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Check Out Blue Will Smith in New Aladdin Teaser!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check out blue Will Smith in new Aladdin teaser! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the Super Bowl spot for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, featuring our first look at a blue Will Smith as the Genie. Check out the Aladdin teaser below! RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek

First Official Look at Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First official look at Disney’s live-action Aladdin revealed! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first photos from director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The photos give us our first look at the main cast including Will Smith’s Genie wearing a newly designed costume quite different from the original animated film. Check out the photos below! (via Entertainment Weekly) RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = P...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Walt Disney Studios, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie, With Music From ‘La La Land’ Team, in the Works With ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Director

The award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the big screen. The musical, which features songs by La La Land and The Greatest Showman team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has been running on Broadway since 2016, and took home Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. Stephen Chbosky, director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the recent Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct. It was only a ma...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Stage, Broadway, Universal, Musical, Tom Hooper, Hamilton, Universal Pictures, Evan, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, Stephen Chbosky

Tony-Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen To Become a Feature Film

Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen to become a feature film The smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen will be adapted into a feature film. Per a report from Deadline, Universal Pictures bought the rights from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music and lyrics. Dear Evan Hansen tells a story exploring themes of teen suicide and mental illness, following a high schooler who’s plagued with social anxiety, eventually making up a story to befriend the family of a classmate of his who had c...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Jackman, Universal Pictures, Damien Chazelle, PAUL, Tony, Marc Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, EVAN HANSEN, Steven Levenson, Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, Movie News, Adam Siegel

Hugh Jackman Announces 2019 World Tour to Perform Songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’ & More

If you like the musical stylings of Hugh Jackman more than you like seeing him brandish claws as Wolverine, then we have some news that will absolutely thrill you. On The Today Show this morning, Hugh Jackman announced that he will embark on a world tour in 2019 with a new one-man musical show called The Man. The Music. The Show., where fans can see him perform songs from films like The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables, as well as songs from musicals like The Boy from Oz and Oklahoma. Hug...
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'Greatest Showman' Re-Imagined

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the songwriting producers behind "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack. They're here to share reimagined versions of those songs with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer.
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Listen: Secrets of the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Novel

A novel based on a Broadway show is a rare thing — but there’s one on the shelves now, thanks to the recently released young-adult adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen.” And fans of the musical, take note: There’s a lot in the book that you don’t see in the musical. “As this was an original […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Broadway, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN, Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen

Theater review: At the Ahmanson, a high school student finds forgiveness, seems forgettable, in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Evan Hansen struggles with social interaction, prefers to isolate himself and fears being judged by others. To varying degrees, so do we all, whether for a moment, a day or constantly. But Evan is a 17-year-old high-school senior raised by his mother for the past decade, and his social anxiety disorder seems relatively deep — deep enough for his mother to medicate him. Or is the problem with her? The anxious Evan starts talking too much (unfortunately common for many of us). Then he winds himsel...
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The Aladdin Trailer is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Aladdin trailer is here! Disney has released the first trailer for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin! Set to debut in theaters May 24, 2019, you can watch the Aladdin trailer in the player below! The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah, Anders

Will Smith Shares Aladdin Poster with Genie’s Lamp!

Will Smith shares Aladdin poster revealing Genie’s lamp Will Smith, who will be playing the iconic Genie character in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, has shared a new poster revealing Genie’s lamp and teasing that you should choose your wishes wisely. Smith shared the poster, which you can check out in the gallery below, on his Facebook, saying: “LEMME OUT! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!”  The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) a...
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Is Getting Reimagined with Kelly Clarkson, Panic! at the Disco & More

No matter how you felt about the quality of The Greatest Showman as a film, there’s no denying that the soundtrack is incredible. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Loren Allred (singing for Rebecca Ferguson) and Kaela Settle belted out the musical tunes of the circus-centric romance, but now the best-selling soundtrack is getting reimagined with some of the world’s top recording artists. The Greatest Showman Reimagined will take the hit songs from the Hollywood musical and gi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Musical, Rebecca Ferguson, 20th Century Fox, Atlantic Records, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Ty Dolla, Sara Bareilles, Jess Glynne, Missy Elliott, Craig David

Penn alum John Legend becomes first black man, youngest person to win EGOT

He beat out Ardmore's own Benj Pasek for the honor.
Tags: John Legend, Incidents, Penn, Ardmore, Benj Pasek

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Are an Emmy Win Shy of EGOT Status

If songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win the original music and lyrics Emmy for their song in “A Christmas Story Live!”, they will attain the elusive EGOT status: that is, winning the four biggest honors in show business (the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards). The two collaborators are nominated for “In the Market […]
Tags: News, Tony, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Emmy Awards, A Christmas Story Live, Music for Screens, Justin Paul Are

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Remake Gives Aladdin and Jasmine a New Duet, Along With a Whole New World of Original Songs

When we learned that La La Land and The Greatest Showman maestros Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were on board to pen new songs for Guy Ritchie‘s live-action remake of Aladdin, we knew were in for a whole new world of great music. But can they live up to the renown of Alan Menken‘s masterful songs for the 1992 animated film? Apparently, Pasek and Paul are eager to try. In their short careers, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-nominated songwriters Pasek and Paul have made a name for themselves as some of ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, John August, Musical, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Scott, PAUL, Variety, Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Howard Ashman

‘Aladdin’: Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Reveal Details of New Songs for Live-Action Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

If an Oscar, Tony and Grammy weren’t enough for Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, they can now say they’ve collaborated with musical legend Alan Menken. It was announced in July 2017 that the “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman” duo would be working with Menken on new songs for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action […]
Tags: News, Film, Disney, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Alan Menken, Aladdin, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Menken, Oscar Tony

