Tesori talks about the difficulties of writing a nonlinear musical, the complicated relationship she had with her own dad and why ignoring advice from a theater industry bigwig helped make Fun Home what it is today.
In 2012, British pop songwriter Eliot Kennedy got a call from his longtime collaborator, Gary Barlow, saying producer Harvey Weinstein wanted them to pen a few numbers for a musicalization of his Oscar-nominated movie Finding Neverland.
When performer and playwright Lisa Kron read Alison Bechdel’s 2006 autobiographical graphic novel, “Fun Home,” about coming out and the suicide of her gay father, she knew she wanted to turn it into a musical — even though she’d never worked on one before.
Pronounced “a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical” by the New York Times, Fun Home is a Sundance Theatre lab project and the groundbreaking new Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. Music for Fun Home is by four-time Tony® Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, with a book and lyrics by Tony® Award nominee Lisa Kron.
SundanceTV won six CableFax Awards at the Digital, Tech and Trailer ceremony today — picking up honors for the THE RED ROAD, THE HONORABLE WOMAN and RECTIFY.
Although she’s best known for her work as a judge and choreographer on the hit reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mia Michaels began her career on stage. Bringing her unique style to Broadway has been a long-held dream, and now she’s doing just that as choreographer for the soon-to-open “Finding Neverland.”
Alison Bechdel, winner of the 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant, is loved by comic fans for her provocative, queer-friendly works like her long-running strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and her graphic memoirs, including “Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama” and “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.” We talked to Bechdel about brining “Fun Home” to Broadway.
Missed the sold-out run in 2014 at The Public Theater? Going to be in the NYC area between Mar. 30 and Apr. 12? Then you’ve got a shot at being the lucky winner who will receive two tickets to attend a Broadway performance of Fun Home at its new home at Circle in the Square.
Going to be in NYC between Fri., Mar. 27 and Fri., Apr. 10? Want a chance to win tickets to see “Finding Neverland,” the new musical on Broadway?
SundanceTV announced today the casting of Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, “Inherent Vice,” “12 Years a Slave,” Boardwalk Empire) as a lead character, Leonard Pines, in its newest original scripted series “Hap and Leonard.”
Zombies, they’re just like us. Or at least they are in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s comic series “Revival.” We sat down with the creators to find out about their work, why zombies are so popular right now and why you might want to think twice about inviting Grandma to Thanksgiving.
The multi-hyphenate (producer-drummer-EDM star) Zach Saginaw, otherwise known as Shigeto, sat down with us to talk about the genre’s influence in video games like “Street Fighting Man” and “Mega Man,” his dream soundtrack with Michel Gondry and Clint Eastwood and whether or not jazz school is anything like the reality in “Whiplash.”
In the world of erotic fiction, both “Bad Behavior” and “50 Shades of Grey” have their dedicated followings. “Bad Behavior” was critically acclaimed and hit the big screen as “Secretary.” “50 Shades of Grey” exploded onto the best seller lists and will have it’s big-screen adaption in theaters on Feb. 13.
You double-tapped them, and now we’re posting them again as a compilation to be consumed together. Check out these Instagram videos of the tiny town of Park City, Utah, host of the Sundance Film Festival since 1981.
Call them spooks. Sleuths. Femme fatales. Few figures are as compelling as female spies. They’re unthinkably brave; they do things most of us can’t even imagine. Sometimes they’re world-famous; sometimes they hide in plain sight.
Were you too caught up with the family on Christmas Day to catch SundanceTV’s inconceivable marathon of “The Princess Bride,” hosted by none other than the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes? Fear not, for we have collected all the videos of Cary’s behind-the-scenes musings and answers to fan questions all in one place!
Liz and her team prepare Commissioner Miller for an upcoming hearing with the deputy mayor, barraging him with tough questions and insults. Miller grows annoyed and storms out.
Liz surprises Mia by accepting her invitation to get drinks after work and complains about Miller’s intractability.
A representative from private penal contractor Securamax reviews time-lapsed footage of an ongoing violent uprising at a nearby youth prison with Met top brass. Assistant Commissioner Inglis agrees to classify the situation as a “disturbance” rather than a full-blown “riot” to avoid calling in police aid and triggering costly contractually-mandated penalties.
These ten killers have cooked up plots scarier than the plot lines of any horror movie—these are the stories nightmares are made of.
The “fascinating” and “deeply thoughtful” second season of RECTIFY lands among the top TV of 2014, with critics calling the series’ sophomore outing even better than the first.
Read on for more:
•Buzzfeed includes RECTIFY in its list of Best Episodes of TV in 2014, praising the season two premiere for “deftly [exploring] multiple facets of what makes Rectify such a fascinating show.”
•A.V. Club lists RECTIFY among The Best TV Shows of 2014, calling the series “a deeply felt, deeply thoughtful second chance at life.”
We’re guessing you know someone who needs to watch Rectify, The Red Road, The Honorable Woman or Top of the Lake.
Before starring as Phillip Kopus on THE RED ROAD, Jason Momoa starred in both TV and independent hits including Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian and Road to Paloma. Take this quiz to find out which Jason Momoa character you are.
The best drama series on TV defy easy categorizations — they’re procedurals with deeply nuanced characters, supernatural thrillers with political ramifications, period pieces impeccably dressed. Some of them invented a whole new way of thinking about television, paving the way for future classics. Others, well, they’re just one-of-a-kind.
Portlandia seems like a peaceful place doesn’t it? Well, underneath that calm exterior is a boiling cauldron of conflict & hysteria. We picked our favorite Battles for your viewing pleasure…
Sundance Channel announced today that it will rebrand itself as SundanceTV in February leading up to the premiere of the network’s newest original scripted series, THE RED ROAD. The network’s rebrand supports its commitment to creating fresh and daring original programming. The new design adapts to stand out in today’s multi-platform TV ecosystem and will feature a streamlined logo in a modern sans serif font and neutral palette. The updated logo reflects the creativity, ambition and innovation of the network’s original content. Additionally, the network will reposition itself in the digital space with a new website, www.sundance.tv.
In honor of legendary musician Lou Reed who passed away earlier this week, Sundance Channel will re-broadcast the episode of the interview series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH.. featuring the rock icon and Velvet Underground founder, on Saturday, November 2 at 7pm.