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Lin-Manuel Miranda on tick, tick... BOOM- 'It Was the First Musical I Saw That Felt T Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda on tick, tick... BOOM- 'It Was the First Musical I Saw That Felt Truly Contemporary'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Miranda recently chatted with Page Six about the project. 'I was a kid who wanted to be a filmmaker all my life,' Miranda explained. 'I was the kid who found it easier to have a camcorder on my arm than engage with people my age,' he said. 'So when I watched 'Rent' and there's a character who's always spinning a camera, and at one point, another character goes, 'You just film us because you're scared of connecting' ... I went [gestures to looking uncomfortable], in the last row of Nederlander Theatre was Jonathan Larson attacking me and my adolescence.'

Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Joins Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS Photo Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Joins Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance ('The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will star opposite previously announced Cynthia Erivo ('Harriet,' Broadway's 'The Color Purple') as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA. Additionally, Suzan-Lori Parks ('Topdog/Underdog') will serve as showrunner and executive producer and Anthony Hemingway ('Power,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will executive produce and serve as the producing director for the upcoming season. Filming will start this December for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and in 43 languages.

tick, tick... BOOM Netflix Adaptation Adds Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Photo tick, tick... BOOM Netflix Adaptation Adds Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Deadline reports that Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, and Robin de Jesus have joined the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's upcoming Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Larson's 'tick, tick... BOOM!' Andrew Garfield will star as Jon.

Andrew Garfield to Star in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Film Adaptation of TICK, TICK...BOOM! Photo Andrew Garfield to Star in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Film Adaptation of TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Andrew Garfield will star in the Netflix film adaptation of in tick, tick…Boom!, according to Deadline. Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature directorial debut on this adaptation of the autobiographical off-Broadway show written by  the late Jonathan Larson.

Watch the New Trailer for Shout! Factory TV's CULT-TASTIC Photo Watch the New Trailer for Shout! Factory TV's CULT-TASTIC
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Shout! Factory TV, the digital entertainment streaming service, is set to launch its first original digital docuseries CULT-TASTIC: TALES FROM THE TRENCHES WITH ROGER AND JULIE CORMAN. Created, written and co-produced by Ashley Sidaway and Robert Sidaway, the 13-part series about the life and work of Roger and Julie Corman, provides viewers an extraordinary look inside the Cormans' cinematic universe and features extensive in-depth interviews. The series will premiere November 15th on Shout! Factory TV's Amazon Prime Video Channel and via Roku Channel's Premium Subscription.

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington to Star Opposite Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS: ARET Photo Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington to Star Opposite Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS: ARETHA
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert GregoryMalcolm Barrett, and Sanai Victoria are set to co-star opposite Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha, according to Deadline. Erivo was previously announced to star as Aretha Franklin in the anthology series from National Geographic.

BWW Interview: Stunt Coordinator Charlie Croughwell Talks The Laundromat and Back to  Photo BWW Interview: Stunt Coordinator Charlie Croughwell Talks The Laundromat and Back to the Future
by Brooke Yunis - Oct 23, 2019

39-year veteran stunt coordinator, Charlie Croughwell, speaks with us about his work on the new film The Laundromat and how he got his start in Back to the Future.

Garry Marshall Theatre 3rd Annual Founder's Gala Honors Original HAPPY DAYS Cast Photo Garry Marshall Theatre 3rd Annual Founder's Gala Honors Original HAPPY DAYS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The 3rd Annual Founder's Gala for the Garry Marshall Theatre honors the original Happy Days cast -- Ron Howard, Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Henry Winkler.

Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD Photo Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

 The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that highly-acclaimed artists Antonio Banderas, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and Laura Dern will be honored at the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.”  Banderas will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his poignant turn in Pedro Almodóvar's 21st film, “Pain and Glory” and Zellweger will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her powerful portrayal of the iconic Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's “Judy.”  Pacino will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his brilliant depiction of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese's mob masterpiece “The Irishman,” and Dern will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her commanding performance as a hard-hitting divorce attorney in Noah Baumbach's “Marriage Story.”  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

THE AIR OF THE TIME Documentary Enters In LA Femme International Film Festival Photo THE AIR OF THE TIME Documentary Enters In LA Femme International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

'THE AIR OF THE TIME: Celebrating A Century Of Women Designers,' a documentary produced and directed by Julie Rowen, will screen at the upcoming 15th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, October 17-20, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles.

Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIU Photo Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway's “The Color Purple”) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Filming will start this November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages.

Paramount Launches First Digital Series with ON LOCATION Hosted by Josh Horowitz Photo Paramount Launches First Digital Series with ON LOCATION Hosted by Josh Horowitz
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Paramount Network today launched its first original digital series, On Location, hosted by Josh Horowitz. Each episode includes Horowitz interviewing a filmmaker or actor of note - including Michael Mann, Zooey Deschanel, M. Night Shyamalan, Kevin Smith, Lance Reddick and Robert Patrick - at a memorable filming location from their iconic movies. The first episode is now available on Paramount Network's YouTube Channel with Lance Reddick walking the streets of Manhattan where he filmed his memorable scenes in the John Wick movies. Content from the series will also appear on Paramount Network's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glen Photo Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glenane Join the Cast of Paramount Network Series 68 WHISKEY
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glenane join the cast of Paramount Network's new scripted comedic drama series 68 Whiskey from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. They join previously announced cast members Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy and Nicholas Coombe. Production on the first season of 68 Whiskey is underway with the series scheduled to premiere on Paramount Network in early 2020.

Tom Hanks to be Honored with Cecil B. deMille Award at Golden Globes Photo Tom Hanks to be Honored with Cecil B. deMille Award at Golden Globes
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that eight-time Golden Globe winner and fifteen-time nominee, Tom Hanks, will be honored with the coveted Cecil B. deMille Award at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The highly-acclaimed star of such legendary films as “Big,” “Forrest Gump,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Cast Away,” and the upcoming release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” will accept the honor at Hollywood's Party of the Year® on Sunday, January 5, 2020 airing LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

Darren Star's Paramount Network Series EMILY IN PARIS Rounds Out Cast Photo Darren Star's Paramount Network Series EMILY IN PARIS Rounds Out Cast
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

French actors Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat and Bruno Gouery have been cast as series regulars in Darren Star's newest scripted series, Emily in Paris, starring Golden Globe-nominated Lily Collins. Kate Walsh (The Umbrella Academy, 13 Reasons Why, Girls Trip and Grey's Anatomy), in a recurring role, will play Emily's (Collins) co-worker and mentor who still lives in Chicago. William Abadie and Arnaud Viard also join the cast in recurring roles. Previously announced Tony Award-nominated actress, Ashley Park, rounds out the list of series regulars in the 10-episode half-hour dramedy. The Paramount Network series is currently in production in Paris, France.

FRIENDS' 'I'll Be There for You' Heads to Abbey Road Photo FRIENDS' 'I'll Be There for You' Heads to Abbey Road
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Fifty years after The Beatles recorded Abbey Road, The London Metropolitan Orchestra visits one of the most iconic recording studios in history to record a Beatles-inspired orchestral version of a?oeI'll Be There for You,a?? the theme song to the global hit comedy Friends, in celebration of the series' 25th anniversary. a?oeI'll Be There for You (Friends 25th Anniversary a?" Orchestral Version)a?? is available to stream/download now on iTunes and other platforms.

Disney Plus Gives Series Order to Dancing Documentary ON POINTE Photo Disney Plus Gives Series Order to Dancing Documentary ON POINTE
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Disney Plus gave a series order to On Pointe, a documentary series about the School of American Ballet, according to Variety.

Southampton Arts Center Announces Fall 2019 Programs Photo Southampton Arts Center Announces Fall 2019 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Southampton Arts Center today announced its full lineup of fall programming, from September 20 through December 29. Closing out their 7th season, this fall will offer an exciting lineup of programs and two not-to-be missed exhibitions.

Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor David Barber, Susan Todd and Andrew Young at Annual  Photo Jacob Burns Film Center to Honor David Barber, Susan Todd and Andrew Young at Annual Gala on Tuesday, September 24
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, announced today that its 18th annual gala, Celebrating Trailblazers, will honor three talented pioneers on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with dinner designed and catered by Blue Hill.

Bryce Dallas Howard's DADS Documentary Lands at Apple Photo Bryce Dallas Howard's DADS Documentary Lands at Apple
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2019

Variety reports that Bryce Dallas Howard's documentary, 'Dads,' has landed at Apple. The film premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this week.

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