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'True Blood' Broadway Musical in the Works

5 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A Broadway musical based on the hit HBO vampire series True Blood is in development, The New York Post reports.

The theatrical adaptation is being workshopped under director Pam MacKinnon, who won a Tony Award in 2013 for directing the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Author Elizabeth Scott — best known for her 2008 young adult novel, Living Dead Girl — is writing the book and lyrics, while Nathan Barr, who scored True Blood the TV show, is handling the music. The Post also reported that True Blood creator Alan Ball is overseeing the project, »

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HBO's 'True Blood' will become a musical

5 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you're one of the many fans still missing the craziness of True Blood, then you're in luck: the HBO series is set to become a Broadway musical. According to a report by the NY Post, HBO has been "quietly developing" the vampire hit into a musical with the help of Nathan Barr (who provided the music for the series) and original author Elizabeth Scott.  There still aren't many details — and I suspect there won't be any official confirmation for a while — but it does seem like there was already a table read. Only time will tell if the series will actually work as a musical but if American Psycho can get the Broadway treatment, then anything can.  »

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‘True Blood’ is set to become a stage musical

3 July 2016 11:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

True Blood may have ended on television, but the hit show is set to become a new stage musical.

Novellist Elizabeth Scott is writing the lyrics and the book for the planned production, while Nathan Barr, who provided much of the music on the original show, will be handling the music aspect of the new show.

HBO’s True Blood by Alan Ball, based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, ran for seven seasons and ended in 2014. It revolved around the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality. Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer and Ryan Kwanten were also amongst the primary cast.

No news on when the potential musical will land, but we’ll keep you updated.

The post ‘True Blood’ is set to become a stage musical appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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"True Blood" Getting A Stage Musical

3 July 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO's vampire drama "True Blood" is making a comeback - but not on the screen. Alan Ball's often campy and deliciously fun Louisiana vampire series is being developed into a musical.

Book and lyrics for the piece are reportedly being written by novelist Elizabeth Scott while Nathan Barr, who worked on the music for the series, will handle the music. No news on the specific story or characters to be included.

The series, which was based on Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, ran from 2008 to 2014 and starred the likes of Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer and Ryan Kwanten.

Source: TV Line »

- Garth Franklin

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Report: True Blood to Become Musical

2 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Goodbye, Bon Temps. Hello, Broadway?

HBO’s now-cancelled vampire drama True Blood is in the very early stages of becoming a musical, the New York Post reports.

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The project — with music by Nathan Barr, who composed the music for the TV series, and book and lyrics by Living Dead Girl author Elizabeth Scott — apparently recently held a hush-hush table read. As such, details are scarce, but per the Post: The musical is set in the same little Louisiana town as »

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‘The Americans’ Co-Showrunner Joel Fields Talks Martha, Stan and Planning a Series Finale

16 March 2016 8:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler warning: The following interview includes plot details of “The Americans” Season 4 premiere, “Glanders.”

Everyone’s favorite undercover Russian spies are back on FX as “The Americans” returns for Season 4. Variety spoke with co-showrunner Joel Fields about the twists in turns in the season premiere (including Martha’s confrontation with Clark, and Stan’s confrontation with Philip — it was a busy episode for Matthew Rhys), adding Dylan Baker to the cast in a mysterious new role (he’s the one who gives Philip and Elizabeth the vial that could cause an outbreak of the titular disease, glanders) and why Fields feels this season represents the end of “Act Two” for the series overall.

One of the big questions at the end of last season was, “Where’s Martha?” It doesn’t take long to find out she’s still processing what Clark told her.

That is one where I have a bit of a regret. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Filmmaker's Book of the Dead (Second Edition) Book Signing at Dark Delicacies

31 January 2016 10:53 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jonathan Weichsel

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is written by Danny Draven with a forward by Charles Band, owner of Full Moon Pictures.

The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder »

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