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Video: Disney’s Into the Woods behind-the-scenes featurette released

October 28, 2014 

Universal Pictures and Disney have released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette ahead of the forthcoming movie adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, featuring  James Corden, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

The big-budget Hollywood version of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Into the Woods is in post-production, ready for a 9 January 2015 UK release date (25 December 2014 in the USA).

The featurette includes interviews with some of the main cast including Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Meryl Streep, plus director Rob Marshall and composer Stephen Sondheim.

Rob Marshall is directing the movie which will stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, James Corden as the Baker, Anna Kendrick  as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp  as the Wolf, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford  as Little Red, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski  as the Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince.

Other British stars involved in he movie include Frances de la Tour as the Giant, Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s father, Joanna Riding  as Cinderella’s mother and Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood’s granny.

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Photo First Look: Into The Woods Movie starring Meryl Streep

September 17, 2014 

First Look Photos of new Into The Woods movie starring Meryl Streep

New poster for Into the Woods

New poster for Into the Woods

Disney has released photos of its forthcoming big-budget movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods – including a fab new poster for the movie featuring Meryl Streep as the Witch.

The movie, which is released on Christmas Day in the US and 9 January 2015 in the UK, stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, James Corden as the Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford as Little Red, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski as the Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince.

Other British stars involved in he movie include Frances de la Tour as the Giant, Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s father, Joanna Riding as Cinderella’s mother and Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood’s granny.

Rob Marshall directs.

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Video: Disney’s Into the Woods trailer released

August 4, 2014 

Disney has released a new trailer for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, featuring  James Corden, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.

The big-budget Hollywood version of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Into the Woods is in post-production, ready for a 9 January 2015 UK release date (25 December 2014 in the USA).

Rob Marshall is directing the movie which will stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, James Corden as the Baker, Anna Kendrick  as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp  as the Wolf, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford  as Little Red, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski  as the Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince.

Other British stars involved in he movie include Frances de la Tour as the Giant, Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s father, Joanna Riding  as Cinderella’s mother and Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood’s granny.

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14 July: On this day in 1834… The Lyceum Theatre opened in London

July 14, 2014 

On this day in… 1834

The Lyceum Theatre opened in London

QUICK FACTS

  • Theatre opened: 14 July 1834
  • Designed by: Samuel Beazley
  • First production: John Barnett’s opera The Mountain Sylph
  • Number of seats: 2000
  • Other info: The first theatre called the Lyceum was built on an adjacent site to the current venue in 1794. This theatre burnt down on 16 February 1830. When the new theatre was built in 1834 it was initially called the New Theatre Royal, Lyceum and English Opera House. The theatre was long associated with the actor manager Sir Henry Irving and actress Ellen Terry. On 1 July 1939 the theatre closed down following a performance of Hamlet starring John Gielgud. In 1945 the theatre was converted into a Ballroom called the Palais de Dance. In 1996 the theatre was restored and reopened in on 31 October 1996.
#464419049 / gettyimages.com A large queue outside the Lyceum Theatre, London, 1909. Henry Irving and Ellen Terry both performed there. Built in 1834, only the facade of the original theatre remained by 1909, the rest being rebuilt in 1903-4. It finally closed in 1934. (Photo by English Heritage/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

#3321203 / gettyimages.com 23rd October 1847: The interior of the Lyceum Theatre after it had been redecorated. Original Publication: Illustrated London News – pub. 1847 Original Artwork: Engraving – Smyth (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Disney’s Aladdin in talks for London Palladium

June 27, 2014 

Disney in talks to tring Aladdin to the London Palladium in 2016

Aladdin - may be heading to London

Aladdin – may be heading to London

Thomas Schumacher, head of Disney Theatrical Productions, is in talks with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatres about securing the London Palladium for Disney’s Aladdin.

