New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
Anthony Ramos 'sexy and dark' in R&B album 'Love and Lies'
NEW YORK — (AP) — For his sophomore album, Anthony Ramos wanted to go “sexy and dark” while adding an R&B vibe in honor of the artists who inspired him growing up. ___AP: There’s a strong R&B sound in “Love and Lies.” Would you call it an R&B album? RAMOS: I think this album started to shape itself into that. This album started to feel like that story. But at the same time I’m not disappointed at the box office, I’m not, because people are watching the movie.wftv.com
Anthony Ramos says the Broadway musical "In the Heights" kept him believing he could be an actor someday
Preview: The star of the screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning show tells "CBS Sunday Morning" for a long time he questioned how a Latino actor could fit into the musical theater world.cbsnews.com
‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough
Film In the Heights This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Anthony Ramos in a scene from "In the Heights." “In the Heights,” which opens Friday, is an adaptation of the Tony-award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes about the hopes and struggles of residents of New York City’s Washington Heights. Are they gonna open the doors for a kind of explosion?’”, says Jimmy Smits, who is of Puerto Rican descent. “And then I started to realize, ‘Oh my God, it’s because it was Latin content!’ They didn’t know what to do with it. This year’s Oscars featured a diverse slate of nominees, but no Latino performers.wftv.com
'For the culture': The moment arrives for 'In the Heights'
Film Review - In the Heights This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Anthony Ramos in a scene from "In the Heights." Playing the role originated by Miranda, Anthony Ramos stars as Usnavi, a Dominican-American bodega owner with dreams of returning to the Caribbean. But Miranda believed strongly that “In the Heights” should help grow the Latino stars the industry has been lacking. “In a lot of ways, time has caught up to ‘In the Heights,’” says Miranda. “'In the Heights' was kind of this unicorn when it came out in 2008, especially when it came to Latino representation in commercial theater.wftv.com
How many people saw 'Hamilton'? For now, that's a secret
(Disney Plus via AP)NEW YORK Disney+'s streaming of Hamilton was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend. Hamilton is the poster boy for how the science of measurement is not keeping up with how entertainment content is being consumed. For example, Fox News Channel drew 5.7 million viewers on Friday night when it showed President Donald Trump speaking at Mount Rushmore. CBS had 3.3 million, ABC had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Fox had 1.3 million, ION Television had 1 million and Telemundo had 820,000. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening newscasts with an average of 8.9 million viewers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' is skipping theaters, coming to Disney+ on July 3
(L-R) Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos attend Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre on July 9, 2016 in New York City. The filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on Disney's streaming platform on July 3, the company and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed Tuesday. The addition of "Hamilton" to Disney's streaming service could lead to a spike in subscribers. As of May 4, Disney+ had 54.5 million subscribers. Disney has said that it expected Disney+ to gain between 60 million and 90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024.cnbc.com
'Hamilton' is coming to movie theaters October 2021 and 'the box office potential is massive'
(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)A filmed version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton" will arrive on the big screen in 2021, creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda announced Monday. Disney was ultimately tapped as the distributor and will bring the filmed version of the Pulitzer and Olivier-winning musical to movie theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. "I'm so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton," Miranda said in a statement. We're excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible." Typically, filmed versions of live Broadway musicals and plays find a home on public cable networks like PBS or straight to home video.cnbc.com