Center Stage (2000) - News Poster

(2000)

News

Now Casting: Portray Midwestern Shoppers on NBC's New Comedy ‘Good Girls’ + 3 More Gigs

Be better than good with a role on NBC’s latest comedy, “Good Girls,” following three suburban wives and mothers who find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take back their power. The production is currently seeking background actors to portray Midwestern shoppers. There are also roles available in a California production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” a new musical based on a dance documentary, and for couples willing to talk about their financial status on a show shooting in downtown NYC. “Good Girls”Join the cast of NBC's new comedy “Good Girls,” starring Christina Hendricks and Matthew Lillard, in a background role. Talent, aged 20–59, is sought to portray Midwestern shoppers. Actors must not have visible tattoos. The production will shoot Dec. 11 in Decatur, Georgia. Pay is $88 for 10 hours of work. Apply here! “Smokey Joe’S Cafe” Tibbies Center Stage Theater
See full article at Backstage »

Kids Now Casting: Earn $1,275 a Week to Play Sonny in Kennedy Center’s ‘In The Heights’

Turn up the stage lights and get ready to show people what life is like in Washington Heights—from center stage at the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts’ “Broadway Center Stage” series, which presents fully-staged concert versions of beloved musicals, is currently casting a major role in its upcoming production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2008, is set over the course of three days in NYC’s Washington Heights. A young, Hispanic or Latino male actor, aged 14–17, is wanted to play the role of Sonny, a scrappy, funny, and charismatic teenager. Talent must be able to sing, move well, and rap, and must also live in the Washington, D.C. area. There will be an open casting call on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C. Rehearsals begin March 5, 2018, in NYC, followed by travel to Washington, D.C. on March 19 and
See full article at Backstage »

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
See full article at Indiewire »

In a Wide-Open Oscars Field, Zeitgeist Is the Key Target

In a Wide-Open Oscars Field, Zeitgeist Is the Key Target
This year’s film awards landscape is fascinating for its unwillingness to adhere to an overarching narrative. The players are vastly different — in style, in story, in theme — so much so that it makes what already promises to be an unpredictable season all the more varied and delicious.

That said, poking around the contenders some interesting clusters arise. The double-feature potential of “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” immediately springs to mind. It’s intriguing how complementary the two films are, the white-knuckle ride of Christopher Nolan’s epic providing a visceral context for understanding the stakes in Joe Wright’s chamber piece, which in turn fills in the backstory to “Dunkirk.”

There’s also a notable spectrum of maternal portrayals throughout the lead and supporting actress lineups. Veterans such as Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) are featured alongside newcomers including Bria Vinaite (“[link
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘The Portuguese Kid’ Theater Review: Even John Patrick Shanley’s Trump Jokes Don’t Land

  • The Wrap
Screwball comedies work when two mismatched people just happened to have each other’s missing parts. They only really click when they’re together. John Patrick’s Shanley’s “The Portuguese Kid” is all about a man and woman who are mismatched from the get-go and never click to make a complete couple. In more ways than one, “The Portuguese Kid,” which opened Tuesday at Mtc’s City Center Stage 1, isn’t classic screwball. Shanley, who also directs, has attempted to write a warm-hearted farce. But where the heart ought to be there’s nothing but the shifting gears of
See full article at The Wrap »

Nycc 2017: Watch The Walking Dead Season 8 Panel

  • DailyDead
"All Out War" was foreshadowed on the Javits Center stage this past weekend at The Walking Dead Season 8 panel, and if you weren't in New York City this past weekend for the Big Apple's annual Comic Con, you can still watch Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and more of the cast and crew discuss what's to come in a video of the panel.

You can watch the panel below (courtesy of Collider), and in case you missed them, check out a clip from the upcoming season, The Walking Dead Season 8 trailer, official key art for the eighth season, the show's Hall H panel, the trailer for The Walking Dead Robot Chicken special, and photos from the upcoming season. At New York Comic Con, Robert Kirkman confirmed that a crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead will happen. The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres on AMC on Sunday, October 22nd:

Season 8 synopsis: "Last season,
See full article at DailyDead »

Consummate Brit Firth Now Dual Citizen + More U.K. Industry News

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of the most important industry news you might have missed in the last week. And no, we’re not talking about Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s wedding. Young Vic announces new artistic director.The most important news in theatre last week was the Young Vic’s announcement of Kwame Kwei-Armah as their next artistic director. The award-winning playwright, actor and director is currently the artistic director of the Center Stage theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, where he directed the world premiere of “One Night in Miami” which was nominated for an Olivier award in 2003 when it was produced at The Donmar. As a playwright, his works vary from “One Love: The Bob Marley Musical” last year at Birmingham Rep to the hard-hitting early-noughties drama “Elmina’s Kitchen” at The National Theatre. As well as running Center Stage, Kwei-Armah served on the boards of The National Theatre,
See full article at Backstage »

