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Despite Cancellation, Alan Menken Sees A ‘Newsies’-Like Future For ‘Galavant’ (Emmys Watch)

6 July 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The cancellation of ABC’s fairy tale musical comedy “Galavant” after two seasons came as no surprise to composer Alan Menken, who’s still competing for best song Emmy consideration with “A New Season” romp and exploring a potential stage spin-off.

“There are people in theatrical circles who think that young audiences in colleges and community theater will [go for this] over time,” said Menken. “So we have to figure out a way of bringing this to the stage. That’s where it is now.

“I look at my experience on ‘Newsies,'” Menken continued, “which was a hideous flop, and 20 years later it’s beyond a cult classic and that led to it becoming a [Tony Award-winning] Broadway show.”

For Menken, “Galavant” (created by Dan Fogelman as a mid-season replacement for “Once Upon a Time”) was the perfect vehicle to indulge in self-parody while honing his collaboration with lyricist Glenn Slater.

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- Bill Desowitz

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Robert De Niro to Make His Broadway Directorial Debut with Musical Adaptation of A Bronx Tale

16 June 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Robert De Niro made his big-screen directorial debut in the 1993 gangster flick A Bronx Tale. And now, the 72-year-old star will make his Broadway directorial debut, in the musical adaptation of the hit film. The show is set to open at New York's Longacre Theatre on Dec. 1. Previews begin Nov. 3. A Bronx Tale: The Musical will reunite De Niro with his costar in the movie Chazz Palminteri, who wrote the film's screenplay and will also pen the musical's book. Palminteri first performed the piece as a one-man play in 1989, and continues to tour with it today. Set in the Big Apple in the 1960s, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Robert De Niro to Make His Broadway Directorial Debut with Musical Adaptation of A Bronx Tale

16 June 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Robert De Niro made his big-screen directorial debut in the 1993 gangster flick A Bronx Tale. And now, the 72-year-old star will make his Broadway directorial debut, in the musical adaptation of the hit film. The show is set to open at New York's Longacre Theatre on Dec. 1. Previews begin Nov. 3. A Bronx Tale: The Musical will reunite De Niro with his costar in the movie Chazz Palminteri, who wrote the film's screenplay and will also pen the musical's book. Palminteri first performed the piece as a one-man play in 1989, and continues to tour with it today. Set in the Big Apple in the 1960s, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Robert De Niro To Make His Broadway Directorial Debut With ‘A Bronx Tale: The Musical’

15 June 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert De Niro has pretty much done it all in Hollywood and now he’s turning to theater to make his Broadway directorial debut. The actor, who starred and directed the 1993 film “A Bronx Tale,” will co-direct a new musical adaptation with stage veteran Jerry Zaks.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical” is based on the one-man show written by Chazz Palminteri, which centered on his childhood on the streets of the New York neighborhood and his conflict between his father and a local Mob boss.

Read More: Robert De Niro Speaks Frankly About Directorial Debut ‘Bronx Tale’ for the Film’s 20th Anniversary

“It’s a Bronx boy’s dream come true for ‘A Bronx Tale, The Musical’ to move to Broadway!” Palminteri said in a statement. “It’s a great story and a great story can morph into many different forms – a one-man show, a movie and a now, a musical. We get the best of both worlds with De Niro having directed the film and Zaks having directed the one-man show. There are only three things you can do to an audience – make them laugh, make them cry or you can scare them. In ‘A Bronx Tale, The Musical’ we do all three.”

The musical made its debut in February at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse and received positive reviews. The Broadway show will be produced by Tommy Mottola, with the Dodgers (“Jersey Boys”) and De Niro’s Tribeca Productions.

Alan Menkin and lyricist Glenn Slater will compose the score. Palminteri will pen the book, set design is by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by William Ivey Long, and lighting by Howell Binkley, who just won his second Tony Award for “Hamilton.” Sergio Trujillo is in charge of choreography.

