Harry BeaumontThis is the first musical to win a Best Picture Oscar and often is considered the granddaddy of all MGM musicals. Anita Page and Bessie Love star as two sisters in love with the same man. Year: 1929 Director: Harry Beaumont Starring: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love.
Francis Ford CoppolaIn this lavish, 1930s-era drama, Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide. Now, Francis Ford Coppola's extraordinary film is brought to vivid new life in THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE. Featuring never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the storylines, this remastered and beautifully restored version represents Coppola's fully realized vision of the Cotton Club.
Charles WaltersWinner of an Oscar for its wonderful musical score, this Irving Berlin musical classic is sure to entertain the whole family. Starring the elegant Fred Astaire ("The Gay Divorcee," "Funny Face," "Top Hat," "The Towering Inferno") as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller ("Kiss Me Kate") so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland ("The Wizard
of Oz," "A Star is Born," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("Gigi," "An American in Paris").
Featuring a spectacle of song, dance, and costume. With the Rat Pack's Peter Lawford ("A Royal Wedding," "Little Women").
Robert Z. LeonardOne of the top-grossing films of 1937, Maytime is the poignant, glorious musical that has long been acknowledged as a supreme masterpiece of its genre. See and hear Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy at the height of their vocal powers and popularity. John Barrymore gives a thunderous portrayal as Nicolai Nazaroff, the egocentric voice teacher whose jealousy proves to be fatal. Marcia (MacDonald), young and beautiful, is an opera singer, the toast of Napoleon III's Paris. Paul (Eddy) is an American voice student, homesick and penniless. They meet and fall in love. Unfortunately, she has just accepted Nazaroff's proposal of marriage. Maytime's many highlights include Sigmund Romberg's lovely theme song, "Will You Remember? (Sweetheart, Sweetheart, Sweetheart)", the superb Russian opera sequence adapted from Tchaikovsky's "Fifth Symphony" and the ghostly, flower-strewn finale, one of motion-picture history's most touching scenes.
Pete Townshend & The WhoThis classic rock opera is brought energetically to life by an outstanding cast including many stars of the rock music industry. Told through the remarkable music of The Who, this is the story of Tommy, who, when just a boy of six, witnessed the murder of his father by his mother (Ann-Margaret) and her lover (Oliver Reed). They command him, "You didn't hear it, you didn't see it, and you won't say anything to anyone." As a result, the traumatized boy retreats into the shadows of his mind and becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Growing into manhood. Tommy (Roger Daltrey) is subjected to several bizarre cure attempts by The Acid Queen (Tina Turner), the Preacher (Eric Clapton), and the Specialist (Jack Nicholson). In spite of his handicap, Tommy defeats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes the champ, attaining a devoted following. When he is finally cured, he is hailed by his fans as a "Messiah."
Michael KiddArchaeologist Andrew Larabee tunnels below an English meadow, seeking a rare historical relic. His shoveling takes him back to the surface…and into the lions' cage during a circus act. Just like that, a star – or at least a Joey -- is born. A Joey is circus-speak for clown and who better to play that clown than Danny Kaye? The effusive star unleashes his singing, swooning and jesting talents in this bright musical-comedy tale of circus extravaganza and romantic complications. Famed choreographer Michael Kidd (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) makes his lone movie directorial effort one to cheer the heart, particularly with the rolling-bicycle number. Everything Is Tickety-Boo and in the center-ring-romp Salud. Have a Merry Andrew time!
Mervyn LeRoyDick Powell ("Murder, My Sweet") joins Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Joan Blondell ("Grease," "The Blue Veil") in this Oscar-nominated musical about three chorus girls who recruit a millionaire to keep their show going and help in their pursuit to marry rich husbands.
Cory McAbeeSpace travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Written, directed, and starring Cory McAbee of the legendary cult band "The Billy Nayer Show," this sci-fi, musical-western uses flinty black and white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier. We follow Curtis on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while pursued by an enigmatic killer, Professor Hess. The film features music by "The Billy Nayer Show" and some of the most original rock n' roll scenes ever committed to film.
Miloš FormanThe explosive musical about New York hippie culture in the shadow of the Vietnam War. America’s First Great Rock Musical is as relevant today as it was when it debuted on Broadway in 1967. Treat Williams, John Savage & Beverly D’Angelo star.
Barbra StreisandBased on a short story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah. Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings. Circumstances of Jewish law force the "boy" Yentl to marry a girl (Amy Irving), but the concealment must continue and Yentl must invent reasons for a long-delayed "consumation" of the marriage. Finally, she reveals her secret to her bride, who, after a time of shock, accepts Yentl for what she is.
