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Julie Andrews To Receive Venice Film Festival Career Achievement Golden Lion

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Julie Andrews To Receive Venice Film Festival Career Achievement Golden Lion
The Venice Film Festival has designated Julie Andrews the recipient of the 2019 Golden Lion for Career Achievement. The Mary Poppins and Sound Of Music star will receive the honor at the 76th Lido event which runs August 28-September 7.

Andrews responded today, “I am so honored to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The Venice Film Festival has long been recognized as one of the world’s most esteemed international film festivals. I thank the Biennale for this acknowledgement of my work and I look forward to being in that beautiful city in September for this very special occasion.”

Venice chief Alberto Barbera noted, “At a very young age, Ms Andrews made a name for herself in the music halls of London and, later, on Broadway thanks to her remarkable singing and acting talent. Her first Hollywood movie, Mary Poppins, gave her top-tier star status,
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A real joy by Anne-Katrin Titze

Kyle MacLachlan with Anne-Katrin Titze in Batsheva on his role in Giant Little Ones: "It's the language and I think a perspective that is one that we don't necessarily hear that often." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Keith Behrman's perceptive Giant Little Ones stars Josh Wiggins as teenager Franky, Kyle MacLachlan and Maria Bello as his parents, Darren Mann as best friend Ballas, plus Taylor Hickson, Peter Outerbridge, Stephanie Moore, Olivia Scriven, Kiana Madeira, Hailey Kittle, and Niamh Wilson.

In David Lynch's Twin Peaks, Kyle MacLachlan eerily transformed from Agent Dale Cooper to Dougie Jones and in last year's highly successful The House With A Clock In Its Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, Kyle morphed into a fantastically eldritch warlock, a role he enjoyed playing very much, he told me when we met. In high school he performed in Cole Porter's Anything Goes, Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers' Oklahoma!
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Eliza Doolittle Waltzes Back to Theaters in My Fair Lady February 17th & 20th

What: Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins (Academy Award winner Rex Harrison) match wits while singing and dancing their way through one of the most visually magnificent and transcendent musicals of all time in “My Fair Lady.” Remastered for the ultimate visual and audio experience, the hit musical will return to movie theaters nationwide for two days only on February 17 and 20, 2019, accompanied by pre- and post-film insights by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Harrison), Best Director and Best Cinematography, “My Fair Lady” continues to dazzle the eyes, ears and hearts of audiences everywhere with its captivating story of a poor London flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is plucked out of obscurity and remade into a glamorous socialite. Based on the Broadway musical by Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, “My Fair Lady” contains such indelible songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,
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Ruthie Ann Miles Books First. U.S. Performance Since Daughter's Death and Losing Unborn Baby

Ruthie Ann Miles Books First. U.S. Performance Since Daughter's Death and Losing Unborn Baby
Ruthie Ann Miles continues to soldier on in the wake of tragedy.

The Tony Award winner has booked her first gig since the car crash that took the life of her 5-year-old daughter and the loss of her unborn baby less than a year ago.

On March 4, 2019, the actress, 35, will join Lin-Manuel Miranda in a performance of Camelot to benefit New York City’s Lincoln Center, where the concert will be held, according to a press release from the theater.

Miranda will star as King Arthur and Miles will play Nimue, the enchantress who gives the legendary monarch his magical sword,
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The 3rd time’s the charm for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Grammys? It needs to watch out for ‘The Band’s Visit’

As of this writing “Jesus Christ Superstar” is predicted to win this year’s Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album with 82/25 odds. It’s a live recording of NBC’s Emmy-winning telecast, unlike the other nominees, which are studio recordings of traditional stage productions. Could that help or hurt “Superstar”?

This isn’t the show’s first time at the Grammys. The original concept album was nominated for Album of the Year back in 1972, but lost to Carole King for her second studio album, “Tapestry.” The very next year the Broadway cast recording was nominated for Album of the Year, but it lost too; Grammy voters picked “The Concert for Bangladesh” by George Harrison and Friends instead. So the iconic rock opera has a major Grammy Iou, especially considering how its creators — composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice — went on to win multiple Grammys themselves.

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TCM Brings 14 Classic Movies Back to Theaters in 2019

Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history in 2019 when Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) come together for the fourth annual "TCM Big Screen Classics," presenting 14 film favorites throughout the year, spanning seven decades.

