Streamers Trumpet Musicals

Amazon Prime Video has released a 30-second “first look” at its Cinderella musical ahead of the trailer.

The movie will launch globally in September with a cast that includes Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter.

Cinderella is a classic we all know and love, but this time with a modern unique twist and starring the sensational Camila Cabello and an all-star cast,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said.

“Producer James Corden and the filmmaking team have taken this beloved fairy-tale and revamped it with a fresh, empowering perspective that will resonate with audiences and families around the world.

“We couldn’t be more excited for our global customers to sing and dance along to director Kay Cannon’s reimagination of this classic story.”

The same month Amazon Prime Video will premiere Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (September 17), a film adaptation of the West End musical about a Sheffield teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has quickly become one of the most beloved musicals of recent years,”Jennifer Salke said.

“Jamie’s story is one that resonates across all generations – it’s about unconditional love and we know our global audiences will fall in love with Jamie as he overcomes adversity to truly find his authentic self.”

Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant star.

And this month, Apple TV+ will premiere its parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, Schmigadoon! (July 17).

It stars stars Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical.

They then learn that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

The six-episode season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. 

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4 Responses to “Streamers Trumpet Musicals”

  1. Just to clear up any confusion, Philip does this article confirm that Paramount+ will enter the NZ market next month? :https://www.google.com/amp/s/businessdesk.co.nz/amp/article/paramount-plots-nz-streaming-launch

  2. I’d like to think so Leo. However, trade papers like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported the same back in May — but when I sought clarification from P+, they said the launch date referred only to Australia and they had no comment to make re a NZ debut: “We are yet to announce anything.” But it seems daft the two services wouldn’t launch at the same time given the parent company, ViacomCBS, groups Australia and NZ together. Still, one wonders about the viability of the service in this market when it’s one of the last streamers off the rank and so much of ViacomCBS content has been widely licensed. Moreover, the NZ P+ won’t have the Showtime exclusives that Sky’s sewn up.

  3. I guess we will have to wait until launch date to see if NZ goes live.

  4. I wouldn’t hold your breath, Leo. ViacomCBS tells me at this stage it doesn’t plan to launch Paramount+ here the same day as Australia.

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