Keyword: theater

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/10/1998
It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. While the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him, Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse--and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who...
Muppets

The Muppets (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary's girlfriend Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help...
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/03/2010
Julian, a frustrated ladies' man living in the back of his father's medical office, scores a big break when he lands a job directing an off Broadway version of Hamlet - except it's a bizarre adaptation written by a pale Romanian impresario named Theo who is actually a master vampire. Theo hopes to lure the real Hamlet out of hiding so the two can end a centuries long feud over Shakespeare's...
In the Company of Actors

In the Company of Actors (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
In 2004, a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler by writer Andrew Upton premiered to great acclaim at the Sydney Theatre Company. Almost two years later, the original performers--Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Justine Clarke, Anthony Weigh, Aden Young, Julie Hamilton, Annie Byron--begin preparing for the presentation of the STC's production at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The...

Blackbird (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Centers around two lovers: Baylis, a disabled ex-junkie/Desert Storm veteran, and Froggy, a teen heroin addict with hepatitis.
Every Little Step

Every Little Step (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 04/16/2009
Explores the journey of A Chorus Line from its initial idea to its current Broadway revival and goes behind the scenes with exclusive interviews and footage of the revival's audition process, revealing the dramatic journey of the performers.

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 06/10/2004
The Golden Age of Broadway theater is brought to the screen by interviews with over 100 Broadway stars, composers, writers and notables, whose stories bring Broadway's past to life. Includes archival footage of productions from the pre-video era and vintage photographs of some of Broadway's most famous personalities.
All's Faire in Love

All's Faire in Love (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 10/27/2011
A college football star, Will, must join a Renaissance fair theater troupe to make up for missing too many of Professor Shockworthy's classes. There he meets fellow thespian, Kate, a former investment banker who ditched her career to pursue her dream of being on the stage. Will, Kate and their fellow actors must band together to compete against a devious rival troupe for the rights to the most...
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 05/10/2007
Over the course of one Broadway musical season, a documentary that follows the four high-profile productions that would eventually become Tony nominees for Best Musical: a big-noise musical named "Wicked," the Rosie O'Donnell/Boy George collaboration, "Taboo," the much-anticipated Tony Kushner musical, "Caroline, or Change," and an irreverent puppet show named "Avenue Q." From casting to staging...

NT Live: Phèdre (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/24/2009
Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phedre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns, alive and well, Phedre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.
Stage Fright

Stage Fright (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror...
Annie

Annie (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/18/2014
Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised...
Under the Electric Sky

Under the Electric Sky (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 05/28/2014
This 3D film chronicles the love, community and life of festivalgoers during Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, the largest music festival in the US. Behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with Insomniac's Pasquale Rotella reveal the magic that makes this three-night, 345,000-person event a global phenomenon.
Dir: Jane Lipsitz
With: N/A
Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 11/15/2005
Set in the 1970's, tale follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is.

Eden Court (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
Shroeder Duncan feels overwhelmed on his 30th birthday with his place in the universe. He wants to create a more meaningful life than what his trailer park existence has to offer. An injury ruined Shroeder's future in baseball, and his choices in life have failed to grant him the "American Dream." Shroeder works at a minor league baseball park as a groundskeeper, and becomes increasingly...
Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/24/2009
In a whirlwind week in 1937 in New York City, a young aspiring actor named Richard is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this week he will find romance with a worldly older woman, become immersed in a creative experience few are afforded and learn the downside of crossing the...
Madea's Family Reunion

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 02/23/2006
An unstoppable force of nature, southern matriarch Madea may have finally taken on more than she can chew. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces Lisa and Vanessa are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all she has to organize her family reunion. As the reunion approaches, secrets are revealed and tensions rise. Madea must use every...
Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 10/23/2008
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with...
Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner

Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 04/02/2013
In this exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist André Gregory, the witty and often hilariously funny raconteur looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. He recalls the making of "My Dinner With Andre," the Louis Malle-directed classic in which he starred and co-wrote, reflects on his pivotal role...
Wrestling with Angels

Wrestling with Angels (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 10/03/2006
A chronicle that reveals the rich personal and political life of Tony Kushner, the award-winning playwright and activist whose provocative and truthful work has contributed to a national dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
If I Were You

If I Were You (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 03/14/2013
Successful, middle-aged businesswoman Madelyn discovers her husband is having an affair with sexy, young, aspiring actress Lucy. While stalking the new mistress, Madelyn witnesses what she thinks is a suicide attempt and ends up talking her down. Lucy is completely ignorant of Madelyn's true identity, and the two end up forming a bizarre pact with unforeseen consequences.
Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/07/2004
It's the 1660s, and Edward 'Ned' Kynaston is England's most celebrated leading lady. Women are forbidden to appear on stage and Ned profits, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But King Charles II is tired of seeing the same old performers in the same old tragedies. Since no one will take him up on his suggestion to improve Othello with a couple of good jokes, he...

One Night Stand (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 04/25/2013
This funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey goes from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and Hollywood writers, actors and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" - a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the camaraderie, the sheer panic and the ultimate thrill of...
Funny Money

Funny Money (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 01/25/2007
It's Henry Perkins' birthday--just another ordinary day for an ordinary wax fruit factory foreman. That is, until he mistakenly ends up holding a briefcase containing five million dollars on his subway ride home. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Henry tries to convince his wife Carol to keep the loot and flee with him to paradise while Romanian mobsters, the cops, a dead body and dozens of nude...

Noel (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/18/2014