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London’s ‘The Woman in Black’ Crosses the Pond to New York City in January 2020

Fans of live theatrical horror on the East Coast of the United States can look forward to the return of London’s second longest running West End production, the supernatural mystery, The Woman in Black.

The Woman in Black will return to the states in January (starting on January 8 for a limited eight week run) at The McKittrick Hotel, home of the child of the original ground-breaking theatrical ghost story experience,  Sleep No More.

According to the exclusive report by deadline, “The two-actor mystery made its debut in at a small “theatre bar” in Scarborough, UK in 1987 before moving to London’s West End two years later, where it has been playing ever since.  Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill’s 1983 novel, The Woman in Black is the West End’s second longest-running play after The Mousetrap, which ran from 1952 to 2012.  The play was staged Off Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre for two months in 2001. (A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the upcoming production would be New York’s first.)” read more

King Kong Musical Headed to Broadway in Fall of 2018

A musical based on King Kong will debut in late 2018 according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The musical has a number of acclaimed artists attached to the project, such as writer “… Jack Thorne, who won the Olivier Award for Best Play for penning the West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. He also wrote the critically acclaimed play Let the Right One In. The score is composed by Marius de Vries (a contributor to the films La La Land, Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet) with songs by Eddie Perfect, composer and lyricist of the Broadway-bound Beetlejuice and Strictly Ballroom The Musical.” read more

Night of the Living Dead – Restored and Presented in 4K

This November the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced that they will be screening a 4k digital restoration of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking film Night of the Living Dead as a part of its annual “To Save and Project” film festival. Per the press release, the “To Save and Project” festival showcases the best new restorations of masterworks and rediscoveries of world cinema.

The film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero along with Image Ten alum Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner and John Russo. read more