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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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First Date Opens in Chicago Tonight

First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg 'Gossip Girl' and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed. The musical comedy is produced by Jeanne McInerney and First Date, LLC, and will be directed by J.R. Rose, with musical direction by Elizabeth Doran and choreography by Becky DeDecker. At a rapid-fire 90 minutes, First Date features a stellar ensemble cast in this Chicago premiere at the Royal George Cabaret. The official opening is slated for tonight, Feb. 12, 2015.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Chicago Premiere of First Date

First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg 'Gossip Girl' and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed. The musical comedy is produced by Jeanne McInerney and First Date, LLC, and will be directed by J.R. Rose, with musical direction by Elizabeth Doran and choreography by Becky DeDecker. At a rapid-fire 90 minutes, First Date features a stellar ensemble cast in this Chicago premiere, currently in previews at the Royal George Cabaret. The official opening is slated for Feb. 12. Check out a first look below
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Bww TV: Watch Two Scenes from First Date's Chicago Premiere at the Royal George

First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg 'Gossip Girl' and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed. The musical comedy is produced by Jeanne McInerney and First Date, LLC, and will be directed by J.R. Rose, with musical direction by Elizabeth Doran and choreography by Becky DeDecker. At a rapid-fire 90 minutes, First Date features a stellar ensemble cast in this Chicago premiere, currently in previews at the Royal George Cabaret. The official opening is slated for Feb. 12. Click below to watch two numbers from the show
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Charlie Lubeck & Dana Parker to Lead Chicago Premiere of First Date in 2015

First Date, Broadway's new musical comedy about the most dangerous human endeavor in existence, the dreaded blind date previews at the Royal George Cabaret, 1641 North Halsted, Chicago previewing on Feb. 5 and opening Feb. 12 for a limited engagement. First Date features a book by Austin Winsberg 'Gossip Girl' and Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed.
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Modern Phantom Of The Opera Series To Bow At ABC

Musical television series have been a risky proposition for years, but the recent ratings success of projects like Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Nashville has certainly made network heads a little more bullish about ordering similar shows. Now, though, ABC is taking the exceptionally bold step on committing to an ambitious musical series that, if successful, will pave the way for even more small screen singing and dancing. Reteaming with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the network is eyeing a modern adaptation of Phantom of the Opera.

Similar to ABC’s Nashville, the “contemporary” adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s classic gothic novel will arrive as a drama with musical elements. Set in “the sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business,” the hour long scripted series will include a script by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, 17 Again).

The last time that Phantom of the Opera, an often-adapted work,
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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Drama From Marc Cherry Headed to ABC

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Drama From Marc Cherry Headed to ABC
ABC is developing a contemporary take on “The Phantom of the Opera” shepherded by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry.

The ABC Studios project is described as a drama with musical elements — it will be set in the modern-day music biz — but it is not a rendition of the Andrew Lloyd Webber tuner that has been a legit B.O. dynamo worldwide for nearly 30 years.

Cherry and his team are tapping the original 1909 novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted many times by Hollywood, most famously in the 1925 Lon Chaney starrer. Plot involves a ghost who haunts an opera house and helps a budding singer before jealousy gets the better of him.

The ABC rendition is billed as revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz and will incorporate musical moments into story lines in the same vein as the ABC drama “Nashville.”

Cherry is exec producing with Sabrina Wind
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The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?

The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?
There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and
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DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now

DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now
There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, more: Forrest Gump stars then & now

Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, more: Forrest Gump stars then & now
Tom Hanks recently enjoyed a reunion with two of his Forrest Gump co-stars, Gary Sinise and Mykelti Williamson.

The actor posted a picture of himself with Sinise and Williamson, who played Lieutenant Dan and Bubba respectively in the 1994 movie, on his Twitter.

"Hadn't seen these old friends for too long," he tweeted along with the photo.

As the classic heartfelt movie approaches its 20th anniversary, we take a look back at what the main stars of the drama have gone on to accomplish since.

Tom Hanks

Hanks gave a heartbreaking and poignant Academy Award-winning performance as the endearing Forrest Gump in Robert Zemeckis's drama.

The 57-year-old actor reunited with the film's director for the critically acclaimed Cast Away in 2000 and again for 2004's animated The Polar Express.

Hanks has since appeared in a long list of successful movies including Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile and The Da Vinci Code,
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'Harry Potter' on stage: Why it might be the last good thing

'Harry Potter' on stage: Why it might be the last good thing
If we were ever led to believe that our Harry Potter experience would end after the final page in the books or final frame in the films, recent history has proven otherwise. The years since J.K. Rowling’s devastating last pen stroke (or what I believed was her last) have since borne a decadence of extensions of the Potter realm, including three theme parks, a film spin-off, an encyclopedia, a pop-up museum tour, copious video games (several of the Lego variety), novel re-releases, and a sort of online interactive e-book kind of thing (does anybody really know what Pottermore is these days?
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'Angels Sing' review: Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton can't save off-key holiday musical

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An all-star cast of singers become actors for "Angels Sing," a wan little holiday film that manages to show a little heart once it finally gets going.

Harry Connick Jr. stars as an Austin, Texas, history professor who doesn't put much stock in Christmas. Michael is always angling to dodge doing both Thanksgiving and Christmas with his parents (Kris Kristofferson, Fionnula Flanagan) for reasons he's reluctant to tell his granny-loving son (Chandler Canterbury). His wife (Connie Britton) is understanding. 

