October 11, 2012 |
Melding the urban legend to the Internet meme, the film "Smiley," directed by young YouTube auteur Michael Gallagher from a script he co-wrote with Glasgow Phillips, is a surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often go along with online culture. In the film, a story circulates among a group of college kids that typing the phrase "I did it for the lulz" - meaning just for kicks - three times while chatting online with a stranger will cause a grotesque creature to suddenly appear and kill the stranger.
March 20, 2004
"Hairspray" producer Adam Epstein has signed David Javerbaum of "The Daily Show" and Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne to write the songs for the musical stage version of John Waters' 1990 comedy "Cry-Baby," according to Variety. Brad Oscar and Roger Bart will step into the roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom in "The Producers."
May 18, 2004 |
Talk about being in demand: Hunter Foster, nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for his portrayal of the mild-mannered clerk in "Little Shop of Horrors," will leave that Broadway show June 6 and nine days later will join the cast of Mel Brooks' "The Producers." Foster will replace Roger Bart in the role of Leo Bloom, with Brad Oscar continuing as Max Bialystock.
December 1, 2006 |
Tony Danza as relentless theatrical reprobate Max Bialystock? Danza, best known for his roles on the TV sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Taxi," will star in the Broadway production of "The Producers" beginning Dec. 19. He will be joined by Roger Bart, who will play mild-mannered Leo Bloom in the Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical at St. James Theatre. Danza will be in the show through March 11, while Bart's engagement will end a month earlier, on Feb. 11.
May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 11) Paramount With: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz, Glenn Close The idea: Satirical take on the creepy town with the perfect, roboticized women.
June 8, 2007 |
Megan Mullally, an Emmy winner for "Will & Grace," will join Tony winners Roger Bart, Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensley in Mel Brooks' musical adaptation of his 1974 film "Young Frankenstein," the producers said Thursday. The stage show opens in Seattle Aug.