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Netflix, Dreamworks team up for original shows

Netflix is going to start running original TV series from Dreamworks Animation.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Netflix Inc. says the multiyear agreement is its biggest deal ever for original first-run content and includes more than 300 hours of new programming. It expands on an existing relationship between the companies.

For Dreamworks, the transaction announced Monday is part of a major initiative to expand its television production and distribution worldwide.

The first series is expected to begin airing in 2014 and will be shown in the 40 countries in which Netflix operates.

In February the companies announced their first ever Netflix original series for kids based on the film “Turbo” that is coming out in movie theaters next month. The original series, called “Turbo F.A.S.T.,” will be shown starting in December.

Miss Universe show heading to Moscow

This year’s Miss Universe pageant will take place in Russia’s capital Moscow.

Donald Trump made the announcement Sunday after the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas.

He added that he would be moving Miss USA out of Las Vegas and to his golf resort in Miami for the next three years.

Trump said 18 different countries were vying to host Miss Universe, set for Nov. 9.

Tonys give bump to Broadway shows

There were smiles at many Broadway box offices last week as a big financial bounce followed the Tony Awards, with the biggest winners being “Pippin,” “Matilda the Musical” and “Motown the Musical.”

Numbers from The Broadway League on Monday indicate exposure and statuettes on the June 9 telecast helped many shows have their most profitable weeks ever and break some individual theater records.

“Kinky Boots,” crowned with the best musical Tony scored $62,775 more than the previous week to land at $1,474,349.

“Motown the Musical” had its best week ever with $1,441,448 and set a new box office record at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The circus-themed revival of “Pippin” made over $1 million for the first time after winning four awards.

Chappelle to lead comedy tour

Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die.

The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin, Texas.

The 39-year-old Chappelle has largely avoided comedy and public life since abruptly leaving his hit Comedy Central series, “Chappelle’s Show,” in 2005.

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