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Bid To Win Tickets & Backstage Tours Of Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, A Wicked Lunch, and More

What Broadway fan wouldn't want to go see a Broadway show perhaps Hello Dolly, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, School fo Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Phantom of the Opera and go backstage afterward for their own personal tour How about having an exclusive lunch with a Broadway star Award-winning non for profit Broadway Sings for Pride is auctioning off these perfect Broadway-themed gifts right in time for the holidays
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Ruthie Ann Miles, George Salazar And More Added To Astep Benefit Line Up

Artists Striving to End Poverty's Ninth Annual New York City Christmas A Concert to Benefit Astep, taking place on Monday, December 11 at 700 Pm at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Come From Away have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, which also features your personal voicemail recorded by Oscar Isaac, experiences with Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Bronx Tale, and so much more
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Book Review: "American Gothic" By Jonathan Rigby; Expanded And Updated Edition

  • CinemaRetro
By Adrian Smith

American filmmakers have been fascinated by horror and the fantastical since the birth of cinema itself, with one early example cited here being an 1898 New York screening by the Thomas Edison Company of a short film featuring a witch and an appearance from Mephistopheles. Partially inspired by the work of French magician Georges Méliès, it was not long before ghosts, demons, witches and devils would become commonplace in the silent films being produced in New York, and eventually Hollywood itself.

Jonathan Rigby’s American Gothic (Signum publishing) is a fascinating and idiosyncratic exploration of the American horror film, a genre which has inspired filmmakers to create some of the most memorable moments in cinema history. More than a simple encyclopaedia, the book charts the historical development of the genre through not only the classics such as Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and The Cat and the Canary,
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Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez & Elizabeth Stanley To Perform In Astep Benefit At Joe's Pub

Artists Striving to End Poverty's Ninth Annual New York City Christmas A Concert to Benefit Astep, taking place on Monday, December 11 at 700 Pm at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Come From Away have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, which also features your personal voicemail recorded by Oscar Isaac, experiences with Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Bronx Tale, and so much more
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Interview: The Shape Of Water Director Guillermo del Toro on the Truth of Monsters and Making the Movies Nobody Else Will Make

  • DailyDead
I’ve been struggling to write my review, because I want to make sure I do the movie justice, but I’ll go ahead and just say here that Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is my favorite film of 2017, and I’m so excited for everyone to see it and hear what you guys think. Thankfully, the wait is over soon, as del Toro’s latest arrives in theaters in New York City on December 1st, and then subsequently rolls out in other cities beginning December 8th.

A love letter to Universal’s iconic monster “The Creature,” The Shape of Water is a gorgeously crafted tribute to cinema of yesteryear that delivers a poignant and timeless romance about two beings who meet under the most unusual of circumstances, and how their unique love helps them persevere in the most dire of circumstances.

At a recent press day,
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From Grammys to Bono: 3 Wild Stories from Notorious Gate Crasher Craig Schmell’s New Book

From Grammys to Bono: 3 Wild Stories from Notorious Gate Crasher Craig Schmell’s New Book
Driving in President Reagan’s motorcade and talking with Bono about Irish football — these are some of the crazy things that Craig Schmell got to experience during the peak of his celebrity event crashing days.

Schmell famously spent his 20s scheming his way into some of the biggest celebrity events of the time. In his new book, The Uninvited, he details some of his best crashes and how he ended up turning his cheating ways around.

During his heyday, Schmell got into some serious hijinks, like getting high inside of the Kremlin, but the book dives deeper past the scheming
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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Film Review: ‘Wonder’

Film Review: ‘Wonder’
Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), the central character in Stephen Chbosky’s “Wonder,” is a brainy 10-year-old boy with a sweet high voice and a congenital facial deformity, whom numerous corrective surgeries have left looking like a cherub after a car accident. His left eye tugs downward as if a teardrop were falling from it; his ears are bulbs of flesh, and his face is framed by a pinkish ring of scar tissue. That said, he’s not the Phantom of the Opera. He’s just an ordinary kid whose looks take a bit of getting used to.

Auggie is a science geek who loves “Star Wars” and Minecraft, ice cream and X-Box sports games; he’s fueled by all-American fantasies of going to outer space. (He likes to walk around in a toy astronaut helmet that conceals him and feeds his dreams.) His face, which looks youthful and old at the same time, is jarring
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Inside the Music: Vishal Dadlani On the Soundtrack of Om Shanti Om

It has been 10 years since Farah Khan’s brilliant film Om Shanti Om hit the big screen. Filled with incredible performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, Kirron Kher and Deepika Padukone in her first film, Om Shanti Om is a musical full of drama, action, comedy, and of course romance. Everything that makes a movie good!

