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Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on The Story Of My Life!

Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on The Story Of My Life!
'What I loved the most about this episode', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'was following the journey of the 2009 musical The Story of My Life.This episode of Broadway Rewind looks at the ill- fated musical,which featured two wonderful performances by Will Chase and Malcolm Gets, but we start off at a rehearsal for Michael Jacobs play 'Impressionism' directed by Jack O'Brien. It welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen along with Marsha Mason, Aaron Lazar and Andre de Shields. Director Jack O'Brien told me why he had to do this play, 'It's about us. We haven't had a really witty, wise, romantic comedy in New York, in a long time and I've got this gorgeous cast.' Joan Allen said,
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Benjamin Walker, Francesca Carpanini, Michael Hayden, Jenni Barber & More Join All My Sons on Broadway!

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announcedthe company and design team for the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons starring Golden Globe winner and Academy, Tony amp Emmy nominee Annette Bening as 'Kate Keller' and SAG Award nominee amp Tony Award winner Tracy Letts as 'Joe Keller,' directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. Joining Bening and Letts are Benjamin Walker as 'Chris Keller,' Francesca Carpanini as 'Ann Deever,' Hampton Fluker as 'George Deever,' Michael Hayden as 'Dr. Jim Bayliss,' Jenni Barber as 'Lydia Lubey,' Nehal Joshi as 'Frank Lubey,' Chinasa Ogbuagu as 'Sue Bayliss.'
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Review Roundup: Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Theater presents The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production features Eshan Bay, Adelaide Clemens, John Patrick Doherty, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Eleanor Handley, Olivia Hebert, Sagar Kiran, Chris O'Shea, Madeleine Pace, Robert Petkoff, Tara Summers, Jon Tenney, Baylen Thomas, Kim N. Wong, and Karoline Xu. The Hard Problem began performances Thursday, October 25 and will open Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 150 West 65 Street.
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Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's The Hard Problem Off-Broadway This Fall

Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Andre Bishop has announced two new productions for this fall The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Today, October 25 and opening Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the Lincoln Center TheaterLCT3 production of Plot Points In Our Sexual Development, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, which will begin performances Saturday, October 6, open on Monday, October 22, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater 150 West 65 Street.
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Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's The Hard Problem Off-Broadway This Fall

Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Andre Bishop has announced two new productions for this fall The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the Lincoln Center TheaterLCT3 production of Plot Points In Our Sexual Development, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, which will begin performances Saturday, October 6, open on Monday, October 22, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater 150 West 65 Street.
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Carousel Box Office Opens Today at 10am

The box office of the Imperial Theatre 249 West 45th Street opens today at 10 a.m. for Rodgers amp Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel. Simultaneously, a cast of 39 assembles for the first day of rehearsal under the direction of three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreography by Justin Peck for this most deeply anticipated production of the new season which begins preview performances on Wednesday, February 28 and officially opens on Thursday, April 12.
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29 Best Documentaries on HBO Streaming

Alec Bojalad Jan 1, 2019

When you need a dose of reality with your streaming check out our list of the Best Documentaries on HBO.

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to see what documentaries are being added to HBO Now and HBO Go.

Updated for January 2019. You can see a complete list of HBO new releases here.

HBO's most consistently excellent quality might be its deep roster of documentaries. At any given moment HBO has dozens of high-quality documentaries available for streaming. We've done our best here to find and present the best of the best documentaries available on HBO Now and HBO Go streaming.

It was certainly a tall task as almost every documentary by default seems excellent at first. How could anything that's presenting further context on an important or interesting real life story be anything but fascinating? Still, here
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Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers

Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers
Calling all candy lovers! Broadway has a big treat in store next spring, and it's a delectable concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Broadway next year, and People, Time and Entertainment Weekly have an exclusive look at its first set of teaser trailers. Mysterious purple clouds take over the city in one clip as a purple car with a curiously dressed man roams the city. As he steps out and taps his cane on the ground - filling the streets with candy - it's immediately clear
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Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers

Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers
Calling all candy lovers! Broadway has a big treat in store next spring, and it's a delectable concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Broadway next year, and People, Time and Entertainment Weekly have an exclusive look at its first set of teaser trailers. Mysterious purple clouds take over the city in one clip as a purple car with a curiously dressed man roams the city. As he steps out and taps his cane on the ground - filling the streets with candy - it's immediately clear
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Headed to Broadway in Spring 2017
Willy Wonka fans, rejoice: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Broadway bound! Warner Bros. Theater Ventures will be staging the musical, Variety reports, and it's slated for a Spring 2017 debut. Jack O'Brien, who has directed and produced musicals like Hairspray and The Full Monty, will be at the helm of this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1964 children's book. The musical Charlie debuted on London's West End in 2013 under Sam Mendes' direction. Per Variety, Mendes cited other commitments as his reason for not directing Charlie when it heads to Broadway, but he will remain on as a producer. Another adaptation of Dahl's work, Matilda the Musical, has been...
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The Magic of Mike Nichols

The Magic of Mike Nichols
In the late 1940s, young émigré Mike Nichols — born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in the waning days of the Weimar Republic — headed to Broadway to catch a new play, starring a then-unknown transplant from Nebraska. "To this day," he tells interlocutor Jack O'Brien in Douglas McGrath's "Becoming Mike Nichols" (HBO), "it was the only thing I've seen that was 100% real and 100% poetic, both at the same time." Though "paralyzed" by its remarkable confluence of writing, acting, and directing, he nonetheless absorbed from the production something like a calling: Nichols aspired to recreate that alchemy of the real and the poetic for the rest of his life. Watch: "The Best of Mike Nichols" The play was "A Streetcar Named Desire," the performer Marlon Brando, and Nichols the filmmaker cleared this extraordinary bar twice: in his dreamy anthem for doomed youth, "The Graduate" (1967), which remains an...
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Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Come Out For Jack O'Brien at 54 Below

On November 7 and 8 930Pm, director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien brings his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. BroadwayWorld brings pictures of the first performance below
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Bww Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!

