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Lifetime TV Brings Broadway to the Small Screen

31 July 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Are you not getting enough Broadway-caliber theater on your TV screen? Of course you’re not. The Lifetime channel’s award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act” will begin Season 2 of its “Broadway Balances America” series in August. Sponsored by event producer Broadway Across America, the six-part series will feature several touring shows from the Great White Way, weekdays at 7:30 a.m. Among the musicals stepping into the spotlight are the recent Broadway productions of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “Cabaret,” and “If/Then.” The series also promises to take viewers behind the scenes with exclusive investigative features; “Balancing Act” correspondent Amber Milt will go backstage with director Jack O’Brien’s newly conceived production of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music,” and interview Cyndi Lauper about the cultural impact of her hit touring show “Kinky Boots.” “The media is pretty fragmented now and it’s really hard to get people’s attention. »

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Summer Guide to Broadway: First Looks, Family-Friendly Shows and Tony-Winning Dramas

5 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Every year, following the Tony Awards, Broadway settles in for the summer, celebrating its freshly-minted winners and welcoming a few brave new productions for tourists and locals alike. While the new season doesn't really gear up until the fall, there's no shortage of offerings in which to escape the sweltering New York heat. Beyond the favorites of previous seasons (Matilda, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, The Book of Mormon, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Les Miserables) and the long-running smashes (Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera), The Hollywood

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- Ashley Lee

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6 Weeks of Free B’way Performances in NYC’s Bryant Park!

26 June 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As if you need another reason to celebrate Broadway! Well, at least 106.7 Lite FM is giving you a place to do it! Beginning July 9, Bryant Park will be hosting a new Broadway musical cast every Thursday for six straight weeks. From this year’s Tony winners such as “Something Rotten!” and four-time winner “The King and I,” as well as “Finding Neverland” and “On the Town,” in addition to Great White Way staples “Les Miserablés,” “Chicago,” “Wicked,” “Kinky Boots,” and several others. “Summer 2015 marks an incredible milestone year for 106.7 Lite FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park—15 Years of music and performances—and we are incredibly proud of this event, which has become an iconic New York City summer tradition for our listeners, Broadway fans and city visitors alike,” said Chris Conley, the station’s program director, in a statement. “We look forward to another summer season of joining new and »

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Red-Carpet Video Interviews: Gloria Estefan’s Broadway Musical ‘On Your Feet!’

21 June 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com presents our video coverage of the pre-Broadway premiere of the new musical “On Your Feet!” from Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan on June 17, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.

We interview Oscar-winning “Birdman” writer Alexander Dinelaris, who wrote the “On Your Feet!” book and “The Bodyguard Musical,” about the Estefan’s new musical as well as about “Birdman”. We also interview “On Your Feet!” director Jerry Mitchell (Tony Award-winning director of “Kinky Boots” and “Hairspray”) and “On Your Feet!” choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Olivier Award-winning choreographer of “Jersey Boys” and “Memphis”). Enjoy our interview below!

Video interviews by: Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com

Video filmed and edited by: Jeff Doles, 238 Studios

“On Your Feet!” will open on Broadway on Nov. 5, 2015 with preview performances beginning on Oct. 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. Ana Villafañe makes her Broadway debut as Gloria Estefan opposite Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Shania Twain Debuts Blond Hair, Wears Sexy Thigh-High Boots on Stage as She Kicks Off Final Tour—See Pics!

6 June 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Shania Twain, is that you? The 49-year-old country star debuted blond hair and her sexiest onstage looks yet at Seattle's KeyArena on Friday, where she performed the first show of her final (yes, final) tour. Her Rock This Country tour is also her first concert series in 11 years and follows a two-year residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. One of the singer's looks was part Rocky Horror, part Kinky Boots, part Stevie Nicks and overall hot rock chick—she wore black, thigh-high chunky boots, paired with fishnet stockings, a sparkling red mini dress, a black fringed jacket and red aviator sunglasses. Twain delighted the crowd by kicking up her legs enthusiastically on stage and »

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2015 Tony Award Predictions, Will it be 'Fun Home' or 'An American in Paris'c

5 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »

- Mike Shutt

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Edinburgh reveals 2015 Network projects

3 June 2015 5:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A crime farce, prison drama, Highland thriller and fantastical love story among titles.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has confirmed the feature film projects and filmmaking teams who will be participating in the fourth year of development and mentoring programme Eiff Network.

The Network participants are:

writer/director John Addis and producer Sukey Richardson with their crime farce Deadbeat;

screenwriter Brian Martin and his prison based drama Inside;

screenwriter Nat Luurtsema, director Isabelle Sieb and producer Diarmuid Hughes with their black comedy drama Poppy;

writer/director Iain Mitchell with his highland thriller Keeper;

screenwriter Melissa Iqbal with her science fiction thriller The Ark;

screenwriter Line Langebek and director Samantha Harrie with the fantastical love story When I Could Fly.

