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17 items from 2015


Sarah Brightman Postpones Flight to Space for "Personal Family Reasons"

14 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Liftoff in T-minus...Never mind! Sarah Brightman has spent the last few months training for a 10-day trip to the International Space Station in September, but it looks as if it may have been for naught. On Wednesday, May 13, the famed soprano announced that she had decided to postpone the mission for "personal family reasons." Brightman, 54 — who was married to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and originated the role of Christine Daae in his classic, blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera — was supposed to [...] »

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Carmike To Boost Alternative Content Offerings In Deal With Fathom Events

7 May 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The companies didn’t disclose financial terms. But the goal is to add as many as 200 events each year to Carmike’s venues, beginning in 2015 at 150 theaters in 31 states. They’ll start to roll out the initiative May 13 with free admissions to offerings including the ballet Swan Lake, Broadway’s The Phantom Of The Opera, and a concert: Hall And Oates – Live In Dublin. The alliance is “a major step forward for Carmike’s alternative programming initiatives,” says Bud Mayo… »

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Even Sondheim Fans Might Choose to Avoid Venturing "Into the Woods"

26 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Behold! A great smorgasbord of genre-specific characters packed into a single narrative! No, not the ABC (i.e. Disney) fairy tale mashup show Once Upon A Time. And not the Gothic mosaic that is Penny Dreadful. Or the superhero ensembles of the Justice League and Avengers. Nor even the upcoming villainous cadre of Suicide Squad. This is “art:” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1986 Broadway triumph, Into the Woods, that managed to eek out three Tony Awards in a year mostly ruined for all other contenders by the arrival of Broadway’s now longest running show, The Phantom of the Opera. Ever since that first Broadway run, and every subsequent tour, restaging, and revival, Into the Woods has been a favorite of Drama Departments in liberal arts schools across the country. Sondheim aficionados can’t stop singing his praises, but, unfortunately, very few of them sang anything other than, “Get me out of these woods, »

- Kyle North

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Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban's Phantom of the Opera Duet Is Seriously Magical

15 April 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson have some of the strongest voices in the music industry, so you can imagine how insane a duet must sound. The two of them have joined forces for a song from Groban's upcoming Stages album, which will consist of covers from famous musicals. Here, they're singing "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, and it's gorgeous. I dare you to listen and tell me these two shouldn't be on Broadway together, because it's that great. Listen below, and maybe we'll get to hear more from the album before it drops on April 28! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Hollywood & Broadway: Studios Rush to the Stage Despite Clashing Business Models

7 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Hollywood merges with Broadway, there are always fender-benders.

Just ask Harvey Weinstein.

As the movie aficionado and awards maven steered “Finding Neverland,” his first venture as a lead theater producer, toward the Great White Way, eyebrows raised in his wake.

He switched press agents. He swapped out the lead actors. He entirely scrapped an earlier version of the musical with a different creative team. When in spring 2014, he landed a much-coveted spot for the show on the Tony Awards telecast, naysayers tut-tutted that the play hadn’t even begun performances out of town, much less confirmed its Broadway run. Besides, Jennifer Hudson, the star of the Tonys segment, wouldn’t even be appearing in the actual stage production.

“I was criticized for Jennifer,” Weinstein recalls. “But this song (‘Neverland’) has been downloaded a million times, and all over the world people now know ‘Finding Neverland.’ In the movie business, »

- Gordon Cox

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Emmy Rossum Acts Out Pretty Woman Musical with James Corden - and They Nail It!

2 April 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "ExkUgnenebs" “auto”] Could People's Pretty Woman musical fantasy casting actually come true? Emmy Rossum addressed the Internet chatter surrounding the actress potentially starring in the Broadway adaptation of the 1990 rom-com on the Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night. "This is the first time the Internet has been nice to anyone. This is fabulous," the Shameless actress, 28, joked when host James Corden asked if she had heard the fan speculation brewing on the Web. "Yeah, that would be amazing!" Rossum exclaimed about the idea of possibly reprising Julia Roberts's scrappy leading lady Vivian. "What would the lyrics and the songs for that show be? »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Emmy Rossum Acts Out Pretty Woman Musical with James Corden - and They Nail It!

