April 17, 2019 at 11:25 am #1202856826
Not only is Ryan Murphy making a film adaptation of The Prom for Netflix, but he’s also making a new film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band with the entire cast of the most recent Broadway production reprising their roles. Joe Mantello is also set to repeat his directorial duties.
http://www.playbill.com/article/the-boys-in-the-band-to-be-adapted-for-netflix-with-all-star-broadway-castApril 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm #1202856926
I guess he feels if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, because when William Friedkin made the first film version of The Boys In The Band, he signed on the entire cast from the original Off-Broadway production.April 18, 2019 at 8:44 am #1202857906
The Lorraine Hansberry documentary, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, part of PBS’ American Masters series, is among this year’s Peabody Awards winners. It even features narration from one of the stars of the most recent A Raisin In The Sun revival, LaTanya Richardson Jackson. http://www.playbill.com/article/documentary-about-a-raisin-in-the-sun-playwright-lorraine-hansberry-wins-peabody-awardApril 19, 2019 at 8:28 pm #1202859508
Acclaimed theater director Lila Neugebauer is set to make her feature directorial debut with a new film from A24 that’s set to star Jennifer Lawrence.
And now Brian Tyree Henry may be joining the film as well. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/04/jennifer-lawrence-a24-movie-bryan-tyree-henry-1202060768/April 25, 2019 at 4:52 pm #1202866870
BroadwayHD will be releasing several titles from the Broadway Digital Archive in May, such as Alice At The Palace starring Meryl Streep and Debbie Allen, The Pirates Of Penzance starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt and Angela Lansbury, and The Glass Menagerie starring Katharine Hepburn and Sam Waterston. http://www.playbill.com/article/alice-at-the-palace-starring-meryl-streep-and-debbie-allen-heading-to-broadwayhdApril 28, 2019 at 6:50 pm #1202871064
The Prom star Caitlin Kinnunen will be singing the show’s song “Unruly Heart” at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards on May 4. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195636/caitlin-kinnunen-to-sing-from-the-prom-at-2019-glaad-media-awards-logo-will-broadcast/May 2, 2019 at 7:42 am #1202876976
The previously announced film adaptation of Florian Zeller’s award-winning play, The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins now has Olivia Colman joining the cast.
https://deadline.com/2019/05/anthony-hopkins-olivia-colman-to-star-in-the-father-embankment-florian-zeller-cannes-1202606071/May 2, 2019 at 6:40 pm #1202878104
Lea Michele will be hosting her own health and wellness TV show Well, Well, Well With Lea Michele on the Ellen Digital Network. https://www.thewrap.com/ellen-digital-network-lea-michelle-digital-series/May 3, 2019 at 10:36 am #1202878841
A live capture of the West End production of Kinky Boots will be screened in movie theaters this summer.
http://www.playbill.com/article/filmed-version-of-tony-winning-musical-kinky-boots-will-hit-the-big-screenMay 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm #1202878924
John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 Tony nominated play, Outside Mullingar, is set to be adapted into a feature film under the title of Wild Mountain Thyme.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jamie-Dornan-Holliday-Grainger-to-Star-in-Film-Adaptation-of-OUTSIDE-MULLINGAR-20190503May 4, 2019 at 4:03 am #1202879557
Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel better find themselves great film roles because they are both now only an Oscar away from EGOT.
https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/egot-watch-daytime-emmys-katrina-lenk-ariel-stachel-the-bands-visit-news/May 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm #1202882889
The Rest I Make Up, a documentary about the late Maria Irene Fornes, will have two screenings tonight at the Metrograph in New York City. http://www.playbill.com/article/maria-irene-fornes-documentary-to-screen-at-metrograph-may-6
Meanwhile, Terrence McNally: Every Act Of Life, will air on PBS as part of their American Masters series on June 14 at 9 P.M. EST. http://www.playbill.com/article/terrence-mcnally-documentary-to-air-on-pbsMay 7, 2019 at 10:05 am #1202884029
Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film reboot of West Side Story has set a release date for December 18th, 2020.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/WEST-SIDE-STORY-Film-to-be-Released-on-December-18-20190507May 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm #1202884118
John Lithgow has joined the cast of the Perry Mason limited series. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbos-perry-mason-adds-john-lithgow-1208365May 8, 2019 at 11:23 am #1202885295
Actor Ethan Hawke is set to direct a film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ 1953 stage play, Camino Real.
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