Richard ThorpeElizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell and Carmen Miranda star in this fun and featherweight romantic musical comedy. Judy Foster (Powell) and Carol Pringle (Taylor) are two teenaged best friends attracted to the same older man, a situation that is further complicated because Judy is already dating Carol's brother. Meanwhile the girls catch Judy's father dancing the mambo with a Brazilian beauty (Miranda)--and mistake innocent dancing lessons for something more serious.
Melvin Frank & Norman PanamaThis spectacular production features the tremendous pageantry and color of 12th century England and the considerable talents of Danny Kaye. Kaye plays a court jester who becomes involved with outlaws trying to overthrow the king. In between singing, dancing and clowning, he still finds time for some jousting with knights, dangerous duels with swordsmen, and rescuing damsels in distress. A delightful comedy for the whole family.
Ronald NeameThe spirit of Christmas becomes a musical celebration of life in this rousing Oscar nominated adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Mean-spirited and stingy, Ebenezer Scrooge has a sour face and a "humbug" for anyone who crosses his path. But on this Christmas Eve, he will learn the terrible fate that awaits him if he continues his miserly ways. Filled with joyous songs, this delightful tale has enriched the lives of young and old alike for generations.
Henry KosterDeanna Durbin was introduced as "Universal's New Discovery" in this delightful debut which launched the teenage singing sensation. The adventure begins when three lovely, high-spirited girls (Durbin, Nan Grey and Barbara Read) attempt to reunite their mother and father who divorced a decade ago. The girls decide to pay their millionaire father (Charles Winninger) a surprise visit in New York when they learn of his intentions to remarry. The object of his current affections (Binnie Barnes) is headed for disaster when the girls arrive to break up the romance and bring their father home. Wonderful songs punctuate the action, including the hits "My Heart is Singing" and "Someone to Care for Me," rendered by Durbin in star-making style. The girls let nothing stand in the way of their success, and their hilarious high jinks prove irresistible. Don't miss the film that made Deanna Durbin a household name and endeared her to millions of movie-going fans.
Charles WaltersMusical splash stars Golden Globe-winner Esther Williams ("Million Dollar Mermaid") as a spritely member of a fitness-obsessed family who sets out to swim the English Channel and finds romance along the way. Co-starring Fernando Lamas ("The Merry Widow"), Jack Carson ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof") and Oscar-nominee William Demarest ("The Lady Eve"). Featuring an underwater sequence with the animated Tom and Jerry.
Morton DacostaRobert Preston encores his Broadway triumph as Professor Harold Hill; Academy Award winner Shirley Jones stars as Marian the Librarian; and all the wonderful music, color and small-town charm of River City, Iowa, in 1912 come to life in this charming romance of a con man who falls in love and stays when he should take the money and get out of town. But just as Hill is expecting the townspeople to realize they have been duped, he witnesses a musical miracle ... which he leads as The Music Man.
Cory McAbeeSpace travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Written, directed, and starring Cory McAbee of the legendary cult band "The Billy Nayer Show," this sci-fi, musical-western uses flinty black and white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier. We follow Curtis on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while pursued by an enigmatic killer, Professor Hess. The film features music by "The Billy Nayer Show" and some of the most original rock n' roll scenes ever committed to film.
Stuart MurdochGod Help the Girl is a musical film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian. Eve is a troubled young girl who also has a talent for singing and songwriting, which in the darkest of times, becomes her way forward. Music leads her to Glasgow where she meets James and Cassie, two kindred spirits each at crossroads of their own. Together they dive into the city's music scene as their lives and lyrics intertwine. What follows is an uplifting story of renaissance, friendship and romance over a long, dream-like summer.
Stanley DonenJose Ferrer and Merle Oberon star in this musical biography of Broadway composer Sigmund Romberg that features performances by Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Cyd Charisse, Rosemary Clooney ... and a duet by Gene Kelly and his brother Fred Kelly.
