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Hilary Swank's Tear-Jerker P.S. I Love You Is Getting a Sequel 13 Years Later

Hilary Swank's Tear-Jerker P.S. I Love You Is Getting a Sequel 13 Years Later
Nearly 13 years after P.S. I Love You first premiered, the beloved tear-jerker is finally getting a sequel.

Variety reported that Alcon Entertainment has acquired the film rights for the sequel, Postscript, from author Cecelia Ahern, who also penned the novel that inspired the 2007 movie. Alcon, the company that produced P.S. I Love You, will be co-financing and co-producing the new movie alongside Black Label Media, the outlet said.

Hilary Swank stars in the original film as a young widow, Holly, who discovers that her late husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) left a series of letters for her before he died, all
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Natpe Finds Syndication Sector Humming As Drew Barrymore, Nick Cannon Follow Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Into The Arena

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Natpe Finds Syndication Sector Humming As Drew Barrymore, Nick Cannon Follow Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Into The Arena
The 57th annual Natpe conference — the 10th edition held in Miami — will unfold January 21 to 23 with the syndication business experiencing an upswing.

While ratings are not what they used to be, renewals of major 2019 talk debuts for Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall have restored confidence in the sector’s core business model. Newcomers like Drew Barrymore and Nick Cannon are leading a new wave of hopefuls, giving a new shot of energy to Natpe, which some had given up for dead a decade ago. The hangover from expensive wipeouts by Harry Connick Jr., Katie Couric and Arsenio Hall is finally receding.

“After several years of drought, the river is flowing again for syndicators,” Hearst Svp of programming Emerson Coleman told Deadline. “Recently, we would walk the show floor and there wasn’t anything to buy, but this will be a more transactional year at the conference for stations.”

Negotiating timeslots
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Harry Connick Jr. Charms Onstage in ‘A Celebration of Cole Porter’

Harry Connick Jr. Charms Onstage in ‘A Celebration of Cole Porter’
Harry Connick Jr. has already heard enough people ask him, “Cole Porter, who’s that?” He even says a younger person mistook Porter for Nat King Cole (No, Porter did not write “The Christmas Song”). Fortunately, this won’t stop younger audiences from enjoying Harry Connick Jr: A Celebration of Cole Porter at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway.

Connick’s residency runs from through December 29th, with a 25-piece orchestra and rolling stage sets. This is the jazz musician’s third concert on Broadway, and perhaps the most extravagant, showcasing all of his talents: singing,
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‘West Side Story’ Breaks $1M In First Week On Broadway; ‘A Christmas Carol’ Sets House Record

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‘West Side Story’ Breaks $1M In First Week On Broadway; ‘A Christmas Carol’ Sets House Record
Well, that was fast: Director Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story joined Broadway’s Million Dollar Club after only six previews, grossing $1,254,440 in its first week of performances.

The musical revival, with all-new choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, filled all seats at the Broadway Theatre for the week ending December 15, with a hefty $120 average ticket price pushing box office receipts to 97% of the production’s potential.

The strong showing chipped in to keep total Broadway box office of $38,869,141 about even with the previous week, despite a roster of 34 productions that’s one fewer than the week before. Total attendance was 302,872, about 2% more than the previous week.

West Side Story, featuring a record-setting cast of 32 Broadway first-timers, certainly is one of the most anticipated shows of the season, stoked by van Hove’s reputation, the beloved score and an intriguing New York TV ad campaign that preceded the show by months.
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Broadway Jukebox: Get a Kick Out of Our Cole Porter Playlist!

Cole Porter has passed the test of time. His body of work, composed primarily for Broadway and Hollywood, comprises one of the central chapters in the Great American Songbook. As Alec Wilder noted in his classic study American Popular Song, Porter 'added a certain theatrical elegance, as well as interest and sophistication, wit, and musical complexity to the popular song form.'His music was back on Broadway earlier this year in the Roundabout revival of Kiss Me, Kate, and now againthis holiday season as Harry Connick Jr. sings his songbook at the Nederlander Theatre. Below, get ready for your weekend by brushing up on your Porter
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Harry Connick Jr. Broadway Review: A Celebration Of Cole Porter’s Voodoo That Harry Doodoo So Well

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Harry Connick Jr. Broadway Review: A Celebration Of Cole Porter’s Voodoo That Harry Doodoo So Well
Returning to Broadway, Harry Connick Jr. chooses his muse wisely and well, taking the stage in an attractively modern, multi-media setting to celebrate that most sophisticated of the American songbook’s founders, Cole Porter.

At its frequent best, Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter, opening tonight at the Nederlander Theatre, pairs Porter’s songwriting genius with Connick’s superb musicianship, supple, ear-pleasing vocals and a brash confidence that pushes the music from the comfort of classic pop into bolder, jazzier terrain. Connick, with his years on American Idol, movie screens and concert stages, is certainly the most popular interpreter of American standards, and he takes fine advantage of that good will, unafraid to slip in an occasional dissonance or to slow down a vocal like a train creeping to its halt. Where Connick leads, his audience knows to follow.

