The role is traditionally played by a man on stage, but Emma Thompson will now play the head of Crunchem Hall.
The series will follow the arrival of the Pink Ladies at Rydell High and the subsequent chaos they caused.
“The Hate U Give” star Amandla Stenberg has joined the cast of the film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen” at Universal and features the music and lyrics from “La La Land” duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.Stenberg will play the role of the high school senior Alana, which has been expanded and re-conceived from the original stage musical; it will now have Stenberg singing a new song that she will also write in collaboration with Pasek and Paul.“Dear Evan Hansen” is the story of a high school senior who has severe social anxiety and has trouble connecting with others and making friends. After the suicide of a classmate, Hansen gets caught in a lie that brings him closer to his classmate’s family. Stenberg’s Alana in the film has a cheery facade and a social-media-savvy, but it masks her deeper loneliness and isolation.Also Read: Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Adds 'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Mike Faist, Singer Ana IsabelleStephen Chbosky (“Wonder,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is directing “Dear Evan Hansen.” Ben Platt, who played Hansen on stage, is expected to reprise the title role, and “Booksmart” star Kaitlyn Dever was also reported back in June to be in talks.Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, wrote the script. Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based banner Marc Platt Productions.Universal’s senior vice president of production Sara Scott and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee production on behalf of the studio.Stenberg is also known for her roles in “Everything, Everything” and “The Darkest Minds,” and she most recently starred in the Netflix series “The Eddy.” She is represented by UTA and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.Read original story Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal At TheWrap
Despite Disney's many musical hits, its famous songwriters didn't always hit the right notes.
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It’s a very dance-based musical, spanning dance genres such as ballet and tap dance, and if you can appreciate that, you’ll enjoy the show very much.
Claiming to be the world’s No. 1 musical is a bombastic assertion — so does The Lion King live up to the expectations of that claim, especially since the story is familiar to most audiences? Like with most tales, the joy is in the journey rather than the destination, and The Lion King, whose current run in Singapore is until 23 September, is a magnificently executed journey. The enormous and exaggerated Pumbaa (Pierre van Heerden) was a scene stealer with his hilariously proportioned costume, deft handling of his tongue, and comic timing, as was the energetic Zazu (Andrew Jewson).
Slumber party guests will be able to take their pick from a Grease inspired prop box, get comfy on Frenchy’s patchwork bedspread, and settle down to watch the film
The awards-season favorite La La Land is a tribute to classic Hollywood musicals, and while director Damien Chazelle doesn’t strictly follow the formula, he clearly knows his stuff. Other notable examples: “A Fine Romance” from Swing Time, “I’ll Know” from Guys and Dolls, “Almost Like Being in Love” from Brigadoon.
Looking back at late star's comments through the years about the all-time classic movie musical scene with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, filmed when she was just 17 years old