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A Canada native, Hall began her career as a writer and radio ingénue for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Hall moved to New York with her husband, where she became a published songwriter. Her song “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long,” (co-written with Helen Bilby) was recorded by cabaret singer Hildegarde.
An advocate of the arts, Hall worked for the Jewish Welfare Fund, Tel-Aviv University, and Brandeis University, for which she made a number of documentaries. She won an award for best documentary campaign film for “A Fragile Sleep” in 1972.
Hall became involved in philanthropy, sharing her resources and time with the Julia Ann Singer Child Care Center, Guardians of Courage, Israel Bonds, Tel-Aviv University, the Jewish Home for the Aging, and Variety Clubs International, where »
- Rebecca Rubin
Marilyn Hall, the Emmy Award-winning producer and wife of Monty Hall, has died at the age of 90. Hall won an Emmy for producing the 1985 TV movie “Do You Remember Love,” starring Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley. Her other credits include 1982’s “A Woman Called Golda,” starring Ingrid Bergman; “Nadia,” the 1984 biopic about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci; the 1989 PBS miniseries “The Ginger Tree”; and the 2007 feature film “The Little Traitor.” In the theater, she’s credited as an associate producer on the musical “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Angels in America.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Hall married her husband, »
- Reid Nakamura
The film, directed by Barry Levinson, focuses on the sexual assault scandal that rocked the university and tarnished Paterno's legacy.
According to Variety, the film's synopsis states, "After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims."
Pacino has been attached to a Paterno film since »
Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce.
The currently untitled project is being produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Levinson directed and served as executive producer on You Don’t Know Jack and was an executive producer on Phil Spector. He collaborated »
The official logline for the film reads: “After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.”
Paterno, often referred to as JoePa, is widely regarded as the best college football coach of all time. However, his career came to a sudden halt in 2011 when assistant coach Sandusky’s crimes came to light, with a 2012 report concluding that Paterno and other Penn State officials were aware of Sandusky’s actions but chose to look the other way.
- Joe Otterson
Andrew Garfield busted out a wig and his best backflip for his lip syncing performance of Whitney Houston‘s classic “I’m Every Woman” — and Twitter is loving it. Surprised audience members at the London stop of the “Werq the World” drag revue captured the “Hacksaw Ridge” actor wearing a curly wig while performing on stage. According to E! Online, Garfield attended Tuesday’s show with Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Russell Tovey, his co-stars in the London revival of the play, “Angels in America.” Also Read: Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie 'Black Lion' Time »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Who knew? I mean we knew that Andrew Garfield had talent as an actor and we’re pretty sure that bodes well for his stage acting, but little did we know that it’s imperative that he appear on Lip Sync Battle. As it turns out when it comes to lip-syncing Whitney Houston, Andrew Garfield is a natural. On Tuesday, the actor surprised the audience at the drag show revue Werq the World Tour in London to perform the Grammy winner’s hit “I’m Every Woman.” According to Pop Sugar: Not only did Andrew, who attended the show with his Angels in America
- Nat Berman
A post shared by Michael (@mj_hewitt) on May 30, 2017 at 4:07pm Pdt When it comes to lip-syncing Whitney Houston, Andrew Garfield is a natural. On Tuesday, the actor surprised the audience at the drag show revue Werq the World Tour in London to perform the Grammy winner's hit "I'm Every Woman." Not only did Andrew, who attended the show with his Angels in America costars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Russell Tovey, don a curly wig for the number, but he also showed off his swift moves as he danced around the stage and did a show-stopping back flip. We're not gonna lie, we would pay good money to see him face off with his ex-girlfriend and lip-sync extraordinaire Emma Stone on Lip Sync Battle. Now who do we have to call to make that happen? What a show, what a night! Thank you as always »
- Kelsie Gibson
Andrew Garfield, the time has come for you to lip-sync...for your life! The drag show revue Werq the World Tour stopped in London Tuesday, and Garfield just so happened to be in the audience. The Academy Award-nominated Hacksaw Ridge actor, 33, surprised fans by wearing a curly wig and lip-syncing to Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman." Garfield attended Tuesday's drag show with Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Russell Tovey, his co-stars in the London revival of the play Angels in America (now playing at the National Theatre). The actor, whose impromptu performance occurred during the "Wig in a Box" segment, back-flipped and vogued as the audience went wild. "Oh my, God!" »
Before we get to the links please click on this photo to your left, the teaser poster for Yorgos Lanthimos's The Killing of a Sacred Deer. (Lanthimos last brought us the incredible The Lobster so we hope he's on a roll.) The poster is so beautiful we don't even mind that Nicole Kidman isn't on it! That's high praise if you haven't been paying attention.
Los Angeles Times Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars again in March. Same team this year, producers too.
Awards Daily keeping Oscar buzz alive all year for »
- NATHANIEL R
As it turned out, though, the scene was gone long before news of the Season 3 pickup — and Safran’s stepping down as showrunner — broke Monday evening.
RelatedFall TV Schedule 2017: What’s on When? And Versus What?
