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2009-08-14 08:33:39

Brian D'Arcy James, currently portraying the titular ogre in Broadway's Shrek The Musical, has signed on to star in the play Time Stands Still next year. The Manhattan Theatre Club said James will co-star alongside Laura Linney and Alicia Silverstone in the New York premiere of Donald Margulies' stage drama. The play is to begin previews of its limited-engagement run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Jan. 5, in preparation for a Jan. 28, opening night. James returns to MTC after appearing...

2009-07-31 12:02:15

John Tartaglia is set to lead the cast of The New Fangled Variety Show for two performances in New York, show representatives said. The event will be taped before a live audience Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Comix in New York. Featuring one of the funniest ensembles to hit the stage, incredible guest stars, live original music, sketch comedy, video shorts, hilarious puppets and Emmy- and Tony-award nominated actor John Tartaglia -- you never know what will happen in this multi-media...

2009-07-28 21:57:14

Two winners of a Nick.com contest will get to sing in a performance of Broadway's Shrek the Musical, show representatives said. A pair of contenders in the Not Your Ordinary Princess competition will be chosen to play Young Fiona and Teen Fiona, alongside Sutton Foster, who portrays the adult Fiona. Beginning Tuesday, girls ages 6 to 14 can go to the www.Nick.com/princess Web site, where they can upload a video of their performance of the song I Know It's Today from the musical. Entries...

2009-07-28 15:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. In the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $132.0 million and net income of $25.6 million, or $0.30 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to revenue of $141.5 million and net income of $27.5 million, or $0.30 per share on a fully diluted basis, for the same period in 2008. "Our solid second...

2009-07-18 17:05:03

Tickets sales for nearly all Broadway productions in New York are up since the Fourth of July holiday, figures show. Variety reported Friday box office sales for the Broadway production of The Lion King increased by $135,000 for the week of July 6-12, compared with a downturn during the Fourth of July. Meanwhile, The Little Mermaid enjoyed a 15 percent bump in box office sales and Hair rebounded from a slow week to top the $1 million mark in overall ticket sales. The addition of Dancing With...

2009-06-23 12:34:00

GLENDALE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the Company's second quarter results will be released on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, after the market close. DreamWorks Animation will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Investors can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. and (612) 234-9959 internationally and identifying "DreamWorks Animation...

2009-06-19 14:18:14

Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Friday confirmed it hired Mike Mitchell to direct its live-action adventure-fantasy Once Upon a Time. Mitchell previously helmed the upcoming animated film Shrek Forever After. 'Once Upon a Time' Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married their handsome princes -- the Charming brothers -- and planned to live happily ever after. But when the Charming brothers go missing, the sisters-in-law must set out to save their husbands and the fairy tale...

2009-06-09 10:15:00

Bret Michaels' publicist says the actors who play Shrek and Donkey on Broadway helped the rocker when he was injured at Sunday's Tony Awards show. The Poison frontman and reality television star performed with his band at the prize presentation in New York, then reportedly was hit with a sign as he was exiting the stage, splitting his lip and fracturing his nose. He told me, 'All I remember is Shrek and the donkey helping me up, and Liza (Minnelli) giving me a towel,' his representative,...

2009-06-03 13:21:50

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Wednesday confirmed Jason Moore will direct the musical reimagining of the 1983 Hollywood film Valley Girl. Amy Talkington wrote the script for the big-screen remake, which utilizes the original film's Romeo & Juliet storyline, as well as its clash between the early 1980s Los Angeles punk scene and suburban Valley culture. The 1983 film starred Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman as star-crossed teen lovers Randy and Julie. The remake will mark Moore's feature...

2009-05-28 20:50:23

California's DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Thursday announced plans to start releasing five feature films every two years. The studio said the strategy means it will add an additional movie every other year to its existing two-picture-a-year release schedule on a going-forward basis. The company's slate through 2012 includes eight feature films, including five original films and three sequels based on the company's existing blockbuster franchises, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. As has...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.