July 22, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1203596609
Aaron Sorkin’s new film, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, will officially premiere on Netflix on October 16th.
https://deadline.com/2020/07/aaron-sorkins-the-trial-of-the-chicago-7-netflix-movie-sets-fall-release-date-1202992373/July 22, 2020 at 4:24 pm #1203596628
The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect will now have a full-scale nationwide theatrical release on January 15. https://deadline.com/2020/07/aretha-franklin-biopic-respect-going-wide-over-mlk-weekend-instead-of-christmas-platform-release-1202992194/July 23, 2020 at 5:48 am #1203597220
Ryan Murphy’s Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, which had two days of principal photography left before the pandemic took off, will be resuming for the next four days starting today.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ryan-murphys-prom-restarts-production-los-angeles-1304043July 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203598338
Terence Stamp has joined the cast of His Dark Materials for its second season. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/terence-stamp-his-dark-materials-season-two-1234714727/July 25, 2020 at 9:25 am #1203601921
Hamilton star Emmy Raver-Lampman will take over the role of Molly from Kristen Bell on the animated series Central Park. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/apples-central-park-casts-kristen-bells-replacement-1304380July 26, 2020 at 5:09 am #1203603401
Ben Platt is set to be a guest star on the upcoming 32nd season of The Simpsons.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ben-Platt-and-More-Will-Serve-as-Guest-Stars-on-THE-SIMPSONS-20200725July 26, 2020 at 5:18 pm #1203604541
Alan Menken has just become the 16th person in history to have completed their EGOT competitively.
https://twitter.com/GoldDerby/status/1287542603903361024July 28, 2020 at 5:12 am #1203606956July 28, 2020 at 10:47 am #1203608758
Quite a number of Broadway alums are among this year’s Primetime Emmy Award nominees.
Which includes Uzo Aduba, Christina Applegate, Alan Arkin, Hank Azaria, Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Toni Collette, Brian Cox, James Cromwell, Billy Crudup, Kieran Culkin, Ted Danson, Ann Dowd, Adam Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Fishburne, Louis Gossett, Jr., William Jackson Harper, Corey Hawkins, Marin Hinkle, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Jackman, Cherry Jones, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ron Cephas Jones, Anna Kendrick, Eugene Levy, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale, Dylan McDermott, Ingrid Michaelson, Bette Midler, Peter Morgan, Lupita Nyong’o, Leslie Odom, Jr. Jim Parsons, Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Fiona Shaw, Martin Short, Jean Smart, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Strong, Holland Taylor, Cicely Tyson, Tracey Ullman, Harriet Walter, Kerry Washington, Bradley Whitford, and Jeffrey Wright.July 30, 2020 at 11:17 am #1203615554
Fresh off his Emmy nomination for the limited series Hollywood, Jeremy Pope will be playing real-life Hollywood star Sammy Davis, Jr. in the film Scandalous!, which will showcase Davis’ affair with Vertigo star Kim Novak, which drew controversy back in the day due to their different racial backgrounds. https://deadline.com/2020/07/sammy-davis-jr-kim-novak-forbidden-romance-movie-scandalous-emmy-nominated-jeremy-pope-hollywood-pose-director-janet-mock-1202999674/July 30, 2020 at 11:42 am #1203615640
Disney+ is set to create a film adaptation of Once On This Island. The creative team will include Jocelyn Bioh as the screenwriter, Marc Platt as the producer, and Wanuri Kahiu as the director. No casting has yet been announced. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-tackling-adaptation-broadway-musical-once-island-1305121July 30, 2020 at 4:07 pm #1203616594
The streaming service BroadwayHD has expanded its library with two dramas: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, which premieres August 6, was directed by Carrie Cracknell and captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Young Vic Theatre in 2012. Hattie Morahan is Nora Helmer with Nick Fletcher as Nils Krogstad, Yolanda Kettle as Helene, Dominic Rowan as Torvald Helmer, and Steve Toussaint as Dr. Rank. Sam Shepherd’s True West, arriving August 11, was directed by Phillip Breen and captured by Digital Theatre in 2014 at London’s Tricycle Theatre. Steven Elliott is Saul Kimmer with Alex Ferns as Lee.
https://www.playbill.com/article/in-the-news-brian-stokes-mitchell-sings-for-cooper-union-anthony-rapp-is-salieri-in-new-mozart-musical-moreJuly 30, 2020 at 7:26 pm #1203617278
The TV show Ratched starring Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, and Sophie Okonedo will premiere on Netflix on September 18. https://www.playbill.com/article/sarah-paulson-led-ratched-sets-release-date-with-first-look-photos-revealedJuly 31, 2020 at 6:09 am #1203617964
Here is a first look at Netflix’s upcoming film reboot of Rebecca (featuring Broadway alums Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ann Dowd), which will debut on October 21st.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8578625/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Lily-Jamess-sneak-peek-scenes-du-Mauriers-Rebecca-makeover.htmlAugust 2, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203622557
The TV show Filthy Rich starring Corey Cott and Kim Cattrall will premiere on Fox on September 21. https://www.playbill.com/article/foxs-filthy-rich-with-kim-cattrall-corey-cott-more-sets-september-premiere
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