The Iceman Cometh (1973)
There are ties to the theater industry, of course, in nominees like Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Coco”), all with projects now on Broadway (“Three Tall Women,” “Frozen”) or soon to start previews (“The Iceman Cometh”). But Broadway is also all over the ceremony stage itself, in a set designed by theater regular Derek McLane.
Last year the look was art deco. This year? Crystals — 45 million of them, creating a geode-like proscenium. “The theme is all about light and reflectivity,” McLane says in an interview about 10 days before the ceremony. “This one is much more abstract.”
It’s McLane’s sixth year designing the set at the Dolby Theatre — and he first got the gig thanks to his theater work. He was brought aboard for the 2013 ceremony by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who at
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Bernthal, who acted in Baby Driver alongside Spacey, said that the former House of Cards actor had left an incredible impression on Bernthal when he saw Spacey in a West End production of The Iceman Cometh several years ago. But after seeing the way Spacey behaved on the set of Baby Driver, Bernthal’s opinion changed:
“Going onto that set and working with him — I wasn’t there much and I wasn’t really in a situation to judge — but when I was there he really rubbed me the wrong way.
The actor told SiriusXM, “I just remember losing a ton of respect for him,” when asked to discuss their time working together on the summer hit Baby Driver.
“I remember being on that set and I remember him really rubbing me the wrong way,” recalled Bernthal. “And it’s funny, anybody who I was working with at the time, and people in my life remember me saying it and a
A graduate of Harvard Law, Goldston practiced law briefly before entering show business, working first at Screen Gems/Columbia and then joining New York’s WNTA, the forerunner to public television station WNET. There, as president of NTA Productions, he was involved in the Play of the Week series, which ran from 1959-1961, broadcasting 67 Broadway-style...
Sony has set a Sept. 14, 2018, release date for the sequel, which begins shooting next month in Boston, but is keeping plot details from Richard Wenk’s script under wraps.
“Narcos” star Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist. Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are returning from the 2014 film. Washington, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Tony Eldridge, and Mace Neufeld are producing the sequel.
“The Equalizer,” based on the 1980s crime drama series, starred Washington as a retired CIA black ops operative who lives in Boston and becomes a vigilante against mobsters. The film, directed by Fuqua, performed respectably, grossing $192.3 million at the worldwide box office.
Sanders played the teenage version of the main character, Chiron, in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which
Antoine Fuqua is returning to direct. Todd Black is producing.
Plot details are currently scarce, other than that Washington will reprise his role as Robert McCall, a former special ops agent who now helps those who can’t defend themselves. Details on Pascal’s character are unknown.
The revival will be produced by Scott Rudin with multiple Tony winner George C. Wolfe taking on directing duties.
The Iceman Cometh is an epic 1939 drama, first produced in 1946, set in a down-market New York bar and following the circuitous conversations of its go-nowhere patrons. The one bright light in this dim world is the occasional visits of Theodore Hickey, a colorful traveling salesman whose garrulous manner appears to bring some relief from the atmosphere of hopeless desolation and...
So how does Spacey calm his nerves? "I drink heavily," the star joked with Et's Jennifer Peros at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday.
Photos: 2017 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
Aside from that, Spacey said he knows how to use his nervous energy for his benefit.
"When you've been around long enough, you learn how to use that adrenaline, you learn how to use those nerves in a positive way rather than a negative way so you just kinda drive through it and hope for your best," he shared, adding again, "And have a couple drinks!"
Spacey, 57, also explained that, despite the fact that the show is televised nationally, his primary
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