Bruno Mars Scores Emmy Music Nod; John Legend, Pasek and Paul Could Win EGOTs

This year’s Emmy race in the music categories takes on greater interest because a win in the song category could instantly give songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul an EGOT, having already won Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. Pasek and Paul — whose “La La Land,” “Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen” songs have catapulted […]
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‘Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack: How 2018’s Biggest Album (So Far) Came to Be

No one expected the greatest show on earth to translate into the biggest-selling album on earth. Yet the “Greatest Showman” soundtrack hasn’t faced anything remotely competitive when it comes to the mantle for 2018’s top album, at the midway point… even if Drake is soon poised to overtake it. It’s sold about 1.1 million copies […]
Tags: News, Drake, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Greg Wells, Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman, Music for Screens, Songs for Screens

'Aladdin' composer Alan Menken saw star potential really early in Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in Ardmore's Benj Pasek, too

'Aladdin' composer Alan Menken spoke with us as his Broadway hit (one of many) was about to open at the Academy of Music - the first time it's been in Philadelphia. It runs through July 1.
Tags: Broadway, Philadelphia, Incidents, Ardmore, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alan Menken, Benj Pasek

Ardmore native Benj Pasek's 'Dear Evan Hansen' to get young adult novel treatment

The musical is based on an incident from Friends' Central, Pasek' alma mater.
Tags: Incidents, Ardmore, Benj Pasek, EVAN HANSEN

Music From ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ Spurs Movie Soundtrack Renaissance

If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit […]
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Upcoming 'Aladdin' reboot will feature music from Ardmore's Benj Pasek

Agrabah's corner stores might as well just go ahead and sell Tastykakes.
Tags: Incidents, Ardmore, Benj Pasek, Agrabah

‘Aladdin’ Will Feature Two Songs From ‘La La Land’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ Songwriting Duo

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won an Oscar last year for writing La La Land‘s “City of Stars,” and they were nominated at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony for their work on The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Though they went home empty-handed last night, losing to Coco‘s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Pasek and Paul revealed one heck of a consolation prize: they’ve written two brand new songs for Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Find out about the two Alad...
Tags: Coco, Comedy, Movies, Disney, Adaptation, Will Smith, Musical, Cw, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Jerry Goldsmith, PAUL, Alan Menken, Aladdin, Ritchie, Benj Pasek

Coco’s “Remember Me” Wins Best Original Song At The 2018 Oscars

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won Best Original Song at the 2018 Oscars tonight for "Remember Me" from the animated Pixar film Coco. Miguel, Gael García Bernal, and Natalia LaFourcade performed the song earlier in the ceremony. Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren and Common, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also … More »
Tags: Coco, Music, News, Oscars, Pixar, Robert Lopez, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Natalia Lafourcade, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Coco Miguel Gael García Bernal, Sufjan Stevens Mary J Blige Diane Warren

Keala Settle Praised for Powerful ‘This Is Me’ Oscar Performance

Although “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” didn’t win the Oscar for best original song, Keala Settle won the Internet’s praise for her powerful performance. Celebrities and fans of the Broadway actress took to Twitter to share their admiration for her performance and the song written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of “La […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Oscars, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman, Oscars 2018, Music for Screens, Songs for Screens

The Oscars 2018 Winners and Nominations

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Oscars 2018 winners and nominations Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second-straight year, the 90th Oscars telecast will air on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and will begin at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, a half hour earlier than the prior Oscars broadcast. The Oscars Pre-Show returns to give fans exclusive, insider access to all the excitement of the red carpet starting at 6:30pm EST/3:30pm PST. The 90-minute special features interviews with nominees, presenters and performers, and b...
Tags: Coco, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Washington, Aaron Sorkin, Russia, Israel, Sufjan Stevens, Hungary, Missouri, Chile, Richard Jenkins, Paul Thomas Anderson, Glen Keane

Which Oscar-nominated Philadelphians should you root for?

Kobe Bryant, Ardmore's Benj Pasek, and Margate's Scott Neustadter are all nominated
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All the songs from The Greatest Showman, ranked

Though its lackluster opening weekend led many to dismiss it as dead on arrival, The Greatest Showman has gone on to become one of the biggest surprise success stories in film history. Hugh Jackman’s gloriously over-the-top circus musical is now one of the highest grossing live-action movie musicals of all time and its soundtrack has been a consistent chart-topper. The film will make a victory lap at this Sunday’s Oscars with what’s sure to be a rousing performance of its nominated song “This Is...
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The /Film Crew’s 2018 Oscar Predictions

The 90th Academy Awards are this weekend and you know what that means. It’s time to fill our your prediction ballot, head to the Oscar party of your choosing, and win a bunch of money. Winning Oscar betting pools is a staple of film fandom. Embrace it! But before you fill out your ballot, you should consult some experts. And after you’ve done that, check out /Film’s 2018 Oscar predictions. 2018 Oscar Predictions Here’s how this works. Each member of the /Film staff filled out their own bal...
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2018 Oscar Musical Performers Include Common, Mary J. Blige & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 2018 Oscar musical performers include Common, Mary J. Blige & more! The 2018 Oscar musical performers include Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common. They will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network...
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Behind the Scene: How Pasek and Paul’s ‘Greatest Showman’ Anthem ‘This Is Me’ Became a Smash Hit

It’s been a good year for Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting and composing duo better known as Pasek and Paul. After landing an Academy Award for their song, “City of Dreams” from “La La Land,” co-written by composer Justin Hurwitz, the duo saw their Broadway smash “Dear Evan Hansen” take home six Tony […]
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