The final moments that aired found Alex going on the FBI/CIA-sanctioned lam after breaking the law in order to bring crooked President Roarke’s collaborator scheme to light. As »
Dedication to your craft is admirable but how about taking some time out for a little fun? Luckily, it’s spring and you’re in London, one of the greatest cities in the world, so why not seize the day and take advantage of what the capital has to offer? “Angels in America” comes to London.Getting tickets to the hit production of “Angels in America” may be difficult, but on July 17 you can hear its stars Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey chat about the “challenges and rewards” of starring in the seven-hour Tony Kushner masterwork. A must for any actor. (Tickets: £6) There’s a mouse in the house.You’ve worked hard all week, you deserve a little relaxation (or a lot). On May 20, London institution the Prince Charles Cinema is holding an all night Disney Pyjama Party, which means you can watch seven animated classics in public, all while wearing your pyjamas. »
The eight-episode series, which is currently in production, is produced by BBC Studios in partnership with London’s famous Old Vic theater, which will stage all eight 15-minute monologues in July ahead of their television transmission.
The series was commissioned by the BBC to mark the 50th anniversary this year of the U.K.’s landmark Sexual Offenses Act, which partially de-criminalized sex between men. The monologues, written by eight different new and established writers, including Gatiss, will explore some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay history and the personal rites of passage of British gay men through the last 100 years.
“James Bond” star Whishaw, who won a BAFTA Television Award for best actor for his role as Richard II in “The Hollow Crown »
- Robert Mitchell
The Muse another movie that believes shark lives are worth less than dumb humans endangering themselves
Coming Soon The Glass Castle sets a release date for August. Yay. We love a counterprogrammed adult drama in the summer
Film School Rejects on the proliferation of streaming services. A bursting bubble?
EW First images of Naomi Watts in the Netflix series Gypsy
Film School Rejects on highlights from the Godfather 45th anniversary reunion -the original cast showed up!
- NATHANIEL R
While we will be discussing Tony nominations in the morning, there's also some excitement going on across the pond: the first London revival of Angels in America. Any revisit to Tony Kushner's masterpiece merits our highest enthusiasms, so let's pore over the first photos of the National Theatre production!
That's Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn to your left, a casting choice that I still argue is somewhat strange. However if there's a few necessary things Lane brings to the table, it's 1) his towering stage presence in roles that could swallow lesser actors whole and 2) impeccable comic chops - in Kushner's own notes, the play dies if its humor gets ignored.
If nothing else, it should be a small thrill to see a legend try to stretch their range onstage.
- Chris Feil
After winning the Oscar for 2014’s “Big Hero 6,” producer Roy Conli was lured to what seems to be a far-flung project: a Disneynature doc, “Born in China,” which explores the life cycles of wild pandas and other native Chinese wildlife. However, he said that it was less about the animals and more about their collective capacity to communicate complex emotions and ideas.
“I’ve always loved the structure of multiple stories,” said Conli, a longtime Disney Animation executive who famously mounted the premiere of “Angels in America” at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992. “There are multiple characters that you need to fall in love with, and they will add up to one story. That was the same with this. You had five species, but you concentrated on three animal families.”
- Bill Desowitz
According to the saying, when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life—but even the most cultured, clued-in Londoner sometimes needs a little help. Fear not, Backstage is here with our essential round up of all things cultural, artistic and—whisper it—fun! Actors—London is ready. Are you? To go or not to go - is that even a question?Apparently there are no small parts, only small actors. Someone must have told writer Tom Stoppard, who took two of Shakespeare’s minor characters and gave them top billing in his 1966 play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”. It’s currently playing to packed houses at the Old Vic. And for one night only, on May 2, lead actors Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire will chat about bringing Hamlet’s hapless double act to life, giving lucky ticket holders a unique insight into this hit production. Not bad »
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday’s Quantico.
The Farm team is down another agent.
Quantico showrunner Joshua Safran confirms to TVLine that this week’s episode-ending phone call — in which Harry contacts Alex, ostensibly to announce that he’s leaving the CIA-fbi task force but really because Sebastian is holding a gun on him — is leading into Russell Tovey’s departure from the show.
“It is definitely sad to lose Russell, momentarily at least,” the executive producer says. “Or maybe forever in the Quantico universe. But yes, this is an exit.”
To find out why Tovey’s time »
Funko has continued its stream of New York Toy Fair announcements by revealing that it will be heading to Westworld for a series of Pop! TV vinyl figures featuring characters from HBO’s acclaimed sci-fi drama, including Dr. Robert Ford, Dolores, The Man in Black, Bernard, Maeve, Young Ford, and Teddy; check them out here…
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day,” “Nixon,” “Amistad”), Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Game Change”; Academy Award® nominee for “Pollock,” “Apollo 13”), Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for “Thirteen”; Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), James Marsden »
- Amie Cranswick
Chris here, reminding you about an important revival coming across the pond. Tony Kushner's beloved Angels in America is getting a new production in London this spring, with probable Hacksaw Ridge Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield. But wait - it's also coming to cinemas!
The National Theatre production will be broadcast this summer with Part 1 on July 20 and Part 2 on July 21. Garfield will play Prior Walter, but he's not the only star power in the production. Joining him will be Russell Tovey and Nathan Lane as Joe Pitt and Roy Cohn, respectively. All of this casting feels slightly off for my Angels-obsessive mind, but that's not enough to diminish my excitement! Here's a first look at the cast, which also includes James McArdle and Denise Gough:
- Chris Feil
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