Bill Condon signs on for ‘A STAR IS BORN’ stage musical. The story of an ingénue taken under the wing of a former matinee idol in 1950’s Hollywood, the show will feature classic Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin songs from the 1954 film, including “The Man That Got Away” and “Gotta Have Me Go With You.”
Giancarlo Esposito Joins Musical Drama ‘Stuck’; Rom-Com ‘Temps’ Sets Leads
Stuck: Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of NYC-set musical drama Stuck, about six strangers trapped on a stalled subway train. Filming is underway with a cast that includes Amy Madigan and singer-actress Ashanti. Esposito will play Lloyd, a mysterious homeless man who might offer more wisdom than expected. Stuck is adapted from the stage play by Riley Thomas, who co-scripted with director Michael Berry
SCHIKANEDER - Stephen Schwartz working on new stage musical based on the life of Emanuel Schikaneder. Hoping to do a reading of it this January. Don't know if it is ultimately going to be called SCHIKANEDER because it is a difficult name to pronounce, but we don't have an alternate title yet.
UP HERE Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning husband-and-wife team behind the film "Frozen" - are preparing an original romantic comedy for the stage called "Up Here." The influential California theater company La Jolla Playhouse said Tuesday that the show will be part of its 2015-16 season and will be directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey working on new, original musical about the power of love and how — in the face of all different kinds of hate — love ultimately can prevail.
Pride Films and Plays announces THE BOOK OF MERMAN, a new musical comedy by Jeff Award-winning playwright Leo Schwartz. When two young missionaries ring a doorbell marked E.M. in a small town, they have no idea that a certain Ethel will open the door. With some dazzling parody music and Schwartz's original songs, laughter ensues throughout The Book of Merman catapulting you to places you didn't know you wanted to go.