With Kong: Skull Island still fresh in the pop culture consciousness, the giant ape has just announced another star turn—though it’s unrelated to his activities on the big screen. King Kong, an animatronics-laden musical written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Jack Thorne, is heading to Broadway.
Live action musicals on network TV are all the rage these days, and now ABC is entering the genre with its own weird mishmash version of The Little Mermaid. But this version will be a two-hour special event that somehow promises to meld scenes from the animated Disney classic with live musical performances by an…
In the original Beauty and the Beast, the reason everyone loves Gaston is basically because he’s “hot.” (I put that in quotes because a real-life person with those proportions would be TERRIFYING.) But Luke Evans says there’s more to the good-looking villain in the new live-action adaptation than what was on screen in…
Disney’s sequel to the classic story of a magical nanny will be in theaters next year, but now we have our first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. And she’s filling the big shoes that Julie Andrews left pretty well.
Of all the things we’ve seen from this film, it has been a constant frustration to me, personally, that we hadn’t yet been treated to what I was certain would be the highlight of this film: Josh Gad, as LeFou, singing “Gaston.” And now it’s finally here.
Sara Preciado made a lovely video that places scenes from La La Land right next to other scenes from musicals and movies that La La Land was obviously referencing. It’s fun to watch (and I say that as a person who doesn’t really get into musicals) because it reminds you of all the peppiness and cheeriness that musical…
If there’s one thing to look forward to in 2017, it is the beaming explosion of pure, unadulterated joy that will be the Flash/Supergirl musical crossover episode. The CW has revealed new details about the special event, and now we know who’ll be lending their pipes to the proceedings—and when to expect it.
Ever imagine a movie scene where Gene Kelly is singing in the rain while Neo and Agent Smith fight and Spider-Man does his upside down kiss with Mary Jane? What about if Tony Leung from The Grandmaster, Jet Li from Lethal Weapon 4, T-Rex from Jurassic Park, and replicant Roy Batty from Blade Runner all make an…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s legions of fans know that the iconic cult movie opens with a giant pair of disembodied lips crooning the theme song, “Science Fiction/Double Feature.” But the first five minutes of Fox’s upcoming production of the musical have arrived, and it turns out its opening is a lot more literal.
Come on Broadway, you know you’re not supposed to say his name three times.
The idea of a True Blood musical has been bandied about since the vampire drama concluded its HBO run in 2014. Composer Nathan Barr, who worked on all seven seasons of the show, revealed he’d pitched the concept to show creator Alan Ball, with hopes of “returning to the roots” of the story ... in song.
You know, we only have the success of The Lego Movie to blame for this. Now brands the world over are trying to shoehorn themselves into entertainment ventures in a desperate bid to be the next Lego Movie success tale, and we have come to this: A broadway musical about Monopoly.
Bikini Bottom is leaving the ocean for the bright lights of Broadway—which, honestly, seems like a bad idea for a population of marine life. But yes, The Spongebob Musical is an honest-to-god thing, and now we’ve got our first look at its decidedly non-spongy cast in action.
Even though ABC canceled Galavant, composer and executive producer Alan Menken (whose songs probably soundtracked your childhood) says it’s not over. So get ready for Galavant: LIVE!
Fox’s take on cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show—a musical too insane to be made into a live TV spectacle, thank goodness—won’t be airing until the fall, but Entertainment Weekly has a gallery of images already. Laverne Cox looks great as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but we’re not sure what’s going on with Riff Raff.
Not content with the litany of accolades he received in 2012 for bringing the classically morbid musical Les Misérables to the silver screen, director Tom Hooper is now turning his eyes towards Cats as his latest movie. Be prepared to hear “Memory” an awful lot over the next few years.
Last night’s big live production of The Wiz on NBC was pretty much flawless—we loved all the performances, including all the classic numbers. Here’s my fav bit—when they go into the Emerald City and everybody is doing a version of Madonna’s “Vogue.”*
There have been a lot of adaptations of Alice in Wonderland over the years, including a Disney animated version, an X-rated musical, and Tim Burton’s lavish CG fantasia (which is getting a sequel!). But the strangest, and maybe best, is the 1972 version...featuring Peter Sellers as the March Hare and Dudley Moore as…
The Apple is one of the most legendary cult movies of all time—this disco dystopia, in which a singing duo from Saskatchewan get perverted by the Satanic music industry, is a legendary study in excess. But Nigel Lithgoe, the film’s choreographer, really believed he would get an Oscar.