As Lambert explained to IndieWire during the Toronto International Film Festival, where her film bowed last fall, “There was an article in The New York Times, and it was called ‘Killers’ Family Confront Fear and Shame.’ And it wasn’t like a firebrand, scorched earth kind of testimonial, it was profiling four families of murderers of some great note. I just had never read anything that painted with such humanity something that I think is typically seen as inhuman. It
Bette Midler is killing it. Per Variety, her “Hello, Dolly!” Broadway revival earned the Shubert Theatre its biggest week ever in just seven performances. And the four-time Grammy winner will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards, Broadway World writes. To paraphrase a “Dolly!” song, it takes a woman, indeed.
The Drama League Awards “recognize distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements,” the source details. In addition to her career as a theater actor and revered singer, The Drama League will also celebrate Midler’s work in beloved films like “Beaches,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “The First Wives Club.” Midler’s other stage credits include the original Broadway run of “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Gypsy,” and “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers.”
Midler has won three Emmys and three Golden Globes throughout her career. She’s also been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar twice: In 1980 for “The Rose” and in 1992 for “For the Boys.”
“In addition to being one of the best-loved and instantly recognizable entertainers in the world,” Broadway World writes, “Midler is also one of New York’s most generous and tireless citizens.” “In 1994, she started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neglected parks, gardens, and open spaces in all five boroughs back to abundant life.”
The Drama League Awards will take place May 19 in New York. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award include Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, and Audra McDonald.
The Midler-starring “Hello, Dolly!” broke records before it even opened. In September, it had already banked $9.08 million in ticket sales, setting a new record at the Shubert Theatre and for all of Broadway first-day ticket sales.
Midler’s latest onscreen role is Muv in Trudie Styler’s “Freak Show.” Based on James St. James’ Lambda-nominated Ya novel of the same name, the film centers on Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a cross-dressing teen at an ultra-conservative private high school who decides to run for homecoming queen. The film also stars Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”), Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”), AnnaSophia Robb (“Mercy Street”), and Celia Weston (“Modern Family”). Co-written by Beth Rigazio, the film premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in February. No word on a release date yet.
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Universal Pictures and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films celebrated Sharon Maguire's Bridget Jones’s Baby, co-written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson, starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey with Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips, and Shirley Henderson at a lunch in New York at Lotos Club organized by Peggy Siegal.
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At the cocktail reception earlier, attended by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter, The Eye Of The Storm director Fred Schepisi, Bill Blakemore (Rodney Ascher's Room 237 doc on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining) and Celia Weston, I spoke with Colin Firth about clothes making the man, revisiting Mark Darcy and Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy,
Rachel Lambert started with the truth. For her narrative feature directorial debut — she’s previously helmed a short film and a feature-length documentary — Lambert and her writing partner Nathan Gregorski dove into true stories of families marked by tragedy, though not in the way people typically expect. Initially inspired by a New York Times article that chronicled the fallout of publicized tragedies on the families of the perpetrators (think: David Kaczynski, who helped bring his brother Ted, the so-called Unabomber, to justice), the pair started working on a feature that would tell that kind of story, built as a sensitive family drama with secrets to spare.
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70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).
It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since writer/director Nancy Myers took the reigns of a movie, what she’s been doing in the meantime I don’t know, but after seeing The Intern, I’m glad Myers and her particular brand of filmmaking, and humour, is back. Especially give just how brilliant her latest opus is. Yes, it might sound strange but even this horror-loving,
When I moderated a post screening discussion with Pia Lindström and Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag Är Ingrid) director Stig Björkman at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the memory of a distinctive Rossellini family dachshund puppy made everyone laugh. At this week's lunch at La Grenouille, honoring David O. Russell's Joy with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen from the cast (and with Bob Balaban and Celia Weston attending), Isabella Rossellini gave me the name of the infamous little darling. She also spoke about her work with the Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind and her role in Joy as advisor to Jennifer Lawrence's character Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop.
Trudy and Rudy with Joy
Joy's father Rudy (De Niro
At the La Grenouille celebration for David O. Russell's Joy with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, David O. Russell, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen, Bob Balaban, the narrator of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Kent Jones' documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut shared memories of working with François Truffaut on Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind with me. Bob recalled meeting the Spanking the Monkey director, when he was filming The Last Good Time with Armin Mueller-Stahl and Maureen Stapleton and unfortunately, having never met Alfred Hitchcock.
When I told him that I was presenting Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Alliance Française later that afternoon, he exclaimed "Oh, mon dieu! I love that movie!"
Fantastic Mr. Fox event poster at the Alliance Française
Anne-Katrin Titze: I very much liked your narration in Hitchcock/Truffaut.
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper shine in David O. Russell's Joy with Édgar Ramírez, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Dascha Polanco and Drena De Niro.
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Bryan Cranston seems to be the exception.
The “Trumbo” star was all smiles on Sunday at a party thrown to celebrate his achievements in television, film and theater.
“I would love this loft as a New York apartment,” he said, gesturing around the decked out party space at House of Elyx in New York’s Meatpacking District. “It’s fantastic.”
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Geoff (Tom Courtenay) Kate (Charlotte Rampling)
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“Love and work, work and love,
If the added information that this one is written and directed by Nancy Meyers still doesn’t do anything for you, I don’t think there’s the slightest hope of reaching you.
As I said, the images reveal a bit more of the story, especially in the sense of De Niro and Hathaway appearing with a cute kid, but I don’t think that’s going to be big reveal
Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the dramatic comedy from her own screenplay.
In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).
The film’s multi-generational cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).
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The Visit (Sept 11)
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.
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