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Great Scott! That ‘Back to the Future’ Musical is Finally Happening, Will Open in London Next Year

We’ve been hearing rumblings about a Back to the Future musical for about seven years, but after a long wait, the show has finally ramped up to 88 mph and is ready to make its debut. Robert Zemeckis, the film’s co-writer/director, and Bob Gale, its co-writer/producer, are still involved in this musical, as is the movie’s composer, Alan Silvestri. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming stage show. Back to the Future Musical Playbill.com reports that Back to the Future: The Musical will...
Tags: Comedy, London, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Adaptation, Musical, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly, Alan Silvestri, Gale, Dobson, Marty, Manchester Opera House, Silvestri


The ‘Cats’ Movie Sent Taylor Swift to Cat School

None of us has seen a single frame of the Cats movie, but the film community seems obsessed with the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical – for all the wrong reasons. Rather than have the actors dress up in cat costumes like the musical, the movie is employing tech to digitally turn the cast into realistic-looking cat-people. It’s either going to look really good, or really bad. Pop icon Taylor Swift, one of the stars of the movie, recently revealed that to prepare for her part, she ha...
Tags: Movies, Taylor Swift, Cats, Musical, Tom Hooper


I’ve Heard That Song Before: Reflecting on ‘Glee’ as It Turns 10

It seems to me I’ve heard that song before /  It’s from an old familiar score /  I know it well, that melody /  It’s funny how a theme recalls a favorite dream /  A dream that brought you so close to me /  I know each word because I’ve heard that song before – music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn In high school, I was a Kurt. Or, at least, I would have been in a more precise way if my school had been big enough. I was a bit fey , not yet out, so opinionated that my art teacher ...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Features, Chicago, Fox, Naya Rivera, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Salvador Dalí, Marley, Glee, Musical, Neil Patrick Harris, Vox, Ryan Murphy


Disney to Reboot ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Broadway

It’s a tale as old as time that Disney can’t get enough of rebooting its wildly popular properties on the screen and on the stage. Disney Theatrical is developing a revival of the Broadway musical that kicked off the 25-year era of the stageplay subsidiary of the House of Mouse: Beauty and the Beast. The new Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical will be a retelling of the classic story but with some key changes that brings this age-old tale to an all-new audience. Disney Theatrical chief Tho...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, Musical, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Tim Rice, Schumacher, Linda Woolverton, Ashman, Disney/Pixar, Thomas Schumacher, Disney Theatrical, Annie Beauty, Alan Menken Howard Ashman


‘Rocketman’ Music Video: Taron Egerton Sings! (Unlike Some Other Biopic Actors)

More often than not, when an actor takes on the role of an iconic singer, they lip-sync rather than belting out the tunes themselves. Not Taron Egerton, though. The Kingsman actor is portraying Elton John in the movie Rocketman, and rather than have John’s famous voice dubbed in, Egerton does all the singing himself. And he sounds great! Does he sound like Elton John? Not really. But his voice is just similar enough to work. A new Rocketman music video has Egerton performing the Elton John song...
Tags: Movies, Elton John, John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Elton, True Story, Kingsman, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Egerton, Rocketman, Reginald Dwight, Elton John Egerton, Jamie Bell Richard Madden


‘Rocketman’ Burning Out His Fuse a Little Early with Fandango’s VIP Advance Screenings

Rocketman isn’t slated to hit theaters until the end of May, but if you’re a member of the free-to-join rewards program Fandango VIP, the movie ticket service will let you see the musical Elton John biopic a couple weeks early through their Early Access Screening program. Find out more about the Rocketman early screenings below. Fandango sent out a press release this morning announcing the Rocketman early screenings happening on May 18 (a few days after it premieres at the Cannes Film Festiva...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Events, United States, Elton John, Secret Service, Musical, Cannes film festival, Paramount Pictures, Elton, True Story, Fandango, Lee Hall, Taron Egerton, John Reid, Dexter Fletcher


