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Dana Steingold Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

Dana Steingold Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

Beetlejuice star Dana Steingold is taking over our Instagram story today, October 26, to chat about phone banking for Broadway for Biden! Follow along with us on BroadwayWorld’s Instagram.

Dana Steingold’s credits include Broadway/National Tours: Beetlejuice, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway/New York: Avenue Q, The Visit, Saturday Night, Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!). Regional includes Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, George Street, Westport Country Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, KC Rep, North Carolina Theatre, Two River, Weston Playhouse. TV: Saraline on Nickelodeon’s “Welcome to the Wayne.”

Broadway for Biden is a newly formed, inclusive online community dedicated to bringing together professional theater makers, students, and Broadway fans around the country to raise awareness on key issues in the 2020 presidential election, increase voter turnout, and raise funds to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House this November. The grassroots volunteer organization has a quickly

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Blue Finch Takes UK On Terry Gilliam ‘Don Quixote’ Doc ‘He Dreams Of Giants’ & Banksy Film ‘Most Wanted’

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EXCLUSIVE: He Dreams Of Giants, the feature documentary about Terry Gilliam’s long-troubled Don Quixote adaptation, has been picked up for UK release by Blue Finch Films.

The doc is a follow up to Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe’s previous chronicle of Gilliam’s doomed efforts to get his film made, 2002’s Lost In La Mancha. Both films were produced by Lucy Darwin. The deal was made by Mike Chapman on behalf of Blue Finch and Ed Parodi on behalf of Film Constellation.

Mike Chapman commented, “We were huge fans of the documentary upon first seeing it and are thrilled to be working on the release in the UK and Ireland. It’s a compelling look at the trials and tribulations of the artistic process, where fact is perhaps wilder than fiction.”

Blue Finch has also acquired Tribeca selection Banksy Most Wanted, an investigation into

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Ariana Grande Takes Pole Position In U.K. Singles Chart Race

Ariana Grande is gunning for top position on the U.K. singles chart.

The pop superstar’s new single “Positions” dropped Friday (Oct. 23), and it’s accumulated a massive lead in the early phases of the chart cycle.

“Positions” rules the Official Chart: First Look, which captures sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours, and is set to become Grande’s second No. 1 on the chart proper in 2020, following “Rain On Me” with Lady Gaga. It’s the most-streamed track in the U.K. so far this week.

Coming in at No. 2 on the sales blast is “Really Love” by KSI (aka Olajide William ‘JJ’ Olatunji) featuring Craig David and Digital Farm. The new track is getting fan love after the multi-hyphenate entertainer dropped its official music video — an eye-catching VFX movie — on his YouTube channel.

It’s the highest-selling song of the week so far, according

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‘Cowboys’ Takes Home Top Prize at Newfest LGBTQ Film Festival

“Cowboys and “Welcome to the USA” were awarded the top prizes at the 32nd annual NewFest LGBTQ Film Festival.

Top honors went to writer and director Anna Kerrigan for “Cowboys,” who took home the Grand Jury Prize for narrative feature, while director Assel Aushakimova’s “Welcome to the USA” won the Grand Jury Prize for international feature.

Director Posy Dixon’s “Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story” took home the documentary feature prize, and “Queenie” director Cai Thomas won for New York short.

The announcement was made today at the festival’s virtual award ceremony by NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director Of Programming Nick McCarthy.

The jury members — Rhys Ernst (filmmaker, “Adam”), Dino-Ray Ramos (editor, Deadline), and Isabel Sandoval (filmmaker, “Lingua Franca” — who nominated “Cowboys” said, “Through its warmth, its nuanced approach to moral complexity, and its sensitive direction, this film gave us the feels. This film’s wonderful cast

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GitHub takes down YouTube video download tools after an RIAA notice

You won’t find the source code for YouTube-DL, a popular tool that can be used to download videos from YouTube, and for some of its forks and copies on GitHub anymore. When you visit their pages, you’ll find a notice that says the “[r]epository [is] unavailable due to DMCA takedown” instead. That’s because the Microsoft-owned code hosting platform took them all down after getting a legal request from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).



a screenshot of a cell phone: Tyumen, Russia - April 30,2019: YouTube App icon channel on iPhone XR


Tyumen, Russia – April 30,2019: YouTube App icon channel on iPhone XR

Public Knowledge Legal Director John Bergmayer explained on Twitter that the letter wasn’t exactly a DMCA takedown notice despite what GitHub posted on the source codes’ now-empty pages. The association said in its letter that YouTube-DL violates section 1201 of the US copyright law and hence is illegal in and of itself. It argued that the tool violates copyright law, because it’s clearly

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COME FROM AWAY Takes Part in Virtual Make a Difference Day With The Loukoumi Foundation

This special event takes place Saturday, October 24th.

