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11-year-old Alisha Weir has been cast as the title character in the upcoming film adaptation of Matilda the Musical while Emma Thompson is now set to play Miss Trunchbull.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/MATILDA-Film-Adds-Emma-Thompson-As-Miss-Trunchbull-and-Aleisha-Weir-in-the-Title-Role-20210114January 14, 2021 at 5:09 pm #1203984090
The HBO Max pilot Julia, which features stage alums like David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Fran Kranz, and Jefferson Mays, has officially been picked up for series. https://deadline.com/2021/01/hbo-max-orders-julia-child-series-julia-chris-keyser-sarah-lancashire-david-hyde-pierce-1234674012/January 14, 2021 at 5:22 pm #1203984096
Robert De Niro, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, and Alessandro Nivola have all joined the cast of David O. Russell’s next film. https://deadline.com/2021/01/robert-de-niro-mike-myers-timothy-olyphant-michael-shannon-chris-rock-anya-taylor-joy-david-o-russell-new-regency-movie-1234674307/January 15, 2021 at 2:46 pm #1203985495January 18, 2021 at 8:51 am #1203989493January 18, 2021 at 9:45 am #1203989705
The following Broadway alums who are among the recently announced Critics Choice TV Award nominees are:
Not to mention that the professional tapings of Hamilton and What the Constitution Means to Me were both nominated for Best Movie Made for Television.January 19, 2021 at 6:16 am #1203990959
For her final appearance as Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Laura Benanti performs a parody of the opening number, ‘Belle’, from Beauty & the Beast.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Laura-Benanti-Returns-as-Melania-Trump-to-Sing-a-Parody-of-Belle-From-BEAUTY-AND-THE-BEAST-20210119January 20, 2021 at 4:09 am #1203992839
On last night’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden performed a parody of the song, ‘One Day More’, with several alumni of Les Misérables celebrating the end of Trump’s presidency and the beginning of Biden’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4aTjeCP0LoJanuary 21, 2021 at 4:54 pm #1203995237
Tom Hanks’s new movie Bios will be released in theaters this summer on August 13. https://deadline.com/2021/01/tom-hanks-universal-amblin-sci-fi-movie-bios-heads-to-late-summer-1234677780/January 22, 2021 at 3:05 pm #1203996738January 23, 2021 at 8:46 am #1203997551
Kenneth Branangh has been cast as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the limited series This Sceptred Isle, a look at devastating moments in British history and how the Prime Ministers during those moments responded to the crisis. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kenneth-branagh-to-play-boris-johnson-in-michael-winterbottoms-covid-drama-seriesJanuary 23, 2021 at 1:42 pm #1203997875
Another filmed stage version of Romeo & Juliet is happening in the U.K., this time starring newly minted Olivier winner Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath as the titular lovers. No release date has been set yet. https://www.playbill.com/article/dear-evan-hansen-olivier-winner-sam-tutty-and-emily-redpath-will-star-in-filmed-version-of-romeo-juliet
Derek Jacobi has now joined the cast of this production as the Narrator. The production will be available for viewing from February 13-20. https://www.playbill.com/article/derek-jacobi-joins-sam-tutty-and-emily-redpath-in-filmed-version-of-romeo-julietJanuary 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm #1203997882
The new film version of Cinderella starring Camila Cabello and featuring Broadway alums like Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, and James Corden, will now be released in theaters on July 16. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/sony-delays-camila-cabellos-cinderella-ghostbusters-afterlife-uncharted-morbius-1234889995/January 25, 2021 at 7:09 am #1204000351
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