Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' after Feldstein says the production 'decided to take the show in a different direction'
Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" — the role famously played by the legendary Barbra Streisand — starting on September 6.news.yahoo.com
Barbra Streisand, Beanie Feldstein, and the original "Funny Girl," Fanny Brice
After 58 years, the very first revival of the musical "Funny Girl," about the famed Ziegfeld Follies comedienne, is opening on Broadway – and "Booksmart" star Beanie Feldstein is dancing into some very big shoes.cbsnews.com
"The Humans": A Thanksgiving feast of family drama
The new movie, adapted from the Tony Award-winning play, is a story familiar to any family that has gathered together for a bumpy holiday celebration. The cast reunited to tell "Sunday Morning" what they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving.cbsnews.com
Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows
Live theater is uniquely tested by the virus, one reason it will be among the last sectors to return to normal. It's not technically live theater, but its soul is theatrical. Play and musical licensor Concord Theatricals says theater companies across the country are looking for flexibility in case of virus restrictions. Launched shortly before the pandemic with 15 podcasts, the theater shutdown initially wiped out its revenue streams, advertising and sponsorship. “It’s not anything that will ever replace live theater, but it’s an extension.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this years Oscars. A handful of actors from this years best picture winner Parasite, including Jang Hye-Jin, Jo Yeo-Jeong, Park So-Dam and Lee Jung-Eun, were also invited to join. The Academy said that 49% of the new invitees are international and represent some 68 countries. It has since surpassed those goals and continues to infuse membership classes with both women and people from underrepresented communities.