George SidneyLots of laughs and great songs have made this all-time favorite based on the hit Broadway show one of the most memorable musicals of all time. When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation's teenagers go haywire and Conrad's manager, Albert (Dick Van Dyke), faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend (Janet Leigh) organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) turns outto be the lucky teenager and Conrad's whole entourage moves into her quiet, Midwestern home much tothe chagrin of her ever irritable father (Paul Lynde) and her jealous boyfriend (Bobby Rydell). Theresult is chaos and a series of hilarious romantic complications.
George SidneyIt's an Oscar-nominated musical look at the lives and loves of a show boat theater troupe aboard an old-fashioned Mississippi riverboat. Featuring all-American classic songs by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern, including "Ol' Man River." Starring Kathryn Grayson ("Kiss Me Kate"), Oscar-nominees Ava Gardner ("Mogambo," "The Night of the Iguana") and Agnus Moorehead (TV's "Bewitched," "Citizen Kane") and Howard Keel (TV's "Dallas"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
Beth McCarthy-MillerThe hills are alive again! Experience The Sound of Music, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, performed live in a joyous event your whole family can enjoy again and again. Grammy® Award winner Carrie Underwood stars in the iconic role of Maria, a vivacious young governess who falls in love with straitlaced Captain Von Trapp (Stephen Moyer) and his seven children and soon leads them all to embrace the joy of music and sing along – and you will, too. Filmed and broadcasted live from New York City, this astounding adaptation of the original Broadway musical features some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” A breathtaking musical production, this all-new family classic is sure to have you humming along to The Sound of Music!
Stephen Daldry & Brett SullivanBased on the beloved film and winner of 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical Live from London’s West End is a celebration of one of the world’s most popular and successful stage shows. A modern-day fairy tale of a young boy who exchanges boxing gloves for ballet shoes, Billy’s story is set during the 1980’s miner’s strike in northern England, where his determination inspires an entire community. From the creative team behind the original film and music legend Elton John, this story of self-discovery, determination, love and hope is brought to life in this funny, uplifting and spectacular experience that you’ll want to experience again and again!
Mervyn LeRoyDick Powell ("Murder, My Sweet") joins Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Joan Blondell ("Grease," "The Blue Veil") in this Oscar-nominated musical about three chorus girls who recruit a millionaire to keep their show going and help in their pursuit to marry rich husbands.
Vincente MinnelliOscar-winner and legendary hoofer Fred Astaire ("Top Hat") stars in this fun-filled Oscar-nominated musical as a Hollywood celebrity who stumbles into trouble when he agrees to star in a Broadway show. Co-starring Cyd Charisse ("Singin' in the Rain") and featuring classic songs, including "Dancing in the Dark." Directed by Oscar-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Michael Flatley & Paul DugdaleMichael Flatley is back on stage with Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games, his newest and most exciting adventure yet. Live from London's Palladium, with performances from Nadine Coyle (as Erin the Goddess) and an all new award-winning cast! Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil. The Little Spirit has a dream in which The Lord of the Dance, who represents all things good in the world, must fight against evil in the form of The Dark Lord and his army of Dark Disciples. Morrighan the Seductress comes between The Lord and his true love Saoirse, while Erin the Goddess puts into songs the words that the dances convey. Will The Lord of the Dance and his Chieftains defeat The Dark Lord and his men? Will the spirit's dream become a nightmare from which she cannot wake? Let the dance embrace you and take you on a journey filled with energy and passion.
Peter TewksburyRock'n'Roll legend Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") is the manager of a traveling medicine show who gets involved in a small-town murder case. Musical mystery co-starring Vincent Price ("The House of Wax"), John Carradine ("The Grapes of Wrath"), and Golden Globe-winner Dabney Coleman ("Nine to Five," "You've Got Mail").
David ByrneThis comedic musical vision of contemporary life marks the directorial debut of Talking Heads leader David Byrne ("Stop Making Sense"). Written by Byrne and Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley ("Crimes of the Heart"), this film looks at everyday life and the unique qualities which make ordinary people special. Based on Byrne's collection of human interest pieces taken from tabloid newspapers, and starring multi-Emmy nominees John Goodman ("The Flintstones," "Roseanne") and Swoosie Kurtz (TV's "Sisters"). The music video "Wild Wild Life," performed by the Talking Heads, is available for promotion.
