Far from retiring, Crystal is “busier than I’ve been in a long time,” he says, with projects including a movie premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, a musical version of his film “Mr. Saturday Night” and plans to step behind the camera to direct his first film since 2001’s acclaimed drama “61*.”
One can forgive those who want to reflect on Crystal’s long and storied career, as he is set to receive the quintessential Hollywood honor on April 12, when he imprints his hands and feet at the Tcl Chinese Theatre alongside other screen greats (check back here on Friday to
The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, “fulfills a significant and ongoing commitment to theater,” the company said.
Concord Theatricals represents a list of top-shelf musicals from the catalogs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill and Irving Berlin. Its roster also includes younger musical theater talent such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Shaina Taub and Michael John Lachiusa, as well as classics like A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly!, Bye Bye Birdie and Dreamgirls.
Through a joint venture called The Music Company, Concord Theatricals also works with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Really Useful Group to license the composer and his collaborators’ shows including Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.
In announcing the deal, Concord Theatricals
In the clip, the pair are seen in separate studios while tracking the popular Mexican anthem. As they emotively sing with their eyes closed, a split screen brings them together – a metaphorical visualization of unifying separated people that mirrors the LP’s premise – as they beautifully harmonize.
The album is available to pre-order and will be released October 26th via Ghostlight Records. Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti conceived the project, which will support the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services and Artists Striving to End Poverty.
“Watching children be ripped from their families is obviously very upsetting,
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