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Daria Turns 20: 11 Things You Never Knew About the Iconic Show

Daria Turns 20: 11 Things You Never Knew About the Iconic Show
Ask a certain crowd of people what the defining MTV show of their childhood was, and it’s not Trl, or Real World or Jersey Shore. It’s Daria. Though Ms. Morgendorffer had been seen on Beavis and Butt-Head before, the March 3, 1997, premiere of Daria proved that the two shows couldn’t be more different. Let’s take a fond trip back to Lawndale for a closer look at the best animated misanthrope of the ‘90s.

1. B&B-h creator Mike Judge had no involvement in Daria

Judge agreed to release the character, but that’s where his involvement with the show ended.
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Stage Tube: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton.
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Bww Interview: Maury Yeston Talks Death Takes A Holiday Ahead of London Opening

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film which was based on a play this story tells of howDeath changed his perspective. He used tonot quite understandwhy everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman whoallowed him torealisequite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage.
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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here's a sterling example of what Hollywood excelled at back in the golden age: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains and Edward Everett Horton star in possibly the most magical of movies known as Film Blanc. A cosmic goof leaves a man with fifty years yet to live without a body -- so heavenly troubleshooters try to find him a new one. Here Comes Mr. Jordan Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 819 1941 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 94 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date June 14, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Rita Johnson, Edward Everett Horton, James Gleason. Cinematography Joseph Walker Art Direction Lionel Banks Film Editor Viola Lawrence Original Music Frederick Hollander Written by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall Produced by Everett Riskin Directed by Alexander Hall

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some movies are so entertaining that it's best to tell people,
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Disney's 'Pinocchio': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Animated Classic

Given how revered Disney's "Pinocchio" is today, it's hard to believe it was a flop when it was first released exactly three quarters of a century ago. Upon its New York City premiere, on February 7, 1940, critics hailed the film as a masterpiece, and even to this day, many prefer it to Disney's pioneering first animated feature, 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Yet it took the film many years and multiple re-releases to make a profit.

Today, of course, the legacy of "Pinocchio" is inescapable. Everyone's image of the puppet-boy with the nose that grows when he lies comes not from Carlo Collodi's original novel but from the kid with the Tyrolean hat and the Mickey Mouse gloves, as drawn by Disney animators. And the opening tune, Jiminy Cricket's "When You Wish Upon a Star," is ubiquitous as the theme music played before every Walt Disney movie and home video release.
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Supernatural: an episode roadmap for beginners

Been meaning to catch up with Sam and Dean Winchester, but just haven't found the time? Our Supernatural tips for beginners may help...

Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to
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EW's definitive ranking of every 'Supernatural' episode

EW's definitive ranking of every 'Supernatural' episode
In honor of Supernatural's 200th episode, EW took a quick trip down the road so far. And by quick, we mean that we ranked every episode of Supernatural ever. From Sam and Dean's first battle against the Woman in White to Sam's recent rescue of Demon Dean, we left nothing out, and we're pretty sure it was just as difficult as that one time that Sam and Dean stopped the apocalypse. If you're looking for our Top 40 picks, check out gallery No. 1, and for our Worst 10, head here. For everything in between, scroll down, relive the memories (and
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'Marjorie Prime': Theater Review

'Marjorie Prime': Theater Review
Death takes a holiday from onstage depiction in Marjorie Prime, the new play by Jordan Harrison, a writer on Orange is The New Black. The same goes for grief and loss, though the drama is suffused with a piquant sense of all of them. Instead, the deceased appear only in the form of a computer program. Its aim is to provide solace by projecting the departed's physical presence, based on detailed input from the bereaved. This essentially Twilight Zone-like high concept thankfully eschews the hectoring metaphoric significance of Rod Serling, employing indirect suggestion to propel its characters through parlous emotional

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Ten Best: Episodes of ‘Supernatural’

The road so far …

It wasn’t exactly easy for genre television in 2005. Well, it’s really never been easy for genre television ever in the history of television, but in 2005, a deluge of genre shows premiered and almost all of them had fallen prey to the swift axe of the television gods by the next year. Start by thinking about television now. It’s a fruitful time for horror and science fiction and fantasy. There are a multitude of genre shows, running the gamut from The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, to True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. They’re all massive hits.

Now, think of all of the shows that premiered around that time in 2005. There was Surface, and that was cancelled after ten episodes by NBC. Invasion, a well-regarded show written by Shaun Cassidy (who created one of my favorite shows, American Gothic) and that was cancelled
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Joe Hart, Peggy Hickey Join Mtg's Death Takes A Holiday Cast, Creative Team; Show Set for Feb 9

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present the West Coast premiere of Death Takes A Holiday, the second performance of their 2013-2014 season at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica. The one-night-only concert will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 700 pm.
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Barefoot Boy With Cheek Recording with Jenn Colella, Max von Essen & Robert Lenzi Set for Free Digital Download

UnsungMusicalsCo. Umc, in a collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will record three songs from the little-known 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek featuring performances by Jenn Colella Chaplin, Closer Than Ever, Max von EssenEvita, Death Takes a Holiday and Robert Lenzi South Pacific, Hello Again. Umc's recordings will be released for free digital download on the New York Public Library's website as part of its Musical of the Month blog series, which recently featured Umc's reconstruction of the Barefoot Boy libretto. The musical has never received a cast album.
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The Town Hall Presents Broadway By The Year, Featuring Howard McGillin, Lisa Brescia & More, Tonight

