- Catch Me While You Can
It pains me to bring you this news, dear readers, but Catch Me if You Can will end its Broadway run on September 4. When the show closes on Broadway, it will have played 32 previews and 170 regular performances. Though its time on Broadway is ending, the show will live on via a national tour, which is launching in fall 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Providence, by the way, is where the hilarious Safe Men takes place. Just saying. Good things happen in Providence.) Make sure you avail yourself of the opportunity to see this great, fun show - with a sensationally talented cast - either on Broadway, on tour or both! Visit catchmethemusical.com to stay up to date on this jet setting show.
- Sutton Foster Talks Anything Goes, Joel Grey
- NYC Ballets Moves in Vail
Last week I mentioned that NYCB was in Vail, Colorado, for the Vail International Dance Festival. This week, thanks to NYCB's Facebook feed (like them!), I found these great photos taken by Christopher Duggan. Duggan snapped the photo at right of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon while Wheeldon was working with principal dancers Tyler Angle and Wendy Whelan. NYCB's fall season starts September 13 and the box office is now open. Visit nycballet.com to learn about the season and to purchase tickets.
- 30 Rising Actors
Totalfilm.com presented its list of the 30 Hottest Rising Actors Right Now. I agree with many of the choices, including The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie (effective in A Behanding in Spokane), True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, Inception's Tom Hardy (look for him (on DVD) in Scenes of a Sexual Nature), Michael Fassbender, Black Swan's Mila Kunis and Mia Wasikowska, great in The Kids Are All Right, In Treatment and more. Of course, I also disagree with some of the choices, like the vapid Blake Lively and the perpetually sullen Kristen Stewart. What do you think? Which actors (known primarily for film, not TV or theatre) should have been on the list?
- Possible Casting News
Speaking of rising stars and Andrew Garfield, the next celluloid Peter Parker will tread the boards this spring, playing son Biff Loman to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Willy in a revival of the Arthur Miller classic, Death of a Salesman. This is all according to Deadline.com. This possible production could open in March at the Barrymore theatre (recently home to the revival of Arcadia) under the direction of the estimable Mike Nichols. Scott Rudin, who has had recent success on Broadway in the form of The Book of Mormon and was also the lead producer of The Social Network is said to be the lead producer of this production. Visit Deadline.com for more information.
- Dig This
- The AV Club interviewed my favorite Aaron Sorkin alumna, Allison Janney!
- It was a busy day for the Hippies, and Broadway.com has photographic proof!
- The Book of Mormon's Bobby Lopez talks about his 10-step creative process.
- Weeds and one-time Spring Awakening star Hunter Parrish will play Jesus in this fall's revival of Godspell.