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Prolific director George C. Wolfe and Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage are on board with producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey and Paula Marie Black to recast Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus as a Broadway musical. The steamy 1960 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, which set the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in modern-day Rio de Janeiro against the orgiastic background of carnavale, had a celebrated score by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim that’s widely credited with launching the Bossa Nova craze in the U.S. with such classics as its theme, “Manha de Carnaval.” Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, said that […] »
New York — Black Orpheus, a new musical version of the Brazilian love story made famous in Marcel Camus' 1959 screen adaptation, which won an Oscar for best foreign-language film, will have its world premiere on Broadway. While no timeline has been set for the project, Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is writing the book for the musical, with multiple Tony winner George C. Wolfe attached to direct. Lead producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey and Paula Marie Black announced the production on Monday, adding their good-luck wishes to Brazil's World Cup team in the semifinal match against
- David Rooney
Let's dust off the old part-time specialty feature "Oscar Bait" with some news on an acquisition, shall we? Now, this time last year a lot of eyes were turned toward Naomi Watts in what seemed like a baity role as Princess Diana in "Diana." Then the film waited for a distributor, and waited, and waited. The writing was on the wall by the time Entertainment One grabbed it and it went nowhere with critics, audiences and, certainly, awards-voting bodies. This year, the upstart distributor has another play that may or may not work out on the circuit, "You're Not You" starring two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Hilary Swank. Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Loretta Divine, Ernie Hudson and Marcia Gay Harden also star. Here's the official synopsis: "'You're Not You' centers on the relationship between Kate (Swank), a woman who has been immobilized by Als - also known as »
- Kristopher Tapley
Entertainment One Films Us has acquired North American distribution rights to director George C. Wolfe's drama “You're Not You,” which stars two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. The film is slated for theatrical release later this year and is produced by Dpp in association with Di Novi Pictures (Alison Greenspan) and 2S Films (Molly Smith and Swank). Also read: Josh Duhamel Puts 132-Pound Scrotum to Good Use on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (Video) Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste wrote the script, which is based on the novel of the same name by Michelle Wildgen. »
- Jeff Sneider
The film will be released theatrically later this year.
“You’re Not You” is produced by Dpp in association with Di Novi Pictures (Alison Greenspan) and 2S Films (Molly Smith and Swank).
Swank portrays a woman who has been immobilized by Als and Rossum plays an aimless and self-absorbed college student hired to be her caregiver in spite of her husband’s objections.
The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Sejin Croninger and for the filmmakers by CAA. »
- Dave McNary
Entertainment One Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to director George C. Wolfe.s drama You're Not You , starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. The film is slated for a theatrical release later this year and is produced by Dpp in association with Di Novi Pictures (Alison Greenspan) and 2S Films (Molly Smith and Hilary Swank). You're Not You centers on the relationship between Kate (Swank), a woman who has been immobilized by Als - also known as Lou Gehrig.s disease . and Bec (Rossum), the aimless and self-absorbed college student she hires to be her caregiver in spite of her husband.s (Duhamel) objections. What was supposed to be a part-time job instead becomes a life-changing experience »
Title: Elaine Stritch Shoot Me Director: Chiemi Karasawa Starring: Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Cherry Jones, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane. The acclaimed documentary producer, Chiemi Karasawa, makes his directorial debut, depicting the life of the feisty and extraordinary 87 year old Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch. The revealing and poignant ‘Elaine Stritch Shoot Me’ showcases the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress on and off stage, through some very fine and rare footage. The cinema vérité approach is rewarding, since Elaine conveys her incredible humour as well as her most delicate emotional moments, as she proves to be a match for her colleagues [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Oprah Winfrey has trod the Broadway boards before - only strictly behind the scenes, as a major investor in the not-quite-successful production of the 2005 musical The Color Purple. But now the media mogul, who helped bid a fond farewell to Jay Leno Thursday night, may actually appear in the flesh before New York theater audiences during the 2015-16 season. The vehicle, reports The New York Times, is likely to be a revival of Marsha Norman's somber 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'night, Mother. The two-character drama, about a mother's last-ditch attempt to prevent her daughter from committing suicide, originally starred Kathy Bates as the daughter, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
London, Feb 7: Oprah Winfrey is set to make her Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Night Mother', it has been revealed.
Scott Sanders, who is among the producers, said that the 60-year-old talk show host has had a longstanding desire to act on Broadway, the Mirror reported.
Sanders said that she knows how unique and challenging it is to perform live on stage as an actress, adding that the both of them have been looking at a number of plays and roles in order to find material and a character that truly resonate with her.
Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe is said to direct the production, which. »
- Meeta Kabra
Oprah Winfrey — Main Stem star? The multihyphenate might be adding another line to her resume as she’s in talks to make her Broadway acting debut in a revival of ‘Night, Mother, The New York Times reports. The TV legend and Own founder would star opposite Tony winner Audra McDonald in a new production to be helmed by Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe that’s targeting the 2015-16 season. Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-winning drama about a woman trying to persuade her daughter not to commit suicide premiered in 1983, earning four Tony noms including best play. It had a brief revival in the mid-2000s. Winfrey, whose only Broadway experience is as a producer of the 2005-08 show The Color Purple, returned to acting after a long layoff in last year’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Fresh off a well-reviewed turn in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “’Night, Mother,” the New York Times reports. A representative for Winfrey did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe is expected to direct the production, which will star fellow Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as a mother desperate to prevent her daughter from killing herself. Also Read: Oprah Winfrey Joins Brad Pitt as Producer of Mlk Drama ‘Selma’ Scott Sanders is among the producers, who are reportedly aiming for the. »
- Jeff Sneider
Oprah Winfrey may be coming to Broadway. The media mogul is in talks to star opposite Tony-winner Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'night, Mother, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The role would be her first in a Broadway production. Tony winner George C. Wolfe, who recently directed Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, would direct the production, which is being eyed for the 2015-16 Broadway season. The play is being produced by Scott Sanders, according to The New York Times, which previously reported Winfrey was in talks for the role. Photos:
- THR Staff
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