Friday, January 15, 2021

Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend and More to Appear at Biden Inauguration by Jem Aswad

Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria and and Kerry Washington will be among the celebrities at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The Foo Fighters, Legend and S…

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Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch Join ‘Matilda’ Musical by Pat Saperstein

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Alisha Weir will join Netflix’s musical adaptation of the beloved children’s story “Matilda,” directed by Matthew Warchus. Thompson will play Miss Tr…

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Peter Mark Richman, Actor in ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ ‘Three’s Company,’ Dies at 93 by Pat Saperstein

Peter Mark Richman, who made numerous film and TV appearances including recurring roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Three’s Company,” and toplined the early 1960s series “Cain…

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Bill Clinton, Clive Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. Join Benefit for Legendary Jazz Club Birdland (EXCLUSIVE) by Eli Countryman

Fundraising efforts to save iconic New York jazz club Birdland will culminate in a free streaming concert on Jan. 24. The lineup for the event includes former President Bill Clinton, Clive D…

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Bob Iger and Willow Bay Donating $5 Million to Hard-Hit Los Angeles Businesses by Pat Saperstein

Bob Iger and Willow Bay will be donating $5 million to small businesses throughout Los Angeles that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday. “We…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

‘The Dig’ Review: Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes Politely Challenge the Foundations of British History by Peter Debruge

It started with a hunch. Edith Pretty and her husband bought a house at Sutton Hoo, the estate of which contained several large mounds of earth. For years, there had been theories about what…

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Tina Fey and Wayne Brady Sign on for Educational Theatre Foundation Gala (EXCLUSIVE) by Marc Malkin

Tina Fey and Wayne Brady have joined the lineup for this year’s Educational Theatre Foundation Gala. Theatre Alive!: A Celebration of School Theatre, to be held virtually on Jan. 28, will …

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Daniel J. Mertzlufft, TikTok Musical Star, Signs With CAA, Kraft-Engel Management (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Daniel J. Mertzlufft, who went viral with his arrangement of “Remy the Ratatouille” by Emily Jacobson, has signed with CAA and Kraft-Engel Management. The composer, arranger, music direc…

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Cirque du Soleil Composer Benoît Jutras Developing Rock Opera About Japan’s Imperial Family (EXCLUSIVE) by Rebecca Rubin

Benoît Jutras, the composer behind many Cirque du Soleil productions, is developing a slate of original musicals for the stage and screen. The first project will be a rock opera that traces…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Gotham Awards 2020, Full Winners List (Updating Live) by Clayton Davis

The 2020 Gotham Awards made history, with all of this year’s best feature nominees directed by women for its 30th celebration. The annual event, which is typically held in early December, …

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Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film by Jordan Moreau

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to play the iconic Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in an upcoming film, titled “Being the Ricardos,” directed by Aaron So…

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‘Ratatouille’ Musical Raised $1.9 Million: Here’s Where The Money Will Go by Gordon Cox

The rat really raked it in — for a good cause. Inspired by social media and co-produced and co-created by Broadway pros including Lucy Moss (“Six”), Jeremy O. Harris (“Slave Play”)…

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Adam Lambert, Trent Reznor, Andra Day and Huge Cast Shine in ‘Bowie Celebration’ Tribute Livestream by Chris Willman

While no tribute may ever go down as the one David Bowie actually deserves, Saturday’s three-hour “A Bowie Celebration” livestream came within spitting distance of giving the duke his …

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Friday, January 8, 2021

David Bowie ‘Just for One Day’ Tribute Concert With Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Ian Hunter, More Livestreams Tonight by Jem Aswad

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Ian Hunter, Boy George, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Adam Lambert, Peter Frampton, Andra Day and many more will perform at “Just for One…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

‘Mean Girls’ Won’t Reopen on Broadway Due to the Pandemic by Rebecca Rubin

When the lights go up on Broadway, “Mean Girls” won’t be returning to the stage. Producers announced Thursday that the musical, based on Tina Fey’s modern cult classic, will not reop…

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France’s Theaters, Other Cultural Venues to Stay Closed Until End of January by Elskes

Theaters, museums and other cultural venues will remain closed in France until the end of January, France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed during a televised address on Thursday even…

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‘One Night in Miami’ and the NYC Native Who Found Playwriting Success in L.A. by Gordon Cox

The new film “One Night in Miami” began life as a successful play — but New Yorkers might not know that, because despite accolades in Los Angeles and London, the play never got a produ…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

‘Spamalot’ Movie Moves From Fox to Paramount by Rebecca Rubin

Paramount Pictures is getting in on the business of Monty Python. The studio has acquired “Spamalot,” the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. The film was previously s…

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Trump-Spoofing ‘Rent’ Adaptation ‘11,780 Votes’ Is the Hilarious Jam of the Unfolding 2021 Political Season by Chris Willman

If you ever loved, liked or even hated “Rent,” there’s a fair chance that you’ve never been able to hear a set of numerals large enough to include a comma without having that musical…

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Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell on the Actors Fund and the ‘Ratatouille’ TikTok Musical by Marc Malkin

In March, Brian Stokes Mitchell was just four days away from performing a concert at New York’s City Center when the pandemic forced theaters to close. All the other jobs that Mitchell, wh…

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Disney Streaming CFO Vanna Krantz Joins MasterClass as Finance Chief by Todd Spangler

Celebrity-driven online learning platform MasterClass hired Vanna Krantz, most recently chief financial officer of Disney Plus and ESPN Plus, as CFO. At Disney, Krantz built and led the fina…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lashana Lynch to Join Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Movie Musical by Angelique Jackson

Lashana Lynch is getting musical — with the British star set to join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of “Matilda.” The musical movie is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 childre…

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‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Team on Zoey’s Romantic Choice, New Job in Season 2 by Danielle Turchiano

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return,” the second season premiere of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” While the first season of NBC…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

‘Too Much Money at Stake’: Lengthy L.A. Production Shutdown Seen as Unlikely by Elaine Low

The COVID-19 numbers in Los Angeles County are dire, and hospital beds remain at worryingly low capacity, pushing Hollywood to delay when most L.A.-based television shows go back into produc…

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James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Resume Remote Late-Night Tapings Amid L.A. COVID-19 Spike by Elaine Low

Late night is returning home. James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC are back to filming their nightly shows remotely amid the …

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‘The Waltons’ Cast to Reunite on ‘Stars in the House’ (TV News Roundup) by Janet Lee

In today’s TV news roundup, the cast of “The Waltons” will reunite in an upcoming episode of “Stars in the House,” and HBO acquired the Scandinavian limited series, “The Investig…

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Variety500 - Variety500 - Top 500 Entertainment Business Leaders | by Variety

Welcome to the fourth annual edition of Variety500, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.

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Variety500 Selection Process - Variety by Andrew Wallenstein

The process of deciding who will be included in the annual Variety500 list is a year-round undertaking at Variety, one we are continually fine-tuning in hopes that no essential individual go…

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Women Directed Record Number of 2020 Films, Study Finds by Brent Lang

Hollywood tapped a record number of women to call the shots on major movies in 2020, according to a new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

How To Watch ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ by Meredith Woerner

In August of 2020 a tiny TikTok song dedicated to Remy the Rat (the animated star of the 2007 Pixar film “Ratatoullie”) sparked a musical metamorphosis. Within days theater kid TikTok wa…

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Richard Bates, Disney’s Longtime Head of Government Relations, Dies at 70 by Cynthia Littleton

Richard Bates, the longtime head of government relations for Disney, died Dec. 31 at his home outside Washington, D.C. He was 70. Disney said the executive’s death was sudden. Bates had re…

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