2 April 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "ExkUgnenebs" “auto”] Could People's Pretty Woman musical fantasy casting actually come true? Emmy Rossum addressed the Internet chatter surrounding the actress potentially starring in the Broadway adaptation of the 1990 rom-com on the Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night. "This is the first time the Internet has been nice to anyone. This is fabulous," the Shameless actress, 28, joked when host James Corden asked if she had heard the fan speculation brewing on the Web. "Yeah, that would be amazing!" Rossum exclaimed about the idea of possibly reprising Julia Roberts's scrappy leading lady Vivian. "What would the lyrics and the songs for that show be? »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Anniversaries: Johann Sebastian Bach Born 330 Years Ago on March 21, 1685

21 March 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) never left Germany but became internationally respected by his peers during his lifetime and a symbol of pure musicianship for future generations. A virtuoso organist, harpsichordist, and violinist/violist who may have also played lute, as a composer his mastery of counterpoint and fugal writing remain unmatched, yet he was also open to the influences of contemporary Italian and French composers.

Born into a highly musical family in Eisenach, Germany, Bach became organist at the Neukirche in Arnstadt in 1703 at the age of 18. His first major appointment was as court organist to Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar, in 1708; six years later the Duke made him Concertmaster. In 1717 Bach became Kapellmeister and music director to the music-loving Prince Leopold of Anhalt in Cöthen, where Bach wrote much of his greatest secular music. Bach's duties switched to writing choral and organ music for use in church services »

- SteveHoltje

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First Look: Charlie Hunnam Is King Arthur As Guy Ritchie’s Film Goes Into Production

10 March 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to an original King Arthur epic, a sweeping fantasy action adventure starring Charlie Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”), for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Principal photography has begun at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, UK.

Ritchie posted this first shot from the film on his Instagram account.

https://instagram.com/guyritchie

The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole »

- Michelle McCue

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First Plot Synopsis For New King Arthur Film Revealed as Cameras Roll

10 March 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros. has announced that Guy Ritchies upcoming new take on the King Arthur mythos has started filming today, and along with the announcement they've revealed the film's cast and details on the plot.  Come inside to see how different this version will be.

I love the tale of King Arthur.  It's a great fantasy story with a rich history and potential.  As such, I've been looking forward to seeing how Guy Ritchie would handle the tale, and what he would be changing.  Today, cameras have started rolling on the film, and we're able to get a little more information on plot: 

The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frigid New York Festival 2015

4 March 2015 6:26 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Erik: A Play About a Puppet Directed by Jerrod Bogard and Written by John Patrick Bray  Rising Sun Performance Company  Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003   Bi, Hung, Fit...and Married: An Erotic Journey Directed by Seán Cummings Written and Performed by Mark Bentley Cohen Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003   300 to 1 Written by Matt Panesh and Directed by Gareth Armstrong Monkey Poet Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003

This is the second of two dispatches from the theater festival whose name continues to reflect conditions in our fair city: Frigid New York. Frigid is in its ninth year, and all of its revenue goes directly to the artists involved. This year, there are 30 shows running for a combined total of 150 performances in two theaters. We have previously discussed Frigid's Dog Show, The Can Opener, and the excellent Richard the Third and Goal; here, »

- Leah Richards

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Beyond the Lights movie review: blitz the glitz

28 February 2015 1:06 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Smart and passionate, this is one of the ultimate Hollywood fantasies: an adult romance performed by gorgeous actors with palpable onscreen chemistry. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It is a sign of how broken Hollywood is that the smart, stylish and passionate Beyond the Lights didn’t get the studio support it needed to make the kind of splash it deserved at the U.S. box office last fall. It didn’t open very wide, and it disappeared from screens almost instantly afterward. There is no excuse for this.

