jes films (lead by producers Jodi Schoenbrun Carter and Evie Whiting) and 1022m announced today that Sara Ramirez, the Tony Award-winning star of 'Grey's Anatomy,' has joined the producing team of the new feature film Loserville. (more...)
Young Actors' Theatre Camp Program Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that several stars of stage and screen will lead master classes this summer at the Young Actors' Theatre Camp taking place today, June 24, through August 11, 2014 at Camp Sempervirens (20161 Big Basin Highway in Boulder Creek) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated multi-award-winning fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24 and today we are highlighting 10 reasons why this modern movie musical marvel is absolutely essential to own - for those already familiar with the classic stories and the musical's unique take on them as well as those experiencing this unique interpretation of the Brothers Grimm for the very first time. Needless to say, CHICAGO director Rob Marshall's vision for the visually and aurally splendorous Disney production is beyond compare - with a star-studded cast to match! And, as BroadwayWorld readers know - it doesn't get any better than a musical by the master himself, Stephen Sondheim. Yet, the Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere edition of INTO THE WOODS offers even more reasons to get excited - and to grab yourself a copy as soon as possible now that it is available for purchase. (more...)
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Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) - all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical 'Chicago' and Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics - including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, 'Wicked' producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.
The complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker,Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, directed by Rob Marshall.
As readers of BroadwayWorld.com will know, Stephen Sondheim's new song written for Meryl Streep to sing in the movie, 'She'll Be Back,' was shot, but later cut after an early preview. The good news is that the song will appear on the film's DVD, and the even better news is that sheet music has been released today for purchase! (more...)
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The much anticipated Disney adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS stays relatively true to the original musical but does omit some songs and modifies some of the plotlines. (more...)