On November 7 and 8 930Pm, director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien will bring his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. Directed by Scott Wittman with Musical Director Dan Lipton. For tickets, visit http54below.com.O'Brien recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can check out what he had to say below
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Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit Kinky Boots. He also discusses making his directorchoreographer debut with the popular Legally Blonde as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, The Full Monty and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers.
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Hugh Jackman Pulls Out of Houdini Broadway Musical

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Hugh Jackman Pulls Out of Houdini Broadway Musical
The ultimate disappearing act? Producers of an eagerly anticipated 2014 Broadway musical about escape artist supreme Harry Houdini confirmed Monday that the show has lost its star, the inestimable Hugh Jackman. "I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini," Jackman said in a statement. "Ultimately, though, I wasn't able to commit to the time this role will require." Added People's 2008 Sexist Man Alive, whose name on a Times Square marquee (even when he isn't playing Wolverine) all but guarantees a sell-out, "I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they're
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Katie Holmes Returns to Broadway in 'Dead Accounts'

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Katie Holmes will return to Broadway this fall in "Dead Accounts," a new play by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," "Seminar").Holmes will play Lorna, who questions the unexpected return of her brother Jack to the family home after a long absence. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money?Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien ("Hairspray," "Love Never Dies") will direct the five-character comedy, which premiered at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park last summer. Jeffrey Finn is producing.Holmes previously appeared on Broadway in the 2008 production of "All My Sons."The play will open on Broadway this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Additional casting for the four remaining roles, production dates, and ticket information will be announced soon.
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News Shorts: January 4th 2012

New stills from The Hunger Games, new photos of Robert Pattinson making out with various women in Bel Ami, the first photo of the time machine in Looper, the first photo of Jemaine Clement in Men in Black 3, and the posters for Safe House and Return.

"Paramount has locked an October 19th release date for "Paranormal Activity 4"…" (full details)

"Composer Thomas Newman will score the upcoming 007 film "Skyfall", his first James Bond film and his fifth Sam Mendes effort. Regular series composer David Arnold's commitments to the 2012 Olympic Games in London has ruled him out for returning…" (full details)

"Mpi Media Group has acquired North American rights to writer-director Guillaume Canet’s "Little White Lies", starring Marion Cotillard. The tale follows a group of friends on a seaside vacation who confront the lies they tell each other. It will be released theatrically during the first quarter of this year…
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Tom Stoppard pens Shakespeare in Love stage adaptation

Stoppard, who co-wrote the award-winning 1998 film, will adapt script for London theatre show with help of Disney, according to reports

Tom Stoppard is adapting Shakespeare in Love for the stage, according to industry magazine Variety.

Though no timetable has been set, the play is believed to be aiming to open in London, supported by a partnership between Disney and veteran producer Sonia Friedman.

Tony award-winner Jack O'Brien, whose credits include stage productions of Hairspray and The Full Monty, will direct. He previously directed the Broadway runs of two of Stoppard's plays: The Invention of Love and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia, both of which originated at the National Theatre.

Both productions were designed by Bob Crowley, who will return for Shakespeare in Love.

Stoppard co-wrote the 1998 film, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, with Marc Nolan. It went on to win seven Academy awards, including best picture. Paltrow was named best actress,
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'Shakespeare in Love' to be adapted into a play by Tom Stoppard

'Shakespeare in Love' to be adapted into a play by Tom Stoppard
Sir Tom Stoppard is in talks to write a stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love. The Oscar-winning film is to be turned into a play for Disney Theatrical productions, which also has Hairspray director Jack O'Brien attached to the project, reports Variety. Shakespeare in Love revolves around playwright William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps, a daughter of a wealthy merchant who wants to act during a time when women are banned from performing on stage. She disguises herself as a man to audition for Romeo and Juliet and ends up getting cast (more)
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Christopher Walken To Play Host on Radio Show

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Christopher Walken To Play Host on Radio Show
Whenever I interview someone over the phone, I inevitably hear Leonard Lopate's voice in my head and find myself posing questions the way he does -- the way he states something the interviewee has done, or is known for, or admitted to, and drops a question mark at the end in a way that's inviting, sometimes almost intimate. Maybe now when I listen to Leonard Lopate, I'll have Christopher Walken in my head after he guest hosts for Lopate this coming Monday on Wnyc.

What syllables he'll be accenting, no one knows. What strange and wonderful pauses will be created where none should be. Walken's guests will be Jack O'Brien, director and producer of the stage musical "Hairspray," followed by actress Zoe Kazan, who shared the stage with Walken in "A Behanding in Spokane." Then, dancer to dancer, Walken interviews the classically trained Jacques D'Amboise, founder of the National Dance Institute,
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