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‘Moulin Rouge!': Watch Aaron Tveit Channel Ewan McGregor in Broadway-Bound Musical (Video)

‘Moulin Rouge!': Watch Aaron Tveit Channel Ewan McGregor in Broadway-Bound Musical (Video)
Aaron Tveit, a Broadway veteran perhaps best known for playing Danny Zuko in Fox’s “Grease: Live,” next tackles another iconic musical role: Ewan McGregor’s lovesick writer Christian in a Broadway-bound stage adaptation of “Moulin Rouge!”

And come what may, it looks like he’s nailing it.

The actor belts out the 2001 Baz Luhrmann movie’s ballad “Come What May” in a new music video released Thursday in advance of the stage adaptations’s premiere next month at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Also Read: Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge!' in Works as Stage Musical

The stage version, expected to transfer to New York sometime next season, also stars Tony winner Karen Olivo (“In the Heights”), Danny Burstein (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Sahr Naugjah (“Fela”), Ricky Rojas (“Burn the Floor”) and Robyn Hurder (“Nice Work if You Can Get It”).

Directed by Alex Timbers with a book by Tony winner John Logan (“Red”), the show will be choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. The Boston run is booked for a limited engagement, from June 27 through Aug. 5.

But it’s unlikely how much flying paper, roses, snow and fog will remain in the stage production.

Also Read: Aaron Tveit Cast in CBS' 'BrainDead'

The stage musical will include many of the film’s songs, as well as more recent hits. The 2001 movie premiered at Cannes in 2001 before going on to become a big-screen hit.

The film earned eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won two, for art direction and costume design.

Watch the music video above.

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‘Kid Gorgeous at Radio City’: John Mulaney’s Netflix Standup Special Is One of the Year’s Best Pieces of Writing

Some standups have God-given charisma that’ll cut a hole through the bottom of the stage. They’ll make you laugh out of sheer force of will, whether by volume or inflection or antics or some mystical combination of all three. They’re the kind of performers that, if you saw their set, written out on paper, it would look more like an observational casual brunch conversation than something people would willingly spend money to go see.

But there are some comics who take the reverse route: They’ve got enough punchlines to fill out a late night packet or a Twitter feed and spend time bulking up the means of delivery. If you watch John Mulaney’s 2009 episode of “Comedy Central Presents,” it’s got most of the material that would eventually find its way onto his first album, “The Top Part.” The Salt and Pepper Diner story has
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John Mulaney Talks New ‘Kid Gorgeous’ Special; Future of ‘Oh, Hello’

John Mulaney Talks New ‘Kid Gorgeous’ Special; Future of ‘Oh, Hello’
After months of touring, John Mulaney is bringing his latest hour of stand-up to one final stop — Netflix.

“Kid Gorgeous at Radio City,” which hits the streaming service May 1, follows one of Mulaney’s seven sold-out shows at the iconic venue and is part of a multi-special deal with Netflix he signed earlier this year. He says the rest of the specials “will be coming out spaced out enough that you won’t get sick of me, but close enough that if you’re a fan [you won’t] worry [that] I’m working on new stuff. I won’t bother anyone too much,
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Pre-Broadway ‘Moulin Rouge’ Musical Announces Casting + More Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! The “Moulin Rouge” finds its stars.The very anticipated “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” has announced casting for its pre-Broadway run in Boston. Leading the adaptation, which begins performances at the Emerson Colonial Theatre June 27, will be stage favorites Aaron Tveit, Tony Award winner Karen Olivo,
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Rumorville: ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Vacation’ Musicals are on Their Way to Broadway + More News

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “Beetlejuice” on BroadwayIt’s a thought so nice you can say it thrice. The long-in-development “Beetlejuice” musical, based on the Tim Burton classic film, has set dates for a pre-Broadway engagement at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre this October. And then, of course, the next stop should be New York. Eddie Perfect, who’s currently also at work on Broadway’s “King Kong,” is writing the music and lyrics for the show, with a book written by Scott Brown and Anthony King, and direction from “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” helmer Alex Timbers (also currently working on a stage version of “Moulin Rouge”). Telsey + Company is currently casting for the Washington,
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‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Announces Pre-Broadway Run + More N.Y. Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! “Beetlejuice” is Broadway-bound.After years of speculation, “Beetlejuice” is in fact en route to Broadway. The musical comedy, based on the popular film of the same name, will have it world premiere in Washington, D.C. this coming October, with Broadway dates to follow.
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Beetlejuice Is Becoming A Stage Musical

This week marks 30 years since the release of Beetlejuice, the quirky horror-comedy that launched director Tim Burton into the big leagues and provided star Michael Keaton with one of his most iconic roles (probably just second to his portrayal of Batman). Even after several decades, the film is still a cult favourite with a legion of fans. Enough, it seems, to get the movie its very own stage musical.