Gene NelsonSuperstar Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") stars in this fun-filled romp as an American film star who is kidnapped while touring the Middle East. Aided by a couple of locals, he fights -- and sings -- his way to romance and freedom. Great soundtrack includes "Hey Little Girl."
Gale EdwardsTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar first exploded onto the West End stage in 1972 and it was clear that the musical world would never be the same again. For the first time ever Jesus Christ Superstar has been specially filmed for video. Shot at Pinewood Studios, this brand new filmed stage version starring Glenn Carter and Rik Mayall captures one of the best scores Andrew Lloyd Webber has ever written and is packed with hit songs including ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
Walter LangThe world-famous Three Stooges turn the classic fairy tale on it's ear, with their own personal send-up of the Snow White tale. The usual slap-shtick high jinks of the trio of kooks - Curly (Joe), Larry, and Moe - are wrapped around a not-so-close resemblance to the story about the lovely maiden and the wicked queen. Olympic champion figure skater Carol Heiss plays Snow White, and the Three Stooges take the place of the seven dwarfs.
Blake EdwardsOut-of-work singer Julie Andrews conspires with Robert Preston to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit. But her sudden success becomes complicated when American night club operator James Garner falls in love with her, correctly believing she really is a woman. Laughs pile up as Andrews tries to maintain the charade while Garner's jealous girlfriend, Lesley Ann Warren, tries to uncover the truth.
Norman TaurogElvis Presley, the rock'n'roll king, stars as a singing race-car driver who must choose among three beautiful and appealing females in this high-speed musical romp. Co-starring Emmy-nominee Shelley Fabares ("Coach").
Gene KellyOscar-winners Gene Kelly ("Singin' In the Rain," "An American In Paris") and Frank Sinatra ("From Here to Eternity," "Guys and Dolls") star in this fun-filled spectacular musical about three sailors who wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York. Oscar-winning score features "New York, New York."
Arther HillerThe 17th century…Arrested and thrown into a dungeon for having offended the Spanish Inquisition with his supposedly heretical writings, Miguel de Cervantes busies himself by writing the outlandish, delightful tale of knight Don Quixote. Based on the popular Broadway musical.
Andrew L. StoneFourteen musical numbers highlight this account of a dancer whose swift rise to fame threatens to destroy his marriage to a beautiful singer. A story of star-crossed lovers, Stormy Weather follows Bill Williamson (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) - a dancing legend - and the love of his life Selina Rogers (Lena Horne). Co-stars jazz greats like Fats Waller and Cab Calloway, and dancing legends The Nicholas Brothers.
Charles WaltersWinner of an Oscar for its wonderful musical score, this Irving Berlin musical classic is sure to entertain the whole family. Starring the elegant Fred Astaire ("The Gay Divorcee," "Funny Face," "Top Hat," "The Towering Inferno") as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller ("Kiss Me Kate") so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland ("The Wizard
of Oz," "A Star is Born," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("Gigi," "An American in Paris").
Featuring a spectacle of song, dance, and costume. With the Rat Pack's Peter Lawford ("A Royal Wedding," "Little Women").
Nick MeadIn the spirit of “The Full Monty” and “The Commitments, ” SWING is the heartwarming story of working class friends who break free from their bleak Liverpool lives to follow their dreams and launch a swing band. Starring worldwide singing sensation Lisa Stansfield, Hugo Speer and Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
Norman TaurogThe year was 1962. Teens twist at the Peppermint Lounge. John Glenn orbits Earth. Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single game. And Elvis digs the possibilities of Girls! Girls! Girls! This time he's a charter-boat skipper who helps tourists land the big ones. Of course, plenty of beautiful girls (including Stella Stevens) want to land Elvis. But there's something Elvis likes almost as much as romance–a boat! He yearns for a sleek sailboat with a $10,000 price tag. Let's see, that makes him about $9,999 short.
