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Finding a Waitress in Paris: Hollywood Takes Over Broadway

3 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here to bring some Hollywood-tinged stage-bound news to give us a brief respite from the fun that is Hollywood awards season.

Cindy Lauper and Kinky Boots, Elton John and Billy Elliot, Alan Menken and Sister Act, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bring it On, Marc Shaiman and Catch Me if You Can. It seems as if Broadway is on a movie-adaptation streak, no? Movie based adaptations have won seven of the past fourteen Tony Awards for Best Musical! This season alone will see Honeymoon in Vegas (based on the 1992 film of the same name), musicals based on Oscar-winning films Dr Zhivago (which recently announced its star) and Gigi (for what it's worth, its pre-Broadway engagement stars Vanessa Hudgens), as well as Bull Durham. Down the line we’re still expecting First Wives Club, Amelie, American Psycho, The Bodyguard and Ever After to make it to New York in the near future. »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Heidi Thomas talks Vanessa Hudgens and reworking 'Gigi'

21 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

How do you solve a problem like Gigi? That was the task given to Heidi Thomas, the writer behind British hit Call the Midwife, who is adapting the book of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical for its upcoming Broadway production (starring High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens). The musical Gigi, based on the Colette novella, began as a film—specifically, Vincente Minnelli's 1958 classic. An adaptation hit Broadway in 1973, but the production was considered somewhat of a flop. And while the beloved film won Best Picture, some of its elements haven't aged particularly well—for instance, its opening number, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Vanessa Hudgens Stars in Gigi: First Look

19 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's the role that catapulted a newcomer named Audrey Hepburn to international stardom and later served as the centerpiece to one of the most Oscar-laden movie musicals in Hollywood history. Now, Vanessa Hudgens - exclusively seen here for the first time in character - is stepping into the enviable shoes of French novelist Colette's irresistible gamine in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris, Gigi, for the splashy stage musical of the same name. "Excited isn't a strong enough word!" the actress, who rose to fame as Gabriella Montez on the Disney Channel's High School Musical, tells People about landing the title role in the Broadway-bound adaptation. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Vanessa Hudgens Stars in Gigi: First Look

19 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's the role that catapulted a newcomer named Audrey Hepburn to international stardom and later served as the centerpiece to one of the most Oscar-laden movie musicals in Hollywood history. Now, Vanessa Hudgens - exclusively seen here for the first time in character - is stepping into the enviable shoes of French novelist Colette's irresistible gamine in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris, Gigi, for the splashy stage musical of the same name. "Excited isn't a strong enough word!" the actress, who rose to fame as Gabriella Montez on the Disney Channel's High School Musical, tells People about landing the title role in the Broadway-bound adaptation. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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100 Days 'Til Oscar. A Short Clean Sweep

14 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're all used to the Oscar ceremony drawing monotonous "it's too long!" complaints. Yours truly doesn't share that view. Hell, if they wanted to do 9-hour broadcasts and include all the honoraries again and give more attention to the craft categories, and never skimp on any of the four category clip reels for the actors, I'd gladly watch each additional minute. But the super long Oscar ceremony is actually not a historic consistency. The earliest Oscars were short banquets and once they started televising them in the 50s the lengths varied.

Gigi made a clean sweep with 9 Oscars but with no acting nominations. Burl Ives (The Big Country), Susan Hayward (I Want To Live!), and David Niven and Wendy Hiller (not pictured) from Separate Tables won the acting Oscars.

The shortest of all televised ceremonies was the 1958 Oscars, broadcast live on April 6th, '59. It was only 100 minutes long. Can you imagine it? »

- NATHANIEL R

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'The Band Wagon': Theater Review

9 November 2014 2:51 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

On the busy assembly line of screen-to-stage remakes, few properties might seem like more natural fits than the great MGM movie musicals, and this season has not one but three Vincente Minnelli-directed classics being overhauled in fresh incarnations. In the Broadway pipeline are An American in Paris and Gigi, while writer Douglas Carter Beane’s long-gestating rethink of The Band Wagon is getting a test drive as a ten-day special event, courtesy of the Encores! series. With its backstage milieu, its plot-driving let’s-put-on-a-show spirit and its droll account of the clash

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- David Rooney

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Vanessa Hudgens Returns to the Stage in Revival of ‘Gigi’ Musical

11 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Vanessa Hudgens is stepping into Audrey Hepburn’s shoes in a revival of the musical Gigi. The show is slated to open at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in January and could transition to Broadway if it’s a hit. In 1958, the story was turned into a musical film starring Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. The famous musical duo, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote the lyrics and music. [...] »

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Vanessa Hudgens Is Coming to Broadway in 'Gigi'

10 September 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Vanessa Hudgens is moving from high school musicals to the big leagues. Producers announced on Wednesday that the High School Musical star will take on the title role in the new production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Gigi, which will play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 16 to Feb. 12 ahead of a planned 2015 Broadway run. “I started performing in musicals from a young age, and it has always been my dream to be on Broadway,” Hudgens said in a statement. “I cannot wait to get back on stage, singing and

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- Suzy Evans

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Vanessa Hudgens to make Broadway debut in title role of 'Gigi'

10 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Vanessa Hudgens has graduated from high school musicals to real musicals: Hudgens will play the title role in the upcoming Broadway revival of Gigi, the classic Lerner and Loewe musical which bowed on Broadway in 1973. The actress had been playing the role in recent readings in New York.