The initiative is run in partnership with story editor Kate Leys and supported by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund and Creative Scotland.  Network aims to connect filmmaking teams with industry as they develop feature projects »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Edinburgh unveils 2015 Network projects

3 June 2015 5:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A crime farce, prison drama, Highland thriller and fantastical love story among titles.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has confirmed the feature film projects and filmmaking teams who will be participating in the fourth year of development and mentoring programme Eiff Network.

The Network participants are:

writer/director John Addis and producer Sukey Richardson with their crime farce Deadbeat;

screenwriter Brian Martin and his prison based drama Inside;

screenwriter Nat Luurtsema, director Isabelle Sieb and producer Diarmuid Hughes with their black comedy drama Poppy;

writer/director Iain Mitchell with his highland thriller Keeper;

screenwriter Melissa Iqbal with her science fiction thriller The Ark;

screenwriter Line Langebek and director Samantha Harrie with the fantastical love story When I Could Fly.

The initiative is run in partnership with story editor Kate Leys and supported by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund and Creative Scotland.  Network aims to connect filmmaking teams with industry as they develop feature projects »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane will be talking Ted 2 on The Graham Norton Show

26 May 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The promo blitz for Ted 2 is about to swing into full force, with both Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane confirmed to appear on The Graham Norton Show.

The comedy sequel arrives in cinemas in the UK on July 10. Writer and director MacFarlane is once again voicing the trouble-making teddy bear.

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg create lyrics for Law & Order theme in Ted 2 trailer

The new movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried, sees Ted face a legal battle when he wants to have children with his girlfriend Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth).

Wahlberg and MacFarlane will join Graham Norton on the June 12 edition of his BBC One chatshow.

The show will also feature Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, who will be promoting the musical Kinky Boots, for which she has written music and lyrics.

The Graham Norton Show continues Friday at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane will be talking Ted 2 on The Graham Norton Show

26 May 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The promo blitz for Ted 2 is about to swing into full force, with both Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane confirmed to appear on The Graham Norton Show.

The comedy sequel arrives in cinemas in the UK on July 10. Writer and director MacFarlane is once again voicing the trouble-making teddy bear.

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg create lyrics for Law & Order theme in Ted 2 trailer

The new movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried, sees Ted face a legal battle when he wants to have children with his girlfriend Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth).

Wahlberg and MacFarlane will join Graham Norton on the June 12 edition of his BBC One chatshow.

The show will also feature Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, who will be promoting the musical Kinky Boots, for which she has written music and lyrics.

The Graham Norton Show continues Friday at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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Jeopardy! Contestant Gives Hilariously Wrong Answer, Still Wins

26 May 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Some of Cyndi Lauper's music can be quite inspirational... That probably wasn't why Jeopardy! contestant Choyon Manjrekar wrote "What is Kinky Boots?" as his challenge answer during Monday's challenge, but he certainly gets props for having a sense of humor! The Final Jeopardy! clue provided was this: "A Christian hymn & a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, Also the name of a 2009 Tony-Nominated Musical." As you can see in the clip above (excerpted by Today), Choyon's face was comically serious as his answer was revealed. "Kinky Boots, yes indeed," read Alex Trebek with a chuckle. "Whenever people go to temple or church, they sing 'Kinky »

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Jeopardy Contestant Choyon Manjrekar Hilariously Delivers Wrong Answer to Question About Hymn: "Kinky Boots"

26 May 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Wrong, so wrong. A Jeopardy! contestant's hilarious response to a question about a hymn has gone viral after he gave the most unexpected answer. The contestant, Choyon Manjrekar, was leading his trio by $13,999 when they were given the clue: "A Christian hymn and a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical." Manjrekar's response? "What is Kinky Boots?" Host Alex Trebek found his answer so amusing, he noted: "Whenever people go to temple or go to church, they sing 'Kinky Boots!'" This [...] »

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How to watch the General Election: Your complete guide to all the TV

6 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage.

What to watch now

If you missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting in the spirit of it early. Our pick for tonight is »

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How to watch the General Election this week: Your complete guide to all the TV

6 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You might have noticed there's a General Election happening this week. But how can you keep up with all the bewildering swingometer and poll-closing action on TV? Fear not, because we've put together a handy guide to all of the best coverage over the next few days.

What to watch now

You might have missed Educating Joey Essex: General Election - What Are You Sayin'? last night (May 5), but fear not, the programme is now available on ITV Player.

If you ever wanted to see a former Towie star interrogating the party leaders - minus spoilsport David Cameron, of course - then this is the show for you.

General Election 2015: Who are the celebrities voting for?