George SidneyPal Joey stars Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak in a sophisticated musical comedy. Sinatra plays Joey Evans, a cabaret singer who romances wealthy socialite Hayworth into financing his own nightclub, but then falls for voluptuous chorine Novak. Pal Joey took 17 years to get to the screen. Based on a series of stories written as letters by John O'Hara for The New Yorker, the letters were all signed "Your Pal Joey" by a mythical dancer. O'Hara later adapted the stories as a book for the Broadway musical which starred Gene Kelly. When Columbia bought the film rights, studio chief Harry Cohn wanted Kelly for the lead and Hayworth for the younger role of Linda. But Kelly was already contracted to MGM and the project was shelved. At one time, Billy Wilder was interested in doing the picture with Marlon Brando and Mae West but the studio passed. It finally took the combined talents of Hayworth, Sinatra and newcomer Kim Novak to bring Pal Joey to the screen. The gossip columns were f
Robert Z. LeonardDiscovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life, but not necessarily for the better. Three beautiful women soon discover this when they join the spectacle on Broadway. Susan (Academy Award and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Judy Garland -- "The Wizard of Oz," "A Star is Born") plays a singer who must leave behind her aging vaudevillian father. Sheila (Academy Award-nominee Lana Turner -- "Peyton Place," "The Bad and the Beautiful") portrays a working girl who is pursued by both a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend, Gil (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Jimmy Stewart -- "It's Wonderful Life," "Vertigo," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"). The mysterious European beauty Sandra (Hedy Lamarr -- "Samson and Delilah," "Ecstasy) struggles with her concert violinist husband who cannot endure the thought of escaping poverty by his wife promenading her glamour in skimpy costumes.
David SwiftA humble window washer at the New York offices of World Wide Wickets, J. Pierpont Finch applies the lessons he's learned from a book called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to scrabble his way up the corporate ladder. Though advised by the mailroom supervisor to keep a low profile and play things "The Company Way," Finch would rather play by his own set of rules and ethics, however skewed they may be. After all, two can play this game. Robert Morse stars. Directed by David Swift.
David ButlerDoris Day and Gordon MacRae star in an old fashioned musical salute to the small town American family. Inspired by the stories of Booth Tarkington ("The Magnificent Ambersons," "Alice Adams") and set at the end of WWI, it captures the travails of a returning soldier and his fiancee as family complications delay their inevitable wedding. Prequel to "On Moonlight Bay."
Richard Thorpe"Everybody, let's rock!" Rock'n'roll legend Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this critically-acclaimed classic. While serving time for manslaughter, young Elvis is taught how to play the guitar by his cellmate. After winning over the hardened inmates with his musical talent, he's released and struggles to become a major recording star. But conflict arises when his cellmate demands a cut of the action. Considered by many to be the best of the Presley films, it features a golden collection of Elvis standards, including "Treat Me Nice" and the Elvis-choreographed inmate dance number, "Jailhouse Rock." With Dean Jones ("Clear and Present Danger," "The Love Bug") and Mickey Shaughnessy ("From Here to Eternity").
Norman TaurogRock'n'roll legend and screen star Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") stars as a photographer who accepts two lucrative jobs and manages to keep them both by bouncing back and forth between the two. Of course, he finds time to sing a few songs along the way! Co-starring pop crooner Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent (TV's "Bewitched," "Operation Petticoat") and versatile character actor Sterling Holloway, who provided voices for many classic Disney characters. Directed by Oscar-winner Norman Taurog ("Boys Town," "Speedway").
Laurence Connor & Brett SullivanThe spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of this acclaimed new production of the global stage sensation was described as "the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnificent performances" by the Daily Telegraph and "the greatest musical of all time" by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bargirl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The special gala finale also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga.
