November 21, 2023
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The Off-Broadway production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott has extended its run through January 13, 2024 due to popular demand. The revival of John Patrick Shanley’s play officially opened November 13. Read the reviews here.
The play follows Danny and Roberta, two desperate people in the Bronx that have a chance meeting in a dive bar. What follows is an encounter “so dangerous and so beautiful” that it “redefines the meaning of love.” Abbott and Plaza play Danny and Roberta, respectively.
Jeff Ward is making his stage directorial debut with the production, which features movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, scenic design by Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, costume design by Arianne Phillips, and sound design by Kate Marvin.
The weekly ticket lottery, offered by TodayTix, opens each Sunday on the TodayTix mobile app at 12:01 AM for the coming week’s performances and closes at noon on the day before each performance. Winners are notified between 1-4 PM on the day before their selected show and have 30 minutes to purchase up to two tickets in the app.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is produced by Sam Rockwell and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1984 at Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown.
October 15, 2023
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Monsters at Work executive producer Kevin Deters revealed the second season guest cast today at New York Comic-Con, along with a sneak peek screening ahead of its debut in 2024.
Season two guest stars reprising their roles from the Monsters Inc. franchise include Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus) as Claire Wheeler, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s The Rookie) as Johnny Worthington III, and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Chet Alexander.
Additional guest cast includes Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s black-ish), Ali Wong (Beef), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live), Danny Pudi (Community), Cody Rigsby (Peloton instructor, Author, TV personality), Jimmy Tatro (ABC’s Home Economics), Danny Trejo (Machete), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien).
The series stars Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P Sullivan aka Sulley), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter).
At NYCC, Disney also unveiled first-look images of Plaza, Fillion and Moynihan’s characters (You can see them below).
Monsters At Work is inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc.
From Disney Branded Television and produced by Disney Television Animation, Monsters at Work season two is executive produced by Disney animation veteran and Emmy Award-winner Kevin Deters (Wreck-It Ralph, Prep & Landing). Emmy Award-winner Stevie Wermers-Skelton (Prep & Landing) is supervising director, Colleen Evanson (DuckTales) is story editor, and Melissa Kurtz (Planes: Fire & Rescue) is a producer.
October 6, 2023
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A synopsis for the first episode of Marvel’s upcoming series Agatha: Darkhold Diaries has surfaced online. There is also an approximate release date listed for the premiere of the series, September 19, 2024! It popped up on the U.S. Copyright Public Record System’s website. Not much information has been revealed for the series, so this description is our first real taste of what the story will involve.
The description reads, “In the first episode we see Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in. She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two.”
The series also stars Aubrey Plaza as Rio Vidal, Patti LuPone is playing Lilia Calderu, and Sasheer Zamata is playing Jennifer Kale. Joe Locke also appears in the show but is only listed as “Teen” while Ali Ahn is playing a character named Alice.
Other returning cast members from WandaVision include David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes. They join Deborah Jo Rupp and Emma Caufield who are also returning cast members.
Darkhold Diaries is said to be a “dark comedy” in the MCU. When we last saw Agatha, she attempted to take Wanda Maximoff’s magic for herself, and Wanda trapped her in the “Agnes” persona.
Source: Geek Tyrant
September 3, 2023
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Marvel Studios has pushed the release date of Agatha: Darkhold Diaries to early fall 2024, EW has confirmed.
August 31, 2023
Comments Off on “Megalopolis” Lands SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement Despite Wrapping
Francis Ford Coppola’s self-funded passion project, epic film “Megalopolis,” has been granted an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA amid the ongoing strike. While the film, starring Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker, wrapped production in March 2023, it’s unclear what the interim agreement would be for.
Coppola has yet to tease a release date for the film, with the SAG exemption perhaps for the actors to promote the film. Similarly, if Coppola opted for reshoots, the SAG interim agreement could be for allowing actors to return to set.
The SAG-AFTRA interim agreements do not publicly differentiate between actors promoting a project or filming. Casting is only highlighted in separate agreements. A rep for Coppola declined to comment further beyond confirming the film had signed the interim agreement.
August 24, 2023
Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza to Make Her Stage Debut Alongside Christopher Abbott in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Aubrey Plaza is heading from Sicily to the New York City stage. Come November 13, the White Lotus Emmy nominee will be making her stage debut in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea alongside Girls alum Christopher Abbott, and she’s officially kicking off her theater career with a good one. “It’s an actor’s dream play,” Plaza tells Vanity Fair matter-of-factly.