The show is proving a big hit on Broadway – and James Monroe Iglehart scooped a Tony Award this month for Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical for playing the Genie.
They are looking for a West End Theatre for 2016, with the Prince Edward (part of Cameron Mackintosh’s Delfont Mackintosh theatre group – whom Schumacher worked with on Mary Poppins) being the favourite venue, but looking unlikely now that Miss Saigon is nicely bedded in.

Source: Daily Mail (27 June 2014)

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Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

June 1, 2014 

The Lion King is Disney’s spectacular and multi award-winning musical based on the hit  animated film, now playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

Directed by the Tony award-winning Julie Taymor (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most imaginative and beautiful musicals to ever be staged.

A huge hit around the world, the show is a spectacular visual feast that transports audiences young and old into the gloriously colourful world of the Serengeti Plains of Africa.

Using magical puppetry, costumes and sets, a dazzling world is evoked as the powerful story of Simba the lion is told, as he embarks on an epic adventure from wide-eyed cub to fulfil his destiny as the King of the Pridelands.

Featuring Oscar winning music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King promises an extraordinary, magical trip to the theatre.

REVIEWS

“A roaring success” Evening Standard
“As fresh and soul-stirring as ever” Daily Telegraph
“There is simply nothing else like it.” The New York Times
“You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!” The Daily Mail

Broadway Update: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Bradley Cooper, Frozen

January 20, 2014 

Here’s our regular update from Broadway, featuring some British big-hitters making it big across the pond including Daniel Radcliffe transferring London hit The Cripple of Inishmaan; Emma Thompson starring in Sweeney Todd; Hugh Jackson taking over where Dominic West left off in Jez Butterworth’s The River; Amy Adams belting out Wicked hits in a gay bar; Bradley Cooper coming to Broadway in The Elephant Man; and Disney’s animated hit Frozen coming to Broadway (and maybe the West End!)

HUGH JACKMAN

Daniel Radcliffe to take his star turn in The Cripple of Inishmaan to Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe to take his star turn in The Cripple of Inishmaan to Broadway

Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway – in Royal Court play The River, Jez Butterworth’s latest work which starred Dominic West and Miranda Raison in the 2012 London production.  Hugh said on his Instagram account: “What you read in the NY Post is true. Not sure exactly when, but I’m really excited. A great team for The River… Can’t wait to tread the boards again!!!” The news follows Hugh pulling out of much-discussed but much-delayed Broadway musical Houdini.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Michael Grandage is to take his hit production of The Cripple of Inishmaan to Broadway, and is taking the star Daniel Radcliffe with him. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy is coming to the Cort Theater in New York from 12 April 2014. Dan is a Broadway veteran having taken Equus to New York and starred in musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

FROZEN

Disney’s latest animated hit Frozen is next up on Disney’s list of shows to put on Broadway – and hopefully London. Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company’s CEO,  told Fortune magazine that he plans to bring the Golden Globe winner to the stage, although there’s no set date for the premiere. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, the movie featured the voices of a number of Broadway actors including Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. Frozen’s score was penned by The Book of Mormon’s Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez – sounds like it’s going to be a big Broadway hit! Disney’s latest show, Aladdin, starring the dishy Adam Jacobs kicks off on 26 February.

EMMA THOMPSON

Emma Thompson is to star as Mrs Lovett in a concert of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Avery Fisher Hall in New York (5 – March 2014). She will star alongside Welshman Bryn Terfel as Sweeney, plus Christian Borle, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Philip Quast.

BRADLEY COOPER

American Hustle star Bradley Cooper is set for a Broadway stint. He is going to feature in The Elephant Man directed by Scott Ellis, resurrecting his role as John Merrick in Bernard Pomerance’s play.

AMY ADAMS

Bradley Cooper’s American Hustle co-star Amy Adams sang Wicked anthem Defying Gravity in a gay karaoke bar in LA last week! She is tipped to star in the forthcoming Wicked movie – maybe this was her audition!

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Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre | Broadway Tickets

November 20, 2013 

The joyous, fast-paced, feel-good family musical with amazing choreography and music by Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), Newsies is a Broadway mega-hit.

