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‘The Prom’ Trailer: The Glitz and Glamor of Broadway Fights Against Prejudice in Indiana

Even though the United States has made a lot of progress when it comes to giving members of the LGBTQ community the respect and equality they deserve, there are still plenty of places with small town mindsets who need a little push in the right direction. That’s exactly what happens in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix movie The Prom when a teenage girl (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) wants to bring her girlfriend (Ariana DeBose) to the prom in her small Indiana town, but the PTA board votes against it. Wh...
Tags: Movies, Drama, New York City, Indiana, Teen, Netflix, United States, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Midwest, Emma, Andrew Rannells


Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and Nelly Join Buddy Holly Biopic ‘Clear Lake’

Colin Hanks, Diane Guerrero, and hip-hop star Nelly are the latest to join the cast of Clear Lake, the upcoming biopic about the iconic 1950s musician Buddy Holly. Variety reports that Hanks, Guerrero, and Nelly have been added to the Clear Lake cast, joining Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor, who has been cast as the legendary musician. The film, directed by Bruce Beresford, will tell the story of how Holly and other musicians in the late 1950s “gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll.” Hanks, best known for...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Tesla, Elton John, Bruce Beresford, Diane Guerrero, Musical, True Story, Bmg, Raleigh, Holly, Richardson, Easley


Listen to Meryl Streep Rap in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’, and Despair

It’s been a very rough year. We’re almost at the end, folks, but if you thought we were going to make it to 2021 without having to hear Meryl Streep rap, you were sorely mistaken. Streep is one of the cast members of The Prom, Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar‘s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical, and as is par for the course with most stage-to-screen adaptations, there’s a new original song not featured in the Broadway production. It’s called ...
Tags: Movies, Indiana, Netflix, Meryl-Streep, Broadway, Michelle Obama, Musical, Ryan Murphy, Murphy, Tony, Anders, Streep, Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, The Prom, Chad Beguelin Bob Martin


Spike Lee Will Direct a Musical About Viagra (Yes, Really)

Spike Lee is always pushing forward, always evolving, and always doing interesting things as a storyteller. He has been making movies for more than 35 years, and now he’s about to attempt something he has never tried before: directing a full-blown narrative movie musical. In the wake of Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s American Utopia, the next Spike Lee joint will be a musical about an unexpected topic: the invention of Viagra. Deadline reports that Lee has co-written a Viagra musical w...
Tags: London, Movies, Chicago, Pfizer, Spike-Lee, Musical, Eone, David Byrne, Lee, Esquire, Vic, Spike Lee Joint, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Bill Lee, Heidi Rodewald, David Kushner


‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ Stage Musical with ‘Glee’ Star Matthew Morrison is Coming to NBC

Following in the footsteps of Peter Pan, Grease, A Christmas Story, Hairspray, and The Sound of Music, another stage musical is coming to network television this holiday season. This time, it’s an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!, inspired by the classic story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Glee star Matthew Morrison in the title role. TV Line has news on the Grinch musical TV production, which will air on NBC on Wednesday, December 9 at 8:00 P.M. ET. Unlike the previous...
Tags: UK, London, Television, Movies, Nbc, Broadway, Denis, Grinch, West End, Musical, Piazza, Max, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch, Morrison, NBC Entertainment


‘Molly and the Moon’: Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff Reunite in an Original Musical Film by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators

Love is an open door, and the Molly and the Moon is an open door for Frozen 2 co-stars Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff to play a couple in a musical once again — but this time, in live-action. An original musical from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, Molly and the Moon reunites the Frozen and Frozen 2 co-stars in a film inspired by a Thomas’ personal experience of having a baby born with a rare genetic disorder. We’ll finally get a duet between Bell and Groff, and...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Molly, Moon, Kate, Kristen-Bell, Musical, Bell, Thomas, Elliot, Jacobsen, Groff, Jonathan Groff, Harvey Mason, Nathan Larson


