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'Tangled' & 'Groundhog Day' Musicals Planned for the Stage

3 April 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two wildly different movies will be getting stage musical adaptations in the near future, with a Broadway version of the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day being developed, while Disney Parks is making a Tangled musical for their Disney Cruise Lines. The Groundhog Day musical is being developed by composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and set and costume designer Rob Howell, the team behind the current Broadway adaptation of the 1996 movie Matilda. They will all collaborate on the play's book with Danny Rubin, who came up with the original Groundhog Day story and co-wrote the screenplay with director Harold Ramis.

Scott Rudin will produce the play with Andre Ptaszysnki's Whistle Pig Productions and Columbia Stage Live. The original movie centered on a weatherman (Bill Murray) who is assigned to cover the Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where he gets caught in a time loop and is »

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Groundhog Day Is Heading to Broadway!

3 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ready for some déjà vu? The 1993 Sony Pictures film Groundhog Day is being revisited. But this time, the classic is coming to Broadway! For those of you movie buffs, you'll recall Bill Murray starring in the original film as a TV meteorologist who repeatedly experiences the same day—yep, Groundhog Day—over and over again. The movie-turned-musical will be created by the team behind the Broadway adaption of Roald Dahl's Matilda, including director Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling. Tim Minchin will compose the songs, and the set and costume design will be by Rob Howell. Matilda the Musical  had a successful Broadway run, generating a whopping $117 »

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Bing! 'Groundhog Day' Musical Coming to Broadway

3 April 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A musical adaptation of Groundhog Day – the revered 1993 film dramedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell– will begin its Broadway run in early 2017. Previews for the show will commence January 23rd of that year, with an official opening planned for March 9th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical's creative team includes director Matthew Warchus, composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell – all of whom worked together on a successful adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel Matilda, which has grossed over $117 million thus far in its Broadway run. »

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Get Ready for 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway in March 2017

3 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We know Bill Murray is great at karaoke, but how does he feel about Broadway?

As previously reported, Murray's beloved comedy "Groundhog Day" is getting a musical makeover. It's been officially announced that the show will open on March 9, 2017, thanks to producer Scott Rudin, director Matthew Warchus, and musician Tim Minchin. Minchin and Warchus previously worked together on the Tony Award-winning musical "Matilda," based on Roald Dahl's novel.

Bill Murray star alongside Andie MacDowell in the 1993 comedy about a guy who's forced to relive Groundhog Day until he gets his life together. It's still a popular movie after all these years - perhaps even more so since it came out. "Groundhog Day" was even one of several films featured in MoMA's "The Hidden God: Film and Faith" series in 2003. The late director and co-writer Harold Ramis told the "New York Times," "At first I would get mail saying, 'Oh, »

- Jenni Miller

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Groundhog Day musical to open on Broadway in March 2017

3 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A musical version of Groundhog Day will open on Broadway in 2017.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers have confirmed that the production will open on March 9, 2017, with previews beginning six weeks earlier on January 23.

A theatre for the production has yet to be announced.

Matilda composer Tim Minchin is working on the adaptation, along with the film's original scriptwriter Danny Rudin and Matilda director Matthew Warchus.

Groundhog Day starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, and centred on a grumpy weatherman named Phil Connors who found himself stuck in a seemingly never-ending time-loop.

He is forced to relive the same day over and over again, while having to report on the same meteorological news event each time.

Announcing the project last year, Minchin said that the musical will be "both instantly recognisable, and utterly different" from the 1993 film.

He added: "The central conceit is perfectly suited to the theatre, in my opinion. »

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The Groundhog Day Musical Is Actually Happening in 2017

3 April 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It turns out the Groundhog Day musical is actually happening and will hit Broadway in spring 2017, according to Variety. (Maybe you'd like to experience it again and again.) A portion of the key team behind Matilda, including director Matthew Warchus, composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, and choreographer Peter Darling, will join Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the film's screenplay) to prep the production. Previews begin on January 23, 2017, ahead of the March 9, 2017, premiere. Casting and venue options for the Bill Murray classic comedy turned musical are still in the works, but hey, no pressure. Not like this has to be perfect. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Groundhog Day Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017

2 April 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A case of life imitating art imitating reel life? A musical version of Groundhog Day is headed to Broadway in 2017 - where the show will performed to audiences day after day after day. The hit 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell told the story of a newsman who finds himself stuck in small-town Pennsylvania, reliving Feb. 2 - Groundhog Day - again and again and again. The team behind the current Broadway hit Matilda will be behind the musical adaptation, Variety reports. Composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), choreographer Peter Darling (Billy Elliott) and set and costume »

