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New York — A new musical featuring the songs of Bob Marley, the world premiere of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" by the innovative Fiasco Theater company and an Australian take on "Peter Pan" are among next season's offerings at The New Victory Theater.
A total of 15 productions from seven countries are on tap from the city's first and only full-time performing arts theater for kids and their families.
The Fiasco Theater, known for its stripped-down takes on such shows as "Into the Woods" and "Cymbeline," will present their interpretation of "Measure for Measure." There's also a fresh take on Neverland that comes courtesy of the renowned Belvoir theater company of Sydney.
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The BBC have announced they are to make a movie of their incredibly successful family show, Horrible Histories, about a certain playwright named Bill. *I am Proper fangirl’ing right now* The Beeb issued the following synopsis:
‘Bill tells the story of how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth. Can one man prove the quill is mightier than the sword?’
The film stars the main six performers from the show; Mathew Baynton, Ben Willbond, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Martha Howe-Douglas and Jim Howick, all of whom will play multiple roles as they do in the programme. Rickard and Willbond, best known on the series for their portrayals of Bob Hale and Henry VIII respectively, are writing the script that will start shooting later this year. »
- John Sharp
For Mother's Day 2013, Beyonce gathered a slew of celebrities to talk about what their mothers mean to them. As part of her organization, Chime for Change -- which acts to empower and promote girls' and women's issues worldwide -- Beyonce asked Cameron Diaz, John Legend, Ziggy Marley, Olivia Wilde, Blake Lively and Hafsat Abiola to reveal what makes their mothers unique.
"To me, she's the greatest celebrity I've ever met," says Lively at the beginning of the video.
Marley continues: "She's a strong woman who leads by example."
Beyonce: "Her gift is finding the best qualities in every human being."
Diaz: "Somehow she would have a thousand balls up in the air at one time and be able to catch all of them."
Wilde: "She is a true revolutionary."
Abiola: "I still remember what she taught me, I still remember her values."
The video ends with ends with each artist announcing their mother's name. »
- Liat Kornowski
Bob Marley's sons Ziggy Marley, Rohan Marley, and Robbie Marley take a journey to Africa in an exclusive clip from Arc Entertainment's documentary Marley Africa Road Trip, debuting on DVD May 7th. More than 30 years after Bob Marley's 1980 concert to celebrate the independence of Zimbabwe, the music legend's sons take their own journey to South Africa. Watch this exclusive scene where the Marley's find that a giraffe is very interested in the motorcycles they are riding.
Marley Africa Road Trip - Exclusive "Giraffe"
Bob Marley was a musical prophet. He left behind the most remarkable body of recorded work which remains timeless and universal. His music has moved people and has started movements with a message of unity, love and faith. In 1980 he travelled to Africa with his family to perform a landmark concert to celebrate the freedom of Zimbabwe. 30 years after Bob Marley's journey, his sons Ziggy Marley, »
Bob Marley and his family have had an extensive effect on popular music. Arc Entertaiment’s “Marley Africa Road Trip” aims to show some of the musical genius behind Marley in this film about his influence in Africa. We have an exclusive clip from “Marley Africa Road Trip,” directed by David Alexanian and starring Bob Marley’s sons Ziggy Marley, Rohan Marley and Robbie Marley. Take a look at it and the film’s trailer below the post! “Marley Africa Road Trip” follows the Marley brothers’ journey to South Africa, similar to their father’s concert commemorating Zimbabwe’s freedom: “Bob Marley was a musical prophet. He left behind the most remarkable body of recorded [ Read More ]
It's cool if you forgot about this project, because we pretty much did too. While Kevin Macdonald's last feature was 2011's "The Eagle," he hasn't slowed down for a moment, delivering the crowdsourced "Life In A Day" around the same time and "Marley" last year, with his next film "How I Live Now" starring Saoirse Ronan, shot and somewhere on the horizon. And keeping that workflow going, he's already putting together another movie that once again will see him change gears. First announced over a year ago, the pieces are coming together on the submarine thriller "Black Sea" -- something Macdonald described as "one of those hard, intelligent B-movies they used to make -- dark, little vicious B-movies” -- and Focus Features have snapped up