Written by John Patrick Shanley, who won the best-screenplay Oscar for Moonstruck and a Pulitzer Prize and best-play Tony for Doubt: A Parable, the one-act play follows Danny and Roberta, two broken people who meet by chance at a bar in the Bronx. Abbott, who has been a regular player in the off-Broadway theater circuit for quite some time, has long considered Danny and the Deep Blue Sea to be one of his favorite plays, and was a champion in bringing it back to life. “Chris sent me the play last year, and as soon as I read it, I knew we had to do it,” Plaza says. “I couldn’t pass up Shanley’s dialogue! It is so fun and juicy, and the characters are tragic and beautiful.”
Between Jeff Ward’s stage directorial debut and working with Plaza, Abbott feels like he hit the theater jackpot. “Everyone on this team is a dream,” he says. “To get to work with Aubrey and Jeff on this every day feels like we tricked the system somehow.” Danny and the Deep Blue Sea first premiered in 1983, with John Turturro and June Stein originating the roles Abbott and Plaza will be taking on. “I feel incredibly lucky to be working with actors who are as extraordinary as Chris and Aubrey, and the fact that we are also great friends has only made the process that much more rewarding,” says Ward. “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is such a timeless and deeply resonant play.”
This fall’s adaptation, which begins previews on October 30 and opens November 13, will take place at the jewel box Lucille Lortel Theatre in Manhattan’s West Village. It will have a limited 10-week run. “The process will be the joy, and doing a show that people will be moved by will be the hope,” says Abbott. “I can’t wait to start.”
Source: Vanity Fair
August 19, 2023
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A new rumor surrounding the upcoming Marvel series, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, has been spreading around online. Some outlets are reporting that there will be 9 episodes of the Disney+ series when it premieres in 2024. No official word from the network, so, let’s not get our hopes up yet!
August 18, 2023
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Scott Pilgrim is back — this time in anime form!
On Wednesday, Netflix released the first official teaser for its upcoming series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. The animated show, based on the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, will premiere on Friday, Nov. 17 and feature the return of the entire original ensemble cast.
The star-studded voice cast includes Michael Cera as the titular Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Mae Whitman as Roxie and more.
The series will premiere on Netflix on November 17th!
August 5, 2023
Comments Off on Rumor: Aubrey Plaza’s MCU Role in “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” Revealed
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An unconfirmed report by ComingSoon.net has some new details regarding Aubrey Plaza’s character in the upcoming Marvel series, Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Parks and Recreation vet Aubrey Plaza will reportedly portray the role of witch Rio Vidal in Agatha: Coven of Chaos. According to Marvel scooper CanWeGetToast on Twitter, Rio Vidal is an original character created for the series described as “the first Green witch” and an ex-lover of Kathryn Hahn’s fan-favorite witch.
Despite the ongoing Hollywood strikes, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series is still expected to make its debut in 2024 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five.
July 29, 2023
Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza to Star in “Danny And The Deep Blue Sea” on Off-Broadway
Aubrey Plaza, making her stage debut, and Christopher Abbott will star in an Off Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s 1984 classic Danny and the Deep Blue Sea this fall, with a producing team that includes Sam Rockwell.
The revival will begin previews Monday, October 20, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with an opening night set for Monday, November 13. The 10-week limited engagement will be directed by Jeff Ward, in his stage directorial debut.
Rockwell said in a statement, “My life and career have been profoundly impacted by Off-Broadway theater – like John Malkovich and Gary Sinise in True West at the Cherry Lane; Stanley Tucci in Scapin at Classic Stage Company; Phil Hoffman and Justin Theroux in Shopping and F*cking at New York Theatre Workshop; and Blasted with Reed Birney and Marin Ireland at Soho Rep, to name a few. I really do believe it’s the beating heart of this city. I couldn’t be prouder to be downtown at the Lucille Lortel with this vital play.”
Rockwell will be producing via his and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, along with Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson, by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The original production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea premiered Off Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown in 1984 starring June Stein and John Turturro (who won an Obie Award for his performance).
The official synopsis: Have you ever been caught in an earthquake? A chance meeting. A dive bar. Some encounters are so dangerous and so beautiful, they redefine the meaning of love. Follow two desperate people in the Bronx, Danny and Roberta, as they walk the line between destruction and transcendence.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, costume design by Arianne Phillips, sound design by Kate Marvin, and movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber.
Aubrey is best known for her breakthrough role on TV’s Parks and Recreation and, more recently, The White Lotus. Abbott rose to fame on HBO’s Girls and more recently appeared in The Crowded Room and Catch-22, among others. His stage credits include a 2011 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves.