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‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner & Lin Shaye To Recur In Showtime Sequel Series

‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’: Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner & Lin Shaye To Recur In Showtime Sequel Series
Exclusive: Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Lin Shaye (There’s Something About Mary) are set to recur in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a follow-up to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and
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18 Live-Action Disney Movies in the Works After ‘Aladdin’ (Photos)

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Disney will be pumping out live-action versions of their animated classics for a long time time to come. Here’s a list of titles in the works, including the release date of the original.

Aladdin

Aladdin” is up next: This whimsical and critically acclaimed journey catapulted Robin Williams into four-quadrant comedy stardom thanks to his take on the genie in Aladdin’s lamp. Now the colorful and gritty director Guy Ritchie will try his hand at a reboot. The live-action version stars Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Will Smith and will hit theaters on May 24.

The Lion King

This highly anticipated live-action remake of 1994’s “The Lion King” will hit theaters in July, and is Jon Favreau’s follow-up to his successful “Jungle Book” remake. Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Beyonce, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key and more star.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Adapted from 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the first
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What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members

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What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members
Eight years and eight seasons later, the “Game of Thrones” cast finally has some downtime to relax or move onto other projects. Some stars, like Kit Harington, who told Variety that he doesn’t plan on taking another role as physically demanding as Jon Snow, certainly deserve a break, but others have wasted no time getting back on screen. Here are a few of the upcoming projects you can catch your favorite Westeros characters in next.

Sophie Turner

Just a few short weeks after the “Thrones” finale, superhero fans can see Turner reprise her role as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix” on June 7. It’s unclear whether the actress will keep the role in future X-Men films following the Disney-Fox merger, but she’ll also star in “Broken Soldier,” a drama about a war vet suffering from Ptsd.

Lena Headey

With Cersei Lannister’s fate behind her, Headey’s next
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‘Hadestown’, ‘The Ferryman’, Bryan Cranston Top Drama League Awards

‘Hadestown’, ‘The Ferryman’, Bryan Cranston Top Drama League Awards
Tony nominees Hadestown, The Ferryman and Bryan Cranston for his performance in Network took top honors at the 85th annual Drama League Awards, which were unveiled at a gala luncheon Friday at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The awards, the nation’s oldest theatrical honors, recognize the year’s best distinguished productions and performances along with career achievements.

Hadestown, which leads all nominees for this year’s Tony Awards with 14, won the Drama League awards for Outstanding Production of a Musical, with The Ferryman, with nine Tony noms, winning for Outstanding Production of a Play. Revival honors went to Kiss Me Kate for musical and The Waverly Gallery for play.

Cranston, up for a Best Actor in Play Tony for his portrayal of news anchor Howard Beale, was given the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award. Other winners included Kiss Me Kate‘s Kelli O’Hara; Beetlejuice director Alex Timbers; and Taylor Mac,
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Richard Madden Shoots Down James Bond Speculation: ‘All Just Talk’ (Video)

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Richard Madden Shoots Down James Bond Speculation: ‘All Just Talk’ (Video)
Don’t go breaking our hearts! Richard Madden says speculation that he will be the next James Bond is “just talk.”

At Friday morning’s Cannes press conference to promote the Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” in which Madden next stars, a reporter asked Madden about Bond, adding, “I only bring this up because you wore the signature white tuxedo and pulled it off very well, last night — it’s a done deal, isn’t it?”

“It’s very flattering to be involved in that conversation at all but it’s all just talk and I’m sure next week it’ll be someone different,” Madden responded.

Also Read: Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)

Speculation that the “Game of Thrones” actor would take over the role of 007 started last October, according to Slash Film. Madden has gone on the record before to
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Updated Oscar Predictions For May

As Spring begins to rear its head and the Cannes Film Festival gets underway, thoughts of the awards season to come starts bubbling under the surface. We’re currently about a week out from knowing what the year has in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as it debuts at Cannes, while plenty of studios are beginning to align their presumed show ponies. All this makes it a perfect time to update my predictions and see where the contenders stand right now, here in the middle of May. In a few weeks time, we’ll know more, but this particular moment is prime real estate for a new look at the races. What you’ll see below is an across the board tinkering with Oscar predictions. Chiefly, it’s a reflection of potentially the breakthrough year that Netflix might have. After coming within an eyelash of Best Picture last year,
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The Internet’s Freaking Out Over Benedict Cumberbatch’s Met Gala Outfit

We’re used to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch wearing a bold outfit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Stephen Strange, with his blue threads, red cloak and fabulous Infinity Stone accessory, but the British star proved he’s no slouch in the fashion department in real-life either at this week’s Met Gala.

The event encourages the best and brightest of Hollywood to be as attention-grabbing as possible with their dress sense and Cumberbatch definitely achieved that, at least going by the reaction on social media. Fans of the Sherlock and Avengers: Endgame star couldn’t get enough of Cumberbatch at the Met Gala, which he attended with his wife, Sophie Hunter. Or the real royal couple, as some were calling them.

See for yourself below:

The royal couple has arrived. Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch at the #MetGala pic.twitter.com/uNyK4mhZ8i

— thelostsmiles (@SmilingBenedict) May 6, 2019

Sure, Doctor
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'Avengers: Endgame' scores huge second weekend at UK box office, 'Tolkien' disappoints

The Marvel blockbuster has now grossed £73.5m, achieving the second-highest second weekend ever and breaking into the all-time top 10.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.31.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (May 3-5)Total gross to date Week 1 Avengers: Endgame (Disney) £14.3m £73.5m 2 2 Long Shot (Lionsgate) £814,897 £1.1m 1 3 The Curse Of La Llorona (Warner Bros) £591,139 £769,626 1 4 Tolkien (20th Century Fox) £550,348 £742,771 1 5 A Dog’s Journey (eOne) £499,207 £813,320 1 Disney

Disney’s Avengers: Endgame dominated the UK box office, achieving the second-highest second weekend ever and breaking into the all-time top 10 for the territory.

The film grossed £14.3m from Friday to Sunday, with only Sam MendesJames Bond
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Jane Campion to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Power of the Dog’

Jane Campion to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Power of the Dog’
Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss are set to star in “The Power of the Dog,” the next film from Oscar-winner Jane Campion.

Campion has written and will direct the feature film adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name. This is Campion’s eighth feature film, her first since 2009’s “Bright Star” and her first project since the second season of the “Top of the Lake miniseries, which starred Moss.

See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm Cross City Films will be launching sales at Cannes and will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

Also Read: Jane Campion Endorses 'Leave No Trace' Director Debra Granik for Oscar Nomination

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is a sublime novel that deserves a life on the big screen,” Campion said in a statement. “I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, it really haunted me. The themes of masculinity,
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film (Exclusive)

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Jane Campion’s New Film (Exclusive)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss will star in Jane Campion’s new film, “The Power of the Dog,” an adaptation of the Thomas Savage novel.

Campion will direct from a script she adapted, with See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm, Cross City Films, launching sales at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie will go into pre-production at the end of the year.

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is a sublime novel that deserves a life on the big screen. I couldn’t stop thinking about the story, it really haunted me. The themes of masculinity, nostalgia and betrayal are an intoxicating mix,” Campion said. “It’s also rare to find a story where the themes, the plot and the characters build tension as they reveal each other and even the end is satisfying and unexpected. It will be the first time I’ve worked with a male lead, which is exciting.
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Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: Hedwig And The Angry Inch

I can remember so well senior year of college when my friend Claudio came back from a trip to New York all abuzz over little drag rock show he'd seen Off-Broadway called Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I was grilling him for details on Audra and Marin in Ragtime and whether there was anything we could steal from Sam Mendes for our off-campus production of Cabaret, but Claudio only wanted to talk about Hedwig. The clincher for me was when he mentioned the star--and author--was John Cameron Mitchell. I was obsessed with John on the original cast albums of The Secret Garden and Hello Again. 'Okay, okay,' I agreed. I would see this Hedwig when I moved to New York four months later.
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Netflix’s ‘Bodyguard’: Richard Madden Explodes Into Emmy Contention

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Bodyguard.” ]

Emmy support for British imports are always hard to measure. And with the surfeit of Netflix content, many worthy series get buried there, even with a push from the awards team. But BBC breakout “Bodyguard” is such a popular word-of-mouth and social media sensation that star Richard Madden has broken into contention, boosted by that unexpected Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama win at the Golden Globes.

Until now Madden, 32, was best-known for his career-launching “Game of Thrones” role almost a decade back as princely Robb Stark, who met an untimely demise in Season Three’s Red Wedding. In Netflix’s “Bodyguard,” he plays David Budd, a tightly-wound, shell-shocked war veteran turned police sergeant who is assigned to protect the controversial home secretary, Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP (Keeley Hawes), whose political views he profoundly disavows. But she doesn’t know that when they fall into a lusty clandestine affair.
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Netflix’s ‘Bodyguard’: Richard Madden Explodes Into Emmy Contention

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Bodyguard.” ]

Emmy support for British imports are always hard to measure. And with the surfeit of Netflix content, many worthy series get buried there, even with a push from the awards team. But BBC breakout “Bodyguard” is such a popular word-of-mouth and social media sensation that star Richard Madden has broken into contention, boosted by that unexpected Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama win at the Golden Globes.

Until now Madden, 32, was best-known for his career-launching “Game of Thrones” role almost a decade back as princely Robb Stark, who met an untimely demise in Season Three’s Red Wedding. In Netflix’s “Bodyguard,” he plays David Budd, a tightly-wound, shell-shocked war veteran turned police sergeant who is assigned to protect the controversial home secretary, Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP (Keeley Hawes), whose political views he profoundly disavows. But she doesn’t know that when they fall into a lusty clandestine affair.
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Tony-Nominated ‘The Ferryman’ Announces U.S. Tour, Plans Australian Production

Tony-Nominated ‘The Ferryman’ Announces U.S. Tour, Plans Australian Production
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman – the most Tony-nominated play of the season – has announced a national U.S. tour and is in advanced discussions for an Australian production.

Producers Sonia Friedman and Caro Newling say they’re in discussions for engagements in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, Schenectady, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Washington and other markets.

