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Now Casting: Regional ‘Carousel’ Production and More Paid Gigs

It may officially be December, but June is bustin’ out all over in today’s casting roundup. Both union and nonunion actors are sought for a 2017 regional production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Carousel,” plus three other fantastic gigs throughout the country. See them all below! “Carousel”Musical Theatre West is casting union and nonunion actors for its upcoming production of “Carousel,” including the leading roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan. The tuner, which first bowed on Broadway in 1945, will hold an open casting call Jan. 4 and 5, 2017 in Long Beach, California with a run slated for Mar. 24–Apr. 9, 2017, also in Long Beach. “Bad Samaritan”Talent is needed to serve as stand-in/photo doubles on the feature film, “Bad Samaritan.” The flick, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Carlito Olivero, will shoot Dec. 5–Jan. 17, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. “Beings Want To Be Jagged”Casting is underway for “Beings Want to be Jagged,
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‘Homeland’: Mandy Patinkin, Alex Gansa 9/11 Museum Tour Sets Stage for NYC-Set Season

‘Homeland’: Mandy Patinkin, Alex Gansa 9/11 Museum Tour Sets Stage for NYC-Set Season
The “Homeland” team is famous for doing their homework.

Producers and core cast members take a field trip to Washington, D.C. every year to connect with key players in the intelligence and national security community. Those meetings help set the tone and the storyline for the Showtime drama that has been remarkably — sometimes eerily — prescient about developments in the war on terror over its five seasons to date.

This year, part of “Homeland’s” fact-finding mission was a visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, erected on the site in lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

Homeland” showrunner Alex Gansa, exec producer Howard Gordon and star Mandy Patinkin brought family members and a few friends along for the Oct. 5 tour led by museum president and CEO Joe Daniels. The close-up look at twisted steel girders and other artifacts from the devastation was a searing experience for the group, as
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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball

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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball
Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the star-studded Carousel of Hope ball as it spins into its 30th year on Oct. 8, People confirms exclusively. Hosted by Barbara Davis, the biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising money for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center. Foxx and the recently engaged Menzel join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager at the Beverly Hills event. The 2016 ball will be a "Celebration of Hollywood," including silent and live auctions (with Sharon Stone as auctioneer), dinner, entertainment and musical performances.
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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball

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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball
Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the star-studded Carousel of Hope ball as it spins into its 30th year on Oct. 8, People confirms exclusively. Hosted by Barbara Davis, the biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising money for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center. Foxx and the recently engaged Menzel join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager at the Beverly Hills event. The 2016 ball will be a "Celebration of Hollywood," including silent and live auctions (with Sharon Stone as auctioneer), dinner, entertainment and musical performances.
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Deadline – U.S.A.

Richard Brooks' exciting Humphrey Bogart picture is one of the best newspaper sagas ever. An editor deals with a gangster threat and a domestic crisis even as greedy heirs are selling his paper out from under him. Commentator Eddie Muller drives home the film's essential civics lesson about what we've lost -- a functioning free press. Deadline - U.S.A. Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 87 min. / Street Date July 26, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Martin Gabel, Joe De Santis, Audrey Christie, Jim Backus, Willis Bouchey, Joseph Crehan, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, Paul Dubov, William Forrest, Dabbs Greer, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Maxey, Ann McCrea, Kasia Orzazewski, Tom Powers, Joe Sawyer, William Self, Phillip Terry, Carleton Young. Cinematography Milton Krasner Film Editor William B.Murphy Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Produced by Sol C. Siegel
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Rodgers and Hammerstein return to the silver screen with Carousel

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No one is exactly sure why Frank Sinatra walked off the set of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical Carousel(1956) on the first day of shooting.

Some say it was because he didn’t want to film some scenes twice — once in regular CinemaScope and once in CinemaScope 55 — and others claim it was due to marital problems he was having with wife Ava Gardner.

The producers asked Gordon MacRae — who had starred with Carousel’s leading lady Shirley Jones the year before in Oklahoma! — to take over the starring role of Billy Bigelow. The film opens in heaven with the deceased Billy being told his wife and child are in trouble down on Earth. Through flashbacks we see how hot-tempered carnival barker Billy falls for the sweet Julie (Jones), and how he turns to crime to provide for her when he discovers she’s going to have a baby.