Richard ThorpeFred Astaire, Vera-Ellen and Red Skelton star in this musical biography based on the lives and career of one of the United States' greatest songwriting teams--Three Little Words. From the moment they meet, lyricist and vaudeville star Bert Kalmar (Astaire--Silk Stockings, Easter Parade, Top Hat) and piano player and song huckster Harry Ruby (Skelton--"The Red Skelton Show") are destined for great things. The two have nothing in common except, together, the ability to craft chart-topping songs and the lifelong friendship that grows between them. Now, through work, women, setbacks and success these two reach the heights of their profession and overcome a rift that threatens to divide them forever.
Melvin Frank & Norman PanamaDanny Kaye plays kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins who disguises himself as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. Hawkins infiltrates the court of the evil villain Basil Rathbone, but when a sorceress hypnotizes him, royal chaos ensues.
Boris SagalRock legend Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock," "Viva Las Vegas") stars in this entertaining musical about a rock singer who is hired to chaperone a gangster's daughter in Fort Lauderdale. Gary Crosby ("Which Way to the Front?") and Emmy-nominee Shelley Fabares (TV's "Coach") co-star in this fun film. Great music and dance scenes.
Sam WoodThe zany Marx Brothers turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protégé's romance with the leading lady. Considered by many to be the Brothers' finest big budget adventure. Co-starring Marxian regular Margaret Dumont ("Coconuts") and Allan Jones ("Show Boat"). A fun-filled musical romp. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry and recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the top 400 American Films of all time.
Charles WaltersDebbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain," "Mother") received an Oscar-nomination for her portrayal of a determined backwoods gal who aspires to become the wealthiest woman in Denver during the late 1800s. Not only does she succeed, she also survives the sinking of the Titanic! Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Score, this high-spirited musical classic is based on a true story. Also stars Oscar-winner Ed Begley ("Sweet Bird of Youth") and Oscar-nominee Hermione Baddeley (TV's "Maude").
Gerald PottertonBased on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy Metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood's animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb's dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, Heavy Metal set the standard for alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!
Mervyn LeRoyThis musical version of the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee tells the bittersweet story about an aggressive stage mother and the effects of her devotion to her two young daughters (Natalie Wood, "West Side Story," and Ann Jillian, TV's "It's a Living"), as she vows to make each of them into the star that she never was. Great music and lyrics are provided by the team of Stephen Sondheim ("West Side Story," "Dick Tracy," "Sweet Charity") and Jule Styne ("Funny Girl").
Michael CurtizElvis Presley delivers one of his finest early performances in King Creole. Elvis plays a teenager named Danny Fisher, who is forced to drop out of school to help support his ineffective father (Dean Jagger). Drawn to trouble like a magnet, Danny is saved from a jail term by New Orleans saloon-keeper Charlie Le Grand (Paul Stewart), who gives the boy a job as a singer. It isn't long, however, before local gang boss Maxie Fields (Walter Matthau), a shadowy figure from Danny's criminal past, puts the muscle on the boy, insisting that Danny sing at his establishment. To lure Danny to his side of the fence, Maxie relies upon the seductive charms of his gun moll Ronnie (Carolyn Jones), while Danny's true love Nellie (Dolores Hart) suffers on the sidelines. In addition to the expected musical numbers (which are cleverly integrated into the storyline), the film's highlight is a brief exchange of fisticuffs between Elvis and Walter Matthau. Together with Jailhouse Rock, King Creole is one of t
George ScribnerExperience a magical adventure, filled with friendship, fun and "paws-itively" cool music in Oliver and Company! Oliver, a feisty young cat, explores New York in this thrilling animated classic cleverly based on Charles Dickens' timeless story, Oliver Twist -- featuring unforgettable songs performed by musical greats Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and Bette Midler! Joined by a pack of hilarious characters -- dogs Dodger, Tito and their pals -- Oliver knows he's found a lifelong friend and a real home.
Jacques DemyAn angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.
Tom HooperOscar®-winning director Tom Hooper transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering musical into a cinematic event. Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward. With a world-class cast of dancers showcasing styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, this film reimagines the stage musical for a new generation. You will believe in the fun and magic of Cats.
Chris StokesAt Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers-and their moves-two warring friends have to pull together to represent the street. Combining a sexy story and the best dance moves to hit the screen, You Got Served is a fast-moving urban drama with a hip-hop heart of steel. Starring Marques Houston of IMX, Omari of B2K, Lil' Kim and comedian Steve Harvey.
Robert GreenwaldXanadu is a look at the future and a loving remembrance of the way things were in the heyday of Hollywood. The musical score includes the hit songs "Magic," "I'm Alive," "All Over the World," "Suddenly," and the title song "Xanadu." Olivia Newton-John will dazzle your senses with her luminous beauty and fabulous voice. She and Gene Kelly star in this mesmerizing musical fantasy. The '40s meets the '80s in Xanadu, a very special love story and the first lavish, old-fashioned musical to utilize today's music.
