Meryl Streep News

INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Be Released This Week?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS may find some salvation later this week if new reports are correct that a teaser trailer is on its way. (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...)

VIDEO: Watch 5 Seconds of Summer Surprise Their Fans on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The fans of 5 Seconds of Summer came out in droves for their performance on last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, so the show decided to have some fun with them (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW INTERVIEWS: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho speaks to BWW:UK about her upcoming performance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. (more...)

Violinists from Around the World Participate in 19th Annual String Festival, 8/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The 19th annual Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival will run from August 11-15, 2014 at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ for children ages four to thirteen. For five days in August, 250 young violinists, violists, cellists, harpists and bassists will rehearse and perform Bartok, Bach, Handel, and Mozart in an intensive and joyful music training program. (more...)

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Presents Fake iTime Smart Watch to the People
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Apple is rumored to be working on what people are calling a "smart watch." Since this is a product that does not exist yet, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE thought they'd have some fun with it. (more...)

VIDEO: New Dad JIMMY KIMMEL Gets Parenting Advice...From Kids!
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

It has been a long time since Jimmy Kimmel has had a newborn in his life, so he turned to the people who know kids best - other kids. (more...)

Sally Kirkland Set for Live Episode of TELL ALL WITH RYAN O'CONNOR at Rockwell Table & Stage, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Ryan O'Connor and TEL ALL PRODUCTIONS have announced that joining Ryan O'Connor and Jason Powell for their first ever LIVE episode of their hit podcast, Tell All with Ryan O'Connor, will be Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, Sally Kirkland. (more...)

VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Shares First Photos of Newborn Daughter Jane
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, host Jimmy Kimmel talked about the birth of his daughter Jane and shared photos of her with the studio and TV audience. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

SIGHTING: Vanna White Attends MAMMA MIA! at the New Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, 'Wheel of Fortune' hostess Vanna White attended the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Vanna went backstage to meet the cast and was greeted with a fun surprise by the company-they had created 'Wheel of Fortune'-type letters spelled out as M-A-M-M-A-M-I-A (pictured in attached photo). Vanna and the cast had a fun time posing with the letters as she expressed her excitement for their performance. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

InDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine Stritch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

AUTHOR'S NOTE: One of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies in theatrical history, in honor of her passing earlier today at the age of 89, let us revisit this career-spanning InDepth InterView with the one and only Elaine Stritch. As a personal aside, following the conclusion of the interview proper the conversation between Ms. Stritch and I continued for several more minutes and she emphatically relayed to me that this had been her favorite interview to date and that she was incredibly appreciative and pleased with being questioned about the topics chosen herein. The following is reprinted exactly as it originally appeared here on BroadwayWorld on February 17. Hats off to a dynamite dame. (more...)

Dermot Mulroney Lands Recurring Role on Showtime's SHAMELESS
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding) has joined season five of the critically acclaimed hit SHOWTIME comedy series SHAMELESS, guest starring in a season-long story arc. Mulroney will play ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) new manager at Patsy's Pies. As their relationship turns flirtatious and their tension grows, will they be able to overcome their weakness for each other? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Rocks Out in New Jenny Lewis Music Video!
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In the just-released music video for the 'Just One of the Guys' track, Lewis has recruited some of her celebrity friends, including Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Set For Reshoots?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 14, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS looks like it will be adding some new material to what's already been shot in the form of a month of reshoots coming up according to a new social media post. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/11/14 - HBO With Nichols and O'Brien, Wopat and Jackson Croon at the Club, ATOMIC and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: HBO is filming Mike Nichols and Jack O'Brien in conversation tonight, Tom Wopat and Cheyenne Jackson are bringing their solo acts to separate clubs, and ATOMIC opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Meryl Streep to Star in Tony Award Winning Play MASTER CLASS for HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) winner Mike Nichols ('The Graduate,' HBO's 'Angels in America') will direct Academy Award(R) winner Meryl Streep ('The Iron Lady,' 'Sophie's Choice') in MASTER CLASS (more...)

VIDEO: New Footage THE GIVER Set to One Republic's 'Ordinary Human'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

New footage from the highly anticipated film THE GIVER has arrived, set to the tune of the new One Republic track 'Ordinary Human', featured on the film's soundtrack. Check it out below! (more...)

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