Week in Review 7.28.15
Forest Whitaker to Make Broadway Debut Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker ( The Last King of Scotland ) will make his Broadway debut this spring in a revival of Eugene O'Neill 's Hughie . Exact dates, a theatre and a co-star for the two-hander have yet to be announced, but we do know the production will be directed by Michael Grandage ( Red , The Cripple of Inishmaan ). As mentioned on Theater Mania , Hughie takes place in a hotel lobby, and focuses on Erie (Whitaker), a hustler mourning the death of the hotel's old clerk (the titular Hughie) as he talks with the new clerk, Charlie. Additional details will be announced in the coming months. Drama League "Up Close" Series Guests for the Drama League's "Up Close" series, in which artists are interviewed by their collaborators, have been announced. (I went to an Up Close event last year in which Steven Pasquale interviewed his The Bridges of Madison County collaborator, Jason Robert Brown.