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The Bullets Over Broadway Musical is the first musical written by Woody Allen. Based on the 1994 film which he also directed (and co-wrote with Douglas McGrath), it closed on Broadway last year. It is now set to makes it’s Los Angeles Premiere in 2016. The production will hit Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, and play as […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. As usual, when there is big news, it’s a bit quiet in this column. Joe Franklin, the legendary talk show pioneer, has passed away. Franklin hosted the The Joe Franklin Show in New York since 1962, and started his career […]

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When it rains it pours. A big January of announcements has been capped off with details of Woody Allen’s upcoming 2015 film – including the title. The film will be called ‘Irrational Man‘. ‘Irrational Man‘ is also a philosophical book by William Barrett. Credited with introducing existentialism to the English speaking world, it ties into […]

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Briefly: Love And Death is now available to pre-order on Blu-Ray. Coming from reissue label Twilight Time, it is limited to 3000 copies, making pre-orders essential. ‘Love And Death‘ is the second Woody Allen title to come to Blu- Ray this year, with The Purple Rose of Cairo being released last week. You can pre-order at […]

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Woody Allen is set to direct an opera in LA. Called ‘Gianni Schicchi‘, it will be the second time Allen will direct the piece for stage. The original 2008 production starred Placido Domingo, who returns for this 2015 performance. Performances at Los Angeles Opera will open their 2015-16 season. It is not the first time […]

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There haven’t been many reviews for the new collection of Woody Allen’s stand-up, called The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968, but there have been some great long features about Allen’s years working the clubs in the 60s. Following on from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal have published a long review. The piece tells the […]

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A brief piece ran on the Hollywood Reporter website, clarifying the international availability of Woody Allen’s upcoming 2016 Amazon Series. In response to enquiries from markets that don’t have their Instant Video service, Amazon say they are open to licensing out the new series. Amazon Prime Instant video is only available in the US, UK […]

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The Purple Rose Of Cairo is the latest film by Woody Allen to hit Blu-Ray, courtesy of Twilight Time. The limited edition run is available now. As usual for Twilight Time, this title is limited to just 3000 copies. You can order it at Screen Archives. ‘The Purple Rose Of Cairo‘ is one of Allen’s […]

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Music Of Woody Allen Films – a new irregular feature about the musical compositions that have helped to make Allen’s films sing. Blue Moon Composed by Richard Rodgers (music) and Lorenz Hart (lyrics) in 1934 Used in Blue Jasmine Blue Moon was written by the team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, at the height […]

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A new compilation of Woody Allen’s 60s stand-up albums is out now in the US. Called The Stand-up Years 1964-1968, it features a number of bonus interviews conducted by Robert Weide in 2011, for his film Woody Allen: A Documentary. Much of that bonus material has appeared online as clips to help promote the new […]

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News Bits! Our twice monthly round up of Woody Allen bits from around the web. As usual, when there is big news, it’s a bit quiet in this column. Hayley Atwell has been out promoting her new series ‘Agent Carter’, the latest series from Marvel. She recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and shared a […]

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Today we got the surprise announcement that Woody Allen will be creating an Amazon Series (we are hesitant to call it a “TV” series). The announcement is exciting, but it raises a number of questions. So let’s look at what we know and speculate on how this might effect Allen’s work going forward. Q: How […]

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This is totally unexpected and unprecedented. Today, Amazon has announced a deal to produce a TV series written and directed by Woody Allen. It will be Allen’s first real TV series, despite many TV credits in his career. According to the press release, Amazon has ordered a “full season” of a half hour series, currently […]

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A new compilation of Woody Allen’s stand-up material from the 60s has been released in the US. Called The Stand-Up Years, it collects allen’s three stand-up albums in their most complete form yet. It also has bonus features – interviews with Allen about his stand-up career recorded by Robert Weide (who directed Woody Allen A […]

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It’s January, so we wanted to take some time out and talk about some of the new stuff we are going to try and do in 2015, and some recent changes. Of course, there’s always work being done across the various site sections. First, we are turning our film pages into film guides. Hopefully they […]

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Magic In the Moonlight, the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, is just hitting home markets, but it won’t open for a couple of months yet in Japan. As is custom, the Japanese distributor has launched an official Japanese website. You can find the website at http://www.magicinmoonlight.jp/ There’s very little information, but the […]

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We are wishing Diane Keaton a very happy birthday – she turned 69 on 5th of January. So much of what we love about Woody Allen comes from loving her and her work – and it’s probably true for a lot of people. Their friendship endures to this day. But how did it start? Our […]

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A new compilation of Woody Allen’s stand-up is released next week. Called The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968, it collects the three stand-up albums Allen released in the 60s, with some new bonus features courtesy of Robert Weide, director of Woody Allen A Documentary. We have a new interview with Weide as well as the first review […]

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By now you would have heard about the events in Paris, at the offices of the paper Charlie Hebdo. The outrage, and the support, has been widespread – and better covered in actual new sites. We only want to say that the organisation known as PEN America has added to the worldwide condemnation. One of […]

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The new cover artwork for the Blu-Ray release of Woody Allen’s Love And Death has been revealed. It is the first time ‘Love And Death‘ has been released on Blu-Ray, and comes from Twilight Time. The artwork was revealed on the Twilight Time Facebook page. Twilight Time have been releasing many Woody Allen titles. They […]