Week in Review 4.10.15
Off-Broadway—This summer, Alicia Silverstone (Time Stands Still, The Performers) will return to the stage, along with recent Into the Woods stand out, Jennifer Mudge (Rocky), in MTC's production of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross. Previews begin June 4, with opening night set for June 30. Broadway.com has full casting details.
Broadway—Additional casting has been announced for An Act of God, a stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir by God. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons (The Normal Heart) are two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow) and 80s SNLer Tim Kazurunsky. Playing at Studio 54, An Act of God begins previews May 5, with opening night set for May 28. Broadway.com has more.
Encores!—Initial casting has been announced for the Encores! one-weekend concert staging of the Kander and Ebb musical, Zorba!, which is to be directed by Walter Bobbie (Venus in Fur). The cast will be led by John Turturro (The Cherry Orchard), Marin Mazzie (Ragtime, Next to Normal), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher, The Fortress of Solitude), Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Act One) and Zoe Wanamaker. The show runs May 6-10. Broadway.com has more.
Broadway—When Clive Owen makes his Broadway debut in Old Times this fall, he'll be joined by two-time Tony nominee Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) and Kelly Reilly. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the Roundabout revival of Harold Pinter's play begins previews September 17. Opening night is scheduled for October 6. Broadway.com has more.
- Broadway.com gives you a look at the history of An American in Paris, from Gershwin's composition to the Broadway show. (More good news: there'll be a cast album! Broadway.com has details.)
- Honorary Tony Awards will be presented to scenic artist Arnold Abramson; publicist Adrian Bryan-Brown; and technician Gene O'Donovan. The three men will receive the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater award at a June 1 reception. The Tonys are June 7. Broadway.com has more.
- A Muppets variety series is in the works at ABC, though nothing is set. A "proof of concept" is being filmed, and if all goes well, it will go straight to series. The Hollywood Reporter has details.
- Playbill reports that casting notices indicate the Danny Burstein-led revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances November 17, with opening night scheduled for January 10, 2016. This information is not confirmed. Stay tuned for details.
- Graceland, the USA Network drama from Jeff Eastin and starring Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit, will be back for its third season on June 25.
- Additional performers and presenters have been announced for next weekend's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Rolling Stone has the details.
- Dates have been set for the 88th, 89th and 90th Academy Awards. Oscars will be handed out on February 28, 2016; February 26, 2017; and March 4, 2018. Playbill has more.
- HBO Now, the HBO a la carte service (i.e., you only need Internet; you do not need to subscribe through your cable provider) that offers a vast library of HBO shows and movies, is now available (through some providers; more coming soon). Watch Last Week Tonight host John Oliver explain, and then head to hbonow.com to learn more.