Michael Jackson stage musical, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, cancels pre-Broadway run
The Michael Jackson stage musical, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, has scrapped its pre-Broadway run in Chicago due to “scheduling difficulties” caused by the recent Actors’ Equity strike, Deadline reports.
The show was initially supposed to make its debut at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre on October 29, going through December 1. Now, it will be making its world premiere on Broadway in summer 2020. A developmental work session for the show will take place this fall in New York.
According to Deadline, the 33-day Equity strike, which ended on February 8, restricted union members from participating in the developmental labs for Broadway musicals.
The decision to cancel the pre-Broadway dates was announced by The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage, the producers of the musical.
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough will be set behind-the-scenes in 1992, as Jackson rehearses for his Dangerous tour. The show will include more than 25 of Jackson's hits.
Maroon 5 tells the story of Adam Levine's life in animated lyric video for "Girls Like You"
As a Valentine’s Day gift to fans, Maroon 5 has released a new animated lyric video for their mega-hit “Girls Like You.”
The video essentially tells the story of Adam Levine’s life, in cartoon form. It starts when he’s a baby, shows when he joined Maroon 5 and continues through meeting his wife Behati Prinsloo and having their two daughters together.
It ends with animated Adam cradling his wife and two baby girls.
“Girls Like You” is currently tied for the longest running top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 history, at 33 weeks. It ties with Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”
Watch now: Meghan Trainor’s “Marry Me” video shows scenes from her wedding
Meghan Trainor has released the video for her song “Marry Me” and – not surprisingly – it also doubles as her wedding video.
It features snippets from her December nuptials to Daryl Sabara, including the getting ready, walking down the aisle, vows and reception. It even includes shots of the surprise dance routine Daryl performed for Meghan.
Meghan wrote “Marry Me” just a month after meeting her now-husband. They ended up walking down the aisle to the song.
“Marry Me” is featured on her new EP The Love Train.
The truth is out there: David Duchovny's overseas tour runs through next week
X-Files actor, director, and author David Duchovny recently released his second album, Every Third Thought, and is currently on tour overseas in support of it.
After dates in the States, he and his band played Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest, and Vienna.
Duchovny plays Poland tonight, followed by a Saturday night show in Berlin, and dates follow next week in the Netherlands, Manchester, and Dublin.
Duchovny tells ABC Radio of overseas audiences, "Somehow they're just really receptive. Not that they're not receptive here. But I think the mere fact that you've loaded up your gear and humped across the ocean, and came to their home to play for them -- there's a certain kind of appreciation for that."
"I never thought I'd perform for anybody, let alone record," admits the actor about exploring his musical side later in life. "So I felt no pressure at all...It was just like a dare to myself, to try to write a song, you know."
Duchovny noted that there's a, "double edged sword," when it comes to actors trying to stretch their musical muscles.
"Without my notoriety in other fields, there's no way that I could play the size of the rooms [that I play] -- or even play at all, and I realize that," he says. However, he allows, "In many ways it doesn't bother me at all that -- let's say half the people came out because they wanted to see, you know, an actor that they like up there. I'm pretty confident that the music stands on its own....You know, it's either going to sit in your ear in a nice way or it's not." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
Duchovny and company wrap things up next Saturday, February 22, at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire concert hall.
Frozen 2 is the most-watched animated trailer of all time
When it comes to their excitement over the Disney's upcoming Frozen 2, fans just can't seem to "Let It Go."
The teaser for the sequel to Disney's 2013 blockbuster attracted 116.4 million views in its first 24 hours, making it the most watched animated trailer of all time.
The studio announced the news in a message posted to the movie's official Twitter page on Thursday.
As for live-action trailer record holders, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, which logged 289 million views in a single day back in December. It's followed by Avengers: Infinity War with 238 million hits, and Disney's The Lion King, which drew 224.6 million views.
To be fair though, the Frozen 2 trailer -- like many other movie teasers -- got a little help from the autoplay feature built into social media platforms like Facebook, which means a video will play automatically when users log onto the website.
Frozen 2, which once again features the voice talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad -- along with the new voices of Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown -- glides into theaters on November 22.
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