Welcome to the first ever, epic, Flash-Supergirl-Legends-Arrow musical crossover episode! Did anyone actually get to join in from Arrow? Malcom Merlyn/John Barrowman was an Arrow character until he moved to Legends this year, so we’ll count him. This is a reunion of all sorts, with Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, and Darren Criss/Music Meister having starred together on Glee, various combinations having gone to college together, and others knowing each other through previous work or longtime friendship. Fun times all around.
Previously on The Flash and Supergirl, Kara broke up with her boyfriend, Mon El, because she found out that he’s actually the Crown Prince of Daxam, rather than a lowly palace guard as he’d originally told her. Her planet, Krypton, has always hated Daxam, its sister planet. The Kryptonians inadvertently destroyed Daxam, as well, when they destroyed their own planet, through their own environmental arrogance. Despite the fact that Mon El has a much better reason to hate Kara than she does to hate him, she continues to find reasons to nurture her racism while telling herself it’s in the name of truth and justice. It’s all very alt-right, while supposedly being feminist. Except the word feminism doesn’t mean what the Berlantiverse thinks it means.
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Theatermania.com posted a new interview this week with Euan Morton, who is currently playing Hedwig Robinson in the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Euan talked about what makes his Hedwig different, and his experiences as Hedwig with audiences across the country.
“We had one woman in L.A.,” recalls Tony nominee Euan Morton, the show’s lead actor, about one performance shortly before he took over the part. “Darren [Criss] was doing the role, I was in the audience, and [this woman] said, ‘I thought this was a play about Harry Potter’s owl.'”
“I thought it was fantastic,” he laughs. “Like, didn’t you look at the posters? Does it look like an owl?…It’s bizarre.”
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Fathom Events Will Show the Newsies Movie Event in Cinemas Nationwide February 16, 18, and 22
The touring version of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Newsies was filmed last September during its Los Angeles run. Several members of the original Broadway cast returned for the filming, including, Jeremy Jordan (Jack), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Crutchie), Kara Lindsay (Katherine), and Ben Fankhauser (Davey). The score, by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, includes the songs “Santa Fe,” “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Once and for All.”
This week Disney released a 2nd official trailer, which we have posted below, along with The Making of The Newsies Movie Event Episode 1: Return to Rehearsals, The Making of the Newsies Movie Event Episode 2: Return to the Stage, and the 1st official trailer.
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Paula and Rebecca finally make up this week, but Paula throws Scott out of the house, so her life is still in turmoil. Paula would rather end the marriage than look at her role in their issues. Suddenly the reasons she and Rebecca are so close become even more clear. Rebecca proves she’s a caring, nurturing friend to both Josh and Paula. Because she’s a good person.
The Proctor family is going through their morning routine. Scott packs the boys lunches, a hunk of salami, a couple of pieces of cheese, and some bread. Take a bite of each, and it’s a sandwich in your mouth. I’ve used this method, and it works, in a pinch. Paula’s kids aren’t convinced. Wait until they move out of the house.
Paula is maybe a little too grateful for Scott’s help in the kitchen, which brings out his guilt. He blurts out that he slept with Tanya. Paula thinks it’s a joke at first. He explains that it happened once, when they were drunk, by accident. He promises it will never happen again. Paula refuses to discuss the issue and throws him out of the house.
She takes out her anger on her coworkers instead of on Scott. It is really annoying when someone leaves the ice cube trays empty, though, I think we can all agree.
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Fathom Events filmed Disney’s hit Broadway musical Newsies last September during its Los Angeles tour stop. The show will be screened in movie theaters across the country on three different dates, giving fans multiple chances to see their favorite show. Screenings will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 18 at 12:55 PM, and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 PM. All times are local.
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Sadly, Rebecca, Josh’s friend is about to leave you alone for a long time, possibly forever. This is Santino Fontana’s last episode, since he only wanted a one year contract. While this is great news for Greg the character, it’s sad news for fans who enjoyed watching him every week. I’m going to believe that Greg, and Santino, will be back eventually. He’s too close to too many people in West Covina to leave forever, as Greg himself said. My shipper heart will keep hoping that Greg and Rebecca will get their happily ever after, even though I will try to stay open to other possibilities. But, if Glee can bring Jon Groff back for its last two episodes to give Jesse St James and Rachel Berry their HAE, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can do the same for this pair, once they’ve both worked out all of their issues separately.
On to the actual recap…
We pick up where we left off last week, as Rebecca catches up with Greg at the airport. He’s about to fly off to start college at Emory. She begs him to stay, but he can’t. They’re terrible for each other, a shit show, in fact. He didn’t say goodbye to her because he loves her, and he wouldn’t have been able to bring himself to leave if he’d seen her. He
walks off into the sunset gets on the escalator to go catch his flight. There goes the man of my dreams (in addition to my husband and my other 10 TV boyfriends and girlfriends, of course).
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Scheduled for a Fall Run in Washington DC
According to the NY Times, The 2004 Lindsay Lohan film Mean Girls will be turned into a musical, as has been rumored for a while now. The show is being written by Tina Fey, the film’s original screenwriter, her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, and Neil Benjamin, who wrote the music and lyrics for Legally Blonde. The musical will be produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL), who produced the movie, and Stuart Thompson, who produced the Broadway version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Casey Nicholaw, of Aladdin and The Book of Mormon, will direct the musical and the April developmental lab in NYC. Auditions for the developmental lab were held earlier this month. We’ll keep our ears open for casting news.
Aside from the fact that Tina Fey appears to be the only woman currently on the creative team, this musical has a stellar group of people working on it! We’re hoping that this makes it to Broadway! The musical will have its world premiere at the National Theater in Washington, DC in Fall 2017.
Amelie Ends It’s LA Run on January 15; Starts Previews on Broadway March 9, 2017
The production has released highlight footage from Amelie ahead of its move to Broadway. It will open officially on April 3, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tickets are already on sale.
The musical is based on the French film Amelie.
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Starring Idina Menzel and Nia Long as CC and Hilary
The Lifetime TV network has released a new trailer for their contemporary remake of the classic 1988 Bette Midler film Beaches. The film will premiere on January 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET.
Beaches, according to production notes, “follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her her first big shot. Hillary (Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship—even with its ups and downs—sustains them for decades.”
Emmy Award nominee Allison Anders directed the reboot. Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home, Young Alison) and Grace Capeless star as young CC and Hilary. Jodi Capeless, Sanai Victoria and Antonio Cupo are also featured. The stars have recorded new versions of Wind Beneath My Wings and The Glory of Love, both songs fans of the original movie will remember. Beaches will include several other songs recorded for the movie as well.
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NBC will reshow Hairspray Live! TONIGHT, Monday, December 26th at 8:00 PM ET. If you missed the original live airing on December 7th, this is your second chance to watch it on the big screen or record it on your DVR. The official Youtube and NBC streams have been taken down, probably because they’ve released the DVD, so don’t miss this opportunity!