The tour is planned for the 2020-2021 season, though specific dates and casting were not announced.

The news comes just a day after Butterworth’s acclaimed Olivier Award-winning play, directed by Sam Mendes, scored nine Tony nominations.

Set in 1981 at the height of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, The Ferryman focuses on a former Ira soldier whose past returns to haunt – and possibly harm – his sprawling young family.

Currently in its final Broadway stretch – tickets are on sale through July
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The Complete List of 2019 Tony Award Nominees

The complete list of nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards has been released. This year, Hadestown leads all nominees with a total of 14 nominations including Best Musical. Other serious Tony contenders this year are Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations which is nominated for 12 awards and Tootsie which garnered 11 nominations.

In Plays, The Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird each received 9 nominations, tied for most in Plays and fourth overall. The Ferryman is up for Best Play, while Jeff Daniels is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in To Kill a Mockingbird.

The nominees were announced live today from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Neuwirth garnered the Tony Award in 1986 for Best Featured Actress in a
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Tonys: Adam Driver, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels And Other Nominees React

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Tonys: Adam Driver, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels And Other Nominees React
This year’s Tony Award nominations did not favor Network or To Kill a Mockingbird in the Best Play race, but lead actors Bryan Cranston and Jeff Daniels are both expressing their gratitude for their Best Actor in a Play nominations.

“It has been an honor to play Atticus Finch on Broadway,” Daniels said in a statement. “And now this. Thank you, American Theatre Wing.”

Cranston, nominated for his turn as Howard Beale, said, “It’s hard to stay Mad as Hell when you’re nominated for a Tony! Thank you to the members of the American Theater Wing & the Broadway League for this recognition.”

The revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This is up for Best Revival of a Play and star Adam Driver earned a nomination for Best Actor for his high-energy interpretation of Pale, a role originated by John Malkovich.

“It’s hard to articulate the honor it is to be nominated,
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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, ‘Network’ Snubbed From Tony Award Best Play Category – Complete List Of Nominees

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, ‘Network’ Snubbed From Tony Award Best Play Category – Complete List Of Nominees
Refresh for updates The lush, very-downtown musical Hadestown topped the Tony Awards nominations list with 14, with the more traditional jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud coming in at second with 12, a one-two punch as clear a sign as any that Tony voters are in a very expansive mood this year.

At #3, Tootsie has 11 nominations; The Ferryman 9 and Beetlejuice 8.

But the big surprise were the no-votes in the Best Play category for both To Kill A Mockingbird and Network, particularly for Aaron Sorkin’s gloriously reviewed and wildly popular adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. That omission might be the single biggest Tony snub in years, if not decades.

Deadline will examine that omission and other surprises in a complete analysis of the Tony nominations by Deadline theater critic Greg Evans, coming shortly. Check back soon.

The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced live by Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth
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2019 Tony Awards nominations: Full list in all 26 categories

2019 Tony Awards nominations: Full list in all 26 categories
Nominations for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced on April 30 by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and three-time nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. While the roster of contenders was determined by 48 theater professionals, the winners will be decided by 831 members of the Broadway community.

Three years after making his Emmy-winning debut as the host of these top theater honors, James Corden is returning to preside over the June 9 ceremony from Radio City Music Hall that will air live on CBS. This edition of the Tonys celebrate the best of the 2018/2019 theater season. Corden won a Tony in 2012 for his comic turn in the play “One Man, Two Guvnors.”

The full and complete list below includes all 26 competitive categories.

Musicals

Best Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud”

Beetlejuice

“Hadestown”

“The Prom”

“Tootsie”

Best Musical Revival

“Kiss Me, Kate”

“Oklahoma!”

Best Actor (Musical)

Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”

Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Alex Brightman,
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‘The Nevers’: Laura Donnelly To Star In Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Drama Series

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‘The Nevers’: Laura Donnelly To Star In Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Drama Series
Exclusive: Meet Joss Whedon’s next leading lady. Laura Donnelly (Outlander) is set as the lead in The Nevers, HBO’s straight-to-series drama from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers writer/director.

Co-written by Whedon and Buffy alums Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie and directed by Whedon, The Nevers is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

UK actress Donnelly will play Amalia True, the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.

“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” said Whedon. “She’s fierce and she’s funny – and I need both for the journey ahead.”

Whedon, who serves as showrunner,
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Bryan Cranston, Adam Driver, Jeff Daniels & Laurie Metcalf Among Broadway’s Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List

The Ferryman, Network, To Kill A Mockingbird and What The Constitution Means To Me are among the Broadway and Off Broadway productions taking nominations in this year’s New York Drama League Awards.

The 2019 nominees were announced today in the categories of Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award. The roster was read this morning by the current stars of Broadway’s Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan at Sardi’s Restaurant.

The 85th Annual Drama League Awards will be held on Friday, May 17.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Outstanding Production Of A Broadway Or Off-broadway Play

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

by Jen Silverman

Directed by Mike Donahue

McC Theater

Dance Nation

Written by Clare Barron

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Playwrights Horizons

Fairview

Written by Jackie Sibblies
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