The award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the big screen. The musical, which features songs by La La Land and The Greatest Showman team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has been running on Broadway since 2016, and took home Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. Stephen Chbosky, director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the recent Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct.
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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won an Oscar last year for writing La La Land‘s “City of Stars,” and they were nominated at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony for their work on The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Though they went home empty-handed last night, losing to Coco‘s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Pasek and Paul revealed one heck of a consolation prize: they’ve written two brand new songs for Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Find out about the two Aladdin songs below. Read More »
There’s no place like TV for the holidays. At least, that’s where FOX wants you to spend your Christmas, according to the announcement of its latest live TV musical.
The network announced that Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) will be starring in a live performance of A Christmas Story, the 2012 Broadway musical based on the classic movie of the same name. And FOX is bringing in the big guns to help move A Christmas Story to the small screen: A Christmas Story Live will be produced by the songwriting and producing team behind La La Land.
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