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Sara Bareilles to Make Broadway Debut as Star of ‘Waitress’ (Video)

16 February 2017 6:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Grammy and Tony-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles will make her acting debut this spring, stepping into the Broadway musical “Waitress,” producers announced Thursday. She will take over the lead role from Tony winner Jessie Mueller, whose last performance will be March 26. Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show, will begin performances on March 31 and continue through June 11, 2017. Last year, Bareilles earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score for “Waitress,” which also picked up nods for Best Musical, for Mueller and for supporting actor Christopher Fitzgerald. Also Read: 'Man From Nebraska' Theater Review: Tracy Letts Before »

- Thom Geier

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‘Man From Nebraska’ Theater Review: Tracy Letts Before His Trip to ‘August: Osage County’

15 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Aficionados of high camp must run to see Tracy Letts’s “Man From Nebraska,” which opened Wednesday at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. In the second act, an angry, young British sculptor named Harry (Max Gordon Moore) reluctantly unveils a work in progress. He doesn’t like to show his art before it’s finished, but a man from Nebraska named Ken (Reed Birney) wants a look on his visit to London. Since the studio is small and the draped sculpture is humongous, the request is more than understandable. What Harry unveils is truly “awful,” as in the original definition of the word:. »

- Robert Hofler

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BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

14 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

The BBC is likely to announce its new head of film within the next two weeks, according to sources close to the process.

Scroll down for potential candidates and the original job spec

That timetable should come as a relief to those under consideration for the role and to wider industry who will want to begin building or growing their relationship with the new boss.

The job, which is considered one of the UK’s most prestigious posts, became vacant in autumn 2016 following the departure of long-time chief Christine Langan. BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer has been serving as acting head of film since then.

The incoming head of film is expected to have an annual war chest of around £12m for production, cementing BBC Films’ position as one the three mainstays of public funding in the UK along with the BFI and Film4.

The organisation advertised the position (as ‘director »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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It Comes at Night Trailer Will Seriously Creep You Out

8 February 2017 11:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A24 has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming horror-thriller It Comes At Night, which is slated for release on August 25. This story centers on a father, played by Joel Edgerton, who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep. We don't get too many clues about what this mysterious presence is from the first trailer, but this thriller could become one of this summer's sleeper hits.

Joel Edgerton leads a minimalist cast that also includes Riley Keough, Christopher Abbot, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Griffin Robert Faulkner. This project came together quite rapidly, with Joel Edgerton signing on to star just this past June, although those reports weren't clear on whether filming had already begun when he was announced. It seems unlikely that more plot details will be unveiled between now and the August 25 release, »

- MovieWeb

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Blackcoat's Daughter Trailer Unleashes Hell at a Prep School

3 February 2017 1:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A24 has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller The Blackcoat's Daughter, which is finally hitting theaters after premiering on the festival circuit for more than a year. The Blackcoat's Daughter debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015, with A24 picking up the film and setting it for release on February 16, exclusively for DirecTV subscribers through the studio's deal with the cable TV provider. After its exclusive window on DirecTV, this horror-thriller will hit theaters on March 31, where it will go up against four wide releases, 20th Century Fox's The Boss Baby, Paramount's Ghost in the Shell, Broad Green Pictures' Step Sisters and Focus Features' The Zookeeper's Wife.

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. »

- MovieWeb

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Superior Donuts Season 1 Review

2 February 2017 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

It’s hard to settle on the most important detail of note when it comes to Superior Donuts, yet another network sitcom trying to bring Cheers into the 21st century (sound familiar?) For one thing, it’s Katey Sagal’s return to network comedy after ending 8 Simple Rules over a decade ago. Then again, we’re discussing a CBS sitcom based on a moderately well-received play from 2008 by Tracy Letts of the same name. If that sounds strange to you for a CBS comedy, then you’re properly preparing yourself for this new show’s sometimes uneven, but altogether serviceable pilot.

Like the play, Superior Donuts is structured simply in its premise: a persnickety grouch of a donut shop owner tries to make his small business relevant in an ever-gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The pilot has a slow start, introducing us to a few by-the-numbers principals in the owner, »

- Jon Negroni

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TV Review: ‘Superior Donuts’ on CBS

1 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Few things are more reliable these days than the arrival of complaint-driven comedies that have no love for millennials, kale and man-buns. “Superior Donuts” slides very easily into that category with an air of confidence that is not backed up by its warmed-over jokes or by the stale assumptions that it peddles.

