Wednesday, May 29, 2024

UPDATES: “Plaza Suite” Tickets on Sale, Brandi Carlile to Play Elton John Event, UK Film Coming with Full Frontal


There’s a lot going on this morning.

“Plaza Suite” tickets are on sale. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker star in the first ever revival of Neil Simon’s comedy. Previews begin at the end of this month, and the play opens on March 28th in New York at the Hudson Theater. (That’s the day after the Oscars!) John Benjamin Hickey, of the couple’s BFFs and a Tony winner, is directing. Tickets will sell out instantly, I am sure.

Brandi Carlile, the great Brandi Carlile, has signed on to play Elton John’s annual Oscar party for his AIDS Foundation fundraiser. This is March 27th in Los Angeles. Last year’s event was virtual, this year they’re back in person at the Pacific Design Center. There will be tons of celebrities. Usual guests include Sharon Stone, Steven Tyler, and Sting. No one misses this event, which usually features a lot of great chocolate desserts. Presenting Sponsors of the party include Elton John Eyewear a Walmart Exclusive, Christian Lundberg & R. Martin Chavez in partnership with Equality Utah, Bob and Tamar Manoukian, and Neuro Brands.

“David (Furnish) and I are so grateful to celebrate 30 years of the Foundation and especially grateful to Brandi Carlile and the many fabulous guests supporting us for another magnificent night in West Hollywood Park,” says Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation. “Our success reflects the passion, commitment, and generosity of our supporters. Together, we are making a difference and bringing light and hope to people living with HIV around the world.”

PRINCE CHARLES GOES FULL FRONTAL Josh O’Connor won the Emmy Award for playing bonnie Prince Charles in “The Crown.” Now he’s fully in his birthday suit in “Mothering Sunday” with the very hot young actress Odessa Young.

Colin Firth, Olivia Colman, and Glenda Jackson co-star.“Mothering Sunday”  is written by Alice Birch, who adapted the screenplay from Graham Swift’s provocative best-selling novella of the same name. Eva Husson directs.

Colman, of course, played Queen Elizabeth in “The Crown” to Josh’s Charles. But she never saw him like this!

“Mothering Sunday” world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and has screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and was the centerpiece at the Hamptons International Film festival, where it made its U.S. premiere and was sold out.

Opening day is Friday, March 25th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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