The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that Beetlejuice: The Musical will hit the boards for its preview run in October, ahead of its pre-Broadway stint at Washington’s National Theater. The music and lyrics have been supplied by Eddie Perfect, while Scott Brown and Anthony King have co-written the book, which is inspired by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson’s script for Burton’s classic movie. Alex Timbers is signed on to direct.

The cast has yet to be announced for the production,
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Beetlejuice Musical Is Coming to Washington D.C. This Fall

Beetlejuice Musical Is Coming to Washington D.C. This Fall
Beetlejuice is making his way from the screen to the stage. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has announced that their Beetlejuice musical is heading to Washington D.C. this October for its initial run. The hope is that the play will eventually make its way to Broadway in New York, but the current roadmap for those plans has yet to be revealed. Much of that will probably have to do with how this run of shows in D.C. goes, but those of us who have been waiting around somewhat hopelessly for Beetlejuice 2 may have the next best thing to look forward to.

This Beetlejuice musical serves as an adaptation of Tim Burton's 1988 classic movie, which starred Michael Keaton in the titular role, alongside the likes of Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. As far as we know, none of the cast members from the movie are involved in the stage production.
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Beetlejuice Musical Will Premiere in Washington D.C. Before Scaring Broadway

Beetlejuice Musical Will Premiere in Washington D.C. Before Scaring Broadway
Did someone say “Beetlejuice on Broadway” three times?

A musical adaptation of the 1988 Tim Burton classic is heading to Broadway after making a stop at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. for its pre-Broadway run in October, according to the New York Times.

Similarly, the National Theatre hosted movie-turned-musical Mean Girls last year before The Plastics celebrated their opening on Broadway this month.

The theater adaptation of Beetlejuice will be directed by Alex Timbers, a multiple time Tony nominee behind such projects such as Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Rocky and Peter and the Starcatcher. He also is behind a
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Warner Bros. is Developing a Beetlejuice Musical For Broadway

The classic 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice is now being adapted into a Broadway musical by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures. I don't recall anyone asking for a Beetlejuice musical, but it's happening and it will make its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in October.

I love the movie Beetlejuice, but I'm not sure what to think about it being turned into a musical. The music and lyrics come from Eddie Perfect, the Australian actor-writer-composer who’s also working on the musical version of King Kong. The musical is also being developed by Scott Brown and Anthony King (Broad City), director Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom).

They also brought on the design team behind The Lion King to work on the puppets, sets, and costumes that will be used in the Beetlejuice musical. So, at least we
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‘John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City’ Special Coming to Netflix in May — Watch

‘John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City’ Special Coming to Netflix in May — Watch
It’s been a pretty busy thirteen months for John Mulaney. He was a voice on the best new animated comedy of 2017, hosted the Independent Spirit Awards (twice), and toured the country with an all-new hour of material. The last of those has lead to a new special “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City,” which Netflix announced on Wednesday is set for a May 1 release date.

Filmed at Radio City Music Hall, this new special will feature material from Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” tour. This is the third special Mulaney’s made specifically for Netflix, following 2015’s “The Comeback Kid” and last year’s “Oh Hello on Broadway,” in which he performed alongside “Big Mouth” co-creator and Spirits co-host Nick Kroll.

Read More: Every 2018 Netflix Stand-Up Special, Ranked

“John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City” will reunite Mulaney with “Oh Hello” director and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” writer Alex Timbers,
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John Mulaney’s Latest Netflix Stand-Up Special Set For May

John Mulaney and Netflix are continuing their long-term relationship with a new stand-up special set to launch May 1. It’s the first in a new multi-special deal between the Emmy-winning comic and the streamer. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was filmed during Mulaney’s sold-out seven-night run at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan last month. It was directed by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, who also helmed Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s Main Stem show Oh, Hello on…
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Breaking: Alex Timbers-Helmed Beetlejuice Will Play Washington DC's National Theatre This Fall Before Broadway!

Say his name three times and he might just arrive on BroadwayWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Mark Kaufman and Langley Park Productions Kevin McCormick announced today that the new musical comedy Beetlejuice will make its world premiere in a Pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. in October 2018. Directed by two- time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher and choreographed by Connor Gallagher The Robber Bridegroom, Beetlejuice features an original score by Eddie Perfect King Kong and a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King Broad City.
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‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Plan

‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Plan
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures’ brewing musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” has mapped out its road to Broadway, locking in a world premiere run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in October.

An adaptation of the 1988 Warner Bros. comedy that starred Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, “Beetlejuice” has music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, the Australian actor-writer-composer who’s also at work on the musical version of “King Kong,” and book by Scott Brown and Anthony King (“Broad City”). Alex Timbers (“Rocky,” “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) directs, with choreography by Connor Gallagher (“The Robber Bridegroom”).

