September 23, 2020 at 5:44 am #1203729420
Heidi Schreck’s Tony nominated play, What the Constitution Means to Me, which was taped in its final week on Broadway last year by filmmaker Marielle Heller, will debut on Amazon Prime Video on October 16th.
https://ew.com/theater/what-the-constitution-means-to-me-film-amazon/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_entertainmentweekly&utm_content=new&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=5f63b8e907a5400001300d52September 23, 2020 at 8:54 am #1203729838September 23, 2020 at 10:08 am #1203730037
Disney has officially delayed Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story by almost a whole year. It will now be released on December 10th, 2021 (which will be almost 2 months after the 1961 classic celebrates its 60th anniversary).
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/black-widow-west-side-story-eternals-release-date-delay-1234773491/September 23, 2020 at 3:14 pm #1203730770September 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm #1203730885
Cherry Jones has joined the cast of the film The Sky Is Everywhere. https://deadline.com/2020/09/cherry-jones-jason-segel-apple-and-a24-the-sky-is-everywhere-1234582549/September 24, 2020 at 4:27 pm #1203732628
Two bits of film news in this article:
The Soundling, a film with stage alums like Harris Yulin and Danny Burstein in the cast, will be released on demand on October 20.
Meanwhile, Gerald Caesar, whose Broadway credits include Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Choir Boy, and A Bronx Tale, will make his film debut in Dear Evan Hansen as a student. https://deadline.com/2020/09/the-sounding-catherine-eaton-release-date-dear-evan-hansen-gerald-caesar-1234583201/September 28, 2020 at 10:13 am #1203739202
Audra McDonald, Christopher Jackson, Sutton Foster, James Monroe Iglehart, and Santino Fontana will be lending their voices to third season of Disney Junior’s Vampirina.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Audra-McDonald-Sutton-Foster-More-Will-Lend-Voices-to-Third-Season-of-Disney-Juniors-VAMPIRINA-20200928September 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm #1203739743
As the new film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band is about to be released on Netflix in two days, Lauren LaMagna of Next Best Picture wrote a piece about why Hollywood should be giving theater actors more opportunities to reprise their stage roles on screen.
https://www.nextbestpicture.com/latest/the-unspoken-basis-of-film-vs-theatre-actorsSeptember 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm #1203739821
Genius: Aretha is set to resume production on October 1. https://deadline.com/2020/09/genius-aretha-nat-geo-series-resume-production-atlanta-cynthia-erivo-1234586452/September 29, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203741728September 29, 2020 at 10:08 am #1203741742September 30, 2020 at 9:46 am #1203745035
Oscar-winner Barry Levinson is set to direct a biographical film about the making of The Godfather, which will star Oscar Isaac as Francis Ford Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal as former Paramount executive Robert Evans.
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/oscar-isaac-francis-ford-coppola-godfather-movie-1234589680/September 30, 2020 at 4:02 pm #1203746493
The George C. Wolfe directed film adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, and Colman Domingo will be released on Netflix on December 18th.
https://twitter.com/NetflixFilm/status/1311440725184143360October 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm #1203749511October 1, 2020 at 12:34 pm #1203749620
Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Camil, Jane Krakowski, Ann Harada, and more have been cast in a new Apple TV+ musical comedy series starring Cecily Strong, executive produced by Loren Michaels.
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