COME FROM AWAY Takes Part in Virtual Make a Difference Day With The Loukoumi FoundationCome From Away is partnering with The Loukoumi Foundation for their virtual Make a Difference Day on October 24th!

Virtual Event to Include:

• A reading of Loukoumi’s Good Deeds in Spanish by Caesar Samayoa, star of the award-winning musical Come From Away

• Make a card for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

• Write a “Never Forget” letter for a family who lost a loved one on 9-11 with an intro by 9-11 survivor Jeanette Gutierrez

• Cooking class with Celebrity Chef Maria Loi, making food for homeless shelters • And put a smile on the face of nursing home residents around the world in collaboration with the organization Three Wishes For Ruby’s Residents. Support their nursing home Wish Lists at: www.loukoumifoundation.org/loukoumi-wish-list

• AFTER THE VIRTUAL EVENT join them in the 10 cities listed above via socially distanced good

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Spotify takes on radio with its own daily morning show

Spotify’s streaming music service is starting to resemble terrestrial radio with today’s launch of the company’s first daily morning show, “The Get Up.” Like other morning shows designed for commuters, the new program will be led by hosts and will combine news, pop culture, entertainment and music. But in Spotify’s case, the music is personalized to the listener,

The show is not a live program, however. Unlike radio morning shows where content is broadcast live and often also involves interactions with listeners — like call-ins or contests — Spotify’s show is pre-recorded and made available as a playlist.

That means you can listen at any time after its 7 AM ET release on weekday mornings.

You can also opt to skip portions of the programming — like the music or some of the chatter — if you prefer. (Spotify, to be clear, refers to the show as a podcast, but

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Kendrick Lamar On Why It Takes Him So Long To Drop Albums

Kendrick Lamar has kept a relatively low profile for much of 2020. In the backdrop, fans have been patiently waiting for some new music from the emcee, who left off with his 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning album, DAMN. Emerging from his solitude, on Monday (October 19), Lamar joined Baby Keem, who is his protégé, on the cover of i-D magazine’s 40th anniversary issue where the two rappers discussed their respective creative processes and a handful of other topics. 

While reflecting over the state of their careers, Keem pointed to his 2019 effort, Die for my Bitch, as his “breakthrough” moment, telling Lamar, “it really gave me a chance to play with my sounds and open up the lane to grow in confidence.”

K. Dot echoed his sentiments, responding, “I get it, that’s what will take me so long to do albums. He added, “I spend the whole year

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Hugh Laurie’s scandalous MP takes on the press

Roadkill

9pm, BBC One

It may seem difficult to make a TV drama about a disgraced politician without slipping into a cliched reflection of real-life tabloid scandals, yet this new drama starring Hugh Laurie promises a fresh take on a timeworn story. Cabinet minister Peter Laurence (Laurie) has just won a newspaper libel case, which has cleared the way for his ascension to an office of state. But he has also made an enemy of the journalist he took to court, Charmian Pepper (Sarah Greene). She now heads to Washington to try to exonerate herself. Ammar Kalia

Hudson & Rex

7pm, Alibi

A watchable if somewhat cheesy Canadian cop show centred on the human/canine team of the title. On the evidence of this opener, Charlie Hudson (John Reardon) is less of a maverick than his alsatian Rex, who is tracking a kidnapped girl while Hudson is still checking licence plates.

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Aaron Sorkin takes on Trump’s America

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explains how he came to direct his 12-years-in-the-making film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and what he hopes audiences get from it. (Oct. 9)

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A year ago, Jeremy Strong was marching down Michigan Avenue with his co-stars in Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” taking the same route as their historical counterparts who protested at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Chanting “No justice, no peace!” felt powerful in the moment, Strong says.

“But at the same time, we had no way of knowing just how timely it would be and that we would be marching six, eight months later chanting those same things on streets in Los Angeles, streets in Minneapolis, streets in Atlanta, streets in Kenosha (and) streets in Seattle,” he said.

“Chicago 7” (now streaming on Netflix) is primarily set during the bloody 1968 clash between protesters

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