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- Bye Bye RENT ~ June 1st 2008 is the official final performance.
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- Hell no they should never change Rent.
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...there are talks. However, it does not say if it will be OBC.
Platt and the studio are taking formative steps toward a screen adaptation of "Wicked," the stage musical that Universal co-finances and Platt produces with David Stone.After crossing the $1 billion mark in worldwide stage gross and opening its eighth production in Australia, "Wicked" has become one of the studio's most profitable investments and could follow a stage-to-screen track reminiscent of "Mamma Mia!" which U bows Friday.
Platt, who transitioned from U production prexy to producer under Stacey Snider and Ron Meyer, has been at the studio for a decade. While he remains close with Snider (who left to run DreamWorks), he said he's loyal to Meyer -- who championed U's investment in "Wicked" -- and has developed strong ties to U Pictures chairman Marc Shmuger, co-chairman David Linde and production president Donna Langley.
U brass has made it a priority to lock up their big suppliers, and Platt's pact follows longterm deals made by Imagine Entertainment and Working Title.
"Marc has strong commercial tastes, but so eclectic that you can't put him in a box or category," Langley said. "Our goal now is absolutely to make the 'Wicked' film, but much like Judy Craymer wouldn't give up screen rights to 'Mamma Mia!' until the stage show had reached its pinnacle, Marc and Stephen Schwartz are very mindful of the right timing. But we're dying to do it."
Platt, who produced the play with Stone and U, confirmed they are in early movie talks, and that book writer Winnie Holzman will write the script.
Source: Variety --->>> http://www.variety.com/VR1117988927.html
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RENT ANNOUNCES EXTENSION FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7
The producers of Rent have announced that due to ticket demand, the landmark Broadway musical will extend its run at the Nederlander Theatre through Sunday, September 7, and will close following that evening’s 6:30pm performance. The musical had previously been scheduled to close on Sunday, June 1. Rent is the seventh longest running show in Broadway history.
In consideration of the Rent fans who have purchased tickets for the currently announced final week, ticket holders wishing to exchange tickets purchased for performances from Monday, May 26, 2008 through Sunday, June 1, 2008 for performances during the extension period are welcome to do so subject to availability.
Ticket holders wishing to exchange can do so in either of the two (2) ways:
They can take their tickets to the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street, New York City) during regular box office hours (Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Tickets must be in hand.
They can call the box office mail room at 212-921-8000 and arrange the exchange over the phone. Tickets being exchanged must be mailed or brought to the box office by May 11 to complete the exchange.
In addition, the limited amount of loyal Rent fans who have purchased tickets to the currently announced final performance on Sunday evening, June 1, 2008 may exchange into the final performance on Sunday, September 7, 2008 subject to some restrictions.
These fans must have purchased their tickets prior to March 15, 2008 and verifiable proof of purchase for these tickets must be presented: Ticketmaster account information or credit card receipt or statement. The hard copy of proof of purchase must be brought or mailed to the box office along with tickets to affect the exchange. This will be checked. Please note that September 7, 2008 tickets may not necessarily be in the same locations as those purchased for June 1, 2008. The new tickets will be exchanged only for face value of the old tickets.
The performance schedule will remain unchanged throughout the summer: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday and 2pm and 7pm. There will be two exceptions: the show will be dark on Independence Day, Friday, July 4 and there will be an added performance that week on Wednesday, July 2, at 8pm; and there will be no performance on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, and special added performances Wednesday, September 3, at 2pm and 8pm.
Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996 following a history making, sold out, extended limited engagement at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Additionally, Rent is one of only seven musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. In all Rent won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, two Theatre World Awards, and Obie Awards for its creator, director, and entire cast.
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SHREK: THE MUSICAL, a new Broadway-bound musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Jason Moore, is in development.
Tony Award-nominees Tim Hatley (sets and costumes) and Hugh Vanstone (lighting) have joined the SHREK: THE MUSICAL creative team.
Produced by DreamWorks Animation and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling), the SHREK: THE MUSICAL team has been working on developmental readings of the musical and are planning a production schedule working towards a debut for the musical as early as 2008.
Composer Jeanine Tesori wrote the scores for the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Caroline, Or Change, which will be seen at the National Theatre in London this fall. She also composed the score to the Public Theatre’s production of Mother Courage starring Meryl Streep which played in Central Park this summer.
David Lindsay-Abaire is the author of numerous acclaimed plays, including Wonder of the World and Rabbit Hole. This fall, his musical High Fidelity will open on Broadway.
Jason Moore is the director of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Avenue Q.
Bill Damaschke, Head of Creative Production and Development for DreamWorks Animation, is overseeing the development of the musical on the studio side.
Based on a children’s book by William Steig, the character of Shrek has been featured in two major animated films to date. The first Shrek feature film hit theaters in the Summer of 2001, and went on to win the first-ever Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. In 2004, DreamWorks released a sequel, Shrek 2, which went on to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The studio is now in production on the next chapter of the Shrek story, Shrek the Third, which is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 18, 2007.
SHREK: THE MUSICAL is DreamWorks Animation’s first venture in legitimate theatre. The production was initiated by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Sam Mendes when the studio made a first-look deal with Mendes’ producing entity, Neal Street Productions, Ltd.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION S.K.G. (NYSE-DWA) is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. Utilizing world-class creative talent and state-of-the-art technological capabilities, the company is committed to making two computer-animated feature films a year that appeal to a broad movie-going audience.
NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS was established in 2003 by Sam Mendes and Caro Newling following their ten year tenure at the Donmar Warehouse. Co-produced recent West End transfers of Sunday in the Park with George and Mary Stuart. Previous NSP world and UK premieres: Owen McCafferty’s new version of JP Miller’s Days of Wine and Roses at the Donmar Warehouse; Anna in the Tropics at Hampstead Theatre; David Lindsay-Abaire’s Fuddy Meers London’s West End. Future projects: new stage versions of Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother and Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be, and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, directed by Mendes, this fall on Broadway. Donmar generated productions on Broadway: multi award-winning Cabaret (dir Mendes), The Real Thing (Tony Award Best Revival), Take Me Out (Tony Award Best New Play), The Blue Room, and Electra. Also Twelfth Night/Uncle Vanya at Brooklyn Academy. NSP films include Mendes’ recent film, Jarhead, for Universal Pictures; Starter for Ten, based on the novel by David Nicholls, in association with Playtone for HBO Film/BBC; Stuart: A Life Backwards in association with HBO Film/BBC, and Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in Things We Lost In The Fire for DreamWorks.
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