HBO is adapting Brown Girls, another hit web series, for television
Brown Girls, the critically acclaimed OpenTV web series that debuted on Elle’s website in February, is headed to HBO. Screenwriter Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey discussed the deal in an interview with Elle this morning, emphasizing the “grassroots” origins of the project — group brainstorming on Facebook and friends volunteering to come down to the set to do work for free. The series, set in Chicago, will be translated to HBO with this same DIY spirit, Asghar says: ”It’s a city that is very mercurial, resourceful, and sly in a way that I love. Read more
Jason Robert Brown to direct Jonathan Bailey & Samantha Barks in The Last Five Years!
The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has announced that composer Jason Robert Brown will direct an upcoming revival of his musical The Last Five Years in London. The show will open at the St James Theatre in late October starring Jonathan Bailey and Samantha Barks. (running from Fri 28 Oct to Sat 26 Nov 2016)
luisawietzorek: Just spontaneously saw #thelastfiveyears at #stjamestheatre by #jasonrobertbrown emai_pics: #TheLastFiveYears #row3 emotional musical afternoon, like reliving my relationship breakdown. #jonathanbailey I swoon, be still my heart, great performance #samanthabarks incredible vocals