Stephen Sondheim was not impressed with the film version of West Side Story

With a résumé that includes West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods, Company, and many others, lyricist-composer Stephen Sondheim probably has more to say about musical theater than any human being currently living. He shared some of that knowledge when he took to the stage of London’s National Theatre…

Netflix to make sexy psychological thriller, amount of sex undetermined

It seems Netflix might be longing for the old days, when its infant streaming service was forced to rely on things like foreign softcore to pad its content. (Not that you can’t still delve into the ambiguously titillating “steamy romantic movies” section, should you so choose.) (You should not choose.) The online…

HBO making a biopic about Gypsy’s Madame Rose but without all the singing

Shakespeare once wrote: “If music be the food of love, be sure to cut it from your Madame Rose biopic.” Or at least that’s how HBO films read the quote. The company is currently working on a film about infamous stage mother Rose Hovick—already immortalized in the musical Gypsy—that will forgo the music and tell the…