On Today's Show:
JEFF DANIELS IS HITTING IT BIG ON TV AND STAGE
(Starts at 9:13)
Jeff Daniels has scored 2 Emmy nominations this season in the limited series or movie category. One for playing the late FBI agent John O'Neill in Hulu's "The Looming Tower" and the other is for playing the scary Frank Griffin in the Netflix show "Godless." Now Daniels is getting ready to return to Broadway where he'll partner with writer Aaron Sorkin on a stage adaptation of "To Kill A Mockingbird." Jeff Daniels will play Atticus Finch.
A TIMELY THEATER PRODUCTION ABOUT FIRE AND WATER IS MOUNTED ON AN LA HORSE FARM
(Starts at 1:16)
The Circle X Theater Company partners with Playwright Octavio Solis to mount a production about people, water and fire in an unlikely location – a Los Angeles horse farm. The company's Kate Jopson told Solis that she wanted to create a piece of theater that addresses the strife those factors create for Scott Valley, the area in rural Northern California she calls home. When Solis interviewed ranchers, tribal members, environmentalists and politicians throughout Siskiyou County he asked about their lives, their hopes and how they were addressing the problems that arise as the Earth’s temperature climbs. Those conversations became his new play "Hole in the Sky" which will be performed Aug. 24-Sept. 23 at the Courtship Ranch in Lake View Terrace. Get tickets here.
MEET THE "THIS IS US" MUSIC SUPERVISOR
(Starts at 20:12)
In 2017, the Emmys introduced an award for music supervision, which meant that industry veterans like Jennifer Pyken finally get recognition for their creative contributions. She’s nominated for her work on the NBC hit series “This Is Us,” but her resume goes back 25 years to films like “Happy Gilmore” and TV shows like “One Tree Hill” and “Felicity.” Her work on “This Is Us” is an integral part of the show’s storytelling. When she spoke with The Frame she discussed her range of duties from selecting song, licensing them and commissioning original songs from songwriters.