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    'Frozen's' Idina Menzel scores high debut for new Broadway cast album, 'If/Then'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014

    Highest charter since 'Rent' in 1996
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    Justin Timberlake and 'Dreamgirls' producer team for music biopic 'Spinning Gold'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Soundtrack will feature hits of the era re-imagined by today's artists
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    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes:Grease (1978), MPAA Rating: PG Footloose (1984), MPAA Rating: PG Dreamgirls (2006), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Grease "Grease," said the poster and the Barry Gibb song, "is the word." Transferring its setting from Chicago to sunny California, and adding a dash of disco to the ersatz '50s score, producer Allan Carr and director Randal Kleiser turned this long-running Jim Jacobs - Warren Casey Broadway smash into the biggest blockbuster of 1978. 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. As one of the bad boy T-Birds, Danny has to act cool for best pal Kenickie (Jeff Conaway) and their leather-clad mates Sonny (Michael Tucci) and Doody (Barry Pearl, in the role Travolta played on stage). Despite befriending Frenchy (Didi Conn), one of the rebel Pink Ladies, virginal Sandy is "too pure to be Pink," as the Ladies' leader Rizzo (Stockard Channing) acidly observes. Declaring their devotion in such ballads as "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Sandy," Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst a pep rally, dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding "You're the One That I Want" at the climactic carnival. With Travolta white-hot from Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease soundtrack singles climbed the charts and summer movie crowds poured in. With the presence of Joan Blondell, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes and Frankie Avalon appealing to grown-up memories, Grease became the highest grossing film of 1978, the highest grossing movie musical ever, and the third most popular film of the new blockbuster '70s after Star Wars (1977) and Jaws (1975). Its sequel, Grease 2, did not exactly set the world on fire in 1982. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide Footloose In this lively adolescent-oriented musical, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Dreamgirls Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
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    Academy pays tribute to movie musicals as Bassey and Adele represent for Bond

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

    This year's show has taken the movie music theme to heart
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    Oscar telecast to feature tribute to movie musicals of the last decade

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jan 25, 2013

    But it's a missed opportunity to showcase the form's evolution
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    Top 20 Movie Musicals of the Last 50 Years from 'Cabaret' to 'Grease' to 'Dreamgirls'

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Dec 24, 2012

    The 1980s was a largely fallow period for Disney animation, but the studio cl...
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    Adele, Shirley Bassey, and Barbra Streisand see post-Oscar sales bumps

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

    'Les Miz,' 'Chicago' and 'Dreamgirls' also see boosts
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    DGA rescinds long-standing 'no screeners' policy

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, May 7, 2012

    The guild will allow 'for your consideration' DVDs to be sent to its membership
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    'Dreamgirls' director developing HBO Hollywood blogger pilot

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Feb 5, 2010

    Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort are writing the Nikki Finke-esque comedy
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    'The Hobbit's' Ian McKellen to play a retired Sherlock Holmes

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Sep 5, 2013

    'A Slight Trick of the Mind' will be directed by 'The Fifth Estate's' Bill Condon
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