Monday, June 14, 2010

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ... FROM SCREEN TO STAGE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ...

FROM SCREEN TO STAGE

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It has been in the past that Hollywood has sourced many of it’s outstanding movies from the Broadway stage. Now it appears that Broadway is doing the reverse and seeking inspiration of many movies for new shows.

These are some that have already been announced for commencing on Broadway in 2011.

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
•    Attached: Andy Blankenbuehler (Director, Choreographer), Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt (music), Amanda Green (lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book), Universal Pictures Stage Productions with Charlie Lyons and Armyan Bernstein of Beacon Communications (Producer)
•    New musical set in the world of competitive cheerleading.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
•    Attached: Marc Shaiman (Music, Lyrics), Scott Wittman (Lyrics), Terrence McNally (Book), Jack O'Brien (Director), Jerry Mitchell (Choreographer)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

DIRTY DANCING
•    Attached: Josef Brown, Amanda Leigh Cobb and Britta Lazenga (Actors), Eleanor Bergstein (Concept, Book), James Powell (Director), Kate Champion (Choreographer), Jacobsen Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions (Producers)
•    New stage show (currently touring) based on the film of the same name.
 
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
•    Attached: Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman (Book)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name.

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GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
•    Attached: Kenny Leon (Director), Todd Kreidler (adaptation) Jeffrey Finn Productions (Producer)
•    New play based on the film of the same name.

LEAP OF FAITH
•    Attached: Alan Menken (Music), Glenn Slater (Lyrics), Janus Cercone (Book), Rob Ashford (Director, Choreograper)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name.

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
•    Attached: Jerry Lewis (Director), Marvin Hamlisch (Music) and Rupert Holmes (Book and lyrics)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name.

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ONCE
•    Attached: John N. Hart, Jr., Jeff Sine and Fred Zollo (Producers)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name.

PURE COUNTRY
•    Attached: Joe Nichols and Lorrie Morgan (Actor), Peter Masterson (Director), Warren Carlyle (Choreographer), Steve Dorff (Music, Lyrics), John Bettis (Lyrics), Rex McGee and Masterson (Book), Randall L. Wreghitt, Chris Presley and Ellen Rusconi (Producer)
•    New musical based on the film of the same name about a country music superstar who leaves it all to find himself.

ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS
•    Attached: Peter Ackerman (book) Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (score), Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer), Barry Brown, Bruce Charet, Dennis Mastro, Dennis Farina and Billy Campbell (Producers)br>
•    A re-thinking of the 1964 Warner Brothers film of the same name.

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ZORBA
•    Attached: David Leveaux (Director), Antonio Banderas (Actor), Barry and Fran Weissler (Producers)
•    A revival of the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Joseph Stein musical based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel "Zorba the Greek."

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