Beetlejuice” centers on an obnoxious ghost (played by Keaton in the movie) and the misfit teen (played by Rider) who moves into a haunted country house with parents she can’t stand. The movie, with a story written by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson, has become a fan favorite, and talk of a sequel recurs
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‘Mozart in the Jungle’: ‘Too Much TV’ Isn’t The Reason Why This Great Show Gets Ignored

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‘Mozart in the Jungle’: ‘Too Much TV’ Isn’t The Reason Why This Great Show Gets Ignored
No matter the genre, so many great shows being made today exist to excite us and to challenge us. It doesn’t matter if they’re a half-hour comedy or an hour-long drama, they exist to do what more traditional shows do not: push boundaries, defy expectations, and ultimately keep us on the edge of seats.

Mozart in the Jungle” is not really that kind of show, despite the fact that it’s been a critically acclaimed jewel in Amazon’s streaming lineup for four years now, and in so many ways remains an incredibly well-made, intimate dramedy about artists and their passion for music and for life.

The fourth season has been out for a week now, and for fans of the show, there are plenty of interesting developments, as the series continues to further develop its eclectic ensemble, once centralized around a New York City symphony but now
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Live-Action Cruella Movie Reportedly Headed For 1970s London

Cruella de Vil and her 101 Dalmatians are headed for 1970s London, or so says the latest piece of intel unearthed by Omega Underground.

Citing sources close to production, the outlet claims Disney’s live-action Cruella movie, one which will see Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man) assume the title role, will largely take place in 1979, during which time punk culture gripped the United Kingdom – fashion, art, literature, fluorescent hairstyles…you name it.

All of this will seemingly provide the backdrop for Disney’s latest live-action reboot, which is coming by way of Alex Timbers, the director best known for Amazon darling, Mozart In The Jungle. Pre-production is already taking place in London, and we fully expect the Mouse House to begin shooting sometime this year ahead of a potential release in 2020.

And we say 2020 because, let’s face it; Disney is currently presiding over a stacked schedule filled with Star Wars,
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Emma Stone's Cruella de Vil Movie Taking Place in 1970s England?

Disney's Cruella de Vil movie starring Emma Stone is reportedly going to take place in London during the year 1979. The late 70s in London were a time when the U.K. punk scene had already exploded and pretty much come to an end by 1979, which could put the fashion-conscious Cruella de Vil in an interesting place. The Cruella movie is set up to be a prequel to 101 Dalmatians and will tell the origins of Ms. Cruella de Vil. The movie is expected to begin production sometime this year, but nothing has been officially announced by Disney at this time.

Omega Underground reports that Cruella will take place in London at the tail end of the 1970s. The report also draws a link to the U.K. punk scene, but the movement was pretty much over by the time that the Sex Pistols broke up in 1978 and it would
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Jonathan Groff, Elena Shaddow, and More Celebrate Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time, a singersongwriterarranger who effortlessly bridged the gap between rock 'n' roll, sophisticated nightclub swing, and folk. Lyrics amp Lyricists' 2018 season kicks off with a celebration of Darin's life and improbable career in The Bobby Darin Story, with Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff Hamilton, David Pittu The Front Page, George Salazar Here Lies Love, Elena Shaddow The Visit and Stephanie Styles Roman Holiday Shn San Francisco. LampL producer Ted Chapin wrote the script and helms the creative team of director Alex Timbers, and music directors Andy Einhorn and Andrew Resnick, with musical staging by Chase Brock.
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How Writer Kyle Jarrow Brought ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ to Life on Broadway (Exclusive)

How Writer Kyle Jarrow Brought ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ to Life on Broadway (Exclusive)
Perhaps one of the most unusual and surprising shows to open on Broadway in 2017 is a musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. An international sensation, the long-running cartoon about the adventures of a yellow anthropomorphic sea sponge and his underwater friends living in the city of Bikini Bottom has spawned two movies, video games and theme park rides.

Now, SpongeBob’s eclectic world is the source of a delightful new theater production conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book written by Kyle Jarrow and music supervision, orchestration and arrangements by Tom Kitt. The show, playing at The Palace Theatre, stars Ethan Slater as the titular sponge, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton.

“When I heard that they were developing it, my head exploded,” says Jarrow, who jumped at the opportunity to be part of the production. Having worked in theater
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Skydance Hires Bill Damaschke for Animation-Family Entertainment Post

Skydance Media has hired animation industry veteran Bill Damaschke for the newly created role of president of animation and family entertainment.

The company made the announcement Tuesday and said the appointment is effective immediately. He will report to chief executive officer David Ellison and be responsible with Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer, for helping to set the overall creative direction and strategy for Skydance’s new animation and family entertainment division in conjunction with the feature film and television divisions.

Damaschke most recently served as chief creative officer at DreamWorks Animation. He worked on “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Skydance formed a multi-year partnership in March with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios and in July, announced its first two animated feature films — “Luck,” which opens on March 19, 2021, and “Split.”

“Luck,” directed by Alessandro Carloni from a script by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, centers on the battle between the organizations of good luck
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