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In conjunction with the world premiere of Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles,” actor Christian Bale will receive a tribute to his screen legacy at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. It’s a rare treat for the Oscar winner, who tends to avoid this kind of thing. But he’s passionate about the new film and, following a string of undeniable performances that many would say qualifies him as the greatest actor of his generation, now is as good a time as any to raise a glass to one of the great ongoing cinema careers.
Bale’s commitment to the form has been evident from the word go. A former child actor who effortlessly bridged the gap to an acclaimed run of commercial and art house successes, he has been noted for his versatility and dedication to character. His portfolio is wide and varied, so settling on his 10 best performances thus far, pre- »
- Kristopher Tapley
Don’t be afraid, don’t delay, and chase the opportunities in today’s casting roundup! A Fireside Theatre production of Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein’s “Newsies” is currently seeking younger actors for principal roles. There are also roles available on Broadway as dancers and ensemble members in “Kinky Boots,” background roles on Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy series “Ronald,” and a product lifestyle photo/video shoot. Disney’S “Newsies” The Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin is currently casting principal roles for its upcoming production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Male and female talent, aged 17–22, are sought to play several lead and supporting roles, including the lead role of Jack. There are also two roles available for male and female talent, aged 40–69, as Joseph Pulitzer and Medda, “a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety.” There is an open casting call on Sept. 25 in NYC. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018, and the show runs Feb. »
The world will know, indeed! Disney’s “Newsies,” which bowed on Broadway in 2012 and two Tony Awards along the way, is casting multi-talents for principal and ensemble roles to “carry the banner” in its West Coast premiere! Children’s Musical Theater San Jose will present the tuner, based on the 1992 film of the same name. The team will hold by-appointment auditions for nonunion performers Aug. 1 and 8 in San Jose, California, where the show will run Dec. 1–10. A male actor aged 16–30 is sought for the spry leading role of Jack, while a female actor aged 16–35 is needed to play the female lead, Katherine. Additionally, casting is underway for male performers ages 16–35 who are highly skilled dancers to round out the team of Newsies, and male and female performers ages 18–70 are sought for ensemble tracks, as well. Finally, a male and female actor are needed for the supporting roles of Davey and Medda, »
Don’t be afraid and don’t delay applying for the great opportunities in today’s casting roundup! The Disney musical “Newsies” is currently casting all roles for its West Coast premiere. There are also roles available in an educational tour of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” a web show about space, and a romantic comedy starring Rebel Wilson! “Newsies”Casting is underway for the West Coast premiere of the Alan Menken/Jack Feldman/Harvey Fierstein musical “Newsies.” Highly skilled male actors/dancers aged 16–35 is sought to play the Newsies. There are several additional roles available for male and female talent aged 16–70, including the lead roles of Jack and Katherine, Davey, and ensemble members. Auditions are by appointment Aug. 1 and 8 in San Jose, CA. Rehearsals begin Nov. 1–30, and performances run Dec. 1–10, in San Jose. A stipend will be provided. Apply here! “Romeo & Juliet”The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival adaptation of the »
Due to an immensely successful and record-breaking cinematic debut, “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” returns to movie theaters nationwide for a two-day encore presentation. Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre early last year, the event features Jeremy Jordan, who currently stars in the television series “Supergirl,” reprising the role he created as “Jack Kelly.”
Fathom Events partners with Disney Theatrical Productions to bring this spectacular stage show back to the big screen on Saturday, August 5 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times), including special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.
Tickets for “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to »
- Tom Stockman
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017, July 14-16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, July 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what's in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek. Sunday afternoon, Disney Legend Alan Menken will take fans on a musical journey during an all-new concert. These Expo favorites will take place in "Hall D23," the 6,800-seat venue located in »
He’s done very fine work before and after his time in the cowl, but it’s likely that Christian Bale will always be first and foremost remembered as the star of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” movies. The Oscar-winning actor had some high-profile leading roles before 2005 — “Empire Of The Sun,” “Reign Of Fire,” “Newsies” — but it was “Batman Begins” that vaulted him onto the A-list, and though he’s worked with A-list directors ever since, it’s probably what gets him recognized on the street most often now.
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- Oliver Lyttelton
Given the right role, it’s distinctly possible that there’s nobody better in the business than Christian Bale. He can just own the screen and dominate a film. There’s a reason why he’s an Academy Award winner and slowly becoming someone that voters seem to look for a reason to cite. Oscar aside, he’s simply a throwback method style actor and that’s compelling for audience members. This week, he co-stars in The Promise, while also being rumored as the choice of filmmaker Adam McKay to play Dick Cheney in a biopic set for 2018. Even as a big time A-lister, the sky remains the limit for Bale. The film is a period piece, centered on a love triangle during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Michael (Oscar Isaac), a rather brilliant medical student, is wooing the beautiful and highly sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), but »
- Joey Magidson
“In Dubious Battle” is not the first movie about a labor strike with Robert Duvall as the antagonizing boss man; that honor goes to the 1992 Disney musical starring Christian Bale, “Newsies,” in which Duvall portrayed Joseph Pulitzer. “Newsies” went on to receive five Golden Raspberry Award nominations, but it contained more drama and gusto than this humorless dirge from director-star James Franco.
This smug period drama follows the conventional narrative of an idealistic revolutionary and his fearless leader as they incite a strike among apple pickers in California’s fictional Torgas Valley. Matt Rager adapted the script from John Steinbeck’s 1936 novel, and the film is largely based on events that occurred during the California labor strikes of 1933.
Franco is Mac, a spirited labor rights activist (some say Communist) who takes young Jim »
- Jude Dry
Disney’s 2012 Tony-winning Broadway musical Newsies makes its debut on the big screen this week, playing in movie theaters nationwide for three days beginning Thursday as part of a new partnership between Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions.
It’s an unexpected move for the cult favorite, which had a long journey to success.
Newsies was primed to be the High School Musical hit of 1992 — with a cast of singing and dancing teens (including a young Christian Bale), a score by composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Jack Feldman, and future HSM director Kenny Ortega at the helm. »
- Dave Quinn
10 items from 2017
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