August 23, 2019 at 5:32 pm #1203036781
The documentary Raul Julia: The World’s A Stage will be screened on August 30 at the Museum of the Moving Image and will also premiere on PBS on September 13 at 9 PM EST. http://www.playbill.com/article/raul-julia-the-worlds-a-stage-documentary-will-be-screened-at-museum-of-the-moving-imageAugust 24, 2019 at 12:32 pm #1203037910
The voice cast for Pixar’s upcoming 2020 film Soul has been announced. Which includes Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, and Tony nominated book writer Tina Fey.
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/disney-soul-trailer-2020-1203310868/August 25, 2019 at 7:26 am #1203038993
Here’s a first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-releases-first-look-pic-emma-stone-as-cruella-de-vil-1234323August 26, 2019 at 11:39 am #1203040687
John Pankow & Richard Kind, who were both most recently seen on Broadway as the Gangsters in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Kiss Me, Kate, will be reprising their roles in the upcoming Mad About You revival.
https://deadline.com/2019/08/mad-about-you-john-pankow-richard-kind-to-reprise-roles-revival-limited-series-spectrum-originals-1202704341/August 26, 2019 at 4:44 pm #1203041173
Todd Haynes’ new film Dark Waters, which features many stage alums in its cast such as Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman, will get a limited release in theaters on November 22, just in time for awards season. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/todd-haynes-dark-waters-lands-november-release-covers-opens-summer-2020-1234611August 26, 2019 at 4:48 pm #1203041183
Viola Davis will be playing Michelle Obama in the anthology series First Ladies, which, as the title implies, explores some of America’s most notable First Ladies. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/viola-davis-play-michelle-obama-first-ladies-anthology-showtime-1234525August 27, 2019 at 9:51 am #1203042890
Lauren Graham, who starred on Broadway once as Adelaide in the (critically panned) 2009 revival of Guys & Dolls, will be joining the cast of the upcoming NBC musical dramedy series, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. She’ll be replacing Carmen Cusack, who played her role in the pilot.
https://deadline.com/2019/08/zoeys-extraordinary-playlist-parenthood-alum-lauren-graham-regular-recasting-1202705193/August 27, 2019 at 3:06 pm #1203043392
Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Memphis will be two of several titles coming to BroadwayHD next month. http://www.playbill.com/article/smokey-joes-cafe-memphis-and-more-coming-to-broadwayhd-in-septemberAugust 29, 2019 at 10:42 am #1203046370
Jordan Donica, who was most recently seen on Broadway as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of My Fair Lady, will be joining the cast of The CW’s reboot of Charmed for the second season.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/HAMILTONs-Jordan-Donica-Joins-Season-Two-of-CHARMED-on-The-CW-20190829August 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm #1203046559
As he did with his film Boyhood, Richard Linkater will direct another film which chronicles lives over a period of years using a true-life shooting timeline. Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein will star in an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along, about college graduates doomed to disappointment. The story starts with the characters in their 40s and moves backwards in time to show them in their 20s.
So does this mean Platt won’t get his EGOT for 20 years? lolAugust 29, 2019 at 12:20 pm #1203046599
Well, at least Ben Platt wouldn’t end up suffering from the whole ‘slap the stud’ syndrome.August 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm #1203046725
Here’s the first trailer for the Netflix film The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX2pRcBWOkAAugust 29, 2019 at 7:32 pm #1203047218
Multiple Tony Award winners Frank Langella and Mark Rylance have both been cast in the new film written & directed by Aaron Sorkin.
https://deadline.com/2019/08/trial-of-chicago-7-aaron-sorkin-paramount-cross-creek-mark-rylance-frank-langella-sacha-baron-cohen-eddie-redmayne-joseph-gordon-levitt-abbie-hoffman-tom-hayden-1202576601/?fbclid=IwAR0YtiIlRYyGYZCSVV44jlT-suvcJ62Ed7lgSMGK3POopaQSwK_bbFBlEbAAugust 30, 2019 at 10:15 am #1203049040
Irene Sankoff & David Hein, who are the married couple that created Come From Away, will be teaming up with Ellen DeGeneres for a new television drama on The CW.
http://www.playbill.com/article/ellen-degeneres-teams-up-with-come-from-aways-david-hein-and-irene-sankoff-for-new-cw-seriesSeptember 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm #1203055854
Emily Blunt will be starring in Wild Mountain Thyme, which is a film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 Tony nominated play, Outside Mullingar.
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