New this week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, 'Firestarter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from The Black Keys, Rebel Wilson starring as a popular high school senior who emerges from a coma after 20 years, and the period drama “Operation Mincemeat,” based on a risky and real military operation in World War II.
Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts
NEW YORK – Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier. Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. David Mamet’s ”Race" is up on Oct. 29, starring David Alan Grier and Ed O’Neill. Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” is slated for Nov. 12 with Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon.
’Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista coming to MegaCon
ORLANDO, Fla – MegaCon officials said Wednesday that actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista will be making a stop at the fan event this April. Bautista has become famous due to his most recent roles playing Drax in the Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Audiences will see him on the silver screen in March playing the character JJ in the film “My Spy”. Bautista will be at MegaCon on April 18 to sign autographs and offer photo opportunities. Other celebrities scheduled to appear at this year’s convention include “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone, “Mummy” star Brendan Fraser, cast members from “Saved by the Bell,” Star Trek star Levar Burton, stars of the “The Office”, “Mandalorian” star Giancarlo Esposito, Aladdin star Mena Massoud, “Star Wars” actor Joonas Suotamo, Weird Al Yankovic and “Lord of the Rings” stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan. Along with the celebrity appearances, the convention will also have a number of panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy.
’Clueless’ star Alicia Silverstone heading to MegaCon
ORLANDO, Fla – American actress Alicia Silverstone is set to make appearances at MegaCon this year. She will be available for autographs and photo ops. She joins a long list of other celebrities set to appear including “Mummy” star Brendan Fraser, “Saved by the Bell” stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley and ”The Addams Family" star Christina Ricci. Along with the celebrity appearances, the convention will also have a number of panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy. Tickets are on sale now.