the clutch of Broadway shows rushing to open before the eligibility cutoff for Tony nominations. But this year fans should be …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Blends the Crafts by Terry Flores

If NBC were looking for a higher-stakes musical to broadcast live on TV, it’s hard to imagine the Peacock landing a bigger fish than “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The rock opera musical by…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15PM

Why Al Pacino, Barry Levinson Reunited to Depict Joe Paterno’s Fall From Grace by Terry Flores

Few public figures have fallen as far and as fast as Joe Paterno did in 2011. A college-football titan, he led Penn State’s team for 45 years, transforming a nascent athletic program into …

SOURCE: Variety at 12:45PM
Friday, March 23, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris Put His ‘Heart’ Into His First Film in 1987 by Terry Flores

For more than 30 years, Neil Patrick Harris has done a little bit of everything, tackling comedy, drama and musicals across TV, film, theater and the internet. He started acting in the fourt…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM

‘Aladdin’ Touring Production Charms With Old-Fashioned Theater Magic by Terry Flores

When the flying carpet at “Aladdin” gets a standing ovation, you know you’ve done something right. The musical, which runs at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre until March 31, boasts some…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:45PM
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Musical Theater Composers Bring Show-Tune Depth to Disney Junior’s ‘Vampirina’ by Terry Flores

It’s no secret that Disney uses lots of music in its projects, and its TV series are no exception. But new Disney Junior animated show “Vampirina” is more steeped in musical theater th…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:15PM