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The Lied Center Presents DANNY ELFMAN WEEK In Lincoln Photo The Lied Center Presents DANNY ELFMAN WEEK In Lincoln
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022

FOAudiences from Lincoln and beyond are invited to experience a full week of events celebrating iconic composer and performer Danny Elfman, whose celebrated film scores include Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and many more!

Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Xochitl Gomez Set For URSA MAJOR Film Photo Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Xochitl Gomez Set For URSA MAJOR Film
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

URSA MAJOR is set on an earth-like planet, where a mother (Winstead) and daughter (Gomez) fight for survival while hiding from a group of hunters. With the added threat of an imminent and deadly storm, Natalie - now a teenager - begins questioning her mother, Charlie, about who they are, how they got here, and what they need to do to survive.

Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Co Photo Michelle Yeoh And Lawrence Herbert To Receive Honorary Degrees At AFI Conservatory Commencement
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The American Film Institute announced today it will confer a Doctorate of Fine Arts degree honoris causa for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image upon Michelle Yeoh, who will become the first Asian artist to receive the AFI honor; and a Doctorate of Communication Arts degree honoris causa upon AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert for his commitment to the mission of the American Film Institute.

Erasing Borders Dance Festival Kicks Off Next Month Photo Erasing Borders Dance Festival Kicks Off Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022

The Indo-American Arts Council announces the always eagerly anticipated dance performances, this year including special events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence Day, August 15.  The celebration will feature two live performances, August 6 & 7 at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, and a virtual August 8th streaming with artists from India, Canada, and the U.S. 

The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre' Photo The Castro Theatre Conservancy Launches 'Save The Castro Theatre'
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

Today, the Castro Theatre Conservancy (CTC)—a nonprofit organization—launched “Save the Castro Theatre,” a campaign dedicated to preserving and protecting San Francisco's Castro Theatre as a cultural and entertainment venue for motion pictures and live performances.

QFest Celebrates Gay Pride Month With Movie Screening In Asbury Park Photo QFest Celebrates Gay Pride Month With Movie Screening In Asbury Park
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022

The ShowRoom Cinema and QSpot LGBT Community Center invite you to celebrate Gay Pride Month with a one-night only screening of Gregg Araki's film THE LIVING END.

White Heron Theatre Company Creates Pre-Professional Training Intensive Photo White Heron Theatre Company Creates Pre-Professional Training Intensive
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket today announced 'The Intensive,' a pre-professional training opportunity for students 18 and older. The Intensive's faculty includes nationally recognized leaders in the entertainment industry and is hosted at the White Heron's state-of-the-art facility June 10 - 12.

BAM to Screen New Restoration of Ang Lee's PUSHING HANDS, April 1â€"7 Photo BAM to Screen New Restoration of Ang Lee's PUSHING HANDS, April 1â€"7
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

Ripe for rediscovery, Pushing Hands (1991) is the debut film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, and the first in his informal trilogy of films—including Eat Drink Man Woman and The Wedding Banquet—focused on family. From April 1—7 BAM presents a theatrical run of a new restoration of Lee's undersung comedic-drama about family, immigration, and assimilation.

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Photo VIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The tour will begin performances next month at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast! Photo TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!

Ang Lee Videos

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The tour will begin performances next month at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

VIDEO: Will Smith Talks GEMINI MAN on Good Morning America VideoVIDEO: Will Smith Talks GEMINI MAN on Good Morning America
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

Will Smith and Ang Lee talked about 'Gemini Man' on 'Good Morning America,' from Budapest. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: See Will Smith in New Trailer for GEMINI MAN VideoVIDEO: See Will Smith in New Trailer for GEMINI MAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2019

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Gemini Man, starring Will Smith.

BWW TV: Puppetry Designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell On LIFE OF PI VideoBWW TV: Puppetry Designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell On LIFE OF PI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2019

Puppetry designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell discuss the challenges of bringing the animals to life in LIFE OF PI. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Listen to Ben Platt's New Single 'Ease My Mind' Off Upcoming Album 'Sing To Me VideoVIDEO: Listen to Ben Platt's New Single 'Ease My Mind' Off Upcoming Album 'Sing To Me Instead'
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2019

Ben Platt has released the first single off his upcoming album, Sing To Me Instead. The song, titled Ease My Mind, can be heard in the video below!

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares A Clip of His Take On 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN! VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Shares A Clip of His Take On 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter to share a video of him performing the hit single 'Shallow' from the film A Star is Born. Check out Ben going off the deep end (in the best way possible) below!

VIDEO: Ben Platt Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' from WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' from WAITRESS
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter to share a video of him performing 'She Used To Be Mine' from WAITRESS, and to express his sadness for not being able to see Nicolette Robison take on the role of Jenna. See the video below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 24- Happy Birthday, Ben Platt! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 24- Happy Birthday, Ben Platt!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2018

Ben Platt originated the title role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' to critical acclaim (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations) and won the 2017 Tony Award for his Broadway performance. Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production of 'The Book of Mormon' and reprised the role on Broadway (dir. Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw).

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Ben Platt For Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen M VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Ben Platt For Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen Mashup, 'Found/Tonight'
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Ben Platt for the newest song in his #Hamildrop series, Found/Tonight. The song, which features vocals by both men, features bits of 'The Story of Tonight' from Hamilton and 'You Will Be Found' from Dear Evan Hansen. Listen below!

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares WEST SIDE STORY Audition Tape Performance of 'Maria' VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Shares WEST SIDE STORY Audition Tape Performance of 'Maria'
by Alan Henry - Mar 15, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter today to share an audition tape of himself singing 'Maria' from West Side Story. A film remake by Steven Spielberg is currently in the works but no word on if that's the project Platt was auditioning for or his involvement, if any.