Sunday, July 14, 2024

Grammy Museum Adds K-Pop Programming With Hybe Exhibit and Ateez and Zerobaseone Events by Nicole Fell

The Grammy Museum is amping up its K-pop programming for 2024. The downtown Los Angeles museum, which has made a two-year-long commitment to showcasing exhibits and programming surrounding K…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:00PM
Thursday, July 11, 2024

‘Oh, Mary!’ Theater Review: Comedy Genius Cole Escola Serves Revisionist American History as Riotous Queer Silliness by David Rooney

Escola portrays first lady Mary Todd Lincoln as an alcoholic wannabe cabaret star, with Conrad Ricamora as her long-suffering husband and James Scully as her acting coach.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00PM

A Guide to Emily Henry’s Book Adaptations by Lexy Perez

Whether browsing the bookstores or scrolling on social media, it’s likely that an Emily Henry book will pop up. The romance novelist’s five books — Beach Read, People We Meet on Vacati…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:01PM

Paramount Has Until Aug. 21 to Mull Other Takeover Bids During “Go-Shop” Window by Caitlin Huston

Paramount Global’s “go-shop” window, or the period in which the company can evaluate any other takeover offers, ends Aug. 21, according to securities filing disclosed Thursday.  The g…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:16AM
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

David Zaslav Says He’s For Any Presidential Candidate That’s More M&A Friendly by Caitlin Huston

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is declining to publicly take sides ahead of the upcoming presidential election.  Rather than backing political parties or individual candidates, wha…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:03PM

Rachel Bloom’s ‘Death, Let Me Do My Show’ Slated for Netflix Special by Caitlin Huston

Rachel Bloom’s one-woman stage show Death, Let Me Do My Show is slated to come to Netflix in the early fall.  Bloom is currently performing the show at the Williamstown Theater Festival a…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:00PM

J.K. Rowling Play ‘TERF’: How Controversial is the Buzzed-About Production? by Seth Abramovitch

It’s one of the most talked-about plays in years — and it hasn’t even had its first rehearsal. That’s because TERF, a new one-act production set to premiere Aug. 2 at the Edinburgh F…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:24AM

Paramount+ to Launch ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Campaign on Roku by Caitlin Huston

Paramount+ is buying up more real estate in Roku City to promote SpongeBob SquarePants ahead of the popular series’ 25th anniversary.  Paramount and Roku have partnered on an immersive ca…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Ends Run On New High by Caitlin Huston

Merrily We Roll Along closed out its Broadway run with a new high of $2.77 million, which the production says is the highest grossing week ever for any Stephen Sondheim musical on Broadway. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:56PM

Viola Davis, James Patterson Set to Team on a Novel by Lexy Perez

Viola Davis and James Patterson will co-write a novel together. Little, Brown and Company announced Tuesday that the EGOT winner and author are teaming on a novel that will be set in the pre…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:55AM

Harvey Weinstein Appears In Court as Prosecutors Investigate New Claims With Fall Trial In Mind by Caitlin Huston

Prosecutors in the Harvey Weinstein case are investigating sexual assault claims from additional women who have come forward as they look to a possible new indictment against the former Holl…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:09AM
Monday, July 8, 2024

ABC News Names Rick Klein as Washington Bureau Chief by Caitlin Huston

ABC News’ political director Rick Klein has been named vice president and Washington D.C. bureau chief for the network.  Klein has been a member of the ABC’s team in Washington D.C. sin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:01PM

Skydance Team Would “Be Supportive Of” Paramount Selling Off Some Assets by Caitlin Huston

As Skydance and Paramount chart out their strategy as a merged company, its new leaders say they would still be open to selling assets.  On a call with investors Monday morning, after the a…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:06AM

Willem Dafoe Named Artistic Director of Venice Biennale Theater Department: “I Am a Stage Animal” by Georg Szalai

Willem Dafoe is the new artistic director of the theater department of the Italian arts organization La Biennale di Venezia, the Venice Biennale, for a two-year term 2025-2026.  “Thea…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:29AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Bob Iger and Willow Bay In Talks to Buy Majority Stake in Angel City Soccer Club by Caitlin Huston

Disney CEO Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay are in talks to buy a majority stake in Angel City FC, the professional women’s soccer club based in Los Angeles, a source confirms to The Holly…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:26PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Appropriate’ Ends Run On High by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses came down from their Tony Awards highs last week, though Merrily We Roll Along and Appropriate kept powering through the ends of their runs.  Appropriate, starring newly mi…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:50PM