The problem starts with the premise: Jermaine Fowler plays Franco, an aspiring artist who goes to work at a doughnut shop owned by the grumpy Arthur (Judd Hirsch) in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Franco’s ideas about how to market the shop are greeted with hostility by Arthur, and the first three episodes revolve around Franco’s unceasing efforts to drum up business for Superior Donuts while also keeping the shop owner safe from crime, which remains a problem in the neighborhood. Why the energetic Franco would expend this much effort for a sour man who is financially solvent and content to grumble, sell »

- Maureen Ryan

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'Superior Donuts': TV Review

1 February 2017 2:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts" isn't the kind of credit you expect to see when you're settling in to watch a network multicamera sitcom, and it also raises certain expectations that CBS' Superior Donuts isn't quite prepared to meet. There isn't much of the August: Osage County and Killer Joe writer's DNA in the new series, but after three episodes I'm prepared to say that there's potential here, or at least a relative amount of potential compared to CBS' other 2016-17 multicam comedies.

Adapted from the stage to the soundstage by Bob Daily, Neil »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

1 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Producers on Adjusting to the Trump Era — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

CBS’ new comedy “Superior Donuts” is part of a new wave of multi-camera sitcoms with something to say.

Comedian Jermaine Fowler and executive producer Bob Daily are taking advantage of that mandate, infusing their new show with biting commentary on everything, including gentrification, police brutality, Muslims in America, and the Trump era.

Superior Donuts” began life as a stage play in 2008, written by playwright and actor Tracy Letts. The story, about an Arthur, an aging donut shop owner, and his new assistant, a young African-American man worried about his neighborhood’s fast gentrification, eventually moved to Broadway. The New York Times compared the play to a 1970s comedy, so it only makes sense that CBS decided to adapt the show.

Comedy directing legend Jimmy Burrows is behind the lens on “Superior Donuts, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

1 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Producers on Adjusting to the Trump Era — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

CBS’ new comedy “Superior Donuts” is part of a new wave of multi-camera sitcoms with something to say.

Comedian Jermaine Fowler and executive producer Bob Daily are taking advantage of that mandate, infusing their new show with biting commentary on everything, including gentrification, police brutality, Muslims in America, and the Trump era.

Superior Donuts” began life as a stage play in 2008, written by playwright and actor Tracy Letts. The story, about an Arthur, an aging donut shop owner, and his new assistant, a young African-American man worried about his neighborhood’s fast gentrification, eventually moved to Broadway. The New York Times compared the play to a 1970s comedy, so it only makes sense that CBS decided to adapt the show.

Comedy directing legend Jimmy Burrows is behind the lens on “Superior Donuts, »

- Michael Schneider

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10 Best TV Shows to See in February: Wtf Superheroes, the End of 'Girls' and More

31 January 2017 1:35 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As the Grammys and the Oscars up the glitz factor on network TV, February brings a diverse array of options for those of us suffering from awards fatigue. HBO bids adieu to a signature program while introducing two new ones; superheroes burst genre boundaries into workplace comedy and surreal psychodrama, respectively; and a nature-doc series returns to document the Earth's natural bounty before it vanishes in the next two to three years. Here's what you need to tune into over the next month.

24: Legacy (Feb. 4th, Fox)

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Superior Donuts:cbs Teases the New Judd Hirsch Sitcom

27 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Old-fashioned? Must be yours." CBS has released new teasers for their upcoming series Superior Donuts.Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the sitcom centers on the relationship between an older donut shop owner (Judd Hirsch) and his young new employee (Jermaine Fowler). The cast also includes Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, and Rell Battle.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Movie Review – Christine (2016)

27 January 2017 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Christine, 2016.

Directed by Antonio Campos.

Starring Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, Timothy Simons, J. Smith-Cameron and Kim Shaw.

Synopsis:

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

On July 15th 1974, Christine Chubbuck – a newsreader disillusioned by the burgeoning “if it bleeds it leads” culture of news-announced live, “In keeping with the Wzrb policy of presenting the most immediate and complete reports of local blood and guts, TV 30 presents what is believed to be a television first. In living colour, exclusive coverage of an attempted suicide.” Removing a revolver from her bag covered by a felt puppet of a crocodile, she shot herself in the head, ultimately dying in the hospital later that day.

Christine locks herself away in her bedroom in fits of envy and loneliness, writing self-improvement plans whilst her hippie »

- Amie Cranswick

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DVD Review – Wiener-Dog (2016)

23 January 2017 2:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wiener-Dog, 2016.

Directed by Todd Solondz.

Starring Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin, Zosia Mamet, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Tracy Letts.

Synopsis :

A sprightly dachshund provides the connecting link between four tales of e/ccentricity, disenchantment and dysfunction.

