Meryl Streep News

UPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage Version
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

This just in! Theatre fans need not worry, as we're told that the character names in Disney's upcoming film of INTO THE WOODS *are* faithful to the original material. Some incorrect names were published online in error and have now been corrected. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Movie Social Media Poster Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and a new social media image has been unveiled on the official website following the release of a new poster earlier this week. (more...)

Ang Lee to Direct Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar®-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is quickly approaching with a Christmas Day release and the recently updated official website offers some intriguing adjustments to the names of some of the characters depicted. (more...)

Ang Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film, his first since winning the Academy Award for directing the groundbreaking Life of Pi. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/14 - 'BOUNTIFUL' in LA, TO THE BONE, Bridget Everett and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL makes its West Coast debut starring Cicely Tyson, TO THE BONE opens off-Broadway, Bridget Everett opens her show at the Public and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT welcomes stage stars for its finale this evening! (more...)

Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Disney has just released all-new poster art for the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. The film hits theaters on December 25th. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tommy Lee Jones Stars in Western Drama THE HOMESMAN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

A new trailer for THE HOMESMAN, starring Tommy Lee Jones, is now available to review, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies . The film hits theaters on November 14, 2014. (more...)

They're Going Back to the Woods! Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Set for INTO THE WOODS Reunion at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Audiences have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey back into the woods and American musical theater history with the creators and original Broadway cast of the award-winning musical Into the Woods on Sunday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Part conversation, part musical selections, this one-night-only reunion celebration is being written and produced by Eileen Roberts in association with Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It features special guests composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and author and director James Lapine, along with original Broadway cast members Bernadette Peters (The Witch), Joanna Gleason (The Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (The Baker), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince and Wolf), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Danielle Ferland (Little Red Riding Hood) and Ben Wright (Jack). Mo Rocca is the moderator; Tedd Firth is the musical director. (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Dunham Talks Bringing Her Parents to the Emmys on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

'Girls' star Lena Dunham stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE to talk about being hungry at the recent Emmy awards and what it was like to bring her parents to the awards show. (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Ferguson Congratulates His Successor James Corden on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Late night host Craig Ferguson opened last night's LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON by sticking a framed photo of his recently announced successor, James Corden, into the lens of the TV camera. (more...)

CBS Announces James Corden As Host Of 'THE LATE LATE SHOW'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The CBS Television Network announced today that James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015. (more...)

It's Official! Tony Winner James Corden Named Host of CBS's LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The CBS Television Network announced today that James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden – a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy – will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015. (more...)

Candace Cameron Bure to Co-Host 18th Annual PRISM AWARDS on FX, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the premiere airing of the 18th Annual PRISM Showcase with host Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew On Call) and guest co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), and Tim Kang (The Mentalist). (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & Sarah Silverman Remember Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, guest Sarah Silverman and Jimmy shared their thoughts on the passing of comedy legend Joan Rivers. Check out the clip below! (more...)

BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

Harry Lloyd to Star in The Print Room's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

GAME OF THRONES' Harry Lloyd will return to the stage this October in a modern adaptation of NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The production previewed earlier this year in Paris. NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND will be the inaugural production at The Print Room's new venue, The Coronet in Notting Hill. (more...)

Julie Powell to Visit Santa Fe University of Art and Design
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) announced today that it will host author Julie Powell on campus Sept. 15-17. Powell, best known for writing the blog and bestselling memoir that inspired the film Julie & Julia, will visit classes within the Creative Writing and Literature Department, host a public reading and Q&A, and introduce a special screening of Julie & Julia at The Screen. (more...)

Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

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