See her light up the big screen in #WestSideStory on December 18, 2020.
An adaptation of the original Broadway musical, WEST SIDE STORY explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York. The cast also includes Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (Maria); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Curtiss Cook (Abe) and Academy Award®-winner Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina and also serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers. The film is now in production for Twentieth Century Fox and The Walt Disney Studios.
WEST SIDE STORY is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The film has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Tony Award®-winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film. Also leading the production are Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum and Academy Award®-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger.
The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.
Ladies and gentlemen, I finally got to see The Greatest Showman last night!
There’s a new movie theater that I’ve been wanting to check out and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. After work, we headed down there, grabbed a flatbread pizza and lounged in our extra comfy recliner seats. This may not come as a surprise, but I am a sucker for musicals and I’ve been so excited to watch this one–especially because one of my favorite dancers, Shannon Holtzapffel aka The Tattooed Man aka Prince Constantine is in it. But, you know, life happens and I ended up seeing it super late.
SYNOPSIS: “The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
In any case, I really enjoyed it! The soundtrack was absolutely phenomenal and now I’m extra salty that I wasn’t able to be a part of the sing-along viewings they had recently. The movie had a great message about embracing what makes you different, and also to remain true to yourself rather than conforming to society’s idea of perfection just to fit in. I think, in this day and age, these are extremely important messages to convey to younger generations. Bullying is at an all-time high, so it’s important to teach children to be accepting of those who seem different and to be satisfied with themselves despite their own differences. Those messages were never lost throughout the one hour and forty-five minute showtime.
The singing and dancing were fantastic, the cast was great and, while the special effects could have been a bit better, I thought this was a solid musical that everyone should go out and see. Hugh Jackman was the perfect person to play P.T. Barnum. He’s energetic, he’s theatrical and he has a great voice. Fans of Wolverine might be surprised to see him in this kind of role, but most of us knew he got his start doing musicals. Zac Efron and Zendaya were also great, but that was already expected. What wasn’t expected was how good Michelle Williams was playing Barnum’s wife, Charity Barnum. I know she’s a great actress, but she was exceptionally good in this role. Keala Settle plays the role of the “bearded lady” and WOW! She has a powerhouse voice that cuts through every song she’s a part of. This is definitely not the last we’ve heard of her.
I’ve seen some mixed reviews for the film because some thought it was too cheesy. Let’s be honest with ourselves . . . name one musical that hasn’t been cheesy. I’ll wait. I think cheesiness is part of their charm and you’re kidding yourself if you expect otherwise. Go into this one with an open mind and the willingness to have a whole soundtrack stuck in your head for days because that is what will most definitely happen.
Most importantly, show this to your children. Let them dream. Let them be different. Embrace their differences and teach them to be accepting of others. They’re our future, after all.
A week of Showman activity kicks off in New York today!
This morning, Zac Efron appeared live on TODAY to announce the start of THE GREATEST WEEK – a series of fun, fan-centric activities in New York to celebrate the release of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. A New York City-based musical extravaganza about the origins of show business and the power of imagination, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN hits theatres on December 20, 2017. THE GREATEST WEEK is a part of a partnership with 20th Century Fox and NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, on a holiday campaign titled THE GREATEST NEW YORK CITY.
“‘The Greatest New York City’ campaign showcases extraordinary experiences during the holiday season, when the City puts on its greatest show,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “Only New York City could host ‘The Greatest Week,’ and we invite fans to celebrate the film release across the City this week with specialty experiences involving our world-class arts, culture and attractions.”
Zac Efron and the TODAY hosts revealed this morning that the TODAY Plaza has been officially renamed “Showman Alley” in honor of THE GREATEST WEEK and viewers were directed to TODAY.com to learn full details of the week ahead.
Two lucky TODAY fans were also surprised with tickets to the film’s premiere tonight. The Greatest Showman red carpet event promises to be a truly unique experience: the first ever floating premiere takes place onboard the Cunard Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, which will be docked at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in front of an expansive view of the New York skyline. Fans worldwide can have a ring side seat for the premiere by watching the red carpet stream live starting at 5:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm PT on Yahoo! and Cunard’s Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/yahoo and https://www.facebook.com/cunard/. The stream will also run simultaneously on the pages of Yahoo! Entertainment, Huffington Post, and Moviefone.
The fun continues tomorrow, December 9th at the Empire State Building with a lighting ceremony. At 8:30 pm ET, the Empire State Building will debut “THE GREATEST MUSIC TO LIGHT SHOW” – the Building’s first ever LIVE music and light show, featuring Showman cast member Keala Settle performing music from the film LIVE, coordinated to the Empire State Building’s tower lights. Fans worldwide can enjoy the show live on the Empire State Building’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding) starting at approximately 8:25 pm ET.