London’s Young Vic Names Kwame Kwei-Arhmah New Artistic Director

The prestigious Young Vic theater in London has just named Kwame Kwei-Armah as its new artistic director. Kwei-Armah, a former actor and award-winning playwright, will assume the position next year, stepping down from his current role as director of Center Stage in Baltimore, which he’s held since 2011. Kwei-Armah will be replacing David Lan who, at the time of his departure, will have served in the role for 18 years. On the naming of Kwei-Amah as his replacement, Lan said the decision was “inspired.” “To walk into the Young Vic is to come face to face with everything I love about theatre, so I am beyond humbled, if not a little scared,” Kwei-Armah said. “But to lead this magnificent theatre at this time in our nation’s history, after such a visionary as David, excites me beyond words. I can’t wait to get started.” With his 2005 play “Elmina’s Kitchen,
See full article at Backstage »

Donald Trump Continues Rant Against NFL Protests — but Approves of Cowboys Taking a Knee Before National Anthem

Donald Trump Continues Rant Against NFL Protests — but Approves of Cowboys Taking a Knee Before National Anthem
President Donald Trump continued his tirade against the NFL on Tuesday morning – at once praising and criticizing the Dallas Cowboys for their show of unity during Monday Night Football.

During Monday’s game in Glendale, Dallas Cowboys players – along with billionaire owner and Trump supporter Jerry Jones – dropped to one knee on the field prior to the National Anthem. They then stood and locked arms and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” together.

“Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!” Trump began a series of tweets.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

The Best Performances in Bad Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

  • Indiewire
The Best Performances in Bad Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best performance in an otherwise bad movie?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

There’s a Cult of Val (Kilmer, obviously) that I proudly belong to. Mainly it revolves around movies like “Real Genius,” “Top Secret!” and “Heat,” all excellent movies that don’t fit the parameters of this question. But you really don’t know Val until you’ve made your peace with Oliver Stone’s beyond-awful “The Doors.” The apocryphal anecdotes around Kilmer’s deep dive into Jim Morrison are insane: insisting that no one look him in the eye on set, wearing the same leather pants for months,
See full article at Indiewire »

Nascar Owners Side with Trump on National Anthem: People Who Don’t Stand ‘Ought to Be Out of the Country’

Nascar Owners Side with Trump on National Anthem: People Who Don’t Stand ‘Ought to Be Out of the Country’
While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump’s recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the “Star Spangled Banner,” Nascar remained standing.

The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal.

Many Nascar owners spoke out against the protests from other sports.

When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would “get you a
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

‘All I See Is You’ Trailer: Blake Lively Struggles With Her Newly Reclaimed Sight in Upcoming Thriller — Watch

  • Indiewire
‘All I See Is You’ Trailer: Blake Lively Struggles With Her Newly Reclaimed Sight in Upcoming Thriller — Watch
Blake Lively stars in the upcoming thriller “All I See Is You” as Gina, a woman who regains her sight after a tragic car accident that took place in her youth. The wonder of sight quickly fades when Lively’s character realizes she’s been blind in more ways than one. The task of discovering her newfound self and the world around her begins as a fairytale, until the fantasy she’s lived inside stops holding up in the hard light of day.

Directed and co-written by Marc Foster (“World War Z”), “All I See Is You” also features actor Jason Clarke as Gina’s husband, who she can now see for the first time. Forster toyed with the use of our five senses while filming, experimenting ways to portray Gina’s life before surgery. Using only sight and sound, the audience is intimately invited into a unique viewing experience.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Lane 1974’ Trailer: Sj Chiro’s Festival Favorite Captures Life Growing Up Inside A Commune — Exclusive

  • Indiewire
‘Lane 1974’ Trailer: Sj Chiro’s Festival Favorite Captures Life Growing Up Inside A Commune — Exclusive
“What’s your dream house?” might be a simple question. But as the fantasy that guides much of “Lane 1974,” the latest from writer-director Sj Chiro, it’s enough to build a film around.

The Orchard has released a new trailer for the SXSW 2017 favorite, which will be released on-demand later this month.

Set in Northern California in 1974, the charming coming-of-age film features life growing up on a commune. 13-year-old Lane (played by Sophia Mitri Schloss) and her siblings do their best to keep up with their rebellious mother, the self-named Hallelujah (Katherine Moennig), as she migrates through various communes and across the dirt roads of the Northern California.

