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Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock musical announces premiere

19 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock musical has been officially announced.

The Really Useful Group is working with Warner Music Group on the production, which will have its world premiere on Broadway in November 2015.

Previews will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for Sunday, December 6

As well as featuring songs from Richard Linklater's 2003 film, there will be new music written by Lloyd Webber with lyricist Glenn Slater, and there will be a book produced by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.

The show will be directed by Laurence Connor, who is currently working on Broadway's Les Miserables.

Lloyd Webber said: "School of Rock is hugely about how music can empower kids. Tim Rice and my first performed piece, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was written for a school. Ever since then, I and my Art Foundation have been actively »

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'School of Rock' Taking Enrollments on Broadway

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the words of Dewey Finn: "God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass." That failed rock star, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and attempts to form a band out of his class, will become the protagonist of the Broadway-bound School of Rock — The Musical. Set for a world premiere in fall 2015, the show is based on the hit 2003 Paramount film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Mike White, who also starred alongside Jack Black.  The biggest surprise about the project is the creative team,

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- David Rooney

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Bring ‘School of Rock’ Musical To Broadway

21 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Cuba-u.S. detente has nothing on the hotly competitive Shubert and Nederlander organizations. Broadway’s two biggest landlords are suddenly looking like Bff’s as co-producers on hoped-for blockbuster shows (not for the first time, it should be noted; in 1981 they famously co-produced The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, among others. But still…).

They’re teaming with Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and the Warner Music Group for the world premier of a new musical based on the 2003 Jack Black career-making comedy from Paramount. Currently, Shubert and Nederlander are co-producing the Sro Bradley Cooper-starring revival of The Elephant Man (at the Shubert-owned Booth Theatre).

Plans call for School Of Rock to cold-open on Broadway — no out-of-town tryout – at the Shuberts’ Winter Garden Theatre (following the limited run of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2, which begins a 15-week stand on March 20). Previews are to begin Monday, »

- Jeremy Gerard

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'School of Rock' musical coming to Broadway, courtesy of Andrew Lloyd Webber

21 hours ago | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Jack Black, Downton Abbey, and The Phantom of the Opera don’t necessarily go together, but that changes with the arrival of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical passion project on Broadway. School of Rock—The Musical, a stage adaptation based on the hit 2003 film starring Black as a wannabe rocker who forms a band at a prestigious prep school, will make its world premiere in New York at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 2, 2015 in anticipation of a Dec. 6 opening. »

- Marc Snetiker

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Kung Fu Panda 3 release date moved to 2016 to avoid Star Wars clash

12 December 2014 5:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The release date for Kung Fu Panda 3 has been moved to 2016.

Originally scheduled for December 23, 2015 in the Us, the Jack Black animation feature will now launch on March 18, 2016, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

20th Century Fox stated that the decision was made to avoid directly competing with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens on December 18, 2015.

Domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said: "This is part of our constantly re-evaluating the competitive landscape, as we do with all of our films."

Black reprises the role of Po in the third Kung Fu Panda movie, returning alongside Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross.

Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston and Mads Mikkelsen have also been cast in Kung Fu Panda 3.

The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and produced by Melissa Cobb, with Hans Zimmer providing the score. »

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Gets New 2016 Release Date

11 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the buzz swirling around Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, following the first trailer that debuted just two weeks ago, DreamWorks Animation has decided to push Kung Fu Panda 3 from December 23, 2015 to March 18, 2016. The animated sequel was originally slated to open just five days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens's December 18, 2015 debut. Kung Fu Panda 3 would have also debuted just two days before a quartet of Christmas Day 2015 releases including Lionsgate's Dirty Grandpa, 20th Century Fox's Joy, Paramount's Mission: Impossible 5 and New Regency's The Revenant.

Kung Fu Panda 3 will now square off against Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 1. DreamWorks Animation's Boss Baby is already scheduled for release on March 18, 2016, which means this project will have to find a new release date in the near future. DreamWorks Animation also has Home (March 27, 2015) arriving next year, with another project, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Backs Down From Fight With ‘Star Wars’

11 December 2014 2:38 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Po has taken down lots of opponents is his day, but this is one battle he’s skipping. DreamWorks Animation said today that it has pushed the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 from December 23, 2015, to the following March 18. It was to have opened five days after a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The move leaves Home (March 27) as Dwa’s lone pic officially scheduled for 2015. The studio, whose films are distributed by Fox, said last month that it is likely to move B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldy Operations from its June 5 slot, but no new release date has been announced.