Sunday’s highlight, is “THE GREATEST SINGING AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCE,“ and there will be pop up performances of a song from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and holiday favorites performed by Broadway artists – who will also be inviting shoppers to join in for some impromptu sing-alongs right in the middle of the Urbanspace Holiday Market at 3:00 pm ET in Union Square. There will also be a custom painted piano, courtesy of Sing for Hope.
On Monday, December 11th “THE GREATEST PIANO BAR TAKEOVER” takes place at Club Cumming – actor Alan Cumming’s East Village piano bar – where Keala Settle will celebrate the holidays with a program of Holiday standards. Broadway fans will be given the chance to win tickets to this intimate event by going to Show-Score.com.
Tuesday December 12th is “THE GREATEST KIDS” day. The Harlem School of Arts will perform a song from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN soundtrack and a Christmas favorite at a pop up concert at NASDAQ headquarters in Times Square. Fans can watch and hear the kids sing starting at 12:10 pm ET on NASDAQ’S Facebook Live feed at facebook.com/nasdaq.
On Wednesday December 13th , fans can feel “THE GREATEST INSPIRATION”. Music lovers can come to the heart of the world for a heartfelt pop up concert in Times Square’s Duffy Square with the amazing Broadway Inspirational Voices choir. The choir will perform holiday classics and “Come Alive” from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN soundtrack at 3:00 pm ET.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available now. Get it HERE!
THE GREATEST WEEK closes out on Thursday December 14th with a surprise, greatest performance for everyone to enjoy…stay tuned for more details!
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, and featuring original songs by the Academy Award® Winning lyricists of La La Land, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.
DF-05782 – Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum) and Zac Efron (Philip Carlisle) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
DF-07341_R – P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and Charity Barnum (Michelle Williams) share an enchanting dance on a New York rooftop in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
DF-07720 – P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) comes alive with the oddities in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
DF-11638_R – Philip (Zac Efron) is entranced by Anne’s (Zendaya) trapeze artistry in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN hits theaters everywhere on December 25, 2017!
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Release: December 25, 2017
Director: Michael Gracey
Story by Jenny Bicks
Screenplay by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon
Producers: Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Cast: Hugh Jackman; Zac Efron; Michelle Williams; Rebecca Ferguson; Zendaya
Award-Winning Producer Marc Platt to Executive-Produce the LIVE Holiday Event,
Inspired by the Beloved Feature Film “A Christmas Story” and
the Tony Award-Nominated “A Christmas Story: The Musical”
Tony Award Nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen”)
to Write Several New Songs for the LIVE TV Event;
Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (GREASE: LIVE) to Adapt Book
Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, “La La Land”) on the LIVEmusical event “A CHRISTMAS STORY,” inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”
The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX.Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, recent Tony Award nominees for the musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” and lyricists of “La La Land’s” Academy Award-winning song, “City of Stars,” also scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” and will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (GREASE: LIVE) adapting the book.
“‘A Christmas Story’ is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television,” David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, said. “The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to LIVE television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”
“I can’t believe how incredibly lucky we are to have Marc Platt producing this iconic Christmas classic,” Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, said. “Marc is the defining voice in this genre and it’s amazing to have this caliber of talent leading what is sure to be a new standard in live musical events.”
“A Christmas Story: The Musical” was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score (Pasek and Paul) and Best Book of a Musical.
The original Broadway production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” opened Nov. 19, 2012.
Based on the writings of Jean Shepherd, the book was written by Joseph Robinette, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.The musical was based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story,” written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the novel “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd.
The now-classic 1983 feature film, which became a sleeper hit, has since taken on a new life, along with growing critical acclaim, to become a perennial holiday favorite beloved by families and kids of all ages.”A CHRISTMAS STORY” will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serving as co-executive producers and writers. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will compose music and lyrics for the event.
About Marc Platt
Platt is the Emmy Award-winning producer of FOX’s GREASE: LIVE. He is also an Academy Award-nominated producer, most recently for director Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.” Platt has developed some of the most successful film, theater and television projects of the last 30 years. His film resume includes such titles as “Legally Blonde,” “Into the Woods,” “Drive,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “Scott Pilgrim” and “Wanted.” He is also the producer of the Broadway mega-hit “Wicked,” which has been seen by more than 50 million fans worldwide and globally has racked up $4 billion. A former film executive, Platt served as president of production for three movie studios, where he oversaw box office and critical successes, including “Philadelphia,” “Rudy,” “As Good As It Gets,” “Legends of the Fall” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, THE MICK, LETHAL WEAPON, LUCIFER, GOTHAM, 24: LEGACY, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, NEW GIRL, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, STAR, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BOB’S BURGERS, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; as well as new event series SHOTS FIRED and PRISON BREAK. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit fox.com/live. “Like” FOX on Facebook at facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit fox.com.
