November 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm #1202681238
Julie Andrews will be voicing the character of Karathen in Aquaman, which of course hits theaters next month at the same time as Mary Poppins Returns. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/julie-andrews-takes-mary-poppins-sequel-aquaman-role-1163672November 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm #1202681240
Three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler will serve as the choreographer for the film adaptation of Cats. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andy-blankenbuehler-choreograph-cats-musical-film-adaptation-1163694
November 25, 2018 at 9:03 am #1202681627
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Al Pacino is set to team up with Michael Radford, the Oscar nominated director behind Il Postino, on a new film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Very interesting timing as Glenda Jackson is set to play the titular role on Broadway this spring.November 26, 2018 at 11:11 am #1202682324
Several alums of the New York stage have been cast in an upcoming New York Times column-based anthology series for Amazon Prime titled Modern Love. They include Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr., Anne Hathaway, and John Slattery.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/John-Gallagher-Jr-Cristin-Milioti-Tina-Fey-to-Star-in-Amazons-MODERN-LOVE-20181126November 26, 2018 at 11:54 am #1202682367
A new musical drama series titled The Eddy is in the works at Netflix. It will be brought to us by Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Tony-winning playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child), and Glen Ballard, who unsuccessfully took a crack at Broadway several years ago with the stage musical adaptation of Ghost.
November 26, 2018 at 8:28 pm #1202682803
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Katori Hall’s play Pussy Valley is being adapted into a TV series for Starz, where it will be known as P-Valley. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/starz-katori-hall-jerry-bruckheimer-hightown-series-1203036378/November 27, 2018 at 5:47 pm #1202683736
Rita Moreno has officially joined the film remake of West Side Story as Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc from the original film. She will also serve as an executive producer. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rita-moreno-joins-steven-spielbergs-west-side-story-movie-1164273November 29, 2018 at 8:22 am #1202684968
The current West End revival of 42nd Street has been filmed, and will be available for streaming on BroadwayHD sometime next year.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BroadwayHD-Will-Film-West-End-Production-Of-42ND-STREET-20181129November 29, 2018 at 10:22 am #1202685222
Dear Evan Hansen is heading to the big screen!
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-DEAR-EVAN-HANSEN-Will-Officially-Be-Adapted-for-the-Big-Screen-20181129November 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm #1202685459
The Off-Broadway play The House That Will Not Stand has been greenlit for a film adaptation. Its original playwright Marcus Gardley will be adapting the screenplay. https://deadline.com/2018/11/marcus-gardley-the-house-that-will-not-stand-movie-mwm-studios-1202509487/November 29, 2018 at 1:44 pm #1202685499
Alex Lacamoire is the latest Hamilton crew member to join Fosse/Verdon. http://www.playbill.com/article/alex-lacamoire-joins-lin-manuel-miranda-and-more-hamilton-collaborators-for-fxs-fosse-verdonNovember 29, 2018 at 4:50 pm #1202685608
Tony nominee Robert Fairchild has joined the cast of Cats as Munkustrap. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/robbie-fairchild-munkustrap-universals-cats-1203049195/December 5, 2018 at 9:08 am #1202689942
Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford is set to star as Oscar winner Judy Holliday in a biographical film.
Which is interesting, because I remember when Elisabeth Vincentelli described Ashford’s performance in You Can’t Take It With You on Theater Talk, she called her the next Judy Holliday.December 5, 2018 at 3:25 pm #1202690224
Jessica Lange will star alongside Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician. https://deadline.com/2018/12/the-politician-jessica-lange-cast-ryan-murphy-netflix-series-1202514135/December 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm #1202690420
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play will be filmed by WNET-TV and will air on the TV program Theatre Close-Up next year. http://www.playbill.com/article/jocelyn-biohs-school-girls-to-be-filmed-for-wnet-tv
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