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to groundbreaking movies from the seventies, eighties and nineties, the TCM Big Screen Classics series combines each film with little-known facts and insight provided by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. In addition, every film is presented in its original aspect ratio, offering audiences the chance to see these movies on the big screen just as they were originally enjoyed.

The lineup for the 2019 "TCM Big Screen Classics" includes:

&#8226 The Wizard of Oz - 1/27, 29 & 30&#8226 My Fair Lady - 2/17 & 20&#8226 To Kill a Mockingbird - 3/24 & 27&#8226 Ben-Hur - 4/14 & 17 &#8226 True Grit - 5/5 & 8&#8226 Steel Magnolias - 5/19, 21 & 22&#8226 Field of Dreams - 6/16 & 18&#8226 Glory - 7/21 & 24 &#8226 Hello, Dolly! - 8/11 & 14&#8226 Lawrence of Arabia - 9/1 & 4&#8226 The Shawshank Redemption
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Brigadoon Cast Recording Set for December 7th Release

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Lerner amp Loewe's Brigadoon - New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, December 7. Brigadoon has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Released to celebrate both the 70th anniversary of the original production of the show and the Alan Jay Lerner Centennial, the recording is based on the New York City Center Annual Gala Production, which was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with Jack Viertel serving as artistic advisor. Brigadoon stars Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson and Stephanie J. Block, and features the Encores Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman
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Tony Awards battle for Best Musical Revival: ‘My Fair Lady’ vs. ‘Carousel’

This past Broadway season included only three musical revivals — “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady” and “Once on this Island” — and they all received multiple Tony nominations. Two of them are new mountings of classics from the golden age while the third is a new take on a contemporary classic. Here’s what each of the three nominees for Best Musical Revival have going for them.

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Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “My Fair Lady” currently sits in first place with 3/10 odds. The latest Broadway revival of Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe’s 1956 classic received 10 nominations overall. It was also nominated in all four acting categories as well as directing for Bartlett Sher and choreography for Christopher Gattelli. Sher helmed Tony-winning revivals of “South Pacific” (2008) and “The King & I” (2015) both for Lct. In the era of the #MeToo movement,
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Cast Recording Announced for Brigadoon Starring O'Hara and Wilson

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record the New York City Center Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President amp CEO production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical Brigadoon, for a new cast recording to be released this fall. Brigadoon has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Starring Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson and Stephanie J. Block, the show features The Encores Orchestra, led by Music Director Rob Berman. The Annual Gala Production was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with Jack Viertel serving as artistic advisor. The album is being produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman.
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My Fair Lady Announces Digital Ticket Lottery

Lincoln Center Theater has announced an online ticket lottery for its new production of Lerner amp Loewe's My Fair Lady, beginning with the musical's first preview Thursday, March 15 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater 150 West 65 Street. Opening night for My Fair Lady, considered the most beloved musical of all time, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, directed by Bartlett Sher, is Thursday, April 19.
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‘The Greatest Showman’: How ‘This Is Me’ Morphed from a Low-Key Ukulele Song into an Oscar-Nominated Anthem

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‘The Greatest Showman’: How ‘This Is Me’ Morphed from a Low-Key Ukulele Song into an Oscar-Nominated Anthem
If Benj Pasek and Justin Paul had been better at pirouettes, there’s a good chance that they would not be the reigning Best Original Song Oscar winners (“City of Stars,” “La La Land”), now vying for their second statues (“This Is Me,” “The Greatest Showman”).

The composers — who have only scripted songs for two completed films — became friends during their first week at the University of Michigan, where they studied musical theater. “We were the two worst students in our ballet class, which was required for our major,” Pasek told IndieWire by phone. “We were so bad at it that we would kind of hide behind each other and cover for each other, so that the teacher wouldn’t notice.” Unlike their confident, tights-clad peers, Pasek and Paul were dance novices in baggy sweatpants.

The next year, when they got cast as “Man with Camera” (Pasek) and “Coroner/Back-Up
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2018 Broadway spring season preview of musicals: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

In the last four months of the 2017-18 Broadway season, six productions of musicals (four new, two revivals) will open. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? (Read our preview of the nine plays coming to Broadway this spring.)

Below, we recap the plot of each musical as well as the awards history of its author, cast and creative types and the opening and (where applicable) closing dates.

