December 8, 2021 at 2:39 pm #1204638222
A film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim & James Goldman’s 1971 musical, Follies, which was previously announced back in 2019, is in active development.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/FOLLIES-Movie-Adaptation-Is-In-the-Works-20211208December 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm #1204638235December 9, 2021 at 6:48 am #1204639670December 10, 2021 at 1:14 pm #1204642708
A recent performance of The Prince Of Egypt was captured on film for future broadcast, whose dates will be announced at a later time. https://www.playbill.com/article/londons-the-prince-of-egypt-musical-filmed-for-future-broadcastDecember 10, 2021 at 2:32 pm #1204642809
Universal Pictures has acquired John Fuesco’s screenplay for a new Phantom of the Opera horror movie musical set in contemporary New Orleans. This project will be produced by John Legend.
This obviously won’t be in any way, shape, or form connected to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running stage musical version of the same name (even though a number of people feel that deserves a new movie adaptation given the end results of Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film).December 11, 2021 at 5:09 am #1204643622
Judi Dench, Rita Moreno, and the late Diana Rigg are among this year’s Alliance of Women Film Journalists nominees for the Grand Dame Award for Defying Ageism. https://www.nextbestpicture.com/latest/the-2021-alliance-of-women-film-journalists-awfj-eda-awards-nominationsDecember 13, 2021 at 6:51 am #1204650364
Congratulations to the following stage alums who earned Golden Globe nominations this morning:
Michaela Jae Rodriguez
Tracee Ellis Ross
Hans ZimmerDecember 13, 2021 at 10:42 am #1204652069December 14, 2021 at 7:25 am #1204654548
The Library of Congress has announced this year’s inductees into the National Film Registry, and some of the inductees that have major stage alums attached to them in some way include Sounder, Star Wars: Episode VI–Return Of The Jedi, Stop Making Sense, and The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. https://deadline.com/2021/12/national-film-registry-2021-list-star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-fellowship-of-the-ring-sounder-nightmare-on-elm-street-wall-e-1234890666/December 20, 2021 at 2:40 pm #1204669341December 21, 2021 at 9:05 am #1204670591December 21, 2021 at 2:17 pm #1204671760December 21, 2021 at 5:52 pm #1204672369
The Annie Awards nominations were announced today, and the stage alums featured among the nominees include Lin-Manuel Miranda for his scores for both Encanto and Vivo (the latter of which he co-shares with Alex Lacamoire), John Leguizamo for his voice acting in Encanto, and Qui Nguyen for his screenplay for Raya And The Last Dragon.January 4, 2022 at 1:37 pm #1204696934
Chris Evans is set to play Gene Kelly in a film written and produced by John Logan based on an original concept by Evans himself.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Chris-Evans-to-Play-Gene-Kelly-in-New-John-Logan-Film-20220104January 6, 2022 at 1:52 pm #1204700978Not now
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