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Breaking News: Meryl Streep in Talks to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSBreaking News: Meryl Streep in Talks to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

According to Variety, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is in talks to join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in the upcoming MARY POPPINS RETURNS coming from Disney in 2018. According to the publication, 'Streep is said to play the role of Poppins' cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn't in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in "Into the Woods," which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Tapped to Host PBS Arts Fall Festival This OctoberLin-Manuel Miranda Tapped to Host PBS Arts Fall Festival This October
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

At today's Television Critics Association press tour, PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger revealed that Miranda will also host the PBS Arts Fall Festival, which begins on October 21st.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Puerto Rican Fans' Excitement: I 'Feel Like a Pokemon!'Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Puerto Rican Fans' Excitement: I 'Feel Like a Pokemon!'
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to his Puerto Rican roots this week, visiting the U.S. territory in order to accept the honor of a star on the Walk of Fame. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town HallPhoto Coverage: Go Behind the Scenes of BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 28, 2016

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed concert with 'Sound Design by God' returned to Town Hall for its record-breaking 14th season last night, July 25. The concert starred Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper, 2X Tony Nominee Tom Wopat, Olivier Nominee Kyle Scatliffe, 2X Drama Desk Nominee Alix Korey, Drama Desk Nominee Ryan Silverman, downtown diva Molly Pope, and many more award-winning stars. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE HUMANS Moves to the SchoenfeldUp on the Marquee: THE HUMANS Moves to the Schoenfeld
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, on the heels of winning four Tony Awards including Best Play,The Humans will move into Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) to extend its limited run. The Humans will play its first performance in its new home on Tuesday, August 9. It played its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre on July 24, and is in the midst of a two-week hiatus to allow for the move. As previously announced, the Hayes is set to undergo significant renovations beginning in August. CLICK HERE to find out how the show will make the switch! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE ENCOUNTERUp on the Marquee: THE ENCOUNTER
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20. (more...)

Laura Linney, Jason Bateman to Star in New Netflix Original Drama Series OZARKLaura Linney, Jason Bateman to Star in New Netflix Original Drama Series OZARK
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered OZARK, a 10-episode first season, one-hour drama, from Media Rights Capital, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Guest Co-Host LIVE WITH KELLYTony Nominee Josh Gad to Guest Co-Host LIVE WITH KELLY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

'LIVE WITH KELLY' has announced that Tony nominee Josh Gad will guest co-host the show on Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 4th. (more...)

Oscar Winner Alan Menken Co-Scores Music for Summer Comedy SAUSAGE PARTYOscar Winner Alan Menken Co-Scores Music for Summer Comedy SAUSAGE PARTY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast) and Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz (Supernatural, Horrible Bosses) co-score Sony Entertainment's SAUSAGE PARTY. (more...)

Frances Fisher, Alfred Molina and Others Speak on Behalf of 'Pro99' Movement in L.A.Frances Fisher, Alfred Molina and Others Speak on Behalf of 'Pro99' Movement in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Members of Los Angeles' 'Pro99' movement, including actors Frances Fisher and Alfred Molina, spoke out today about the recent response leveled by Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers, against its own Los Angeles members who are part of the movement. (more...)

Tilda Swinton Reaches Out to 'Bridesmaids' Screenwriter to Join AUNTIE MAME RebootTilda Swinton Reaches Out to 'Bridesmaids' Screenwriter to Join AUNTIE MAME Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

In an all-new interview with Vanity Fair, Mumolo explains how she received an email from Swinton, praising her work on the Bridesmaids script and asking her if she would have an interest in adapting Patrick Dennis's 1955 classic novel to the big screen. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Jessica Chastain to Join Jake Gyllenhaal in THE DIVISIONOscar Nominee Jessica Chastain to Join Jake Gyllenhaal in THE DIVISION
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Jessica Chastain is currently in negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Ubisoft Motion Pictures' adaptation of its own hit video game THE DIVISION. (more...)

Judd Hirsch Set To Star In New Pilot For CBS: SUPERIOR DONUTSJudd Hirsch Set To Star In New Pilot For CBS: SUPERIOR DONUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to deadline.com, Veteran actor Judd Hirsch has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup with the network very high on Fowler, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project, recasting one of the two leads. (more...)

Tony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Oprah Winfrey in HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSTony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Oprah Winfrey in HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to BlackFilm, Tony winner and Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry will join previously announced Oprah Winfrey in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. DGA winner, Emmy® nominee and veteran Broadway director-producer George C. Wolfe (Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, HBO's 'Lackawanna Blues'; Tony winner for 'Angels in America') will direct from his screenplay. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Books Recurring Role on HBO's 'The Deuce'SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Books Recurring Role on HBO's 'The Deuce'
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Will Chase, who recently took over the starring role of William Shakespeare in the hit Broadway musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, has signed on for a recurring role on HBO's upcoming drama series THE DEUCE. (more...)

Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne Nabs Lead in THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHTOscar Winner Eddie Redmayne Nabs Lead in THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Eddie Redmayne will star in THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT from Black Bear Pictures. Morten Tyldum directs from a script by Graham Moore. (more...)

Beth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This WeekBeth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, July 28 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. This year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by New York-Presbyterian for Kids and TKTS Discount Ticketing Booth. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Damiano Preps for Her Solo Debut at Feinsteins/54 Below!Photo Coverage: Jennifer Damiano Preps for Her Solo Debut at Feinsteins/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2016

Fresh off her critically acclaimed performance in Broadway's American Psycho, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano is ready to share her unique journey into adulthood in her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, on July 26 (10PM) and July 29-30 (9:30PM). (more...)

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