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Henry Fonda, actor (1905-82) Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album, “Great Documents” (1977) Oscar: Best Actor, “On Golden Pond” (1981) Tony: Best Actor, “Mister Roberts” (1948); Best Actor, “Clarence Darrow” (1975) Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and producer (1895-1960) Grammy: Best Original Cast Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960) Oscar: Best Original Song, “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good” (1941); “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945) Tony: Three awards for “South Pacific” (1950); Best Musical, “The King and I” (1952); Best Musical, “The Sound of Music” (1960) Elton John Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, “That’s What Friends »
- Thom Geier
Jason from Mnpp here. Tomorrow is the 97th anniversary of the great Yul Brynner's birth, and while there are several options we could tackle for this week's "Beauty vs Beast" (The Ten Commandments being the most obvious) I decided to go with the most awkward for me - 1956's technicolor musical The King and I, because I feel like we could use a colorful musical right this minute. There's just one problem, which is what renders this "awkward" - I haven't ever seen The King and I. Whoops!
I know the basic gist - Deborah Kerr plays a school-teacher who moves to Siam and she and the King (Brynner) teach each other about their different cultures and fall into something like love. But specifics? Notsomuch. So here's the deal - I will go home and watch The King and I this week, pinky swear, and you guys tell me »
Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.A man walks into a bar—after cursing out Gene Kelly (because most of the time we don't feel like singin' in the rain). The bar, by the way, is named "Max Von's," surely after Erich von Stroheim's rabidly devoted butler Max von Mayerling from Sunset Blvd (1950). Of his employer, silent-film diva Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), Max once said, "Madame is the greatest star of them all." No more proper locale, then, for a star entrance: "Diane," says FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) to a platinum blond beauty nursing martini and cigarette. Around turns Diane Evans, the heretofore unseen confidante of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), and played (of course, how could there be any doubt?) by Laura Dern. »
13 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Marc Platt is bringing Oslo to the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The prolific producer has boarded a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production, which opens tonight at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway after a hit off-Broadway run.
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher — who helmed both stagings of Oslo, as well as the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza — will direct the onscreen adaptation. It will be his feature directorial debut.
Playwright J.T. Rogers is adapting his script of the tense, highly »
- Ashley Lee
I grew up on Broadway musicals. Once upon a time when going to see a show on Broadway didn’t cost you your mortgage plus the life of your first-born, my mom and dad were avid theatergoers. They saw the original production of South Pacific with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, the original production of Camelot with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, and the original production of The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and a then little-known Yul Brynner.
When they were still dating they went into town to see Oklahoma! Over the years they saw Carousel, and Brigadoon, and Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady, and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, and the original West Side Story with Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert. My father fell asleep at Cats and my mother said she »
- Mindy Newell
The wife of the late Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, works a new take on Biggie’s classic “Ten Crack Commandments” into a whole new song, “Ten Wife Commandments”. The new track will be on Evans’ new R&B duet album with her late husband, “The King and I”. Related: Diddy Plans Social Media Campaign For The Late Notorious B.I.G. […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
— A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
As David Boreanaz says goodbye to Bones — it wraps its 12-season run on March 28 at 9 p.m. on Fox — he looks back to the series that came before, reminiscing about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, the spin-off in which he starred.
David Boreanaz: It was all timing, really. initially had an arc of 6 out of the 12 episodes. »
- C. Molly Smith
“You know there’s one place where all the people with the greatest potential are gathered, and that’s the graveyard,” Davis began her acceptance speech with fervor. “People ask me all the time — What kind of stories do you want to tell? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories.”
She continued, “I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List
The actress then began a long list of thanks with August Wilson, (“… who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people”) and Washington (“O captain, my captain… Thank you for putting two entities in the driver’s seat — August and God. They served you well.”).
Voice cracking with emotion, »
- Kristopher Tapley and Seth Kelley
La La Land garnered a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations this year — it’s now neck-and-neck with Titanic and All About Eve for receiving the most Oscar nominations in a given year. Among those nods is a first-ever Best Actress nom for Emma Stone, who’s been racking up rave reviews for her performance in the film.
While we’ve got musicals on the mind, let’s take a look back at some other actresses who’ve received acclaim for their musical turns.
Hathaway’s turn as Fantine was the only non-technical award the 2012 adaptation of the smash musical picked up. »
- Alex Heigl
Jimmy Stewart holding the wrong number of fingers up for our exercise!We're so close to the big show. Voting ends Today. And then it's all over but the big night (and recapping and contemplating celebratory madness). For today's trivia item with the number 5, a random sampling of men... stepping away from the ladies for a minute. (gasp)
Five time male winners
Johnny Green (composer on lots of musicals)
Fred Hynes (sound on lots of musicals)
Dennis Murren (visual fx: Terminator 2, Innerspace, The Abyss, etc)
Edward Selzer (animated short films: Speedy Gonzalez, Sylvester & Tweety shorts, etc)
Actoriffic-ness after the jump. »
- NATHANIEL R
By: Carson Blackwelder
Not only is La La Land breaking records as the most-nominated musical in Oscar history but that haul of 14 nominations for its lead pair, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Musicals don’t often get that much love from the Academy Awards and getting recognition in both the best actor and best actress categories is even rarer. Let’s take a look back at the history of this happening and see how Stone and Gosling’s nominations — and potential wins — are important.
Taking a look at this year’s nominations, Stone is favored to win more than Gosling is for their work in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical. Gosling is up against Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), and Denzel Washington (Fences) — with the latter expected to reign supreme. »
- Carson Blackwelder
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
The King & I will be Evans’ first album in 10 years and will also feature duets with Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace.
- Jessica Goodman
12 items from 2017
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