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Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Lesli Margherita, and More Perform at Broadway By The Year

Betsy Wolfe Falsettos, Waitress, Eddie Korbich A Gentleman's Guide to Love amp Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sal Viviano The Full Monty, The Life, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who has won fans across the length and breadth of Broadway with her starring roles in Matilda amp Dames at Sea, Tony Yazbeck Tony Award nominee for On the Town, Jenny Lee Stern Rocky The Musical amp Spamilton, and Mia Gerachis Jekyll amp Hyde performed at Broadway by the Year at Town Hall on March 26th at 8pm.
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Betsy Wolfe, Eddie Korbich & Sal Viviano Added To Broadway By The Year At Town Hall

Betsy Wolfe Falsettos, Waitress, Eddie Korbich A Gentleman's Guide to Love amp Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone amp Sal Viviano The Full Monty, The Life have been added to Broadway by the Year at Town Hall on March 26th at 8pm which will also star Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who has won fans across the length and breadth of Broadway with her starring roles in Matilda amp Dames at Sea, Tony Yazbeck Tony Award nominee for On the Town, Jenny Lee Stern Rocky The Musical amp Spamilton, and Mia Gerachis Jekyll amp Hyde.
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Steven Spielberg May Be Directing a Film about Iconic Composer Leonard Bernstein

Director Steven Spielberg already has two film projects set up now that he is finished with his film adaptation of Ready Player One. There's West Side Story, which he is currently casting for, and he is planning on directing Indiana Jones 5. Now he seems to be feeling out another film project that he might direct before West Side Story, which was supposed to be his next film.

Variety reported that last week, Spielberg held a secret table read for a new project with "some of [Hollywood’s] top talent." No names were given, though. That project is an untitled biopic about iconic composer Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein is best known for writing music for films such as On The Town, On The Waterfront, and his most well-known project is West Side Story. The composer died in 1990 at the age of 72.

I guess in preparing for West Side Story, the director got a little
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Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More Set for Broadway By The Year at Town Hall

Another all-star cast has been assembled for the second concert in this record-breaking 18th season of Town Hall's signature series,Broadway by the Year. After February's triumphant season opener, Town Hall's next concert on March 26th at 8pm will star Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who has won fans across the length and breadth of Broadway with her starring roles in Matilda amp Dames at Sea. She will be joined by Broadway favorites, Tony Yazbeck Tony Award nominee for On the Town and Emily Skinner Tony Award nominee for Side Show. In addition, the cast will star Jenny Lee Stern Rocky The Musical amp Spamilton, Brian Charles Rooney The Three-Penny Opera, Mia Gerachis Jekyll amp Hyde, and more stars soon to be announced
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Bill & Susan Hayes to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at Daytime Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today proudly announced that Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, stars of television, film and stage and Sid and Marty Krofft, two legendary television producers, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards this year during the Daytime Emmy® Awards. The Krofft Brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards which will take place on Friday, April 27th, 2018, while Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes will be celebrated on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards. Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California.

“I’ve been star-struck by the dynamic duo of Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes for decades,” said David Michaels, Svp, Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS. “The scope of their work across the television, film and stage landscape is amazing. Their continuing roles of almost 50 years on Days of our Lives,
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See James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron Stage 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Fame'

See James Corden, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron Stage 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Fame'
James Corden enlisted Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya for his latest installment of "Crosswalk the Musical" on Thursday's Late Late Show. The three guests – who star in The Greatest Showman, the upcoming film musical about circus pioneer P.T. Barnum – joined the host for a special New York City edition, performing highlights from On the Town, Guys and Dolls and Fame.

Corden reprised his role as an overbearing, idiotic theater troupe leader, guiding his cast through songs staged at a traffic light outside Ed Sullivan Theater. "It was only
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Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck Visits Broadway Buddies in The New World at Bucks County Playhouse

It was a reunion for two of the lead actors from Broadway's On the Town when Tony-nominee Tony Yazbeck visited New Hope, Pa to see Clyde Alves at Bucks County Playhouse. Alves plays the role of Tago in the world premiere of The New World , the musical comedy that is getting raves from critics. John Timpane of the Philadelphia Inquirer said With sneaky brilliance, beginning to end, The New World is fresh, funny, and fluid. Jean Brenner of Bucks County Herald said, Mark my words, The New World is headed to Broadway it's special, it's funny, it's delightfully entertaining.'
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Bww TV: Newsies Seizes the Day at Marriott Theatre

From the bustling streets of New York City at the turn of the 20th century comes the Tony Award-winning new American musical, Newsies, making headlines at the Marriott Theatre just in time for the holidays, running October 25 through December 31 with a press opening on Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an electrifying score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, Newsies is the ultimate story of courage and overcoming one's fears. Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez Marriott Theatre Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins brings his high-octane energy and brilliance to direct and choreograph the heartwarming piece, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.
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Photo Coverage: Jay Armstrong Johnson Gets Ready for a Not so Scary Halloween Party at Feinstein's/54 Below

Jay Armstrong Johnson's Not So Scary Halloween Party is back by popular demand after a sold out party in 2016. Conceived, written, and directed by Jay, and backed by an 8 piece band led by Rodney Bush, Jay will be joined by a slew of Broadway talent including Alysha Umphress On the Town, Major AttawayAladdin, Ben Fankhauser Newsies, Julia Mattison Godspell, Danny Quadrino Wicked, Kerstin Anderson Sound of Music, Katie Thomson Giant, and a cast of many more crazy and kooky characters. Get ready for an upbeat and eclectic set of tunes from Broadway to Jazz to Pop to Rock, and Come In Costume You might just win the costume contest. Throw back some of Winifred's Life Potion and order the fried chicken special made exclusively forJay's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and then party with the cast across the street at Characters after the 930pm performance.
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One Film, One New York

Have you heard about NYC's fun new free arts event? On September 13th they'll be playing one famous shot-in-and taking-place-in New York film, chosen by the public, all over the city in all five boroughs, at the public screening outdoor venues and in some theaters. The five options are The Wedding Banquet (1993), On the Town (1949), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), New York New York (1977) or Crooklyn (1994) and were selected by the film critics of the New York Times. You can vote on which one here but the best thing about it is whichever film wins, the public wins because they're all good films.

Where would your vote go? I'm still trying to decide on mine. I'm only sad that this date is during the Toronto International Film Festival so I'll have to miss it. *cries*
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New York City Wants Its Own Citizens to Pick Their Favorite NYC-Centric Film, From ‘Crooklyn’ to ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

New York City Wants Its Own Citizens to Pick Their Favorite NYC-Centric Film, From ‘Crooklyn’ to ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’
What is the quintessential New York City film? The city’s own Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is eager to know, and has launched a new citywide campaign — in tandem with the New York Times — to “unite New Yorkers around one great film.” The initiative, known as “One Film, One New York” is inspired by the success of its recent “One Book, One New York” campaign, which asked citizens to pick a favorite book to then “read together” as a city.

“We are thrilled to be launching this program to unite New Yorkers around one film, and provide the opportunity for all New Yorkers to watch it for free on the same night,” said Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin in an official statement. “Film has the power to bring people together and to spark a civic conversation. These five films all raise important themes in their respective genres,
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Jared Kushner’s New York Observer Lays Off Film Critic Rex Reed

Jared Kushner’s New York Observer Lays Off Film Critic Rex Reed
The New York Observer has laid off longtime film critic Rex Reed, in addition to several other members of its entertainment staff, in the latest cutbacks to the newspaper since owner Jared Kushner divested from the paper after the 2016 presidential election.

Reed was notified of the decision last week, he said, concluding a career at the paper that lasted more than 25 years. His last reviews, for “Alien: Covenant” and “Wakefield,” ran May 19. Reed’s editor at the Observer did not return a request for comment.

“The shocking truth is that the Observer has been going down the drain financially for quite some time,” Reed said via email, adding that he felt the future of the paper was thrown into doubt after investment banker Arthur Carter sold it to 25-year-old Kushner in 2006. The young mogul left the paper after his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, was elected President of the United States last fall.
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Scott Reviews Charles Vidor’s Cover Girl [Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review]

How did a film like Cover Girl slip away? When it was shown at the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2012, it was considered something of a discovery, with Robert Osborne frequently singling it out in pre-festival interviews and publicity as a must-see, which makes me feel a little better about having not heard of it at all before seeing it a few months prior at the New Beverly. But the film was immensely popular in its day. Its success instantly pulled Gene Kelly out of limbo at MGM, where he’d been assigned to a series of B-movies and rarely allowed to dance his own choreography, when he was even allowed to dance at all.

Columbia Pictures was not interested in placing such limitations on him. The film’s producer, composer Arthur Schwartz, must have known how lucky they were, because they gave Kelly immense control over its production, especially his dance numbers.
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Photo Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at Broadway By The Year's 1920s Edition

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello Parade, Scandalous, Mary Testa Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town, Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, with Beth Malone Fun Home and Jill Paice An American in Paris, starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld went backstage with the cast and you can check out photos below
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Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in Broadway By The Year

Tony Award nomineesCarolee Carmello Parade, Scandalous, Mary Testa Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town, Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, with Beth Malone Fun Home and Jill Paice An American in Paris, starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below
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Eye Say by Anne-Katrin Titze

Emma Stone shines with Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle's La La Land Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Take the opening number from Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles De Rochefort mixed with Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 and copy to Los Angeles. Put girls in traffic light-colored dresses that vaguely resemble those from Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly's On the Town. Add an introspective song, channeling Claudine Longet, from Blake Edwards' The Party - plus an elephant and mix in some Esther Williams underwater fun. Make a melody sound like the one given by Michel Legrand to Michel Piccoli's M Dame. Borrow from Fred Astaire: Sand Under Shoes in Mark Sandrich's Top Hat, A Fine Romance of George Stevens' Swing Time, and the lift in Charles Walters' The Belle Of New York. From Kelly: Seine dance, paintings coming to life, studio setting and It's Always Fair Weather - without the war.
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Exclusive Podcast: Broadway's Backbone with In Transit's Nicholas Ward

In Transit'sNicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in On The Town and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes himso congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.
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