Media Morsels 10.14.11
- West Side Story Back on the Big Screen
Fans of the seminal musical will thrill to know that in honor of the movie's 50th anniversary, West Side Story will be screened in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, November 9, at 7pm. Though it began life on stage, many folks know West Side Story from its movie adaptation, starring Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as the star cross'd Tony and Maria. (Rita Moreno played Anita, once again tackling on screen a role originated on stage by Chita Rivera.) This is one of those Fathom, one-night, one-time events, so read the press release for more details.
- The Muppets
You know that The Muppets, the new Muppet movie from Jason Segel, is coming to theaters next month, right? Well, they just released the track listing for the movie's soundtrack and it looks awesome. Included on the album are old Muppet standards, like "Mahna Mahna," brand new sure-to-be Muppet standards and Muppet covers of pop songs, like "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Visit indiewire.com for the full track listing, and then check out the latest trailer below:
- Missed a Review?
It's been a busy October (and end of September) thus far and some of the reviews may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Catch up by scrolling through the archives at right, or check out one of these recent reviews:
- The Lyons, new Nicky Silver play
- The Ides of March
- City Ballet: 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Liturgy, La Sonnambula and Fearful Symmetries
- Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, new Adam Rapp play
- City Ballet: Ocean's Kingdom and Union Jack
- The Submission, new Jeff Talbott play
- Give Me Novocaine, Nurse Jackie
It seems Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong will be appearing in Nurse Jackie's fourth season, currently filming in New York and set to air on Showtime in March 2012. No word as to whether this is a one-off thing or if he is appearing for a multi-episode arc. Either way, Nurse Jackie is a darkly funny show, so tune in come March!
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- Looks like
sexypant POTUSBenjamin Walker is going to the movies.
- Colin Donnell (Anything Goes) and Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcather) will play in the Encores presentation of Merrily We Roll Along.
- New Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: This time, Ms. Blackwell tours around the Broadway flea market.
- Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad (of The Book of Mormon) stop by Rolling Stone's office to chat.
- Adam Pascal, who originated the role of Roger in Rent and is about to begin playing Huey Calhoun in Memphis, appears on Broadway.com's newest Show People episode.