Woody Allen’s next film, “Blue Jasmine,” will be released by Sony Pictures Classics. The classy mini studio has been Woody’s home for a while now, and they’ve always had great success with his pictures. from Gravier Productions. “Blue Jasmine” stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. It is the story of the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. The filmis produced by Woody’s sister, our friend Letty Aronson, with Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. Maybe it will go to Cannes…
James Franco does Justin Bieber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evl1bGzhbwQ
…An email was recently generated by a primary New York-area speaker of Esperanto saying that he will be going to see an off-Broadway show co-created by Dan Okrent, the uncle of linguist scholar Arika Okrent. The show in question: the off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes – or in Esperanto – Maljunaj Judoj Dirante Sxercojn, which actually translates as “Not Young Jews Say Jokes.”
In case your Esperanto history is rusty, Wikipedia says that the goal of its creator was to establish an easily learned and politically neutral language that transcended nationality, and would foster peace and international understanding between people. And if a mother-in-law joke can’t do that, is there any hope at all?
OJTJ is currently running in New York. Other productions, including Chicago and London, are being planned….
…from a press release: Ethan Hawke will direct and star in the title role of Clive, written by Jonathan Marc Sherman. The New Group will present the play’s world premiere Off-Broadway at The New Group at Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St.). The production features Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D’Onofrio, Zoe Kazan, and Jonathan Marc Sherman, among others. Previews begin January 17th with Opening Night set for Thursday, February 7th at 7 PM.