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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
After her return to acting in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Oprah is in talks to make her Broadway debut. Winfrey is said to be eying a role opposite Broadway legend Audra McDonald in a revival of night, Mother, directed by George C. Wolfe. It feels like a no-brainer to us if she wants to land an Egot any time soon. [THR] Oprah also joined Billy Crystal, Kim Kardashian and an eclectic mix of Hollywood elite to say goodbye to Jay Leno on his final night as host of The Tonight Show. [Us Weekly] After news hit that Elizabeth Banks would direct Pitch Perfect 2, stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have officially signed on to the sequel, slated for a 2015 release. No word yet »
- Emily Exton
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
7 items from 2014
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