‘Wicked’ movie musical to fly into theaters Christmas 2021
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winds have changed again for the long-awaited movie version of the hit musical "Wicked."
Universal Pictures says Friday that the film will land in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. It had originally been on the schedule for this December.
Stephen Daldry is still set to direct the film, with Marc Platt producing.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The summer movie going season roared to life with the record-breaking opening weekend for "Avengers: Infinity War," but industry leaders want audiences and theater owners to know that a healthy movie business is not just about the superheroes.
Hugh Jackman constantly has anxiety when making a movie.
The 49-year-old actor is a veteran of blockbusters starring as Marvel mutant Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise and his own standalone trilogy but he always approaches each job with nerves.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Jackman said: "I have anxiety about a job. I worry and I think about them - hope tomorrow goes OK."
Eddie Redmayne is gearing up to play Fagin in a new movie version of 'Oliver'.
The 'Theory of Everything' star is reportedly being lined up to play the villain in a film version of the popular musical after showing off his singing in movie musical 'Les Misérables'.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Eddie has always wanted to play the part of Fagin. It's a role that has been close to him since he was a child so this is a great opportunity and he's keen.
Former Pearland resident’s anti-bullying film to be screened in Katy
Aaron Alon was an adjunct professor teaching the history of rock 'n' roll at Alvin Community College in 2011, when the idea came to him for "Bully," a movie musical that will premiere Sept. 24-25 at a movie theater in Katy.
The inspiration came from an incident in Cypress, where Alon would later become a professor of music at Lone Star College-CyFair, in which a 13-year-old boy killed himself in response to what his parents said was years of bullying at school.
Meet P.T. Barnum, that stunningly handsome, deliciously dashing, captivating singer who will be filling movie screens next year.
Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway’s fall season
NEW YORK (AP) — "Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I" and "My Fair Lady," has died. She was 86.
Michael Kirsten, senior vice president of Nixon's talent agency, Harden-Curtis Associates, said she died Sunday of cancer in New York. "She passed away peacefully with her family at her side," he said.
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