A select number of now-dark Broadway venues will begin opening in April for a series of live- performance pop-up events that could establish the safety protocols needed for the theater industry’s eventual return. Beginning with the Shubert Organization’s Music Box Theatre on 45th Street, Broadway theaters will be among the venues housing the events of the NY PopsUp program described as a new 100-day arts festival throughout New York City and State. The series is being overseen by producers Scott Rudin and Jane Rosenthal. Though the PopsUp festival had been previously announced, the inclusion of Broadway theaters as the program’s “flexible venues” was disclosed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today. The series of live indoor performances across the state begins April 2. Outdoor events began Feb. 20. Related Story Bill C. Davis Dies: 'Mass Appeal' Playwright-Screenwriter Was 69 The venues will utilize safety protocols, developed by NY PopsUp in coordination with … [Read more...] about Select Broadway Theaters To Open For New York Pop-Up Events Beginning In April
Karan Johar recently dropped a pleasant surprise for his fans by announcing five new projects under Dharmatic Entertainment, the digital arm of Dharma Productions which will premier on Netflix. This includes Madhuri Dixit's much awaited OTT debut Finding Anamika , Abhimanyu Dasani-Sanya Malhotra's Meenakshi Sundareshwar among others. The filmmaker took to his Instagram page and shared, "It's a big day for #TeamDharmatic! We're super excited to announce 5 new projects under the @dharmaticent banner, coming soon on @netflix_in! #FindingAnamika #AjeebDaastaans #MeenakshiSundareshwar #SearchingForSheela #FabulousLivesOfBollywoodWives." See his post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) Speaking about the fiction category, Ajeeb Daastaan is a Netflix anthology which has Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani teaming up to … [Read more...] about Finding Anamika, Meenakshi Sundareshwar, Ajeeb Daastaans; Karan Johar Announces An Exciting Lineup Of Projects
New Line has put in the order for a Hello Kitty movie. Described as an animated/live-action hybrid, the movie will likely bring an animated version of the popular cartoon cat into the real world, similar to the new Tom and Jerry movie. Plot details are firmly under wraps at this time. Jennifer Coyle ( DC Super Hero Girls , Bob's Burgers ) and Leo Matsuda ( Inner Workings ) have been tapped to direct Hello Kitty . The screenplay comes from Known Universe's Lindsey Beer, who's also attached to co-write an upcoming female-led Fast & Furious spinoff alongside Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. RELATED: Hello Kitty Movie Is Happening at New Line In a statement, New Line president/Chief Creative Officer Richard Brener said the studio was "extremely lucky to have found in Jennifer and Leo, two directors who not only share a profound connection to the unforgettable characters Shintaro Tsuji and Sanrio have created over the past 40+ years with Hello … [Read more...] about Hello Kitty Movie Is Officially Happening, Will Be a Live-Action / Animation Hybrid
Austin, Texas-based, dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 in Delaware Court and agreed to sell basically all its assets to an investor group including one of its founders Tim League. The exhibitor, which buckled under the impact of Covid-19, has 37 theaters including locations in LA, Brooklyn and northern Virginia. It’s backed by Altamont Capital. The sale is to Altamont, funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment, League and other original investors. The transaction will provide much-needed financing to stabilize the business. The first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. In May, the Phoenix-based franchises of Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler filed for bankruptcy. Related Story Alamo Drafthouse To Reopen With Free Screenings Of 'Bill & Ted Face The Music'; Theatrical Debuts Of 'The New Mutants' And 'Tenet' The … [Read more...] about Alamo Drafthouse Movie Chain Files For Chapter 11, Selling Assets To Investor Group, Closing Three Theaters
Play video content Breaking News San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is sounding off on Gov. Greg Abbott -- saying his decision to drop Texas' COVID mask mandate is "ignorant" and dangerous. "It's a mystifying decision," Coach Pop said Tuesday night in a pre-game presser before his Spurs beat down the visiting NY Knicks. "Of course [restaurants and businesses] want to open up but getting rid of masks just seems ignorant to me." Earlier in the day, Gov. Abbott announced he will "open Texas 100%" beginning on March 10 -- which means he will end the state's mask mandate and allow restaurants and other businesses to operate at 100% capacity. Gov. Abbott (R-TX) announces all businesses in the state can reopen and ends the statewide mask mandate. pic.twitter.com/3RyGdMVXvD — The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2021 @therecount "Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities," Abbott said ... "Too many small business … [Read more...] about Gregg Popovich Rips Texas Governor, Getting Rid of Masks is Deadly Mistake!