About Warner Horizon Unscripted Television
Warner Horizon Unscripted Television is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, led by Mike Darnell, Warner Horizon’s Unscripted slate includes “The Voice,” “Little Big Shots,” “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted “Ellen’s Game Of Games,” for NBC; “The Bachelor” franchise, which also includes “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor In Paradise” and “After Paradise,” for ABC; an all-new LOVE CONNECTION, hosted by Andy Cohen, for FOX; and the “Happily Ever After” franchise for Freeform, featuring former “Bachelor” cast members Ben and Lauren and the Twins, among others.
Hello, everyone! I’m happy to report that I traveled back to my childhood today for two hours and have safely returned to adulthood in one piece!
I admit that I was a bit nervous going into this live-action version of Beauty & the Beast because it was always my favorite Disney movie. Not to mention the back and forth chatter on whether or not Emma Watson could pull off the role of Belle AND the “news” that Josh Gad’s character, LeFou, was homosexual (SIDE NOTE: Kudos for including this aspect in the film tastefully. Everyone should’ve known that LeFou was homosexual in the original, but I’m glad the folks who created this live-action update didn’t leave it out to please those who are afraid of PEOPLE based on sexual preference.)
With that being said, I thought this version of the film was fantastic! It stayed true to it’s original form, save for a few minor updates: feminism and diversity! There were also a few new songs included here that explained a bit more of the connection between Belle and the Beast. Some viewers were not fans of Emma Watson’s singing, but I thought she did a great job! It’s not written anywhere that every singing actress has to sound like Adele, but I thought Watson did a great job and really lived up to the expectations.
The visual quality here was stunning as well. In some parts the visual effects were lacking just a tiny bit, but the rest of the movie made up for what it lacked in certain areas. It was such a colorful, lively film that shows a strong-minded young woman making her own choices and not sitting around waiting for things to happen to her. Belle is kind, well-read and respectful to all around her…which is something that we should all be teaching our daughters, our nieces and granddaughters. Never fear, young boys can also learn a thing or two from this version of the film. The prince was spoiled and shallow, taught to be cold-hearted from his father at a young age and is cursed into “beast mode” until he learns a lesson in humility.
So take a chance on this film and take your family on a trip down memory lane!
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical Length: 2 h 9 min Rating: PG Director: Bill Condon Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
“Pura magia cinematográfica” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
Ganadora de 6 Premios de la Academia® y de 7 históricos Globos de Oro®
Del Director Damien Chazelle, Ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, Nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, Ganadora al Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land Desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de Abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack y DVD el 25 de Abril de la mano de Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label
SANTA MÓNICA, CA y VANCOUVER, BC, 13 de marzo de 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) anunció hoy que la deslumbrante obra maestra, musical, ganadora del Premio de la Academia® y del Globo de Oro®La La Land desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 25 de abril de la mano de Summit Entertainment, una compañía de Lionsgate. Escrita y dirigida por Damien Chazelle, ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, ganadora del Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land relata la historia de una aspirante a actriz llamada Mia y de un entregado pianista de jazz llamado Sebastian, quienes atraviesan dificultades para llegar a fin de mes en una ciudad conocida por destruir cualquier esperanza y romper corazones. Recreada en el Los Ángeles moderno, este original musical sobre la vida cotidiana explora la alegría y el dolor que acompañan la búsqueda de tus sueños.
“La película del año” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) debutó en el Festival de Cine de Venice y en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto con elogios unánimes por parte de la crítica. La La Land ganó 6 Premios de la Academia®, incluyendo un premio por Mejor Director al director y guionista Damien Chazelle, ganó también 7 históricos Globos de Oro®, y se ha convertido en un fenómeno taquillero a nivel mundial con una recaudación internacional de $400 millones. La película también cuenta con la participación del cantante y compositor John Legend, que ha ganado el Premio Grammy® en diez ocasiones y que está detrás del sencillo “Start a Fire”. La banda sonora de la película también incluye los temas “City of Stars” (ganadora del Globo de Oro® por Mejor Canción Original – Película) y “Audition”.
La La Land es más que la película más aclamada del año – es un tesoro cinematográfico para la posteridad del que te enamorarás una y otra vez. Emma Stone y Ryan Gosling dan vida a Mia y Sebastian, una actriz y un pianista de jazz en busca de sus sueños hollywoodenses –y encontrarse el uno al otro– en una vibrante celebración de esperanza, sueños y amor.