George SidneySuperstar Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") stars as a race-car driver who falls for a pretty swimming instructor (Oscar and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ann Margret "Grumpy Old Men") who wants him to slow down his career. One the King's all-time classics, featuring a collection of great songs, including "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and the title track. Co-starring Oscar-nominee William Demarest ("The Lady Eve," TV's "My Three Sons").
Howard HawksCelebrate 75 Years of Glamour from 20th Century Fox! Two glamorous showgirls have everything a girl could want – except engagement rings! In a quest for true love, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and her gold digger pal Dorothy (Jane Russell) set sail on a luxury-liner for France. While on board, the pair hit rocky waters when a manipulative detective (Elliot Reid), an over-aged millionaire (Charles Coburn), and the entire men's Olympic Gymnastics team try to put an anchor in their marriage-minded mischief. It's a wild and joyous funny ride across the Atlantic as Lorelei and Dorothy plan and plot a way to land their men!
Blake EdwardsOut-of-work singer Julie Andrews conspires with Robert Preston to pose as a female impersonator in order to get work on the Paris cabaret circuit. But her sudden success becomes complicated when American night club operator James Garner falls in love with her, correctly believing she really is a woman. Laughs pile up as Andrews tries to maintain the charade while Garner's jealous girlfriend, Lesley Ann Warren, tries to uncover the truth.
Richard AttenboroughThe high voltage story of a group of young performers who audition for the chorus of a Broadway musical. Zach a famous Broadway producer, who is holding auditions for a new Broadway musical. As armies of dancers are brought on stage to audition for Zach, he sits in the darkened recesses of the theater, puffing on a cigarette and deciding which hopeful dancers will be in the chorus line. When he has reduced the dancers to 16 men and women, Zach asks each of them to step to the footlights and tell him about their lives, loves and dreams.
Carol ReedExperience the high-spirited adventures of Oliver Twist in this Oscar-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale! Young Oliver (Mark Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the lovable villain, Fagin (Ron Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own. Set to a heartfelt score that includes such favorites as "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?" and "As Long As He Needs Me," "Oliver!" leads us on a journey in search of love, belonging and honor among thieves. Winner of six Academy Awards (1968), including Best Picture and BestScore, "Oliver!" will steal your heart!
Alan ParkerFew times in the history of Hollywood has a film been released with the scope and daring of Evita! Now, experience this landmark achievement as entertainment megastar Madonna -- in the role of a lifetime -- joins Antonio Banderas (Assassins, Desperado) for the year's most talked about motion picture event! Directed by award-winning filmmaker Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning), Evita is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron (Madonna), who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever! Winner of the coveted Academy Award for Best Song (1996) and 3 Golden Globe Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Song) -- critics nationwide hailed Evita as a triumphant must-see masterpiece -- and so will you!
Sidney LumetEase on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross.
Vincente MinnelliWinner of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Screenplay, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American woman (Oscar-nominee Nina Foch) and a French dancer (Oscar-nominee Leslie Caron). Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain") received a special Oscar citation for his stunning ground- breaking choreography. Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Directed by the brilliant Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi").
Patricia BirchGiven the runaway success of Grease, which became the biggest-grossing movie musical of all time, it was all but inevitable that there would be a sequel, and four years later this follow-up brought a new group of kids back to Rydell High. It's 1961, and Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the tough leader of the Pink Ladies, while Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) is a clean-cut British exchange student. Michael likes Stephanie, but the Pink Ladies' by-laws prevent her from dating guys who aren't members of the T-Birds, their affiliated male gang. However, when a Zorro-like masked avenger on a motorcycle rescues Stephanie from a gang of ill-mannered toughs, she's eager to get to know the hero with the cool wheels. Any guesses as to who he might be? Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, and Dody Goodman return from the first film as members of the Rydell High faculty, while actual '50s teen icons Tab Hunter and Connie Stevens are on board as new members of the staff; Didi Conn as Frenchy is t
Nick MorrisLET THE SPECTACLE ASTOUND YOU! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.
Susan StromanNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their award-winning roles in the hilariously funny film of the record-breaking Broadway smash-hit. Scheming producer Max Bialystock (Lane) and his mousy accountant, Leo Bloom (Broderick), discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money by producing a Broadway flop than they can with a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? Co-starring sexy Uma Thurman and comedy genius Will Ferrell, The Producers is a fun-filled, side-splitting comedy.
Walter LangThis visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.
Stanley DonenWhen the eldest of seven Oregon frontier brothers announces his marriage plans, the others follow his advice and kidnap six beautiful women of their own. It's a rollicking musical delight as the brothers compete for the women's affections with raucous song and dance. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Screenplay, it won an Oscar for its outstanding musical score. Starring Howard Keel ("Kiss Me Kate," TV's "Dallas"), Jane Powell ("Royal Wedding"), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn ("Peyton Place") and the original "Catwoman," Julie Newmar (TV's "Batman"). Directed by Stanley Donen ("Singin' In the Rain," "Damn Yankees").