‘Blinded by the Light’ Trailer: One Teen Lets the Music of Bruce Springsteen Guide the Way

Even though the summer is chock-full of blockbusters, there are some indie treasures that will be vying for your attention this season, and one of them was quite the sensation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, the film Blinded by the Light tells the true story of how one Pakistani British teen (newcomer Viveik Kalra in a breakthrough performance) takes solace in the inspirational tunes of Bruce Springsteen. Cla...
Tags: Comedy, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Drama, Teen, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, Warner Brothers, Beckham, Sarfraz Manzoor, Hayley Atwell, Springsteen, Gurinder Chadha, Javed, Luton England


Jennifer Garner Heads to Fantasy Camp for STX

Jennifer Garner heads to Fantasy Camp for STX Per Deadline, Jennifer Garner has signed on to star in the musical comedy Fantasy Camp, which follows a failed junior high school drama teacher (Garner) who faces her fears and pursues her dreams while attending a Broadway performing arts camp for adults. RELATED: Maude Apatow Joins Pete Davidson-Judd Apatow Comedy PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Amy Schumer, Broadway, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell, Musical, Garner, Movie News, Jennifer Gardner, STX, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Maude Apatow, Fantasy Camp, Pete Davidson Judd Apatow


‘Sing Street’ is Becoming a Stage Musical From the Team Behind ‘Once’

Sing Street may be the great underrated film of this decade. The scrappy little musical dramedy from Once director John Carney flew under the radar when it was released in 2016, despite its all-time great ’80s-inspired soundtrack and sweet coming-of-age story. But it could soon live on in more than just the hearts of the dozens of cinephiles who champion it, and find a new life as a stage musical. A Sing Street musical is coming to Off Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop, developed by the team...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, Oscar, Broadway, Adaptation, Carney, Dublin, Musical, Enda Walsh, Walsh, Tony, Conor, John-Carney, New York Theatre Workshop, Sing Street, Gary Clark


‘Almost Famous’ Musical Will Premiere in San Diego This Fall

Cameron Crowe‘s Almost Famous will jump from screen to stage this fall, as an Almost Famous musical heads to San Diego. Based on Crowe’s acclaimed 2000 film about a teen journalist on assignment with an up-and-coming rock band, the new musical will feature music by Tom Kitt, with lyrics by Kitt and Crowe. More on Almost Famous: The Musical below. Almost Famous It’s been almost 20 years since Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous enchanted everyone (except me), and now the rock drama is headed t...
Tags: Movies, Dave, Stage, Elton John, San Diego, William, Musical, Rolling Stone, Cameron-Crowe, Hamilton, Crowe, Stillwater, Lin Manuel Miranda, Kitt, Tom Kitt, Old Globe


New ‘Aladdin’ TV Spot Explains the Basics of Wishing as Advance Tickets Go on Sale

Now that Avengers: Endgame is in theaters, Disney has moved on to promoting their next big summer release, whether you wished for it or not. Aladdin is giving the classic 1992 animated film from Walt Disney the live-action treatment. While the excitement surrounding this particular adaptation doesn’t seem to be quite as high as Beauty and the Beast before it, or even the upcoming remake of The Lion King, the time has come for Disney to start making the full push to get butts in the seats. A new...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, John August, Will-Smith, Musical, Walt Disney, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Fandango, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Agrabah, Billy Magnussen


TV Bits: ‘Good Omens’, ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Brave New World’, ‘Utopia’

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens. Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series. Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood. Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series. John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia. In the words of @NeilHimself, this behind-the-scenes look proves that the making of #GoodOmens was even madder than you can imagine. pic.twitter.com/BimbtimWAU — Good Omens (@GoodOmensPri...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Western, Neil Gaiman, Sci-fi, America, Adaptation, Timothy Olyphant, Utopia, Nick Offerman, John, Soma, Oklahoma, Musical