- K.C. Blumm

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Groundhog Day Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017

2 April 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A case of life imitating art imitating reel life? A musical version of Groundhog Day is headed to Broadway in 2017 - where the show will performed to audiences day after day after day. The hit 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell told the story of a newsman who finds himself stuck in small-town Pennsylvania, reliving Feb. 2 - Groundhog Day - again and again and again. The team behind the current Broadway hit Matilda will be behind the musical adaptation, Variety reports. Composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), choreographer Peter Darling (Billy Elliott) and set and costume »

- K.C. Blumm

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'Groundhog Day' Musical Sets 2017 Broadway Bow

2 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Punxsutawney Phil will come up for air in early 2017. Producers announced on Thursday that the new musical Groundhog Day, based on the Capra-esque 1993 screen comedy that starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, will begin previews on Jan. 23, 2017, with official opening set for March 9. The project reunites much of the key creative team from Matilda, the acclaimed musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, which has been a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, grossing $117 million to date in its Broadway run. Read more Tim Minchin Reveals 'Groundhog Day' Musical Plans Director Matthew Warchus

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‘Pride’ Producer David Livingstone Moved From Marketing Movies to Making Them

13 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 20 years at Polygram, Universal and Working Title, in both London and Los Angeles, David Livingstone mastered the art of selling quirky British movies to a global audience. He drove the campaigns for everything from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Trainspotting” to “Billy Elliot” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

So it’s only fitting that, having decided in 2012 to quit as president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Working Title Films in order to strike out on his own as a producer, Livingstone should be rewarded with the Bafta for outstanding British debut, alongside writer Stephen Beresford, for “Pride,” the true-life story of others who left their comfort zone for the greater good — gay activists who help raise money for striking miners in ’80s Britain.

A stage musical version of the movie and a biopic about Judy Garland are next for Livingstone, who admits that launching his production company, »

- Adam Dawtrey

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Istanbul Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup

13 March 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taking place April 4-19, the festival will feature over 200 films, including recent world premieres from Sundance and Berlin.

Istanbul Film Festival has unveiled the lineup to its upcoming edition, taking place from April 4-19.

This year will feature over 200 films from 62 countries, as well as free talks and workshops by film-makers and masterclasses. New sections at this year’s festival include a special focus on cinema of the Balkans and a focus on German animation.

The festival’s international competition includes the likes of Cédric Kahn’s Wild Life, Quentin Dupieux’s Reality, Francesco Munzi’s Black Souls and Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd, while the national competition will screen Ali Atay’s Lemonade, Selim Evci’s Secret and Mehmet Eryılmaz’s The Visitor, among others.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Jc Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and Matthew WarchusPride are among this year’s Akbank Gala screenings »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Stephen Beresford interview: looking back at Pride

6 March 2015 8:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The BAFTA award-winning writer of Pride looks back at the release of the film, its impact, and Pride: The Musical.

Regular readers of this site will know how strongly we feel about the excellent movie Pride, which we ranked as one of our firm favourites of 2014. We spoke to writer Stephen Beresford ahead of its release, and since then, he's picked up a BAFTA for his work on the movie.

We caught up with him for a chat looking back at the last six months, as Pride arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK...

I wanted to catch up with you to get the 'during' and 'after' story for Pride, as we spoke originally just before it's release.

You have that lovely line in the film - "to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, well that's the best feeling in the world". This film »

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Pride DVD Review

2 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Matthew Warchus

Starring: Bill Nighy, Andrew ScottPaddy Considine, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, George MacKay, Jessica Gunning

Running Time: 120 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: The True Story Featurette, Making Of Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Feature Audio Commentary with Director Matthew Warchus and writer Stephen Beresford, Theatrical Trailer, Audio Description.

Pride is a true celebration of overcoming unexpected obstacles that in the mid-80s were controversial during volatile political times in the UK. With the miners striking, HIV AIDS in its early stages of spreading and the gay and lesbian community more rightfully prominent in their stature and awareness, a group of UK gay campaigners in 1984 get together to help miners during their extensive strike of the National Union of Mineworkers.

