Monthly Archives: August 2013

NEW ANNIE FILM THIS CHRISTMAS

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In January 2011, Will Smith announced plans for a redux of Annie for Sony. This version was to star his daughter, Willow, as Annie. Jay-Z is in talks to collaborate on the music score. It is unknown whether it will be a contemporary retelling of the musical, or if it will contain original songs.[30] Glee series creator Ryan Murphy was announced as a top choice of Sony Pictures to direct the film.[31] In January 2013, Sony Pictures selected Will Gluck to direct the film and announced that Willow Smith will no longer be playing the title character because she had outgrown it. Production is scheduled to begin in Fall 2013.[32][33] In February 2013, it was announced that Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis will play the title character.[34] The film is scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2014.[35][36] In April 2013, reports surfaced that Jamie Foxx is in talks to play a variation of Daddy Warbucks named Benjamin Stacks.[37] In June 2013, the press stated that Sandra Bullock is in talks to play Miss Hannigan,[38] but not long after it was announced that Bullock would not be playing the role.[39] On June 26, 2013, Cameron Diaz was officially cast as Miss Hannigan.[40]

This video never gets old!! Neil Patric Harris is great!! hahaha

The New Phantom Cast!!

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The new principals joining The Phantom of the Opera cast at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 2nd September are :

The Phantom: Gerónimo Rauch

Raoul: Sean Palmer

Monsieur Firmin: Andy Hockley

Monsieur André: Martin Ball

Carlotta: Claire Moore

Madame Giry: Jacinta Mulcahy

Meg Giry: Cat Lane

Ryan Molloy to Play Lead in Jersey Boys Movie?

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According to the Daily Mail,  Ryan Molloy who is playing Frankie Valli in the London production of the musical Jersey Boys, could be cast in the lead role of the movie being directed by Clint Eastwood.

Ryan is the longest serving Frankie in the world and was hand picked by the original Frankie Valli  for the West End show with him saying he is the best Frankie he has seen.

The producers of the film saw him perform and were so impressed they requested acting footage and invited him to meet them at the  Dorchester.

Christopher Walken has been cast as Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo –  the mobster who takes Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons under his wing. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda (all of whom have appeared in stage productions of the show) in talks for the movie with Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza expected to play Valli’s foil, Tommy DeVito

Jersey Boys is set to begin filming in London in September.

Full Cast for Tour of Cabaret Starring Will Young

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The full cast has now been announced for the tour of Cabaret starring Will Young which starts at Wimbledon Theatre on 28th August.

Will Young/Emcee: Siobhan Dillon/Sally Bowles:Lyn Paul/Fraulein Schneider: Matt Rawle/Cliff : Valerie Cutko/Fraulein Kost: Linal Haft/Herr Schultz and Nicholas Tizzard/Ernst Ludwig.

They will be joined by ensemble members: Alastair Postlethwaite:Alessia Lugoboni:Alexzandra Sarmiento:Cydney Uffindell-Phillips :Emily Bull :Luke Fetherston:Oliver Roll  and Shahla Tarrant.