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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Sign With ICM Partners

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The prolific producing team produced the Oscars telecast from 2013 through 2015, and are behind NBC’s now-annual live musical events: The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz and Hairspray. The next special is Bye Bye Birdie Live!, which has been pushed to 2018 because of star Jennifer Lopez’s schedule, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, which is set for Easter 2018.

Zadan and Meron are also producing NBC’s live performance of Aaron Sorkin’s stage play A Few Good Men, which is scheduled to air »

- Rebecca Sun

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Craig Zadan And Neil Meron Sign With ICM Partners

9 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

ICM Partners has signed prolific film, TV and theater producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Zadan and Meron are behind NBC’s live musical franchise, launched by the highly rated The Sound Of Music Live!, which was followed by Peter Pan, The Wiz and Hairspray. At NBC, the duo has live productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and A Few Good Men coming up. In the long-form arena, where Zadan and Meron’s recent credits include the miniseries Bonnie & Clyde and the hit Steel Magno… »

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John Waters launches a summer camp for fans

16 June 2017 3:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jun 16, 2017

One of film's rarest treasures is planning a summer experience his fans will never forget...

John Waters, the beloved director whose filmmaking career now spans a gigantic six decades, has a treat for hardcore fans of his movies this summer. The 'Pope of trash', as he's often fondly referred, is launching a summer camp for adults that will celebrate all things Waters-themed and beyond.

Taking place beside a serene lake in Kent, Connecticut, the event quickly sold out, with excited campers shelling out $499+ each for a ticket to attend the get-together this September, and along with the regular American summer camp activities, those grasping their entrance documents tightly will be in for quite the weekend.

Along with Waters' one man show, people will be able to sit through a movie marathon of the director's films (which include Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos and Serial Mom), attend Hairspray karaoke, »

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Blu-ray Review: Serial Mom Collector’s Edition

15 June 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Is Serial Mom John Waters’ best movie?

On the bonus features of the new Scream Factory Blu-ray, the legendary writer/director says that it is. And who am I to disagree? While I think Hairspray is still his most commercially accessible film—there’s a reason it was turned into a hit broadway musical, then adapted for both the big and small screen—Serial Mom is, like Brian De Palma’s adaptation of The Untouchables, a brilliant marriage of a commercial aesthetic and the filmmaker’s true voice. It’s a movie that can appeal to everyone while still being very much a John Waters movie, and for that alone it must be considered a huge success.

Kathleen Turner plays Beverly Sutphin, an idealized 1950s-style housewife with the perfect American family: her husband (Sam Waterston) is a successful dentist and her two teenage kids (Matthew Lillard and Ricki Lake) are happy and well-adjusted. »

- Patrick Bromley

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What’s This Year’s Hamilton? Your Guide to Broadway’s Best Ahead of the 2017 Tony Awards

11 June 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you have a theater fan in your life who has been extra hyped these days, it’s likely because the 2017 Tony Awards are nearly here.

The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (as the Tonys are officially known) recognize the highest honor in U.S. theater — the equivalent of television’s Emmys or the film industry’s Oscars.

With no Hamilton-sized hit this year, the race in the top categories has been pretty wide open and hard to predict — with only Bette Midler’s turn in the revival of Hello, Dolly! a lock for the best actress in a musical prize. »

- Dave Quinn

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Building Lavish Retro Worlds for ‘The Crown,’ ‘Westworld’ and ‘Stranger Things’

2 June 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Retro vibes underscore the remarkable production design work on “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and “Hairspray Live!,” which all share the same goal: to humanize their worlds with imagination and relatability.

In “The Crown,” Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) endures a rite of passage inside and outside the palace that offers personal and political challenges; In “Stranger Things,” ’80s suburbia contains a mirror-image dark side. In “Westworld,” the allure of a western adult theme park cracks open violence and hate. In “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” three orphan children persevere despite being passed around from one bizarre home to another. And in “Hairspray Live!,” idealistic Tracy Turnblad (Maddie Baillio) upends segregated Baltimore by winning a dance contest.

The Crown

Oscar-winning production designer Martin Childs (“Shakespeare in Love”) utilized showrunner Peter Morgan’s sense of dramatic movement and sharp dialogue to make the private world of Queen Elizabeth II more intimate. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast Recording First Listen

30 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently serving up a sweet surprise to audiences on Broadway — and People has the first listen of its all-new cast recording!