Initially based in London, we learn about the lives of a dedicated group of gay and lesbian activists who are looking to back something they believe in and raise the profile of »

- Dan Bullock

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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

9 February 2015 3:01 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Director

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything »

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And the winners of the 2015 British Academy Film Awards are…

8 February 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Boyhood has been named best film at this year’s BAFTA awards, with Richard Linklater also awarded as best director and Patricia Arquette winning best supporting actress. With a total of five awards, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is the evening’s most awarded film, recognised for its original screenplay, makeup/hair, both costume and production design, and for its music. The Theory of Everything won the award for outstanding British film as well as best adapted screenplay and best actor for Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of the young Stephen Hawking. Winners of outstanding British debut are Stephen Beresford (writer) and David Livingstone (producer) for Pride, which was backed by the BFI Film Fund. The winners were announced at a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House hosted by Stephen Fry. Explore the Best of BAFTA collection on BFI Player Best film Winner: Boyhood BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu, »

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Winners of Ee BAFTA Awards 2015 – Boyhood Wins Best Film

8 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

BAFTA/Marc Hoberman

Known as the British Oscars, the Ee British Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday.

Boyhood was the big winner at the BAFTAs with wins for Best Film, Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).

The Theory Of Everything took Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor – Eddie RedmayneJulianne Moore won Leading Actress for Still Alice.

Three wins went to Whiplash for Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Editing and Sound.

The Grand Budapest Hotel won five awards for Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair and Original Music, with Wes Anderson winning his first BAFTA for Original Screenplay.

Emmanuel Lubezki received the BAFTA for Cinematography for Birdman, having won this category twice previously, most recently in 2014. On Saturday, Inarritu took home the top prize at the Directors’ Guild of America Awards for Birdman.

The Lego Movie received the BAFTA for Animated Film, and »

- Michelle McCue

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BAFTAs 2015: what the winners said

8 February 2015 2:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Professor Stephen Hawking and the surprisingly good British weather were amongst the stars of the show at the 68th BAFTA Awards ceremony.Click here for full list of winners

At London’s Royal Opera House, Host Stephen Fry introduced the 68th Ee BAFTAs by making a reference to the night’s weather, which for the first time in many years, didn’t involve rain.

Making his entrance to “Uptown Funk”, Fry described the BAFTAs as “that most glorious of occasions when the heavens open and the great and the good of the industry rain down upon us,” adding: “It may be dry outside but in here it’s simply pissing down with stars.”

Those stars included David Beckham, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Julie Walters, Kristin Scott Thomas, Noomi Rapace, Jesse Eisenberg, Ralph Fiennes and surprise guest Tom Cruise, who handed out the Best Film prize.

Absent directors

Despite winning the top prizes for Boyhood, director »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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BAFTA Award Winners 2015: Full List

8 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The BAFTA Awards are being held on Sunday, with nominees including “Birdman,” “Boyhood” and more. Variety will be updating live with a full winners list here. See the full list of nominees, and winners as they’re announced, below.

Best Film

Boyhood,” Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland (Winner)

Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game,” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory of Everything,” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten

Outstanding British Film

The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten (Winner)

“’71,” Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke

The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore

Paddington,” Paul King, David Heyman

Pride,” Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford

Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

Leading Actor

Eddie Redmayne, »

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2015 BAFTA Awards winners as they are announced

8 February 2015 10:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2015 Ee BAFTA Awards were handed out in London Sunday night and while the broadcast aired hours later in the United States, it didn't stop us from chronicling the twists and turns of a show often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. It took home only three BAFTAs, but "Boyhood" was the biggest winner of the night as it won Best Film and Richard Linklater earned Director honors. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home five statues including Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson, Production Design, Costumes, Original Music and Make Up & Hair. "Whiplash" earned three BAFTAs including J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor, Editing and a somewhat surprising win in Sound. Expected Oscar winners Julianne Moore took Leading Actress and Patricia Arquette took Supporting Actress. Eddie Redmayne earned a key win over rival Michael Keaton by claiming the Lead Actor BAFTA for "The Theory of Everything." The latter also won »

- Gregory Ellwood

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BAFTAs 2015: Live Blog

8 February 2015 10:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen is at the awards ceremony in London, updating the winners as they are announced.

After months of voting and campaigning, the Ee British Academy Film Awards are finally here.

As the statues are handed out at London’s Royal Opera House, hosted by Stephen Fry, we will update the list below with the winners. The ceremony is due to begin at 6.45pm (GMT).

With 11 nods, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, just edging favourites The Theory of Everything and Birdman (with 10 apiece); and The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, with nine.

2014 Nominations

(presented in 2015)Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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