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Joins Board of Online Gambling Company Flutter by Caitlin Huston

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has joined the board of directors of online gambling company Flutter Entertainment.  McCarthy has been the Disney CFO from 2015 through June 2023 and th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:19PM

TKO Invests In NFL, RedBird Joint Venture As It Inks Sunday Ticket Deal by Caitlin Huston

TKO Group Holdings, the parent company of UFC and the WWE, which is controlled by Endeavor, has made a strategic investment in EverPass Media as the media platform gains the ability to strea…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:54AM
Monday, July 1, 2024

Ian McKellen Withdraws From U.K. Tour of Play After Falling Off Theater Stage by Lily Ford

Ian McKellen will not appear on the U.K. tour of his Shakespearean theater production after he fell off the stage during a performance in London. The 85-year-old Lord of the Rings actor was …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:28AM

Red Transformer or Crab? Karlovy Vary’s New “Ship in a Bottle” Concert Hall at Its 1895 Imperial Spa by Georg Szalai

The Hotel Thermal in the legendary Czech spa town Karlovy Vary is not only a crown jewel of brutalist architecture but also the home and headquarters of the Karlovy Vary International Film F…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:01AM
Thursday, June 27, 2024

Evan Cabnet Named Artistic Director of Second Stage Theater by Caitlin Huston

Evan Cabnet will take over as artistic director of Second Stage Theater, one of Broadway’s major nonprofit theater companies. Cabnet, currently artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater�…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:44AM

Betty Boop Musical Set for Broadway This Spring by Caitlin Huston

A musical about Betty Boop is the latest to join Broadway’s 2024-2025 season. Helmed by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical will open on Broadway in Apr…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:07AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Christian Borle Takes Over Role in ‘Tammy Faye’ on Broadway After Andrew Rannells’ Exit by Caitlin Huston

Christian Borle will star in the Tammy Faye musical on Broadway, replacing the previously announced Andrew Rannells.  Borle, a two-time Tony Award winner for playing Shakespeare in Somethin…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:00PM

Streaming Innovation Alliance Adds New Members to Its Ranks by Caitlin Huston

The Streaming Innovation Alliance, which counts most major direct-to-consumer services as members, has added six new platforms to its ranks. The alliance was initially formed in September 20…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:20AM

Andy Richter to Launch New SiriusXM Call-In Show by Caitlin Huston

Comedian and actor Andy Richter is launching a new call-in show on SiriusXM.  The Andy Richter Call-In Show will see Richter, well-known for his role as Conan O’Brien’s sidekick on his …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:00AM
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Broadway Box Office: ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘Stereophonic’ and More Hit Post-Tony Awards Highs by Caitlin Huston

The big winners of the Tony Awards saw their grosses soar in the week following the June 16 ceremony, with Merrily We Roll Along, The Outsiders, Stereophonic and An Enemy of the People hitti…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 02:12PM

The Tiny Newsstand in West Hollywood That’s Become the Sunset Strip’s Hotspot of the Moment by Thr Magazine

Hollywood is a haven for hybrids — from film genres and cuisines to actor/singer/content creators — but what about an art space/boutique/newsstand mashup? Wait, didn’t newsstands go th…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:45PM

Hillary Clinton Plans Pre-Election Book Tour for New Memoir by Etan Vlessing

Hillary Clinton has unveiled plans for a five-city book tour in September and October for her new memoir, coming just before the U.S. Presidential election. The former First Lady and U.S. Se…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:17AM

Leslye Headland to Make Broadway Debut This Fall With ‘Cult of Love’ by Caitlin Huston

Leslye Headland, the creator of Star Wars: The Acolyte, will make her Broadway debut this fall. Her play, Cult of Love, follows four adult children returning to their childhood home with the…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:10AM
Monday, June 24, 2024

Motion Picture Association Hires FBI Official to Lead Anti-Piracy Efforts by Caitlin Huston

The Motion Picture Association has hired former FBI official Larissa Knapp to lead its content protection services.  Knapp, who was the fourth highest ranking FBI official, will serve as ex…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:40PM

Paramount+ Raises Prices for Ad-Tier and Premium Plan by Caitlin Huston

The Paramount+ essential plan and the Paramount+ with Showtime plan will both increase their prices in the coming months.  The Paramount+ essential plan will increase by $2 per month to $7.…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 12:30PM

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