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By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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New ‘Lion King’ live-action film will have four songs from original, one new Elton John, Beyonce song for the credits

The Jungle Book placed fifth in the top ten highest-grossing films of 2016,  Beauty and the Beast was the second highest-grossing movie of last year, so a Lion King project seems poised for great success. According More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Review: impressive and fun musical with serious messages

This perspective comes from a reviewer who does NOT care for Musicals. Sure, I can still appreciate a good film, but Grease, The Sound of Music or West Side Story aren’t getting screened regularly in my house. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Irving Berlin’s ‘Holiday Inn’ set for cinemas on November 16

“Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” is coming to U.S. cinemas for one night this fall as part of the ongoing partnership between Fathom Events and theater streaming service, BroadwayHD. The dazzling Broadway More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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‘JONAH: The Musical!’ Goes Home, DVD set for October 17 release

Now, bring it home: JONAH: The Musical!—the first filmed version of a Sight & Sound Theatres® biblical stage epic—releases Oct. 17 on DVD and digital platforms for home entertainment. Jonah! on Stage More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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First teaser with Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ lands at D23 for excited fans

Emily Blunt took the stage for the presentation of Mary Poppins Returns at D23 with director/producer Rob Marshall, sharing a new motion poster for the much anticipated sequel to the 1964 classic Disney film, Mary More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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‘Amazing and powerful’ ‘Jonah: On Stage’ returns cinemas for encore on June 3

There’s no better way to kickoff summer than a movie everyone can enjoy! We can certainly recommend  JONAH: On Stage! – returning to theaters for a matinee event on June 3. After packing movie theaters More...

By Zach Jones On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Dick Van Dyke praises Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Disney has set a new Mary Poppins film with Emily Blunt as the famous nanny and while Dick Van Dyke said “nobody compares” to Julie Andrews’ portrayal of Mary, he offered praise for the new lead actress and More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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Niki Caro comments on ‘Mulan’ music, gender gap in Hollywood

Disney has set a live-action Mulan is in development, but very little is known at the moment. That said, director Niki Caro previously stated the film will not include any songs, disappointing many, many fans More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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‘Saturday Night Fever’ celebrates 40th anniversary with director’s cut screening in theaters

In 1977, Saturday Night Fever became a cultural touchstone like few movies before or since, and this May fans can catch the fever again when the influential classic returns to the big screen for two days only in More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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First look: Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Disney is offering fans their first look at Emily Blunt in their film project: Mary Poppins Returns. Check out the photo below. The plot was recently revealed to be set in 1930s London, with Poppins returning to More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Deadline nears for Straz Center’s Performing Arts’ Broadway Star of the Future Awards

High school theater programs in the Tampa Bay area are invited to participate in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Star of the Future Awards program, designed to encourage, recognize and honor More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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10 Things to Ask Before Choosing a College for a Major in Music

If you would like to go to music college to learn about production, music, composition, performance, or any other element of the industry, it is important that you know how to choose a proper school. While choosing More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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‘Singin in the Rain’ kicks off TCM Big Screen Classics this weekend, Debbie Reynolds’ breakout role

To kick off the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, Singin’ in the Rain is back on the big screen for two days only – giving audiences a chance to see Debbie Reynolds in her breakout role. Reynolds, Gene More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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‘Miss Saigon’ coming to theaters for 25th anniversary performance

The heat is on in Saigon as the famed re-telling of Madame Butterfly flies into movie theaters nationwide in celebration of its 25th anniversary this fall. “Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance” makes More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton says Trump threatens democracy, is dangerous and promotes anti-Semitism

During a speech at the Old State House in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday—the site of Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech—Hillary Clinton addressed the challenges we face as a nation—including More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, June 12th, 2016
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ set for 2018 with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Disney’s live-action sequel to the 1964 classic Mary Poppins is indeed in the works and will arrive in theaters Christmas Day 2018. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda have been tapped as the leads with the official More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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‘Purple Rain’ returns to select theaters to honor Prince

Fans around the world may still be reeling from the sudden passing of international music icon Prince and now the hit film Purple Rain will return to theaters for a special screening to honor the late star. Prince, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 15th, 2016
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‘Into the Woods Jr’ showcases talented ‘tweens’ live adaptation

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Patel Conservatory will present Into The Woods, Jr., performed by those in grades five through 12, in the TECO Theater April 15-24. “Into the Woods Jr” photo/ More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, December 13th, 2015
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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical’ is fabulous fun for Christmas

This holiday season, the youthful joy and merriment of the television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to the stage in a fabulous way via “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical”.  More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ comes to Straz Center on Dec 12

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Dec. 12, in the Morsani Hall. In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, More...


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