‘In The Heights’ Movie Cast Now Includes Stephanie Beatriz, Jimmy Smits and More

The In the Heights movie cast continues to grow, as Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu sets out to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical to the big screen. Jimmy Smits, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz, and several other actors have been added in the past few days. Hamilton veteran Anthony Ramos stars in the movie, which is based on Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical. *Taps ?*Bueno, you didn’t hear it from me,But some little birdie told me…@VegaRubin IS [email protected]
Tags: Movies, Casting, Washington, Broadway, Manhattan, Musical, Miranda, Stanford University, Hamilton, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Benny, Vanessa, Carla, Nina, Dascha Polanco


‘The Prom’ Broadway Musical is Getting a Netflix Movie Adaptation From Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy can’t get enough of those high school musicals. After starting a minor phenomenon with his fun but flawed Fox series Glee, Murphy is returning to those hallowed halls of high school to get ready for The Prom. The hit Broadway musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin) is getting turned into a movie, with Murphy set to develop the project as part of his multi-year deal with Netflix. No one wants to go back t...
Tags: Movies, Indiana, Fox, Teen, Netflix, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Murphy, Tony, Tony Award, Longacre Theatre, Casey Nicholaw


‘Grease’ Prequel ‘Summer Loving’ Gearing Up at Paramount with Writer John August

41 years after the mega-popular musical Grease first cruised into theaters and 37 years after its sequel debuted, a Grease prequel is in development at Paramount Pictures. John August (Big Fish, Go) is writing the screenplay, which will focus on the initial meeting between the slick, leather-jacket-clad “greaser” Danny Zuko (played by John Travolta in the original) and the innocent high school student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John). The big question, of course, is why does a prequel about th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, John-August, Musical, Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, John Travolta, Grease, Sandy, Danny Zuko, Hollywood Reporter, Danny, Henson, Pink Ladies, Prequel


‘Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé’ Trailer: Netflix Offers a Front-Row Seat to Beyoncé’s Revolutionary Coachella Performance

If you couldn’t afford one of those pricey tickets to Coachella to see Beyoncé make history, fear not: the Queen is coming home. In less than two weeks, you can get a front-row experience to Beyoncé’s ode to black excellence with Netflix’s concert documentary Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce, which follows the artist from preparation to performance of a historic show that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities. Watch the trailer below. Homecoming A Film By Beyonc...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Documentary, America, Netflix, Coachella, Movie Trailers, Musical, Black, Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Beyonce Trailer Beyoncé


The 15 Best ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songs, Ranked

The underrated comedic masterpiece that is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be singing its final aria today on the CW in a two-hour series finale and live show that will cap off one of the sharpest, funniest, and most profound comedies on TV today. Created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend never got the audience it deserved because of its cringeworthy title, but in its four seasons on the air, it delivered a madcap and maddeningly perceptive depiction of mental illness throug...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Romance, Features, Chicago, Rebecca, Ed Sheeran, Aclu, Broadway, Marilyn Monroe, Wisconsin, The Cw, Musical, Bobby Brown, Costco


‘The Eddy’, Damien Chazelle’s Musical Netflix Series, Casts André Holland in the Lead

Sooner or later, everyone goes to Netflix. Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land and First Man, is developing the new musical series The Eddy for the streaming service, and he’s just found his leading man. André Holland will star as the owner of a failing jazz club in Paris. Chazelle will executive produce the series, and direct the first two episodes, marking his first foray into TV. The moment we all learned Damien Chazelle was making a musical series for Netflix, we assumed it would inv...
Tags: New York, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Paris, Holland, Alan, Musical, Damien Chazelle, Elliot, Jack Thorne, La La Land, Andre Holland, Chazelle, Glen Ballard, The Eddy


‘Rocketman’ Footage Reaction: The Fantastical Musical Biopic That Elton John Deserves [CinemaCon 2019]

