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November 17, 2019 at 6:25 am #1203183037
Tonight’s Episode: Accountability
Synopsis: U.S. intelligence locates the mastermind behind a foreign country’s hack. Now, Elizabeth must decide whether to risk war by extracting him from the country while she also prepares for the White House correspondents’ dinner. Also, Jason faces backlash after he confronts his school newspaper over its coverage of Elizabeth.
Discuss!November 17, 2019 at 5:57 am #1203182992
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Alan Campbell, who earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway. He is currently in rehearsals for a local production in my area. We talked quite a bit about his experiences with Sunset Boulevard such as getting involved, his friendship with Glenn Close, what he thought of the 2017 Broadway revival, the much discussed movie musical adaptation in the works, and ideas for who should play Joe Gillis.November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am #1203182940
On this day in 1994, the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s 1950 Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard, opened at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The show benefitted at the Tony Awards the following year from opening in a weak season where the only other new musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, even opened. Sunset Boulevard managed to win 7 awards (including Best Musical), yet by the time it closed on March 22nd, 1997, the production failed to recoup its investment.
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing the show’s Tony nominated original Joe Gillis, Alan Campbell, who is currently in rehearsals for a local production in my area. We talked quite a bit about his experiences with Sunset Boulevard such as getting involved, his friendship with Glenn Close, what he thought of the 2017 Broadway revival, and his thoughts on the much discussed movie musical adaptation in the works.November 17, 2019 at 4:46 am #1203182926
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Tony nominated actor Alan Campbell, who is currently in rehearsals for the Judson Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, where he’ll be starring in the role of Sir Wilford Robarts.November 16, 2019 at 4:27 am #1203181799
On this day in 1959, the original production of The Sound of Music starring Mary Martin & Theodore Bikel opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. The project marked the final collaboration between the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II as Hammerstein died of stomach cancer on August 23rd, 1960. The show ended up winning 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical in a tie with Fiorello!, even beating the original production of Gypsy). Since then, the legacy of The Sound of Music has lived on through countless incarnations such as the 1965 Academy Award-winning film adaptation (which is still the most successful movie musical of all time), a 1998 Tony nominated Broadway revival, and the successful 2013 live televised production on NBC.November 15, 2019 at 7:23 pm #1203181531
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, he looks into the reasons why Tootsie has failed to catch on with audiences.
https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/tootsie-was-a-broadway-flop-because-theater-is-fickle-insiders/November 15, 2019 at 9:56 am #1203180866
Clive Owen will star as Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third season of FX’s award-winning limited series franchise.
https://deadline.com/2019/11/clive-owen-cast-bill-clinton-impeachment-american-crime-story-fx-sarah-paulson-monica-lewinsky-1202787207/amp/November 14, 2019 at 6:56 pm #1203179995
Rhys Ifans will star as Atticus Finch in the upcoming West End transfer of To Kill a Mockingbird.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rhys-Ifans-To-Star-In-TO-KILL-A-MOCKINGBIRD-West-End-Transfer-20191114November 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm #1203179827
Stephen Sondheim & James Goldman’s 1971 Tony-winning musical, Follies, will be receiving a major film adaptation helmed by acclaimed British theatre director Dominic Cooke.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Stephen-Sondheims-FOLLIES-Greenlit-For-Film-Adaptation-20191114?fbclid=IwAR2HVJY1UcvFO6HqXgplU4aIfVqAQbjZi1A2lzQPKmc5uIYGMKcagCV-n0wNovember 14, 2019 at 9:41 am #1203179337
Taylor Swift’s cover of the song she co-wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the movie will be released at midnight tonight.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Taylor-Swift-Will-Release-New-CATS-Movie-Song-Beautiful-Ghosts-November-15-20191114November 14, 2019 at 9:39 am #1203179334
Taylor Swift’s cover of the song she co-wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the upcoming Cats movie will be released at midnight tonight.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Taylor-Swift-Will-Release-New-CATS-Movie-Song-Beautiful-Ghosts-November-15-20191114November 14, 2019 at 9:32 am #1203179330
Brandon Victor Dixon is set to star opposite the previously announced Rachel Bay Jones in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of Next to Normal. Michael Greif, who helmed the original Broadway production, will be repeating his directorial duties.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Michael-Greif-to-Direct-Brandon-Victor-Dixon-and-Rachel-Bay-Jones-Led-Production-of-NEXT-TO-NORMAL-at-Kennedy-Center-20191114November 14, 2019 at 8:35 am #1203179275
Complete casting has been announced for Second Stage Theatre’s upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out. Which includes Michael Oberholtzer, Joél Pérez, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, and Will Harrison.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197600/michael-oberholtzer-joel-perez-more-complete-the-cast-of-broadways-take-me-out-revival/November 14, 2019 at 3:25 am #1203178912
I’m back with a new episode of The Best Picture Backstory. This week, Casey Lee Clark of Next Best Picture and Brandon Stanwyck of the Academy Queens podcast joined me to discuss Jonathan Demme’s 1991 psychological thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.