Musician Biopic Blitz! Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Movie Seems to Be On Hold; Wendell Pierce is Playing B.B. King; Alex Winter’s ‘Zappa’; Bee Gees Documentary

Musician biopics are nothing new, but we seem to be experiencing an explosion of them lately – primarily because they tend to be Oscar bait. The Academy just can’t resist going gaga over watching an actor slap on a wig and pretend to be a famous rock star. So it goes! There are a few different musician biopics and documentaries headed our way, and with them comes the following updates. Timothée Chalamet Bob Dylan Biopic On Hold?  James Mangold is set to direct a Bob Dylan biopic starring ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Bob Dylan, Musical, Lucasfilm, Frank Zappa, King, True Story, Gail Zappa, Kenan Thompson, Frank, Wendell Pierce, Dylan, Zappa, Pierce


‘Selena: The Series’ Trailer: A Tejano Star is Born in New Netflix Series

Get ready to bidi bidi bom bom your way to Netflix this December for Selena: The Series, the drama series adaptation of the life of Selena Quintanilla, the “Queen of Tejano Music” whose meteoric career was tragically cut short. Netflix has released the official Selena: The Series trailer, which you can watch (and groove to) below. Selena The Series Trailer After the major success of the 1997 Selena, which earned star Jennifer Lopez a Golden Globe nomination and launched the actress-sing...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Mexico, America, Netflix, Jennifer Lopez, Musical, True Story, Golden Globe, Corpus Christi, Lopez, Selena, Zamora, Selena Quintanilla


‘The Prom’ Trailer: Ryan Murphy Has a Full Blown Glitzy and Glamorous Musical Here

It’s been a little while since we had a full-blown musical on the big screen. Unfortunately, with studios still hesitant to send movie to theaters due to the coronavirus, that will probably be the case for a little while longer. But Netflix will help remedy that by sending Ryan Murphy‘s big adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom to limited theaters and their streaming library on the same day in December, and the first trailer has just arrived. Prepare for a lot of glitz and glamour, folks....
Tags: Hbo, Movies, New York City, Indiana, Teen, Netflix, Nicole-kidman, Meryl-Streep, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Murphy, Emma


‘Wicked’ Loses Another Director as Stephen Daldry Exits the Universal Adaptation

Wicked is having a tough time taking off. Universal’s long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit musical just lost another director with Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), who has exited the project after being attached to the film for a year. Deadline reports that Stephen Daldry has exited Universal’s Wicked, more than a year after the Billy Elliot director was announced to be helming the film. The outlet reports that Daldry parted ways amicably with the production aft...
Tags: London, Movies, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Rob Marshall, Stephen Daldry, Universal, Musical, Tom Hooper, Spielberg, Wicked, Schwartz, Platt, Billy Elliot, Stephen Schwartz


‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Trailer: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman Sing the Blues

There was already an air of reverence attached to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play, due to it being Chadwick Boseman‘s final feature film role. But the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom may only strengthen that reverence, as Boseman and star Viola Davis give knockout performances in the roles of an ambitious trumpet player and the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Watch the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer below. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom ...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, Chicago, Netflix, Stage, Davis, Movie Trailers, Musical, Wilson, Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman, Ma, Ma Rainey, August Wilson, Boseman


‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Trailer: A Teen Dreams of Being a Drag Queen in This Musical Adaptation

Over the weekend, the LGBTQ community celebrated National Coming Out Day, spreading awareness and encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people to “come out of the closet” and reveal who they really are. In honor of this special day, 20th Century Studios released the first trailer for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name about a 16-year old boy who dreams of being a drag queen, and it looks wonderful and fabulous. Everybody’s Ta...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, Teen, Movie Trailers, Musical, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Sharon Horgan, Jamie, Arnon Milchan, Sarah Lancashire, Dan Gillespie, Richard E Grant, Max Harwood, Disney/Pixar


‘The Prom’ First Look: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman Star in Ryan Murphy’s LGBTQ Musical