Following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year (and during awards season), Paramount Pictures is looking to have a hit themselves by telling the life story of one of rock’s biggest stars: Elton John. Rocketman stars Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton as the legendary singer of songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and of course “Rocketman.” The film follows his trajectory from a young kid being classically trained in piano to one of the most flamboyant, glamorous and en...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Elton John, John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Paramount Pictures, True Story, Peter, Kingsman, Ben, Ben Pearson, Taron Egerton, Cinemacon, Dexter Fletcher


‘Cats’ Will Bring the Musical to Life With Motion-Capture Performances and Oversized Sets [CinemaCon 2019]

Featuring spandex-wearing anthropomorphic cats and a barebones plot, Cats is possibly one of the strangest Broadway musicals to hit the Great White Way. And now it’s about to become one of the most baffling feature film musicals. Directed by Tom Hooper in his second movie musical following Les Miserables, Cats has an unfairly stacked cast including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, and Judi Dench. While the prospect of seeing Judi Dench in spandex is tempting, with Hooper’s moodily rea...
Tags: Movies, Taylor Swift, Cats, Broadway, Adaptation, Judi-Dench, Victoria, Universal, Las Vegas, Musical, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rebel Wilson, Peter, Ben


‘UglyDolls’ Trailer: Can Some Chart-Topping Singers Make This Animated Musical Worth Watching?

Trying to follow in the footsteps of the vibrant, animated musical Trolls, we’ve got another animated adaptation of a popular toy brand coming to the big screen. However, rather than just delivering a slew of poppy covers, the UglyDolls movie is bringing a a lot more original music with it from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Janelle Monáe, and Nick Jonas. Otherwise, based on this new UglyDolls trailer, this looks like a completely uninspired and has a voice cast that doesn...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Movie Trailers, Musical, Stx Entertainment, Juliet, Family Films, Uglydolls, Kelly Asbury, Wang Leehom, Uglyville, Moxy Kelly Clarkson, Uglyville Moxy, Lou Nick Jonas, Wanda Sykes Emma Roberts Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson Blake Shelton Pitbull Janelle Monae


As We Wished, ‘The Princess Bride’ Musical is Happening Under Disney Theatrical

The Princess Bride musical. The Princess Bride musical is what brings us together, today. Or in a year or so, at least. Six years after Disney Theatrical Productions first announced that it was adapting Rob Reiner’s beloved 1987 movie to the Broadway stage, the Princess Bride musical is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that a new creative team consisting of composer and lyricist David Yazbek and book writers Bob Martin and Rick Elice will bring the greatest love story ever told to th...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, John Mayer, Martin, Marquis, Rob Reiner, Rick Elice, Bob Martin, William Goldman, Adam Guettel, Disney Theatrical Productions, Action/Adventure


‘Guys and Dolls’ Remake Laces Up Its Dancing Shoes at TriStar

The popular Broadway show Guys and Dolls was adapted into a movie in 1950 with Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in the lead roles, and Hollywood has been trying to remake it for years. Now the rights have been scooped up by TriStar Pictures, who hopes to finally bring the song-filled story of gamblers and dames to the big screen once again. The 1950 film version of Guys and Dolls tells the story of gamblers Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson. Detroit tries to run an illegal craps game without a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nicole Kidman, Broadway, Marlon Brando, Channing Tatum, Musical, Detroit, Frank Sinatra, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Remakes, Damon Runyon, Sinatra, Vin Diesel, Variety, Masterson


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor is as Embarrassed About that One Scene as You Are

By now you’ve likely seen the viral Bohemian Rhapsody clip that’s been making the rounds. The one in which Queen meets with future manager John Reid for the first time, and the camera angles keep cutting wildly for no apparent reason. When Bohemian Rhapsody picked up an Oscar for Best Editing, the scene in question exploded across the internet, as proof there was no way in hell a movie edited like this should’ve won such an accolade. It turns out the film’s editor, John Ottman, isn’t happy abou...
Tags: Post, London, Movies, Musical, The Washington Post, Video Clips, Bryan, Fletcher, Freddie, John Ottman, John Reid, Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pramit Chatterjee, LSB- Dexter -RSB- Fletcher


