For too much of my life Hollywood executives were gun-shy about making new movies based upon Broadway musicals. Despite the occasional hit like Grease (1978), the prevailing sentiment was that such films were too narrow a niche to attract broad audiences and too old-fashioned to attract the coveted young moviegoers.
Archives for December 12, 2014
By Act IV’s wedding masque celebrating the betrothal of Ferdinand and Miranda, I fully capitulated to the spell of enchantment director Ethan McSweeny has conjured for The Tempest, his latest work at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Looking at the names associated with Signature’s World Premiere of Diner, it’s easy to see why many expect the show to be heading to Broadway in the not-too-distant future. There’s a score by nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, a book by Academy Award winning screenwriter Barry Levinson and it’s being directed by Tony-award winning choreographer […]