The Town Hall is proud to announce the season finale of Broadway by the Year featuring The Broadway Musicals of 1988, includingThe Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, and More Scott Siegel, the creator, writer, and host of Broadway by the Year has selected a half dozen performers to star in the concert, including Howard McGillin, who holds the record for playing 'The Phantom' longer than any other actor in Broadway history. He will be joined by one of his Christines, Jennifer Hope Wills. Drama Desk Nominees Farah Alvin The Marvelous Wonderettes and Kevin Earley Death Takes a Holiday return toBroadway by the Year. Lisa Brescia, who starred on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin', as Elphaba in Wicked, and as Donna in Mamma Mia makes her Broadway by the Year debut and favorite Scott Coulter will direct and star in the concert.
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The Town Hall Presents Broadway By The Year Featuring Howard McGillan, Lisa Brescia & More, 6/3

The Town Hall is proud to announce the season finale of Broadway by the Year featuring The Broadway Musicals of 1988, includingThe Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, and More Scott Siegel, the creator, writer, and host of Broadway by the Year has selected a half dozen performers to star in the concert, including Howard McGillan, who holds the record for playing 'The Phantom' longer than any other actor in Broadway history. He will be joined by one of his Christines, Jennifer Hope Wills. Drama Desk Nominees Farah Alvin The Marvelous Wonderettes and Kevin Earley Death Takes a Holiday return toBroadway by the Year. Lisa Brescia, who starred on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin', as Elphaba in Wicked, and as Donna in Mamma Mia makes her Broadway by the Year debut and favorite Scott Coulter will direct and star in the concert.
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Elena Shaddow & Steven Pasquale to Lead Bridges Of Madison County Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced casting for the 2013 summer season's exciting slate of productions. On the Main Stage, the cast of Animal Crackers playing June 26 - July 14, 2013 will include Jonathan Brody Naked Boys Singing, Adam Chanler-Berat Peter and the Starcatcher, Mara Davi Death Takes a Holiday, Renee Elise Goldsberry Good People, Ellen Harvey How to Succeed..., and Jacob Ming Trent Hands on a Hardbody, all making their Wtf debuts.
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InDepth InterView: Julian Ovenden Talks Rodgers & Hammerstein At The Movies, Sunday In Paris, Downton Abbey, Smash, 1St Night & More

Today we are talking to a charming and affable presence onstage and onscreen who has scored in a wide range of roles in the West End and throughout the UK from his work as Bobby in Company to Merrily We Roll Along, Marguerite and many more to, now, starring in the Theatre du Chatelet production of Sunday In The Park With George in the title role, Julian Ovenden. In addition to revealing details about the Paris Sondheim production, Ovenden also offers thoughts on his Sondheim work in general. Additionally, Ovenden illustrates his impressions of two spectacular small screen ventures - essaying the role of JFK in the musical-within-the-series on Smash as well as preparing to play a pivotal role in the new season of Downton Abbey. Most importantly, Ovenden shares his deep affection for the music of Rodgers amp Hammerstein and discusses his participation in the stupendous Rodgers amp Hammerstein
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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...
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Blake Shelton: ”You know people are making such a big deal out of Tim McGraw’s new buff look, but I say he’s always had one of the best bodies in country music.”

Luke Bryan: ”And her name is Faith Hill.”

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan at the Acm Awards

Come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Richard Eyre Climbs Aboard Andrew Lloyd Webber's Profumo Affair Musical, Reading Next Month, Ovenden to Star?

Today, Michael Riedel fills in a few more blanks in the New York Post, including word that producer Robert Fox has signed on, as well as director Richard Eyre the National Theater, Mary Poppins. The show is next headed for a reading in London next week, followed by a summertime presentation at Lloyd Webber's annual Sydmonton Festival if all goes well. Riedel also adds that the composer wants Julian Ovenden last seen in Death Takes a Holiday, to star.
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The Noteworthy: La Furia Umana + Wild Bill, Nyff, New Trailers

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A new issue of one the most essential film publications, La Furia Umana, is now available online. As always, alongside a rich collection of disparate texts, the issue has separate dossiers devoted to specific filmmakers, including ones on René Vautier (edited by Nicole Brenez) and Ida Lupino with Claire Denis. The amount of must-read coverage is daunting: included, too, are homages to Chris Marker and Stephen Dwoskin, a new video by David Phelps, and much more to explore.

In this issue, our pride and joy is to be found in the monograph-length dossier on Hollywood auteur William A. Wellman, a dossier edited by Gina Telaroli and Phelps. Our editor Daniel Kasman has contributed anoverview to Wellman's filmography; Telaroli has an incredible image-based piece on Good-bye, My Lady (alongside "scraps" and "findings" pointing the way for even more coverage of this filmmaker's wide oeuvre), filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has a new piece,
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Donna McKechnie, Will Swenson, and More Join Cast of Pzazz 101 Series

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie A Chorus Line, Company, Promises, Promises, Tony Award nominee Will Swenson Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hair, Jill Paice Rebecca, Death Takes A Holiday, Curtains, Jeremy Kushnier Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Footloose and Jim Walton Merrily We Roll Along, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd have joined the cast of the Broadway-themed web series Pzazz 101.
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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green—movie review

When I was a kid I was always drawn to stories with fantasy elements, like Harvey, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, On Borrowed Time and Death Takes a Holiday. Introducing unexplainable or mystical elements into a real-world setting is hard to resist, when it’s done right. If I had a 10-to-12-year-old child, I would take them to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green, because it traffics in that kind of everyday fantasy and plays it with sincerity. If it whets a young person’s appetite to see more of this kind of storytelling, that’s great. I’m only sorry it isn’t a better movie. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play a loving couple who want a baby more than...

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