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‘Cursed Child’ Playwright’s New Musical Opens This Week


Feb 22, 2017

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Playwright Jack Thorne, who just this week took home the Best Play Award from What’s On Stage for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has a new production opening February 24 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in London. Junkyard, Thorne’s first musical, was inspired by his own childhood experience, as reported recently by Leaky. …read more!

Katherine Waterston: Narrates a Novel and Navigates the Dangers of Space

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Feb 22, 2017

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Katherine Waterston, of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame, is a busy woman of late. She’s currently involved in a number of projects in addition to the filming of our favorite upcoming sequel. She lent her voice to the audiobook of friend Katie Kitamura’s novel, A Separation, and she appears in a new …read more!

See Emma Watson Sing in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Clip


Feb 22, 2017

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We’ve already heard snippets of Emma Watson singing as Belle, as Disney strategically releases clips and teasers of the highly-anticipated film, Beauty and the Beast, to promote its upcoming theatrical run. We’ve even heard her sing the iconic Belle (Reprise)! But, for the first time, watch the actual film clip of Watson singing in one of …read more!

Happy Birthday to Julie Walters!


Feb 22, 2017

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Julie Walters, best known to Harry Potter fans as the beloved mum of the Weasley clan, Molly Weasley, celebrates her 67th birthday today. Walters has stayed busy since her time in the Potterverse, voicing the witch in Pixar’s Brave, and appearing in Paddington, the upcoming Paddington 2, and the British television series Indian Summers. Her …read more!

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Illustrated by MinaLima


Feb 21, 2017

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Following their big announcement on January 26, MinaLima released a “lavishly illustrated” edition of The Beauty and the Beast. This release could not be more well-timed, as it provides just enough time to brush up on the source material before the release of Disney’s live-action film starring Emma Watson as Belle, which comes to theaters March …read more!

A Birthday Tribute to Alan Rickman


Feb 21, 2017

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It’s been over a year since the brilliantly talented Alan Rickman passed away, yet fans and stars alike continue to pay tribute to this amazing man and actor. His friend, actress Kate Winslet told a touching story to Entertainment Weekly shortly before the one-year anniversary of his death as reported by Leaky here. “He was …read more!

Emma Watson Releases New Eco-Friendly Fashion Instagram


Feb 20, 2017

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Emma Watson released a new fashion based Instagram account yesterday called The Press Tour. The page allows fans to follow Watson’s social activities leading up to the release of Beauty and the Beast. With a focus on fashion, the account seemingly will document Emma’s eco-friendly outfits for all of her various, upcoming events and parties. …read more!

Zoë Kravitz Starring in HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’


Feb 20, 2017

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We’ve had a quick introduction to Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Zoë revealed a little more about her character in an interview last month. The latest news surrounding the actress (who has previously starred in Divergent, Portlandia, X-Men and Mad Max: Fury Road) involves her role in HBO’s limited series Big …read more!

Imelda Staunton Discusses Stage Career and Upcoming Roles

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Feb 20, 2017

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Imelda Staunton is best known to Harry Potter fans as Dolores Umbridge, the one antagonist we hate almost more than Voldemort, but she has long been a beloved staple in British television and film. In the last few years, however, she’s also become something of a stage darling, with award-winning turns in the West End …read more!

8 ‘Cursed Child’ WhatsOnStage Award Wins!

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Feb 19, 2017

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The WhatsOnStage Awards occurred this evening, and Cursed Child won a small army of awards: #CursedChild has won 8 awards at the #WOSAwards! pic.twitter.com/2SAnIlRFud — Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) February 19, 2017 Cursed Child offically won Best New Play, and it’s no surprise. Our review delves into the mastery of spectacle during the whirlwind of …read more!

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