June 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm #1203546634
Several Broadway/theater alumni are going to be receiving their very own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Which are Sarah Brightman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jenifer Lewis, Laura Linney, Sarah Paulson, Christian Slater, and Jimmy Smits. Not to mention that playwright August Wilson will be (posthumously) honored as well.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/199496/august-wilson-laura-linney-more-stage-luminaries-to-receive-stars-on-hollywood-walk-of-fame/June 22, 2020 at 5:04 pm #1203546897
Claire Foy will star in the horror film Dust. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-claire-foy-nabs-lead-horror-pic-dust-1299642June 23, 2020 at 11:28 am #1203548176
Two-time Tony nominee Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo, and Rosamund Pike are in negotiations to star in a film adaptation of the hit stage musical, The Band, titled Greatest Days, which will be about record-breaking UK pop group Take That.
https://deadline.com/2020/06/ruth-wilson-cush-jumbo-rosamund-pike-take-that-movie-greatest-days-cannes-1202967577/June 23, 2020 at 4:55 pm #1203548773
That will probably become a box office success in the U.K., since Take That is very popular there. But they never really crossed over to American audiences, so the film will probably flop in the U.S.June 24, 2020 at 6:47 am #1203549438
BroadwayHD has announced its next slate of content coming in July. Which includes the PBS tapings of the original productions of Sunday in the Park with George starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters and Into the Woods, the most recent West End revival of Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead starring Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, and Gary Oldman, the 1944 movie musical, Meet Me in St. Louis starring Judy Garland, and more.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BroadwayHD-Announces-July-Lineup-Including-FUNNY-GIRL-SUNDAY-IN-THE-PARK-WITH-GEORGE-and-More-20200624June 24, 2020 at 9:18 am #1203549738
After having previously been postponed, the new documentary, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, will now be released on Hulu on July 17th.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/199514/we-are-freestyle-love-supreme-documentary-reschedules-release-date/June 27, 2020 at 7:19 am #1203554474
Jason Alexander is now officially a Daytime Emmy winner, having won for Best Original Song as part of the songwriting team behind “The Bad Guys?” from Brainwashed By Toons. We’ll have to wait until July 26, though, to see if Alan Menken will finally win his first Emmy, which would make him the newest EGOT club member.June 28, 2020 at 6:44 pm #1203556205
We’ve now got ourselves a teaser trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film, Respect, directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy, featuring a cast that includes Broadway alums Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, and Tate Donovan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBfVR_u_lGQJune 29, 2020 at 12:07 pm #1203557383
Broadway alums (and real-life married couple) Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson have been cast in a new miniseries on Freeform titled Love in the Time of Corona.
https://deadline.com/2020/06/love-in-the-time-of-corona-freeform-leslie-odom-jr-nicolette-robinson-tommy-dorfman-rainey-qualle-gil-bellows-rya-kihlstedt-ava-bellows-l-scott-caldwell-1202972774/June 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm #1203559354
About 819 industry people have been invited to join the Motion Picture Academy this year. Which includes Broadway alums Jez Butterworth, Bobby Cannavale, Tyne Daly, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Brian Tyree Henry, Ryan Murphy, Bernie Taupin, Yul Vasquez, and Olivia Wilde.
https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-invites-819-membership?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-theacademy&utm_content=later-8217132&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagramJuly 1, 2020 at 10:31 am #1203560857
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/July 2, 2020 at 5:28 pm #1203564106
Dominique Morisseau will write the HBO limited series Unruly that will star Mahershala Ali as boxer Jack Johnson. https://deadline.com/2020/06/mahershala-ali-star-boxer-jack-johnson-unruly-hbo-limited-series-tom-hanks-dominique-morisseau-playtone-ken-burns-1202974006/
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.