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Barbra Streisand Shares GYPSY Movie Update: 'We Are Re-Writing Now'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

While participating in a Twitter chat this evening to celebrate her newest album, PARTNERS, hitting #1 on the charts, the star fielded a question about the film from gossip maven Perez Hilton. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere Season 3 of Original Series TAMAR & VINCE, 10/23; Watch Trailer!
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Tamar & Vince are back to take viewers on another wild ride through their chaotic and charmed life as a power couple, as season three of WE tv's hit original series kicks off Thursday, October 23 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - WE tv Premieres Season 3 of KENDRA ON TOP with Shocking Scandal
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

In the exciting third season of “KENDRA ON TOP,” Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett is faced with the hardest decisions she's ever had to make. (more...)

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan Discuss THE LAST FIVE YEARS Roles & More
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

In an exclusive New York Times interview, Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan discuss their roles, and their songs, in the highly anticipated film. (more...)

Barbra Streisand on GYPSY Movie: 'I Think It's Possibly Gonna Happen'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Don't count out Barbra Streisand's long-gestating film adaptation of GYPSY quite yet. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Leaves Boston for THE LAST FIVE YEARS Premiere; Returns to FINDING NEVERLAND for Tuesday Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, just premiered yesterday at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan was there for the big event. Jordan, who is currently starring in the Broadway-bound production of FINDING NEVERLAND at the American Repertory Theatre, made the trek from Boston to Toronto after yesterday's matinee to attend the premiere, according to Deadline. He will return to the A.R.T. in time for Tuesday night's performance. (more...)

Updating Live! Review Roundup: Kendrick, Jordan Star in THE LAST 5 YEARS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

One of the most anticipated films at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, was THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie is a Marvelous Adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's Off-Broadway Musical
by Alan Henry - Sep 08, 2014

The film adaptation of 'The Last Five Years,' based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. 'The Last Five Years' is a musical chronicling a relationship taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wallerstein is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes. (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings in First Clip from THE LAST 5 YEARS Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

The first clip has been released from THE LAST 5 YEARS movie, which premiered this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival! (more...)

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Gets Valentine's Day 2015 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan ('Smash') star in LaGravenese's highly anticipated film. THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30PM at the Ryerson Theater. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Coming to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 10/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Star of Broadway, film, and television, Jeremy Jordan will play The Cabaret at the Columbia Club on October 10 at 8PM and October 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM. The performances will include music from Broadway's Newsies, SMASH, and his upcoming film,The Last 5 Years, along with his own personal favorites. Jeremy will also be conducting a master class at 1:00pm on October 11. For tickets call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

The Academy Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Young Frankenstein' With Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Set To Premiere 9/7 At TIFF
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 19, 2014

The big screen edition of cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick is set to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and an official premiere date has now been set according to a new listing. (more...)

Anna Kendrick's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Sells Out International Markets Prior to World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan has sold out most key international market before it makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Previews THE LAST FIVE YEARS With Live Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 05, 2014

Popular stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan recently performed a special cabaret showcase in Los Angeles titled BREAKING CHARACTER and a clip of the triple-threat singing a showstopper from Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS is now available to view. (more...)

GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES Season 4, 8/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The drama may have rained down last season on WE tv's BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES and SWV REUNITED, but it will start to pour on Thursday, August 14 (more...)

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced that Richard LaGravenese's film adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years will be a part of this year's event, taking place September 4-14, 2014. Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick lead the highly anticipated big screen version. For additional infomation, visit: http://tiff.net (more...)

Breaking News: 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Film Set To Premiere at TIFF
by Alan Henry - Jul 22, 2014

Today it was announced that the film version of Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall. The movie will be shown as part of the 'Special Presentations' series. No further details about the TIFF screening have been released. (more...)

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