George SidneyIt's a high-spirited Oscar-nominated musical clash between respectable waitress Judy Garland and wicked dance-hall queen Angela Lansbury when a restaurant chain opens up along railroad lines in the wild west of 1880's New Mexico. Get on board for the Oscar-winning song, "On the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe." A lavish MGM production, based on a true story. Starring Academy Award-winners Garland ("The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis") and Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "Gaslight") with Ray Bolger ("The Wizard of Oz"), Marjorie Main ("Meet Me in St. Louis"), Academy Award-nominee Chill Wills ("The Alamo," TV's "Francis, The Talking Mule") and Cyd Charisse ("Singin' in the Rain"). Directed by the acclaimed George Sidney ("Bye Bye Birdie," "Show Boat," "The Three Musketeers") and produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
Busby BerkeleyAcademy Award-winner Gene Kelly makes his film debut as a song and dance man who lures singer Judy Garland away from her vaudeville partner. When WWI breaks out, he intentionally injures his hand to avoid combat only to reform and become a gallant hero. Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain," "An American in Paris") and Oscar-winner Garland ("The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis") make a fabulous duo in this Oscar-nominated musical. With Academy Award-honoree George Murphy ("Battleground") and Keenan Wynn ("Mary Poppins," "Dr. Strangelove"). Directed by Oscar-nominated Broadway and screen director/choreographer Busby Berkeley ("Babes in Arms"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
George SidneySuperstar Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") stars as a race-car driver who falls for a pretty swimming instructor (Oscar and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ann Margret "Grumpy Old Men") who wants him to slow down his career. One the King's all-time classics, featuring a collection of great songs, including "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and the title track. Co-starring Oscar-nominee William Demarest ("The Lady Eve," TV's "My Three Sons").
Julien DuvivierDazzling? Daring? The Great Waltz may have you searching for ways to describe its great charms. This cinematic rhapsody loosely based on the life of composer Johann Strauss is truly "an overlooked gem" (The Motion Picture Guide). To capture what the film calls "the spirit" of Strauss' music, The Great Waltz combines exquisite craftsmanship with spirited inventiveness. The splendid backlot re-creations of Viennese settings range from convivial biergartens to ornate palaces. Dimitri Tiomkin's arrangements of Strauss' incredible music (with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) swirl and dive. And the camerawork glides with bravura artistry. Julien Duvivier directs, getting radiant performances from two-time Oscar® winner Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Fernand Gravet and Oscar®-nominated diva Miliza Korjus. Wonderful? Phenomenal? Choose your own description.
Rufus NorrisLONDON ROAD documents the events that shook England in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. Starring Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Olivia Colman (Peep Show), the film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events when a local resident was charged and convicted of the murders.
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the musical script uses the residents’ own words, and tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences. The feature film adaptation reunites the entire original cast and is produced and directed by the same award winning NT Live team.
Gene SaksLegendary Lucille Ball heads an all-star cast in her final feature film appearance. This lush screen adaptation of the Broadway musical hit "Auntie Mame" continues the story of the eccentric Mame who believes that "life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." Co-starring Oscar-nominee Robert Preston ("Victor/Victoria") and TV's "Golden Girl" Beatrice Arthur.
Rob MarshallFamous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
Ken RussellThe star has injured an ankle, but the show and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don't let the presence of Hollywood director and talent scout Mr. De Thrill add any pressure. And so begins this colorful tale of theater hopefuls with stars in their eyes and greasepaint in their veins, a work that, under the guidance of director Ken Russell, is not just an affectionate filmization of Sandy Wilson's London/Broadway stage hit but also an homage to the movie stagings of Busby Berkeley complete with imaginative use of kaleidoscopic top shots and rows of leggy chorines. Fashion icon Twiggy makes her screen debut as sweet-natured Polly, a role played earlier by Julie Andrews in her Broadway debut. Curtain up. Maybe someone will be discovered tonight.
David Mallet & Steven PimlottDiscover Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fun filled musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Inspired by the record breaking London Palladium production, it stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colorful journey through Ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs including Close Every Door to Me, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for all the family.
Stanley DonenWhen the eldest of seven Oregon frontier brothers announces his marriage plans, the others follow his advice and kidnap six beautiful women of their own. It's a rollicking musical delight as the brothers compete for the women's affections with raucous song and dance. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay, it won an Oscar for its outstanding musical score. Starring Howard Keel ("Kiss Me Kate," TV's "Dallas"), Jane Powell ("Royal Wedding"), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn ("Peyton Place") and the original "Catwoman," Julie Newmar (TV's "Batman"). Directed by Stanley Donen ("Singin' In the Rain," "Damn Yankees").
