Update: It’s official: the Groundhog Day musical will open on Broadway at the August Wilson Theater on April 17th 2017, with a start date for previews announced. Casting has also not been announced but Variety expects Andy Karl to reprise the Bill Murray role which has earned him raves in the UK.
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Hot on the heels of news that Tim Burton’s horror comedy Beetlejuice would be turned into a Broadway musical, another major motion picture will be getting the stage treatment. However, unlike Beetlejuice and many other movies to be turned into musicals in recent years, this particular Best Picture nominated film was a musical to begin with.
Moulin Rouge! is Baz Luhrmann‘s magnificent musical that blends original music with an eclectic mix of chart-topping pop and rock tues repurposed for a vibrant, wild, Bohemian romance. It’s easily one of the best musicals to grace the big screen in the 21st century, and now it’s heading to the stage. Read More »
If the Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming celebration of Tim Burton next month, appropriately called Septemburton, wasn’t enough gothic circus fun for you folks, then we have some good news. Beetlejuice will be getting the musical treatment on Broadway.
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I love musicals and I adore tabletop games, but my affection for both of them is about to be severely tested — a Monopoly stage musical is in the works. A Broadway show based on the world’s most recognizable (and severely outdated and just plain broken) board game is inexplicably in development from people who should know better. This is the kind of news that is genetically engineered to ruin my day. I cannot fathom this thing actually getting made and reaching a New York City stage, but everyone involved should still go directly to creative jail without passing Go or collecting $200.
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Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Hamilton is the rare cultural phenomenon that’s largely enjoyed by people who haven’t actually seen it. Not for lack of interest, mind you, but because Hamilton tickets are basically impossible to get at this point. And creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda broke a lot of hearts last month when he set a July exit date and predicted a Hamilton movie wouldn’t happen “for, like, 20 years.” But finally, we’ve got a tiny bit of good news for those who won’t get to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in time.
Miranda has confirmed that the Hamilton Broadway show will be filmed with the entire original cast before Miranda’s exit. And though Miranda’s understudy Javier Muñoz will step into the role starting next month, Miranda says he could still come back eventually. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
You’ve met the Potters and the Granger-Weasleys; now it’s time to get acquainted with the Malfoys. The upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has released the first official photos of Draco Malfoy, now all grown up and played by Alex Price, and his school-age son Scorpius, played by Anthony Boyle.
The pair round out the Cursed Child cast, which also includes Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), and Cherrelle Skeete (Rose Granger-Weasley). Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Yesterday brought us our first look at the Potter family of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, featuring Jamie Parker as Harry, Poppy Miller as Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as their rather unfortunately named son Albus. Today it’s time to meet their best friends, the Granger-Weasleys.
Paul Thornley plays Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni is Hermione Granger, and Cherrelle Skeete plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Hardcore fans will recall that the Granger-Weasleys also have a son, Hugo, but either he doesn’t exist in the play or he just didn’t feel like showing up for the family portrait. See the latest Harry Potter and the Cursed Child photos below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
An entire generation of readers and moviegoers have grown up alongside Harry Potter, tracking him from his neglected childhood in the Dursleys’ cupboard all the way to his defeat of Voldemort at the Battle of Hogwarts. Now this summer, the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child promises to follow the Boy Who Lived well into adulthood. Jamie Parker stars as Harry, now a middle-aged father of three, while Poppy Miller plays Ginny and Sam Clemmett their son Albus. The first photos of the actors in character have just been released, and you can check ’em out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
J.K. Rowling‘s original Harry Potter book series ended in 2007, and the Harry Potter film series followed not too long after in 2011. But the Harry Potter franchise is as robust and productive as ever. In fact, 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for Potterheads. Not only do we have a spinoff movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming this fall, we’ve also got the imminent opening of Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this spring and the West End debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer.
Of course, all that magic tends to add up. And if your Gringotts vault isn’t exactly overflowing with Galleons, you’ll make sure you want to spend your money wisely. So today, we’ve got a closer look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, and some news about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book due to hit shelves. Yes, you read that right: we’re getting an eighth Harry Potter book. Read More »