Bob FosseWillkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. The winner of eight Academy Awards, it boasts a score by the legendary songwriting partnership behind another film that would energize the movie musical genre with equal razzle-dazzle 30 years later: Chicago's John Kander and Fred Ebb. Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. Cabaret caught lightning (and won Oscars) for Minnelli, Grey and director Bob Fosse, who shaped a triumph of style and substance. Come to this Cabaret, old chum. You'll never want to leave.
Julie TaymorAcross the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is "the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album." (Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)
Nick MorrisExperience the event of a lifetime with this spectacular 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written, Les Misérables. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. With a phenomenal all-star cast, including pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Tony® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians, revel in the songs of the unforgettable characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.
Kenny OrtegaNewsies is the true story of a courageous group of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. Determined to make their dreams come true, they find the courage to challenge the powerful from coast to coast.
Norman JewisonNorman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka. Tevye the milkman, played by Israeli actor Topol, is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the romantic entanglements of his five daughters, and the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews. Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, he does not answer but he is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when his oldest daughter Tzeitel falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil after he has already arranged a marriage between her and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. When Tevye and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions he must find a way to change hi
Chris ColumbusBased on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.
Tim BurtonJohnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.
Jerome Robbins & Robert WiseTwo gangs from opposite sides of the street. One romance that dared to cross the line. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the Broadway smash-hit musical West Side Story broke box office records and won an incredible 10 Academy Awards, more than any other musical before or since. On the streets of New York City, two gangs (the Sharks and the Jets) battle for territory and respect. But when Tony, the leader of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Sharks leader Bernardo, a chain of events is set in motion that will tear their worlds apart forever. Featuring music from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and songs like “America,” “Somewhere,” and “Tonight,” this timeless story of star crossed lovers and rival gangs races to a shattering climax you will never forget.
Adam ShankmanIt's 1962, and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion--to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can the trendsetting Tracy win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in, despite the program's scheming stage manager? All she needs is her best friend Penny, a toe- tappin' beat - and a little HAIRSPRAY!
Adam ShankmanIn 1987 Los Angeles at the height of glam rock, infamous and outrageous rock star Stacee Jaxx performs at Hollywood's legendary Bourbon Room club as it faces its final countdown. Meanwhile, an aspiring musician and a small town girl meet pursuing their dreams of music fame. The story unfolds through high energy dancing and heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.
Jim SharmanPart campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality and cannibalism. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation! Join Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and rock star Meat Loaf in the most popular cult classic of all time.
Joel SchumacherFrom director Joel Schumacher ("Phone Booth," "A Time to Kill") comes this big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit stage musical! The Phantom, a disfigured musical genius, haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. He takes an interest in a young singer and, through tutelage and terror, helps her rise to stardom, only to see her fall in love with a handsome young man. The Phantom vows revenge and kidnaps her to be his eternal bride, but ultimately is transformed by the compassion of the young woman, and the love she feels for her young man, making the ultimate sacrifice in order that she may live and be happy. Starring Gerard Butler ("300," "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"), Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "Mystic River"), Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson ("The Hours," "Sleepy Hollow"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Wilson ("Hard Candy," TV's "Angels in America"), Simon Callow ("Shakespeare in L
Rob MarshallInto the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics.
David Mallet & Steven PimlottDiscover Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fun filled musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Inspired by the record breaking London Palladium production, it stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colorful journey through Ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the rags to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs including Close Every Door to Me, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for all the family.
Rob MarshallIn a mischievous, musical adventure, an adorable orphan named Annie escapes a run-down orphanage and the dastardly Miss Hannigan and her no-good brother. Annie charms the pants off of big-hearted billionaire Oliver Warbucks along with the President of the United States!
Stanley Donen & Gene KellyGene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice.
Bill Condon & Martin RichardsAt a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (ZetaJones) and spotlight seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there's only room for one legend!
Morton DacostaRobert Preston encores his Broadway triumph as Professor Harold Hill; Academy Award winner Shirley Jones stars as Marian the Librarian; and all the wonderful music, color and small-town charm of River City, Iowa, in 1912 come to life in this charming romance of a con man who falls in love and stays when he should take the money and get out of town. But just as Hill is expecting the townspeople to realize they have been duped, he witnesses a musical miracle ... which he leads as The Music Man.
UnknownA Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in "Sunday in the Park with George," book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to life. While the painting depicts people gathered on an island in the Seine, the musical goes beyond simply describing their lives. It is an exploration of art, of love, of commitment. Seurat connected dots to create images; Lapine and Sondheim use connection as the heart of all our relationships. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Robert WiseRodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, “The Sound of Music” is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.
David MalletAndrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. “Memory”, one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then Cats has smashed records and conquered the world. Breathtaking visuals and full digital sound (that has been completely re-recorded with a seventy piece orchestra) will lead you deep into the mysterious world of Cats.
Randal KleiserJohn Travolta solidified his position as the most versatile and magnetic screen presence of the decade in this film version of the smash hit play Grease. Recording star Olivia Newton–John made her American film debut as Sandy, Travolta's naive love interest. The impressive supporting cast reads like a "who's who" in this quintessential musical about the fabulous '50s. Grease is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade – it's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll.
Phyllida LloydSophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth - as well as up-andcomers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.
Fred ZinnemannSet in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award® winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."
Lloyd BaconWhat's a chorine to do after her show flops? Become a gold digger! The cuties do so en masse as the Gold Diggers of 1937, kicking Depression Era blues in the keester. Dick Powell plays an insurance agent with musical ambitions, Joan Blondell is a showgirl who gives up spangles for a stenographer's pad and … well, who watches any Diggers for its plot? Instead, watch as dance creator Busby Berkeley turns a garden party into a tap-happy romp. Blondell leads leggy soldiers in a banner-waving, precision-formation "All's Fair in Love and War" spectacle that's Berkeley at his showy best as Powell croons a lullaby, "With Plenty of Money and You." In short, there are plenty of reasons to watch again and again.
Norman TaurogRock'n'roll legend and screen star Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock") stars as a photographer who accepts two lucrative jobs and manages to keep them both by bouncing back and forth between the two. Of course, he finds time to sing a few songs along the way! Co-starring pop crooner Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent (TV's "Bewitched," "Operation Petticoat") and versatile character actor Sterling Holloway, who provided voices for many classic Disney characters. Directed by Oscar-winner Norman Taurog ("Boys Town," "Speedway").
Robert WiseJean Simmons, Paul Douglas and Anthony Franciosa star in producer Joe Pasternak's delightful production which was called "the kind of movie audiences hunger for but all too infrequently get". Anne Leeds (Simmons) is a schoolteacher looking for part-time work. She lands a job as a secretary at a nightclub, working for two partners: Rocco (Douglas), a nice, decent type of guy who has Anne's best interests at heart, and Tony (Franciosa), a handsome swinger for whom Anne falls, much to Rocco's chagrin. Adding a bit of spice – and some musical entertainment – to the story are Joan Blondell, Julie Wilson, J. Carrol Naish, ZaSu Pitts and more in supporting roles.
Edward BuzzellShip Ahoy, a patriotic musical comedy of the WWII era, swings to the tempo of its big-band times. Eleanor Powell plays a leggy lead dancer on a cruise ship who is asked to transport a mine to Puerto Rico. Neither she nor her pulp-fiction-author beau (Red Skelton) knows she's actually working for spies –who got the idea from one of his potboiler novels! The supporting cast includes Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz) and Virginia O'Brien (Till the Clouds Roll By). All of the festivities are set to the swing of Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra featuring a very young Frank Sinatra as vocalist.
Edward BuzzellA witty masquerade, fabulous dancing and a gorgeous tropical locale give this land-inspired musical an exotic appeal. Handsome movie heartthrob Brooks Mason (Robert Young) is tired of being besieged by adoring fans. When he meets his exact double, a shy Hawaiian plantation owner named George Smith (also played by Young), they decide to switch for a month. While Mason blissfully sails off to Hawaii he meets and falls in love with a beautiful dancer (Eleanor Powell) – but when he arrives in Honolulu he finds Smith's fiancée Cecilia, who's ready to marry. Meanwhile, poor Smith has been sent to a New York hospital, thanks to overzealous fans. Two women and one crazy scheme add up to double trouble for Mason, and all of a sudden the game's no fun…until Smith's grinning houseboy, Wong, gets a bright idea. The unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen add to the fun in this hilarious tale of mistaken identities and true love.
William A. SeiterFun's in fashion when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (plus Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott) enter the ultrachic Parisian world of high fashion in Roberta. The third Astaire/Rogers film, a silky screen adaptation of the 1933 Broadway hit, has all that fans have come to expect from the pair's movies: a jaunty romantic plot, fabulous sets, memorable music and above all, incomparable dance magic to match the score. "The most pleasant moments in Roberta," Time reported, "arrive when Astaire and Rogers turn the story upside down and dance on it." Astaire may sing I Won't Dance. But his feet betray him.
