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'Scarface' producer Martin Bregman dead at 92

Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Scarface and Dog Day Afternoon producer Martin Bregman, whom actor Al Pacino once described as my guy, is dead. He was 92. The producer died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday evening, reported WNBC 4 New York, according to hollywoodreporter.com. Bregman had also produced Carlito's Way, Serpico and Sea of Love with Pacino. He was slated to produce Da...

4 days ago
'Midnight Cowboy' actress Georgann Johnson dead at 91

Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) Midnight Cowboy actress Georgann Johnson is no more. She was 91. She died on June 4 here, reported variety.com. With a career spanning six decades, the actress first appeared on television in 1950s' commercials, later appearing opposite James Dean in TV drama Life Sentence. Johnson performed in a number of Broadway shows like Critic's Choice op...

4 days ago
Nicole Kidman to create content for Amazon

Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films have signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Under the agreement, Kidman will develop theatrical and series content for the digital company, reports variety.com. Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer, said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. She u...

8 days ago
'Cirque du Soleil' to hold Mumbai show in November: Fadnavis

Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) The world's largest theatrical producer, 'Cirque du Soleil' has announced its first-ever performance in India, to be held here in November, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday. Fadnavis made the announcement after a meeting with its Touring Show's Senior Vice President Finn Taylor in Canada's Montreal, said an official spokesperson here. ...

8 days ago
Robert De Niro swears at Trump at Tony Awards 2018

New York, June 11 (IANS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro, who appeared at the The 72nd Annual Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteens performance of a contemplative, piano-accompanied version of My Hometown, burst out with two bluntly profane blasts aimed at President Donald Trump. I'm just going to say one thing... F**k Trump! De Niro said at the gala on Sunday night, reports deadline....

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'Harry Potter...', 'The Band's Visit' win big at Tony Awards

New York, June 11 (IANS) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two roped in Best Play while The Band's Visit was recognised as the Best Musical at the 72nd Tony Awards that mixed Broadway razzle-dazzle with politically-charged calls to arms. Angels in America, a sprawling two-part drama about the AIDS crisis, was named the year's Best Play Revival. The honour, one of three sta...

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Disney's 'Aladdin' musical to reach Delhi in July

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) After getting a successful opening in Mumbai, Disney India's Broadway-style musical based on Aladdin will premiere here in July. Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow is the producer with exclusive rights for the Indian production of the show. The show will premiere in Delhi on July 6 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, read a statement to IA...

12 days ago
Movie on Tab Hunter, Anthony Perkins' love affair in works

Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Filmmaker J.J. Abrams and actor Zachary Quinto are producing a movie about the secret love affair between two of the most popular leading men of Hollywood -- Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins. Titled Tab & Tony, the Paramount drama is based on Hunter's first person account of his struggle to come to terms with his sexual orientation in 1950s Hollywood, an era ...

13 days ago
Lee Daniels to helm Billie Holiday biopic?

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Lee Daniels is reportedly in talks to helm a biopic on late musician Billie Holiday. Billie may feature R&B singer Andra Day and actor Lakeith Stanfield, although nothing is yet finalised, reports variety.com. The script will be penned by Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Billie, also known as Lady Day, was a legendary...

16 days ago
Joshua Jackson dating Alyssa Julya Smith

Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Almost two years after splitting from Diane Kruge, actor Joshua Jackson has moved on with actress Alyssa Julya Smith. It's been going on for several months now, eonline.com quoted a source as saying. The 39-year-old actor previously admitted he had found dating to be a struggle after splitting with Kruger after a 10-year romance. The source ad...

17 days ago
Ariana Grande thanks LGBTQ fans in open letter

Los Angeles, June 2 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande thanked her fans from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)community and said they mean a lot to her. Billboard editors have asked a group of pop stars to write love letters to the LGBTQ community, and Grande was among the first to respond, saluting her gay brother Frankie and insisting there is nothing more infectious than bei...

25 days ago
Brad Pitt threatened to kill Weinstein for Gwyneth

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow revisited her own experiences with Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s, revealing that actor Brad Pitt had threatened to kill the producer when she told him of the alleged sexual harassment she faced at Weinstein's hands. Weinstein is reportedly expected to surrender to the police in Manhattan on charges that he raped one woman and forced anot...

29 days ago
Actress Patricia Morison dead

Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Patricia Morison, who starred in the original 1948 Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate and The King and I is dead. She was 103. Morison died of natural causes on Sunday at her home here, reports variety.com. Morison was born on March 15, 1915 in New York City. She was the daughter of playwright and actor William Morison and Selena Fraser, a Bri...

1 month ago
Character actor Joseph Campanella dead at 93

Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Veteran character actor Joseph Campanella, who has appeared in more than 200 TV and film roles over his 50-year career, is dead. He was 93. He died at his Sherman Oaks, California, home on Wednesday, his daughter-in-law told variety.com. Campanella appeared across five seasons in late 1960s and early 1970s crime drama Mannix for which he earned a suppor...

1 month ago
'Aladdin' musical brings a smile to the underprivileged

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) A special showcase of the Broadway-style music Aladdin left around 950 underprivileged people with a smile on their face here on Thursday. The Disney musical was staged for beneficiaries from 15 NGOs. It was organised by BookASmile, the charity initiative of BookMyShow, at the National Centre of Performing Arts. They were joined by popular actor and anchor M...

1 month ago
Dance movies set to take a 'step up' in Bollywood

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Is every Bollywood movie a dance movie? How does one define a dance movie? Dance has always been an instrinsic part of films in India. But choreographers like Shiamak Davar and Terence Lewis sense the brewing of a new movement to their advantage -- all thanks to Remo D'Souza's ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. Late actor Shammi Kapoor prancing around to energetic numbers,...

1 month ago
Sachin-Jigar join 'Chhota Bheem The Musical'

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Composers Sachin-Jigar have promised that their compositions for Chhota Bheem The Musical will be fun and catchy. The live action extravaganza, which has Oscar winner Resul Pookutty taking charge of its sound designing, is based on India's popular superhero for children -- 'Chhota Bheem' and his friends from Dholakpur. We are excited about being a part of th...

2 months ago
Fearless Girl defying Wall Steet's Charging Bull to move

New York, April 20 (IANS) A statue of a defiant ponytailed girl staring down Wall Street's Charging Bull will move to a new, permanent location across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, a media report said. The Fearless Girl statue, which was funded by a private company, was installed by surprise and without a permit on March 7, 2017, on the eve of International Women's Day.

2 months ago
Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban to host Tony Awards

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Music artistes Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the theatre industry's biggest awards ceremony Tony Awards. Both artistes have become popular talent on the Broadway lately -- Bareilles wrote the score for the musical Waitress and her two stints in the lead role of the show charging notable sales increases for the production, while Groban spent several...

2 months ago
Nicole Scherzinger game for musical

London, March 26 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Nicole Scherzinger says she wants to write a musical with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. In the past, the 39-year-old singer left the composer furious when she dropped out of Cats on Broadway just one week before rehearsals to re-join The X Factor. But now Scherzinger hopes to pen a musical with Webber. I have several musicals in me. It wo...

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