Harvey Weinstein News

Netflix Chief Content Officer to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, will be presented with the 24th annual Industry Tribute (more...)

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce The Second Lexus Short Film Series with World Premieres in Los Angeles and New York
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lexus and The Weinstein Company have once again come together in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual 'Life is Amazing' Lexus Short Films series. Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) are being mentored by acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever), Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American). (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Comments On FINDING NEVERLAND Inspiration
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 26, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly and More in Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, will be presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. If all goes well, the musical is slated to hit Broadway Spring 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

A&E Networks to Premiere New Original Docu-Series CEMENT HEADS, 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A&E Network presents the new original docuseries “Cement Heads” from Dimension TV and Matador. Series premieres Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30pm ET/PT on A&E and marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.? (more...)

Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND Begins Previews Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, will be presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical begins previews tonight, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. If all goes well, the musical is slated to hit Broadway Spring 2015. (more...)

Yahoo and The Weinstein Company Announce the Exclusive U.S. Pre-Theatrical Release for the Film “One Chance” on Yahoo Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

From the director of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “One Chance” is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain's Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' BAFTA winner James Corden (“The History Boys”) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!,” “Calendar Girls,” “Billy Elliot”), Mackenzie Crook (“The Pirates of the Caribbean”), Colm Meaney (“Get Him to the Greek”), Jemima Rooper (“Kinky Boots”), Valeria Billelo (“Pazze Di Me”) and rising star Alexandra Roach (“The Iron Lady”). (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

Photo Flash: A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND - Full Rehearsal Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the casting for its first production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production begins previews at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. The production will be available for press viewing starting Wednesday, August 13. Invitations for press opening will be sent out in late July. (more...)

The Weinstein Company Announces 'The Giver Movie Premiere For Good' in Partnership with CrowdRise and Eventbrite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Weinstein Company today announced 'The Giver Movie Premiere for Good' in partnership with CrowdRise and Eventbrite. The event gives movie fans an unparalleled opportunity to attend a major movie premiere with their favorite stars, by participating in an online fundraising campaign for the arts. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer Planning Stage Return in Harvey Weinstein Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

It seems like Kelsey Grammer is done with comedy television and movies- at least for now. According to the LA Times, Grammer is planning to return to the stage in a Harevy Weinstein musical. However, he can't reveal too much yet. (more...)

Designers Revealed for All-New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY, Premiering 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The heat is on! Season 13 of Lifetime's Emmy(R)-nominated Project Runway (#ProjectRunway) returns on Thursday, July 24, at 9pm ET/PT with an all new group of aspiring designers. (more...)

Roger Bart Backs Out of FINDING NEVERLAND, Michael McGrath Takes His Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The cast for the upcoming Broadway musical, Finding Neverland, has begun rehearsals; but, according to Deadline, Roger Bart has backed out of the production. He was set to play Charles Frohman, an American theatre producer from the turn of the century nineteenth century. (more...)

Broadway's ALL THE WAY Makes Clean Sweep in 2014 Awards Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The producers of All The Way, by Robert Schenkkan, have announced that the show has won every major award for Best New Play this season - the Drama League Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award. For his critically acclaimed portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Bryan Cranston was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor in addition to already winning the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and having been recognized with a Theatre World Award. (more...)

Taylor Swift & Alicia Keys Will Likely Join Hudson on FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Hudson, along with Alica Keys and Taylor Swift, will most likely be involved in a 'Finding Neverland' concept album, set to be released shortly before the show comes to Broadway. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to be a Part of the Concept Album for Upcoming Show FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Some people have been complaining about Jennifer Hudson's scheduled appearance on tonight's Tony Awards- claiming that it is 'unprecedented' because she isn't on Broadway. For her performance, she will be singing a song from Finding Neverland, which is currently in the works for next Spring. Hudson will not be starring in the show when it hits Broadway; however, Harvey Weinstein defended her and told Deadline that Hudson has a big role in forming the new show. (more...)

ALL THE WAY Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

As of May 31st, 2014, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of All the Way, starring Tony Award-nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as President Lyndon B. Johnson, has recouped its investment of $3.9 million. All the Way, which is now playing at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52ndStreet) is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Jeremy Jordan Will Not Perform on TONYS; Hudson Performance Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

BWW has now received offiial confirmation that while Jordan will not appear on Sunday night's broadcast, Jennifer Hudson will perform a song from the upcoming musical. (more...)

Lifetime Orders Teen Fashion Competition Series & More Unscripted Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The reality-competition show Threads, from the producers of Project Runway and featuring Vanessa Simmons and Christian Siriano, in which skilled teen and tween fashion designers showcase their gift for style. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Will Perform Song from FINDING NEVERLAND at the Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Earlier today, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reported that the highly anticipated new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which tells the story of J.M. Barrie and the creation of 'Peter Pan,' has received a coveted performance slot in this Sunday's Tony Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS. Now, Jennifer Hudson has just announced via Twitter that she will sing from the new musical. She writes: 'So excited ! I'll be performing a song from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland @TheTonyAwards ! Tune in this Sun at 8/7c. #TonyAwards' (more...)

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