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The Weinsteins Prep “Finding Neverland” Broadway Musical

The Weinsteins Prep “Finding Neverland” Broadway Musical (photo)

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The New York Observer says The Weinsteins, Bob and Harvey, are planning a Broadway musical version of the 2004 Miramax Film “Finding Neverland,” which originally starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. Quoth the Observer:

“Screen queen Peggy Siegal, who typically arranges lavish movie premieres for the Weinstein Company and other studios, recently sent out a note to would-be investors inviting them to a special reading of the musical, which features music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, the team behind “Grey Gardens.”

The NYO also reports that the Weinsteins are developing Broadway musical versions of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Chocolat,” and “Cinema Paradiso.” Sounds like they’re diving into the world of weird musical adaptations, but in reality Harvey Weinstein’s been building up a large theatrical producing resume for years. His IBDB page is already formidable, and his credits already include musical versions of “9 to 5,” “Billy Elliott,” “The Color Purple,” and “The Producers.”

All the Weinsteins’ choices make sense, but I’d rather they get really crazy and adventurous. How about “Clerks: The Musical” with songs like “(I Assure You) We’re Open” and “37?!? (Dante’s Lament)?” Or what about “Pulp Fiction: The Musical?” It’s already got that amazing soundtrack — “Misirlou,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” and more — so just get the rights to those songs, turn Jules’ climactic speech into a soliloquy ballad entitled “Ezekiel 25:17” and you’re halfway home. They have to do “Trainspotting: The Musical” just for the tagline possibilities. “The Best Junk On Broadway!” No, wait: “Injecting Life Into the Great White Way Since 2011!” Okay, now I’ve really got it: “You’ll lose your crap! Literally!

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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