Edwin L. MarinEager to make a name in radio, ex-vaudevillian Frank Merriweather (Frank Morgan) hits the airwaves by playing all the roles in a skit about Martian invaders. He plays the parts too well, raising panic in the streets and causing station brass to fire him. Hullabaloo's spoof of the Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds radio event is an antic highlight of this movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career – all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!). Joining Morgan for the fun is a mix of screen veterans (Billie Burke, Donald Meek), rising talents (Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Jr.) and specialty performers that include deadpan song stylist Virginia O'Brien and 31-year-old tenor Charles Holland as a singing bellhop. Holland would find operatic success in Europe and make his long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 73.
Tim Kashani & Kent NicholsonSet in the English town of Highbury during the Summer of 1961 and filled with some of Austen’s most beloved characters including Harriet Smith, Robert Martin, Frank Churchill and Mr. George Knightly, EMMA is the romantic tale of a spirited young woman determined to arrange matches for her friends. But when matchmaking becomes more hindering than helpful, Emma starts to learn what it truly means to be in love and realizes that the match she is more likely to make might just be her own. Tony Nominee Paul Gordon’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation re-imagines Austen’s classic in mid-century modern while keeping the language fans have come to adore intact. Staged in a theatre but shot like a film, EMMA is the first “Soundstage Musical,” a groundbreaking new approach to making musicals that allows theatre to become more accessible and sustainable in the 21st Century.
Raj KapoorSunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter of an army Captain. The trio grows up and Sunder falls head-over-heels in love with Radha, but she as well as her parents reject him. Sunder decides to prove himself to be worthy of them and enrolls in the Indian Air Force but mysteriously disappears, and is believed to be dead. Is he actually dead or will he come back to his love Radha?
Frederick De CordovaThe Mississippi River's never seen as many wild twists as in this spirited and extravagant riverboat ride, which stars the King of Rock'n'Roll Elvis Presley and the lovely Donna Douglas of "The Beverly Hillbillies!" Featuring hilarious support from Harry Morgan ("M.A.S.H.") and eleven original Presley tunes as well as his motion-picture dancing debut, Frankie and Johnny is a "sure-fire romppretty girls, a toe-tapping score and Elvis all the way" (Variety)! Presley is Johnny, a riverboat singer whose life, according to girlfriend and singing partner Frankie (Douglas),has become "one great big roulette wheel." And he's so obsessed with that wheel of misfortune that when a gypsy woman prescribes a redhead to be his good luck charm, Johnny sets out to find one. Trouble is, Frankie is most definitely a blonde...and a jealous blonde at that. When she sees Johnny with curvaceous carrot-top Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack of The Silencers), Frankie decides that she'll break off her romance with Johnn
Roy Del RuthGolden Globe-winner Jack Benny (TV's "The Jack Benny Show," "To Be or Not to Be") plays an ambitious Broadway columnist who uses an innocent dancer to frame a producer. This entertaining comedy co-stars Eleanor Powell ("That's Dancing!," "Born to Dance") and Golden Globe-winner Robert Taylor ("Waterloo Bridge," "Camille"). Nominated for multiple Oscars, including Best Picture. Winner for Best Dance Direction.
Robert Z. LeonardSaddling up for this song-filled sagebrusher are Jeanette MacDonald as Mary and Nelson Eddy as Ramerez, her gold-hearted desperado. But Sheriff Rance (Walter Pidgeon of Mrs. Miniver) turns the twosome into a triangle. He's got an eye for Mary and nothing would please him more than to hold a hanging for Ramerez. To its top-rate stars and songs, The Girl of the Golden West adds a buckboard of delights. Among them are Leo Carrillo as Eddy's sidekick and Buddy Ebsen (TV's The Beverly Hillbillies) singing "The West Ain't Wild Anymore." Maybe it ain't so wild anymore, but with MacDonald and Eddy it's a lot of fun!
H.C. PotterAward-winning dancers Fred Astaire ("Top Hat," "Easter Parade") and Ginger Rogers ("Top Hat," "Stage Door") star in the true story of the ballroom dancing team who rose to international acclaim at the turn of the century. Fun-filled musical featuring outstanding Rogers and Astaire song and dance numbers.
Stanley DonenWhen a temperamental star walks out of a big Broadway show, it's time to Give a Girl a Break. But which of the hopefuls will land the lead? Suzy (Debbie Reynolds) brings pizzazz. Joanna (Helen Wood) offers swellegant sophistication. And lovely Madelyn (Marge Champion) is the director's former dance partner and former love. This breezy backstager is memorable for its Burton Lane-Ira Gershwin score and for the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of three legendary musical-world directors: Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain) behind the camera and Gower Champion and Bob Fosse (future directors of, respectively, Broadway's Hello, Dolly and Chicago) bringing dazzling dance grace and physicality to the other side of the lens.
