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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” has unveiled the glamorous first photo of Taye Diggs, star of “The Best Man” film franchise and TV show “Private Practice,” who returns to Broadway this summer as the titular character in the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. The show posted the image, by photographer Sebastian Mader, on its Instagram account Wednesday along with a quote from Diggs: “Hedwig is the role of a lifetime.” The image first appeared on People.com. Also Read: How Taye Diggs Prepared for 'Hedwig' Role: 'Male Prostitution,' 'Homosexuality' and 'Ass Play' (Video) Diggs will play Hedwig »
- Deborah Day
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced HBO's The Leftovers Season 1 Blu-ray release date, as well as DVD and Digital HD, is scheduled for October 6, ahead of the impending Season 2 premiere. Full details about the upcoming release including the high resolution cover art are ahead.
The Leftovers was conceived by Damon Lindelof of Lost fame and novelist Tom Perrotta. Though the series about a vanishing similar to that of the Rapture and those who survive aired on HBO, it was developed and produced by Warner Brothers and is the first WB series to ever air on the pay cable channel.
The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto), Carrie Coon (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Emily Meade (Gimme Shelter), Amanda Warren (The Closer), Ann Dowd »
[Press Release] Burbank, CA (June 18, 2015) – From Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of the hit series Lost, and acclaimed Oscar®-nominated novelist Tom Perrotta, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the thought-provoking new HBO series The Leftovers to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. Renewed for a second season,, this enticing new series captivated audiences with one of HBO’s strongest premieres of 2014. The series averaged over 2.5 million total viewers* and is the first Warner Bros. Television show ever to air on the HBO network. With the stellar starring cast of Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto »
- Pietro Filipponi
Arguably the best superhero related shows on television right now are bringing their latest seasons to blu-ray for fans to relive the adventures...on the same day! Come inside to learn more about the blu-rays and what features fans can expect to have on the disc.
If you're a fan of the CW's current superhero shows, then September 22nd is the day to mark on your calendars. That's when both the first season of The Flash and the third season of Arrow are slated to hit store shelves on blu-ray. Both shows have seen plenty of critical acclaim and sparked another spin-off series slated to come later this Fall. So if you missed out on the shows this past year (or simply want to watch them again), you'll get your chance to get caught up soon. Here's what comes in both sets:
Just in time for Arrow’s fourth season on The CW, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released details and cover art for the upcoming Blu-ray releases of The CW’s hit DC superhero shows Arrow: The Complete Third Season and The Flash: The Complete First Season, both of which are set to arrive on September 22nd.
Oliver Queen’s Arrow has become a hero to the citizens of Starling City – but he will quickly discover that doesn’t mean he can lead a normal life in the spectacular third season of the hit series based on the DC Comics character. A new wave of diabolical masterminds – including the insidious and pervasive havoc wrought by the lethal and secretive League of Assassins – threatens all he holds dear. Team Arrow has grown into a powerful force, but the dangers and secrets that bind them together often put them at odds with each other, as the shadows cast by Malcolm Merlyn and »
- Gary Collinson
Burbank, CA (June 17, 2015) – Just in time for Arrow’s fourth season on The CW, viewers can catch up with the action-packed series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment release Arrow: The Complete Third Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 22, 2015. Averaging 4.2 million viewers weekly for each original episode, Arrow is The CW’s #2 show among Total Viewers, behind only The Flash! The release contains all 23 thrilling episodes from the third season that will have you on the edge of your seat, plus almost three hours of extra content, including episode commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Arrow: The Complete Third Season is priced to own at $59.98 Srp for the DVD and $60.10 Srp for the Blu-ray.
- ComicMix Staff
Our immediate reaction to hearing that Shonda Rhimes will be releasing her first book, Year of Yes, this fall? Yas. The mastermind behind some of TV's biggest hits, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy, is teaming up with publisher Simon & Schuster for her debut tome about saying yes to every unexpected invitation that came her way for just one year. "Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made," Rhimes said in a statement announcing the November 2015 release of the book already on the tippity-top of our most-anticipated debuts of the year. "It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes »
The acclaimed director/producer has always had a knack for science-fiction, but when it comes to the supernatural ventures he produces for the small-screen, the results have been, well, underwhelming, to put it nicely.
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The Whispers, which premiered Monday, shows the same promise that many of his former pilots have, and if you’ve been a viewer of any of the aforementioned shows, you probably have a pretty good idea of »
Move over, Darren Criss! Broadway already has casted its next Hedwig for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and it's Taye Diggs! Idina Menzel's ex-husband will take over for the Glee alum starting July 22, according to the New York Times. "Taye is fantastic—he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he's smart and he's sexy," said lead producer David Binder to the Nyt. "That's why we cast him." This wouldn't be Diggs' first appearance on Broadway, as he also appeared in the original cast of Rent. He also has co-starred in films such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back and TV shows such as Private Practice, so there's no »
The story follows an intimate group of friends and family gathering at the home of two gay men to celebrate their nuptials. When the wedding hits a snag, the group helps the grooms to see that all marriages have their challenges.
