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'The Independents': Film Review | Santa Barbara 2018

'The Independents': Film Review | Santa Barbara 2018
An extremely engaging film showcased at this year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival, The Independents, a character drama with music, deserves to find an audience beyond the festival circuit. Greg Naughton, the writer-director and also one of the movie’s three stars, has an impressive musical theater pedigree. His father, actor James Naughton, is a two-time Tony winner, and his wife, Kelli O’Hara, is also a Tony winner. O’Hara and the elder Naughton have cameo roles in the film, but the movie really depends on the three leading actors—Rich Price and Brian Chartrand in addition to Greg Naughton—who form a folk rock...
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Deleted Scene From The Devil Wears Prada Changes the Entire Movie for Fans — and They Aren't Happy

Deleted Scene From The Devil Wears Prada Changes the Entire Movie for Fans — and They Aren't Happy
I'm just seeing this deleted scene from The Devil Wears Prada for the first time, and honestly it changed the whole movie for me pic.twitter.com/6Zkr6UxHQO

— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) August 28, 2017

It’s been 11 years since the film adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada hit the big screen. And though the Meryl Streep / Anne Hathaway film is beloved by fans, an unearthed deleted scene appears to be clouding its legacy for some.

In the cut clip, which takes place at a gala Hathaway’s character Andy chooses to go to over her boyfriend’s birthday,
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Victoria Clark, Michael John Lachiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 Gala

Symphony Space will honor philanthropists Ted and Mary Jo Shen at their 2016 Spring Gala on May 9th. Hosted by James Naughton, the evening will feature performances by Victoria Clark, Lilli Cooper, Chuck Cooper, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael John Lachiusa, Ted Sperling, Katie Thompson and many others. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director at The Public Theater, will present the award to the Shens.
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11 Longest-Running Broadway Shows

“Mamma Mia!” held its final Broadway curtain call this past Saturday after 14 years and well over 5,000 historical performances. Do you know which other Broadway shows have enjoyed similarly impressive stretches? These are 11 of the Great White Way’s longest running shows. And here’s to keeping a good thing going! “The Phantom of the Opera”A worldwide phenomenon and Broadway’s longest running musical, “Phantom” opened in 1988 to rave reviews and multiple awards, and has stood the test of time ever since. The epic Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece is still playing at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre (clocking in at over 10,000 performances) and is wowing new audiences a generation removed from the show’s first fans. “Chicago”Though Broadway’s original 1975 production may have closed after a (relatively) short two years, the current revival of “Chicago” has been jazzing it up at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre since 1996. The latest iteration has
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Photo Flash: James Naughton, Tom Wopat, and More Lead Secondhand Lions Reading

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Secondhand Lions, featuring a book by Tony Award-winner Rupert Holmes and music and lyrics by First Date composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary, got a New York City reading June 18-19. Presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the musical, which played at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in 2013, was directed again by Scott Schwartz. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the reading, starring James Naughton and Tom Wopat, below
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Audacious Indie Childless Lets a Great Cast Be Shallow in the Face of Death

Audacious Indie Childless Lets a Great Cast Be Shallow in the Face of Death
Grief unleashes self-centered bluster instead of contemplative sorrow in the talky drama Childless. Four relatives preparing to attend a funeral focus less on the sudden death of sixteen-year-old Katherine (Natalie Dreyfuss) and more on relationship anxieties. Mary (Diane Venora) envisions an awkward reunion with ex-boyfriend Richard (Joe Mantegna), Katherine's stunned father, while his sister Natalie (Barbara Hershey) contemplates her future with distant husband Harvey (James Naughton). Writer-director Charlie Levi airs their musings as a series of monologues, and even Katherine gets in on the act. With a surprising lightness, Dreyfuss plays her as a blithe spirit free from earthly worries, unlike the exasperating adults fixated on their own concerns. Na...
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Monterey Media Acquires Award-Winning Drama 'Childless'

Read More: Monterey Media Acquires True Crime Drama 'The Pardon' Monterey media has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to writer-director Charlie Levi's award-winning drama "Childless," starring Joe Mantegna, Barbara Hershey, Diane Venora and James Naughton. The film won the Visionary Award at the Boston Film Festival during an initial test screening. The uniquely styled drama centers on four adults in the aftermath of the sudden passing of a teenage girl. As each gets ready for the funeral, they speak their private thoughts directly to the camera in an attempt to understand and justify the current states of their own lives. It's ultimately left up to the viewer to make sense of these off-kilter, self-serving, yet frequently humorous personal accounts. "We are so very thrilled to be on board with these wonderful actors and this distinctive film with its interesting history," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner of monterey.
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Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.[2] Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later,
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Bowls for Charily- Inside Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit! - Part Two

Paul Rudd returned as host for the Third Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support Say The Stuttering Association for the Young. Attendees included David Alan Basche, Emily Bergl, Alexis Bledel, Everett Bradley, Bobby Cannavale, Nicki Clyne, Maddie Corman, Lucy DeVito, Frank Dilella,Rachel Dratch, Halley Feiffer, Gina Gershon,Judy Gold,Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Peter Hermann, Cady Huffman, Gregory Jbara, Richard Kind, Ricki Lake,Jesse L. Martin, Greg Naughton, James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara, Denis O'Hare, Nykhor Paul, Josh Radnor, Alysia Reiner, Ron Rifkin,Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Ryan, Eric Stoltz and Meredith Vieira.BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the exciting night below
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Bowls for Charity- Inside Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit!

Paul Rudd returned as host for the Third Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support Say The Stuttering Association for the Young. Attendees included David Alan Basche, Emily Bergl, Alexis Bledel, Everett Bradley, Bobby Cannavale, Nicki Clyne, Maddie Corman, Lucy DeVito, Frank Dilella,Rachel Dratch, Halley Feiffer, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold,Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Peter Hermann, Cady Huffman, Gregory Jbara, Richard Kind, Ricki Lake, Jesse L. Martin, Greg Naughton, James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara, Denis O'Hare, Nykhor Paul, Josh Radnor, Alysia Reiner, Ron Rifkin,Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Ryan, Eric Stoltz and Meredith Vieira.BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the exciting night belowi
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Photo Coverage: All that Jazz! Chicago Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances

On Sunday, November 23 7 p.m., in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. Chicago has surpassed the run of iconic Broadway blockbuster Cats with a record-breaking 7,486 performances, making it the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Only one show -- The Phantom of the Opera -- has run longer than Chicago. BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party and brings you photos below
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Bww Interviews: James Naughton Talks The Word, City Of Angels Reunion

In the new film 'The Word,' a man's otherwise perfect life is destroyed when his son is kidnapped and murdered. He finds himself torn between avenging his son's death and moving on with his now hollow existence. Two-time Tony-winner James Naughton plays F.B.I. agent Mike Sheehy, who is tasked with hunting down the boy's killer. 'The Word' opens in select cities, including New York and Los Angeles, this week. Last week, I spoke to Naughton about the film, his iconic role as the original Billy Flynn in long-running 'Chicago' revival, being a part of a family of performers, and whether or not there is any truth to the rumors of a 'City of Angels' reunion concert.
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Human See, Human Do: A Complete History of 'Planet of the Apes'

Human See, Human Do: A Complete History of 'Planet of the Apes'
A pop-culture touchstone, a nearly all-purpose metaphor and one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of the Seventies and beyond, the Planet of the Apes films do what all good what-if fantasies should do: hold up a mirror to humanity and reflect our own conflicts, issues and failings back to us through a wildly outrageous premise. The original 1968 movie mixes satire, social commentary, action and suspense, capped by a first-rate twist at the end. ("Damn you, damn you all to hell!")

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
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Hostages

Network: CBS

Episodes: 15 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 23, 2013 -- January 6, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

TV show description:

In this suspense drama, Doctor Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is a premiere surgeon who's scheduled to operate on the President (James Naughton). She's thrust into a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent, Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). He orders her to assassinate the President by causing his death on the operating table.

Carlisle's highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman
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Hostages: CBS TV Show Officially (Finally) Cancelled

CBS called Hostages a "limited series" but that didn't mean that it couldn't return for a second season if the ratings were strong enough. They weren't and now, the network has officially cancelled it.

On Hostages, the lives of a prominent surgeon's family are threatened by terrorists who want her to kill the President of the United States. The cast of this thriller includes Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

The series debuted to weak ratings back in September and the numbers fell even lower in subsequent weeks. It was clear that this show was going to be cancelled, the only questions was "When?". To their credit, CBS kept Hostages on the air for all 15 episodes.

They've now officially cancelled Hostages. Fortunately for the fans who stuck
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Photo Coverage: Wall to Wall Cabaret at Symphony Space, Featuring Andrea McArdle, Karen Wyman, and More!

Symphony Space's free signature event, Wall to Wall, took up the theme with Wall to Wall Cabaret on Saturday, May 3. The lineup of nearly 50 performers was a veritable roll call of cabaret icons and rising stars, including Kate Baldwin,Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap Sandy Stewart, Barbara Cook, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Ute Lemper, Lypsinka, Taylor Mac, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye,Andrea McArdle, Jane Monheit, Steve Ross, Billy Stritch, and many more. James Naughton served as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The distinguished house band for the evening was Russ Kassoff on piano, John Arbo on bass, and John Redsecker on drums.
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Hostages: one brilliant idea can't sustain a whole series

Hostages might have made a gripping two-hour film, but it is wearisome over 15 episodes. Spinning out stories for as long as possible does TV viewers no favours

At some point in the genesis of most TV and movie projects, the creators will have to offer a "pitch": the compressed summary of the storyline that developed because of the inability or unwillingness of so many producers to read scripts or source material. This process has artistic advantages – encouraging writers to find the core of their characters or action – but can also be disastrous if it leads to the green-lighting of a series that is more compelling as a pitch than as a commission.

Hostages – which started its UK run on Channel 4 on Saturday night – already has the worrying feel of an idea that sounds brilliant as two lines, but wearisome as 15 episodes. Compare it, for example, with Homeland, a
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Hostages: Was the Finale a Satisfying Ending?

Tonight marks the end of Hostages on CBS. Though the "limited series" has not been officially cancelled, the ratings have been so poor that there's just no way that they're going to bring it back for a second season.

On the two final episodes -- titled "Suspicious Minds" and "Endgame" -- Duncan (Dylan McDermott) discovers Sandrine's (Sandrine Holt) betrayal and decides to use her to save Nina (Francie Swift) and Sawyer (Lola Cook). Before Ellen (Toni Collette) operates on President Kincaid (James Naughton), the First Lady (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) confronts her and forces Ellen to tell the truth about the assassination plot.

What do you think? If you've seen the finale, was it a satisfying ending to the series? Do you think they could have realistically made another season -- either with some of the same characters or, with completely new ones? Would you have
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'Hostages' Season 1 finale: The 'Endgame' doesn't include many happy endings

"Hostages" concludes with two back-to-back episodes Monday (Jan. 6), much the way the season has unwound. It requires leaps of faith from viewers as operatives triple-cross each other. Many die, and even those who are supposed to live happily ever after probably won't. 

Part 1

In "Suspicious Minds," Col. Thomas Blair (Brian White), a leader of plot to assassinate the president, kidnaps FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle's (Dylan McDermott) wife and daughter.

Ah, karma. Carlisle, of course, is the leader of a band of kidnappers who have been holding surgeon Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) and her family hostage, demanding she kill the president during surgery. 

Carlisle wanted in on the plot so he could harvest the president's bone marrow to save his wife, who is dying from leukemia. Nina (Francie Swift) is the daughter the president (James Naughton), fathered when he raped a reporter in 1978. 

Carlisle has proven to be a decent man,
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Hostages: Has the CBS Show Been Cancelled?

CBS has just released details about the two hour finale of Hostages but refer to it as just a "season finale" instead of a "series finale." Does that mean that the "limited series" is coming back for a second season?

On Hostages, Toni Collette plays Ellen Sanders, a doctor who's set to perform a fairly rudimentary surgical procedure on the President (James Naughton). When a group of men (led by Dylan McDermott) invade her home and take her family hostage, she's faced with a lose-lose decision. If she doesn't cause the President to die on the operating table, the terrorists will kill her family. The cast also includes Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

The Monday night drama got off to a mediocre start in the ratings, drawing a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.41 million
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