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘Willard’

In our latest Blu-ray round-up, we have two of the best superhero movies from last year, a well-intentioned but slightly forgettable Disney musical sequel, and Crispin Glover chilling out and freaking out with his some rats. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse “Anyone can wear the mask. You can wear the mask. If you didn’t know that before, I hope you do now.” With that bit of dialogue...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Nicole Kidman, Animation, Meryl Streep, Rob Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Musical, Stan Lee, Emily Blunt, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Dick Van Dyke, Remakes, Sicily


With yak hair wigs and unitards, the ‘Cats’ cast and crew prepares backstage for Pantages performances

Backstage in her dressing room at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Keri Rene Fuller sits at the mirror with an array of makeup spread before her on the table. She has already been warming up for 45 minutes, and now she’s ready to begin her transformation into her role as Grizabella in the musical “Cats,” which runs through March 24 at the Pantages before heading to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 9-14. “The physical transformation for me is difficult because I remain in a contorted body ...
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A ‘Nashville’ Musical is Headed to Broadway With an All-New Score

Nashville is coming to Broadway. The country music-themed series, which found second and third lives on CMT and Hulu after cancellation on ABC, has found a fourth live on the Great White Way, with a Nashville musical adaptation in the works from Broadway producer Scott Delman. Delman, the president of Blue Spruce Productions and producer of Tony Award-winning fare like Book of Mormon, Hello, Dolly!, Fun Home, Mean Girl, and more, acquired the theatrical rights to Nashvillefrom Lionsgate and ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Abc, Broadway, Nashville, Musical, Hulu, Nashville Tennessee, CMT, Hayden Panettiere, Britton, Juliette, Great White Way, ABC Studios


‘Widows’ Actress Cynthia Erivo to Star in Rip Van Winkle Movie Musical, Based on an Idea By Josh Gad

Hollywood has been sleeping on a Rip Van Winkle movie, but it looks like they’re about to get a wake up call. Cynthia Erivo, who broke out last year in a big way with roles in Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows and Drew Goddard’s period thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, is attached to star in a musical film adaptation of the classic Washington Irving short story. Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast) hatched the idea, and the writer of the upcoming Plastic Man movie is on board to write the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Adaptation, Steve McQueen, Laura Dern, Musical, Allison Janney, Irving, Washington Irving, Olaf, Van Winkle, Focus Features, Yuba County, Cynthia Erivo, Josh-Gad


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Getting China Release…With Gay Content Cut Out

Bohemian Rhapsody will soon be rocking Chinese theaters — but it will be a truncated version of the Oscar-winning film. 20th Century Fox’s hit Freddie Mercury biopic has received permission to open theatrically in China. But the Bohemian Rhapsody China release date with a caveat: the “gay content” in the movie relating to Mercury’s bisexuality will be cut out. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Bohemian Rhapsody has received permission to open in China sometime in mid-March, with the...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, China, Beijing, Freddie Mercury, Musical, 20th Century Fox, True Story, Mercury, Malek, Release Dates, NAAC, Bohemian Rhapsody


‘Rocketman’ Video Features Taron Egerton Actually Singing, Unlike a Certain Oscar Winner

If Rami Malek won an Oscar largely for lip synching as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that should mean Hollywood is going to award Taron Egerton with an Oscar in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for actually singing…right? Egerton took the stage with the legendary musician to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and the timing of this performance strikes me as interesting: as Malek picked up his trophy on the Oscar stage, Egerton was belting out a tune and potentially kicking off a possible Best Actor ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, Musical, Paramount Pictures, Elton, Viral Marketing, Rami Malek, Malek, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Movie Marketing, Egerton