The film comes at a time when 36 states have legalized same-sex marriage.
Tunick’s credits include documentaries “Naked Pavement,” “Scars Don’t Sweat” and “Mr. Smithereen Goes to Washington.”
Kops has been working in film marketing and publicity for more than 24 years, heading up publicity departments at MGM/United Artists, Paramount Pictures and Summit Entertainment. He handled the publicity campaigns for the “Twilight” films, “Divergent, »
- Dave McNary
Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
Directed by »
- Scott J. Davis
Blood is thicker than water, the old saying goes. But FX’s Tyrant would like to tweak that adage to something much more ominous: “Blood guarantees nothing.”
The cabler has released a trailer for Season 2 of its political drama, starring Adam Rayner as the son of a Middle Eastern ruler who reluctantly returns to his home country amid chaos.
Press Play below for a preview of the sophomore season, in which Rayner’s Bassam must suffer the consequences of planning a coup against his brother. »
“Chicago Med,” which debuted as a planted episode during the April 7 episode of “Chicago Fire,” is the third series in the “Chicago” franchise, following the first spinoff, “Chicago P.D.” The medical drama, starring Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta, centers around the city’s most explosive hospital and the doctors who will tackle new cases inspired by topical events, while forging fiery relationships in the pandemonium of the emergency room. Through the series, cast members from Dick Wolf’s other two “Chicago” casts will make appearances, as the Windy City’s police and fire departments intertwine with the team of doctors.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Season 11 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy may go down as the Shonda Rhimes medical drama's most depressing yet, following the death of leading man Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). See more 'Grey's Anatomy's' Famous Departures The season opened on a downer, with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and company getting used to life without Cristina Yang, following co-star Sandra Oh's decision to exit the series after season 10. Of course, Cristina's departure opened the door for the long-running series finally to introduce Mer's half sister, Maggie (new series regular Kelly McCreary) and to bring Derek's sister Amelia (Private Practice alum Caterina
- Lesley Goldberg
Walt Disney Pictures has rounded out its main casting for its upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that the studio has found its Lumiere in the form of Ewan McGregor.
Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu-Mbatha Raw (Belle) as Plumette.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release March 17th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and most recently Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) joined the line-up as Cogsworth.
- Scott J. Davis
The first trailer for Courtney Cox’s directorial debut Just Before I Go has debuted online, and you can watch it below…
Written by veteran TV producer/writer David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives), the film follows Ted Morgan (Sean William-Scott), a “down-on-his-luck average joe who chooses to end his life but is first compelled to return home for one last time and revisit all the horrible people from his past.”
Ted Morgan (Seann Willian Scott) has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the »
- Scott J. Davis
McDonald starred in television’s Private Practice but is best known for her roles in musicals Porgy and Bess, Lady Day in Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Carousel (all of which won her Tonys). She joins a cast that includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Emma Watson as the lovely Belle, Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens as the Beast, Dracula Untold‘s Luke Evans as self-centered villain Gaston and The Comedians‘ Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s sidekick.
McDonald’s casting indicates that, as previously rumored, this Beauty and the Beast, to be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, Dreamgirls), will include song-and-dance numbers. As Garderobe, a lady-in-waiting transformed into »
- Isaac Feldberg
The cast of Disney’s live action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” has just found its Garderobe! The fanciful armoire will be played by Audra McDonald! McDonald is a Tony-award winning actress known for her various roles on television and Broadway. One of her best known roles is as Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s “Private Practice.” She also developed new young fans when she portrayed Mr. Warbucks’ secretary Grace Ferrell in Disney’s TV movie adaptation of “Annie.” She also was a part of NBC’s first live musical event, “The Sound of Music: Live” as the Mother Abbess. She will also be seen soon as Billie Holiday in HBO’s “Lady Day.” [ Read More ]
Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming "Magnificent Seven" remake in the works at MGM and Sony. The original film centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke are also on board the project which John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto penned. Filming is slated to begin next month. D'Onofrio will soon be seen in Netflix's "Daredevil" series and starring alongside Pratt in June's "Jurassic World". [Source: Variety]
Bill Hader has joined the cast of the Steven Spielberg directed film adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 kids novel "The Bfg" at Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios. The project will be shot shortly in Vancouver.
Hader will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and »
- Garth Franklin
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