While Sinatra possessed a golden voice,
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion

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Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] Stepping into the shoes of the most well-known mother in the world has proven to be an emotional task for Trisha Yearwood. The country singer will play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Fox's live musical event The Passion on Sunday and tells People she cried while recording tracks for the event's soundtrack. "I'm having to sing songs that I'm going to be singing at the foot of the cross, and I had to be thinking about what was happening in the story when I was singing the song," says Yearwood. "I got very emotional, which is not the norm for me in the studio.
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Deep in My Heart

The gaudy MGM musical bio gets one last go-round, gathering an all-star cast to illustrate the songbook of composer Sigmund Romberg. Gene Kelly dances with his brother Fred, and Cyd Charisse does a hot number with James Mitchell, while star José Ferrer goes on stage to perform with his wife Rosemary Clooney. Deep in My Heart Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1954 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 132 min. / Street Date November 10, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 17.95 Starring José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon, Walter Pidgeon, Jim Backus, Rosemary Clooney, Gene Kelly, Fred Kelly, Jane Powell, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse, Howard Keel, Vic Damone, Tony Martin, Joan Weldon, Fred Kelly, Russ Tamblyn. Susan Luckey, Robert Easton, Barrie Chase, Douglas Fowley. Cinematography George J. Folsey Film Editor Adrienne Fazan Original Music Alexander Courage, Adolph Deutsch Written by Leonard Spigelgass from a book by Elliott Arnold Produced by Roger Edens Directed by Stanley Donen

Reviewed
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'Our Gang' Actress Jean Darling Dies at 93

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Jean Darling, one of the child actresses from "Our Gang" and one of the last remaining stars from the silent film era, has died. She was 93.

Darling shot to fame at the age of 4 as part of the popular "Our Gang" series of short silent films. Thanks to what the New York Times dubbed "her golden locks and a face like a kewpie doll," Darling -- whose mother legally changed her name, Dorothy Jean LeVake, at 5 months old -- kept busy in Hollywood, starring in 46 silent movies and six talkies between 1927 and 1929.

She continued to act as she grew, including appearing as the young Jane Eyre in a 1934 adaptation of the novel. Darling also made a name for herself on Broadway, starring in the debut of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic "Carousel" in 1945, in which she originated the role of Carrie Pipperidge.

In the 1970s, Darling moved to Dublin, Ireland,
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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The
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Shirley Jones on ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘Elmer Gantry’ and Guys Named Oscar

Shirley Jones on ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘Elmer Gantry’ and Guys Named Oscar
Variety called it a “Cinderella” story: Teenager with the voice of an angel meets famous producers, and a star is born. Shirley Jones would go on to become a music maven, a leading lady — and an Oscar winner.

How did you meet Rodgers and Hammerstein?

I was very young; I had just graduated high school and was on my way to become a veterinarian. Animals were the light of my life. But I was born singing — it was a gift. I had studied some acting and dancing at the Pittsburgh Playhouse during the summer. So I went to an audition in New York with my parents on vacation. A pianist I’d worked with at the playhouse told me a casting director for Rodgers and Hammerstein was having open auditions. I didn’t even know who Rodgers and Hammerstein were — I was that green.

I take it the audition went well.
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Update: 'The Interview' Available on VOD Today, Plus a Full List of Theaters... If You Actually Want to See It

Update: According to CNN's Brian Stelter and confirmed by Sony (via Huffington Post), audiences choosing to stay home over the holiday will be able to rent ($6) or buy ($15) the film from various online streaming outlets starting at 1:00 Pm Et today, as in December 24, via SeeTheInterview.com.

Sony Confirms: "The Interview" will be available for rental through YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video, etc. Today. At 1pm Et.

Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 24, 2014 The original post follows... In the wake of controversy and fallout, which culminated in scrapping the Christmas Day release of its high profile Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, Sony announced its revised release plans for the film yesterday. As a Christmas gift of sorts to fans clamoring to see the controversial film, Sony is releasing The Interview into some 300 theaters starting tomorrow morning. In addition, CNN Money reports Google will stream the film as an
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Find Out Where 'The Interview' Is Playing Christmas Day

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When Sony Pictures reversed their plans to cancel their theatrical release of The Interview earlier today, the decision sent indie theaters across the country into a frenzy to book the comedy in time for Christmas Day on Thursday. Deadline reports that Sony has implemented a 6 Pm Pst deadline for theaters to book the film, so the studio can send out hard drives containing the movie in time for these screenings. So far, a number of venues across the country have been confirmed, with several more likely to come as we get closer to the studio's deadline. Here's a statement from one source familiar with Sony's situation.

"Sony has had so many bookings coming in it is now focused on areas where a theater can guarantee a two-week run, or longer. They're so inundated with bookings they are being more careful about where they are booking [The Interview] in all the different markets.
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Where to Watch ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

After pulling “The Interview’s” Christmas Day release, Sony has reversed its decision and set a limited theatrical release in the U.S. for Dec. 25.

Sony has also announced plans to stream “The Interview” on Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox video and its own website beginning Dec. 24.

Here is a list of theaters screening “The Interview,” to be updated as more venues are confirmed.

Alabama

Andalusia – Clark Theatre 3

Birmingham – Edge 12

Boaz – Boaz Cinema 9

Enterprise – Clark Cinema 1 & 2

Fort Payne – Fort Payne Cinemas 6

Greenville – Edge Cinema 8

Huntsville – Madison Square Stadium 8

Troy – Continental Cinema 6

Arizona

Lake Havasu – Lake Havasu Cinema 10

Maricopa – Ak-Chin 12

Payson – Sawmill Theatres

Phoenix – Harkins Theatres

Scottsdale – Ultraluxe Scottsdale Pavillions 11

Show Low – Wme Theatre

Sierra Vista – Uptown 3 Theatre

Tempe – Harkins Valley Art

Tucson – Loft Cinema

Arkansas

Cabot – Silver Screen Cinemas 8

El Dorado – Stars Cinema 6

Hot Springs – Behind The Mall Cinema 5

Searcy – Cinema 8

Little Rock – Riverdale 10

California

Agoura Hill – Agoura Hills Stadium
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‘The Interview’ Release: List Of Theaters Set To Show The Film

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Refresh for latest… Here’s a list of theaters confirmed to be showing Sony’s The Interview on Christmas Day after the studio worked with indie chains on a release plan finalized this morning. The venues have a deadline of 6 Pm Pt today to decide whether to run the movie on December 25, as Sony must send theaters the movie hard drives in time to make Christmas Day screenings. Some theaters are booking the film for later in the month or into January, so that deadline isn’t looming as large. As of 4 Pm, more than 200 theaters had signed on.

This is all happening fast so this list will continue to grow. We’re hearing that there are still internal discussions among art houses about whether to add the pic to their schedules, with security and previous commitments among the concerns. Some of the theaters had planned to be dark on Christmas Day,
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Where Can You See 'The Interview'? Here's the Full List

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After Sony announced Tuesday that it would reverse its decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," dozens of independent theaters across the country made plans to show the flick.

Various media outlets have been reporting the locations that are said to be screening the film, and we're compiling them here. Below is the list so far, which we'll update as more information rolls in.

All locations are showing the movie beginning December 25, unless otherwise noted.

Where To See "The Interview" (via the movie's Facebook page):

Al Andalusia - Clark Theatre 3

Al Birmingham - Edge 12

Al Boaz - Boaz Cinema 9

Al Enterprise - Clark Cinema 1 & 2

Al Fort Payne - Fort Payne Cinemas 6

Al Greenville - Edge Cinema 8

Al Huntsville - Madison Square Stadium 8

Al Troy - Continental Cinema 6

Ar Cabot - Silver Screen Cinemas 8

Ar El Dorado - Stars Cinema 6

Ar Hot Springs - Behind The Mall
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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry

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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry
Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax,
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‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Ferris Bueller’ & More Added To National Film Registry

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‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Ferris Bueller’ & More Added To National Film Registry
Spanning the years 1913-2004, the 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2014 include Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The annual selection helps to ensure that the movies will be preserved for all time. This year’s list brings the number of films in the registry to 650.

Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:

2014 National Film Registry
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