Week in Review 9.25.15
The Hamilton original Broadway cast recording was released digitally this week. (CDs will be released October 16, and vinyls will be released in January 2016.) You can visit your favorite digital music retailer to purchase the album, and then head to the Atlantic Records website, where you can download the full lyrics and album credits. In addition, it was announced that the Hamilton book, which will feature annotated lyrics and many other goodies, is now available for pre-order. The title will be released on April 12, 2016. Visit Amazon or your favorite retailer to place your order.
Lincoln Center Theater Announces Three New Productions
Lincoln Center Theater has announced three show that will be part of its 2015-2016 season: The Royale, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by Rachel Chavkin, beginning February 11, 2016; Her Requiem, written by Greg Pierce and directed by Kate Whoriskey (Tales from Red Vienna), beginning February 6; and War, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, beginning May 21. (The first show will run at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; the latter two will play at the LCT3 Claire Tow Theater.) Broadwayworld.com has more.
- Tony nominee Leanne Cope (An American in Paris) is featured in a new Saks Fifth Avenue catalog. Playbill has an exclusive first look at the glamorous shots.
- Full casting has been announced for School of Rock. Previews begin November 9, with opening night set for December 6. Playbill has the full cast list.
- The Christians, the terrific new play by Lucas Hnath, has been extended. The Playwrights Horizons production will now run through October 25. Visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org to learn more and to purchase tickets.
- A Rockettes summer show will take up residency at Radio City Music Hall, leaving the Tony Awards to find a different home. Broadway.com has more, including speculation that the award show will return to the Beacon Theatre.
- Guests for the first week of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah have been announced. Kevin Hart will be the first guest when the show debuts on Monday, September 28. He'll be followed by Whitney Wolfe, a tech entrepreneur, Chris Christie and Ryan Adams. Rolling Stone has more.
- Waitress is finishing up its run at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston, and will bow on Broadway in the spring. In between, the musical's songwriter, Sara Bareilles, will release a concept album featuring her performing songs from the show. The Hollywood Reporter has more.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Real Thing) will star alongside James Franco (127 Hours) in The Deuce, a new HBO series from David Simon (The Wire, Show Me a Hero). Set in New York in the 1970s, the show centers on the seedy side of NYC, prostitutes and mob associates galore. The Hollywood Reporter has details.