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Chicago's Rob Marshall to Direct Into The Woods Film Adaptation For Disney!

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The musical theater lover inside us is doing a giddy little happy dance!

Rob Marshall is no stranger to working with the House of Mouse. This is the guy behind the last chapter of Pirates of The Caribbean and their version of Annie. But now, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting for Rob as he has signed a two year contract with the company that not only lines him up to possibly direct the next Pirates venture, but also has led to a pretty incredible announcement.

Rob's first project under this new contract will be to direct a film adaptation of Into the Woods, the classic Stephen Sondheim musical about the real stories behind some famous fairytale characters. Rob reveals that the idea to make the Broadway fave into a film came to him while he was still working on Pirates. It instantly rang James Lapine, Sondheim's partner, to throw the idea around. Rob explains that bringing the project to Disney was spawned after James was concerned the project would just stay in "development for another 10 years." Such was not the case with Disney, as Rob explains:

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Bernadette Peters Says Farewell To Follies

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Bummer! We thought she was FABULOUS in this show!

Earlier this month, we were excited to hear that one our favorite Broadway productions Follies is coming to Hollywood!

We were REALLY hoping that the B'way cast would reprise their roles in El Lay, but now we're hearing that Bernadette Peters will be leaving the show. Sad.

We're sure the Los Angeles version of Follies will still be great…but yeah. We're gonna miss her.

Sigh.

[Image via WENN.]

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WooHoo!! Follies Is Coming To LA!

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One of our favorite Broadway productions is coming to Hollywood!!!

The Ahmanson Theatre will open curtain for Follies May 3- June 9, 2012!!

As for its NY run, Follies will play at the Marquis Theatre through January 22.

CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie proudly exclaims:

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Life's A Great Big Follies

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We have a confession to make. While we think Stephen Sondheim is a genius - without question - we find his body of work to be hit or miss.

Some of his musicals are epic and timeless classics. While we find some others difficult to sit through. That was the case with our last Sondheim experience, when we saw the awful revival of Company on Broadway. We loved Raul Esparza in that revival, but we did not like the production - nor are we a fan of the show.

We'd never seen Follies before, so we weren't quite sure what to expect when we caught it Friday night on Broadway. THANKFULLY, we loved it!

Sure, the first act starts off very slowly, but once the stakes raise and the emotions intensify, it quickly became a very gripping show! And the music! Wow! Some of Sondheim's best work!

I'm Still Here, Broadway Baby, and In Buddy's Eyes - to name a few!

And, WOW, did this production feature an all-star cast! Bernadette Peters was fabulous! That voice is like honey! And STILL flawless! She told us backstage she doesn't smoke or even drink - and you could tell! She really protects her precious instrument and her voice is still something to be experienced!

Elaine Paige was fabulous, but her role is very supporting.

The real revelation in this production was Jan Maxwell. We'd never seen her in anything before and weren't familiar with her, but we are now obsessed! Wow! Wow! Wow! She was soooooooo good!

Really enjoyed Follies!

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Bernadette Peters And Nick Jonas Will Guest Star In NBC's Smash!

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First it was Anjelica Huston, now Bernadette Peters!?!

SOLD!!!

Oh yeah…and Nick Jonas is in there too. LOL!

In the upcoming NBC series, all three play a part in the magical world of Broadway.

The synopsis reads:

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Bernadette Peters in Follies!

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Now that's elegance!

Follies is being revived and the incomparable Bernadette Peters is leading the cast of Broadway vets in the production!

Check out the video (above) to have a peek at Follies, starring Bernadette, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Danny Burnstein and Alan Spaulding Ron Raines!

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Bernadette Peters Returns To Broadway With Follies!

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Music to our ears! We're so pleased to see her back where she belongs!

After a celebrated run at the Kennedy Center, the revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Follies will move into the Marquis Theatre starting this summer. On August 7th the show will go into previews with opening night slated for September 12th.

The show will

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