New this week: 'Halloween Ends,' 'Rosaline' and The 1975
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from The 1975 and Red Hot Chili Peppers, some sort of conclusion to the Michael Myers saga with the arrival of the horror thriller “Halloween Ends” and a new TV spin-off from the “Supernatural” franchise.”.
Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows
Live theater is uniquely tested by the virus, one reason it will be among the last sectors to return to normal. It's not technically live theater, but its soul is theatrical. Play and musical licensor Concord Theatricals says theater companies across the country are looking for flexibility in case of virus restrictions. Launched shortly before the pandemic with 15 podcasts, the theater shutdown initially wiped out its revenue streams, advertising and sponsorship. “It’s not anything that will ever replace live theater, but it’s an extension.
HBO's 'Coastal Elites' cast tackles social satire, anxiety
LOS ANGELES For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's Coastal Elites in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge. I mean, what else could happen to me? Midler said during an online news conference Wednesday about the social satire. Midler said she welcomed the chance to take part in the project but couldnt ignore the oddity of making it. The connection actors share on a set is what Im usually the most interested in and inspired by, Paulson said. So its a little frightening.Midler said she did gain some emotional release from making the series.
Kaitlyn Dever on Shouldering an 'Unbelievable' Real-Life Burden (Exclusive)
"And it was weird to really feel for Marie in those moments, but also stay in that zone and in the character as well. Dever shows the burden of an unfair life in the resigned slump of her shoulders and the sting of expected trauma in her silent tears. "Everything that I've done has helped me in some way for each project I've done," Dever says of the comparison. So it was really, really helpful." However, for Dever, those accolades, and any others to come, pale in comparison to one single review of the series -- from the real-life Marie Adler.