CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Red-Carpet Video & Photo: Woody Allen in Chicago for ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
CHICAGO – A neurotic New Yorker, Woody Allen has been a fixture in Hollywood for more than 50 years. After racking up 73 writing credits and 50 in the director’s chair, Allen returned to Chicago on July 19, 2014 to walk the red carpet for his new romantic dramedy “Magic in the Moonlight”. The film stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth.
At the age of 79, our red-carpet video shows you Woody Allen’s enduring wit, discusses what he thinks is funny, reminisces about standup comedy in Chicago and recalls how much the now-vegetarion misses Windy City ribs. The video also includes interviews with executive producer Ron Chez and Metropolitan Capital CEO Michael Rose. Enjoy our red-carpet video below!
While it lacks the oomph and memorability of Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” which in 2013 scored and Oscar for Cate Blanchett’s leading role, “Magic in the Moonlight” fascinatingly focuses on the seance, psychic and magic craze of the 1920s. Emma Stone plays an alleged medium and Colin Firth is the man out to debunk her who instead falls in love with her.
“Magic in the Moonlight” opens in limited theatres on July 25, 2014. Enjoy our red-carpet photo of Woody Allen below!
Woody Allen in Chicago on July 19, 2014 for the “Magic in the Moonlight” red carpet.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
Video interview by: ADAM FENDELMAN, Publisher, HollywoodChicago.com