‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Will Move to Broadway in November

“Dear Evan Hansen” has solidified plans for its buzzed-about Broadway transfer, with producer Stacey Mindich planning a November openign at a Shubert Organization theater. The musical, which premiered in DC in 2015 and is currently playing an Off Broadway run at Second Stage Theater, follows Evan Hansen, a high school student, who pretends to be… Read more »

The Amazing – “Ambulance”

The Amazing - AmbulanceWith last year’s Picture You, the Amazing established themselves as masters of the moody, expansive guitar epic. It was an undefinable collection of soaring compositions that touched on prog, post-rock, and pop on their way to transcendent emotional peaks. The Dungen-affiliated Swedish quintet is already back with another album called Ambulance, and based on … More »

Walter Schriefels – “Overjoyed” (Stereogum Premiere)

Walter Schriefels - "Overjoyed" (Stereogum Premiere)Walter Schriefels is an underground legend. He’s played in a slew of bands since the mid-’80s — among them Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools, and Walking Concert — and released his debut solo LP, An Open Letter To The Scene, six years ago. Schriefels is known for his dexterity; though he came … More »

This Gun Control Campaign Lets You Sign a Yearbook for Kids Who’ll Never Have One

Tragically, the youngsters in this yearbook will never graduate from high school. In fact, they’ll never grow up at all to reach their potential, or experience the fullness of life. And that’s because each one was a victim of gun violence. 

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‘The Interestings’ & ‘The Last Tycoon’ Dramas Among New Amazon Pilots

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season. They include hourlong dramas The Interestings, adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s bestseller, directed by Mike Newell and starring Lauren Ambrose, and The Last Tycoon, written and directed by Oscar-nominated Billy Ray. Both are co-produced with TriStar Television and will be available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Six kids pilots also are on the lineup, the live-action Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and animated pilots The Cur…

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Vimeo’s VHX Launches In-App Subscriptions for Apple, Roku Devices

Video channel operators on Vimeo’s VHX subscription VOD platform can now let users subscribe directly from apps for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Roku devices. Sellers on the VHX currently launched with in-app subscriptions in the Apple and Roku app stores include MHz Networks, which offers foreign-language programming for U.S. consumers, as well as YouTube channels Black&Sexy TV, and… Read more »

‘The Boxcar Children’ Series Of Books To Be Produced As Family Films

Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics have entered into a long-term production and distribution partnership for a slate of new family movies based on several classic and contemporary children’s book series, which will begin with The Boxcar Children. The other titles are not yet known, however the films based on the properties will be either animation or live-action. The plan is to produce a minimum of four feature-length movies over the first two years with the first wave to…

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Big Search – “Can’t Understand The News” (Stereogum Premiere)

Big Search - Life Dollars“Life Dollars are accrued by attending matinees and barbecues, taking stoned naps, water sports, romantic escape and all the other things you think you haven’t earned. Big Search rejects the monetizing of self worth, thus Life Dollars can not be measured by numbers, only vague piles,” says Matt Popieluch of the reasoning behind the title … More »