Bill Condon & Martin RichardsAt a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (ZetaJones) and spotlight seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there's only room for one legend!
Barbra StreisandBased on a short story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah. Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings. Circumstances of Jewish law force the "boy" Yentl to marry a girl (Amy Irving), but the concealment must continue and Yentl must invent reasons for a long-delayed "consumation" of the marriage. Finally, she reveals her secret to her bride, who, after a time of shock, accepts Yentl for what she is.
Kenny Leon & Alex RudzinskiNBC assembles a star-studded team of award-winning talent for the live production of the beloved Tony Award®-winning Broadway show, Hairspray. Executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Wiz Live!, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!), Hairspray Live! tells the inspiring story of Tracy Turnblad (newcomer Maddie Baillio), a plump teen in 1962 Baltimore who wins a spot on a local TV dance program and ignites a campaign to integrate the show. The three-hour live event is directed by Tony Award®-winner Kenny Leon and features choreography from Tony Award®-winner Jerry Mitchell. The all-star cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short.
Sam WoodThe zany Marx Brothers turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protégé's romance with the leading lady. Considered by many to be the Brothers' finest big budget adventure. Co-starring Marxian regular Margaret Dumont ("Coconuts") and Allan Jones ("Show Boat"). A fun-filled musical romp. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry and recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the top 400 American Films of all time.
David Noroña & Fred VassalloWhat happens when a group of talented kids from a performing arts school are faced with an impossible challenge - to create a showcase that teaches the world how they were created to shine? From the creative minds of award-winning Bethel Music and writer/directors, Fred Vassallo and David Noroña, comes this high energy and heartfelt story that combines incredible dance with powerful songs to reveal that even kids can change the world when they find their voice and tell their story. In the veins of High School Musical, Bright Ones is an uplifting and moving film that will inspire the whole family.
Nick MorrisLET THE SPECTACLE ASTOUND YOU! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.
Richard LaGraveneseThe Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.
David MalletAndrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. “Memory”, one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then Cats has smashed records and conquered the world. Breathtaking visuals and full digital sound (that has been completely re-recorded with a seventy piece orchestra) will lead you deep into the mysterious world of Cats.
Sidney LumetEase on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross.
Vincente MinnelliWinner of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Screenplay, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American woman (Oscar-nominee Nina Foch) and a French dancer (Oscar-nominee Leslie Caron). Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain") received a special Oscar citation for his stunning ground- breaking choreography. Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Directed by the brilliant Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi").
Gene KellyBarbara Streisand is a knockout as Dolly Levi, and Hello, Dolly!, is the blockbuster musical you'll want to see her in again and again. The famed plot involves Dolly, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights, and whatever else she can muster, on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau.
Alan ParkerFew times in the history of Hollywood has a film been released with the scope and daring of Evita! Now, experience this landmark achievement as entertainment megastar Madonna -- in the role of a lifetime -- joins Antonio Banderas (Assassins, Desperado) for the year's most talked about motion picture event! Directed by award-winning filmmaker Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning), Evita is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron (Madonna), who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever! Winner of the coveted Academy Award for Best Song (1996) and 3 Golden Globe Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Song) -- critics nationwide hailed Evita as a triumphant must-see masterpiece -- and so will you!
Nick MorrisExperience the event of a lifetime with this spectacular 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written, Les Misérables. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. With a phenomenal all-star cast, including pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Tony® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians, revel in the songs of the unforgettable characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
Julie TaymorAcross the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is "the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album." (Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)
Norman JewisonThis dazzling interpretation of the hit Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production. Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Norman Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie making with groundbreaking vision and the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber. Nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Norman JewisonNorman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka. Tevye the milkman, played by Israeli actor Topol, is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the romantic entanglements of his five daughters, and the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews. Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, he does not answer but he is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when his oldest daughter Tzeitel falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil after he has already arranged a marriage between her and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. When Tevye and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions he must find a way to change hi
Jeffrey HornadayCowabunga! Catch a perfect wave of fun in the sun, splashed with excitement, surprises and budding romance. Life’s a beach for surfers Brady (Ross Lynch) and McKenzie (Maia Mitchell) – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic ‘60s beach party flick, “Wet Side Story,” where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film’s dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Can our heroes get the plot back on track, or will they be trapped there forever? Overflowing with hilarious comedy and high-energy musical numbers,Teen Beach Movie makes it an endless summer all year long!