“Escape to Margaritaville” (previews begin February 16; opens March 15)

In this new jukebox musical consisting of Jimmy Buffett songs, Tully, a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

With a book by Emmy winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”, 2006) and Emmy nominated actor Mike O’Malley (“Glee”, 2010), this production stars Drama Desk nominee Paul Alexander Nolan
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Brigadoon

Balletic, stylized and rather aloof, MGM’s biggest musical for 1954 still has what musical lovers crave — good dancing, beautiful melodies and unabashed romantic sentiments. Savant has a bad tendency to fixate on the inconsistencies of its fantasy concept — in which God places an ideal Scottish village outside the limits of Time itself.

Brigadoon

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1954 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Virginia Bosler, Jimmy Thompson.

Cinematography: Joseph Ruttenberg

Art Direction: Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons

Film Editor: Albert Akst

Original Music: Frederick Loewe

Screenplay, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Produced by Arthur Freed

Directed by Vincente Minnelli

MGM underwent some severe cutbacks in 1953; most of its contract players were dropped including the majority of its proud roster of stars. The studio would have to survive in a new kind of Hollywood,
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‘Padmé’ Trailer Is a Morbid Mashup of Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’ and ‘Star Wars’ — Watch

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‘Padmé’ Trailer Is a Morbid Mashup of Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’ and ‘Star Wars’ — Watch
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical “Camelot” features prominently in “Jackie,” which isn’t the first time Natalie Portman has portrayed a kind of royalty. She also played Queen Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequels, and now the clever, inevitable mashup trailer for “Padmé” has arrived courtesy of filmmaker Nelson Carvajal. Watch it below.

Read More: ‘Jackie’ Exclusive Featurette: Natalie Portman, Pablo Larraín and The Rest of the Cast Discuss Jackie Kennedy Biopic

Accompanied by the music from the first trailer for “Jackie” (which is itself lifted from, you guessed it, “Camelot”), images from episodes I, II and III remind us of the agony and ecstasy (but mostly agony) of the monarch’s romance with Anakin Skywalker — Aka the future Darth Vader. “Episode III” has a grand funeral procession just as surely as “Jackie” does, albeit for a very different character.

Read More: ‘Jackie’: How Pablo Larraín
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La La Land Movie Review #EmmaStone

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La La Land Movie Review #EmmaStone
La La Land Summit Entertainment (A Division of Lionsgate Films) Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Damien Chazelle Written by: Damien Chazelle Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons Screened at: Park Avenue, NYC, 11/16/16 Opens: December 9, 2016 If you’re of a certain age or simply catch up on movies made before you were born, you are likely to say “They don’t write musicals the way they used to.” You’re thinking of the oeuvre of George M. Cohan, George and Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Some of their traditional musicals are revived on Broadway, and deservedly so. [ Read More ]

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Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Opens Their Season with The Musical World Of Lerner And Loewe

OnOctober 14, 2016 at 800Pm,The New York Pops,led by Music DirectorSteven Reineke,launched its 34thseason atCarnegie Hall's Stern AuditoriumPerelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works ofAlan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.In celebration of the 60thAnniversary of their landmark production ofMy Fair Lady, The New York Pops will highlight the songwriting team's iconic collaborations from the Golden Age of Broadway, including selections fromCamelot,Brigadoon,Gigi,andPaint Your Wagon. Guest artistsColin DonnellandLaura Osnesof Broadway famealongside operatic baritoneNathan Gunnwill bring these legendary show tunes to life with the full 78-piece New York Pops. The orchestra and soloists will be joined byJudith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett in Bay Street's My Fair Lady

Bay Street Theater has justannounced that My Fair Lady will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. The classic musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture. The production is directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast onstage below
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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Bay Street Theater's My Fair Lady with Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett & More

Bay Street Theater has announcedMY Fair Lady, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based onPygmalionby George Bernard Shaw amp Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival ofSpring Awakeningis now in rehearsals in NYC.My Fair LADYwill runAugust 2 - 28. Check out photos below
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 7/8/16- Camelot

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner book and lyrics and Frederick Loewe music. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz.
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Paul Alexander Nolan Replaces Douglas Hodge in My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theater; Full Cast Set!

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team ofMY Fair Lady, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based onPygmalionby George Bernard Shaw amp Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival ofSpring Awakening.My Fair LADYwill runAugust 2 - 28.
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