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West Side Story Songwriter & Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91

The illumination of ghost lights shine a bit brighter but the sounds of a little night music play a bit quieter today, as at 91 years old, Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim has passed away. One of the most important figures of 20th-century musical theater, Sondheim is considered by many to have reinvented the American musical. He provided the lyrics for iconic shows like "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," as well as the music and lyrics for a slew of classics like "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way t...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, West End, Miranda, Hans Christian Andersen, Gypsy, Tony, Sondheim, Jonathan Larson, West Side Story, Dick Tracy, Oscar Hammerstein II, George Into the Woods


Hawkeye Showrunner Jonathan Igla Was Inspired By Mad Men And ... Hallmark Movies?

The first two episodes of "Hawkeye" are now streaming on Disney+, which means that we can probably expect no shortage of "Hawkeye"-related news in the coming weeks as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the movie and TV water cooler. MCU newcomer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), is front and center for the show's first episode, so much so that it almost plays like The Kate Bishop Show (not a bad thing, for fans of Steinfeld's Apple TV+ series, "Dickinson," which is also streaming ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Amc, Broadway, Manhattan, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jonathan, Matt, Matthew Weiner, Steve Rogers, MCU, Steinfeld


Listen To The Full Song From Hawkeye's Rogers: The Musical

If you've watched the first episode of "Hawkeye," Marvel's latest Disney+ offering, you've seen a bit of "Rogers: The Musical." Even if you've only checked out the trailer, you've seen a glimpse of it. In my former musical theatre world, it's been speculated on more than the plot of the show. I'm pretty sure it wasn't just my friends talking about it. If you're dying for more, we have great news for you — you can listen to the entire song. Sadly, there is no video of the whole thing on stage, bu...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Broadway, Avengers, Hawkeye, Rogers, Scott, Kevin, Natasha, Wittman, Mary Poppins, Clint, Kevin Feige


All The Hawkeye Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In The First Two Episodes

The first two episodes of "Hawkeye" are streaming now on Disney+, and just like every other project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are plenty of Easter eggs to behold. Since much of the show's underlying villainous plot is still kept under wraps, some of these Easter eggs just might hint at what "Hawkeye" is setting up for the future of the MCU. While one theory ties into the reveal of Kang the Conqueror at the end of "Loki," another theory speculates about the possibility of bringing i...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, America, Netflix, United States, Broadway, Kate, West Coast, Jack, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Jeff Bridges, Marvel Studios


Lin-Manuel Miranda Admits Movie Musicals Are Really Weird, But Knows How To Make It Work [Exclusive]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has no good reason to be nervous about writing songs for a Disney movie, but he is. For starters, this isn't his first go-round with the House of Mouse -- the actor-playwright previously penned songs for the Polynesian-focused tale "Moana" in 2016, earning him a best original song Oscar nomination for "How Far I'll Go." Two years later, Miranda would play the chimney-sweeping Jack in the musical sequel "Mary Poppins Returns," and in 2020 the Disney+ streaming service would pic...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Oscar, Broadway, Rob Marshall, Jack, Miranda, Hamilton, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins, Bob Fosse, John Chu, Hoai Tran Bui, Disney for Encanto


Encanto Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Animation Is The Perfect Medium For Musicals [Interview]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is just happy to have a seat at the table. What does it matter that he's won every major award except an Oscar, and has been heralded as one of the best musical talents of our time? It doesn't make it any less humbling for him to pen the songs for a Disney musical. Even if this is his second one."I had a wonderful time working on 'Moana,'" Miranda told me in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of "Encanto," the Colombia-set fantasy musical film coming to theaters this...
Tags: Movies, News, Mexico, Disney, Colombia, Broadway, Rob Marshall, John, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Miranda, Byron, Jared, Puerto Rico, Moana, Bobby


The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather."Paramount Pictures/"The Godfather" Insider ranked the best films of all time, based on Metacritic scores. They include recent Oscar winners "Moonlight" and "Parasite" and classics like "The Godfather" and "Citizen Kane." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. To find out which films have been the most critically acclaimed over time, Insider turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic for this ranking, which scores films by their composite critical reception. T...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Washington Post, Time, Disney, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bbc, Features, Ford, New York Times, Manchester


Hawkeye Review: Jeremy Renner And Hailee Steinfeld Are Superb In Marvel's Street-Level Superhero Series

