Original stars joining Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on Broadway in fall 2021, as Jeff Daniels and Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Charles Sykes)NEW YORK — (AP) — Fans of the Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will get a treat when the show restarts on this fall — Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, two of the play's original stars, are returning. “I think since I last performed the play, the story of our country has changed. Keenan-Bolger said she wouldn't have entertained the notion of rejoining the show if disgraced producer Scott Rudin was still the lead producer. Broadway is in the middle of a discussion about who gets opportunities and how the system works inequitably.wftv.com
Scott Rudin says he will 'step back' from film projects also
Scott Rudin says he’s “stepping back” from film and streaming projects, along with his Broadway productions, as the fallout continued for one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful producers following renewed accusations of bullying.
Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Why "I Feel Pretty" is not in the "West Side Story" Revival
Stephen Sondheim cringes when he hears "I Feel Pretty," a fan favorite from his musical "West Side Story." Director Ivo van Hove and producer Scott Rudin decided to omit the tune to speed up the pace of their 2020 revival. "It's alarming how charming I feel," Sondheim remarked to correspondent Bill Whitaker in 2020. "Can you imagine a Puerto Rican girl who's just arrived in the country and she's singing it's alarming how charming I feel?" The lyricist and composer wanted to change the words to the song after the musical workshopped in Washington, D.C., but was overruled by its other creators.cbsnews.com
"West Side Story": Behind the scenes of the 2020 revival
Ivo van HoveBut Ivo van Hove, a Tony Award-winning director, known for his cutting-edge productions, promised something new: a more raw and raging "West Side Story." Everything scares me about this," van Hove said with a laugh. Van Hove tapped choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, his friend and fellow Belgian, to design more contemporary, street influenced movement. That's-- that's 'West Side Story,'" Rudin said. "I was at the birth of this thing," van Hove said.cbsnews.com
Producer Scott Rudin on how video features in new "West Side Story" production
"West Side Story" revival embraces video "I think we're managing our way into it," producer Scott Rudin says of the unprecedented use of video in the new Broadway revival of "West Side Story." 60 Minutes goes behind the curtain this Sunday.cbsnews.com