La interpretación mágica que Damien Chazelle hace de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está llamada a ser un clásico moderno y un icono de la era. El lanzamiento para entretenimiento en el hogar incluye el espectacular largometraje, que puede verse una y otra vez, así como material adicional extenso que revela la historia no contada sobre cómo las pasiones de Damien cobraron vida a través de este proyecto. El contenido especial del 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD incluye audiocomentarios del guionista y director Damien Chazelle y del compositor Justin Hurwitz. También vienen acompañados de 10 cortometrajes con escenas entre bastidores que incluyen: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”, que ofrece una mirada detrás de cámara para mostrar que Damien Chazelle y su equipo solo contaron con dos días de rodaje para llevar a la realidad la espectacular escena inaugural; “La La Land’s Great Party”, que muestra la creación de la fiesta en las colinas de Hollywood; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student”, que detalla el esfuerzo realizado por Ryan Gosling para llegar a tocar el piano como Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project” revela la historia de los orígenes de La La Land; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles”, en la que se explica el significado del término La La Land; “The Music of La La Land” se sumerge en el proceso de creación de la música icónica; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” permite conocer los pensamientos del cantante y ganador de varios Premios Grammy® sobre su participación en la película; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land” muestra entrevistas con el equipo de diseño de la película; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” marca la tercera vez que Ryan Gosling y Emma Stone comparten pantalla; y “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream”, que explora el extraordinario final de la película. El 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD también cuentan con “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, que presenta las ideas originales de la película. Los lanzamientos del 4K Ultra HD y Blu-ray de La La Land cuentan con tecnología Dolby Atmos, mezclada específicamente para el entretenimiento en casa y la cual permite situar y mover el sonido a cualquier parte de la habitación, incluso por encima del televidente.
El DVD de La La Land viene con audiocomentarios de Chazelle y Hurwitz titulados “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles” y “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”. Todos los lanzamientos incluyen una selección de canciones. La La Land estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack y DVD por el precio sugerido de venta de $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95 respectivamente.
MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL 4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD
Audiocomentario con el guionista/director Damien Chazelle y el compositor Justin Hurwitz
Cortometraje “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”
Winner of 6 Academy Awards® and a Record-Breaking 7 Golden Globes®
From Academy Award®-Winning Director Damien Chazelle and Starring Oscar® Best Actor Nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress Winner Emma Stone, La La Land, Arrives on Digital HD April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 25 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label
SANTA MONICA, CA and VANCOUVER, BC, March 13, 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the dazzling Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning music-filled masterpiece La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. Written and directed by Academy Award® winning director Damien Chazelle and starring Oscar® Best Actor nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress winner Emma Stone, La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
“The movie of the year” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival to unanimous critical praise. La La Land won 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer-director Damien Chazelle, won a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards and has become a global box office phenomenon grossing over $400 million globally. The film also features ten-time Grammy®-Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend who contributed the single “Start a Fire” to the soundtrack which also includes the tracks “City of Stars” (Golden Globe® winner for Best Original Song – Motion Picture), and “Audition.”
La La Land is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.
Damien Chazelle’s magical interpretation of the City of Angels is destined to be a modern classic and an icon of the era. The home entertainment release includes the breathtaking film to watch again and again, as well in-depth bonus material revealing the untold story of how Damien’s passion project came to life. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD special features include audio commentary by writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Damien Chazelle and his team had only two shoot days to make the film’s spectacular opening number a reality; “La La Land’s Great Party,” looking at the creation of the Hollywood Hills party scene; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” showing how hard Ryan Gosling worked to truly play the piano as Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project,” that uncovers the story of La La Land’s origins; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles,” in which the term La La Land is explained; “The Music of La La Land” delving into the process of creating the iconic music; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” featuring the Grammy®-Winning singer’s thoughts on being in the film; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land,” with interviews with the film’s design team; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm,” marking the third time in which Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have starred on screen together, and “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream,” exploring the extraordinary ending to the film. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD also feature “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, showing the original pitches for the film. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray of La La Land will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
The La La Land DVD features audio commentary with Chazelle and Hurwitz, “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles,” and “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm.” All releases include song selection. La La Land will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz
“Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” Featurette
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, “LA LA LAND” tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.
Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
LA LA LAND
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Hey everyone! If you’re a fan of the original “Grease,” I’m sure you were tuned in to the live, musical event that aired on Sunday, January 31 on FOX! Brancey, Keisha and I got together to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t like (and all of Aaron Tveit’s thrusting) and how we thought this event did in comparison to other recent musicals.
In case you’re not familiar with the original production, here’s a quick synopsis:
After enjoying a summer romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High. There Sandy must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies in attempt to win Danny’s heart again.
So check out our podcast review below, and let us know what you think!