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National Black Theatre Announces Cast of New Radio Play, RETREAT

Retreat will star Brittany Bellizear, Patricia R. Floyd, Jennifer Fouché and more and run as a limited release from November 19-22, 2020.

National Black Theatre Announces Cast of New Radio Play, RETREAT

National Black Theatre has officially announced the cast, creative team, and ticket sales date for the institution’s first produced radio play, Retreat, written by NBT I AM SOUL Playwright Resident Tracey Conyer Lee (Rabbit Summer) and directed by Zhailon Levingston (Neptune; Dixon Place and The Brooklyn Museum). This piece was originally slated to be a workshop production as part of the NBT’s 51st Season to culminate Lee’s residency with NBT and was reimagined due to the impact of COVID-19. The release of Retreat as a radio play will run as a limited release from November 19-22, 2020 as part of NBT’s 52nd season entitled, “Building the Future Now.”

Retreat features Brittany Bellizeare (Romeo and Juliet; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Patricia R. Floyd (Flying West), Jennifer Fouché (Chicago; Broadway National

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Theaters across U.S. share ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ radio play adaption during election year

As wildfires spread and COVID-19 raged in parts of the country around mid-August, 16 actors signed onto Zoom to record a radio play adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ “It Can’t Happen Here.”

“The world was crashing in on us,” Tony Taccone, the play adapter, said during a YouTube live Q&A at the virtual premiere.

Lisa Peterson, the director, said Carolina Sanchez, who plays the character Sissy Jessup, would tune in wearing scrubs. Sanchez made a career change to nursing and went back to her home state in Florida to study. Others also logged on from remote locations like Canada. At one point, the Zoom audio recording sessions had to be cut off when those who lived in Portland, Ore., were, in one way or another, affected by wildfires.

With limited time and resources, the play was ready for distribution through the Berkeley Repertory Theatre by Tuesday evening this week.

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Yara Shahidi Will Play Tinkerbell in the Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre – Getty Images

From ELLE

Just as Peter Pan vows to never grow up, movies about him are proving just as resistant to age out of Hollywood. Disney continues to adapt its catalog of classic animated films with Peter Pan & Wendy, and the next live-action movie has found its Tinkerbell. Relative newcomers Ever Anderson and Alexander Molony were cast as Wendy Darling and Peter Pan, respectively, back in March. Oscar nominee Jude Law boarded the project as Captain Hook in July. And now the film has secured its iconic winged fairy.

Below, everything we know about the new film, including if it will premiere on Disney+.

Who is involved?

Sources tell Variety that Anderson (who will reportedly play the younger version of Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow and is the daughter of actress Milla Jovovich) will play Wendy. Meanwhile, Molony (Disney Junior series Claude

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