the worldwide rights, with Jude Law slated to star. So what's it all about? Well, it sounds perfectly pulpy. Law would play an unemployed »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: As distributors line their coffers with big films for Cannes, Focus Features has grabbed one, acquiring worldwide rights to Black Sea, an adventure thriller that Kevin Macdonald will direct with Jude Law starring. It’s contemporary, and Law will play a submarine captain who is laid off by a salvage company and makes a deal with a shadowy backer to look for a storied sunken sub reputed to be loaded with gold at the bottom of the Black Sea. Since this find would get him even with his ex-bosses, he puts together a crew of English and Russian sailors for the task, taking off to uncharted depths with his motley crew. The closer they get to the prize, the riskier it becomes to trust one another. Law just starred for Focus Features in Anna Karenina. Film 4 developed, co-produced and is co-financing Black Sea with Focus, and Macdonald has committed to make it next. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
In the summer of 2010, the Marley brothers, Ziggy, Rohan and Robbie, took a trip to South Africa, 30 years after their father, Bob Marley, performed at the Independence Concert in Zimbabwe. The brothers' journey was captured for a new documentary, titled Marley Africa Roadtrip, which will be released on DVD and iTunes on May 7, 2013, via Arc Entertainment. Directed by David Alexanian, the film follows the brothers while in South Africa, as they experience life in the country, via the people they meet, encounters they have, their highs and lows all documented intimately with a camera crew following them, encouraging them to share their thoughts, memories, frustrations and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Andy Capper's risible documentary records in an incoherent fashion the spiritual journey (or ego trip) taken by rapper Snoop Dogg to Jamaica after first bringing peace to America's warring rap world on behalf his friend Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Accompanied by a motley crew, Snoop's aim was to get in touch with his inner Rastafarian, to exchange rap for reggae, and make an album in Kingston. He seems to have spent much of his time on the weed and wreathed in holy smoke, and the result is comic, pretentious and tedious. The encounter with Bunny Wailer, the reggae performer who was with Bob Marley from the beginning, is unintentionally hilarious, and all I can say is honi soit qui Marley pense.
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- Philip French
Nobody was surprised last week when Daniel-Day Lewis took home the Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln. It was an accomplished performance by an actor working in a league of his own. But another reason the award seemed so very unsurprising is the fact that a well-known actor was rewarded for embodying a familiar real-life figure. Awards ceremonies have made something of a habit out of rewarding actors for portraying famous real-life persons. One of my major gripes about Philip Seymour Hoffman taking home the gold for Capote in 2006 was the fact that Hoffman, who had never been nominated before, had previously lifted so many original characters off the page and gave them incredible depth (of course, I’m referring to Twister). But the face of a known actor embodying another known face functions like a magnet of praise when accomplished convincingly. The opposite can be said of non-fiction filmmaking. The critical and box office success of Searching for Sugar Man »
- Landon Palmer
Ziggy Marley has written a children's book. The five-time Grammy winning reggae singer and son of Bob's first book, I Love You Too, has been available on the Nook since early January, and will be released in hardcover and on iTunes on March 7th.
According to a press release, the book is based on the song of the same title from Ziggy's children's album "Family Time."
"This book is close to my heart because it was a spontaneous exchange between me and my then 3 year old daughter Judah," Marley is quoted as saying. "It expresses something so true; it should be repeated as often as possible."
Marley played Ernie in the movie Shark Tale, and has previously appeared on Sesame Street. He's also not the first famous musician to write for kids - Madonna wrote The English Roses, LeAnn Rimes wrote Jag about a jaguar afraid of water, Sting wrote »
- Andrew Losowsky
Wrapping up all the winners from the 65th annual BAFTA Ee British Academy Film Awards...
Sunday evening marked the biggest occasion in the British film calendar as Hollywood descended upon London's Royal Opera House for BAFTA's 66th annual British Academy Film Awards, which celebrated the very best in cinematic excellence from the past twelve months.
Tom Hooper's acclaimed musical Les Miserables may have won the most awards, taking home Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Production Design, Sound and Make Up & Hair, but the night belonged to Argo, the CIA thriller picking up Best Film and Best Editing, while Ben Affleck was also named Best Director, despite failing to pick up as much as a nomination at the Academy Awards.
Elsewhere, Skyfall received Outstanding British Film (and also received the award for Best Original Music), while Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) were honoured in the lead acting categories. »
- Flickering Myth
That’s right folks – one awards ceremony down, many more to go. Last night saw London play host to the 2013 Ee British Academy Film Awards aka the BAFTAs. This star-studded event saw the likes of Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Juno Temple and Quentin Tarantino (amongst many other) receive an accolade for their immense talent and dedication to film.
Here’s the official list of winners (and the other nominees) for anyone who didn’t stay awake long enough (winners highlighted in bold):
Fellowship – Alan Parker
Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema – Tessa Ross
Outstanding British Film
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
On Sunday the Ee British Academy Film Awards were held at London’s Royal Opera House and hosted by the always delightful Stephen Fry. The show was televised here in the States on BBC America. In a continuation of what Awards watchers have witnessed over the past weeks, Argo was named Best Film, Ben Affleck won the Director BAFTA and the film also took the Editing award.
Amour won the award for Film Not in the English Language and Emmanuelle Riva won Leading Actress. Leading Actor was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor for his performance in Django Unchained and the film’s writer/director Quentin Tarantino won the Original Screenplay BAFTA.
- Michelle McCue
Rihanna, Sting, and Bruno Mars all honored Bob Marley Sunday night at the Grammys, along with the late singer's sons Ziggy and Damian. Earlier in the night, Rihanna performed "Stay" from her album "Unapologetic."
Rihanna was up for Bet Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Talk That Talk" with Jay-z, and Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love" with Calvin Harris.
For more on Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and Sting's performance, check out the liveblog below.
- Madeline Boardman
For a moment it didn't seem like the Bob Marley tribute was going to include any, you know, Bob Marley songs. The set kicked off with Bruno Mars doing "Locked Out of Heaven," the Rasta vibes in full effect courtesy of flashing red, green and yellow lights. Then Sting, guitar in hand, popped out and the duo transitioned into "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. But finally, Rihanna (in a sequined crop top and baggy pants) and Marley's son, Ziggy Marley, joined them for "Could You Be Loved." The tribute had the entire Staples center on their feet (especially, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who were dancing throughout the entire »
The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Song of the Year »
The ceremony is over here in London, bringing together some of the finest and most talented people in the film industry under the same roof for one night. The BAFTAs are this country’s highest honour in film, and they have handed out their awards for the 66th time to those whom they deem the most deserving in the past year in film.
And since Ben Affleck is one of my favourite filmmakers of all time, I have been in a brilliant mood tonight, because he’s won (and very much earned) Best Director for Argo, and taken home the Best Film prize alongside his co-producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. If you haven’t yet seen Argo, I can’t recommend enough how much you should see it as soon as possible.
If you were following Jon’s liveblog, or if you watched the BBC’s almost-live coverage of tonight’s proceedings, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Argo was named Best Film at tonight’s Ee British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. And the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winners are… Best Film Winner – Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney Les MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh Life Of Pi Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark Lincoln Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison Outstanding British Film Anna Karenina Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster, Tom Stoppard The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Ol Parker Les MISÉRABLES Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh, William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin Winner – Skyfall Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Hollywood News Team)
'Skyfall' has taken the first Award of the evening at the 2013 Baftas, currently taking place at London's Royal Opera House.
This caps a thrilling year for the James Bond franchise, celebrating its 50th year, with a record-breaking box office taking for 'Skyfall', which has become the most successful British film ever.
All The Winners Below... As Soon As They're Announced!
But the evening's big winner remains very much undecided, with awards being shared out between 'Argo', 'Life of Pi' and 'Les Miserables' - and nothing yet for the nominations leader 'Lincoln'.
Pictures just in from the press room at the Royal Opera House, where the winners go straight after collecting their gongs..
- The Huffington Post UK
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