Meryl Streep will perform at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music in the fall. Organizers say the actress will read from Philip Roth’s novel “Everyman,” backed by music from the Takacs Quartet, at the conservatory’s season gala on Oct. 17. The conservatory made the announcement Monday as it unveiled plans for its 2015-2016 season. Other productions in the lineup include a series of jazz and blues concerts commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.One of the concerts will feature trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who composed the score for Spike Lee’s Hurricane Katrina documentary “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.” Many thanks to Frank, Glenn and Rachel for the heads-up.
“Into the Woods” finally arrived in movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day, opening at #2, and it continues to remain in the Top 10 in its fourth week of release. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical opened with $31 million, the highest-grossing opening of a Broadway-based movie musical in history. “Into the Woods” added an estimated $19 million more to that figure stateside and nearly $6 million more from international markets the next weekend, bringing the total projected domestic and international gross to over $97 million worldwide for its first 10 days of release. Subsequently, INTO THE WOODS added more than $9 million more domestically last week and more than $6 million this week, bringing its stateside total to an estimated $114 million and international to $140 million for its first four weeks of release. Those who can’t wait to revisit the film won’t have to wait long – it will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States in March.
Coverage on this year’s Critics Choice Movie Awards falls flat because Meryl wasn’t there and didn’t win (and since the show has been said to be worste than last year in terms, it’s not a big loss). However, I’ve added the Best Supporting Actress segment to the video archive for archival reasons :-) Then, two new featurettes for “Into the Woods” have been posted as well as the London press confernece for the film.
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Into the Woods – London Press Conference (2015)
Video Archive – Award Shows – Critics Choice Movie Awards (2015)
Video Archive – Career – Into the Woods – Featurette – Talking Sondheim
Video Archive – Career – Into the Woods – Featurette – From Stage To Screen
Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Into the Woods”. She shares the category with Patricia Arquette for “Boyhood”, Laura Dern for “Wild”, Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game” and Emma Stone for “Birdman”. This is Meryl’s 19th Academy Award nomination and the fourth as Best Supporting Actress (after “Adaptation”, “The Deer Hunter” and winning for “Kramer vs. Kramer”). The Oscars are handed out on February 22, 2015.
A video with all memorable bits, including the Best Supporting Actress segment and the Best Picture presentation, has been added to the video archive. Screencaptures can be found in the image library. Also, a great batch of new pictures have been added as well, featuring Meryl with Amy Adams and Helen Mirren, with many thanks to Lindsey and Claudia.
Unfortunately, there’s not much material to add from yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards. Meryl skipped the red carpet, lost the Best Supporting Actress award to Patricia Arquette and, besides some audience action with Margaret Cho, took the stage briefly at the end to present the Best Picture award to “Boyhood”. Pictures have been added to the image library with many thanks to Claudia. Additionally, pictures from Disney’s Pre-Golden Globe Party and more from the AFI Awards and the Graham Norton taping have been posted as well, with many thanks to Lindsey.
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – Disney’s Pre-Golden Globe Party
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – 15th Annual AFI Awards
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2015 – Taping of “The Graham Norton Show”
Meryl Streep, Mark Ruffalo and James McAvoy have attended “The Graham Norton Show” in a taped appearance that aired yesterday night in the United Kingdom. Fresh off the London premiere for “Into the Woods”, Meryl talked about the film, some often-told stories (her “King Kong” audition) and shared a funny story on her first Golden Globe appearance in 1980. This was a surprise to hear as I was certain she hasn’t attended the ceremony until 1989 (hence the lack of pictures from any previous appearances), but maybe her story gives a good explanation why she didn’t want to have her picture taken back in 1980. The full appearance has been added to the video archive. It’s split in two parts due to its length, the second part can be watched here. Additionally, screencaptures from the show have been added as well.