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Already landing on New York Times’ TV critic Mike Hale’s “10 Best TV Shows of 2014” list, Mozart will take you behind the scenes of the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication collides with politics, romance and survival instincts.
Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater) stars as the brilliant and rash new maestro hired to shake up the symphony and make it relevant to a new generation, leading a cast of co-stars that include Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) and Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back).
Roman Coppola teamed up with Jason Schwartzman to bring the series to life, adapting the racy 2005 memoir of former New York Symphony musician Blair Tindall. “When Jason first brought me the book, Mozart in the Jungle, »
“Bombshell” is finally coming to Broadway, for real. The musical set within the world of NBC’s “Smash” is getting a real Broadway debut in a one-night-only benefit performance, according to Playbill. The event is expected to feature cast members from “Smash” reprising their performances, including the drama’s original Marilyn Monroe, Megan Hilty.
“Smash” took viewers behind the scenes of the fictional musical production “Bombshell,” the story of Marilyn Monroe. Throughout its two-seasons run, there were 22 original songs and choreographed musical numbers for “Bombshell” presented. While not all of them made the final cut on televison, all 22 will make it to the stage. »
- Jason Hughes
Fake Ad From The TV Show. But There Will Be A Real One In 2015.
That's right show queens, "Bombshell" is finally getting a stage production. [src] It's a one night only benefit event in NYC so who knows if it will be way above our pay grade but you have to start somewhere.
The Film Experience's troubled marriage to "Smash" the ill fated NBC series about the making of a Marilyn Monroe musical named "Bombshell" lives on! It's impossible to get a full divorce actually from that show and especially the show within the show because social media has guaranteed that all TV series with a devout following remain somehow in the pop culture conversation like they're still on the air. I can't tell you how many times someone mentions Smash in my twitterfeed (#notcomplaining) and my eyes always flash a bit, like an ocular exclamation point.
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- NATHANIEL R
Let me (briefly) be your star!
“Bombshell,” the musical at the heart of Smash Season 1, is heading to Broadway – for one night only.
Tickets will go on sale in early 2015; check ActorsFund.org for updates.
TV audiences only saw bits and pieces of “Bombshell,” the musical-within-the-tv-show on NBC’s Broadway soap “Smash,” but New Yorkers will get a chance to see the whole thing next year in a one-night-only benefit performance produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced the series.
With venue and cast still to be set, details are sketchy for the concert presentation, a benefit for the Actors Fund. But with so many cast members of “Smash” drawn from the New York legit world (Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez), chances seem good that at least of few of them will turn up in the concert.
Broadway regulars Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the songwriting duo behind “Hairspray” and West End musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” churned out 22 original songs for “Bombshell,” the bio-musical about Marilyn Monroe that provided the spine of the backstage action of “Smash.” Some »
- Gordon Cox
Fade in on a girl with a hunger for fame…one more time! Smash is back y'all! Well, sort of. E! has confirmed Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical at the heart of the beloved and short-lived NBC series, will come alive for a one-night-only benefit concert for The Actors Fund. The cast and venue for the special benefit have yet to be announced, but the show's producers—and the masterminds behind NBC's live musicals Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!—Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are behind the revival of sorts. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote 22 songs for the series that make up Bombshell. Tickets for the show go on sale in early 2015 with the benefit taking place on Monday, »
Hope you all like Anna Kendrick's singing voice, because you're going to hear a lot of it in the next year!The actress will be belting out tunes in this month's "Into the Woods," as well as "Pitch Perfect 2" -- but today, we got our first look at her singing in a third film, the highly-anticipated flick "The Last Five Years."A film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical of the same name, the movie tells the tale of a "Skiska Goddess" and struggling actress (Kendrick) and her Jewish novelist husband, played by Jeremy Jordan ("Smash," "Newsies" on Broadway). Told in a very non-traditional way, all of Kendrick's songs begin at the end of the couple's marriage and move backwards in time, while Jordan's songs start at the beginning. A release for the film says the duo "meet in the center when Jamie proposes."The studio promises the story »
- tooFab Staff
Anna Kendrick is getting back to her Broadway roots! The trailer for the highly anticipated film adaptions of Jason Robert Brown's music The Last Five Years has finally dropped and it does not disappoint. Kendrick shines as the lead role of Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress who sings through the breakdown of her relationship with her novelist partner, Jamie Wellerstein, played by Jeremy Jordan of Smash. The film is slated to hit theaters on Feb. 13 of next year, but debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival last September. And despite Brown's success with the musical, it seems that critics initially felt the movie couldn't quite reach the high notes. In fact, The »
Pitch Perfect 2’s “a-ca-mazing” trailer finally dropped and, in a couple of weeks, Anna Kendrick returns to her Broadway roots, appearing in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods.
Clearly, we just want Kendrick to keep on doing musicals. So, here’s another one – and it's a good one!
In The Last Five Years, Kendrick plays Cathy, a struggling actress who moved to NYC to achieve her dreams of Broadway. While in New York, she meets Jamie (“Smash”’s Jeremy Jordan), a novelist, and they quickly fall in love – all while singing their little hearts out.
Though the story may seem simple, the stage musical’s structure is anything but. As with the trailer, the musical starts out with Cathy and Jamie divorcing. From there, Cathy’s storyline goes backward through their relationship, from their struggles to their wedding, to their first meet-cute. Jamie’s storyline, »
- Sasha James
Not only does Anna Kendrick have Into the Woods coming out in mere weeks and Pitch Perfect 2 on the horizon, she's also starring in The Last Five Years, the big-screen adaptation of the off-Broadway musical. Her vocals take center stage in the first trailer for the movie, which revolves around a young couple's topsy-turvy relationship. Jeremy Jordan (Smash) plays Kendrick's boyfriend, a budding writer. This looks sweet and emotional, and Kendrick's beautiful voice is enough to lure me to the theater, but unless you're a fan of musicals, this might not be your jam. The movie arrives in theaters and VOD on Feb. 13. Until then, watch the trailer below! Front Page Image Source: RADiUS-twc »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Grimm, Arrow/The Flash and Peter Pan Live!
1 | Was Grimm‘s Nick/Juliette-as-Adalind sex scene just a scooch more pervy than you expected it to be? (And did you love the moment even more because of it?)
2 | How, how, how did Jessie not foresee her movie-star gal pal Shayelee (inadvertently) stealing her TV guest star gig? Also, why play your “Liv and Maddie crossover” card if neither Liv nor Maddie will appear?
3 | Would »
Peter Pan Live! took the Internet and audiences by storm last night, but did its star outshine her predecessor from The Sound of Music Live!? Both musical productions hailed from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron of Smash, Chicago and Hairspray fame, but they were certainly two very different shows. The second in a new NBC tradition of live productions, Peter Pan Live! starred Girls' Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders and Minnie Driver. Last year, NBC aired The Sound of Music Live!, featuring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Borle to big numbers and a lot of sarcastic tweets. Aside from HBO's Girls, »
If your fingers are already itching to Twittersnark the heck out of tonight’s Peter Pan Live!, star Allison Williams can save you a lot of trouble and furious hashtagging: You’re going to loathe it.
“Peter Pan you cannot watch cynically. If you do, you’re gonna hate it,” the Girls star says at a press event that takes place while the production is in rehearsals. “There’s no question. It falls apart instantly.”
But Williams thinks Peter, a little boy has the chutzpah to go up against Captain Hook, can easily dispatch with the kind of negative talk »
Allison Williams says she does not want you to hate-watch Peter Pan Live!.
Instead of doing that, she recommends you "just go ahead and take those lenses out of your glasses and put in the lenses that you had when you were six." Well, we don't know where those lenses are but we do have some drunk goggles — and we've created this handy drinking to help!
So grab your friends, curl up with your favorite adult beverage, and meet us on the second star to the right tonight at 8 p.m. because we'll be drinking straight on till mornin.
Watch: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Peter Pan Live!
Take a Sip Every Time...
- Someone breaks into song.
- You criticize Allison Williams' British accent.
- Someone flies for the first time. (Or just flies at all!)
- You can't stop starring at Wendy's enormous bangs.
Take Two Sips Every Time…
- You see »
Zoey Deutch has been cast in Vincent-n-Roxxy, the crime drama which has Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz attached to star. Keith Kjarval and his Unified Pictures banner are producing as is Jeff Rice. Hirsch and Kravitz star as a small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker, respectively, who unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Deutch will play the bubbly and tattooed girlfriend of a character played by Emory Cohen (Smash). Gary Michael Schultz wrote
- Borys Kit
Chicago – The famed Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston comes from a lineage of Hollywood royalty – her father John was a legendary director and her grandfather Walter was a noted actor. She brought all of that history to the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she was featured at the Closing Event on November 14th, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple.
Huston was there to discuss her second memoir, “Watch Me,” her followup to “A Story Told Lately.” Through both books she chronicles her rise from enchanted childhood to model and actress. “Watch Me” focuses on her stardom years, including her relationship with Jack Nicholson and her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Prizzi’s Honor” – directed by her father John Huston. After that honor, Huston made several memorable films, including “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “The Addams Family,” “The Witches” and “The Darjeeling Limited.” She also recently was a featured cast member in the TV show, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Looking good, Megan Hilty! The former Smash star, who gave birth to daughter Viola Philomena on Sept. 18, flaunted her slim post-baby bod on Thursday night when she stepped out for the New York flagship store opening of maternity line Seraphine (a brand also loved by Kate Middleton!) for the first time since welcoming her baby girl. Attending the event sans her hubby Brian Gallager, Hilty, clearly, didn't waste any time to shed those post-baby lbs., flashing a beaming smile for photogs as she posed for pics in a fitted purple lace cocktail dress. The 33-year-old Broadway beauty teamed her fancy frock with a pair of high-heeled peep toe pumps and kept her accessories »
Amazon wants you to do a little pre-Christmas binge-watching. The company announced it will debut the dramedy Mozart in the Jungle on December 23, 2014, in the Us, UK, and Germany. Based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the Amazon series tells the story of Hailey (played by Lola Kirke of Gone Girl fame), an oboist who must deal with the complicated internal politics of a world-renowned orchestra and its recently-inducted, unconventional conductor Rodrigo (played by Gael Garcia Bernal from Rosewater). Other cast members, both recurring and guest, include Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha), Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back), Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist), and Bernadette Peters (Smash). All ten episodes of Mozart in the Jungle are executive produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), Paul Weitz (About a Boy), John Strauss (There's Something About Mary »
- Bree Brouwer
Rare: Movie musicals. Very rare: Original movie musicals. Basically non-existent: Original, live-action movie musicals. What was once the bread and butter of Hollywood’s studio system is basically the ambler-encased mosquito in "Jurassic Park." If anyone could revive that dino DNA into a brand new behemoth, it’s Hugh Jackman. He’ll do just that next summer, when he begins shooting the long-gestating "Greatest Showman on Earth." Attached to the project since 2009, "The Greatest Showman on Earth" will star Jackman as P.T. Barnum, in a story loosely based on the circus pioneer’s life story. The film is touted as a full-fledged musical, with a song-and-dance score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the twenty-something duo behind TV’s "Smash" and Broadway’s recent "A Christmas Story: The Musical." Bill Condon and Jenny Bicks and Jordan Roberts ("The Big C") worked on previous drafts of the script, but Jonathan Tropper »
- Matt Patches
If your favorite part of NBC’s dearly departed Smash was the dynamite dancing in the Broadway-style musical numbers, you can thank Joshua Bergasse, the award-winning choreographer behind them. Bergasse, who’s also choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance, is now the dancemaster behind the new Broadway revival of On the Town, the ballet-tinged musical that opened to rave reviews in New York this October. While choreography for live theater has its differences than the dances you see on film, Bergasse grew up watching the same movie-musicals that are beloved among fans of the genre—films which have »
- Marc Snetiker
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