More often than not, Hawkeye has been a punchline in Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is he one of only two members of the Avengers without superpowers, but his weapon of choice is a bow and arrow. However, in the pages of comics, Matt Fraction and David Aja revealed a new side to the archery-adept Avenger, and Marvel Studios is about to do the same by adapting their comic book run into the "Hawkeye" TV series coming to Disney+ on November 24.Based on the first two episo...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Television, Movies, New York City, Disney, Broadway, Brian, Kate, Jack, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Hailee Steinfeld, Bishop, Dad


Hawkeye Director Rhys Thomas Explains How SNL Prepared Him For Marvel Studios And More [Interview]

"Hawkeye" is nearly upon us, with the first two episodes of the Marvel Studios series arriving on Disney+ on November 24 this week. Before the series premieres, we spoke with director Rhys Thomas ("Documentary Now!") about stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with experience from "Saturday Night Live" helping him. In our discussion, Thomas reveals the lessons he learned at "SNL" that ultimately prepared him for working at Marvel Studios. Plus, we talk about creating "Rogers: The Musical" ...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Beyonce, News, Disney, Broadway, Jeremy, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Rogers, Douglas Adams, Thomas, Don, Matt, MCU


The Best TV Shows And Movies Coming To HBO Max In December 2021

Holy crap, it's almost December. Which means the year is almost over. Somehow. As we wrap up 2021, we're also about to say goodbye to the Warner Bros. plan to release their new movies both in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time. The last title to receive this presentation will be "The Matrix Resurrections." After that, it's back to theatrical exclusives! Unless WB changes their minds, which could happen. You never know. For now, though, prepare yourselves for the end of the year with the li...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, US, America, Muppets, Britain, Connecticut, Broadway, Manhattan, Santa Claus, Denmark


Spirited: Ryan Reynolds And Will Ferrell's Christmas Carol Musical Will Have Music By Dear Evan Hansen Songwriters

A few months ago, a TikTok trend emerged where people would sing each voice part of the Mika song "Grace Kelly" to prove their vocal range, and the sound would spin-off into its own trend as the backdrop to tell a story that would increasingly get weirder or wilder with every new moment. During the trend's peak, an unlikely duo appeared to take a crack at it, with Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell dueting the vocal parts of "Grace Kelly."Reynolds captioned the video with "Late to the Grace Kelly tr...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, America, Broadway, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Hamilton, Grace Kelly, PAUL, Dickens, Rodgers, Hammerstein, John Morris, Mika, Benj Pasek


Tick, Tick... BOOM! Star Robin De Jesús Knows What Makes A Good Movie Musical [Interview]

Robin de Jesús began his theatrical career in one of Broadway's longest running and most beloved shows: Jonathan Larson's "Rent." Just three years later, he was back on Broadway in Lin Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights." So you can imagine the joyous serendipity he would feel about a decade later, when Miranda decided to adapt the work of Jonathan Larson into a musical biopic. Who better to join the project than de Jesús, in what would become a wondrous full circle moment?Sure enough, Robin de Je...
Tags: Movies, News, Earth, Netflix, Broadway, Miranda, Taylor, Bed Stuy, Michael, Real Life, George, Andrew, Aaron, Jonathan, Jon, Jonathan Larson


West Side Story Featurette: Something's Coming

Could it be? Yes, it could. Somethin's comin', somethin' good ... if I can wait. This new featurette makes that last part seriously tricky, though. The release date for Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" is fast approaching — that's December 10, 2021, FYI — and now, just to make the wait that much harder for the rest of us, we have this lovely featurette. It's only a few minutes long, but it offers some beautiful behind-the-scenes looks at the production, including watching the cast tearfully ...
Tags: Movies, News


How Alexandra Shipp Spiced Up Her Tick, Tick... BOOM! Audition Tape [Interview]

Alexandra Shipp has come a long way since her "House of Anubis" days. After starring in the Nickelodeon teen soap opera, the actress delved deep into the film industry, appearing in everything from "Straight Outta Compton" to "Love, Simon." Marvel fans will recognize her as a young Storm from the Fox X-Men franchise but in her latest role, Shipp is showing off an entirely new superpower: singing. The triple threat performer recently joined an impressive roster of Broadway all-stars for Lin Manue...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Broadway, Alexandra Shipp, Nickelodeon, Steven, Susan, Andrew, Jonathan, Jon, Vanessa, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Hudgens, Larson


Movies Like La La Land You Really Need To Check Out

Damien Chazelle's third feature film, "La La Land," was a surprise to everybody, from critics to the audience, when it came out in 2016. Chazelle had never directed a mainstream musical before, and yet there he was, delivering what is now considered a masterpiece of the genre. "La La Land" follows two young artists in Los Angeles desperate for their big break: aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). While their first meeting puts them at odds with each other,...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Paris, John Goodman, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Jets, Christian, Ryan Gosling, Mia, Upper West Side, Detroit


