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See Our Best (Again)

With the help of my wife, Jane, I wrote this song parody almost four years ago, and I find that it still applies today. This time the Republicans are trotting out a different cast of characters, some of whom haven’t made their presidential aspirations official for legal and technical reasons (such as they don’t really intend to run for president, like Donald Trump), to beg and plead the Koch Brothers to give them money so they can attack Hillary Clinton, who recently announced that she will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party to complete either Bill Clinton’s or Barack Obama’s third term. 927 more words


Bart & Fleming: Josh Gad Musical Shows Studio Hunger For Pic Packages; Will Hollywood Libs Stump For Hillary Clinton?

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. 2,354 more words


Live action Beauty and the Beast!!!!!

***Warning lots of exclamation points ahead***

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I have already mentioned that they are making a live action Beauty and the Beast but I have not really gone into detail about how ridiculously excited I am and how amazing the movie looks, and the reason for this is I was waiting till the right moment….now is that moment! 376 more words


Universal Wins 7-Figure Auction For Josh Gad & Jeremy Garelick Musical With Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz Tunes

EXCLUSIVE: It came down to Universal, Disney and Paramount. In the end, Universal Pictures stepped up to make the year’s biggest material deal, acquiring the untitled musical comedy feature that… 634 more words


Musical Pitch For Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Gets Toes Tapping Around Town

EXCLUSIVE: How often do you see a package hit the marketplace and receive bids from every major studio? Try never, but that’s what has happened tonight with Josh Gad and writer-director Jeremy Garelick, who are out with an ambitious pitch for an untitled musical comedy that will have Oscar winners Alan Menken writing the music and Stephen Schwartz writing the lyrics. 213 more words


Fellow Outcasts Petition for Disney to Bring Menken / Schwartz HUNCHBACK to B'way

Patrick O’Connor has started a petition over at change.org to urge Disney Theatrical to follow in their NEWSIES steps and transfer THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, which just finished a very successful limited run in the Paper Mill Playhouse, to the Great White Way.   30 more words