Friday, June 11, 2021

‘In The Heights’ Soundtrack Album Reaches the Same Heights as the Movie by Jazz Tangcay

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s joyous celebration of the Washington Heights neighborhood, “In The Heights” has finally arrived on the big screen and HBO Max… and also Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Mu…

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From ‘In the Heights’ Sneakers to a ‘Hamilton’ Vinyl: The Best Broadway Swag For Your Favorite Theater Kid by Atingley4

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Katori Hall Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, George Floyd Videographer Darnella Frazier Receives Special Citation by Cynthia Littleton

Playwright Katori Hall has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her comedy “The Hot Wing King.” The organization behind journalism’s most prestigious honor also bestowed a special cita…

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Frameline Film Fest Sets ‘In the Heights,’ ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ for ‘Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park’ by Angelique Jackson

Forget “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” because on June 11 and 12, audiences at the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park will be singing a different tune, as the Frameline Film Fest takes …

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Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Will Anthony Ramos Get a Boost From ‘In the Heights’ for the Emmys? by Clayton Davis

Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the …

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘After Life’ Review: London Stage Adaptation is a Fascinating Idea That Never Comes Alive as Drama by Gordon Cox

Remembrance of things past is not just a preoccupation of Proust. From King Lear’s terrifying fear of losing his mind to Pinter’s interlocked threesome in “Old Times” hotly contestin…

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‘In the Heights’ Music Producers Tell How the Songs Transitioned from Stage to Screen by Jon Burlingame

“In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tale of the immigrant community of New York’s Washington Heights, will be released on Friday. Its four Tony Awards for the original Broadway sh…

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Movie Theater Owners Call for Immediate Access to Funds for Shuttered Venues by Rebecca Rubin

In December, the Small Business Administration set up a $16.1 billion fund to provide eligible movie theaters, live venue operators and performing arts organizations with grants that could h…

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‘Girls5eva’ Helps Peacock Cement Its Brand as the Go-To Place for Smart, Female-Focused Comedy by Caroline Framke

There’s rarely been a TV moment as purely joyous, strange and poignant as the final scene of “Girls5eva,” Peacock’s new comedy about a ‘90s girl group reuniting 20 years later to r…

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Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Broadway’ Return, New Music With Killers and John Mellencamp, and 2022 Tour? by Jem Aswad

Bruce Springsteen is getting back to work this summer, playing a big role in Broadway’s return by bringing back his $108-million-grossing “Springsteen on Broadway” for the entire summe…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Premiering ‘In the Heights’ in Washington Heights: ‘You Can Hear the Mister Softee Truck as We Speak’ by Marc Malkin

The Tribeca Festival screening of “In the Heights” on Wednesday was the first major movie event to take place in New York City since the COVID-19 pandemic. And what a celebration it was.…

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Juilliard Black Alumni Association Calls On Board of Trustees To Take Action by Antonio Ferme

The Juilliard Black Alumni Association (JBAA) outlined its mission statement and the steps it hopes the school will institute in order to create a more equitable conservatory in a letter sen…

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‘Pose’ Rewrites Queer Tropes to Score Tens Across the Board by Flavio Gomez

From the strength and hope that consistently spring from Mj Rodriguez’s Blanca to the heartbreaking sacrifice of Billy Porter’s Pray Tell, the final season of FX’s “Pose” reaffirms…

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Nicole Kidman Reveals Lucille Ball Biopic Isn’t a Remake of ‘I Love Lucy,’ Will Tackle Serious Themes by Ramin Setoodeh

As far as the internet is concerned, Nicole Kidman must be practicing how to scheme with Ethel and gulping mouthfuls of vitameatavegamin as Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic about the star …

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Sutton Foster Breaks Down the Love Triangle and Surprise Ending of ‘Younger’ Series Finale by Elizabeth Wagmeister

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series finale of “Younger,” streaming now on Paramount Plus and Hulu. Team Charles or Team Josh? After seven seasons, “Younge…

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‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Shows Off Singing Chops in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Film by Ethan Shanfeld

Netflix has released the first trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature film directorial debut, “Tick, Tick…Boom!,” starring Andrew Garfield. Staying true to the film’s title, its …

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How ‘In The Heights’ Production Designer Nelson Coates Constructed the Neighborhood by Jazz Tangcay

“In the Heights” production designer Nelson Coates had an important task from Lin-Manuel Miranda: The bodegas for the film adaptation of the stage show needed to be located east of Broad…

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Inside ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Boss Austin Winsberg’s Pop Culture Heavy Home Office by Danielle Turchiano

Austin Winsberg got used to traveling from his California based writers’ room for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” to its Canadian set during the first sea – son of the NBC musical …

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‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Canceled at NBC After Two Seasons by Joseph Otterson

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has been canceled after two seasons at NBC, Variety has learned. According to sources, there had been talks about moving the musical dramedy series to …

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Live Nation President: ‘We’re Just Seeing Massive, Pent-Up Demand for Concerts’ by Haley Bosselman

The return of live music is bolstering the pockets of the world’s leading live entertainment company. “It feels so good to be where we’re at now. We’re just seeing massive, pent-up …

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Jeff Daniels Returning to Broadway in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Brent Lang

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will resume performances on Broadway on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Shubert Theatre with Jeff Daniels reprising his role as At…

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

‘In the Heights’: Daphne Rubin-Vega Talks Playing a Queer Character and Recalls Starring in ‘Rent’ 25 Years Ago by Marc Malkin

Daphne Rubin-Vega’s face may be on an “In the Heights” billboard on 41st Street in Times Square, but her son isn’t so impressed. “He is 16, so I am not the coolest person at all on…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Defies Possible Delay in Fully Reopening U.K. Theaters: ‘Come to the Theater and Arrest Us’ by Naman Ramachandran

Super-producer and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is prepared to defy the U.K. government if there is any delay in theaters expanding to 100% seating capacity on June 21. While the date is the…

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Foo Fighters to Ring Concerts Back In at Madison Square Garden With 100% Capacity June Show by Chris Willman

Dave Grohl is determined to be at the forefront of some post-quarantine firsts. Foo Fighters played the first Los Angeles stadium show of the pandemic era, with a closing set at the filming …

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Westbrook Studios, Freddy Wexler, Kwame Kwei-Armah Team on Movie Musical ‘Soul Superhero’ by Brent Lang

Westbrook Studios is partnering with songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler on “Soul Superhero,” a new live action musical fantasy film. The film is the story of a young Black girl who te…

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MTV VMAs Return to New York – in Person – in September by Ethan Shanfeld

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will return this year for an in-person show on Sept. 12, airing live from the Barclays Center in New York City. No performers have been revealed yet, but ac…

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‘In the Heights’: The Cuts, the Updates, the Ropa Vieja by Gordon Cox

For the creators of the Tony-winning Broadway musical “In the Heights,” the new, big-budget movie version wasn’t just a chance to go big with splashy song-and-dance numbers. It was als…

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Tina Fey Cracks Scott Rudin Joke, Jane Krakowski Covers Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland During Roundabout Theatre Gala by Marc Malkin

It may not have been a full Broadway production, but the Roundabout Theatre Company nonetheless knows how to welcome live theater back to New York City. The 56-year-old performing arts organ…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

‘In the Heights’ Cinematographer Alice Brooks on Capturing the Film’s Stunning Reflection Shot by Jazz Tangcay

While filming Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights” (out in theaters and HBO Max on Friday) cinematographer Alice Brooks fell in love with “the people, the smells, the sounds and the taste o…

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Peacock Unveils ‘Girls5Eva’ FYC Campaign, Including Effort to Support Local L.A. Music Venues (EXCLUSIVE) by Varietyschneider

Peacock has unveiled a “Girls5eva” Emmy FYC plan that includes sending a karaoke bus around the streets of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, and also taking over the marquees of two landma…

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Britney, One More Time by Flavio Gomez

“The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears” portrays the pop icon’s life and fame through a modern lens. For the last 13 years, Britney Spears has been locked away in a metap…

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