Read More: 20 Female Directors Who Will Rule This Fall Festival Season, Including Agnes Varda, Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees, and More

Based on the memoir, “The Hypocrisy of Disco,” by Clane Hayward, the film follows precocious Lane, who yearns for a normal life.
See full article at Indiewire »

Taking Toronto’s Pulse: Fuzzy Awards Picture, More Politics

Taking Toronto’s Pulse: Fuzzy Awards Picture, More Politics
The Toronto Film Fest has offered plenty of A-list talent, including appearances from George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence. But the fest approaches its midpoint with no blockbuster film sales or clear-cut best picture contender. From the looming presence of Trump to meaty female-driven projects, here are five takeaways from the Canadian gathering.

Lack of Awards Season Favorites

“Downsizing,” “The Shape of Water,” “Mudbound” and “The Upside” all have their fierce partisans but also a fair share of detractors. Other films, such as “The Current War,” were met with a tepid response when they debuted over the weekend. The result is that this year’s festival has yet to host the kind of unadulterated best picture Oscar front-runner that past gatherings have spotlighted. So far, there’s no “La La Land” or “Moonlight” or “Spotlight” that festival-goers can know for certain is going to be getting a ticket to the Academy Awards.

Dunkirk
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes

Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes
Fresh off multiple Emmy wins for her gritty and moving documentary “13th,” Ava DuVernay and the cast of “Queen Sugar” appeared at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews to give fans an early look at a new episode and discuss the show’s continuing efforts to tell wide-ranging stories about issues such as black and bi-racial identity, black masculinity, police harassment, and social justice.

Cast members gathered on the Paley Center stage to talk about their favorite moments and highlights from the series, now in its second season. The drama has already been renewed for a third season. DuVernay noted, “We’re all on the same page. It’s a mind meld. We’re trying to find what’s next.”

Teasing what fans have to look forward to, star Dawn-Lyen Gardner said of her character, Charley Bordelon West, “We’re seeing Charley change. She’s out to create economic change for a community. She
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Gal Gadot Was Almost Cast as Imperator Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

  • Indiewire
Gal Gadot Was Almost Cast as Imperator Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Gal Gadot is doing pretty well for herself these days. “Wonder Woman” is behind only “Beauty and the Beast” as the highest-grossing film of the year, and “Justice League” is on the way. Before getting that life-changing part, however, the actress struggled to land high-profile gigs — including, it turns out, Imperator Furiosa of “Max Max: Fury Road.”

Read More:‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Inspired A Little Girl To Tears at Comic-Con

Gadot reveals that she was up for the role that eventually went to Charlize Theron in a new Hollywood Reporter interview. The reason she missed out on it and similar parts? She didn’t have the name recognition. “I had so many ‘almosts’ for big, great things, but I was never big enough of a name,” she says. “It was always me and ‘the big name’.”

Read More:‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Earned a Surprising Low
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Veep’ Exit After Seven Seasons Marks The End of Another HBO Era

‘Veep’ Exit After Seven Seasons Marks The End of Another HBO Era
Veep” will end its run with its seventh season, which is now in production for a 2018 premiere. HBO made the surprise announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement of “Veep’s” final season comes on the eve of this year’s Primetime Emmy race, in which “Veep” is the favorite to win its third consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series award. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is also poised to shatter the record books with her sixth consecutive win for Outstanding Comedy Actress, making it the most Emmys won by a performer in the same role for the same series.

“The decision to bring ‘Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Veep’ Exit After Seven Seasons Marks The End of Another HBO Era

  • Indiewire
‘Veep’ Exit After Seven Seasons Marks The End of Another HBO Era
Veep” will end its run with its seventh season, which is now in production for a 2018 premiere. HBO made the surprise announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement of “Veep’s” final season comes on the eve of this year’s Primetime Emmy race, in which “Veep” is the favorite to win its third consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series award. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is also poised to shatter the record books with her sixth consecutive win for Outstanding Comedy Actress, making it the most Emmys won by a performer in the same role for the same series.

“The decision to bring ‘Veep to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic
See full article at Indiewire »

‘mother!’ Promo Reveals the First Footage of Pregnant Jennifer Lawrence — Watch

‘mother!’ Promo Reveals the First Footage of Pregnant Jennifer Lawrence — Watch
The reviews are in, and “mother!” is even more insane than all the trailers and viral marketing stunts suggest. Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror film premiered at the Venice Film Festival today and earned some of craziest reviews of the year so far, with critics calling it everything from a “berserk feast of filth” to a “sickeningly glorious mess.”

IndieWire’s A- review hailed “mother!” has Aronofsky’s most daring movie to date. “The auteur’s super-secret new psychological horror is a nightmarish dreamscape,” wrote critic Ben Croll. “It does not disappoint.”

On the heels of the first round of reviews, Aronofsky is keeping the marketing campaign in full drive by releasing a new promo for movie, which includes never-before-seen footage and an introduction to every major character. The video is also home to the first public sighting of Jennifer Lawrence’s character’s baby bump. She plays the wife
See full article at Indiewire »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites