Week in Review 7.17.15

American Psycho Broadway Run Confirmed

Broadway.com reports confirmation of a spring 2016 Broadway bow for American Psycho, the musical adaptation of the eponymous Bret Easton Ellis novel and subsequent flick. Previews are expected to being in February 2016, with opening night some time in March. (No theatre has been announced.) The adaptation is written by book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man) and songwriter and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and will be directed by Rupert Goold. Though no casting has been confirmed, Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Venice) have been involved in developmental workshops.

She Loves Me Update

Additional casting, dates and a creative team have been announced for Roundabout's spring 2016 revival of She Loves Me. Joining the previously announced Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge...) and Josh Radnor (Disgraced) are Gavin Creel (Hair), Jane Krakowski (Nine, 30 Rock) and Rene Auberjonois, along with ensemble members Andrew Kober (Hair, Les Miserables), Cameron Adams, Jennifer Foote and others. In addition to director Scott Ellis (You Can't Take It With You), the creative team includes choreographer Warren Carlyle; scenic designer David Rockwell; and orchestrator Larry Hochman, among others. She Loves Me features music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; and a book by Joe Masteroff. Previews at Studio 54 will begin February 5, 2016, with opening night scheduled for March 3. Broadway.com has more.

Hamilton in the News

Broadway previews of Hamilton have begun! In addition to all the press the show received last week, here some more items of interest:
  • New York Times primer on the show

  • A chat with Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father, Luis, via Playbill

  • The Schuyler sisters, played by Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica), Phillipa Soo (Eliza), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy/Maria Reynolds), visited the Schuyler-Hamilton house is Morristown, NJ. The New York Times tagged along.

  • An ode to Daveed Diggs (Lafayette/Jefferson) in Four Two Nine magazine, including some choice photos of the appealing rapper/actor

  • The cast is featured in the August issue of Cosmopolitan

  • Okieriete Onaodowan (Madison), Diggs and Christopher Jackson (Washington) spoke to the Associated Press about portraying presidents and feeling ownership of their American history 

  • Susan Blackwell (Now. Here. This.) interviews some theatre folks, testing their Hamilton knowledge

Checking in with NYCB Dancers

  • Pointe magazine takes a look inside principal dancer Teresa Reichlen's dance bag.

  • Bessie Award nominations were announced this week. (The awards honor NYC's dance world movers and shakers.) Justin Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes was nominated for Outstanding Production; Robbie Fairchild was nominated for his work in An American in Paris; Amar Ramasar was nominated for his work at NYCB throughout the 2014-2105 season; and Troy Schumacher (Clearing Dawn) was nominated in the Outstanding Emerging Choreographer category. Visit dance-enthusiast.com for the full list of nominees.

  • Tiler Peck answers Five Questions for the Troy Record as the Company winds down its summer residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Trailers Galore

Several trailers were released this week, including trailers for:
  • Leonardo DiCaprio's latest, The Revenant, which also stars Tom Hardy (DiCaprio's Inception co-star) and is directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman); watch the trailer on The Hollywood Reporter (the movie will be released on December 25)

  • Sisters, the hilarious-looking movie starring favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; visit Buzz Feed to watch the trailer

  • The new HBO six-part series, Show Me a Hero, created by David Simon (The Wire) and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis); watch the trailer on Indie Wire (the series premieres August 16)

  • The second season of The Affair; the Golden Globe-winning show, which stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson (Constellations), returns to Showtime this fall 

Dig This

  • The 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees have been announced. Rita Moreno; Carole King; George Lucas; Cicely Tyson; The Eagles; and conductor Seiji Ozawa will be honored later this year in a ceremony that will be broadcast on CBS on December 29. Broadway.com has more.

  • The Flick, Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, can now be seen in New York even longer. A return engagement is playing at the Barrow Street Theatre, and the run has been extended to January 10, 2016. Broadway.com has more.

  • When The Daily Show returns from summer vacation next week, Jon Stewart will welcome President Barack Obama back to the show. It will be the president's seventh and final appearance on the show. POTUS is scheduled to appear on Tuesday's episode. (Jake Gyllenhaal will also be a guest next week, reportedly on Wednesday.)

  • The annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks was held last weekend, and Broadway.com and Broadwayworld.com have photos.

  • Tony nominee Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) fills out Playbill's Cue and A questionnaire. He can be seen this weekend in the Encores! production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, alongside Sutton Foster. 

  • Bridget Everett (Rock Bottom) talks to Vogue about her career and her new Comedy Central special, Gynecological Wonder, now available through CC Direct.

  • Consequence of Sound is reporting that The Social Network and Gone Girl collaborators Trent Reznor and David Fincher are working with Chuck Palahniuk on a rock opera adaptation of the author's novel, Fight Club, which Fincher has already adapted into a cult-favorite film.

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