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'Phantom of the Opera' drama series headed to ABC

insidetv.ew.com — A modern-day Phantom of the Opera is in the works at ABC. The network is teaming with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for Phantom series - but it's not based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway version. Phantom is described as a drama series with musical elements with producers looking to the original 1909 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @EWTV: A modern-day 'Phantom of the Opera' drama series headed to @ABCNetwork — but it’s not based on hit Broadway show: ow.ly/Df9Q0

Joan Didion documentary Kickstarter gets fully funded in one day

insidemovies.ew.com — Despite only launching Wednesday morning, the Kickstarter for a documentary about writer Joan Didion (set to be co-directed by Griffin Dunne, her nephew) has already been fully funded. At time of writing, the documentary has raised close to $100,000, surpassing its $80,000 goal Thursday morning, Kickstarter confirmed.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @mattbean1: rightfully so. "Joan Didion documentary Kickstarter gets fully funded in one day": insidemovies.ew.com/2014/10/23/joa…

Oct 23, 2014

rightfully so. "Joan Didion documentary Kickstarter gets fully funded in one day": insidemovies.ew.com/2014/10/23/joa…

How to Get Away With Murder recap: 'We're Not Friends'

tvrecaps.ew.com — FRANKS WITH BENEFITS The Laurel-centric episode gave a little glimpse into the nature of her sexy friendship with Frank, including the night that started it all and that night that could possibly end it.

Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

insidemovies.ew.com — The cast of is getting even starrier: EW has exclusively confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join in director Ridley Scott's The Martian, due in theaters November 2015. They join previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels.
Oct 23, 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan & Mackenzie Davis join The Martian. Love! insidemovies.ew.com/2014/10/23/chi… -- EXCLUSIVE from @Vilkomerson

Disgraced Review | News Reviews and News | Stage | EW.com

ew.com — Ayad Akhtar's topical play Disgraced, the worthy winner of last year's Pulitzer Prize for drama, continues a long tradition of theater that explores the costs of assimilation for minority groups in the great American melting pot. In this case, we get an engaging snapshot of the challenge for upwardly mobile Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 age.
Oct 23, 2014

#Disgraced Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor costar in a topical Pulitzer-winning drama about a Pakistani-American... fb.me/45vM7t1Q3

The Fortress of Solitude

ew.com — You can't fault the creators of The Fortress of Solitude, a stage musical version of Jonathan Lethem's 2003 doorstop of a novel, for a lack of ambition. Over 528 pages, Lethem follows two motherless boys in Brooklyn over the course of three decades-and addresses issues as weighty and diverse as race relations, comic books, soul music, the rise of graffiti as art, gentrification, and the New York prison system.
Oct 23, 2014

#TheFortressOfSolitude A Jonathan Lethem-inspired musical that's ambitious and exhausting, like speed-reading a... fb.me/2yltlGBES

'Grey's Anatomy' star Sara Ramirez dissects shocking Calzona twist

insidetv.ew.com — Calzona fans got quite the shock during Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy. After Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) finally went to therapy, the duo were charged with trying out a trial separation, which they initially had a hard time sticking to.
Oct 24, 2014

WEST COAST: Grey’s Anatomy: @SaraRamirez dissects the shocking @Calzona twist bit.ly/10qIyJQ @GreysABC

Oct 23, 2014

No spoilers, but I understand why that had to go down on #GreysAnatomy, even if it makes me sad. bit.ly/10qIyJQ

The 17 most important GIFs from the 'Avengers 2' trailer

popwatch.ew.com — The new teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron features the first look at James Spader's titular robo-baddie, along with an extended peek into the bleak terrors awaiting Earth's Mightiest Heroes in their second superteam adventure.

'Game of Thrones' mania hits Spain as 86,000 apply for roles

insidetv.ew.com — Game of Thrones is conquering Spain: The HBO fantasy hit's production is enjoying an overwhelming fan response since filming started in the country two weeks ago. When the local production company Fresco Film put out a casting call for roughly 600 extras for a key battle scene, fans responded with an incredible 86,000 applications.
Oct 23, 2014

'Game of Thrones' mania hits Spain as 86,000 apply for roles: 'A great moment for the country’ tinyurl.com/lss45u6

How to do punk rock, according to MarthaStewart.com

music-mix.ew.com — The argument over whether or not punk is dead has been going on for about as long as punk's been around, and over the decades as it's evolved from a revolutionary youth cult to an empty signifier for rebellion and a form of entertainment made to be consumed by tweens, its defenders have devised an obstacle course's worth of semantic and intellectual gymnastics in order to explain its ongoing validity.
Oct 23, 2014

.@milesraymer's commentary on Martha Stewart's guide to a "punk rock party" is my favorite thing I've read today music-mix.ew.com/2014/10/23/pun…

'Bewitched' follow-up about Samantha's granddaughter lands at NBC

insidetv.ew.com — The highly sought-after followup to Bewitched has finally found a home at NBC, EW has confirmed. The network confirmed on Wednesday that it has given a pilot commitment to the followup, penned by The Vow writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. It follows Daphne, Samantha's granddaughter and Tabitha's daughter, who is now a single twentysomething with magical powers.
Oct 23, 2014

"'Bewitched' follow-up about Samantha's granddaughter lands at NBC" insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/22/bew… via @EW