June 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm #1202944732
After winning a Tony and an Oscar for Fences, Viola Davis will be starring in another August Wilson adaptation, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, for Netflix. Other Broadway alums in the cast include Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo. Ruben Santiago-Hudson will write the screenplay, while George C. Wolfe will direct. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/viola-davis-chadwick-boseman-set-ma-raineys-black-bottom-1219755June 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm #1202944767
^Having been aware that Denzel Washington was planning to produce more screen adaptations of August Wilson’s works, I was wondering if/when they were ever gonna come to fruition. Glad to see that they are.June 19, 2019 at 4:23 pm #1202944780
The previously announced film adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…Boom! that Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to direct will be produced by Netflix, and Andrew Garfield is apparently the top choice to star.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196226/andrew-garfield-top-choice-to-lead-lin-manuel-mirandas-tick-tickboom-film-netflix-will-produce/June 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm #1202944883
Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of the film Flag Day, written by newly minted Tony winner Jez Butterworth. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/josh-brolin-miles-teller-join-sean-penn-flag-day-1219714June 19, 2019 at 6:28 pm #1202944891
Jeremy Jordan will star as 1970s record executive Neil Bogart in a biopic about his life called Spinning Gold. Other Broadway alums cast include Samuel L. Jackson, Neil Patrick Harris and Dan Fogler. https://deadline.com/2019/06/neil-bogart-casablanca-records-spinning-gold-samuel-jackson-donna-summer-kiss-gladys-knight-village-people-1202634917/June 19, 2019 at 6:43 pm #1202944923
Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be hosting the revival of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jesse-tyler-ferguson-extreme-makeover-host-hgtv-1203247250/June 20, 2019 at 7:44 am #1202945461
The great Julie Andrews will be lending her voice as the mysterious narrator Lady Whistledown in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Bridgerton.
http://www.playbill.com/article/julie-andrews-tapped-for-shondaland-and-netflixs-bridgerton-seriesJune 21, 2019 at 8:58 am #1202947191
Billy Porter, Julia Roberts and Christina Applegate will be among next year’s Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/2020-walk-of-fame-honorees-batman-julia-roberts-spike-lee-1203249394/June 22, 2019 at 6:31 am #1202947883
PBS’ Great Performances will be filming the Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing this weekend for broadcast at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/pbs-great-performances-will-film-shakespeare-in-the-parks-much-ado-about-nothing-starring-danielle-brooks-chuck-cooperJune 22, 2019 at 6:40 am #1202947893
PBS’ Great Performances will be filming the Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing this weekend for broadcast at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/pbs-great-performances-will-film-shakespeare-in-the-parks-much-ado-about-nothing-starring-danielle-brooks-chuck-cooper
Oh this could be good…….fingers crossed for an Emmy nom possibly too.June 25, 2019 at 6:26 am #1202950854
Casting has been announced for Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of The Prom. Which includes Meryl Streep as Dede Allen, James Corden as Barry Glickman, Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson, Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver, Ariana Grande as Alyssa, Awkwafina as Ms. Sheldon, and Keegan-Michael Key as Principal Hawkins. Though a nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel is on to fill the role of Emma Nolan.
https://deadline.com/2019/06/ryan-murphy-meryl-streep-prom-netflix-movie-musical-nicole-kidman-james-corden-ariana-grande-awkwafina-keegan-michael-key-andrew-rannells-star-1202637550/June 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm #1202951872
Alan Cumming and Ed Asner have joined the cast of the USA anthology series Briarpatch. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/alan-cumming-ed-asner-join-sam-esmails-briarpatch-at-usa-1220514June 25, 2019 at 7:33 pm #1202951886
Loretta Devine has joined the cast of the Starz drama series P-Valley. https://deadline.com/2019/06/p-valley-loretta-devine-recur-starz-strip-club-drama-series-1202637321/July 1, 2019 at 6:15 am #1202957597
For those who were not able to catch the live taping of the West End production of Kinky Boots in movie theaters (or would like to see it again), it will be available to stream on BroadwayHD beginning July 15th.
https://deadline.com/2019/07/kinky-boots-broadwayhd-july-1202640074/July 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm #1202958241
Several alums of the New York stage are among the many industry professionals invited to join the motion picture academy this year.
Stephen Dillane (Tony-winning actor)*
Jennifer Ehle (two-time Tony-winning actress)*
Stephen McKinley Henderson (Tony nominated actor)
Tom Hollander (Tony nominated actor)
Tracy Letts (Tony-winning playwright and actor)
Elisabeth Moss (Tony nominated actress)
Jessie Nelson (the book writer of Waitress)
Amanda Peet (who was in the 2006 revival of Barefoot in the Park)
Harriet Walter (Tony nominated actress)
Scott Wittman (Tony-winning lyricist)
*Tony winners for the 2000 Broadway revival of The Real Thing.
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