Garth Drabinsky Sets ‘Madame Sousatzka’ Musical For His Broadway Comeback

Proving it’s possible to have not just two but three acts in the business there’s no business like, Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky announced today that his production of a new musical based on the novel behind the 1988 Shirley MacLaine vehicle Madame Sousatzka will shake down at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre from February 25 through April 9, 2017 before coming to New York next October at a theater to be announced.
The catch is that if and when the show opens on Broadway…

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Clinton-Trump Debate: YouTube Draws Nearly 2 Million Live Viewers, Online Record for Political Event

YouTube said Monday night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton set a record for a live-streaming political event, with nearly 2 million live concurrent viewers. The Google-owned video service live-streamed the debate from six media outlets: NBC News, Fox News Channel, PBS, the Washington Post, Univision and Telemundo. Still, the Clinton-Trump meeting didn’t… Read more »

Fantastic Fest: Annette Kellerman Talks With AMERICAN HONEY’s Sasha Lane

Fantastic Fest: Annette Kellerman Talks With AMERICAN HONEY’s Sasha Lane

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Rebecca Elliott: Congratulations on an incredible debut performance in AMERICAN HONEY. Is it true that you were discovered by director Andrea Arnold while hanging out at the beach?
 
Sasha Lane: It’s true.RE: What’s the story?SL: It’s so weird. Literally I was on the beach and she just thought I stood out. It was our meeting and it’s like it was all meant to happen. We hung out for like a week right after, and she was like, yeah.
 

 
RE: Did you already have a background in acting?SL: None! And it’s not even…like I refused it. I’m so awkard and uncomfortable- I’m like, “Eh? no.”RE: That’s surprising because you seem like such a natural. SL: I’m super into psychology and super into energies of people and all of that. So I think that really helped with it. But, yeah, I had no acting experience.
 

 
RE: What about the other kids in the film? Were they cast from auditions or did Arnold find them like she found you?SL: Pretty much. A lot of it was on the street in passing. Whatever town we were in she picked them up from random places. Some had an audition, but it was street kids, so pretty much whoever could come over.

RE: She got some great performances from the other actors. I was like, wait are these professional actors playing amateur or are these complete newcomers.

SL: They all have their own personalities, and it’s beautiful within its own thing. I think that’s why…it’s like you’re so amazing because

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‘The Crown’: Netflix’s Drops Full Trailer To Queen Elizabeth Drama Series

The Crown must win, must always win” remarks from the trailer of Netflix’s new original series The Crown, which chronicles the early days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The show is created and written by Peter Morgan and reunites him with The Queen team of director Stephen Daldry and producer Andy Harries.
The series stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy as the British…

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Will This Fix Neighboring Rights? Kobalt Purchases Fintage House

If you’ve ever tried dealing with ‘neighboring rights,’ we feel sorry for you.  Especially if you’re dealing with Europe.  Now, Kobalt is aiming to improve a messy arena and growing the neighboring rights pot with the acquisition of Fintage House. The complex and oftentimes frustrating area known as ‘neighboring rights’ may soon become streamlined. And, […]

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The Spotify Web Player: Is It For You?

Spotify’s in a good position. Although they have yet to turn a profit, they’ve reached the 40 million member mark, outpacing Apple Music’s growth. According to 9To5Mac, Spotify grew by approximately 10 million members in the last 5 months, while Apple Music only managed to snag around 4 million members. Today we’re going to be […]

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Lifetime Releases First Trailer for ‘Who Killed JonBenét?’ Movie, Casts Young Burke Ramsey

Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming JonBenét Ramsey TV movie, “Who Killed JonBenét?” The cabler has also filled out the cast for the telepic, casting the young actor to play JonBenét’s brother, Burke Ramsey, who will be played by nine-year-old Kiefer O’Reilly. The Lifetime movie will follow the real-life story of JonBenét’s murder, featuring… Read more »