A Tim Burton Movie Waiting to Happen

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Even 19th century New York had its cat ladies—and the New York Tribune wrote about one Lower East Side cat lady’s curious tale. “On Division Street, about midway between Essex and Norfolk Streets, in this city, stands a three-story, dilapidated wooden building, that evidently dates back to the Dutch period of the city,” stated the […]

via The curious 1870s cat hospital on Division Street — Ephemeral New York

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Jara Henry Valenta was a Czech-born American artist who made his way to New York City in 1934. Here he painted this scene of a lonely East River power generating station, with New York Hospital and the Queensboro Bridge in the background. His waterfront—we’re on the Manhattan Brooklyn side—feels stark and remote. Off to the […]

via Silence and stillness of the 1930s East River — Ephemeral New York

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is A Smash As Broadway Box Office Chills — Deadline

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Broadway had a ho-hum week typical of January — save for one new show that’s performing at a Hamilton-ian level in terms of ticket sales and bodies in seats. That would be Dear Evan Hansen, whose producing cadre includes the Shubert Organization, virtually every major independent Broadway player and two of the country’s top non-profit theaters.…

via ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is A Smash As Broadway Box Office Chills — Deadline

‘Twin Peaks’ Gets Premiere Date, Episode Count On Showtime

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The wait is over — Twin Peaks, the follow-up to David Lynch’s cult ABC series, will debut on Showtime on May 21 at 9 PM with a two-hour premiere, Showtime president David Nevins announced at the top of the network’s TCA session today. Immediately after the premiere, episodes 3 and 4 will also be made…

via ‘Twin Peaks’ Gets Premiere Date, Episode Count On Showtime -TCA — Deadline

‘La La Land’ Named Best Movie of the Year at Capri Hollywood Fest

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Lionsgate’s musical romance “La La Land” took home the top honor at the 21st edition of the Capri Hollywood International Film Festival, with the Italian fest naming the movie best film of the year. The award was announced Monday by festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone,……

via ‘La La Land’ Named Best Movie of the Year at Capri Hollywood Fest — Variety