Joel SchumacherAndrew Lloyd Webber's timeless musical comes to life with Gerard Butler as the deformed opera ghost who terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House as he falls in love with a young chorus girl, Christine (Emmy Rossum). Using his terrifying reputation and influence, the Phantom propels Christine into starring roles, only to watch as she falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny. Joel Schumacher directs this powerful masterpiece also starring Oscar® nominees Minnie Driver and Miranda Richardson.
Jerome Robbins & Robert WiseTwo gangs from opposite sides of the street. One romance that dared to cross the line. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit musical West Side Story broke box office records and won an incredible 10 Academy Awards, more than any other musical before or since. On the streets of New York City, two gangs (the Sharks and the Jets) battle for territory and respect. But when Tony, the leader of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Sharks leader Bernardo, a chain of events is set in motion that will tear their worlds apart forever. Featuring music from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and songs like “America,” “Somewhere,” and “Tonight,” this timeless story of star crossed lovers and rival gangs races to a shattering climax you will never forget.
Robert GreenwaldXanadu is a look at the future and a loving remembrance of the way things were in the heyday of Hollywood. The musical score includes the hit songs "Magic," "I'm Alive," "All Over the World," "Suddenly," and the title song "Xanadu." Olivia Newton-John will dazzle your senses with her luminous beauty and fabulous voice. She and Gene Kelly star in this mesmerizing musical fantasy. The '40s meets the '80s in Xanadu, a very special love story and the first lavish, old-fashioned musical to utilize today's music.
Howard HawksCelebrate 75 Years of Glamour from 20th Century Fox! Two glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want – except engagement rings! In a quest for true love, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and her gold digger pal Dorothy (Jane Russell) set sail on a luxury-liner for France. While on board, the pair hit rocky waters when a manipulative detective (Elliot Reid), an over-aged millionaire (Charles Coburn), and the entire men's Olympic Gymnastics team try to put an anchor in their marriage-minded mischief. It's a wild and joyous funny ride across the Atlantic as Lorelei and Dorothy plan and plot a way to land their men!
Patricia BirchGiven the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of the T-Birds, their affiliated male gang. However, when a Zorro-like masked avenger on a motorcycle rescues Stephanie from a gang of ill-mannered toughs, she's eager to get to know the hero with the cool wheels. Any guesses as to who he might be? Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and Dody Goodman return from the first film as members of the Rydell High faculty, while actual '50s teen icons Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens are on board as new members of the staff; Didi Conn as Frenchy is t
Wolfgang ReithermanSwashbuckling adventure and unforgettable characters make the story of ROBIN HOOD an alltime favourite. The animal kingdom serves up a feast of bowmanship, swordplay and daring deeds in Disney's classic version of this timeless medieval tale. England is at war and ruled by a phony king. Greedy Prince John and his slithering sidekick, Sir Hiss, are taxing Nottingham's residents to the limit. But roguish Robin Hood, along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men, hatch one exciting adventure after another to outfox the prince, Robin won't rest until he wins the hand of Lady Marian and restores King Richard to the throne, Superb storytelling, wonderful animation and sensational songs make ROBIN HOOD a magical film for kids of all ages.
Charles WatersAn all-star musical romp finds Grace Kelly ("Rear Window," "Mogambo," "High Noon") about to remarry when wealthy ex-husband Bing Crosby ("The Bells of St. Mary's," "Going My Way," "White Christmas") pops back into her life and tries to win her back. Oscar-winners Frank Sinatra ("From Here to Eternity," "The Manchurian Candidate") and Celeste Holm ("Gentleman's Agreement") snoop around as reporters in this Cole Porter-penned musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story". Featuring jazz great Louis Armstrong ("Hello, Dolly!") in a duet with Crosby. Nominated for Best Story, Song and Original Score.
Walter LangThis visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.
