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December 2016: Entertainment

Film releases.

–Things to Come stars Isabelle Huppert as a professor in Paris – Dec 2

–Jackie is a docudrama about the famous First Lady, portrayed by Natalie Portman – Dec 2

–Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s sophomore directing effort, opens nationally – Dec 9

–LaLaLand, a musical romance set in present-day LA, is already getting rave reviews – Dec 9

–Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese, is about two priests who journey to Japan in the 17th century – Dec 23

–Hidden Figures, based on a true story, stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a black female mathematician at NASA whose work was essential to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon – Dec 25

–Fences, based on the August Wilson play, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, opens nationally – Dec 25

Broadway show openings. 

–Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about a lonely high-school senior, opens on Dec 4

–The Present, Cate Blanchett’s Broadway debut, begins previews on Dec 17

–August Wilson’s Jitney, about gypsy cabdrivers in ‘70’s Pittsburgh, opens Dec 28

Popular Music.

–The Hamilton Mixtape, a 23-track combination of music from the hit musical and unreleased songs that were part of the show’s development drops Dec 2

–The Pretenders open for Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden in New York – Dec 1

–Several artists debut holiday music this month: Sarah McLachlan’s Wonderland; She & Him’s Christmas Party; and Christmas with Jon Batiste are on our list

See other December 2016 events:
Travel
Food & Drink
Planes, Yachts & Autos
Fitness & Sports
Fashion & Design
The Arts

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