Wake Up With BWW 1/3: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Produce and Lead a FUN HOME Film, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
It was announced yesterday that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to produce a film adaptation of the musical Fun Home! He will also star in the film as Bruce Bechdel. Sam Gold is set to direct.
After 15 seasons, the New York Musical Festival is shutting down. The company said in a statement, "It is with a heavy heart that we face the reality of the arts funding crisis in the United States. It has caught up with NYMF. The Board and donors have been valiantly subsidizing NYMF operations for 15 years, but looking ahead, we do not see a clear path forward."
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What we're geeking out over: Jake Gyllenhaal To Produce And Star In FUN HOME Film Adaptation; Sam Gold To Direct
According to the report Gyllenhaal will portray Bruce Bechdel. father of the author and protagonist Alison Bechdel, and will produce the film through his production company, Nine Stories Productions.
The Tony Award-winning director of the original Broadway production, Sam Gold, is set to helm the project.
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And more: NYMF To Shut Down After Fifteen Seasons
It was announced today that the popular annual New York Musical Festival will cease operation immediately after 15 years of presenting cutting edge new musical theater.
More than 400 shows have premiered at the Festival since its inception in 2004, featuring more than 8,000 artists and entertaining more than 300,000 audience members.
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Justin Paul, who turns 35 today!
Justin Paul is half of the music-and-lyrics duo Pasek and Paul, who most famously wrote the music and lyrics for Dear Evan Hansen. Other stage credits include Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach, and A Christmas Story. Their music was featured in the film La La Land, the song "City of Stars" winning both a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 2017. Most recently their music can be heard in A Christmas Story Live! and the new film The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!