ET Obsessions: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility,' Hulu's 'Harlots,' 'Boss Child' and GLAAD Media Awards


Right here at ET, we’re obsessive about lots of issues — and for the week of March 27 to April 2, that is what we’re most enthusiastic about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility — The Musical’

It’s a childhood favourite that’s been remodeled from ebook to display, and now the story the place candy goals come true hits the Broadway stage. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, which followsenigmatic sweet producer Willy Wonka, will make its Broadway debut following a profitable run in London. Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle will tackle the function famously originated by Gene Wilder within the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility. “There are specific issues individuals are craving to see, however we additionally wish to shock them,” Borle says of taking part in Wonka onstage. Will he recreate Wilder’s well-known onscreen entrance? That’s nonetheless to be decided. “To make this endeavor value doing, now we have to do one thing new with it,” he provides. The fantasy journey into the land of pure creativeness will take the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.

Previews for Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility begin Tuesday, March 28.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Harlots’

It’s 18th-century London, let the bodices rip! Hulu’s new brothel drama Harlots is not any costume efficiency. Instructed from the feminine perspective, the collection will discover the world of two rival brothel house owners, primarily based on actual historic characters. Actress Samantha Morton will lead as madam Margaret Wells, dealing with the struggles of reconciling her roles as mom and brothel proprietor and opposing madam Lydia Quigley, who threatens Wells’ bordello, performed by Lesley Manville. “It is a present about economics as a lot as it’s a present about intercourse work,” Manville stated on the Tv Critics Affiliation’s winter press tour of the eight-part collection. 

Harlots premieres on Wednesday, March 29.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Boss Child’ 

We’re positive each mum or dad to some diploma can relate to the title, even questioning if their child is one, however DreamWorks Animation has taken it one other step additional with The Boss Child, that includes the voice abilities of Alec Baldwin as an uncommon onesie suit-wearing, corporate-minded — you guessed it — child. Though this isn’t the primary time we’ve seen the idea of infants with not-so-infantile voices — see Look Who’s Speaking and Household Man — what we do get is a narrative addressing common truths about household bonds. Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow additionally lend their voices because the dad and mom.

The Boss Child hits theaters on Friday, March 31.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Zookeeper’s Spouse’ 

Primarily based on Diane Ackerman’s ebook about Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who sheltered over 300 Jewish refugees throughout World Battle II, The Zookeeper’s Spouse is a real story of terror and heroism. Oscar winner and govt producer Jessica Chastain stars as Antonina within the drama bringing to life the untold story of the Warsaw Zoo, the place each human and animal lives have been spared. “There is a therapeutic energy with animals and Antonina knew that,” Chastain shared in an interview on As we speak. “What I liked about this story is that it actually showcases the great in humanity in a time of battle.”

The Zookeeper’s Spouse hits theaters on Friday, March 31.

Why We’re Obsessed With the GLAAD Media Awards 

GLAAD, the  lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy group, will host its annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles and solely ET might be backstage. So, remember to watch for added unique bulletins this week! Moonlight kicks off the movie nominees checklist, alongside I Am Cait for Excellent Actuality Program and Woman Gaga, Frank Ocean and Sia for Excellent Music Artist. Comic Cameron Esposito will host the ceremony with particular company Victoria Justice, Harry Shum Jr., Tatiana Maslany and Tarell Alvin McCraney. 

The GLAAD Media Awardsairs on Saturday, April 1.

reset password

Back to
log in