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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Oral History: How Broadway’s Biggest Hit Since ‘Hamilton’ Became an Awards Season Movie

In these deeply cynical times, the terrain is tough for an open-hearted movie musical. Indeed, within seconds of the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen dropping on May 18, social media was ablaze with snark about 27-year-old Ben Platt playing a high-school student and sporting a new hairstyle. Before you knew it, Twitter trolls had widely […]

Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott in HBO’s ‘Oslo’: TV Review

Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott star as the Norwegian diplomats who organized 1993 back-channel peace talks between Israel and Palestine in J.T. Rogers’ adaptation for HBO of his Tony-winning play.

Nicole Kassell to Direct ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation for New Line

'The Woodsman' director takes on the feature based on L. Frank Baum's classic kids novel from producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill and Marc Platt.

Broadway Producers Pledge $1 Million Challenge Match for Coronavirus Emergency Relief

More than 20 industry leaders including Marc Platt, Scott Rudin, Jeffrey Seller and David Stone have banded together to double the impact of an assistance fund set up by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Amblin, Marc Platt Team for High School Comedy ‘The Bear’ (Exclusive)

Amblin Partners and Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt are partnering on the high school comedy movie 'The Bear,' an adaptation of the upcoming fiction debut from New York Times best-selling author and high school English teacher Natalie Ford.

Alicia Keys, ‘La La Land’ Trio Team for Showtime Musical Drama

Showtime has handed out a sizable series commitment to an untitled musical drama from executive producers Alicia Keys and the Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy-winning 'La La Land' team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Idina Menzel Talks “Badass,” “Superhero” Power of ‘Frozen 2’

Singer-actress Idina Menzel offered a preview of the highly anticipated sequel when she spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at an event honoring 'Wicked' composer Stephen Schwartz.

Amblin Picks Up True-Life Naval War Story ‘A Game of Birds and Wolves’ (Exclusive)

Amblin Partners, which was behind Steven Spielberg’s 'Saving Private Ryan,' has picked up the film rights to 'A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War,' an upcoming non-fiction book by Simon Parkin.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter says 'Mary Poppins Returns' is "practically perfect." Read the review of Rob Marshall's sequel to the 1964 Disney classic, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Marc Platt Teaming With ‘Night Manager’ Producer on ‘We Were Never Here’

'Drive' and '2 Guns' producer Adam Siegel is also working on the adaptation of Lara Prescott's debut novel, based on the events surrounding classic novel 'Doctor Zhivago.'

‘A Christmas Story Live!’: TV Review

Newcomer Andy Walken plays nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in Fox's latest live musical, based on the 1983 MGM holiday favorite and also featuring Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick and Jane Krakowski.

‘War Paint’ Moves Up Closing Date by Two Months

The urgent need of one of the show's headliners, Patti LuPone, to have hip-replacement surgery means the Broadway musical will play its final performance Nov. 5.