Centennial, Colo. -- MEMPHIS, Broadway's current Tony Award® winning Best Musical, is hitting big screens nationwide for an exclusive four-night run on Thursday, April 28; Saturday, April 30; and Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a special matinee on Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. (all times are local). This is the first time the current Tony Award®-winning Best Musical will be presented in movie theaters while concurrently running on Broadway. In addition to the electrifying musical, audiences will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the musical that won four 2010 Tony Awards® and continues to play to sold out houses on Broadway. MEMPHIS was captured live in performance with the original Broadway cast for this special Fathom event presentation.

Tickets for MEMPHIS are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, prices and additional information - including cast photos and other details -visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Presented by NCM Fathom and Broadway Worldwide, MEMPHIS was captured live in performance at Broadway's renowned Shubert Theatre in New York City, and will be broadcast to more than 530 movie theaters nationwide through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Broadway Worldwide's production team is led by founder and executive producer Bruce Brandwen, Emmy Award®-winning director Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live, CBS' The Early Show, Survivor) and Grammy® and Emmy Award®-winning sound producer Matt Kaplowitz (Ghandi, PBS' To Bear Witness).

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

"We are absolutely thrilled to share the story of MEMPHIS and its Broadway experience with audiences nationwide," said MEMPHIS producer Sue Frost. "It's an extraordinary opportunity for all of us involved with the production, and we can't wait for Broadway lovers across America to see it on the big screen!"

MEMPHIS features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music and lyrics composed by David Bryan, Grammy Award® winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Directed by Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), the all-star cast features Tony® nominee Chad Kimball, Tony® nominee Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Tony® nominee Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan.

"MEMPHIS has been dazzling audiences since its Broadway premiere, and for the first time ever, audiences around the country will be able to experience Broadway's current Best Musical at its finest - direct from Broadway - in their own hometown movie theater," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom.

MEMPHIS will launch a U. S. national tour in Memphis, Tenn., in October 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre. Additional cities, dates and casting will be announced at a later date. The national tour is being booked by The Booking Group, contact Meredith Blair (212) 869-9280 www.thebookinggroup.com.

For more information about MEMPHIS on Broadway, please visit www.MemphistheMusical.com

 

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Albert Brooks is now in talks to join Judd Apatow's latest directorial effort. Word is he'll play Paul Rudd's father in the film.

Source: THR.com

Megan Fox is reportedly in talks to star alongside Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in Judd Apatow's untitled new comedy.

Rudd and Mann will both be reprising their roles as the married couple from Knocked Up. That 2007 comedy remains Apatow's biggest hit as a writer/director with a domestic haul of $148.8 million.

Fox's career recently took a hit when it was announced that Passion Play, her latest project that also features Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, is headed straight to DVD.

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Washington D.C. -- The Harry Potter film franchise will receive the "CinemaCon Hall of Fame Award," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will be held March 28-31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Harry Potter producer David Heyman will be presented with this special honor at the inaugural "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, March 31st, in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, Official Presenting Sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

The "CinemaCon Hall of Fame Award" has been created to single out that rare and exceptional achievement in the motion picture theatre industry and will be presented only on special occasions. The "CinemaCon Hall of Fame Award" is reserved for those truly special achievements, as well as contributions from talent, filmmakers, franchises and even technology based game-changers that help make our industry so great.

"With Harry Potter being the largest-grossing franchise in motion picture history, we could not think of a more exciting or appropriate way to inaugurate this special award than by presenting it to Harry Potter producer David Heyman in honor of this incredible success," said Neuhauser. "Since the first film hit theatres in 2001, Harry Potter has created a global phenomenon unlike anything ever seen before. Ten years and seven blockbuster films later, the most successful film franchise of all time-having entertained and thrilled audiences of all generations around the world-will present its final chapter this summer, while its legacy in film history will live on forever."

The final adventure in the Harry Potter film franchise, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will be released in theatres and IMAX, in 3D and 2D, by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 15, 2011. In the epic finale the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climatic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film's ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright. Directed by David Yates, the film is produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling, with Lionel Wigram serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Steve Kloves, based on the book by J.K. Rowling.

 

 

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