To bring the musical sound of Om Shanti Om to life, Farah Khan chose the great duo Vishal-Shekhar with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The soundtrack ranges from love songs, to a classic filmy tune, some disco, a haunting, poignant theme, a party song and an epic full on musical number – it truly is a soundtrack in the best of forms.

In an incredible and in-depth conversation Vishal Dadlani takes us inside the creation of the songs of Om Shanti Om.

What do you remember was your first thought when you heard
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Riverdale Stars Preview Nick St. Clair's Arrival, Betty and Archie's Special Bond — Plus: Is 'Bughead' in 'Jeopardy'?

Riverdale Stars Preview Nick St. Clair's Arrival, Betty and Archie's Special Bond — Plus: Is 'Bughead' in 'Jeopardy'?
The town of Riverdale‘s got enough problems with a killer on the loose… but a new arrival is looking to add a little rich-kid mischief to the mix.

The Good Wife alum Graham Phillips makes his debut this Wednesday (The CW, 8/7c) as Nick St. Clair, Veronica’s old pal from her New York days — and the slick charmer wastes no time in introducing the gang to his hard-partying ways. “He definitely stirs the pot a lot in Riverdale, for sure,” star K.J. Apa (Archie) tells TVLine, adding that Archie’s not exactly thrilled to meet Nick: “Obviously, [with him] being Veronica’s ex-boyfriend,
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The Silence Of The Lambs: the thinking person's monster movie

Ryan Lambie Nov 3, 2017

As The Silence Of The Lambs re-emerges courtesy of the BFI, we look at how it created one of the screen's most iconic monsters...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Silence Of The Lambs

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"Is it true what they're saying?" a cop asks FBI agent Clarice Starling around The Silence Of The Lambs' midpoint. "That he's some kind of vampire?"

The cop is referring, of course, to Hannibal Lecter, the former psychiatrist and serial killer played by Anthony Hopkins. Originally created by author Thomas Harris and making his first appearance in the 1981 novel Red Dragon, Lecter - otherwise known as Hannibal the Cannibal - has long since become a fixture on the pop culture landscape. The Silence Of The Lambs isn't specifically about Lecter - rather, it's about Starling (Jodie Foster) and
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 7 Preview: Terrell Owens & Drew Scott Selected as Halloween Night Team Captains!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 7 Preview: Terrell Owens & Drew Scott Selected as Halloween Night Team Captains!
It's week seven of Dancing With the Stars -- and the ballroom's about to get eerie!

As the eight remaining contestants and their pro partners take the stage on Monday, they'll be dancing to various spooktacular routines ranging from the Charleston to the jive to the tango. Later, the stars will split into two teams, delivering performances we can only imagine will be memorable.

It's Halloween night, and Et's breaking down everything we can expect to see in the ballroom!

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

1. Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas: 40/40

2. Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold: 39/40

2. Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke: 37/40

Who's in danger of elimination?

Drew Scott & Emma Slater received the lowest score from the judges last week, 30/40, followed closely behind by Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy, who scored a total of 31 points.

What are the couples dancing to?

Drew ScottEmma Slater

Charleston, "Remains of the Day" by Danny Elfman

Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson

Contemporary, "Every Breath You Take" by Chase
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Drew Scott Teases 'Epic' Halloween-Themed Routine for 'DWTS': 'You Guys Are Going to Love This!' (Exclusive)

Drew Scott Teases 'Epic' Halloween-Themed Routine for 'DWTS': 'You Guys Are Going to Love This!' (Exclusive)
Drew Scott has a really good chance at taking home the mirrorball trophy.

The Property Brothers star and his pro partner, Emma Slater, are moving on to week seven of the competition, and getting excited about the possibility of winning season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. Et caught up with Scott over the phone on Wednesday, where he shared behind-the-scenes secrets from his rehearsals with Slater… and revealed what they plan to do with the prize if they do win!

"Emma says she wants a custom built-in in her living space for her mirrorball, or I guess, [hopefully] two mirrorballs," the 39-year-old Hgtv reality star explained. "I was like, 'Oh, yeah. I'll build some nice custom thing for you, no problem.'"

"I want something where it's the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to bed," he continued. "So, I'll just reverse mount the mirrorball on the ceiling
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The Dancing with the Stars Halloween Week Teams Revealed!