Eventually, the kid finds out -- dad lost a brother over the holidays, years ago. Kind of ruined the day for him.

But Michael's ongoing house-hunting throws him in the path of this chuckling old man (Willie Nelson) with a McMansion for sale.

"How much, Mr. ... uuhhhh?"

"Call me 'Nick.'" 

They seal the deal and Michael finds himself with the showplace of Live Oak Lane, one of those Christmas-crazed corners
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Open Wide for Nothing Left to Fear's New UK Poster

News on the upcoming UK release of Slash-produced shocker Nothing Left to Fear is coming thick and fast right now so to follow up our recent look at the UK trailer for the flick, we also now have the UK poster for you in all its stretchy-mouthed glory.

From the Press Release:

The terrifying debut release from Slasher Films, Nothing Left to Fear is directed by Gore Verbinski protege Anthony Leonardi III. It stars Anne Heche ("Hung," "Everwood," Volcano), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place," Secondhand Lions) and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption, "Carnivale," Starship Troopers), coupled with a musical score composed by Nicholas O'Toole and Slash.

When opportunity knocks, a young down-on-their-luck family pack up their home and move halfway across the country to re-root themselves into an idyllic little town filled with hopes of a better life. What awaits them, however, is a tale of betrayal and evil
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Exclusive: The First Look at Nothing Left To Fear with a New Poster and Trailer

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Coming to DVD, Video on Demand and Download February 2014, we’ve got the brand new first look at Nothing Left To Fear which comes from Gore Verbinski’s protégé Anthony Leonardi III.

If you can’t wait until February, fear not as you’ll be able to see the movie first at the Film4 Frightfest All Nighter from October 26th. We’ve got the first look at the trailer and UK poster which can be seen below. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the comments below.

The terrifying debut release from Slasher Films Production; Nothing Left To Fear is directed by Gore Verbinski’s protege Anthony Leonardi III. Starring Anne Heche (Hung, Everwood, Volcano), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place, Secondhand Lions) and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption, Highlander, Starship Troopers). Coupled with a musical score composed by Nicholas O’Toole and Slash.

When opportunity knocks,
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New UK Trailer Shows Us There's Nothing Left to Fear

Produced by rock legend Slash, Anthony Leonardi III's demonic ditty Nothing Left to Fear is set to unleash the scares on UK DVD and digital distribution in February 2014. Ahead of the release, we have a brand new UK trailer to whet your appetite... for destruction. Ahem.

From the Press Release:

The terrifying debut release from Slasher Films Production, Nothing Left to Fear is directed by Gore Verbinski's protege Anthony Leonardi III. Starring Anne Heche ("Hung," "Everwood," Volcano), Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place," Secondhand Lions) and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption, "Carnivale," Starship Troopers), coupled with a musical score composed by Nicholas O'Toole and Slash.

When opportunity knocks, a young down-on-their-luck family packs up their home and moves halfway across the country to re-root themselves into an idyllic little town filled with hopes of a better life. What awaits them however is a tale of betrayal and evil beyond any of their worst nightmares.
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20 interesting films from one-time movie megastars

Odd List Greg Foster 18 Oct 2013 - 06:16

We look at 20 former A-list actors, and the interesting film choices they've made...

There comes a time in every A-list actor's life when they gather their thoughts and take a step back into smaller budget or more leftfield fare - and for a variety of reasons. They may want to work with a certain director or an emerging directing talent. They might be taken by a fantastic script. They might fancy a new artistic direction. They may even have a spiritual epiphany and decide to eschew Hollywood and all its decadent trappings, or they may simply just not have a choice, since the big roles have long since dried up for them.

The reason for this list then, is to look at some of those shining lights, the household names, and at the films they took up as proof of their artistic integrity.
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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Sept 28 - The Elvises of Honeymoon In Vegas, Jungle Book Does Breaking Bad and More!

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound production of Honeymoon In Vegas, The Fantasticks, 5th Avenue Theatre's Secondhand Lions, Top Hat, the Evita and Wicked national tours, The Most Happy Fella at Goodspeed, The Jungle Book anticipating the Breaking Bad finale, Soul Doctor channeling Pippin, and regional productions of Spamalot, Cats, Mary Stuart at Stratford and more
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Stage Tube: Watch 'You Have Brought Me Love' from 5th Avenue's Secondhand Lions

An all-star cast takes the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Below check out a sneak peek of 'You Have Brought Me Love'.
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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 21 - Goodspeed's Most Happy Fella Bares It All, Kinky Boots Preps for Broadway Flea and More!

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of Goodspeed's The Most Happy Fella baring it all, The Jungle Book at Huntington, Newsies, Kinky Boots showcasing its wares for the Broadway Flea Market, Motown, Chicago, Top Hat in the West End, The Wizard Of Oz on tour, Cats in Toronto, Honeymoon In Vegas prepping at Paper Mill, Soul Doctor, Secondhand Lions at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, The Fantasticks and more
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Photo Flash: First Look at Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Kendra Kassebaum, Johnny Rabe & More in Secondhand Lions at 5th Ave Theatre

An all-star cast takes the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in the celebrated organization's 15th new musical, Secondhand Lions. Based on the beloved film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Secondhand Lions springs to musical life in Seattle with a superbly talented cast of Broadway stars and Seattle musical theater actors. Check out a first look at the production shots below
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