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Can’t Get To Broadway Then Let Broadway HD Come To You

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BroadwayHD is an online streaming service with a goal to promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway caliber shows to anyone, anywhere

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Books That Are Becoming Movies

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Movies That Were Based On Books

 

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1. Clueless = Emma by Jane Austen

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While Cher Horowitz was probably too popular to find time to read Jane Austen, the author’s 1815 classic novel, Emma, sets the framework for the cult favorite movie. Cher is basically an updated Emma in an Alaïa dress.

2. He’s Just Not That Into You = He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

With an all-star cast: Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin. And while the movie told a fictional story about a bunch of couples, it’s actually based on a self-help book. It’s full of timeless, tough-love advice, and it’s perfect for anyone playing the field.

3. She’s The Man Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare wrote the plot in 1623 with his play Twelfth Night. The movie, obviously, is a modern update, but it gives lots of nods to Shakespeare’s original. Sebastian, Duke, Olivia, and Viola are all character names in both the movie and play.

4. Carol = The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

The Cate Blanchett-Rooney Mara romantic drama Carol was an Oscar favorite in 2015. It’s based on a revolutionary 1952 novel, which author Patricia Highsmith originally published under a pseudonym.

5. Slumdog Millionaire = Q & A by Vikas Swarup

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The Oscar-winning movie tells the life story of a teen from Mumbai, and it’s riveting stuff. The novel it’s based on, Q & A, is equally a can’t miss, as it delves further into the main character’s rise from the slums to game show TV star.

6. The Imitation Game = Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

A biography about the “founder of computer science” might not sound *exciting* off the bat, but Alan Turing was truly fascinating: In his short life, he helped fight the Nazis, laid the groundwork for modern computers and artificial intelligence, and struggled as a gay man in a homophobic world. His story inspired the powerful movie The Imitation Game, and the book delves even deeper into the fascinating life of Turing.

7. Mean Girls = Queen Bees And Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

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The 2009 non-fiction book Queen Bees And Wannabes explores the clique-filled world of high school and gives tips on how girls can survive “the jungle” and their own personal Regina George.

8. Mrs. DoubtfireAlias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine

Robin Williams’ classic cross-dressing comedy is actually based on an English novel from 1987.

9. JawsJaws: A Novel by Peter Benchley

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The timeless shark story Jaws started as a thrilling book of the same name by Peter Benchley. Published in 1974, Benchley spent lots of time researching real-life shark data while writing the story.

10. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days = How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: The Universal Don’ts of Dating by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long

The winning Kate Hudson  How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days actually began as a how-to dating book. Similar to the movie’s plot, authors Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long dispel their advice on what not to do within the first 10 days of dating a guy.

11. Pitch Perfect = Pitch Perfect: The Quest For Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin

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The idea for this movie came from journalist Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction book exploring the world of college a capella. The book provides more of the history behind acapella groups and focuses on three real college groups competing for glory.

12. 10 Things I Hate About YouTaming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare

The plot for the iconic ’90s movie—starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger—was written in the late 1500’s by one Williams Shakespeare. Stiles, naturally, serves as the “shrew” in the modern update.

American Black Film Festival-Miami

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The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) was founded in 1997,and a yearly event dedicated to showcasing entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience. Today it is recognized as the premier pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera.

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Broadway HD

A new streaming service called Broadway HD is aiming to extend the reach of Broadway and Broadway-caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. While it’s free to subscribe to the service, most shows require a one-time payment (around $8) to stream — though there are a few free options, mainly short, behind-the-scenes stuff. Broadway HD is a trendy idea, especially for those who live far away from New York . Although, Broadway HD’s selection might be too limited to attract most casual theater fans. It currently has around 100 offerings, which are drawn from Broadway Worldwide’s Direct catalog, as well as BBC Worldwide North America and public television station WNET.

Google’s Cultural Institute

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Now you can pay virtual visits a concert venue and even experience a performance from onstage. Google has made an online collaboration that made its debut Tuesday with more than 60 performing-arts organizations around the globe. The Google Cultural Institute, an online platform that uses the company’s technology to share art and culture allowing users to experience dance, drama and music from over 60 different organizations all over the world.

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