Kong Kong Broadway

The last time we saw King Kong careening around New York City was in the virtual world of the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Before that, it was at the end of Peter Jackson’s 2005 film adaptation (which, by the way, is better than you remember). But now the giant ape is heading from Skull Island to the Big Apple once again – this time in a Broadway musical. Check out a new teaser video for the King Kong Broadway production below.
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harry potter and the cursed child california

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will bring its unique brand of magic to the West Coast.

After originating at London’s West End, the Tony-winning Harry Potter play continues to head westward following an acclaimed run in New York City. The show will arrive in California in 2019.

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The Greatest Showman Broadway

Break out the top hats and awkward lip-syncing: The Greatest Showman may be headed to Broadway. The Hugh Jackman-starring musical was a surprise hit, and now it might make the leap from screen to stage.

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Labyrinth musical

Get ready to dance, magic, dance all over again, as a Labyrinth musical is bound for the stage. Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson and Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, says plans for a Labyrinth musical based on the cult classic film are currently underway.

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the room on broadway

The Room refuses to die. One of the best worst movies ever made continues to flourish, thanks to a cult following and the hit comedy The Disaster Artist. Now, Tommy Wiseau, the madman/genius behind the inept flick wants to stage The Room on Broadway. Watch out, Hamilton – you’re about to have some serious competition.

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Willy Wonka Live in Concert

Almost a year ago, we heard that Warner Bros. was developing a new movie based on the early adventures of Willy Wonka, the enigmatic chocolatier immortalized in the pages of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and memorably brought to life by the late Gene Wilder in a 1971 movie adaptation. But while movement on that project has been quiet, there’s another new Willy Wonka coming to town.

This November, Full House star John Stamos will star as Willy Wonka live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, alongside Weird Al Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas (?!) and Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard as Charlie Bucket.
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Una trailer

Ben Mendelsohn has made quite a name for himself playing villains, criminals, deadbeats, and other unsavory types in everything from Animal Kingdom to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the past few years. But Una may give him his most unsettling role yet.

Directed by Benedict Andrews from a script by David Harrower (who also wrote the play it’s based on), Una stars Rooney Mara as a young woman who sets out to confront the man who abused her years ago. Mendelsohn plays that man, who has since managed to rebuild his life under an assumed name. Riz Ahmed co-stars as his co-worker. Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting a Star Wars reunion in a harrowing sex abuse drama. Watch the Una trailer below.  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted this summer to a glowing reception from Potterheads. But chances are you haven’t had a chance to enjoy it in its proper form yet. The play only opened in London’s West End, so unless you live in the area or were able to travel there, you had to make do with the published script and the power of your imagination.

But it looks like things are going to get a bit easier for Stateside Potterheads in the not-too-distant future. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is looking to hop on its broomstick and fly across the pond to New York, with plans to open in 2018. Get all the details on the Cursed Child Broadway debut below.  Read More »

13 Going On 30 Musical

Since the 1980s comedy favorite Big starring Tom Hanks (who just hosted a great episode of Saturday Night Live) has already been turned into a musical, it only makes sense that the female-centric successor 13 Going On 30 gets the same treatment.

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‘Clue’ Stage Adaptation Coming in 2017

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Clue is heading out of the mansion and onto the stage. A new play is in the works from Jonathan Lynn, who co-wrote and directed the 1985 movie based on the Hasbro board game. The plan is for Clue to debut next year in Pennsylvania and then embark on a national tour.  Read More »