How should you watch the 2015 General Election? Take our fun quiz to find out

Preview shows (aka "the warm-up act")

The election isn't until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't start »

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A Royal Night Out review: The Queen in a rom-com? We are not amused

6 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Julian Jarrold; Screenwriter: Trevor De Silva; Starring: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley , Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett; Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 12A

Her Majesty the Queen may very well be amused by A Royal Night Out, only because it deviates so far from what might plausibly have happened on Ve night, 1945, when she and Princess Margaret celebrated the end of the war in Europe among the commoners on the streets of London. Director Julian Jarrold makes no bones about the fact-less, fancy-freeness of it all, turning a royal anecdote into a screwball comedy of sorts, but where's the punchline?

Up-and-coming Canadian actress Sarah Gadon is a dead ringer for the future monarch "Lilibet" and she imbues her with the requisite youthful whimsy as she yearns to be among the people on this most special night - before the burden of having to rule over them. But Jarrold (Kinky Boots, »

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Billy Porter Talks PBS’s Broadway & Soul, Kinky Boots, and Lincoln Center

2 April 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul - A Lincoln Center Special, Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter proves why he’s considered one of Broadway’s most versatile and best-loved performers. An actor, singer, writer and director, Porter is a force of nature who believes in passing on the empowerment, encouragement and hope that have helped him through the tough times in his life and career. [caption id="attachment_436881" align="alignright" width="243"] Image via PBS[/caption] During this exclusive interview with Collider, the mega-talented Billy Porter talked about being a part of the esteemed Live from Lincoln Center roster, deciding on the content for his special, why he chooses to live with blinders on, what makes the Broadway stage different from other stages that he’s performed on, why he waited until Kinky Boots to return to Broadway, wanting to direct for the stage, and why now is the right time for him to be “the black, »

- Christina Radish

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Kanye West Wore Heeled Velvet Boots in Paris -- Like the Look?!

13 March 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Forget Kim Kardashian's cleavage-baring top -- Kanye West's shoes are stealing the show! The "Four Five Seconds" rapper stepped out with his wife during Paris Fashion Week, sporting heeled black velvet boots to go with his all-black designer duds. His odd footwear choice sparked some hilarious comments on Twitter, with users questioning if he was shopping in Kim's closet. "Kanye west is not a fashion genius. This man is giving us Payless shoes, basics from H&M and he wears Kim heeled boots," someone wrote. "Fam, Kanye wearing the exact same boots that Rick James was grinding into Eddie Murphy's couch," another added. Meanwhile, someone wrote, "Kanye stepping out like he don't want no hateration holleration In this dancery." "Kanye letting us know his next project is some sort of remake of 'Kinky Boots,'" another hater declared. What do you think of Kanye's boots? »

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'Minority Report' TV Show Gets Stark Sands as Precog Twins

27 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just hours after the female lead role in Fox's Minority Report TV series went to Meagan Good, Stark Sands has landed the male lead, playing the dual roles of precog twins Dash and Arthur. Those roles were played by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman in the original Minority Report movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. The actor joins a growing cast that also includes Daniel London, Li Jun Li and Laura Regan.

The story is set 10 years after the Minority Report movie, where the Precrime experiment in Washington D.C. came to an end. Meagan Good is portraying Lara Vega, a detective with a troubled past who encounters Dash (Stark Sands), a former precog who is struggling to live a normal life as he continues to be plagued by haunting visions of the future. They team up as Dash is given a new sense of purpose for his incredible abilities. Daniel London »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: First Trailer For 'A Royal Night Out' Starring Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, And More

24 February 2015 5:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A movie that for a long time seemed stuck in development with folks like Dakota Fanning, Juno Temple, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, and Jeremy Irvine attached at various points, "A Royal Night Out" eventually rolled in front of cameras with a no less promising ensemble of actors. And the result looks like a pretty frothy little period piece that's a bit of spirited fun. Julian Jarrold ("Kinky Boots," "Becoming Jane," "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974") directs Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor in this comedy that takes place just at the close of World War II, and follows the teenage Princess Margaret and the future queen of England, Elizabeth II as they are granted one night from Buckingham Palace to join a celebrating London. And of course, comedic misadventure follows as they step out of the royal world they've always known »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Latest 2015 Awards Roundup: "Birdman" Triumphs with Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Editing Awards!

16 February 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

With one week before the Academy Awards, "Birdman" continues its triumphant march towards Oscar glory. Just this past weekend, the Alejandro González Iñárritu contender won the top awards at the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) awards, the 62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel, and the 51st Cinema Audio Society. The film also took home the Best Contemporary Hair Styling award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild.

Will this transfer to Oscar glory?

Here's the complete list of winners from the Asc, Golden Reel, Cinema Audio Society, and Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists Guild awards.

29th American Society of Cinematographers Winners

Feature Film: "Birdman"

Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC

Television Episodic: "Boardwalk Empire: Golden Days for Boys and Girls"

Jonathan Freeman, Asc

Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot: "Manhattan" pilot

John Lindley, Asc

Spotlight Award: "Concrete Night" ("Betoniyo")

Peter Flinckenberg, Fsc

62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel Winners

Feature Animation: .Big »

- Manny

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