Tag Archives: Musical theatre

The Lion King’s eternal problem

HollywoodNews.com: As most of you know, Disney is re-releasing The Lion King in 2,330 3D theaters this weekend as a two-week advertisement for the upcoming Blu Ray release. So weak is the current crop of openers (financially, not artistically), that there is a good chance that the re-release of[...]

New TV Show Review: The Playboy Club on NBC

By Fred Topel HollywoodNews.com: Well, The Playboy Club seems right on board with Hugh Hefner’s decades-old mandate that a magazine with naked pictures of women isn’t about sex or exploiting women. I agree with Hef, but it’s not enough for a TV show. Just as Playboy magazine is soft porn,[...]

Bernadette Peters is back on Broadway in “Follies”

HollywoodNews.com: Any time the great Bernadette Peters is on Broadway it is cause for celebration. The two-tine Tony winner appeared most recently in A Little Night Music and now she is back heading the cast of Follies which officially opens on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Marquis Theatre. Production shots have[...]

Barbra Streisand’s writers are hard at work

HollywoodNews.com: Songwriting greats Alan and Marilyn Bergman aren’t taking much time to bask in the glow of Barbra Streisand’s widely-praised new “What Matters Most” tribute album of their songs. They’re in the midst of working on a new version of “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom.” The Emmy-winning[...]

Kim Kardashian going dark for wedding

HollywoodNews.com: Kim Kardashian is almost all set for her wedding day, and while the dress is the most talked about item, her hair is also at the center of attention. Kim will reportedly keep her hair dark much like her natural color for the big day with Kris Humphries, states UsMagazine.com. While[...]

Writers Guild blocking “Bring It On” musical

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Broadway musicals inspired by popular films are nothing new. Theater crowds routinely line up for “Marry Poppins,” “The Lion King” or “Legally Blonde.” And if you can’t make it to Manhattan, traveling productions usually bring the music and run to you via regional tours. But on the eve[...]

“Weeds” star Hunter Parrish is broadway bound

HollywoodNews.com: He’s been playing Mary-Louise Parker’s son Silas Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds for seven seasons now but Hunter Parrish is proving to be an in-demand star of major musicals as well. The young actor, who also played the son of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in the romantic comedy It’s Complicated,[...]

‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron takes her hair to the pink side

HollywoodNews.com: Maybe ‘Glee’ star Dianna Agron was inspired by Katy Perry’s recent pink hair as the TV star changed things up quite a bit recently. Agron, who chopped off her long blonde locks this year, has now dyed her hair bright pink, states UsMagazine.com. While Agron recently stepped out for the[...]

“The King’s Speech” heading to Broadway – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From Best Picture winner to Broadway sensation? That could end up being the case now that Tom Hooper’s “Thee King’s Speech” is heading to the Great White Way. Producer Michael Alden announced on his site that “Speech,” which Oscar-winning screenwriter David Seidler originally conceived as a stage play,[...]

“The King’s Speech” coming to broadway in Fall 2012

HollywoodNews.com: I told you first, and quite a while ago, that “The King’s Speech” would head to Broadway after its run as a film. Then it won the Oscar. Now I’m told that David Seidler’s Oscar winning movie–he wrote the screenplay after he wrote it as a play–will come to[...]