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Win Shrek The Musical on Blu-ray

  • HeyUGuys
To mark the release of Shrek The Musical on 18th November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed live on stage with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren who flawlessly captured the magic of a Broadway performance starring an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio).

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Giveaway – Win Shrek The Musical on DVD

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie.

You can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in the house when the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD arrives Today – October 15th.

Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 15 4-Pack Movie Tickets, 5 Blu-ray Combo Packs to Broadway’s ‘Shrek the Musical’

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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup for families with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 15 family 4-packs of movie tickets plus 5 Blu-ray and DVD combo packs up for grabs for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Shrek the Musical”!

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ “Shrek The Musical”: the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Fox Home Entertainment will release “Shrek the Musical” on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shrek the Musical” received eight 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Featuring 17 all-new songs, “Shrek the Musical” was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James.

Important note: This screening is scheduled at 2:30 p.m.
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Win Passes To Shrek The Musical In St. Louis

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren.

Wamg is offering you the chance to see it on
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DreamWorks, Fox Bring ‘Shrek the Musical’ to the Living Room

Stage and touring events may be a big and growing side business for studios, but DreamWorks Animation is looking to generate even more coin from its theatrical biz, with “Shrek the Musical” set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 15, and earlier on most digital platforms on Sept. 17.

The release is unique since most theatrical productions aren’t released on homevideo — producers worry that doing so would keep audiences at home rather than fill theater seats to see the shows.

In the past, Universal has released a 2012 performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” at London’s Royal Albert Hall; and a 2011 staging of “Les Miserables” filmed at London’s O2 Arena. But those were special productions, not the original stage version. The “Phantom” sequel “Love Never Dies,” also from Andrew Lloyd Webber, was released on homevideo.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release “Shrek the Musical” on
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Shrek The Musical Coming To Blu-ray October 15

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your
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He's Way More Famous Than You Trailer

  • MovieWeb
He's Way More Famous Than You Trailer
A once-famous actress tries to put herself back on the Hollywood map in the first trailer for He's Way More Famous Than You. Halley Feiffer stars as a version of herself, a once-famous indie actress whose career has hit the skids. Determined to make a comeback, she steals a script and tries to find any A-list actor to star alongside her. Watch a movie star comeback in the making with this new footage from the indie comedy, debuting on VOD formats April 8 before its theatrical debut May 10.

He's Way More Famous Than You - Trailer

When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something has got to change...she has to become Way More Famous! Armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and his boyfriend to make a movie,
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Red Hook Summer Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 21st

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Red Hook Summer Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 21st
The limits of faith and temptation are tested in the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. Image Entertainment's One Village label will release the film on both Blu-ray and DVD on December 21, 2012. Red Hook Summer stars Clarke Peters (Endgame, Notting Hill), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters, Arbitrage), Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Ray, He Got Game) and introduces both Jules Brown and Toni Lysaith. The DVD will include a Director's Commentary with Spike Lee, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a music video.

The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers, and He Got Game), Red Hook Summer tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook.
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Porno for Playgoers

  • CultureCatch
The Performers

Abandon all hope of stumbling on substance, ye who enter the Longacre Theatre to see its current showing centered on the world of porn. But if you're looking for some off-color, down-and-dirty humor, you could do a lot worse. The Performers is best summed up by one of its own flippant film titles, "I ate Chinese and now I'm hungry"; it's no main course of theater, but it might leave you wanting some more.

It's difficult to shake the feeling that this play would have found a happier home Off-Broadway, but Broadway has worn less-fitting costumes and made them work, so this foul-mouthed play will just have to do its best to fill out the larger, less adventurous houses.