Another huge hit from Disney, Newsies is the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner great for families.

Inspired by the Disney movie, Newsies features a script by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots) and a score by Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast).

THE STORY

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a newsboy and leader of a ragged band of ‘newsies,’ who dreams of a better life. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre | Broadway Tickets

November 20, 2013 

Experience the circle of life as Disney’s beloved film The Lion King comes to eye-popping life onstage on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre.

Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King is one of the greatest and most successful Broadway musicals of all time.

Directed by Julie Taymor, and featuring a visual feast of costumes and sets, The Lion King won six Tony Awards and features music by Elton John (Billy Elliot) and lyrics by Time Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).

With songs from the movie including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, The Lion King is a visually spectacular show that has extraordinary warmth, passion and drama.

THE STORY

The lion cub Simba, who is born in the African heartland, is destined to become king. But evil interferes: The devious uncle Scar slays Simba’s father, King Mufasa, and blames it on the young cub. Simba, deeply sad and ashamed, goes into self-exile. As Simba wanders the jungle, he grows into a lion, and eventually returns to reclaim the throne. A jealous brother who kills the king and banishes the young prince? Yes, it’s Hamlet of the animal kingdom.

Filming begins for Disney’s Into the Woods movie starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden

September 29, 2013 

Principal photography started in England last week for Disney’s new movie version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

West End stage stars Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell-Beale and Joanna Riding get parts in the movie.

The big-budget new Hollywood version of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Into the Woods has gone in to production in the UK.

Meryl Streep as the Witch in the movie version of Into The Woods

Meryl Streep as the Witch in the movie version of Into The Woods

The A-list movie will get a Christmas Day 2014 release and stars Meryl Streep as the Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, James Corden  as the Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski as Cinderellas’ Stepmother, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince.

In addition to Blunt and Corden, a number of British West End stage and film actors are included in the movie including Frances de la Tour as the Giant, Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s Father, Annette Crosbie as Grandmother, Richard Glover as the Steward, and Joanna Riding as Cinderella’s Mother.

Frances de la Tour was recently in Alan Bennett’s People at the National Theatre. Simon Russell Beale has just completed Pinter’s The Hothouse at the Trafalgar Studios and will play King Lear at the National Theatre this January directed by Sam Mendes. Joanna Riding was recently in The Pajama Game in Chichester and has been cast in the forthcoming new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre.

The new logo for the Into the Woods movie

The new logo for the Into the Woods movie

Shooting for Into the Woods started at Dover Castle in Kent last week and included James Corden, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine.

Disney has released the first official image for the movie, featuring Meryl Streep as the Witch.

Chicago director Rob Marshall is helming the film, with cinematography by Dion Beebe, film editing by Wyatt Smith, production design by John Myhre and costume design by Colleen Atwood.

The movie is based on composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s much-loved musical twist on the Brothers Grimm’s fairytales, with a screenplay by James Lapine who wrote the show’s original book. Sondheim has written a brand new song for the musical.

 

INTO THE WOODS CASTING

The all-star cast includes:

  • Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “August: Osage County”) as the Witch
  • Emily Blunt (“Looper,” “The Young Victoria,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) as the Baker’s Wife
  • James Corden (Broadway’s “One Man, Two Guvnors,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Gavin & Stacey”) as the Baker
  • Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect,” “Up in the Air”) as Cinderella
  • Chris Pine (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Jack Ryan”) as Cinderella’s Prince
  • Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “The Lone Ranger,” “Sweeney Todd”) as the Wolf
  • Lilla Crawford (Broadway’s “Annie”) as Little Red Riding Hood
  • Daniel Huttlestone (“Les Misérables”) as Jack
  • Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother
  • Christine Baranski (“Mamma Mia!,” “Chicago” “The Good Wife”) as Cinderellas’ Stepmother
  • MacKenzie Mauzy (“Brother’s Keeper,” Broadway’s “Next to Normal”) as Rapunzel
  • Billy Magnussen (Broadway’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The East”) as Rapunzel’s Prince

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