June 4, 2020 at 5:10 pm #1203516715
Forgot to mention the first time that Alan Menken and Glenn Slater are also nominees this year for Best Original Song for a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program for “Waiting In The Wings” from Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure. If he wins, that means he’ll become the newest EGOT Club member, and the first won to have won all 4 awards for Disney properties. https://www.goldderby.com/article/2020/alan-menken-egot-daytime-emmys-rapunzels-tangled-adventure/
Though Alan Menken actually does have a Special Emmy Award from 1990, which of course doesn’t count.June 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm #1203522511
Cicely Tyson will receive the Peabody Awards’ Career Achievement Award. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cicely-tyson-receives-2020-peabody-career-achievement-award-1297503June 9, 2020 at 5:57 pm #1203524601
The Broken Hearts Gallery, which features stage alums like Bernadette Peters and Phillipa Soo among its cast, will be released in theater on July 10. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/broken-hearts-gallery-lands-early-july-release-as-cinemas-prepare-reopen-1297791June 11, 2020 at 10:15 am #1203527950June 11, 2020 at 11:22 am #1203528174
Kaitlyn Dever, who’s a rising star with performances from last year on the big screen in Booksmart and on the small screen in Unbelievable, is in talks to star as Zoe Murphy in Universal’s upcoming film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/kaitlyn-dever-universal-dear-evan-hansen-1234631774/June 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm #1203528593
Several casting announcements have been made for stage alums today:
Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, and John Hawkes will star in the film To Leslie. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/allison-janney-john-hawkes-join-leslie-cannes-1297957
Elisabeth Moss will star in the horror film Run Rabbit Run. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-elisabeth-moss-handmaids-tale-director-reunite-horror-1297959
Keke Palmer will star in the historical thriller film Alice. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/keke-palmer-star-true-story-thriller-alice-1298009June 11, 2020 at 2:55 pm #1203528596
Greyhound starring Tom Hanks will officially drop on Apple TV+ on July 10. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-hanks-greyhound-lands-release-date-appletv-1298056June 12, 2020 at 12:19 pm #1203530031
The upcoming film adaptation of the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has set a new release date for January 22nd, 2021.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/199441/everybodys-talking-about-jamie-movie-musical-shifts-release-date-to-january-2021/June 16, 2020 at 11:11 am #1203536697
The Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia, which was previously captured by Spike Lee earlier this year, will be presented on HBO.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/HBO-to-Present-DAVID-BYRNES-AMERICAN-UTOPIA-20200616June 17, 2020 at 5:17 pm #1203539443
Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, and Laura Linney will star in the film The Miracle Club. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/maggie-smith-kathy-bates-laura-linney-unite-miracle-club-1298960June 20, 2020 at 6:52 am #1203543442
Mark Rylance will star in the golf-themed comedy film The Fantastic Flitcrofts. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mark-rylance-star-golfing-comedy-fantastic-flitcrofts-1299371June 20, 2020 at 6:55 am #1203543446
Giving Voice, a documentary about the August Wilson Monologue Competition that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will premiere on Netflix sometime later this year. https://www.playbill.com/article/documentary-on-august-wilson-monologue-competition-headed-to-netflixJune 20, 2020 at 10:13 am #1203543734
Netflix is negotiating a deal to acquire global rights to The Trial of the Chicago 7, which is the new film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin featuring several Broadway alums such as William Hurt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, and Jeremy Strong.
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/netflix-paramount-trial-of-chicago-7-aaron-sorkin-1234642937/June 22, 2020 at 6:09 am #1203545745
A Capitol Fourth will present a virtual version of its annual concert, in honor of its 40th anniversary. This year’s show will be co-hosted by Broadway alums John Stamos and Vanessa Williams. It will also feature performances from Patti LaBelle, Renée Fleming, The Temptations, Yolanda Adams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Mandy Gonzalez, and more.
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