It helps, of course, to entice with some
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Bww TV: Looking Back At Harry Connick Jr.'s Opening Night In On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Harry Connick Jr. is making his official return to Broadway tonight with the opening night of Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter. To celebrate, we're looking back at his turn in Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Check out this video to get a peek inside the show's opening night festivities, including a special peek at Jessie's first time ever meeting Harry's former co-star Kelli O'Hara
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10 Holiday Shows to See Before Christmas: Harry Connick Jr, Khalid, She & Him, Pentatonix

10 Holiday Shows to See Before Christmas: Harry Connick Jr, Khalid, She & Him, Pentatonix
Whether you like to get in the holiday mood after Oct. 31, or right before Christmas Eve, the winter weather is sure to bring that familiar feeling. These concerts will give you plenty of chances to get cozy with artists who love Christmas a little too much — think Pentatonix’s fifth holiday release — and others who just want to perform jazzy songs in December, no occasion attached. Here are 10 shows to kick off the most wonderful time of the year.

Harry Connick Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter

December 7th — December
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Voltage Pictures, Truth Media Ventures to partner on film, TV slate (exclusive)

Voltage Pictures, Truth Media Ventures to partner on film, TV slate (exclusive)
First film under deal will be Flycatcher.

Freshly minted Truth Media Ventures (Tmv) founded by producers Joe Newcomb (Dallas Buyers Club), Warren Ostergard (The Bag Man), and Zachary Reeves (Aftermath) have partnered with Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter of Voltage Pictures on a slate of films.

The new fund-based independent production company will finance and produce film and television with worldwide commercial appeal. Voltage Pictures will oversee all productions and handle worldwide sales and distribution.

The first title under the partnership will be Flycatcher from writer-director Phil Volken. Tmv, Voltage Pictures and Producer Capital Fund will jointly produce the film
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Voltage Pictures appoints Maria Eduarda Ribeiro director of marketing (exclusive)

Executive reports to Voltage Pictures president and COO Jonathan Deckter.

Voltage Pictures has hired former Pure Flix / Quality Flix executive Maria Eduarda Ribeiro as director of marketing, effective immediately.

Ribeiro will oversee all marketing-related matters, including review and approval of materials created by the company’s international distributors. She will also oversee creative and all aspects of marketing for the film slate.

She reports to Voltage Pictures president and COO Jonathan Deckter, who made the announcement on Friday. The company has launched sales at Afm on exorcism thriller The Seventh Day with Guy Pearce – dubbed The Exorcism meets Training Day
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Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr. thriller ‘Fear Of Rain’ lands at Voltage for Afm sales (exclusive)

Endeavor Content handles Us rights.

Voltage Pictures has commenced international sales here on Castille Landon’s upcoming thriller Fear Of Rain starring Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., Israel Broussard, and Madison Iseman.

Endeavor Content handles Us rights to the story about a schizophrenic teenage girl who suspects her neighbour has kidnapped a child. Her parents harbour a tragic secret and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a boy she is not even sure exists.

Dori Rath is producing the project with Joseph Restaino and Robert Molloy at Pinstripe Productions, and Joe Riley at Zero Gravity Management. The project is in post.
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To Harry Connick Jr., a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Marks a Major Life Touchdown

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To Harry Connick Jr., a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Marks a Major Life Touchdown
The first time Harry Connick Jr. stepped onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame was almost by accident. It was his first visit to Los Angeles, and he was en route to a session at the iconic Capitol Records Tower, just a few steps from the Walk of Fame’s epicenter at Hollywood and Vine.

“When you’re actually walking down that street and see all those names — Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart — you realize that these people walked down these same streets; that they’ve had some of the same feelings that you’re having as a young performer,” Connick says.

The New Orleans native’s trademark Southern drawl has lightened since those early days, though his rich, smooth baritone hasn’t. “It just kind of makes it real. For somebody like me who has such a deep respect for the entertainment business, it’s a really big deal.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: week three – Sunday night results show

It’s movie week! But who had enough razzle-dazzle not to end up on the cutting room floor? We followed every bit of the action

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So that’s it for another week! I’ll be back next Saturday at the earlier time of 6.40pm for another spin round the liveblog dancefloor – thank you so much for all your brilliant comments, and don’t forget to pop back on Tuesday for Rhik’s Gbbo liveblog. Have a fabulous week! Hx

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They say lovely things about each other, then take to the floor for their final dance to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic. Presumably because Kate Winslet’s door was less wooden than Anneka, but I still love her.

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In a verdict that will surprise precisely nobody, all the judges save David and Nadiya. Which means Anneka And Kevin are leaving the competition. That
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Will & Grace

Network: NBC

Episodes: 246 (half-hour)

Seasons: 11

TV show dates: September 21, 1998 -- May 18, 2006

September 28, 2017 -- Tbd 2020

Series status: Ended, revived, ending

Performers include: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Shelley Morrison, Harry Connick Jr., and Leigh Allyn Baker.

