Last night’s big live production of The Wiz on NBC was pretty much flawless—we loved all the performances, including all the classic numbers. Here’s my fav bit—when they go into the Emerald City and everybody is doing a version of Madonna’s “Vogue.”*
There have been a lot of adaptations of Alice in Wonderland over the years, including a Disney animated version, an X-rated musical, and Tim Burton’s lavish CG fantasia (which is getting a sequel!). But the strangest, and maybe best, is the 1972 version...featuring Peter Sellers as the March Hare and Dudley Moore as…
The Apple is one of the most legendary cult movies of all time—this disco dystopia, in which a singing duo from Saskatchewan get perverted by the Satanic music industry, is a legendary study in excess. But Nigel Lithgoe, the film’s choreographer, really believed he would get an Oscar.
We’ve done the spookiest songs before, but this year we decided to be a bit more fiendish in our Halloweening. So treat yourself to twenty-five songs sung by, for, or about villains.
Not content with a new TV series on the CW, a newly redesigned and shockingly excellent comic relaunch, fighting zombies, Predators and Sharknados, and all the other ways he and his Riverdale pals are conquering the entertainment world, Archie will also get a Broadway musical with help from Anchorman’s Adam McKay.
Murders and executions: American Psycho: The Musical is heading to Broadway early next year, with Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) cast as serial killer/Huey Lewis fan Patrick Bateman. The Bret Easton Ellis adaptation debuted in 2013 in London, with Matt Smith (Doctor Who) on blood-spray duty.
NBC just unveiled a whole slew of crazy genre television, including what’s basically the TV version of Memento, a whole new Heroes, and another apocalypse comedy.
Move over Cinderella, the Beauty and the Beast crew sings and dances. And thanks to actor Sir Ian McKellen (playing the anthropomorphized clock character Cogsworth), we have a full report from the first (and totally insane) table read.
Suddenly Gyllenhaal! Jake Gyllenhaal will briefly star as tortured florist Seymour Krelborn in a limited -run revival of Little Shop of Horrors. But wait, that's not even the big news. Ellen Green is also returning as Audrey!
Because musical TV movie specials are so hot right now, Fox is jumping on the bandwagon. But with a non-live reboot of Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is like the 8th time someone's tried to remake Rocky Horror — and it's still a terrible idea.
We’ve noticed the Flash/Arrow universe contains a remarkable number of characters portrayed by professionally trained singers.
Before Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess was singing "Pinot Noir," he starred as the Witch from Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Burgess reprised his role (briefly) for Sondheim's birthday celebration. Just try and watch this clip without weeping.
Composer Stephen Sondheim wrote a brand spankin' new song for the Into The Woods movie debut. It was titled "She'll Be Back," and it was for Meryl Streep's character — and it was also cut. But they've released the clip and now you can hear new Sondheim.
Did you know that Mel Brooks co-wrote an Archy and Mehitabel musical? I didn't, until after I wrote about the Don Marquis books about the cockroach and cat the other day. Eartha Kitt — Eartha Kitt! — starred in the original stage version. And later, they did an animated movie version.
A Wicked movie by 2016? That is both the most exciting and terrifying news all at once. On the plus side, this is a fabulous musical ripe for the screen, but on the downside it's also terrifying to imagine anyone else playing the two leads besides Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
I have been waiting for the premiere of Galavant for months. Hell, maybe I've been waiting for Galavant all my life. Because to me Galavant is perfect, even when it's not. Here's my review.
We're due for a new audience participation stage show that's a bloody good time. Enter Shaun of the Dead Live! As you can see from this stage play trailer, this adaptation is adorable. And it's made with the blessing of Simon Pegg!
Into the Woods had a powerhouse cast and a gorgeous sound. But there's still something missing in this musical: the death of a certain character. And it nearly kills the movie. Spoilers ahead.
The very best part of Into The Woods is the super fast, sing-song exposition of the ensemble cast. This work is truly at its best when all the cast is crooning and joking together, and these new clips show it.
On this day in 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States — which means it's time to celebrate with what's probably the strangest film made about that dark time in history: 1976's Bugsy Malone. Cheers!