Kung Fu Panda is one of Dwa’s most treasured properties, and we want to make sure it is positioned where it has the best chance to reach the broadest audience,” Fox President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson told Deadline. “In reviewing the competitive landscape, »

- The Deadline Team

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Sundance 2015 Sees Funny Actors in New Light

10 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Many were surprised to see Steve Carell as the disturbed, humorless millionaire John du Pont in “Foxcatcher,” or Melissa McCarthy as a struggling single mother in “St. Vincent,” but next year’s Sundance slate will bring us even more comedic actors dipping into the serious side of their acting abilities. The 2015 indie film sphere will see actor-musician Jack Black star in “The D Train” as Dan, a man who lacks self-confidence and decides to befriend a popular guy from high school (James Marsden) to boost his reputation before their 20th reunion. When a night out with Mr. Popular goes sour, Dan’s fear over his image takes a back seat to something more malevolent. Comedic actor Jarrad Paul (“Liar Liar,” “40 Days and 40 Nights”) serves as co-director on the drama, teaming up with “Yes Man” writer Andrew Mogel, with whom he also wrote the screenplay. Two-time Emmy winner Sarah Silverman is »

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Cracking Up (2004)

6 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cracking Up

Showcase Inventory

Created by Mike White

Produced by 20th Century Fox, Brad Grey Television

Aired on Fox March 9, 2004- April 5, 2004

Series ran 6 (of 12) episodes over one season (6 unaired)


Jason Schwartzman as Ben Baxter

Jake Sandvig as Preston Shackleton

Molly Shannon as Lesley Shackleton

Christopher McDonald as Ted Shackleton

Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Shackleton

David Walton as Liam Connor

Show Premise

Ben Baxter is a psychology major in college, where he takes on a child client as his term project. As part of the assignment, Ben agrees to move in with the child’s family in order to analyze his psychosis, but he quickly discovers that his patient isn’t really the one that he should be studying—it’s the rest of his family that are the real textbook mental cases. Ben becomes intrigued by the family and all their neurosis until he is overwhelmed by the »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Workaholics, Broad City: Comedy Central Shows Return

4 December 2014 5:34 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Comedy Central has announced that season five of Workaholics and season two of Broad City will kick off on Wednesday, January 14th, at 10pm.

Here are the details:

This Time It's Personnel... The Fifth Season Of "Workaholics" Premieres On Wednesday, January 14 At 10:00 P.M.

Guest Stars This Season Include Curtis Armstrong, Tim Bagley, Jack Black, Dolph Lundgren, Jerry O'Connell, Alan Ritchson, Michael Urie and Amy Yasbeck

Fans Can Visit for Exclusive Video Content and Behind-The-Scenes Footage

New York, December 4, 2014 - Coworkers and roommates "Adam," "Blake" and "Ders" have returned to work and are ready to party! The super-fresh Comedy Central(R) hit scripted series "Workaholics" kicks off its fifth season on Wednesday, January 14 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt, followed by the second season premiere of "Broad City" at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt. »


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New Jack Black, Sarah Silverman Films to Premiere at Sundance

4 December 2014 8:26 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A high school loser trying to reinvent himself before his 20th reunion, a housewife on a drug-fueled tailspin and three apocalypse survivors in one very complicated love triangle — these are just three of the dozens of movies set to screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which announced its lineup for the Dramatic and Documentary competitions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jack Black stars as that aforementioned loser in The D Train, while Sarah Silverman will play the out-of-control mother in I Smile Back. Both entries, as Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper points out, »

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Competition Line-up Revealed

4 December 2014 7:49 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The competition movie line-up has been revealed for the  2015 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 22nd to February 1st 2015. Below the announcement video you'll find the U.S. and World Competition categories, as well as the Next section.

Out of the 12,166 submissions that the festival received this year only 185 were selected. It looks like there are going to be a lot of great films this year. I always enjoy going to Sundance because you never know what film gems are just waiting to be seen.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film.

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, »

- Joey Paur

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up Announced: Pictures and Previews

3 December 2014 2:46 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today the first wave of titles playing at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were announced and while the majority of the titles are new to me the names in front of the camera most certainly are not as you'll see the likes of Michael Fassbender, Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, James Marsden, Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Jemaine Clement, Sarah Silverman, Toni Collette, Vincent Cassell and many, many more among the titles featured. I have collected several photos from many of the films playing the festival, which will take place from January 22 - February 1 in Utah next year. Today's selection includes the U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition and Next program. I'll be adding a few more pictures soon enough, but for now, have a look and see what stands out. »

- Brad Brevet

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Sundance 2015: First Images from The D Train, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, I Smile Back, and The Overnight

