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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

AFM: FilmNation Boards Gloria Steinem Biopic With Julianne Moore (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

FilmNation Entertainment will sell international rights to “In the Glorias: A Life on the Road,” Variety has learned. The film is based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Stei…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

West End Hits ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Red’ Coming to Theaters Thanks to Trafalgar Releasing by Brent Lang

Theater fans don’t need to book passage across the pond in order to see West End favorites. On Wednesday, Trafalgar Releasing will begin rolling out its latest slate of hit London show…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tina Turner Musical Coming to Broadway by Brent Lang

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll wants to make Broadway part of her kingdom. “Tina,” a new musical based on the life and career of Tina Turner, will debut in New York City …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tony Goldwyn Joins Broadway’s ‘Network’ by Brent Lang

Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast of “Network.” The stage adaptation of the film classic is one of the year’s most hotly anticipated Broadway productions and boasts serious …

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Annette Bening, Tracy Letts Starring in ‘All My Sons’ on Broadway by Brent Lang

Annette Bening is returning to Broadway after 30 years to star opposite Tracy Letts in a new revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” The four-time Oscar nominee is no str…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Elisabeth Moss on ‘Her Smell’ and Why She Won’t Do a ‘Mad Men’ Reboot by Brent Lang

Elisabeth Moss puts it all out there as the strung-out rock star at the center of “Her Smell.” The Alex Ross Perry drama earned raves for the Emmy winner when it screened at this…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Toronto Film Festival: Big on Lady Gaga, Small on Deals by Brent Lang

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper got a standing ovation, Alfonso Cuaron brought audiences to tears, and Michael Moore revved up the crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival with a broad…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ruth Wilson, Pedro Pascal, Elizabeth Marvel Join Glenda Jackson in ‘King Lear’ on Broadway by Brent Lang

Ruth Wilson, Pedro Pascal, and Elizabeth Marvel are joining the cast of an upcoming Broadway production of “King Lear.” The show is highly anticipated because Oscar and recent To…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Tatiana Maslany Joins Bryan Cranston in ‘Network’ on Broadway by Brent Lang

Tatiana Maslany will join Bryan Cranston in “Network” when the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film opens on Broadway this fall. The “Orphan Black” star will pl…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Movie Theaters Can Co-Exist With Netflix, Filmmakers, Executives Argue by Brent Lang

Movie theaters don’t need to be locked in mortal conflict with Netflix, a panel of exhibitors, filmmakers and studio suits argued at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday. …

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Friday, August 31, 2018

‘Cats’ Lands December 2019 Release Date, ‘Wicked’ Delayed by Brent Lang

The Jellicle Ball will go down just in time for Christmas 2019. Universal Pictures and Working Title will release “Cats,” the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Broadway Dimming Lights to Honor Neil Simon by Brent Lang

Broadway will dim its lights in honor of Neil Simon. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, librettist, lyricist, producer, and theatre owner and operator died Sunday at the a…

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Broadway dimming lights to honor Neil Simon by Brent Lang

Broadway will dim its lights in honor of Neil Simon. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, librettist, lyricist, producer, and theatre owner and operator died Sunday at t…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Taps ‘School of Rock’ Broadway Star by Brent Lang

Alex Brightman will follow in Michael Keaton’s footsteps, assuming the title role in “Beetlejuice” on Broadway. It’s a familiar challenge for the Tony Award nominee. …

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Widows,’ ‘First Man’ by Brent Lang

“A Star is Born,” “First Man,” and “Widows” are among the awards-season hopefuls that will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas: Theater Chains Vie to Take Over Indie Film Landmark by Brent Lang

Dan Talbot, an exhibitor who brought arthouse films to the residents of New York’s Upper West Side, died last December at the age of 91, leaving a void in the cultural life of the neighbor…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glenda Jackson Bringing ‘King Lear’ to Broadway by Brent Lang

At 82 years old, Glenda Jackson shows no signs of slowing down. Fresh off her Tony Award winning triumph in “Three Tall Women,” the acting legend has already lined up her Broadwa…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Unveils New Season (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Vineyard Theatre, an off-Broadway venue best known for highlighting provocative new works that are often from emerging writers, has unveiled its 2018 to 2019 season. The non-profit’s s…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020 by Brent Lang

The King of Pop is hitting the Great White Way. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage announced Tuesday that they are developing a new stage musical inspired by the life of Mich…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Andrew Garfield, Laurie Metcalf Among Early Winners by Brent Lang

Andrew Garfield won the Tony Award for best leading actor in a play for his work as Prior Walter, the AIDS-stricken prophet at the center of “Angels in America.” In an emotional …

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Kerry Washington Returns to Broadway in ‘American Son’ by Brent Lang

Kerry Washington will return to Broadway to star in “American Son.” The “Scandal” star will be matched with Steven Pasquale, a stage veteran known for “Bridges …

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway With ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ by Brent Lang

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is currently the hottest ticket on the Great White Way. Now, Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who first portrayed the boy wizard, is following suit…

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Bruce Springsteen to Perform at Tony Awards by Brent Lang

CBS must be breathing a sigh of relief. That’s because Bruce Springsteen has agreed to take the stage at the Tony Awards on Sunday, injecting some genuine star power into the congenita…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

‘Secret Garden’ With Colin Firth Sells to Global Road by Brent Lang

Global Road Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to “The Secret Garden,” a big-screen adaptation of a much-loved children’s novel that inspired eve…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

AMC Chief Talks MoviePass, Saudi Arabia, and the Health of the Theater Business by Brent Lang

AMC chief Adam Aron believes the movie business is primed for a rebound and he’s sick of reading all the doom and gloom about the end of theatrical exhibition. Of course, he’s no…

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Saudi Arabia Getting First 4DX Theaters (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Saudi Arabia is getting its first 4DX movie theaters. South Korea-based CJ 4DPLEX has signed a new partnership with Cinemacity to open three locations in the country’s capital city, Riyadh…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

‘A Star Is Born’ CinemaCon Trailer Shows Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Singing Live by Brent Lang

Lady Gaga convinced Bradley Cooper to sing live for “A Star Is Born.” The pop star told the actor that is a pet peeve of her’s was watching actors lip-synch to pre-recorded…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Netflix and Byron Allen Could Be Getting Into the Movie Theater Business by Brent Lang

Landmark Theatres, a high-end chain known for its art-house offerings, has been quietly on the market for some time. But this week, two would-be buyers emerged as potential suitors: Netflix …

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal by Brent Lang

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production agreement with “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels and his company Broadway Video, Var…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Emily Blunt on ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ by Brent Lang

Emily Blunt knew immediately that John Krasinski needed to direct “A Quiet Place.” As soon as her husband finished describing the story, which centers on a family struggling to s…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Kenneth Lonergan Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios by Brent Lang

Kenneth Lonergan has closed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, the company behind his Oscar-winning “Manchester by the Sea.” The pact runs for two years and will cover direct…

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