Read More: Which Broadway Show Most Demands To Be Made Into A Movie? — Criticwire Survey

De Niro is also in negotiations to star in the Dimension Films comedy “The War With Grandpa,” about a young man who’s grandfather moves in and engages in a series of pranks meant to drive him out. Though, his gramps is also pretty good at pulling off tricks.

The production for “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” begins previews November 3 at the Longacre Theatre, with the official opening set for December 1.

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Galavant’ Canceled After 2 Seasons on ABC

12 May 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Galavant” has been canceled after 2 seasons on ABC, TheWrap has learned. The musical comedy will not return for Season 3 in the 2016-17 season. “Galavant” focused on a dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), who lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Co-stars include Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid. Also Read: 'The Muppets' Canceled After 1 Season at ABC Broadway composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater did original music for the show, which was executive produced by Dan Fogelman. The move comes as the alphabet network. »

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Galavant Cancelled at ABC

12 May 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Season 2 Finale” was apparently Galavant‘s swan song: ABC has taken the “happy” out of the fairy-tale musical’s happy ending and cancelled it.

Although critics loved the two-year-old series’ self-referential humor and dazzlingly diverse soundtrack of witty-as-hell Alan Menken/Glenn Slater tunes, the ratings could have used an assist from a fairy godmother. Or at least a little shot of D’Dew. Not even guest appearances by celebs ranging from Ricky Gervais to John Stamos could turn the numbers around.

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‘Galavant’ Star Joshua Sasse To Play the Male Lead In The CW Pilot ‘No Tomorrow’

14 March 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Joshua Sasse, who plays the title role in ABC’s medieval musical comedy Galavant, is set as the male lead opposite Tori Anderson in the CW pilot No Tomorrow. The project, from CBS Studios, has Sasse in first position. The underrated Galavant, created by Dan Fogelman with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, has developed a cult following but has been softly rated in its limited runs as a midseason replacement. Its second-second renewal was hailed as a… »

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Disney Channel's Tangled Series Adds Ashley Judd, Jonathan Banks and More

8 March 2016 8:29 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A whole bunch of big names want to get caught up in Tangled.

The Disney Channel series Tangled: Before Ever After has added a slew of TV and movie stars to its ranks, the network announced Tuesday. Among the cast additions: Ashley Judd (Divergent); Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul); Sean Hayes (Will & Grace); Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl); and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), reprising his role from the 2010 movie.

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As previously reported, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi also will voice their characters from the film —Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, respectively — in the series, »

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Judd, Tambor To Voice "Tangled" Series

8 March 2016 7:43 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Disney Channel have announced the voice cast and details for "Tangled: Before Ever After," a new animated series based on their animated feature "Tangled".

Set between events of the feature film and the 2012 short film "Tangled Ever After", five actors are reprising voice roles from the film - Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider, Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose, Paul F. Tompkins as Shorty, and M.C. Gainey as Captain of the Guards.

Joining them will be Ashley Judd as Rapunzel's mother Queen Arianna, Eden Espinosa as Rapunzel's handmaiden/friend Cassandra, comic Jeff Ross as Hook Foot, brother of Hand Foot and Richard Kind as Uncle Monty.

Sean Hayes, Peter MacNicol, Clancy Brown, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Diedrich Bader, Charles Halford, Steve Blum, James Monroe Iglehart, Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Banks will also lend their voices.

Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater will provide new songs for the »

- Garth Franklin

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Performer of the Week: Lili Taylor

9 January 2016 6:24 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Lili Taylor

The Show | American Crime

The Episode | “Episode 1” (Jan. 6, 2016)

The Performance | From the first moment of American Crime’s second season premiere, we could tell that Ms. Taylor’s performance would be something special — and that was before we’d even laid eyes on her. The emotion in her voice as blue-collar mom Anne reported son Taylor’s rape to the 911 dispatcher spoke volumes about not only her character’s love for her boy but also her — and, shortly, our — absolute horror over his assault.

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From there, the drama flashed back, »

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