Movie musicals

Bob Iger, left, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, poses with "The Lion King" cast member Beyonce, center, and the film's director Jon Favreau at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 10, 2019 - 4:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its silver anniversary, Disney delivers a new take on the animated musical. Cast and crew gathered in Hollywood for "The Lion King"...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, whose "Singin' in the Rain" provided some of the most unforgettable moments in movie history, has died. He was 94. Donen died Thursday in New York from heart failure, his sons Joshua and Mark Donen confirmed Saturday. Donen often teamed with Gene Kelly...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2002 file photo shows author C.Y. Lee in New York. Lee, 102, the author of the best-selling “The Flower Drum Song” died on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. The family decided at the time not to make his death public. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
February 04, 2019 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — C.Y. Lee, whose novel "The Flower Drum Song" became a best seller and the basis for a popular stage musical and Oscar-nominated film despite mixed critical reactions and concerns about stereotypes, has died at age 102. Lee's son, Jay Lee, told The Associated Press that his father...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsylvania high school. District officials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to film a promotional video for her Broadway musical "Mean Girls." Fey graduated from Upper...
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May 20, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103. Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday. Morison, who acted in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of an overemotional...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of the stage, film and television, has died at age 97. Fabray's son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, tells The Associated Press his mother died Thursday at her home in Palos Verdes Estates. Fabray launched her career at age 3 as Vaudeville'...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2015, file photo, Heather Menzies-Urich, from left, Kym Karath and Debbie Turner, cast members in the classic film "The Sound of Music," pose together before a 50th anniversary screening of the film at the opening night gala of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles. Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the 1965 hit film, has died. She was 68. Menzies-Urich’s son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Frankford, Ontario. She had been diagnosed with brain cancer.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 25, 2017 - 3:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 68. Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario. She recently had been diagnosed with...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl. The “La La Land In Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration” is scheduled for 50 performances in the U.S. and internationally. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 11:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "La La Land" is getting its overture back. An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl. Composer Justin Hurwitz said it's one...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl. The “La La Land In Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration” is scheduled for 50 performances in the U.S. and internationally. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 11:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "La La Land" is getting its overture back. An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that begins later this month at the Hollywood Bowl. The film's Oscar-winning composer...
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May 12, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of "A Christmas Story," a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special is inspired by the film "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, "A Christmas Story: The...
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