A Weiner-dog (or sausage dog in the UK) is another name for a dachshund, and the variously monikered creature is the common feature in this anthology film of four overarching chapters. Brought to the screen by indie-stalwart Todd Solondz, known for acerbic dark comic dramas Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness, Wiener-Dog is an oddly unfulfilling affair. Given the themes of depression and disillusionment, this is not entirely surprising, but the project also has the sense of being slightly under-cooked. Without giving too much away, for many the ending will leave a bitter taste, which again, is not too much of a surprise given Solondz’s previous work. It also leaves »

- Robert W Monk

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Rebecca Hall Airs a Story in Exclusive Clip From Antonio Campos’ ‘Christine’

17 January 2017 7:06 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the best performances of the last year can be found in the latest film from Afterschool and Simon Killer director Antonio Campos, the character study Christine. His first feature based on a true story, it follows the final weeks of the life of Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall), a Florida-based news reporter who committed suicide live on air in the summer of 1974. With the film now available on VOD, we’re pleased to premiere an exclusive clip, which features Hall’s character on-air about a local zoning crisis.

I said in my review, “Hall, in one of her best performances, embodies Christine with searing intensity, staring blankly while her co-workers offer simple questions and in one remarkable scene, puzzling a woman offering many different solutions to help her situation. Her initially nervous energy eventually evolves into verbal explosions at her mother (J. Smith-Cameron) and Michael, placing the blame on »

- Jordan Raup

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Photo: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon Gear up for Final Season

11 January 2017 10:48 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fans who have stuck with “The Leftovers” have patiently waited since the end of 2015 to see what happens to the Garvey family after the crazy Season 2 finale. This April, the HBO series is back for its third (and final) season and, in anticipation of its long-awaited return, the network has released a new photo.

The image features Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey standing next to Nora Durst, portrayed by Carrie Coon. Season 3 will see the cast relocate to Australia, with Kevin heading down to visit his troubled father (Scott Glenn), but the image appears to be set in the aftermath of Jarden, TX. We first spotted Garvey in police uniform (in the HBO 2017 preview) riding a horse over the bridge separating the national park of Miracle from the rest of Texas, and it wouldn’t make sense for him to be decked out in local cop gear if he were already down under. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Superior Donuts’ Takes Dog-Whistle Questions On Race, Gentrification, Gun Control Storylines At TCA

9 January 2017 12:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Creators of CBS’ new sitcom Superior Donuts did not dispute one TV critic’s suggestion at TCA that the network will spend zero time marketing its impressive pedigreee: adaptation of Broadway play of same name by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tracy Letts). Judd Hirsch plays a ’60s radical who now owns a donut shop in a Chicago neighborhood that is being gentrified; Katey Sagal plays a donut-shop patron, who is a cop. Jermaine Fowler is an employee who wants to liven… »

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‘Superior Donuts’ Set to Tackle Gun Control, Hate Crimes in Age of Trump

9 January 2017 12:21 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The creators and cast of CBS’ “Superior Donuts” are looking to tackle social issues in their new multi-camera comedy. The series’ first episodes will feature story lines revolving around racial profiling, gun control, and anti-Muslim hate crimes.

But the producers say that those topics won’t get in the way of the show’s comedy.

“This isn’t going to be an issue of the week show,” executive producer Garrett Donovan said Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “We will talk about issues as it comes up organically. But we’ll also do stories about dating and different flavors of donuts and things.”

But, showrunner and fellow Ep Bob Daily added, “If we were to incite a tweet war with the President of the United States, we probably wouldn’t turn that down.”

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts, “Superior Donuts” takes place in a Chicago doughnut shop. It »

- Daniel Holloway

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Poster and trailer for The Lovers starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts

5 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Azazel Jacobs’ upcoming comedy The Lovers which stars Debra Winger, Tracy Letts and Aiden Gillen; take a look below…

The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage.

The Lovers is set for release on May 5th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Feature: The 10 Best Films of 2016, By Patrick McDonald

5 January 2017 1:08 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s that time of the film year, the “Ten Best” lists. In representing my 2016 picks – as “Patrick McDonald” – I looked for the emotional experience as much as anything. I think every filmgoer, from the most casual to the ardent buff, adhere to their favorites through that feeling of connection.

There are honorable mentions all over the place, often just missing the 10th spot – I like to characterize them as all tied for eleventh. My favorite superhero film was “Captain America: Civil War,” for the Marvel Comics angst that works best in this genre of movies. The dramas “Arrival,” “Elle,” “Little Men” and “A Monster Calls” were excellent and heartfelt experiences. I loved the wacky tribute that writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen gave to 1950s Hollywood in “Hail, Caesar!” And after watching it again after initial reservations, I realized and connected to the ardent celebration in the musical “La La Land. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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