Tom HooperOscar®-winning director Tom Hooper transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering musical into a cinematic event. Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward. With a world-class cast of dancers showcasing styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, this film reimagines the stage musical for a new generation. You will believe in the fun and magic of CATS.
Jim SharmanPart campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality and cannibalism. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation! Join Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and rock star Meat Loaf in the most popular cult classic of all time.
Carol ReedExperience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?" and "As Long As He Needs Me," "Oliver!" leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards (1968), including Best Picture and BestScore, "Oliver!" will steal your heart!
Stanley DonenGene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds in 45th-anniversary restoration of the best-loved Hollywood musical ever-filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.
Adam ShankmanIn 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood's legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.
Adam ShankmanIt's 1962 and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnbald, a girl with big hair and big dreams, has only one passion in life - to dance on 'The Corny Collins Show'. When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into intsant stardom and the eyes of teen dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron). But with the program's scheming stage manager (Michelle Pfeiffer) against her, trend setting Tracy will need the help of her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes), her big-hearted mother (John Travolta) and sassy co-host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) to show the world that all it takes to make a dream come true is a toe-tappin' beat and a little HAIRSPRAY!
Randal KleiserJohn Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.
Robert WiseRodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.
Rob MarshallInto the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics.
Will GluckAnnie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.
Kenny OrtegaThe captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming to auditon for the upcoming school musical in a Disney Channel Original Movie that's all about being yourself and following your dreams. Troy (Zac Efron) is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam-dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) is raising the reputation of East High as the key member fo the school's successful academic team. Despite their outgoing natures, no one would ever peg Troy and Gabriella as theater types. When word gets out that this popular pair has secretly chosen to reach for the stars and try their luck on the stage, the students of East High are about to learn an important lesson in teamwork while gearing up for a musical performance that will have their audience dancing in the aisles.
Kenny OrtegaIt's time to sing and dance because there's so much more to celebrate in High School Musical 2. The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy (Zac Efron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), Chad (Corbin Bleu), and Taylor (Monique Coleman) have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get Troy. As Troy experiences a life of privilege he's never known, will he give up the Wildcats and Gabriella to rise to the top? Featuring an all-star cast, hot new songs and awesome dancing, High School Musical 2 is way 2 good 2 miss!
Michael CurtizThe entertaining true story of songwriter Gus Kahn, tracing his life from Chicago roots to his New York rise with Ziegfeld. Terrific score performed by Doris Day and Danny Thomas. Includes songs: "It Had to Be You," "Ain't We Got Fun." From Michael Curtiz, the director of "Casablanca" and "Angels With Dirty Faces."
Herbert RossAcademy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole ("Venus," "Lawrence of Arabia") stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this performance, is joined by '60s pop star Petula Clark ("Finian's Rainbow") and fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Redgrave ("The Lady Vanishes," "The Hill"). Directed by Oscar-nominee Herbert Ross ("The Vanishing Point," "Play it Again, Sam," "The Sunshine Boys").
Charles VidorAcademy Award winner James Cagney stars with Doris Day in a rare, hard-edged dramatic musical based on the life of singer Ruth Etting--Love Me or Leave Me. Jazz Age singer Ruth Etting (Day) had looks, ambition and a haunting, smoky voice. But it took more than talent to make her a star--it took gangster Marty 'The Gimp' Snyder (Cagney), who discovers Etting singing in a sleazy dive. Etting uses the love-struck gangster and his money to promote her career and catapult her to stardom. When Snyder discovers Etting in the arms of another man, Snyder shoots the opportunistic Etting's lover and goes to prison, as Etting continues to climb the ladder of fame and fortune. Doris Day sings "You Made Me Love You," "Love Me or Leave Me" and "It All Depends on You."
Joshua LoganA raucous musical comedy, set in the Wild West, Paint Your Wagon is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score (from the original Broadway production), including "They Call The Wind Maria" and "I Talk To Trees." The story of a goldmining boom town full of brawny men centers on the work-and-play partnership of Ben and Pardner (Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood) alongside the rebellious Elizabeth (Jean Seberg).