TV show description:

This sitcom centers around New York City friends, gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and heterosexual interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing).

Their friends, rich socialite and frequently drunk Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and effeminate gay struggling actor Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes), round out the group. In later seasons, the show frequently features celebrity guest stars.

Series Finale:     

Episode #194 -- The Finale

Will and Grace have a falling out that lasts for years. In
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Harry Connick Jr. Sets Broadway Rendezvous With Cole Porter: New Concert Show Announced

Harry Connick Jr. Sets Broadway Rendezvous With Cole Porter: New Concert Show Announced
The holidays are about to get merrier for fans of Harry Connick Jr. and Cole Porter. The living half of that duo will begin a limited engagement at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre this December, highlighting – as does his upcoming album – the work of the great “Anything Goes” composer.

Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter was announced today by producers Connick Performances, James L. Nederlander and Grove Entertainment. The new show was conceived and is being directed by Connick, who releases True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter in October as his first album for Verve Records.

“I am beyond excited to be returning to the stage to share my interpretation of the work of a true American genius,” said the former American Idol judge.

The stage show will have its pre-Broadway world premiere engagement at North Carolina’s Durham Performing Arts Center on September 21 & 22. Following the Broadway staging
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Dr. John: The Joy and Mystery of a New Orleans Saint

Dr. John: The Joy and Mystery of a New Orleans Saint
Robbie Robertson has seen a lot in six decades of rock & roll, but nothing quite like what happened at the Toronto Pop Festival in 1969. He and the Band were on a bill that included the New Orleans studio musician and songwriter Mac Rebennack, newly reinvented as Dr. John, the Night Tripper. “This guy I’m talking to, he has strands of beads and shit coming off his head and powders coming out of his ears and rags hanging down,” recalls Robertson. “He’s got a walking stick that looks like
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8 Surprising Daytime Talk Show Failures, From Harry Connick Jr to Queen Latifah (Photos)

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8 Surprising Daytime Talk Show Failures, From Harry Connick Jr to Queen Latifah (Photos)
From Oprah to Ellen, daytime TV has found its own array of talk-show stars. But clearly the format isn’t for everyone.

Harry Connick Jr.‘s syndicated daytime talk show, “Harry,” was canceled by NBCUniversal Television Distribution in 2018 after only 2 seasons. It had aired on Fox-owned stations for a total of 299 episodes, though in the end, it failed to find its footing.

Jane Pauley was the widely admired cohost of “Today.” A natural fit for her own daytime show, right? Nope. “The Jane Pauley Show” premiered in 2004 and was canceled after just one season.

Everyone loves Tony Danza, right? Maybe not. The irrepressible former “Taxi” star premiered “The Tony Danza Show” in 2004. Audiences were apparently unimpressed by games like “Extravadanza!” and the show was yanked after two years.

“The Wayne Brady Show” arose out of his work on ABC’s primetime improv hit, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” But
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Jumanji Star Headlines Thriller I Saw a Man with Yellow Eyes

Don Kaye Apr 24, 2019

Madison Iseman of Jumanji fame will star alongside Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr.

Fresh off her success in 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, rising star Madison Iseman will headline a new psychological thriller with the very giallo-esque title I Saw a Man With Yellow Eyes.

Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr. will also star in the film, which will begin shooting this week in Tampa and St. Petersburg under the direction of Castille Landon, who also wrote the script.

Iseman plays a teenage girl named Rain Burroughs who suffers from schizophrenia and is experiencing vivid and terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her own parents, who have secrets of their own, are skeptical, while the only person who believes her is a boy named Caleb -- and he may not even exist.

Landon, whose previous feature directing credits
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Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr. join psycho-thriller 'I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes'

Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr. join psycho-thriller 'I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes'
Production scheduled to commence this week in Florida.

Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., and Madison Iseman have joined the psychological thriller I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes.

Castille Landon will direct the film from his screenplay and production is scheduled to commence this week in the Florida locales of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Endeavor Content represents Us rights.

I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes centres on Rain, a schizophrenic teenage girl beset by terrifying hallucinations who suspects her neighbour has kidnapped a child. While her parents cover up their tragic secrets and try to help her live a normal life,
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Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., Madison Iseman To Star In ‘I Saw a Man With Yellow Eyes’

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Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., Madison Iseman To Star In ‘I Saw a Man With Yellow Eyes’
Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., and Madison Iseman are set to star in I Saw a Man with Yellow Eyes, a psychological thriller written and directed by Castille Landon. The film will start shooting this week in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

The pic follows a teenage girl living with schizophrenia who struggles with vivid and terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. Her parents try desperately to help her live a normal life, without exposing their own tragic secrets, and the only person who believes her is Caleb – a boy she isn’t even sure exists.

“I was truly taken by the heartbreaking story of I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes. Castille Landon has written a tremendous script and has proven to be a fabulous director,
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