The Dancing with the Stars Halloween Week Teams Revealed!
It’s team week on Dancing with the Stars — and People can exclusively reveal the teams!

For Halloween Week on Monday, the eight remaining couples competing on season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition will be split into two teams.

This year’s teams are listed below:

Team Monster Mash

Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas

Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold

Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev

Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke

Team Phantom of the Opera

Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Victoria Arlen & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson

Drew Scott & Emma Slater

Owens and Scott are the leaders of their respective teams, which will perform
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Hollywood Mourns ‘Benson’s’ Robert Guillaume: ‘That Smile and Laugh Touched Us All’

Hollywood Mourns ‘Benson’s’ Robert Guillaume: ‘That Smile and Laugh Touched Us All’
Actor Robert Guillaume died in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at age 89 after a battle with prostate cancer.

Guillaume, who won two Emmys and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was known for his role as the sharp-tongued butler on “Soap” and its spinoff, “Benson.” He also voiced Rafiki in “The Lion King.” He earned a Tony nomination for playing Nathan Detroit in the first all-black version of “Guys and Dolls” in 1977 and was the first African-American to star as the Phantom with an all-white cast in “Phantom of the Opera.”

Celebrities were quick to mourn Guillaume’s death. Actor Sterling K. Brown said in a statement, “St. Louis’ finest. He may not have called himself the Hnic (see ‘Lean on Me’), so I’ll have to do it for him. Rip, sir. Thank you for paving the way.”

His “Sports Night” co-star Josh Malina tweeted, “R.I.P. Robert Guillaume.
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Robert Guillaume, TV's 'Benson,' Dead at 89

Robert Guillaume, TV's 'Benson,' Dead at 89
Robert Guillaume, who played Benson DuBois on 'Soap' and 'Benson,' has died after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 89. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Robert Guillaume, who played the quick-witted and sarcastic Benson DuBois on Soap and the spinoff Benson, has died. His widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, told The Associated Press that he died at home in Los Angeles where he was battling prostate cancer. He was 89.

In 1977, Guillaume took on the role of DuBois, a butler to the wealthy Tate family, on ABC's soap-opera parody sitcom Soap.
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'Lion King' and 'Benson' Star Robert Guillaume Dead at 89

  • TMZ
Robert Guillaume -- best known for his '80s hit TV show, "Benson" -- died Tuesday at his L.A. home from complications of prostate cancer ... according to his wife, Donna. Guillaume won the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy for playing sarcastic, wise-cracking butler, Benson DuBois, on the hit ABC show. "Benson" was a spin-off from "Soap." He won a supporting actor Emmy for that show. He was also the voice of Rafiki
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The Man Who Laughs: the movie that inspired The Joker

Jim Knipfel Sep 18, 2017

One of the earliest scary clown movies, The Man Who Laughs was also an influence on the creation of Batman villain, The Joker...

Clowns, both creepy and, well, slightly less creepy, were lurking about in the shadows for thousands of years before Stephen King’s evil clown Pennywise shambled along with those sinister red balloons of his. The Egyptians had them, the Greeks had them, the Romans had them. But in the 17th and 18th centuries, an interesting and telling thing happened.

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During the Middle Ages, the clown and the performing freak were essentially one and the same. The jesters and fools who entertained in the royal courts of Europe were usually attired in flamboyant and garish costumes and makeup, and were often physically deformed in some way. After that, however, the two began to tear themselves apart, with the
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Roy Budd’s Score For The Phantom of the Opera to Premiere This October

One of the last pieces renowned British composer Roy Budd was working on before his tragic death in 1993 was a brand new score for Rubert Julian’s 1925 horror masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera, which was based on the… Continue Reading →

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Dubliners, see 'The Phantom Of The Opera' with a new original score in the park this Saturday.

Both film and music lovers alike will delight at what Happenings have planned for this Saturday 1st July, in the heart of the city, Merrion Square. We will be landing in the city park and combining great weather and instant communication to gather hundreds of people to witness the 1925 silent horror 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Not only will we be screening The Phantom of the Opera - but we will be welcoming ' The Happenings Quartet' made up of musicians Matthew Nolan, David Stalling, Sean Mac Elaine and Sharon Phelan who will perform an original score that will accompany Rupert Julian’s 1925 classic.

Happenings & Dcc want Dublin film lovers to grab their mates, loved ones and some picnic blankets for this blissful summer evening as the city centre park will be transformed into a pop-up outdoor cinema, musical amphitheatre with entertainment, music and food.

A true Hollywood
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