| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The Easter Bunny brought a whopper of a basket to Broadway last week, as the overlap of the holiday with Gotham schools' spring break schedule resurrected sales so boffo they wouldn't be out of place during the year-end yuletide weeks that are the Rialto'...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- CineEurope, the leading event for European exhibitors, will present its International Distributor of the Year Award to Duncan Clark, president, distribution, Universal Pictures Intl.
Variety can also report that Clark has just re-upped at UPI,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Director John Landis was all smiles amid the screams and assorted terror at the opening of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. The man behind 1981's "An American Werewolf in London" had a hand in the haunted house based on that movie and was relishing...
| Jan 4, 2014
CHATHAM, England — Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong.
I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy — or at least the hangouts of these...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.
Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them.
The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The massively popular mega-musicals of the 1980s — a list dominated by "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon" — are returning to Broadway and the touring circuit in new and rethought stagings. "Les Miserables" just...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:21 AM
In any revival of "Gypsy," the most interesting moment is the announcement of who is playing Rose.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is set to announce the star of its upcoming production, directed by Gary Griffin: Louise Pitre, the original star of "Mamma...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The man behind Borat is getting ready to make sexy time with FX.
Sacha Baron Cohen, British star of "Borat" and "Da Ali G Show," has clinched a first-look deal with the production arm of the cable network through his company Four by Two, FX announced...