Everything We Know About Disenchanted So Far

Life was different in the mid-2000s. Amy Adams was only starting to make a name for herself thanks to her Oscar-nominated turn in 2005's "Junebug," and outside of "Shrek" and its sequel, films rarely dared to make fun of Disney's animated princess fairy tale movies. Then came 2007's "Enchanted," a hybrid of live-action and animation featuring a star-making performance from Adams as Giselle, a comically wide-eyed young woman who gets pulled from the fantastical, animated realm of Andalasia into r...
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Jonathan Majors Has Charisma To Spare In An Excellent Saturday Night Live (And Taylor Swift Was There Too)

Jonathan Majors may not be a household name yet, but once he starts making waves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conqueror in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," everyone is going to know his name. In fact, a bunch of people probably learned who Majors is last night after he hosted "Saturday Night Live" alongside musical guest Taylor Swift, who brought a 10-minute performance of her extended track "All Too Well" to "Saturday Night Live" after the debut of her revamped album "Red (T...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Taylor Swift, Ted Cruz, Broadway, Britney Spears, Aidy Bryant, Jason Bateman, Taylor, Sherman, Cecily Strong, Pete Davidson, Thompson


Tick, Tick... BOOM! Writer Steven Levenson On Crafting A Love Letter To Musicals [Interview]

Before penning "Dear Evan Hansen," playwright Steven Levenson had never written a musical. His first stab at the job not only won him the 2017 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, but led to a Broadway hit that won six more Tonys and spawned a film adaptation (which he also wrote). The reception of said adaptation aside, there's no denying the talents of Levenson, who has continued making his mark in theater, TV and film. He served as writer and showrunner on the Emmy-award winning miniseries,...
Tags: Movies, News, Congress, Netflix, Broadway, Andrew Garfield, Hamilton, Times Square, George, Andrew, Sondheim, Jonathan, Jon, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Larson


Tick, Tick... BOOM! Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda Turns An Artist's Lament Into A Joyous Love Letter

You might not know his name, but you've heard his music. Jonathan Larson's "Rent" shaped the modern Broadway scene, popularizing the rock musical and becoming one of the longest-running shows on Broadway — something that Larson never got to see, having died at the young age of 35 on the day of the show's first Off-Broadway preview performance. It casts a pall of tragedy over Larson's legacy, as he became just another one of those artists who was gone too soon. But "Tick, Tick... BOOM!", Lin-Manu...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Manhattan, Andrew Garfield, Miranda, Garfield, Michael, Don, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Hudgens, Larson, Shipp, Steven Levenson


The Cowboy Bebop English Voice Cast Chat About The Show's Legacy [Interview]

The classic anime "Cowboy Bebop" is having another big moment in the pop culture zeitgeist. Not only is there a big-budget live-action adaptation coming from Netflix on November 19, 2021, but fans are discovering and re-discovering the anime series on streaming services. (You can watch all 26 episodes on Funimation, Hulu, and Netflix right now.) The series debuted in the U.S. in 2000, and the localization and dubbing are considered some of the best in anime history. Created by Shinichiro Watanab...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, News, US, America, Fox, Netflix, Broadway, Ed, Saban, Bandai, Steve, Wendy, Lee, Melissa


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Adaptations of children's books are having a big moment, with the recent announcement of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" and the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical based on Roald Dahl's "Matilda." Next year will also bring a film version of the popular children's book, "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile." Utilizing what will lik...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, New York City, Roald Dahl, Netflix, Broadway, Clifford, Don, Lyle, Gordon, Wu, Javier Bardem, Loretta, Primm, Dan Wilson, William Davies


Easter Eggs In Eternals You Might Have Missed

Watch out! Big spoilers for "Eternals" ahead.Easter eggs are the part of Easter most children remember. After all, it's fun to hunt for brightly-colored treasures. Cinematic Easter eggs function largely the same way. They're not essential to the plot, but they are treats for die-hard fans, who love to hunt for them while viewing and often begin discussing them as soon as the movie ends. But Easter eggs didn't begin as a game. As academic and historian Carole Levin tells Time, they were first eat...
Tags: Dane, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Superman, Dc Comics, America, Earth, Britain, Broadway, Reddit, Merlin, Thor, Thanos, Jack, Oscar Isaac, Wesley Snipes


Chris Columbus Would Love To Make Harry Potter And The Cursed Child With The Movie Cast