Sidney LanfieldAn eccentric New York theater owner has his eye on the beautiful chorus girl Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). His wife has her eye on him. Sheila has her eye on the show's choreographer Robert Curtis (Fred Astaire). Having been discovered, the boss throws Robert into the middle of a comedic cover-up that eventually forces Robert to flee into the Army. Robert will never get rich as a private, but at least he's out of his predicament - or is he? When Rita Hayworth was paired to star opposite Fred Astaire in the musical comedy "You'll Never Get Rich," the press speculated that the two might be mismatched. Then Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohen insisted on the pairing, and correctly so. All skeptics were silenced as Hayworth more than proved her dancing abilities, establishing her as one of the best partners Astaire ever had - Ginger Rodgers notwithstanding. She quite literally became Columbia's hottest property of the '40s with LIFE magazine quickly dubbing her the "Love Goddess" of Holl
Vincente MinnelliThe greatest showman on earth is now the greatest showman in heaven as Flo Ziegfeld looks down from paradise on a revue of musical and comedy acts like no other ever before when the world famous Ziegfeld girls star with the biggest stars of the time in the Ziegfeld Follies.
George StevensThat dancin' duo - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - sweep the floor again in this Oscar-winning romantic musical comedy about a dancer who tries to make it big in order to prove himself worthy of his fiancee. His plans take a turn for the unexpected when he falls for his dance partner. Featuring wonderful song and dance numbers by Oscar-honoree Astaire ("Easter Parade," "The Gay Divorcee") and Oscar-winner Rogers ("Kitty Foyle," "Stage Door"). Directed by 12-time Oscar-nominee George Stevens ("Giant," "Shane"). Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.
John RichThe year was 1967. It's Packers vs. Chiefs in the first Super Bowl. Twiggy is a supermodel sensation. America's 100,000,000th telephone is installed. And Elvis dives for dollars in Easy Come, Easy Go. On his last day in the Navy, frogman Elvis discovers a sunken treasure ship. On his first day as a civilian, Elvis starts his new job-self-employed treasure hunter! Fans will dig these treasures, too: Rockin' tunes, romance with a go-go dancer, underwater action, and The King twisted like a human pretzel at a groovy '60's yogafest! Costarring Elsa Lanchester (Bride of Frankenstein).
John Francis DillonCafe hostess Sally (Marilyn Miller) aspires to leave her humble beginnings in an orphanage to become a dancer. She is loved by Blair Farell, of an aristocratic family, but his father has arranged a match with another woman. Forced to leave the cafe when she spills food on the suit of Otis Hooper, a booking agent, Sally gets a job at the Balkan Tavern. Encouraged to dance for the customers, Sally is a sensation. Now she's on her way to a big Broadway show...but can she still land her true love, Blair?
Robert AltonSwimming superstar Esther Williams plays an American vacationing in Tahiti, and celebrity baritone Howard Keel stars as the clueless American who mistakes her as an island native, falls in love with her and woos her with the Pagan Love Song. When Ohio schoolteacher Hazard Endicott (Keel--Kiss Me Kate, "Dallas") moves to Tahiti to live on an island plantation he has inherited, he soon realizes that he loves Mimi Bennett (Williams--Million Dollar Mermaid, Dangerous When Wet)... and that he has no idea how to farm the land he owns. Somehow, during tropical-island water ballets and love songs crooned by Endicott, and with the help of islanders Tavae (Charles Mauu--Road to Bali) and Terru (Academy Award winner Rita Moreno--West Side Story, "Oz"), both the plantation and love blossom in this musical romance.
Peter H. HuntYou'll be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in 1776, a musical about the birth of a nation! With the Boston Harbor still stained from over-taxed British tea, a revolution is brewing in the colonies! And now England has thousands of troops headed for America's shores to squelch her subjects' freedom-loving spirit! It's up to John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to convince a stubborn congress of British colonists to unite as American patriots and turn the inevitable war with England into a Declaration of Independence!
Tim JanisButtons: A Christmas Tale is the magical, musical story that shows believing can be the greatest gift of all. Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury), they discover that miracles really can happen when you find the power to believe. From director Tim Janis, this inspiring holiday film for the whole family features an all-star cast including Jane Seymour, Roma Downey and Abigail Spencer, and is narrated by Kate Winslet and Robert Redford, with a special song by Sir Paul McCartney.