3 December 2014 2:03 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Sundance just announced the lineup for its U.S. Competition category for the upcoming 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and in the process they unveiled first look images from some of the films that will debut in Park City.  Briefly: The D Train – Written and directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel; Starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, and Kyle Bornheimer. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Starring Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon. I Smile Back – Directed by Adam Salky; Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, and Chris Sarandon. The Overnight – Written and Directed by Patrick Brice; Starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche. Check out the images and synopses after the jump. The D Train / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel) — With his 20th reunion looming, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance 2015 Lineup Revealed

3 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

America’s hottest and most eagerly anticipated film festival is nearly upon us! Running January 22 to February 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah, the annual Sundance Film Festival has launched its initial lineup of in-competition films in the Dramatic, World Cinema, Documentary and Next slates. In all, 66 films were announced in this initial lineup, with the Premieres and Documentary Premieres arriving December 8 and the Short Film slate arriving December 9.

Among the lineup, as always, are some intriguing prospects. The Us Dramatic Competition features films starring stars such as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine (Z for Zachariah), Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor (The D Train), Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman (The Overnight), and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), among many others, and new films from recently hot directors including Alfonso-Gomez Rejon, Andrew Bujalski, and Craig Zobel. »

- Brian Welk

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Sundance ’15: Zobel, Bujalski, Brice & Kris Swanberg Among U.S. Dramatic Competition

3 December 2014 1:16 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last year, it was Damien Chazelle’s richly texturized, foot-tapping, finger-snapping sophomore pic Whiplash that instantly became the “it” film to beat in the sixteen competition offerings. In 2015, we have Sundance habituals in James C. Strouse, Craig Zobel and Andrew Bujalski measuring up against Park City feature film first-timers in Marielle Heller, Patrick Brice, Chloé Zhao, Nikole Beckwith and Kris Swanberg. Here are the sixteen offerings in the 2015 U.S. Dramatic Competition:

Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim.

The Bronze / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Buckley, Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch) — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero »

- Eric Lavallee

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Sundance 2015: Jack Black, Kristen Wiig and Sarah Silverman lead the laugh pack to Park City

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Over the past three decades, the Sundance Film Festival has transcended its humble origins as founder Robert Redford’s field of art house movie dreams to become North America’s vanguard showcase for independent cinema. Just ask Owen Wilson or Steven Soderbergh, Amy Adams or Quentin Tarantino, all of whom got their starts at the fest: it’s the place where seriousness of intent and raw talent combust under the blinding world spotlight to create new stars. But a funny thing happened on the way to the fest’s 2015 installment, which kicks off in Park City on Jan. 22. An influx »

- Chris Lee

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Sundance 2015 Competition Slates Announced

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

One of the most exciting days on the indie film calendar is here at last. The competition slates for next month's Sundance Film Festival have just been announced, and there are plenty of interesting developments to pour through. The main event is the Us Dramatic Competition and this year's selection includes films starring Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Guy Pearce, Taylor Schilling, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Notable directors in the section include Craig Zobel bringing his follow-up to Compliance in Z Is For Zachariah, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's much anticipated C.O.G. follow-up The Stanford Prison Experiment, and Andrew Bujalski's Results which follows his wildly popular Computer Chess. We'll also be treated to directorial debuts from Kris Swanberg (wife of Joe) and actress Marielle Heller. The Us Documentary Competition...

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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2015 Competition, Next Lineups

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A funny thing happened on the way to Park City: The general upsurge of comedians in the independent film world wound up playing a major role in shaping the 2015 Sundance Film Festival program, per fest director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth.

The effect can be felt across all aspects of the feature lineup, which boasts a total of 118 films (103 of them world premieres), but especially among the 16 titles set to screen in the always buzzy U.S. dramatic competition. That’s one of the four juried slates (including U.S. documentary, World Cinema dramatic and World Cinema documentary) unveiled today along with the festival’s noncompetitive Next section.

“There are probably more comedies in the dramatic competition than ever before,” Groth said, citing such titles as “Results,” a romantic laffer from mumblecore auteur Andrew Bujalski, with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders as a pair of personal trainers; Patrick Brice’s “The Overnight, »

- Justin Chang

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Sundance Unveils Competition Films: Chris Pine Thriller, Sarah Silverman Drama, More

3 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival unveiled its lineup for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competitions as well as the out-of-competition Next section — the first of several announcements about the festival's lineup that will roll out over the coming week. In a departure from the smaller-scale intimate dramas that have become a hallmark of the festival, this year’s U.S. Dramatic category will feature Craig Zobel’s post-apocalyptic thriller Z for Zachariah, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, as well as a comedy reteaming of Jack Black and Mike White

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- Tatiana Siegel

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