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January 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm #1203289847
Actor/dancer Gregg Smith, who had worked with Kenny Ortega for many years (including as his assistant director on the 1983 Broadway flop, Marilyn), has died at the age of 73.
https://deadline.com/2020/01/gregg-smith-dead-dancer-actor-hair-dirty-dancing-newsies-obituary-1202834303/January 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm #1203289841
Actor/dancer Gregg Smith, who had cast dancers for various TV productions (including Oscar and Emmy telecasts), has died at the age of 73..
https://deadline.com/2020/01/gregg-smith-dead-dancer-actor-hair-dirty-dancing-newsies-obituary-1202834303/January 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm #1203289838
Actor/dancer Gregg Smith, who had cast dancers for several films featuring choreography by Kenny Ortega such as 1980’s Xanadu, 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1987’s Dirty Dancing, 1992’s Newsies, and 1993’s Hocus Pocus, has died at the age of 73.
https://deadline.com/2020/01/gregg-smith-dead-dancer-actor-hair-dirty-dancing-newsies-obituary-1202834303/January 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm #1203289829
No matter how this film turns out, it’s definitely gonna be better than the current Broadway revival. Don’t know if anyone else here knows what’s going on with it, but it’s a frigging mess. They’ve had several actors getting injured because of the artificial rain that’s present during The Rumble until the end. There’s several choreographed slips and falls, but the actors are actually getting hurt doing them, including Issac Cole Powell who was starring as Tony, but has been out of commission for awhile to the point that there’s rumors he may not return.
Isaac Powell has recovered from his injury, so he’ll be back in the Broadway production tonight.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198159/tonight-recovered-from-injury-isaac-powell-returns-to-broadways-west-side-story/January 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm #1203289821
Isaac Powell has recovered from his injury, so he’ll be back in the Broadway revival of West Side Story tonight.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198159/tonight-recovered-from-injury-isaac-powell-returns-to-broadways-west-side-story/January 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm #1203289637
I don’t think they’d go for Butler since he’s no longer a big name, and his singing in Phantom was so divisive.
I wouldn’t go as far to say divisive because he ended up finishing in second place of MsMojo’s Top 10 Most Notoriously Bad Singing in Movie Musicals video only behind Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2NEVteFZ9wJanuary 17, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203289425
I have just finished the finale, and to me, it asked way more questions than answers. This already has me looking forward to season two.January 17, 2020 at 9:59 am #1203289317
I’m sure they’ll work in a cameo in some way. They got Karen Dotrice (Jane Banks from Mary Poppins) to make a cameo in Mary Poppins Returns, even though she retired from acting decades ago.
Not to mention that several other stage-to-screen musical adaptations from this past century were able to incorporate cameos from people who were previously involved with any incarnation of the source material. Examples of this include Chita Rivera making a cameo appearance in 2002’s Chicago, Loretta Devine appearing as a jazz singer in 2006’s Dreamgirls, John Waters, Jerry Stiller, & Ricki Lake each made separate cameos in 2007’s Hairspray, Constantine Maroulis cameoing in 2012’s Rock of Ages, as well as Colm Wilkinson & Frances Ruffelle both making separate appearances in 2012’s Les Misérables. Even Andrea McArdle was able to make a cameo in the 1999 TV version of Annie.January 17, 2020 at 9:03 am #1203289240
Here’s an idea I’ve just thought of for Mrs. Wormwood, Nicole Kidman.January 17, 2020 at 8:26 am #1203289150
I too was also thinking that Bertie Carvel should reprise his role as Miss Trunchbull. Maybe if they get the right marketable names for some of the other characters, it shouldn’t be that much of a problem for Bertie to be cast. Though Anne Hathaway seems more like a Miss Honey to me than a Mrs. Wormwood.January 17, 2020 at 7:49 am #1203289024
I was thinking Sacha Baron Cohen for Mr. Wormwood with Emily Blunt as Miss Honey.January 17, 2020 at 7:16 am #1203288966
Brian Stokes Mitchell & Audra McDonald will reunite for a special benefit concert of the 1998 Tony-winning musical, Ragtime, for the Actors Fund on April 27th. The event will also be dedicated to fellow original cast member, the late Marin Mazzie.
Peter Friedman, who earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of Tateh, will be joining the concert.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Members-of-The-Actors-Fund-Will-Have-Early-Access-to-Purchase-Tickets-to-RAGTIME-Concert-Peter-Friedman-Joins-the-Cast-20200116January 17, 2020 at 4:13 am #1203288811
A film adaptation of Matilda the Musical will apparently begin shooting this August.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/MATILDA-THE-MUSICAL-Movie-Is-In-The-Works-20200117January 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm #1203288610
I finally saw Richard Jewell earlier today. Here are my thoughts:
At almost 90 years old, Clint Eastwood certainly still has it for making movies. One thing I especially love about a lot of the films he’s directed is how he keeps things quiet, yet emotionally effective in his approach. Clint definitely does just that yet again with another real life tragedy brought to the big screen. Paul Walter Hauser proves to be inspired casting as Richard Jewell not only from an acting standpoint, but also from an image standpoint as he’s a character actor given the chance to be the lead in a movie where he plays an average guy who becomes a national hero. Kathy Bates in my opinion absolutely earned her Oscar nomination for her performance as I definitely felt she was a standout in this film.