George SidneyPal Joey stars Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak in a sophisticated musical comedy. Sinatra plays Joey Evans, a cabaret singer who romances wealthy socialite Hayworth into financing his own nightclub, but then falls for voluptuous chorine Novak. Pal Joey took 17 years to get to the screen. Based on a series of stories written as letters by John O'Hara for The New Yorker, the letters were all signed "Your Pal Joey" by a mythical dancer. O'Hara later adapted the stories as a book for the Broadway musical which starred Gene Kelly. When Columbia bought the film rights, studio chief Harry Cohn wanted Kelly for the lead and Hayworth for the younger role of Linda. But Kelly was already contracted to MGM and the project was shelved. At one time, Billy Wilder was interested in doing the picture with Marlon Brando and Mae West but the studio passed. It finally took the combined talents of Hayworth, Sinatra and newcomer Kim Novak to bring Pal Joey to the screen. The gossip columns were f
UnknownComposer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his powerful opera based on Shakespeare’s last play, in Robert Lepage’s brilliantly inventive production. Simon Keenlyside is the magician Prospero, who conjures the storm that shipwrecks his enemies and sets in motion the course of events. Rising Met stars Isabel Leonard and Alek Shrader are the young lovers, Miranda and Ferdinand, Alan Oke sings the sinister Caliban, and Audrey Luna gives a memorable performance as the sprite Ariel.
Nick MeadIn the spirit of “The Full Monty” and “The Commitments, ” SWING is the heartwarming story of working class friends who break free from their bleak Liverpool lives to follow their dreams and launch a swing band. Starring worldwide singing sensation Lisa Stansfield, Hugo Speer and Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
David ButlerMusical stars Doris Day ("Pillow Talk") and Ray Bolger ("The Wizard of Oz") find love on land and sea, but not without some humorous complications in this lively classic. As a chorus girl mistakenly sent to Paris on a cultural junket, Day meets up with diplomat Bolger and the dance of romance begins.
UnknownA modern-day version of the gospels, opening with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young New Yorkers from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime. Jesus' ministry ends with a last supper, his Crucifixion in a junkyard, and, the following morning, his body being carried aloft by his apostles back into the world of the living on the streets of New York.
Sidney LanfieldThree women, three different situations: Whitney (Williams), a rich girl who leaves her groom at the altar; Una (Vivian Blaine), a shopgirl whose desire to marry is continually thwarted by the duty assignments of her sailor boyfriend; Mary Kate (Joan Evans), who was left at the altar by a hesitant fiancé. Soon, all three women report for induction at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and end up roommates. What follows is a frothy and fun musical buoyed by a chipper cast and seven tunes by Ralph Blane and Harry Warren. Skirts Ahoy! features two swim numbers with Williams and a star turn by Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van, who sparkle in a special song-and-dance routine to "Oh By Jingo!" Ahoy, indeed!
Norman TaurogElvis Presley, the rock'n'roll king, stars as a singing race-car driver who must choose among three beautiful and appealing females in this high-speed musical romp. Co-starring Emmy-nominee Shelley Fabares ("Coach").
Sight & Sound TheatresFrom the big stage to the big screen, Sight & Sound Theatres® presents: Moses, a spectacular entertainment experience for your whole family! Set adrift as a baby and now wandering in the wilderness, Moses is one unlikely hero—until God calls him into action. From the Nile River to the Red Sea, journey with Moses as he leads God’s people on an amazing adventure toward the Promised Land. Filmed in front of a live audience at Sight & Sound in Lancaster, PA, Moses is an original stage production experienced by nearly two million people.
Roy RowlandLady Luck is in the building. Ever since rancher Chuck Rodman (Dan Dailey) grabbed the hand of a passing ballerina, he can't lose. Hold her hand at the roulette table…winner! At the slots…jackpot! Take the danseuse to the homestead to meet mama…a dry oil wellcomes in! Think maybe the duo should hold hands at the altar? Lovely Cyd Charisse is en pointe for this musical showpiece set in part in the mid-century chic of the Sands Hotel and peppered with credited and uncredited star turns from Old Blue Eyes, Lena Horne, Debbie Reynolds, Frankie Laine, Peter Lorre – the list goes on. Capping the fun: Charisse's bebop ballet Frankie & Johnny, voiced by Sammy Davis, Jr. Hit me, daddy-o!
Norman TaurogThe year was 1962. Teens twist at the Peppermint Lounge. John Glenn orbits Earth. Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single game. And Elvis digs the possibilities of Girls! Girls! Girls! This time he's a charter-boat skipper who helps tourists land the big ones. Of course, plenty of beautiful girls (including Stella Stevens) want to land Elvis. But there's something Elvis likes almost as much as romance–a boat! He yearns for a sleek sailboat with a $10,000 price tag. Let's see, that makes him about $9,999 short.
David ButlerThe screen version of "No, No, Nanette" in which an actress/heiress bets her uncle that she can say "no" to every question for the length of a weekend. If she wins, she gets the chance to star in her own Broadway show. Lively musical with film greats Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson and Eve Arden.
Vincente MinnelliOscar-winner and legendary hoofer Fred Astaire ("Top Hat") stars in this fun-filled Oscar-nominated musical as a Hollywood celebrity who stumbles into trouble when he agrees to star in a Broadway show. Co-starring Cyd Charisse ("Singin' in the Rain") and featuring classic songs, including "Dancing in the Dark." Directed by Oscar-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.