The album, which will be released digitally on June 2 and hits stores June 23, features a blend of songs from the popular 1971 Gene Wilder-led film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with new tunes from Hairspray scribes Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Those songs include the delicious pop hit “The Candy Man” (a No. 1 hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1972), the catchy “Oompa Loompa Song, »

- Dave Quinn

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From Dirty Dancing to Grease Live: Ranking How the Internet Felt About All the TV Musical Adaptations

26 May 2017 5:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every time you change the channel, it seems that another primetime network has revamped another classic for the small screen — and sometimes, to viewers’ displeasure.

After this week’s Dirty Dancing remake, which, well, wasn’t a fan favorite, we’re taking a look back at what the Internet has had to say about the rest of the primetime musical adaptations, from the low to high notes.

8. Dirty Dancing

The latest addition to the primetime lineup of musical remakes was a little different. ABC’s Dirty Dancing wasn’t technically a musical, and it wasn’t live, as many of the revamps have been. »

- Diana Pearl

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NBC Pushes ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Live Musical to 2018

25 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has delayed its plan produce “Bye Bye Birdie” toplined by Jennifer Lopez as live musical until next year.

The tuner had been set to air as NBC’s holiday musical event this year. The decision to push it a year was driven by Lopez’s overflowing schedule, which includes two series for NBC, “World of Dance” and the drama “Shades of Blue.”

The postponement of “Birdie” means NBC will not stage a musical event this holiday season. Earlier this month, NBC unveiled plans for a “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” event to air on Easter Sunday next year. That project will be shepherded by Craig Zedon and Neil Meron, the pair behind all of NBC’s live musical events to date. Given the high cost of the one-night-only live events, it was unlikely that NBC could field “Superstar” just a few months after staging “Birdie,” had the show stayed on its original date, and »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Rent’ Selected as Fox’s Next Live Musical

12 May 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rent” is heading to television.

The award-winning musical is being adapted as one of Fox’s next live productions, Variety has learned. Fox’s show comes as the musical celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil, under the shadow of AIDS. Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, the show is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

With the estate of the late original playwright Jonathan Larson, Marc Platt — who worked on Fox’s “Grease: Live” musical,” “La La Land” and “Wicked” — will executive produce the event. Other executive producers are Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

More details and casting will be announced later. No premiere date has been set for “Rent.”

“We are so honored to partner with the estate of the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Event from Marc Platt to Air on Fox This December

12 May 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fox is joining the holiday season live musical derby, announcing plans to mount a live three-hour musical version of “A Christmas Story” this December.

A Christmas Story” will become Fox’s first musical event since last year’s “Grease: Live!,” which was executive produced by Marc Platt. Platt is once again on board for “A Christmas Story,” and the news comes just days after NBC announced that Platt would help mount “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” for the Peacock network next Easter.

Fox’s “A Christmas Story” will take elements from both the 1980s feature, which has become an annual TV staple, as well the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

Read More: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live TV Event Comes to NBC Next Easter

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” and will compose several new songs for the Live television event, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Event from Marc Platt to Air on Fox This December

12 May 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fox is joining the holiday season live musical derby, announcing plans to mount a live three-hour musical version of “A Christmas Story” this December.

A Christmas Story” will become Fox’s first musical event since last year’s “Grease: Live!,” which was executive produced by Marc Platt. Platt is once again on board for “A Christmas Story,” and the news comes just days after NBC announced that Platt would help mount “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” for the Peacock network next Easter.

Fox’s “A Christmas Story” will take elements from both the 1980s feature, which has become an annual TV staple, as well the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

Read More: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live TV Event Comes to NBC Next Easter

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” and will compose several new songs for the Live television event, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Is NBC’s Next Live Musical!

11 May 2017 2:34 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What’s the buzz? Tell us what’s a-happening! NBC announced on Wednesday that its next live musical will be the 1971 Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar.

Related: Jennifer Lopez Gives Fans a Taste of What to Expect When She Stars in 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' - Watch

The production will air live on Easter Sunday 2018 and is being executive produced by the musical’s creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice as well as Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is »

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Jesus Christ Superstar Is NBC’s Next Live Musical

10 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Holy s— … er, ahem, that is: NBC has just announced its next live musical and it’s Jesus Christ Superstar!

The 1971 Broadway rock opera is coming to broadcast with creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on board as executive producers. Also producers are TV musical veterans Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, »

- James Hibberd

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical

10 May 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has selected “Jesus Christ Superstar” as the next live musical to head to the network, Variety has learned.

The show follows in the footsteps of NBC’s successful run of live musical events, including “Sound of Music Live,” “Peter Pan Live,” “The Wiz Live,” and most recently, “Hairspray Live.”

All of NBC’s former live musicals have aired during December as a holiday special. In contract, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will air on Easter Sunday next year, April 1, 2018.

Based on the 1971 Broadway rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will be executive produced by original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who will also provide music and lyrics for NBC’s show. In addition to the duo, musical vets Marc Platt of “La La Land,” plus Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have both worked with the network on past musicals, are also on board as executive producers.

No stars have been announced, but »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live!: NBC Plans Andrew Lloyd Webber Hit for Easter

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hosanna, hey sanna sanna sanna ho: NBC will ring in Easter 2018 with Jesus Christ Superstar Live!.

The network will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Time Rice 1971 rock opera on Easter Sunday, April 1.

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“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. He added that casting — which will focus heavily on recording artists — had just begun. »

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live TV Event Comes to NBC Next Easter

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

NBC is bringing is live musical event formula to Easter, revealing plans to stage “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” next year.

The event, which will air on Easter Sunday (April 1), 2018, will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – the gurus behind NBC’s other live TV events, including last year’s “Hairspray Live” – as well as Marc Platt and “Jesus Christ Superstar” originators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Read More: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Review: The Best and Worst of NBC’s Latest Musical As It Happens—Live Blog

“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.

Jesus Christ Superstar” began as a concept album then debuted on Broadway in 1971. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Performance »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live TV Event Comes to NBC Next Easter

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

NBC is bringing is live musical event formula to Easter, revealing plans to stage “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” next year.

The event, which will air on Easter Sunday (April 1), 2018, will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – the gurus behind NBC’s other live TV events, including last year’s “Hairspray Live” – as well as Marc Platt and “Jesus Christ Superstar” originators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Read More: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Review: The Best and Worst of NBC’s Latest Musical As It Happens—Live Blog

“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.

Jesus Christ Superstar” began as a concept album then debuted on Broadway in 1971. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Performance »

- Michael Schneider

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May 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Brain Damage, The Void, Serial Mom

8 May 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases, we have an eclectic assortment of titles coming home, including films from the likes of Frank Henenlotter, John Waters, Roland Emmerich, and Gus Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic film. Scream Factory is keeping busy this week with two different titles—Serial Mom and Psycho (1998)—and Arrow Video has put together an impressive special edition set for Henenlotter’s cult classic Brain Damage.

For those who may have missed it earlier this year, the surreal indie horror flick The Void makes it way to DVD on May 9th, and we have a bunch of other notable titles arriving on Tuesday, too, including Making Contact, American Mummy, The Gorenos, Clown Kill, and The Evangelist.

Brain Damage: 2-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

It’S A Headache From Hell! From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker, »

- Heather Wixson

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Interview: Actress Mink Stole Reflects on Her Career and Serial Mom

8 May 2017 4:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, Scream Factory is releasing a fantastic Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for John Waters’ subversive domestic comedy, Serial Mom, which follows a well-meaning mother (Kathleen Turner) who embarks on a murderous rampage after she finds out that certain folks are out to harm certain members of her loving family. In Serial Mom, frequent Waters collaborator Mink Stole stars as Dottie Hinkle, the bane of Turner’s character’s existent and tormented victim of her malicious sense of humor.

To celebrate the brand new Blu from Scream Factory, Daily Dead had the pleasure of speaking with Stole about her career, from starting out with Waters during the 1960s through her experiences on a variety of his other cinematic projects, including Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and, of course, Serial Mom. Stole also reflected about her time on the set of Waters’ 1994 dark comedy, working with Turner and more.

Great to speak with you, »

- Heather Wixson

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