Chris Columbus directed the inaugural two Harry Potter movies, the first of which, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. He helped establish the franchise on film when the students of Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were all young kids. The main actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are all in their 30s now, which makes them about the same age as the adult versions of their characters in the stage play, "Harry Potter...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Broadway, Harry Potter, Harry, Johnny Depp, Rupert Grint, Harrison Ford, West End, Daniel Radcliffe, Columbus, Emma, J K Rowling, Dumbledore


How The Captain America Musical In The Hawkeye Series Came Together

Marvel's upcoming Disney+ series "Hawkeye" will allow us to spend a little more time with everyone's favorite bow and arrow specialist around the holidays. Unfortunately for Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), that means he won't be heading home for the holidays with his family as soon as he'd like. The superhero finds himself keeping an aspiring archer (and Hawkeye fangirl) named Kate Bishop out of harm's way when she inadvertently puts herself square in the sights of some dangerous people after comi...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, New York City, Disney, Broadway, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Hamilton, Rogers, Scott, Kevin, Wittman, Mary Poppins


The surprise of Broadway

A surprise to everyone but me. The current show at Circle in the Square is CHICKEN & BISCUITS.  And it’s a big success.  Here’s what so surprising about it to the Broadway... [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Broadway, Humor, Square, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine


The Color Purple: Release Date, Cast, And More

Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple" was turned into an Oscar-nominated film from director Steven Spielberg back in 1985. Then it became a Tony-nominated musical in 2006, followed by a celebrated revival in 2015. Now the two adaptations are coming together as one with Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment turning the musical into a movie, and we've got everything you need to know right here. The Color Purple Release Date And Where To Watch It The film adaptatio...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Disney, Georgia, BBC News, Broadway, Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg, Ghana, Black, Quincy Jones, Sofia, Tony, Warner Bros Pictures, Corey Hawkins, Cynthia Erivo


Classic Christmas Movies That Really Didn't Need Sequels

In some families, like mine for instance, watching Christmas movies is as much of a holiday tradition as opening presents, overeating, and arguing about current events after a few too many glasses of spiked hot chocolate. Christmas movies may hit their watchable peak once a year, but when just about everyone who celebrates the holiday is watching the same rotation of roughly 25 films, that seasonal peak allows a film to survive for generations. With this highly profitable surge in return viewing...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Chicago, Roger Ebert, Broadway, Beethoven, Santa Claus, Scarlett Johansson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks, Eddie, Arnold, Bad Santa, Rudolph


The 15 Best Marvel Netflix Characters Ranked

While the era of Netflix-created Marvel content is over, the characters keep living on in our hearts. The Twitter hashtag campaign #SaveDaredevil has been running strong for more than two years, with "Daredevil" star Charlie Cox promoting it during his 2020 run on Broadway alongside "Loki" star Tom Hiddleston in the Tony-nominated play "Betrayal."The glimpses of the multiverse in the first teases for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" keep the home fires alive for not just the return of Matt Murdock, but...
Tags: Twitter, New York, Television, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Ben Affleck, Karen, Netflix, Broadway, Anne Hathaway, David Tennant, Alfre Woodard, Sigourney Weaver, Marvel Comics, Tom Hiddleston, Ali


5 Things We Learned About Olaf Presents From Josh Gad And Crew

Olaf may not know what frozen things do in summer, but he sure knows his Disney stories and is ready to reenact them for all ages. "Olaf Presents" is a new series of short films featuring Olaf the Snowman -- the Josh Gad-voiced character from "Frozen" and Frozen 2" -- acting out the Disney animated features "The Little Mermaid," "Moana," "The Lion King," "Aladdin," and "Tangled." /Film attended a press conference for the new series featuring Olaf himself, Josh Gad, director Hyrum Osmond, and pro...
Tags: Television, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Broadway, Ariel, Anna, Maui, Josh, Don, Jen, Hyrum, Osmond, Aladdin, Rapunzel, Olaf


The Rosemary's Baby Controversy Explained

Five years before "The Exorcist" turned heads and had audiences puking in the aisles, there was another diabolical horror causing controversy due to its occult subject matter. Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby," based on Ira Levin's best-selling novel, upset the Catholic church, picked up a curse, became one of the top grossing films of 1968, and catapulted the Polish director to Hollywood stardom.The film stars Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, a handsome couple look...
Tags: UK, New York, Hollywood, Movies, John Lennon, United States, Broadway, Charles Manson, States, Roman Polanski, Bbfc, Baby, Castle, Robert Evans, Frank Sinatra, Paramount



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