March 4, 2019 at 1:24 pm #1202803780
Cynthia Erivo is set to star in a new movie musical inspired by the story of Rip Van Winkle, which is being produced by Josh Gad.
http://www.playbill.com/article/cynthia-erivo-to-star-in-rip-van-winkle-inspired-movie-musical-from-josh-gadMarch 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm #1202804008
Cinderella and Sister Act star Marla Mindelle is writing the screenplay for the original movie musical Big Gay Jamboree, which will center on a young woman who wakes up in a town that is straight out of a 1940s musical. http://www.playbill.com/article/margot-robbie-will-produce-movie-musical-big-gay-jamboree-by-broadway-alum-marla-mindelleMarch 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm #1202804029
Brandon Uranowitz and Tyler Hanes will be playing Dustin Hoffman and Jerry Orbach respectively in Fosse/Verdon. http://www.playbill.com/article/brandon-uranowitz-and-tyler-hanes-join-fxs-fosse-verdonMarch 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm #1202806715
Matt Bomer will star on season 3 of The Sinner. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sinner-renewed-season-3-matt-bomer-set-star-1192538March 8, 2019 at 1:16 pm #1202809275
Julie Andrews will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venice Film Festival later this year. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/julie-andrews-venice-film-festival-lifetime-achievement-award-1203158233/March 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm #1202811721
The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect starring Jennifer Hudson and directed by Liesl Tommy will be released in theaters on August 14, 2020. https://deadline.com/2019/03/aretha-franklin-biopic-respect-release-date-mgm-1202572281/March 11, 2019 at 10:35 am #1202812543
Neil Meron, who has produced everything from movie musicals (Chicago, Hairspray) to Broadway revivals (Promises, Promises, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) to the Oscars to NBC’s live musical telecasts (The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar), has a new gig lined up. It’s a new Lifetime TV movie titled Patsy & Loretta, which will begin shooting in Nashville this month. This also marks Meron’s first solo project since the death of his longtime producing partner Craig Zadan.
Starring in it will be Tony nominee Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline and Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn. This also marks Mueller’s second time playing a real life singer-songwriter after having previously won a Tony, Grammy, and acclaim for her performance as Carole King in Beautiful.
https://deadline.com/2019/03/patsy-and-loretta-lifetime-movie-megan-hilty-jessie-mueller-patsy-cline-loretta-lynn-1202572637/March 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1202812992
Ethan Hawke will star as the abolitionist John Brown in the Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird. https://www.thewrap.com/good-lord-bird-ethan-hawke-showtime-adaptation-john-brown-james-mcbride/March 12, 2019 at 9:41 am #1202813767
Fresh off of completing her run in Mean Girls, Tony nominee Ashley Park has been cast as a series regular in a new comedy pilot.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195134/ashley-park-nabs-role-in-jessica-gaos-new-comedy-pilot/March 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm #1202814341
Tony nominee Hailey Kilgore has been cast as a series regular in the Leslie Odom, Jr.-led ABC comedy.
https://deadline.com/2019/03/christian-coulson-books-abc-pilot-until-the-wedding-hailey-kilgore-leslie-odom-jr-comedy-1202574574/March 13, 2019 at 6:34 am #1202814944
Tony nominee Amy Schumer is apparently working on a film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s 2016 Tony-winning play, The Humans.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Amy-Schumer-to-Shoot-Film-Adaptation-of-THE-HUMANS-20190313March 13, 2019 at 7:19 am #1202814989
Tony nominee Norm Lewis has been cast in newly-minted Oscar winner Spike Lee’s new Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Norm-Lewis-Cast-in-Spike-Lees-Newest-Film-DA-5-BLOODS-20190313March 15, 2019 at 9:42 am #1202817643
Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle has been cast as a series regular in an ABC drama pilot titled Until the Wedding.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Christian-Borle-Joins-Cast-of-UNTIL-THE-WEDDING-on-ABC-20190315March 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm #1202817911
Denis O’Hare and Cush Jumbo have joined the cast of the film The Postcard Killings. https://variety.com/2019/film/global/danis-tanovics-the-postcard-killings-denis-ohare-1203163720/March 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm #1202820880
The previously announced movie starring Lea Salonga & Eva Noblezada titled Yellow Rose has set as LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Opening Night Film.
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