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‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Headed To Netflix In December

Boss fans who can’t shell out hundreds of dollars for the most expensive theater ticket in New York are in luck: Springsteen on Broadway is coming to Netflix. Bruce Springsteen’s solo, sold-out show at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre will end its run December 15 – and that night Netflix will globally launch a filmed version. The acoustic performance, written by Springsteen, and directed and produced by Thom Zimny, is based on Springsteen’s best-selling autobiography Born… Read

Box Office

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Songwriter’ Gets A Trailer And Release Dates

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's documentary Songwriter, which Apple Music acquired in a seven-figure deal before the film’s Tribeca Film Festival deal this spring, is getting ready to hit the stage. The film from Sheeran’s filmmaker cousin Murry Cummings that chronicles the making of his 2017 album Divide will hit theaters via Abramorama beginning August 17 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 24, followed by streaming exclusively on Apple Music on August… Read

Business

‘Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants’ Sewn Up For Stage Musical Adaptation

Those traveling pants sure do get around. Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment announced plans today to develop The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film franchise as a stage musical. Blue Spruce Productions, led by theatrical producer Scott Delman, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Alcon and Alloy and will serve as the project's lead producer. Additional details will be announced shortly. The projects was announced today by Alcon Entertainent’s Andrew… Read

Film

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer: Another Galileo Galileo As Queen Pic Peeks Behind Curtain; AIDS Diagnosis Suggested

“How many more Galileos do you want,” screams an exasperated Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) as Freddy Mercury (Rami Malek) demands one more vocal take for the song that gives the movie previewed in this new trailer its name: Bohemian Rhapsody. The new trailer gives us a better backstage glimpse than a previous teaser, and though the non-Mercury Queen members get their share of screen time (including Gwilym Lee as a spot-on Brian May, pictured above with Malek), Bohemian Rhapsody… Read

Awardsline

MTV Video Music Awards: Cardi B & The Carters Lead Nominations

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced Monday, with Cardi B leading the way with noms in 10 categories, including Video, Song and Artist of the Year. The Carters followed with eight, including Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Hip Hop for their recent hit single "APES**T." Other top contenders include Drake, Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino (aka Atlanta’s Donald Glover). Beginning today, fans can vote in eight VMA categories, including Video of… Read

TV

Adam Levine To Executive Produce ‘Sugar’ Series For YouTube

Sugar, an original series executive produced by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, will premiere August 15 on YouTube Premium. Guest stars, including Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Ferg, 5th Harmony and Bad Bunny, will appear in the new series inspired by Maroon 5’s music video Sugar that has seen 2.5 billion views worldwide. The eight-episode series features a new artist in each episode as they surprise fans who have given back to their… Read

Awardsline

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’s John Legend On Inching Toward EGOT With Emmy Nom

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Winning an Oscar for Original Song with Selma's “Glory,” a Tony forJitney and several Grammys over the years, John Legend landed his first Emmy nomination today for his portrayal of Jesus in NBC's live, televised adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, pushing him even further toward the rare EGOT honor. Speaking with Deadline, the singer-songwriter admitted that he could never have foreseen the turns his career has taken to date. "When I started my career, I just wanted to… Read

Business

Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group CEO John Amato Departs

John Amato, the New York-based CEO of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group has resigned his post. The move comes during a period of realignment as the company’s new owners, Valence Media, arrange properties including the media brands as well as Media Rights Capital, Dick Clark Productions and a stake in A24. Valence co-CEOs Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk announced Amato’s departure this morning, saying a search is under way for his replacement. While a broader… Read

breakingTV

Musicians Set NY Rally In Support Of Union Demands For Late-Night Residuals

The Roots

Musicians who perform on late-night TV shows will rally Tuesday at noon outside ABC's New York headquarters in support of the American Federation of Musicians' negotiations for a new contract, which resumed today after a seven-month hiatus. The union says the chief sticking point in the contract talks remains a formula for residuals for band members when their work is re-aired on YouTube and network websites. The contract covers musicians who perform on shows such as Jimmy… Read

International

EU Vote On Controversial Copyright Rules Notches Early Win For Tech Giants

European Union lawmakers on Thursday voted against a series of controversial copyright rules known as the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The vote handed a perceived, but perhaps temporary, victory to Silicon Valley while reps for content creators and owners expressed disappointment at the outcome. The directive will now go back to the drawing board and be debated again in September. At the heart of the intense battle today were Articles 11 and 13… Read

Business

Elton John’s Broadway-Bound ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Names Lyricist

Shaina Taub, creator of an acclaimed 2016 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night, has signed on a lyricist for the Elton John-Paul Rudnick Broadway musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 Fox 2000 Pictures film, the in-development Prada is being produced by Kevin McCollum, Fox Stage Productions and Rocket Entertainment. A production time-line and additional creative team members will be… Read