Jennifer Nettles Set To Make Her Broadway Debut In Chicago The February!

Jennifer-Nettles1(PCM) As announced this morning on NBC “Today,” Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and international music superstar Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut this February in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO.

Nettles joins the Broadway company in the starring role of Roxie Hart for a limited eight-week engagement — Monday, February 2through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.)

“Broadway has always been a special, magical place, with a wonderful tradition of singers and actors,” said Jennifer Nettles. “I feel honored and proud to be part of this great tradition. Taking on such an iconic role as Roxie in CHICAGO is a dream come true.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Jennifer into our CHICAGO family this winter,” said producer … Read More…

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There’s A Whole Lot of Singing in the New Trailer for “The Last 5 Years”

TheLast5Years(PCM) The first trailer for RADiUS’ dramedy musical, The Last 5 Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the last 5 years of the young hopeful couple’s failed marriage.

The trailer, clocking in at a little over two minutes, features both Kendrick and Jordan singing their hearts out and is a good tip-off that The Last 5 Years will probably be most enjoyed by someone who is a huge fan of musicals.

Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last 5 Years is the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical based on his own failed marriage to Theresa O’Neill.

Showcasing the talents of Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect) and Jeremy Jordan (Six by Soundheim, Joyful Noise), both seasoned actors with great voices and prior Broadway experience, The Last 5 Years opens in select theaters starting February … Read more

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Emily Blunt and James Cordon Lose the Cow in New Clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Awards season is upon us and with awards season comes rampant speculation as to which movie is going to be nominated for what award ; Disney’s musical Into the Woods is at the top of many pundits’ lists for at least the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip leading up to Into the Woods‘ Christmas Day release, giving fans more footage of the interaction between Meryl Streep as the Witch and James Cordon and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife. 

The Witch gives the Baker and his wife a scare after they lose their cow, a crucial part of the magic needed to lift a curse. Watch the new clip below!

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the Read more

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First Full Look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

EWIntotheWoods(PCM) Johnny Depp, no stranger to outlandish and outrageous make-up and costumes, has finally revealed his full look for Disney’s film adaption of Stephen Soundheim and James Lapin’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Into the Woods, on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

Until now, fans have only been able to catch a fleeting glimpse of Depp as the Wolf in the film’s trailers, but now thanks to EW, you can catch a full look at the Academy Award nominated actor decked out in furs, bushy eyebrows, and a spindly mustache.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by Read more

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Neil Patrick Harris Set To Host The 2015 Academy Awards

20141015(PCM) It was just revealed that Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars. The occasion will mark Harris’ first time hosting the awards ceremony.

The 87th Oscars is set to air on February 22nd, 2015 on ABC.

“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris. “To be asked to follow in the … Read more

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Interview with Fifth Beatle author Vivek Tiwary

(PCM) While you may not know his face, you are certainly aware of his work! Vivek Tiwary is the author of the NY Times best-selling graphic novel “The Fifth Beatle”and also was the producer of the hit Broadway musical Green Day’s “American Idiot”.

Tiwary chatted with us about the upcoming film adaptation of “The Fifth Beatle” which is currently in pre-production. He revealed “we are still currently working on casting, but should have some announcements soon. We are talking to someone for the lead role of Brian Epstein”.

Tiwary told us that he has been a fan of The Beatles for as long as he can remember and credits his mother for introducing him to their music. He also said that Sir Paul McCartney sent him a note saying that he enjoyed the book and had his seal of approval. Tiwary says”It was surreal!”

Tiwary is also currently working on … Read more

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Actress Elaine Stritch Dead At Age 89

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(PCM) Beloved actress and singer Elaine Stritch has tragically passed away at the age of 89 at her home in Birmingham, Alabama.

Stritch had only recently relocated to Alabama last year, as she had famously resided at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.

Stritch’s illustrious career spans over 70 years with roles in films such as “September”, “Small Time Crooks”, “Cocoon:The Return”, “Cadillac Man”, “Monster-in-Law” as well as television appearances on “30 Rock”, “Law And Order”, and ” The Cosby Show”.

Her career also included several notable roles in Broadway shows “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf”, “Endgame” and “Showboat” and has earned multiple Tony nominations. She was also the star of a one-woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty”, which was another Broadway smash hit.

A documentary about her life titled “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” was also released earlier this year.

No immediate cause death has been revealed at this time and … Read more

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Actor Shia LaBeouf Arrested At A Broadway Theater

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(PCM) Former star of the “Transfomers” film franchise, 28-year old actor Shia LaBeouf was kicked out of a Broadway Theater in New York City for disorderly conduct and creating a disturbance.

A spokesperson for the show, “Cabaret” at Studio 54, …

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The Gospel According To Josh

Josh RivedaleAfter a 60-city tour, Huffington Post columnist, playwright, performer, and international public speaker Josh Rivedal returns to New York City with The Gospel According to Josh—his autobiographical 30-character, 1-man show described as a parable, a mitzvah, and a comedy all rolled into one. Brent Buell directs. Four performances will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in NYC from May 16-18, 2014. Performances will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org).

By the time he turns twenty-five, Josh thinks he’ll have had the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show. After which, his getaway home in the Hamptons would be featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and his face would grace the cover of the National Enquirer as Bigfoot’s not-so-secret lover. Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on … Read more

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Fans May Have Quite A Wait For A “Frozen” Sequel

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(PCM) In news that has come out of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Disney chairman Alan Horn revealed that there are currently no plans in the works at this time for a sequel to the hit Disney film “Frozen”.

However, Horn did reveal to The Hollywood Reporter that majority of Disney’s attention was going to be focused on a upcoming stage version of the blockbuster animated film.

Disney was absolutely thrilled with the box office performance of “Frozen” and as reported early this year, truly saw the film as having franchise potential. It is the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time, bringing in $1.129 billion in ticket sales and selling over 2 million copies of the film’s soundtrack.

It appears that we will definitely see a musical stage version of the film before any type of sequel and it is Disney’s hope that the voice cast will want to return … Read more

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