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1974 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Elliott Gould, Joseph Bova, Trevor Howard, Edward Grover, John Lehne, James Noble, Lyndon Brook, Michael Lombard, Kay(m) Tornborg, Joy Garrett, John Stewart.

Cinematography: Petrus R. Schoömp

Film Editor: Norman Wanstall

Original Music: John Cameron

Written by John Gould from the novel by Algis Budrys

Produced by Barry Levinson

Directed by Jack Gold

Today’s filmgoers say they want more cerebral science fiction films, and some moviemakers make an effort to comply. This year’s Arrival is quite ambitious, and last year’s Ex Machina is as good as any sci-fi movie since 2001.

But back in the 1950s producers quickly discovered that the audience wanted little more than monsters and mounting disaster in their sci-fi. Although some wonderful work snuck through, killer robots and alien invaders became the norm. From the 1970s forward, even with Stanley Kubrick aboard,
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NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’ Adds Newcomer Maddie Baillio in Lead Role

NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’ Adds Newcomer Maddie Baillio in Lead Role
NBC’s upcoming “Hairspray Live” has cast newcomer Maddie Baillio as the show’s lead role of Tracy Turnblad, the network announced on Tuesday. Baillio, an accomplished singer and dancer from League City, Texas, with no professional theater experience, won the role at an open casting call attended by nearly 1,000 hopefuls. A sophomore at Marymount Manhattan College, she recently starred as Dracula in “Dracula, the Musical” and Winnifred in “Once Upon a Mattress” as part of the York Theatre Company’s musical theater training program. Also Read: NBC's 'Hairspray Live' Adds Martin Short, Derek Hough Baillio was named 2014 Great American
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Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74

Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74
2016 has not been an easy year for the entertainment industry, with icons like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and many more passing away over the past few months. Today we have word that the film and TV industry has lost another one of its own. Although this death actually happened at the very end of last year. Actress Beth Howland, who starred in the hit 1970s TV series Alice, passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 31, 2015.

The Associated Press broke the news of the actress' death, which was confirmed by her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. The late actress' husband revealed that there was no public announcement, funeral or memorial service, because "that was her choice." It isn't known how long the actress was suffering from lung cancer.

Beth Howland was born May 28, 1941 in Boston, and began her acting career at a fairly early age. After graduating from high school
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Photo Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s The Last Five Years

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015,American Conservatory TheaterA.C.T. presents a brand-new, fully staged production ofJason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, The Last Five Years, nowrunning through June 5, 2016. Under the direction ofMichael Berresse- with Musical Direction by Matt Castle - The Last Five Years starsMargo SeibertRocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company as Cathy andZak ResnickMamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress atTransport Group as Jamie. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair on stage below
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/11/16- Once Upon A Mattress

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage.
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Stage Tube: Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick Perform Pair of Songs from A.C.T.'s The Last Five Years!

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater A.C.T. presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, The Last Five Years, running May 11-June 5, 2016.Under the direction ofMichael Berresse-with Musical Direction by Matt CastleTHE Last Five Years starsMargo SeibertRocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company as Cathy andZak ResnickMamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress atTransport Group as Jamie -- with just a few days until the first curtain, A.C.T. has unveiled a pair of sneak peek performances
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Carol Burnett Remembers the Black-tie Baby Shower Lucille Ball Threw for Her: It Was 'the Funniest Thing'

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Carol Burnett Remembers the Black-tie Baby Shower Lucille Ball Threw for Her: It Was 'the Funniest Thing'
You've got some 'splainin to do! Saturday's Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award honoree Carol Burnett dished backstage on her hilarious relationship with beloved pal Lucille Ball. The comedian, 82, said the two "became very close friends," after meeting backstage at Burnett's off-Broadway show, Once Upon a Mattress"I peeked out of the curtains and there was this orange/red hair in the center," Burnett told reporters in the press room after the SAG Awards. "I was really nervous. After the show she came back to my funky little dressing room … She sat and talked to me for about 25 minutes, and she called me 'Kid.
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SAG Life Achievement Honoree Carol Burnett On Her Career and Giving Back

SAG Life Achievement Honoree Carol Burnett On Her Career and Giving Back
On Jan. 30, Carol Burnett will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award for her professional achievements and her humanitarianism. The legendary star of television, stage and film is acutely aware of the roots of both.

Show business held out an escape from the impoverished, chaotic, hotel room childhood she vividly depicted in bestselling memoir “One More Time,” and its stage adaptation “Hollywood Arms,” co-authored by her late daughter Carrie Hamilton.

The biz also allowed her to spread some sunshine around, though as she says, “not at first. We couldn’t give back because we had nothing to give. But once I started to make even mild salaries, I wanted to help other people, starting with members of my family and spreading out.”

Grandmother “Nanny” and Mama scorned young Carol’s pipe dream of attending college, let alone living the glamorous life of her beloved film stars. Yet the still-mysterious appearance of
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 12/19/15- Once Upon A Mattress

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Jackie Hoffman & More in Once Upon A Mattress!

Transport Grouppresents Once Upon a Mattress, starringJackie HoffmanOn the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nomineeJack CummingsIII, featuresJessica FontanaCinderella as Lady Larken,David Greenspan The Patsy as The King,Hunter Ryan HerdlickaA Little Night Music as The Minstrel,Cory LingnerOn the Town as The Jester,Zak ResnickPiece of My Heart as Sir Harry,Jay RogersHoward Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as The Wizard, andJason SweetTooth WilliamsThings to Ruin as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan,Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin,Sarah Killough,Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,andDoug Shapiro.
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23 years ago today, Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ opened in theaters

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23 years ago today, Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ opened in theaters
23 years ago today, Disney continued its renaissance with the release of “Aladdin,” and Abu, Aladdin, Jasmine, the magic carpet, and the Genie quickly found their way into Disney fans’ hearts. Part of an era for the House of Mouse that’s known as the Disney Renaissance, the movie that showed us a whole new world was released between 1991’s “Beauty and the Beast” and 1994’s “The Lion King.” It was the film that started the trend that continues to this day: Celebrities dominating voice acting in animated films. Before the late Robin Williams lent his winning energy to the Genie, voice acting was almost exclusively in the realm of people specifically trained to provide voices for animated characters. Though our favorite street rat-turned-prince got his name in the title, the Genie is the character audiences really responded to, and that continues today: He’s the most memorable part of the
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Bww TV: Jackie Hoffman Channels Her Inner Princess in Once Upon A Mattress Rehearsals- Watch a Sneak Peek!

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana Cinderella as Lady Larken, David Greenspan The Patsy as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka A Little Night Music as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner On the Town as The Jester, Zak Resnick Piece of My Heart as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams Things to Ruin as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro.BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for a special sneak peek below
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Photo Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room for Once Upon A Mattress- with Jackie Hoffman & More!

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana Cinderella as Lady Larken, David Greenspan The Patsy as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka A Little Night Music as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner On the Town as The Jester, Zak Resnick Piece of My Heart as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams Things to Ruin as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro.BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for a special sneak peek below
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Bww Interview: Santino Fontana Previews Monday's Crazy Ex-girlfriend Song & Dance; Discusses Why Show is 'Brave'

It's been quite a fall for one of Broadway's crowned princes. At the end of August, Santino Fontana finished filming the first season of Shades Of Blue, opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, which premieres on NBC on January 14th. Then, the next day, he married Jessica Hershberg, whom he met backstage at Birdland in 2011, both waiting to perform. The couple, who briefly overlapped as cast members in Rodgers amp Hammerstein's Cinderella, then headed to L.A. where Fontana began shooting the new musical comedy Crazy Ex-girlfriend. Hershberg, having adopted her married name, just recently headed back to New York to begin rehearsals for the Transport Group's production of Once Upon A Mattress, where she will star opposite Jackie Hoffman Lady Larkin and Princess Winnifred respectively.
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Photo Coverage: Go Inside the First Day Rehearsals for the Jackie Hoffman-Led Once Upon A Mattress

Transport Groupwill soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starringJackie HoffmanOn the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nomineeJack CummingsIII, features Jessica Fontana Cinderella as Lady Larken,David Greenspan The Patsy as The King,Hunter Ryan HerdlickaA Little Night Music as The Minstrel,Cory LingnerOn the Town as The Jester,Zak ResnickPiece of My Heart as Sir Harry,Jay RogersHoward Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as The Wizard, andJason SweetTooth WilliamsThings to Ruin as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan,Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin,Sarah Killough,Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,andDoug Shapiro.
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Freeze Frame: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's Once Upon A Mattress

Transport Groupwill soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starringJackie HoffmanOn the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nomineeJack CummingsIII, features Jessica Fontana Cinderella as Lady Larken,David Greenspan The Patsy as The King,Hunter Ryan HerdlickaA Little Night Music as The Minstrel,Cory LingnerOn the Town as The Jester,Zak ResnickPiece of My Heart as Sir Harry,Jay RogersHoward Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as The Wizard, andJason SweetTooth WilliamsThings to Ruin as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan,Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin,Sarah Killough,Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,andDoug Shapiro.The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below
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Bww TV: Once Upon A Mattress' Jackie Hoffman Isn't So Shy in Bryant Park!

Broadway in Bryan Park concluded its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. This week's line-up included performances from the casts ofSpring Awakening, Dames At Sea, Once Upon A Mattress, The King And I, and Daddy Long Legs.Below, watch as Once Upon a Mattress's Jackie Hoffman and Stanley Bahorek perform a sneak peek of 'Shy' and 'Many Moons Ago.'
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Bww TV: Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan Preview Two Songs from Daddy Long Legs!

Broadway in Bryan Park concluded its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. This week's line-up included performances from the casts ofSpring Awakening, Dames At Sea, Once Upon A Mattress, The King And I, and Daddy Long Legs.Below, watch as Daddy Long Legs' Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan perform a sneak peek of 'The Color of Your Eyes' and 'The Secret of Happiness.'
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Bww TV: King And I Tony Winner Brings Something Wonderful to Bryant Park!

Broadway in Bryan Park concluded its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. This week's line-up included performances from the casts ofSpring Awakening, Dames At Sea, Once Upon A Mattress, The King And I, and Daddy Long Legs.Below, watch as The King And I's Betsy Morgan, Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana perform 'Hello, Young Lovers,' 'A Puzzlement,' and 'Something Wonderful.'
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Bww TV: Danny Gardner and Lesli Margherita Perform Sneak Peek of Dames At Sea in Bryant Park!

Broadway in Bryan Park concluded its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. This week's line-up included performances from the casts ofSpring Awakening, Dames At Sea, Once Upon A Mattress, The King And I, and Daddy Long Legs.Below, watch as Dames At Sea's Danny Gardner and Lesli Margherita perform a sneak peek of 'Broadway Baby' and 'That Mister of Mine.'
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