Hudgens will hone her Gigi chops in a pre-Broadway engagement at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in January. Following the engagement, the production will transfer to Broadway in 2015.

Eric Schaeffer directs and Joshua Bergasse choreographs Heidi Thomas’ re-envisioned adaptation of the story, »

- Marc Snetiker

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Vanessa Hudgens to Star in Broadway's ‘Gigi’

10 September 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

From “High School Musical” to Broadway musical, Vanessa Hudgens has been announced as the star of “Gigi,” which will premiere on the Great White Way in 2015, the producers announced on Wednesday. The Broadway-bound revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's classic musical set in Paris at the turn of a century, following the friendship between a teenage courtesan-in-training and a rich playboy whose feelings naturally turn romantic. Also read: Emma Stone Officially Joins ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway, Alan Cumming Extends Run The new production will be directed by Eric Schaeffer, in a re-envisioned adaptation by Heidi Thomas. Joshua Bergasse (On the. »

- Linda Ge

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Remembering Ruby Dee, Eli Wallach, Casey Kasem and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in June

1 July 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Jacques Bergerac (1927-2014) - Actor. He starred in GigiThe Hypnotic EyeLes Girls and Twist of Fate, where he met first wife Ginger Rogers. He died on June 15. (THR)  Ann B. Davis (1926-2014) - Actress. Best known for playing Alice on The Brady Bunch, she later had a cameo in The Brady Bunch Movie (see below) and appears as herself in The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult. She died June 1. (THR) Peter de Rome (1924-2014)&nbsp...

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- Christopher Campbell

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French Actor Jacques Bergerac, ‘Hypnotic Eye’ Star, Dies at 87

26 June 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jacques Bergerac, a French actor who made a name for himself in film and TV and was wed to some of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses during the 1950s and ’60s, has died. He was 87.

Bergerac died June 15 at his home in Anglet in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region of southwest France, according to French media reports. The actor appeared in the cult horror film “Hypnotic Eye” and musical romantic comedy “Gigi” alongside Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Bergerac gained his U.S. citizenship in 1963 and married Oscar-winning actress Ginger Rogers when he was 26. Rogers was 16 years his senior. He left his law studies behind in France and returned to the U.S. with Rogers to pursue a career in acting.

When they first met in France Rogers landed him a screen test at MGM, which led to a role in “Twist of Fate” in 1954 with him playing her onscreen boyfriend.

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- Jordyn Holman

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French Actor Jacques Bergerac Dies at 87

25 June 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jacques Bergerac, a dashing French actor who appeared in Les Girls with Gene Kelly and Gigi with Leslie Caron and made a habit of marrying Oscar-winning actresses, has died. He was 87. Bergerac died June 15 at his home in Anglet in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region of southwest France, according to French media reports. Bergerac was married to Oscar-winning actresses Ginger Rogers (as the fourth of her five husbands, he was 26 years old, 16 years her junior, when they were wed) and Dorothy Malone (as the first of her three husbands). Bergerac also starred in the horror cult classic

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- Mike Barnes

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The Definitive Movie Musicals: 40-31

4 May 2014 9:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Part of the list provides a few Best Picture nominees, a number of Oscar winners, and a childhood favorite that still pops up now and again. In reality, this list could be half-full of music documentaries, but for that reason, I stayed away from them. Plus, I did my best to include only films that really are musicals in every sense of the word. Plenty of films have lots of musical components, but only true musicals have performances in the film that truly drive the story forward. The songs in movie musicals have a purpose, if there could be a true definition.

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40. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Directed by Michael Apted

Signature Song: “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Michael Apted certainly has a dicey filmography, this probably being his best: a biographical  piece featuring a breakout adult role from Sissy Spacek, winning her the Oscar for Best Actress. »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Noteworthy: "Art of the Real", Remembering Resnais, "Pulverizing Plots"

5 March 2014 6:20 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center have unveiled their incredible lineup for the forthcoming "Art of the Real" series, which includes work from Corneliu Porumboiu, Robert Greene, Thom Andersen, James Benning, and more:

"The thin and often blurry line between fact and fiction will be prodded in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s revamped Art of the Real, a two-week series (April 11-26) dedicated to an expansive definition of nonfiction filmmaking."

 For The New York Times, Dave Kehr remembers Alain Resnais:

"Mr. Resnais had a full head of white hair that the French newspaper Le Monde said he had sported for so long that one could forget he was ever young. He exhibited a youthful energy well into his 80s and was working on drafts of his next project from his hospital bed when he died, the producer Jean-Louis Livi said.

Despite the serious nature of his films, »

- Adam Cook

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Oscars Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

1 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 23 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. At 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award. He received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Beginners" (2010) opposite Ewan McGregor.

3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »

- Jonny Black

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