'Bombay Dreams' rewritten for Broadway

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- "Bombay Dreams," a British hit musical, will open on Broadway April 29 drastically overhauled for an American audience. The show, written by Meera Syal with music by A.R. Rahman, was a hit in London thanks in part to the city's large South Asian populatio

Wilson praises 'Alamo' co-star Thornton

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29 (UPI) -- Broadway actor Patrick Wilson said in Texas he learned a lot about film acting by watching Billy Bob Thornton, his co-star in the new western, "The Alamo."

Feature: The 'Sunset Blvd.' all-stars

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- An all-star cast headed by Oscar-winners Anjelica Huston and Sir Ben Kingsley is preparing for a reading of Billy Wilder's classic film "Sunset Blvd." in Hollyw
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'Never Gonna Dance' evokes Fred and Ginger

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Never Gonna Dance," the new Broadway musical adaptation of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' 1936 RKO film, "Swing Time," is a lovable homage to the romantic musical comedy of yore with a score to die for by Jerome Kern.

British thriller debuts on internet

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The first film officially launched over the Internet, "This is Not a Love Song," was to make its debut Friday.

ADL endorses 'Hitler' miniseries

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The Anti-Defamation League, which had voiced concern about a TV miniseries on Adolf Hitler, now says the show is "a powerful tool" to educate people about evil.

'Imaginary Friends': A play about enemies

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- "Imaginary Friends," screenwriter Nora Ephron's first play, is about America's last sensational literary feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.

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'Take Me Out' of the closet

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- As Richard Greenberg's new play, "Take Me Out" opens, a Major League baseball all-star center fielder decides to come out of the closet, rocking the sports worl

'Dead Man Walking' gets operatic treatment

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An operatic adaptation of the 1995 film, "Dead Man Walking," with a libretto by Terrence McNally and music by Jake Heggie, is having its New York debut at City

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HOLLYWOOD, May 29 (UPI) -- The current hit "Unfaithful" contains enough nude scenes to have created indignant cries for censorship not long ago.
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'Oklahoma' revived on Broadway via London

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- There's still a bright golden haze on the meadow in a British revival of "Oklahoma!" now playing on Broadway, but a London fog soon settles in on a production t

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele
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Full Monty
LAP98021002-10 FEBRUARY 1998-BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA: Cast members in a scene from "The Full Monty" which was nominated February 10 for best picture Oscar for the 70th Academy Awards to be telecast live March 23 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen

The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film. It tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for main character Gaz to be able to see his son. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on serious subjects such as unemployment, fathers' rights, depression, impotence, working class culture and suicide. The film was rated a 15 in Britain for frequent strong language.

The Full Monty is set in Sheffield, England, and stars Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer. The story was conceived by co-producer, Paul Bucknor, and the screenplay was written by Simon Beaufoy. The film was directed by Peter Cattaneo.

The year is 1972, and the place is "Sheffield... the beating heart of Britain's industrial north", as described by the narrator in a short film visualising the city's economic prosperity, borne out of Sheffield's highly successful steel industry. The film shows busy steel mills, producing everything from kitchen cutlery to tensile girders, along with the run-off from the mills... successful retail establishments, nightclubs, and attractive housing. The film concludes with "thanks to steel, Sheffield really is a city on the move!"

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