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“You Never Know” It was fate, the story goes, that brought together composer Tom Kitt and writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey in the spring of 1994.Kitt had been recruited for the Columbia soccer team and was studying economics, but felt himself being pulled, instead, in the direction of a musical career. One night, in search of a musician to assist with a crisis at Columbia’s famed “Varsity Show,” Kitt’s future wife, the actress Rita Pietropinto, knocked on his door for help. Kitt saved the day, and met Yorkey, a “Varsity Show” veteran, in the process. The rest was history. “Every day we make choices,” Kitt says. “Sometimes they’re just small choices and sometimes they’re bigger ones. But we often wonder about the power of those choices and whether our life would have turned out the way it did.” “If we look back to where we met, there »
Actor to produce and possibly take lead role in film based on biography of celebrated choreographer and director
Gosling has signed on to produce a proposed movie from Warner Bros, which has optioned Jeffrey Spivak's biography Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley. The studio plans to develop the project as a vehicle for the star of Drive and Blue Valentine.
Born in Los Angeles in 1895, Berkeley rose to fame in the 1930s with his work on dance routines for hit Warner Bros musicals 42nd Street, Footlight Parade and Gold Diggers of 1933 – all of which were released in 1933 – and the following year's Fashions of 1934. He was known for his use of kaleidoscope-style imagery incorporating showgirls and props to create elaborate fantasy motifs. »
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