On today's show:
The best part? No green room demands
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Should dead musicians get an encore on stage? Hologram entrepreneur Martin Tudor thinks so. He’s CEO of Production at Base Hologram, a hologram development and production company that specializes in reanimating musical legends, including Roy Orbison and renowned opera singer Maria Callas. The Greek American soprano influenced a generation of opera singers before her death in 1977, earning her the nickname, La Divina. She takes the stage again in hologram form under creative director Stephen Wadsworth from The Juilliard School. The Frame’s John Horn spoke with Tudor on the ethics of re-animating performers who are no longer with us. ("Callas in Concert" takes place April 13 at USC’s Bovard Auditorium.)
Does Netflix want your money at the box office too?
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Netflix is reportedly buying the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Will it be a venue for premieres and special events, or will Netflix use it to somehow meet the screening requirements for Academy Awards eligibility? In any event, the American Cinematheque will apparently still program events on weekends. Anne Thompson of IndieWire chats with John Horn about her reporting.
In this 'King Lear,' the king is M.I.A.
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One way you could gear up for this Sunday's return of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" is to revisit a classic bloody battle over a kingdom, a castle and a country. It’s happening at the Bootleg Theater in L.A. this week where the Source Material theater company stages its American premiere of Shakespeare’s tragedy, “King Lear.” But as Frame contributor Marcos Nájera tells us, these artists decided it was better to cut the king out of this version entirely.