It’s going to be a night to remember, especially if Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden are involved in your high school prom. Streep, Kidman, Cordman, and other big-name stars are among the cast members in Ryan Murphy‘s feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated LGBTQ musical The Prom, which debuts on Netflix this December. See The Prom first look images. The Prom First Look It feels like Ryan Murphy has not stopped working since he signed his massive Netflix deal, churnin...
Tags: Images, Movies, New York City, Indiana, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Stage, Broadway, Musical, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Murphy, Tony, Emma


‘Selena: The Series’ Trailer: The Iconic Tejano Singer Gets the Netflix Series Treatment

In her short-lived career, Selena managed to become one of the most iconic Tejano singers in history, getting dubbed the “Queen of Tejano music” for her crossover success from Mexico to America. Even after her life was tragically cut short, Selena Quintanilla has managed to live on — in her beloved songs, in the Jennifer Lopez biopic that launched the actress to fame, and now in a new Netflix series that will bring her story to life once again. Selena The Series Trailer Selena: The Seri...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Mexico, America, Netflix, Jennifer Lopez, Musical, True Story, Corpus Christi, Lopez, Selena, Zamora, Selena Quintanilla, TV Trailer


Ready For New Netflix Holiday Movies? Well, Here They Come Anyway

Well, Merry Christmas, I guess! Even though it’s not even October yet, Netflix is getting the jump on the holiday season and releasing info on three upcoming Christmas-themed flicks: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Holidate, and Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. Two of these titles are musicals, one is a rom-com, and all three will attempt to put you in the holiday spirit even though life is an endless cavalcade of Boschian nightmares! Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Let’s kic...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Hugh Bonneville, America, Netflix, Dolly Parton, Jackson, John Lithgow, Musical, Santa, Tiffany Paulsen, Jenifer Lewis, Sloane, Debbie Allen, Frances Fisher, Christine Baranski


‘Black Widow’ and ‘West Side Story’ Delayed Until 2021 as Disney Shuffles Release Dates Once Again

Disney has pushed back its entire fall theatrical release schedule by several months, moving films like Marvel’s Black Widow and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story to 2021. Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, originally set to premiere in theaters in October 2020, has been pushed back to December, while 2021 films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals have been moved deeper into 2021. The only major fall film to keep its release date is Pixar’s Soul, which stays in its la...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Marvel, Disney, Black Widow, Musical, Kenneth Branagh, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Spielberg, Marvel Studios, Steven Spielberg, James Badge Dale, West Side Story, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar


‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Trailer: The Broadway Show Comes to HBO in October

After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s American Utopia stage show is coming to HBO Max in October. Recorded during its Broadway run at New York’s Hudson Theatre, the show is described as a “transformative musical experience” featuring David Byrne (former frontman for Talking Heads) and musicians from around the world as they rock out and celebrate human connection, self-evolution, and social justice.  Watc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, House, Stage, Broadway, Spike Lee, Movie Trailers, Musical, Janelle Monae, David Byrne, Byrne, Hudson Theatre, Ellen Kuras, Chris Evangelista, Daniel Freedman


‘Song Exploder’ Trailer: Award-Winning Musicians Break Down Their Songs Piece-By Piece

Making music can be magical and mystifying, especially for those of us who have no discernible musical talent whatsoever. But Netflix’s new documentary series Song Exploder, inspired by the podcast of the same name, will cut to the core of famous songs from award-winning and chart-topping musicians by having the creators break them down piece-by-piece. From the creation of melodies to the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics, Song Exploder looks at every facet of a song through in-d...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Alicia-Keys, Oscar, Musical, REM, Hamilton, Ty Dolla $ign, Song Exploder, Lin Manuel Miranda, Neville, TV Trailer, Hrishikesh Hirway, Alicia Keys REM Ty Dolla


Jessica Chastain is Heading to TV to Play a Country Music Legend in Paramount Network’s ‘George & Tammy’

