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In what could be a harbinger for Broadway’s post-Covid protocol, Springsteen on Broadway has announced that audience members must be vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, a policy no doubt disappointing to the many Canadians and Europeans who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Producers of Springsteen on Broadway announced Tuesday night that the show, which will
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Lionsgate got out early with the Millennium Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard with an official Wednesday debut plus last weekend paid sneaks; all totaled they’ve accumulated $3.9M at 2,940 locations. The whole reason why Lionsgate went early is to collect as much cash as possible before Universal’s F9 comes in next weekend,
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Freestyle Love Supreme, the improvisational rap musical revue co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is returning to Broadway’s Booth Theatre for a strictly limited three-month engagement in October, producers announced today. “If live theater is coming back, so is FLS,” said Miranda, who co-created the show with Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale. “Our most important collaborator is
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AMC Entertainment will present a weeklong AMC Black Picture Showcase at select theaters nationwide starting Friday to celebrate Juneteenth. The newly established national holiday commemorates the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. The exhibitor said tickets will cost $5 to shows of “classic, contemporary and culturally relevant, black-led films.” The seven films in the lineup
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The Bedwetter, a new musical based on Sarah Silverman’s bestselling memoir, will make its world premiere in an Off Broadway production next Spring, the Atlantic Theater Company announced today. With a book by Silverman and Joshua Harmon, music by the late Adam Schlesinger and lyrics by Silverman and Schlesinger, The Bedwetter will begin performances at
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Sony just put two big films on the 2022 schedule: David Leitch’s Bullet Train on April 8, 2022, and the Jack Black-Ice Cube comedy Oh Hell No which Justin Kroll just reported on for July 1, 2022. Bullet Train will also show in Imax. Lots already dated on April 8 including Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, an untitled Disney live-action movie,
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Hidden Empire Film Group’s comedy/horror romp The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 scared up a $1.064M opening weekend (per screen average of $2,533) with writer-director Deon Taylor and his team huddling right now over where and how much to expand the run — but expand it they will. Taylor’s thrilled with the $$
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Refresh for latest…: With no major new releases, this was a strong holdover weekend at the international box office, led by last week’s champ, New Line/Warner Bros’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, followed by Disney’s Cruella and Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II. In the case of Conjuring 3, it crossed $100M
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A $16.1 billion federal program set up to provide emergency relief to distressed movie theaters and live venues has started distributing funds, but venue operators say the process has been slow and a key deadline has been missed. On Thursday, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the League of Historic American Theatres, the National Association
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SATURDAY UPDATE: Refresh for updates While it appeared that the summer box office was dusting itself off from the pandemic over the last two weeks, both newcomers Warner Bros. highly anticipated Jon M. Chu directed Lin-Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights and Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway are currently filing less than spectacular results respectively with a No.
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Sony is reporting the Thursday night previews to Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway which began at 4pm yesterday at 2,572 theaters, and the long-awaited Will Gluck directed sequel grossed $900K. The first Peter Rabbit in February 2018 didn’t hold any previews. Sony earlier in the week was expecting $8M-$10M, but the sequel could very well do in the teens
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Cliff Marks is retiring as president of NationalCinemedia on July 1 but will continue to work with the big movie theater advertising network as a consultant in a multi-year deal, the company announced Wednesday. The 19-year NCM veteran joined from ESPN and was an original member of the leadership team in 2002 when it was
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Paradise Square, the original musical from a creative team that includes Moisés Kaufman, Bill T. Jones, Craig Lucas and Black 47 singer Larry Kirwan, will begin Broadway previews at the Shubert Organization’s Barrymore Theatre on February 22, 2022, with an opening night set for Sunday, March 20. Producer Garth H. Drabinsky announced the dates today,
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Jon M. Chu’s long awaited feature adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes 4x Tony winning musical In the Heights finally hits theaters and HBO Max this Friday and in a recent Fandango poll of 1,3K-plus moviegoers, 96% of ’em say it’s the first movie they plan to see since pandemic started. The pic, which
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The Covid-postponed Broadway premiere of How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, will begin preview performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, with an official opening on Tuesday, April 19. The new dates were announced today by the Manhattan Theatre Club.
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Imax announced Monday that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow — set for released by Disney July 9, will debut with 22 minutes of select scenes in expanded aspect ratio exclusively in Imax. The Scarlett Johansson-starrer is the first new movie in “Phase Four” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first new Marvel Studios theatrical release
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Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of Springsteen on Broadway at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre, with shows beginning Saturday June 26 and additional performances taking place through September 4. Said Springsteen: “I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as
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With more theaters reopening and film-goers slowly returning, life is being resuscitated into the specialty box office. This week we see a faith-based movie premiere banking serious dinero. Witnesses is a film recounting the early days of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and the translation of the Book of Mormon. The movie is directed and
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Refresh for latest…: While the horror genre was the biggest global draw this weekend, the results are far from horrific — and therein is something to be said about the communal experience of scary movies. New Line/Warner Bros’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It led the international box office with $26.8M from 43
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