As the original cinema release of 'West Side Story' turns 60 years old, here are 10 of the best films based on musical theatre shows.
Kay Cannon reveals why 'Single Ladies' ended up on the cutting room floor of the new Amazon musical.
Camila Cabello says she was 'lucky' to step on to a movie set alongside the star of 'Frozen'.
“Films take a long time to gestate. But when I read this new script once Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) was attached, Quiara and Lin had found a way to open it up… make it more current."
It was during the summer of 2019 that the cast and crew of In The Heights descended on New York to bring the cinematic adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s celebrated musical to the big screen.
The role is traditionally played by a man on stage, but Emma Thompson will now play the head of Crunchem Hall.
The series will follow the arrival of the Pink Ladies at Rydell High and the subsequent chaos they caused.
“The Hate U Give” star Amandla Stenberg has joined the cast of the film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen” at Universal and features the music and lyrics from “La La Land” duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.Stenberg will play the role of the high school senior Alana, which has been expanded and re-conceived from the original stage musical; it will now have Stenberg singing a new song that she will also write in collaboration with Pasek and Paul.“Dear Evan Hansen” is the story of a high school senior who has severe social anxiety and has trouble connecting with others and making friends. After the suicide of a classmate, Hansen gets caught in a lie that brings him closer to his classmate’s family. Stenberg’s Alana in the film has a cheery facade and a social-media-savvy, but it masks her deeper loneliness and isolation.Also Read: Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Adds 'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Mike Faist, Singer Ana IsabelleStephen Chbosky (“Wonder,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is directing “Dear Evan Hansen.” Ben Platt, who played Hansen on stage, is expected to reprise the title role, and “Booksmart” star Kaitlyn Dever was also reported back in June to be in talks.Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, wrote the script. Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based banner Marc Platt Productions.Universal’s senior vice president of production Sara Scott and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee production on behalf of the studio.Stenberg is also known for her roles in “Everything, Everything” and “The Darkest Minds,” and she most recently starred in the Netflix series “The Eddy.” She is represented by UTA and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.Read original story Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal At TheWrap
Despite Disney's many musical hits, its famous songwriters didn't always hit the right notes.
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Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise their roles from 'Beauty and the Beast' for the new streaming series.
Judy Craymer said she has was due to start work on 'Mamma Mia! 3' during lockdown.
The British wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, also appeared in a number of movies.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber 'begged' the team behind 'Cats' to make changes to a scene featuring James Corden's Bustopher Jones.
Catchy hits such as 'Shine' and 'Never Forget' are set to appear on the big screen, along with new Take That music.
Bradley Cooper could be about to flex his vocal cords as the Bee Gees star, just a few years after crooning in 'A Star is Born'.
'Matilda' could be bringing in Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes to take on another iconic villain.
Broadway Vacation The Musical, with characters from the popular Chevy Chase-fronted film franchise, will make its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall. Though no announcement was made regarding actual Broadway plans for Broadway Vacation, the Seattle venue has been the starting ground for various New York-bound productions over the years, including Hairspray, […]
Director Hamish Hamilton and stars Auli’i Cravalho and Shaggy have gone under the sea to explain how ABC’s upcoming The Little Mermaid live special will translate to screens. Hamilton, who also is an exec producer, revealed that it will be half-live musical and half-original animated feature – an “interesting hybrid.” He said that people will […]