British choreographer Matthew Bourne told the Guardian, "There’s . . . a film of Oliver! in the pipeline. Cameron Mackintosh is hoping to follow up Les Misérables with Oliver! and I’ve never really worked on a major film so that’s exciting."
With help from their readers, Buzzfeed put together a list of "51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature." A sentence from A Tale of Two Cities came in at number 12. Click here and scroll down to see which one!
Which sentence from Dickens would you have nominated for the list?
Three very different musical versions of A Christmas Carol are in the news:
A new one-man opera version premiered Friday at Houston Grand Opera, co-written and directed by Dickensian actor/writer Simon Callow. The opera, and tenor Jay Hunter Morris, got a rave review in the Houston Chronicle. The show runs through Dec. 21.
Meanwhile, the Cedar Falls Community Theatre in Cedar Falls, Iowa, is premiering Storybook Christmas, a country music version of the Carol. It updates the story to the present and seems to have some fun and creative ideas (none other than Johnny Cash is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come!). It runs through Dec. 14.