Jessica Chastain is heading into unfamiliar territory: television. It will actually be doubly unfamiliar territory for the It: Chapter 2 actress, as Chastain will also be making her way into the country music scene, playing music legend Tammy Wynette in the upcoming Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network limited series, George & Tammy. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Chastain is set to play country music legend Tammy Wynette in a limited series called George & Tammy for Spectrum...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Television, Movies, Oscar, Cbs, Josh Brolin, Tammy, Musical, True Story, Jones, George, Jessica, Abe, George Jones, Chastain, Tammy Wynette


‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Review: Spike Lee Turns This Stage Show Into a Cinematic Celebration [TIFF 2020]

“Thanks for leaving your house,” David Byrne tells the audience at the start of David Byrne’s American Utopia. He couldn’t have realized it at the time, but the statement is surreal now. This is the opening night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, and many of us can’t leave our houses. I myself am covering the festival remotely, watching American Utopia in my house rather than somewhere nestled into Toronto. It’s not the last time the surreality will take hold, because ultimately,...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Toronto, America, Features, Movie Reviews, House, Stage, Broadway, Spike-Lee, Musical, Eric Garner, Janelle Monae, Hamilton, David Byrne, Lee


‘Over the Moon’ Music Video and Featurette Highlight Netflix’s New Animated Musical

Over the Moon, a new animated musical from Netflix, has not one but two different videos for you today, so consider yourself blessed. A making-of featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the production, while a music video features the first single from the flick, “Rocket to the Moon.” Watch both videos below ahead of the film’s October debut.  Over the Moon Music Video Above you can see the lyric video for “Rocket to the Moon” from the Over the Moon soundtrack, performed by Cathy Ang, and w...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Glen Keane, Musical, Video Clips, Sandra, Behind the Scenes Footage, Audrey Wells, Over the Moon, Gennie Rim, Cathy Ang, Peilin Chou Over the Moon, Christopher Curtis Marjorie Duffield Helen, Glen Keane Keane


‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Julianne Moore to Sing With Amy Adams in Movie Musical

A movie adaptation of the popular musical Dear Evan Hansen has been in the works since 2018, and its casting is really starting to ramp up. This past Friday, Oscar nominee Amy Adams was hired to play the mother of a dead teenager at the center of the story. Today, Oscar winner Julianne Moore is the latest person to join the Dear Evan Hansen cast. Learn about Moore’s role below. The Hollywood Reporter brings word about the latest bit of casting for the Dear Evan Hansen movie, which tells the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Julianne Moore, Casting, Broadway, Adaptation, Universal, Musical, Amy Adams, Heidi, Moore, Evan, Cynthia, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN


‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Adds Dear Amy Adams to Cast

The movie adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen just upped its star power by adding Amy Adams to the cast. Based on the Broadway musical, the movie also stars Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, and Amandla Stenberg, and follows an awkward teen who lies and says a fellow classmate who recently died by suicide was secretly his best friend. Adams will play the mother of the dead student. One day, Amy Adams will win an Oscar. Will it be for Best Supporting Actress for Dear Even Hansen? Maybe! Per THR, Adams ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Netflix, Universal, Connor, Musical, Amy-Adams, Amandla Stenberg, Adams, Platt, Tony, Hansen, Zoe, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN


‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical to Be Directed by ‘Black is King’ Helmer Blitz Bazawule

After serving as one of the directors of Beyoncé’s dazzling Disney+ visual album movie Black is King, director Blitz Bazawule has landed another big project. The Ghana-born filmmaker has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct the feature film adaptation of The Color Purple musical, which won the Tony Award for best musical revival in 2016. The Color Purple is making its way back to the big screen as a movie musical, and it now has one of the most promising rising directors set to helm it. On ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Beyonce, Drama, Georgia, Netflix, Stage, Broadway, Warner Bros, Musical, Alice Walker, Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Ghana, Warner Brothers, Blitz


‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Trailer: David Byrne and Spike Lee’s Concert Film is Not the Same As It Ever Was

David Byrne’s American Utopia is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime Broadway show experience that will not leave you the same as you ever were. But you can experience it on the small screen with Spike Lee‘s dazzling concert film, coming to HBO and HBO Max. Watch the David Byrne’s American Utopia trailer and let the days go by until its premiere this October. David Byrne’s American Utopia Trailer David Byrne‘s American Utopia took Broadway by storm last year with Byrne and his ensemble of en...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, House, Stage, Broadway, Spike-Lee, Movie Trailers, Musical, Hudson, Janelle Monae, David Byrne, Byrne, American Utopia, HBO Max, David Byrne's American Utopia, Spike Lee American Utopia


VOTD: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Cast Reunites Virtually with a Barden Bellas Music Video for Charity

If you thought Pitch Perfect 3 was the last time the Barden Bellas would get back together make some aca-awesome a cappella music with their mouths, think again. As the musical competition circuit announcers John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger (Elizabeth Banks) so succinctly put it, “It seems that not even a quarantine could keep them from harassing us with another musical performance.” The Barden Bellas from across all three of the Pitch Perfect movies have...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Beyonce, Anna-Kendrick, Universal, Pitch Perfect 2, Musical, Lebanon, Unicef, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect, Shelley Regner, Hana Mae Lee, Barden Bellas


I Want ‘My Shot’ (How Alexander Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda Made History)

Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy and hungry My Shot written by Lin-Manuel Miranda There’s a scene in Once Upon a Time  … in Hollywood where a young actress asks an older and fading actor who” reading a book,  “Where are you in the story?” It’s a question with a double […]
Tags: Hollywood, Filmmaking, Musical, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Screenwriting, Jeremy McCarter, I want song


A Broadway Musical About Princess Diana is Headed to Netflix, Could More Stage Productions Do the Same?

Hamilton was a massive hit for Disney+, bringing the Tony-winning musical into living rooms around the world. So with plenty of stage theaters still shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it only makes sense that streaming services would want to cash in on the desire to see more shows from the Broadway stage. Well, Netflix is the next streaming service to take the plunge by striking a deal to bring a new Broadway stage musical about the late Diana, Princess of Wales to their streaming libra...
Tags: New York, Movies, Wales, Disney, Netflix, Stage, Broadway, Princess Diana, Diana, Musical, Hamilton, Elizabeth, Tony, Diana Princess, Joe DiPietro, David Bryan


‘Hamilton’ Was a Huge Hit for Disney+ in July, Surprising No One

Hamilton is one of the biggest Broadway shows ever, so it makes sense that it’s also been a big hit on Disney+. The mouse house’s streaming service debuted Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical about Alexander Hamilton last month, and according to new data, it was three times bigger than anything streamed on Disney+ competitor Netflix. Variety is reporting that between Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon, Disney+ was the big streaming winner for July. And it’s all thanks to Hamilton. According to 7Par...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Broadway, Musical, Hulu, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Netflix Variety, Disney Netflix, Amazon Disney, Space Force, HBO Max, Netflix Hulu Disney


VOTD: Iceland’s Real Eurovision Song Contest Contestant Finally Plays “Jaja Ding Dong”

Ever since Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga debuted on Netflix, people have been making demands by shouting, “Play ‘Jaja Ding Dong!'” at the top of their lungs (or as loud as text allows them to be). It’s all inspired by one vocal fan who yells endlessly about wanting to hear the catchy tune sung by Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdóttir (Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams) as the band Fire Saga. But one person has earnestly received this demand more than anyone else since the rele...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, Rachel Mcadams, Iceland, Musical, Lol, Eurovision Song Contest, Video Of The Day, Daði Freyr, Lars Erickssong, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Jaja Ding Dong, Sigrit Ericksdóttir Will Ferrell, Husavik My Home Town