Disney have released the new teaser trailer for the remake of the much-loved animated film Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version of this classic Disney film is a live-action movie and it is claimed that the Disney magic will not be lost as a result, but rather preserved and made even more magical. Emma Watson stars as the protagonist, Princess Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
The narrative follows Belle on her quest to find her father who has been captured and imprisoned in the Beasts castle, on arriving at the castle she finds herself becoming imprisoned as well. In order to free her father she agrees to stay in the Beasts castle as his prisoner. After spending time with the Beast she starts to see beyond his frightening exterior and into his kind heart and soul, which leads her to start falling in love with him.
However Belle soon finds herself caught in the middle between the two men who want her, the Beast and Gaston and it is in this climatic end that leads her to confess her love for one of them, but which one she chooses, you'll have to watch and see.
Audra McDonald has been forced to take a temporary leave of absence from her Broadway show and delay her London debut because she's pregnant.
The six-time Tony Award winner will be stepping down as Lottie Gee in Shuffle Along after announcing the surprise news she's set to become a mum again.
Her maternity leave will begin at the end of July (16) and she'll return to the show in the winter.
"Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause (around menopause) could lead to pregnancy?" Audra writes in a statement. "(Husband) Will (Swenson) and I are completely surprised - and elated - to be expecting a new addition to our family."
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Actress/singer Audra McDonald almost gave up on her Broadway dreams after struggling with severe depression when she first moved from California to New York.
The 45-year-old has made history as the Broadway performer with the most Tony Awards after six wins, but she reveals there was a time early on in her career when she came close to turning her back on the New York stage.
During an appearance on U.S. TV show Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which aired on Saturday night (09Apr16), she admits moving across the country to study at top performing arts institution Juilliard School didn't pan out as planned.
"I moved from Fresno, California to New York to go to Juilliard, but I wanted to be on Broadway and I thought, 'Well, Juilliard will prepare me for that,'" she explained. "But I entered into the classical vocal program and so all of a sudden I was on this different path.
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Broadway actor J.L. Williams is recovering in a New York hospital days after he was reported missing.
Williams, 33, is a cast member in the upcoming Broadway musical Shuffle Along, and last week (ends14Feb16), his cast members took to social media to ask followers for any leads on his whereabouts after going missing on 10 February (16).
Tony winner Audra McDonald took to Twitter.com on Saturday (13Feb16) and wrote, "This is our beloved cast member JL. Please read & share if you can. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers."
She added a photo of the missing person flyer filed with the New York Police Department, revealing he had not reported for rehearsals the morning of 10 February (16), and had had no contact with his husband, had no cell phone, nor had updated any of his social media accounts.
Continue reading: Broadway Actor J.l. Williams Found Safe After Going Missing
Actress Audra Mcdonald Is To Make Her West End Debut When She Reprises Her Role Of Legendary Jazz Singer Billie Holiday In Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill.
The Private Practice star won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 2014 for her portrayal of the singer in the Broadway production, which focuses on one of Holiday's last performances at a small Philadelphia bar shortly before her death in 1959.
She reprised the role for a one-off televised performance in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2014, and she will step into Holiday's shoes for a third time when the show moves to London in June (16).
"It's just never come together before for an actual play or musical," MCDonald tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. "London is my second favourite city in the world, and I've always wanted to perform in the West End... I'm just so tickled that it's finally coming together and I'm especially thrilled it's this particular project."
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Meryl Streep is having so much fun playing an ageing rocker that the audience only barely registers that this film isn't nearly as deep as it's pretending to be. There are some very nice observations about the messy ties that hold families together, as well as the fragility of dreams, but the real draw here is seeing Streep tearing up the screen, whether she's singing rock-n-roll classics or indulging in some spirited on-screen drama with her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.
Streep plays Ricki, who has ended up singing in a shady Los Angeles bar with her on-off boyfriend Greg (Rick Springfield) and their band The Flash. Then she gets a call from her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline) saying that their daughter Julie (Gummer) has fallen into a deep depression and needs her mom. So Ricki heads home to Indianapolis, where she also has to face her two sons (Nick Westrate and Sebastian Stan), both of whom feel like they've been ignored by their childish mother and don't want much to do with her. So as she helps Julie cheer up, she's dealing with her sons, clashing with Pete's wife Maureen (Audra McDonald) and wondering why she's so reluctant about settling down with Greg.
None of this is terribly complicated, but the script is by Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for Juno and also wrote the similarly themed Young Adult. She packs the dialogue with barbed wit that slices right to the core of these characters, bringing out crisp insights and dark emotions. The character interaction is often magical, including Streep's reignited chemistry with Kline (they first sparked together more than 30 years ago in Sophie's Choice). Her scenes with Gummer have an effortless crackle of authenticity, as do her biting chats with McDonald. In fact, the only weak moments are her off-stage scenes with Springfield, who expresses himself better with a guitar in his hands.
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Ricki Rendazzo is a rock star who gave up everything to pursue her dream of stardom. But when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Chicago and help their estranged, divorced daughter Julie through a difficult time, she's given a chance to make amends with the family she abandoned for a life of fame and fortune. Taking her shot at redemption, Ricki faces the music and tries to make up for lost time. Meryl Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer for the third time. They previously starred in Heartburn (1986) and Evening (2007) together.
Ricki Rendazzo is a veteran rockstar as part of her band Ricki And The Flash. She's adored by so many people in the world apart from the people who matter the most; her family. While on tour (as usual) she gets a call from her ex-husband Pete telling her that her daughter Julie has been dumped by her partner Max for another woman. Realising finally that her presence is needed, she drops everything and rushes to her daughter's aid - though, as it turns out, Julie is far from grateful. She and her brother have been forced to spend their most cherished memories without Ricki there, with their stepmother Maureen taking on the role as a proper mother to them. Ricki's son doesn't want her at his forthcoming wedding either, so it seems Ricki has a lot of making up to do if she wants to have a hope of re-connecting with her loved ones.
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Clifton Davis, Adam Jacobs, Audra McDonald, Steel Burkhardt, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart and Cast - Six-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald visits the cast of the Broadway musical Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre - Backstage. at New Amsterdam Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 3rd January 2015
Howard Stern reportedly struggled to fight back tears as he delivered the eulogy at Joan Rivers' funeral yesterday (07.09.14).
The comedian and television and radio personality - who delivered the eulogy at the memorial service at the Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, New York - is said to have struggled to fight back tears as he stood in front of the legendary comedienne's friends and family.
TV host Hoda Kotb told USA Today: ''He was such a surprise when he got up and spoke. He was teary.''
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Record-breaking Tony Award winner Audra McDonald has come under fire from Time magazine editor Belinda Luscombe for thanking her parents for not medicating their hyperactive daughter in her acceptance speech.
The Broadway legend became the first actor to pick up six Tonys on Sunday night (08Jun14), but her emotional speech, during which she gushed over her husband and their kids, has drawn criticism.
And one parent of a hyperactive child, Luscombe, has taken issue at what MCDonald suggested when she said, "I want to thank my mom and my dad up in heaven for disobeying the doctors orders and not medicating their hyperactive daughter, and finding out what she was into instead, and pushing her into the theatre."
Disney have released the new teaser trailer for the remake of the much-loved animated film...
Meryl Streep is having so much fun playing an ageing rocker that the audience only...
Ricki Rendazzo is a rock star who gave up everything to pursue her dream of...
Ricki Rendazzo is a veteran rockstar as part of her band Ricki And The Flash....