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Entries in Stephanie J. Block (3)

Wednesday
Jun122019

Once more into the link

/ Film Russian Doll renewed for Season 2 "but we have questions"
Movie City News AMPAS elected some new Borad of Governors members (they begin work on July 1st) including freshly minted Oscar winner Ruth Carter in Costume Design, and Ellen Kuras in Cinematography
TFE What was happening on this day (June 12th) in film history including the glitzy premiere of Cleopatra in 1963
Forbes How Godzilla vs Kong can avoid a disastrous reception (given Godzilla's plummeting box office)

More after the jump including Aubrey Plaza and creepy dolls, new animated features, an NSFW sex scene, and the aftermath of The Cher Show's Tony for Best Actress...

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Thursday
Apr112019

Stage Door: "The Cher Show" and "Aint too Proud"

by Nathaniel R

Musical theater has its own version of limited and wide release / indie and blockbuster if you will. The analogy is far from perfect but those movie groupings are sort of comparable to Off Broadway and Broadway. Every Broadway show is trying to be a four-quadrant blockbuster.  

One of the safest routes to a quick buck (if not necessarily continuous sales) is the jukebox musical. Not all of them try to double as biographies of whoever's songbook it is but many do. That way they're easily marketable, excessively familiar, and can rely on nostalgia and sight-unseen goodwill to fill the house...

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Tuesday
Mar272018

They Found Someone: Stephanie J. Block to Play Cher 

By Spencer Coile 

Renowned (and Tony nominated) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and for "breaking down" in Falsettos,  and for playing Liza Minnelli in the Hugh Jackman musical The Boy From Oz, theater star Stephanie J. Block is about to add another iconic character to her repertoire: Cher. The Cher Show, which will be penned by Jersey Boys writer Rick Elice, will tell the story of pop singer and Academy Award winning actress throughout her career...

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