Week in Review 1.2.15
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed last week's Year in Review. Below is a quick whip-around of this and last week's goings on.
- Though Side Show is concluding its Broadway run, the new cast recording is slated for release on February 17.
- Rolling Stone's Peter Travers has a message for Academy voters: don't forget these performances!
- Buzz Feed has a (fairly comprehensive) round up of the most anticipated movies and TV shows/movies of 2015, including Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
- Nominees for the American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards were announced this week. Editors for Birdman, Into the Woods, Whiplash and Nightcrawler, among others, are nominated. The Hollywood Reporter has the full list.
- Tony Kushner (The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures) is working on several projects, Playbill reports, including a film with Steven Spielberg (who collaborated with Kushner on Lincoln) and a new musical with his Caroline, or Change partner, Jeanine Tesori (Violet).
- The first trailer for the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, which, like the upcoming Broadway production, is based on the Hillary Mantel novels, has been released. The six-part series stars Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Twelfth Night), and will be shown in the US on PBS in April.
- Get to know West End star Tam Mutu, who will make his Broadway debut this spring in Doctor Zhivago.
- Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut in Living on Love, written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Running at the Longacre Theatre, previews begin April 1; opening night is set for April 20. The limited engagement will run through August 2. Theater Mania has more.
- I'm not the only one who loves The Last Ship: The Clinton family stopped by the Neil Simon Theatre to check out the incredible original musical. Broadway.com has photos.
- The Good Wife is set to return this Sunday, January 4, and E! Online has a sneak peek of the winter premiere. Watch Alicia kick ass!
- While the Broadway.com crew was in London, editor-in-chief Paul Wontorek caught up with Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Graceland), who is making his UK stage debut in a critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.
- I published my Year in Review, featuring Justin Peck, great new plays, like Bootycandy, and, of course, Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways.