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‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon to Make Broadway Debut With ‘The Parisian Woman’ Starring Uma Thurman

‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon to Make Broadway Debut With ‘The Parisian Woman’ Starring Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut this fall in “The Parisian Woman,” a new play by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon that also marks his first show on the Great White Way. Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon (“Clybourne Park”) will direct the production, which is set to open for a limited engagement that has an official opening on Nov. 30. The producers are Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler. Also Read: 'House of Cards' Creator Beau Willimon Breaks Down 'Why Nunes Must Recuse' “The Parisian Woman” is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only.
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Breaking: Clive Owen-Led M. Butterfly Will Open at the Cort Theatre This October!

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris CEO, Sony Music announced today that the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre 138 W 48th Street on October 26, 2017. Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard, M. Butterfly will begin previews on October 7, 2017.
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Clive Owen to Star in Julie Taymor’s ‘M Butterfly’ Broadway Revival

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Clive Owen to Star in Julie Taymor’s ‘M Butterfly’ Broadway Revival
Golden Globe-winning actor Clive Owen will star in a Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning 1988 drama “M. Butterfly,” the show’s producers announced Monday. Tony winner Julie Taymor will direct the revival, her first production on Broadway since her abbreviated involvement with the notorious “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” musical six years ago. “M. Butterfly” will open on Oct. 26, 2017, at a Broadway theater to be named later. Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman and Doug Morris are producing. Also Read: 'Jitney' Broadway Review: Pre-'Fences' August Wilson Runs on All Cylinders “M. Butterfly” charts the scandalous romance between a.
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Breaking News: Clive Owen Will Return to Broadway in Julie Taymor's M. Butterfly Revival

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris CEO, Sony Music, announced today that Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen will star as Rene Gallimard in the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. Butterfly, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor. The production will open on October 26, 2017 at a Broadway theatre to be announced.
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David Mamet's China Doll, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins Cast

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler just announced that Al PACINOwill return to Broadway in the world premiere of China Doll, a new play by David Mamet. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street. The play will also feature Fran Kranz You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, Dollhouse. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane Gigi, Beautiful The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations, lighting design by Russell H. Champa In the Next Room or the vibrator play, and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein Jersey Boys, Proof, The Rivals.Joining Pacino in the play will be Fran Kranz, who most recently starred on Broadway
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Fran Kranz Joins Al Pacino in David Mamet's New Play China Doll Opening on Broadway This November

[Press Release] Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler are pleased to announce that Al Pacino will return to Broadway in the world premiere of China Doll, a new play by David Mamet. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The play will also feature Fran Kranz (You Can’t Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, “Dollhouse”). Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (Gigi, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next...
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Directors on Their Teams: John Wells on ‘August: Osage County’

Directors on Their Teams: John Wells on ‘August: Osage County’
John Wells said that filming “August: Osage County” was a wonderful experience, which is not to say it was easy. “This kind of material requires a lot of focus and hard work from the actors every day. One of the jobs of the director is to make certain it’s an atmosphere where they can do their best, where it’s not chaotic, so they can focus because everybody around them is focused. I take that responsibility seriously.” Here, he talks about his work with writer Tracy Letts and the below-the-line team.

Cinematography: Adriano Goldman

I had admired Adriano’s work, particularly “Jane Eyre” and “Sin Nombre.” He insisted we shoot on film and widescreen, and he gave it this big sense of the house and the people lost against this immense horizon. The quality of the light is very intense (in that part of Oklahoma) and we were trying
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Trailer for August: Osage County with Cumberbatch, McGregor, and More

The Weinstein Company has released a trailer for the upcoming dramedy August: Osage County. The George Clooney produced movie was directed by John Wells, and it has one hell of an impressive cast that includes Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, and Margo Martindale.

The film is an adaption of a play written by Tracy Letts and the story centers on a dysfunctional family who comes together after a death. Here's the synopsis:

August: Osage County is an upcoming comedy drama film based on Tracy Letts’ play of the same name. The film is directed by TV producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing), and produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler and Harvey Weinstein. Its ensemble cast is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. The film tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of
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‘August: Osage County’ Adds Julianne Nicholson

Exclusive: The former Law And Order: Criminal Intent star has joined the John Wells-directed film. In August: Osage County Julianne Nicholson will play Ivy Weston, one of the sisters to Julia Robert’s Barbara in the adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Oklahoma family clan play. Ivy is the middle daughter to Violet, played by Meryl Streep. Ivy stayed in Oklahoma and teaches at a local college and is having a secret affair with a man she plans to move to New York with. Nicholson worked with Wells before on the CBS series Presidio Med back in 2002-2003. The actress has appeared recently on CBS’ The Good Wife and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Juliette Lewis plays the youngest daughter Karen in the sibling trio in August: Osage County. Ewan McGregor and Dermot Mulroney are also in the film, as is Abigail Breslin who plays Barbara’s daughter, Jean. Margo Martindale
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‘August: Osage County’ Adds Margo Martindale

Exclusive: Margo Martindale has joined the cast of August: Osage County. The Emmy winner will play the jaded sister of Meryl Streep in the feature adaptation of Tracy Letts’ family clan play. Martindale’s character is Mattie Fae Aiken, the wife of Charles Aiken, played by Chris Cooper, and the sister of Violet Weston, played by Streep. The actress will start filming in Oklahoma on September 24. Martindale won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2011 for her role on FX’s Justified. Julia Roberts also stars in August: Osage County as Violet’s daughter Barbara. Abigail Breslin, playing Barbara’s daughter, recently joined the film, as did Juliette Lewis. John Wells is directing August: Osage County, Letts is writing the adaptation of his Pulitzer and Tony-winning play. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing along with Jean Doumanian and Steve Traxler. The Weinstein Co. is financing and distributing August: Osage County.
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George Clooney, Grant Heslov to Produce 'August: Osage County'

George Clooney, Grant Heslov to Produce 'August: Osage County'
George Clooney and Smoke House Pictures partner Grant Heslov will produce the film adaptation of "August: Osage County," the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep will star as mother and daughter in The Weinstein Company's upcoming film, which John Wells is directing from Letts' adaptation. Jean Doumanian Productions and Steve Traxler are producing with Clooney and Heslov. Claire Rudnick Polstein is the Executive Producer. "It's already a great cast and great material and I can't think of anyone better than Harvey [Weinstein] to put this all together,"
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George Clooney and Grant Heslov to Produce August: Osage County

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that George Clooney and producer/screenwriter Grant Heslov have signed on as producers of August: Osage County , the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star as mother and daughter in the film, directed by John Wells from Letts' screen adaptation. Clooney and Heslov join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Said Clooney, "Grant and I are thrilled to work on this project. It's already a great cast and great material and I can't think of anyone better than Harvey to put this all together. And we're particularly excited to work with our dear friend John Wells. It's such a...
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George Clooney And Grant Heslov On Board As Producers Of August: Osage County; John Wells To Direct Julia Roberts And Meryl Streep

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that George Clooney, Academy Award®-winning actor (Syriana) and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker (Good Night And Good Luck., The Ides Of March), and Academy Award®-nominated producer/screenwriter Grant Heslov (Good Night And Good Luck., The Ides Of March) have signed on as producers of August: Osage County, the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star as mother and daughter in the film, directed by John Wells from Letts’ screen adaptation. Clooney and Heslov join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

Said Clooney, “Grant and I are thrilled to work on this project. It’s already a great cast and great material and I can’t think of anyone better than Harvey to put this all together. And
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George Clooney and Grant Heslov Join TWC's 'August: Osage County' as Producers

George Clooney and Grant Heslov Join TWC's 'August: Osage County' as Producers
George Clooney and Grant Heslov have come on to the Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage County” as producers. They join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian on the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are set to star for director John Wells, who worked with Clooney on “E.R.” in the ’90s. “It’s already a great cast and great material and I can’t think of anyone better than Harvey to put this all together,” said Clooney. “And we're particularly excited to work with our dear friend John Wells. It’s such a terrific group and we feel honored to help bring it to the screen.” Production is scheduled to begin in the fall. Clooney and Heslov have recently produced Heslov's directorial debut “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “The American” and “The Ides of March,” and they have Ben Affleck’s...
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George Clooney to Produce August: Osage County

George Clooney to Produce August: Osage County
The Weinstein Company announced today that George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor (Syriana) and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker (Good Night, And Good Luck., The Ides of March), and Academy Award-nominated producer/screenwriter Grant Heslov (Good Night, And Good Luck., The Ides of March) have signed on as producers of August: Osage County, the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star as mother and daughter in the film, directed by John Wells from Letts' screen adaptation. Clooney and Heslov join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

Said Clooney, "Grant and I are thrilled to work on this project. It's already a great cast and great material and I can't think of anyone better than Harvey to put this all together. And we're particularly excited to work
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Smokehouse’s George Clooney And Grant Heslov Producing ‘August: Osage County’

Smokehouse’s George Clooney And Grant Heslov Producing ‘August: Osage County’
My, the cast of characters that have aligned to the feature adaptation of Tracey Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County continues to get more impressive. Back in September, 2010, Deadline broke the story about the movie and that Harvey Weinstein had assembled a package where John Wells would direct Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts as the mother and daughter in the play. Now, Weinstein has signed Smokehouse Productions partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov to become producers. Here’s the announcement: New York – June 18, 2012 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that George Clooney, Academy Award®-winning actor (Syriana) and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker (Good Night And Good Luck., The Ides Of March), and Academy Award®-nominated producer/screenwriter Grant Heslov (Good Night And Good Luck., The Ides Of March) have signed on as producers of August: Osage County, the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts.
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George Clooney, Grant Heslov to Produce 'August: Osage County' for Weinstein Co.

George Clooney, Grant Heslov to Produce 'August: Osage County' for Weinstein Co.
George Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures producing partner Grant Heslov have come aboard to produce the big-screen adaptation of August: Osage County for the Weinstein Co. Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are attached to star in the project, based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play,which will be directed by John Wells (Company Men). Clooney and Heslov join producers Steve Traxler and Jean Doumanian. Written by Tracy Letts, the play follows the women of a family whose lives have splintered in many directions until a crisis bring them back to their childhood home and to the

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