Julie Taymor to direct 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
January 24th, 2013
10:48 AM ET

Julie Taymor to direct 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

We haven't heard a lot about Julie Taymor since the off-stage drama that was "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," but the director is back to lead a new production.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Taymor will direct "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. It's her first directing job since she departed her "Spider-Man" post in the spring of 2011. The rehabbed musical went on to become a top-seller on Broadway.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will begin preview performances on October 19 ahead of its scheduled opening of November 2. As the Times notes, Taymor has helmed her fair share of Shakespeare, including the films "The Tempest" (2010) and "Titus" (1999).


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Shia LaBeouf set for Broadway debut
December 12th, 2012
03:51 PM ET

Shia LaBeouf set for Broadway debut

Newly defined indie actor Shia LaBeouf has set his sights on the stage.

The 26-year-old actor, who renounced the studio system earlier this year, is ready to make his debut on Broadway in the spring. He'll star alongside Alec Baldwin in "Orphans," according to The New York Times.

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'Trapped in the Closet' might give regards to Broadway
November 20th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

'Trapped in the Closet' might give regards to Broadway

When you think about it, R. Kelly's epic "Trapped in the Closet" series was destined for this all along.

Multiple chapters, plenty of drama and it's in song - a hip-hopera, in fact - so what better place to see it all unfold than the Great White Way?

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Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut
October 11th, 2012
03:39 PM ET

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut

Tom Hanks is ready for the bright lights of Broadway.

The Hollywood star is making his debut on the Great White Way in a play from the late Nora Ephron called "Lucky Guy," set amidst the scandals and corruption plaguing New York City in the '80s - "a grand and glorious time to be in the tabloid business," as Ephron puts it in her play.

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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' comes to Broadway with 'Game of Thrones' star
October 10th, 2012
01:34 PM ET

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' comes to Broadway with 'Game of Thrones' star

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is coming to Broadway, and it'll have a "Game of Thrones" star as its lead.

The New York Times reports that actress Emilia Clarke, better known to "Thrones" fans as Daenerys, has been cast as Holly Golightly in the new adaptation from Tony winner Richard Greenberg.

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July 11th, 2012
09:35 AM ET

'Dark Knight Rises' director: Hathaway 'nails' Catwoman portrayal

The character of Catwoman has been brought to life by a number of actresses, but for this month's "The Dark Knight Rises," director Christopher Nolan found the perfect person to fill Selina Kyle's catsuit in Anne Hathaway.

Nolan told CNN that the character "is the most alive presence in the movie in the beginning," and she also helps draw Bruce Wayne (Batman) out of his shell. "She's a breath of fresh air...and Anne Hathaway just nails the character, delightfully."

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