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Stephen Sondheim was a seismic Broadway force

Stephen Sondheim, who died Friday at 91, was the most feted musical theater legend since Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dead at 91

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim died Friday at his Roxbury, Conn. home. He was 91. His death was announced by F. Richard Pappas, who called it sudden, the New York Times reported. Pappas said Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving the day prior. This story is breaking. Check back for updates.

Art critic Dave Hickey, lauded for ‘Air Guitar’ book, dead at 82

Dave Hickey, a prominent American art critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Siegfried & Roy to Norman Rockwell, has died.

Alice Sebold Memoir Adaptation ‘Lucky’ Dropped After Losing Financing (EXCLUSIVE)

“Lucky,” the film project adapted from Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir toplined by “You” star Victoria Pedretti, has been abandoned, Variety has learned. The movie was dropped after losing…

Who Stood to Gain From the Grammys’ Sudden Expansion of Its Big Award Categories?

The day before the 2022 Grammy Awards nominees were announced, representatives from the Recording Academy, which oversees the awards, began informing members of the media that the four…

Taylor Swift and Kanye West Were Last-Minute Additions for Top Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy decided to expand the number of Grammy nominees just 24 hours before the list was announced on Tuesday — to the benefit of artists including…

Justin Timberlake blasted for role in Britney Spears, Janet Jackson downfalls

“I think the next docuseries should be titled ‘Justin Timberlake: You Ain’t S–t!'” offered one social media critic.

A24 Acquires ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ Movie

Marcel the Shell (with shoes on) is making the leap from the internet to the big screen. A24 has acquired the North American rights to the feature film…

Douglas E. Richards Book Series ‘Mind’s Eye’ Gets Film Franchise at Kodiak Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Producer Maurice Fadida and his Kodiak Pictures have acquired the adaptive rights to a series of best-selling novels by author Douglas E. Richards. The books follow the character…

Augustine Frizzell to Direct ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ Film Adaptation for eOne (EXCLUSIVE)

Augustine Frizzell is set to direct “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,” a feature film adaptation of V.E. Schwab’s fantasy novel. Frizzell will also write the script with…

Israel Military Service Film ‘Mission: Hebron’ Acquired by New York Times Op-Docs (EXCLUSIVE)

The New York Times Op-Docs has acquired Rona Segal’s acclaimed documentary short “Mission: Hebron” for distribution and will debut it on nytimes.com and The New York Times YouTube…

Wallace Shawn Defends Working with Woody Allen in Open Letter to Hollywood

Probably best known for his role as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Wallace Shawn has worked with Woody Allen on such iconic movies as Manhattan, Radio Days, The…