For all his profanity, playwright David West Read actually keeps it pretty clean for a piece about the porn industry. Writing with sitcom precision and timing, Read keeps a quick pace,
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Theater Review: The Performers

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Theater Review: The Performers
In The Performers, an entirely insubstantial, where’s-the-beef porn farce from the young playwright David West Read, a sensitive, self-regarding adult-film actor named “Mandrew” (Cheyenne Jackson) reveals a shocking personal secret to Lee (Daniel Breaker), the New York Post reporter who’s interviewing him on the eve of the Adult Video News Awards in Vegas: He talks to his mom every day, on the phone. And he sends her all of his films. “I cut out all the sex,” he explains, “She likes the acting.”The Performers feels like it was produced and directed by Mandrew’s mom. Although packed tight with dirty talk — some it funny-outré, most of it punny-soft — this is sex comedy at its most sexless: You could eat dinner off the play’s smooth, bacteriastatic surfaces. Sure, people swap dresses, and even talk about swapping partners, but the characters never menace convention — and when they do,
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A New Broadway Season, A New Set of Tony Hopefuls

By Sam Negin

Theater Editor & Columnist

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A new Broadway season is about to begin and, with it, new life has been brought to my posts. After over 900 posts, 50 comments, over 325 Tony nominees and over 75 winners in the two-and-a-half years I blogged independently about the Tony Awards, I am proud to be joining the team at ScottFeinberg.com.

Without any further ado, I would like to begin with a look ahead at the Broadway shows that will be coming up this year. I have made this list as comprehensive as I could given what information is available but, as is often the case, there is much more data available right now about the fall season (September through the winter holidays) than the spring season (Christmas through the Tony Awards in June) on Broadway. I will update this post with more details as information becomes available.

The list of shows we expect to see this year,
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Alicia Silverstone Returning to Broadway in 'The Performers'

  • The Wrap
Alicia Silverstone Returning to Broadway in 'The Performers'
Alicia Silverstone has signed on to the cast of David West Read's comedy "The Performers," which is scheduled to open on Broadway Nov. 14. The "Clueless" film actress joins previously announced cast members Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame, "30 Rock" regular Cheyenne Jackson, Tony nominee Daniel Breaker ("Passing Strange") and former "Fringe" actress Ari Graynor. Also read: Bradley Cooper Hoping to Play 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway "The Performers" revolves around two high school friends (Jackson and Breaker) and their girlfriends (Graynor and Silverstone) who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in
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Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer Trailer

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Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer Trailer
Variance Films has released the first trailer for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, which hits theaters August 10th. The film is another installment of the director's Chronicles of Brooklyn series, which also includes She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Crooklyn, Clockers and He Got Game. This new drama centers on a young boy from Atlanta, who is forced to spend the summer in Brooklyn with his religious grandfather. Take a look!

Red Hook Summer - Trailer

Red Hook Summer comes to theaters August 10th, 2012 and stars Limary Agosto, Turron Kofi Alleyne, De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Colman Domingo, Kimberly Hebert Gregory. The film is directed by Spike Lee.
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Red Hook Summer Poster and Hi-Res Photo Gallery

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Red Hook Summer Poster and Hi-Res Photo Gallery
Spike Lee returns to his roots as both a director and an actor with his latest project Red Hook Summer, which follows the adventures of a young boy uprooted from Atlanta and forced to spend the summer with his grandfather's congregation in Brooklyn. The first poster and a hi-res photo gallery have been released, featuring cast members Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, and Clarke Peters. Sadly, we get no evidence of Spike Lee reprising his role as Mr. Mookie, which we'll have to wait and see when the film hits theaters later this summer.

Red Hook Summer comes to theaters August 10th, 2012 and stars Limary Agosto, Turron Kofi Alleyne, De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Colman Domingo, Kimberly Hebert Gregory. The film is directed by Spike Lee.
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Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer Gets Late Summer Release Date

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Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer Gets Late Summer Release Date
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks announced today that the company will undertake its first independent distribution effort with founder Spike Lee's Brooklyn coming-of-age story, Red Hook Summer. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks will partner with New York-based Variance Films for the theatrical release, which will begin August 10, 2012 in New York City theaters, expanding to the top 30 markets throughout the month of August.

"From my very first joint back in 1986, She's Gotta Have It, I have been an independent filmmaker, and even today I still am," said Spike Lee. "I'm elated to join forces with Variance Films for the independent distribution of my new joint Red Hook Summer. We look forward to getting this film into the marketplace, where we believe 100 percent that there is a starving audience for American independent films like Red Hook Summer."

