News Nuggets: ‘Newsies’ extends its Broadway run

The Broadway run of “Newsies” will now be open-ended: “Surprising no one following the show’s grosses, it’s just been announced ‘Newsies,’ which opened on Broadway back in March for a limited run through August 19th will now officially be an open-ended run with tickets on sale through November 18, 2012 and group sales to January of 2013. The show received 8 Tony nominations earlier this month. ‘Ever since the Paper Mill Playhouse run ended six months ago, the audience has re-written the playbook for “Newsies,”‘ said Thomas Schumacher, Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. ‘We continue to be astonished by a passion for this show that is as heartfelt as it is widespread and find ourselves, once again, in the wonderful position of altering our plans to respond to palpable demand.'” BROADWAY WORLD

The Producers Guild Awards change their 2013 date. From the press release: “The Producers Guild of America announced today that it has shifted the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony to take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, Producers Guild Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon announced that the 2013 awards program, which honors excellence in motion picture and television production, will be produced by Academy-Award nominated producer Michael De Luca. ‘Michael is an original, creative producer with some of the most impressive credits in the business and we’re thrilled he has accepted our invitation to produce the 2013 Producers Guild Awards show,’ said Koch and Gordon.”

Grammy performers are “pathetic,” according to Rob Zombie: “The veteran heavy metal singer doesn’t like what the US awards show, because he doesn’t feel the performers put in as much energy as real rock bands do. He told the Pittsburg Post Gazette newspaper: ‘Rock bands can deliver it live, whereas a lot of pop act – you watch the Grammys and it’s pathetic sometimes. You know, 60-year-old Bruce Springsteen comes out and he rocks and whatever pop star of the moment comes out and lip-synchs through some pathetic performance and you’re like, “Really? Is this what it’s come down to?”‘” TIMES LIVE

Are the MTV Movie Awards more in touch than the Oscars? “Since 1992, the MTV Movie Awards have bestowed honors on the films and stars who won the hearts and minds of moviegoers during the preceding year. The awards are chosen by popular vote, and while the mainstream-leaning ceremony may not have the same prestige as the Oscars or the BAFTAs, there is reason to believe the MTV Movie Awards better reflect what fans truly want to watch — and enjoyed watching. As the MTV Movie Awards audience (and voting pool) by definition skews young, you’re not going to find plodding art house dramas or small foreign films among the nominees.” INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

Tony-nominee James Corden explains how much improv is in “One Man, Two Guvnors“: “I have bits that are tried and tested, but from the first moment that I bring two people from the seats to the stage, you never know what’s going to happen. I had two guys yesterday who started talking to each other, and I turned to the audience and said, ‘Please bear with me. You can see what I’m up against.’ It immediately makes it me and the audience against these guys. If you watch the show tonight, I can promise 100 percent there will be lines I don’t even know I’m going to say.” THE DAILY BEAST

First Emmy nomination for a show produced by a digital company: “Everyday Health, Inc., a leading digital health company, is pleased to announce that its syndicated television series, ‘Everyday Health,’ received a Daytime Emmy nomination, as announced Wednesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS.) This marks the first time a TV series inspired and produced by a digital company has earned this prestigious honor … Show co-hosts Laila Ali, Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn bring audiences an inspiring story of people who have been affected by a health crisis and are now delivering a message of hope and healing to others.” MARKET WATCH

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