This is mainstream filmmaking at its very best. This is a believable romance between adult characters played by gorgeous actors with palpable onscreen chemistry. This is one of the ultimate Hollywood fantasies. This is a movie about the entertainment industry — specifically, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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8 Musicals We'd Love to See Lady Gaga Star In!

25 February 2015 11:25 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Now that Lady Gaga is coming to American Horror Story, it's safe to say her comeback (should we call it a comeback?) is fully underway.

Seeing Lady Gaga kill it at the Oscars singing Julie Andrews' classic standards (after months of hard work and preparation), coupled with the fact that she's doing more acting, has us dreaming of Broadway being the next step in Mother Monster's career. So we started thinking of musicals she'd be great for.

Theeen we got a little carried away....

News: Lady Gaga Gushes About Her Estimated Half-Million Dollar Engagement Ring

1. The Sound of Music (obviously)

Perfect Part: Maria

Goes without saying, we all saw her show-stopping performance!

2. Guys and Dolls

Perfect Part: Adelaide

Gaga would be particularly comfortable with this role, because she actually already played Adelaide in high school!

some things never change...here's a photo of my in highschool in the school play (set that wig + did my own »

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Review: The Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray)

23 February 2015 9:52 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Growing up, I was a huge Freddy Krueger fan. I had also become infatuated with Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera, which made me a pretty easy mark for Dwight H. Little’s (Halloween 4) 1989 film based on the popular work of fiction. Focusing more on the horror contained within Leroux’s original story, this version is a wickedly ghastly and blood-soaked tale of obsession that allows Robert Englund the room to do what he does best as a performer- go nuts. And after recently checking out the Scream Factory Blu-ray, it was great to see just how well Little’s inventive adaptation has held up over time and how much fun the film still remains, despite its age.

In this Phantom of the Opera, Jill Schoelen portrays an aspiring singer by the name of Christine Day who gets knocked unconscious during an audition, an event that mysteriously »

- Heather Wixson

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[Home Invasion] New Blu-ray Releases For February 17th, 2015

17 February 2015 9:01 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Here are your new releases for February 17th, 2015:

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season. DigiPack / Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet HBO. 2014.

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; and all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men…all will play the “Game of Thrones.” (Source)

The Andromeda Strain. Best Buy Exclusive until May 04, 2015 Universal Studios. 1971.

When a space satellite returns to earth nearby a village in New Mexico, all of the residents are found dead. A group of scientists is about to investigate on something they never met before. (Source)

The Phantom of the Opera. »

- Sarah Skidmore

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February 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include V/H/S: Viral, The Phantom of the Opera

16 February 2015 6:22 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the third week of February, Scream Factory is delivering a double dose of terror in their releases of the recent indie horror flick Animal as well as the 1989 cult classic adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen.

Magnolia is also bringing us V/H/S: Viral, the latest edition of their popular horror anthology series, home on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS (which is awesome!), and indie genre fans have tons of new titles to look forward to. And for you Game of Thrones fans out there, season four is making its way on Blu and DVD this Tuesday too.

Animal (Scream Factory, Blu-ray/DVD)

When plans for a weekend getaway hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends finds themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, bloodthirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, they turn on one another as »

- Heather Wixson

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Clips / Trailer from The Phantom of the Opera Blu-ray, Starring Robert Englund

6 February 2015 1:55 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“You love the music. I am the music.” Though he’s best known for portraying the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray on February 17th, but you can watch clips and the trailer from the upcoming release right now.

Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Galaxy of Terror, Freddy vs. Jason) assumes the classic role of The Phantom in this shocking, nerve-jangling retelling of Gaston Leroux’s timeless tale of music, madness and murder!

An aspiring opera singer finds herself transported back to Victorian-era London – and into the arms of a reclusive, disfigured maestro determined to make her a star. The silver-throated Christine (Jill Schoelen, The Stepfather »

- Derek Anderson

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