"Variance's sole mission is to ensure filmmakers retain their rights and their power," said Dylan Marchetti,
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Behind The Scenes – “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” (Sanaa Lathan/Lynn Nottage Hollywood Screwball Play)

This will probably be as close as most of you will ever get to seeing Sanaa Lathan in Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage’s new play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. No, I’m not rubbing it in, just stating the obvious.

In the play, currently previewing New York’s Second Stage Theater, Sanaa plays the titular Vera Stark, described as “a black maid in Hollywood who pursues her dream of making it in the pictures while also grappling with racial stereotypes through decades of the 20th century,” and will focus primarily on the relationship between Stark and her boss, a white Hollywood star, played by Stephanie J. Block (whose Broadway resume includes the musical Wicked).

The official synopsis: “A seventy-year journey into the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold onto her career.
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Official Synopsis, Opening Date & Tix Prices For Sanaa Lathan/Lynn Nottage Hollywood Screwball Play

Tickets are now on sale for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Lynn Nottage’s new play since winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for the Congolese civil war drama Ruined, which stars Sanaa Lathan.

Sanaa will play the titular Vera Stark, described as “a black maid in Hollywood who pursues her dream of making it in the pictures while also grappling with racial stereotypes through decades of the 20th century,” and will focus primarily on the relationship between Stark and her boss, a white Hollywood star, played by Stephanie J. Block (whose Broadway resume includes the musical Wicked).

Here’s the official synopsis which I very recently was alerted to: “A seventy-year journey into the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold onto her career. When both land roles in the same Southern epic,
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Sanaa Lathan Will Star In Lynn Nottage’s Hollywood Screwball Play “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark”

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Lynn Nottage’s new play since winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for the Congolese civil war drama Ruined, has announced its star: Ms Sanaa Lathan!

Sanaa will play the titular Vera Stark, described as “a black maid in Hollywood who pursues her dream of making it in the pictures while also grappling with racial stereotypes through decades of the 20th century,” and will focus primarily on the relationship between Stark and her boss, a white Hollywood star, played by Stephanie J. Block (whose Broadway resume includes the musicals 9 to 5 and Wicked).

Color me intrigued!

The play reportedly looks to “1930s screwball films” as inspiration. Its remaining cast includes Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story), Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (for Passing Strange), Kimberly Hebert Gregory, and Kevin Isola.

Directed by Jo Bonney (The Break of Noon, Fat Pig), preview performances of the
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[DVD Review] Passing Strange

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Turning a successful musical into a movie is always a risky endeavor. Some of them turn out great (think Hairspray or The Phantom of the Opera) and then there are those that, well, don’t (you’ve read the reviews of Nine, haven’t you?). But Spike Lee manages to pull off the transition from Broadway to film with ease in Passing Strange.

Passing Strange is the semi-autobiographical tale of Stew, a musician and the narrator of the story. The audience watches as an unhappy Youth (a younger version of the narrator), played by Daniel Breaker, leaves his home and family behind in South Central Los Angeles during the 1970s in a quest for “the real.” His journey leads him to Europe where he visits Amsterdam and Berlin, the former enticing him with drugs and sex, while the latter holds its appeal in much more political aspects.

This is not
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Reminder – Spike Lee’s “Passing Strange” Documentary Airing On PBS Tonight! (TV)

I forgot to post this earlier today.

As the headline states… Spike Lee’s movie version of the Broadway musical Passing Strange will make its broadcast debut on Thirteen’S Great Performances on PBS Tonight, Wednesday, January 13, at 9 pm Est.

The show, a semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s coming of age, starred co-creator Stew, Daniel Breaker, and de’Adre Aziza, all of whom received Tony Award nominations for their performances. The Broadway musical was directed by Annie Dorsen. Stew won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

The DVD of the film hit the market yesterday; for those interested in picking up a copy, Click Here. It’s only $15.

For more information, visit www.pbs.org.
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