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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
Tony and Angela are back together again ... and they look amazing!"Who's the Boss" stars Tony Danza and Judith Light had a mini reunion on Thursday night at the opening of the Broadway show, "Disgraced," in New York City.The former costars wrapped their arms around each other as they posed for pictures on the red carpet.While Samantha (Alyssa Milano), Jonathan (Danny Pintauro) and Mona (Katherine Helmond) were noticeably absent in the photo above, we love that these two are so happy to reunite.So, what has the cast been up to lately?Danza is preparing to take the stage in the musical adaptation of the 1992 comedy "Honeymoon In Vegas" on Broadway. Light recently starred as Judith Ryland on "Dallas," and she just wrapped filming for an upcoming movie called "Digging For Fire."As for Milano, she welcomed her second child, Elizabella Dylan Bugliari, with her husband David Bugliari last month. »
- tooFab Staff
This video supercut of "Arcades in Movies" was created by the Huffington Post. It features a lot of movies from mid-70s to the mid-90s, which was the golden age for arcades.
Back when I was a kid I wanted to own an arcade. I thought it would be such a fun job. Oh, how the times have changed. If I wanted to go to and arcade today, odds are I'd have to go to a Dave and Buster's.
Movies in the super cut via /Film:
“Rancho Deluxe” (1975) “Jaws” (1975) “Jaws 2″ (1978) “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978) “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) “Midnight Madness” (1980) “Bustin’ Loose” (1981) “Death Wish II” (1982) “Rocky III” (1982) “Tron” (1982) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982) “The Toy” (1982) “Joysticks” (1983) “WarGames” (1983) “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) “Strange Brew” (1983) “Nightmares” [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983) “Never Say Never Again” (1983) “High School U.S.A.” (1983) “Rumble Fish” (1983) “Footloose” (1984) “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock »
- Free Reyes
Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges Of Madison County) is about to bust out all over. His sharp musical adaptation of Honeymoon In Vegas, starring Tony Danza, has been fast-tracked for Broadway. Now Richard Lagravanese’s film of Brown’s inspired song cycle The Last Five Years, which evolved from off-Broadway flop to Broadway cult favorite, is world premiering at the Toronto International Film Fest and immediately expanding into every major market. Credit Brian O’Shea, CEO of sales group The Exchange, for the broad placement. The musical presents the romance, marriage and breakup of a Gentile struggling actress (Anna Kendrick, of Twilight and Up In The […] »
Paper Mill Playhouse doesn’t just produce works bound for Broadway (see: “Honeymoon in Vegas”) and revive classic musicals—the Millburn, N.J., theater also provides 16- to 22-year-old actor-singers with the chance to belt their stuff with the Broadway Show Choir, now in its second year. “It’s great to see how dedicated the kids are to this group,” said Publicity Coordinator and Show Choir Manager John Zeitoun about the group of 40. “They take it seriously because they love it, but at the same time it’s fun; it’s an extra outlet for them to express themselves, to continue to train, and to be inspired and surrounded by other kids their age who are passionate about the same thing.” Although new, the Bsc has already surpassed expectations. “We’d tried different public relations efforts to engage the community and to get our brand out there,” said Shayne Miller, »
The constellation of stars signing on for the late-summer revival of You Can’t Take It With You starring James Earl Jones just expanded by two: Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Damages), in her Broadway debut, and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters Of Sex, Broadway’s Kinky Boots) will appear, along with Kristine Nielsen (Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike). The cast will also include stage veteran Mark Linn-Baker (also Perfect Strangers), Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Marc Damon Johnson (Lucky Guy), Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss) and Reg Rogers (Holiday). The director is Scott Ellis. Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges Of Madison County, the upcoming Honeymoon In Vegas) is writing incidental music for […] »
“Honeymoon in Vegas,” the musical adaptation of the 1992 comedy of the same name, will kick off its Broadway run this fall with Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley returning in the lead roles they played during an acclaimed run at the Paper Mill Playhouse late last year. Previews begin on Nov. 18 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for Jan. 15. Also read: Tony Danza Ends Strong Year by Signing With CAA (Exclusive) The musical follows Jack Singer (McClure) working up the nerve to get hitched to his girlfriend Betsy (O'Malley) in Las Vegas, only to have the »
- Greg Gilman
It’s the worst-kept secret of the season: Honeymoon in Vegas, the new musical adaptation of the 1992 movie starring Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, will finally open on Broadway this fall. Tony Danza will star as Tommy Korman, a Vegas gambler who meets and falls in love with a woman (Brynn O’Malley) who has landed in Sin City to tie the knot with her marriage-phobic boyfriend Jack (Rob McClure).
The long-rumored Broadway production will play the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning November 18, with opening night slated for January 15, 2015 (one of the longest preview periods in recent memory). With a »
- Marc Snetiker
As we let you know earlier, Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s fizzy musical adaptation of Bergman’s 1992 comedy Honeymoon In Vegas is slated to fill the Broadway vacancy left by the shuttering After Midnight. The new show, starring Tony Danza in the film role created by James Caan, has now set its dates: It will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 18, with an official opening date of January 15 (though it’s questionable whether New York’s daily critics will wait nearly two months to review a show they already praised to the skies in its first outing […] »
New York — Following its well-received tryout last year at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, Honeymoon in Vegas has booked a Broadway opening for this winter. Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley will star in the roles played in Andrew Bergman's 1992 screen comedy by James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Denis Jones, the show begins previews Nov. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with official opening set for Jan. 15. Veteran screenwriter Bergman adapted the book, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, a two-time
- David Rooney
Exclusive: CAA has signed Jason Robert Brown, the composer and lyricist just nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for The Bridges Of Madison County. He’s also up for Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards honors. Related: ‘Bridges Of Madison County’ To Close May 18 Brown is also the composer, lyricist, and book writer of the musical The Last Five Years, adapted into the Richard Lagravanese-directed film that stars Anna Kendrick, and won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score for Parade. While four Tony noms couldn’t save Bridges from posting a closing notice, Brown’s next up with the Broadway musical version of Honeymoon In Vegas which will star Tony Danza. He had been repped by Wme, which proves that while most of the ferocious competition for clients between the two agencies takes place in Hollywood, New York is also a battleground. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Jason Robert Brown just might be one of the busiest individuals currently on the theater scene. The composer and lyricist, best known for his off-Broadway hit The Last Five Years, is currently preparing for the release of the musical’s film adaptation and is also on track to bring a new production to the stage: a musical comedy called Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicolas Cage. In addition, his newest Broadway offering, The Bridges of Madison County, just opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
EW talked to the talented composer »
- Andrea Towers
12 items from 2014
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