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Currently titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” the series would follow a seasoned former detective who is now a mom stuck behind a desk and raising two kids. She is unexpectedly pulled back into the field to cover for a sick colleague and work alongside a young rookie female detective who has been deep undercover.
Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached. Tamaro will write and executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television is producing. »
- Joe Otterson
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The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.
Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie. »
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With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss so you can be sure you're firmly in the know! Maya Rudolph will have a merry little Christmas.Fox’s 2017 live musical presentation, “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” has rolled out the first of its cast. “Saturday Night Live” funny lady Maya Rudolph has signed on to play Ralphie’s mother in the tuner, which features a score by “Dear Evan Hansen” Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The broadcast is slated for Dec. 17, with additional casting to be announced. Amy Schumer’s crashing onto Broadway.Following his 2016 musical “Bright Star,” Steve Martin is bringing another celestial title to the Great White Way this fall. »
Following the wild success of Grease Live last year, Fox is centering its next live musical around the holidays. During the Television Critics Association's Summer press tour, the network announced that it will be adapting 1983's A Christmas Story for its upcoming telecast. The team for the movie-turned-Broadway-musical is quickly coming together, and we already have high expectations. Plus, if the first official cast member is any indication, the show is sure to be a jolly good time. Get all the details for the production below. »
- Kelsie Gibson
You’ll shoot your eye out! No, not really, but if you can believe it, is now getting a musical featuring the story of Ralphie Parker and his yuletide obsession to obtain the Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. You kind of have to wonder if Black Bart is going to make an appearance in his customary daydream sequence in this version too or if Ralphie will have some other type of daydream to ponder over while picking his shot with his trusty, coveted firearm. Do I sound excited? Honestly it’s a mix of nerves and anticipation as
The penultimate day of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour brought Fox to Beverly Hills and included news about the upcoming Empire/Star crossover and offered Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb the chance for TCA redemption after a rough panel over the weekend for ABC's Inhumans.
Fox's day also featured details on the network's musical take on A Christmas Story and an update on the gender makeup of the writing and directing credits for The X-Files.
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- Daniel Fienberg
Fox announced the casting of Maya Rudolph as Ralphie’s Mom in their live telecast of A Christmas Story this morning. In the afternoon, an A Christmas Story panel featuring Executive Producer Marc Platt and songwriters Ben Pasek and Justin Paul elaborated on the event. Pasek and Paul are writing new songs to add to their […]
The post ‘A Christmas Story: Live’ Songwriter On New Songs and Adding More Mom [TCA 2017] appeared first on /Film. »
- Fred Topel
Trial By Fire, A Christmas Story, Hellboy, And Other Film And TV Casting News Trial By Fire, A Christmas Story, Hellboy, and other films and TV shows have made recent casting news. These productions come from studios based primarily in the United States. The castings are subject to change. Hellboy Milla Jovovich is in the midst of completing [...]
- Reggie Peralta
Most people know A Christmas Story as the beloved 1983 film about a young boy named Ralphie Parker
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- Megan Vick
Most people know A Christmas Story as the beloved 1983 film about a young boy named Ralphie Parker who wants nothing more than Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock. Fox is bringing the musical version of the Christmas classic to TV as a live musical
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- Megan Vick
A Christmas Story is “its own genre,” Ep Marc Platt told TV critics at TCA today, noting its un-Christmas-like lack of sentimentality. “TV has the unique opportunity to take musicals, live events, so it has that feeling and excitement and spontaneity, but still has a camera between you and what you are watching,” said Platt, who produced last year’s Grease: Live for Fox. “I try to create a grammar that takes from cinema and the live world and put it in every scene.” Two… »
There’s no place like TV for the holidays. At least, that’s where Fox wants you to spend your Christmas, according to the announcement of its latest live TV musical. The network announced that Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) will be starring in a live performance of A Christmas Story, the 2012 Broadway musical based on the classic movie of the same name. […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Maya Rudolph is heading to Fox!
The Saturday Night Live alum will star in Fox’s live holiday musical production of A Christmas Story, Fox announced Tuesday during the Fox portion of the summer Television Critics Association press tour.
Related: 'Rent' and 'A Christmas Story' Live Musicals Coming to Fox
Rudolph will play the mother of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker. The 45-year-old actress is no stranger to singing. She was a backup singer for several years before SNL, performed with The Rentals and is in a Prince cover band with her friend, Gretchen Lieberum.
A Christmas Story: The Musical is based on the 1983 classic film, which was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the 1966 novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Shepherd. The musical takes place in 1940s Indiana and centers on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder Bb Gun for Christmas.
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You'll shoot your eye out!
- Jenna Busch
Maya Rudolph is worried Ralphie will shoot his eye out.
The former SNL star/excellent singer will star as nine-year-old Ralphie Parker's mother in Fox's live musical adaptation of the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story, the network announced Tuesday during its Television Critics Association
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- Liam Mathews
Fox announced Tuesday the first actor cast in its upcoming “A Christmas Story” live three-hour television event. “Saturday Night Live” alum and Emmy winner Maya Rudolph has been cast as the mother of Ralphie, the center of the now classic holiday story. The network also announced that the event will air on Sunday, Dec. 17 — just before Christmas. Also Read: 'A Christmas Story' Live Musical Coming to Fox “A Christmas Story” is based on the classic 1983 film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, aptly titled “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” The play, which opened in 2012, was nominated for three Tony. »
- Carli Velocci
Fox has cast Maya Rudolph as the female lead of its newest live musical event, A Christmas Story, which will air Dec. 17. A Saturday Night Live alum who also showed her song-and-dance chops on a short-lived NBC variety show, Rudolph will star as the mother of nine-year old protagonist Ralphie Parker. Fox saw a ratings dip in 2016 with its Tyler Perry Passion musical, compared with the strong numbers it got from Grease: Live in 2015. Platt is also producing a live version o… »
Now this is a gift everybody can enjoy: Maya Rudolph will star in Fox's A Christmas Story live musical event. The Saturday Night Live veteran will play mom to little Ralphie Parker in the musical event airing Sunday, December 17 on Fox. Fox's latest take on live musical hails from Grease: Live's Marc Platt with new songs from La La Land's Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The duo also took home a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen. A Christmas Story: The Musical was nominated for three Tonys after opening in 2012. The musical was based on the movie and novel by Jean Shepherd and featured music and lyrics from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Rudolph's other credits include Maya and Marty, »
Based on this casting news, Christmas wishes do come true. (At least ours do.)
Saturday Night Live veteran Maya Rudolph will star as Ralphie’s mother in Fox’s live musical version of A Christmas Story, TVLine has learned. Fox also revealed the premiere date for the live musical: It’ll air on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 pm (live on the east coast, tape-delayed on the west coast).
RelatedA Christmas Story: Fox to Air Live Version of Holiday Musical in December
Fox has announced its next live musical event will be “A Christmas Story,” starring Maya Rudolph, to air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Et (and tape-delayed on the west coast). The three-hour live event is inspired by the classic holiday film of the same name, as well as the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”
Rudolph is attached as the mother of nine-year-old protagonist Ralphie Parker. The rest of the cast should be announced “soon,” per Fox.
Marc Platt, who previously produced “Grease: Live” for the network, is attached to executive produce. Also executive producing is Adam Siegal, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serving as co-executive producers and writers. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who worked with Platt on “La La Land” and also scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” will compose “several new songs” (music and lyrics) for this live television event.
Fox’s live version of “A Christmas Story” will »
- Danielle Turchiano
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