Week in Review 3.18.16
Check out the video for Johnny Gallagher's "Sarasota Someone," the first single off his debut solo album, Six Day Hurricane. The video was shot live at the Rockwood Music Hall record release party in January. Gallagher, who won a Tony Award for Spring Awakening, returns to Broadway this spring in a revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night (previews begin March 31; opening night is April 19, and the limited run concludes June 26). The American Idiot star last appeared on Broadway in Jerusalem, and was part of the HBO–Aaron Sorkin TV show, The Newsroom.
- Christopher Jackson (Hamilton) has been cast in the CBS pilot, Bull, which, you might recall from a few weeks ago, is based on the early days of Dr. Phil's trial consulting practice. Deadline has more.
- Tony winner Julie White (Little Dog Laughed, Sylvia) has joined the cast of the CBS pilot, Real Good People. The show is executive produced by Greg Garcia, who was behind the series, My Name is Earl. Deadline has more.
- Initial casting is set for the world premiere of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York, the new play by Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard). Beth Behrs, Lisa emery (Marjorie Prime), and Jacqueline Sydney will star in the off-Broadway production. Previews begin May 19; opening night is set for June 7. Playbill has more.
Check out the trailer for the third season of the hilarious Silicon Valley. The show returns to HBO on Sunday, April 24 (the same night as Game of Thrones and Veep).
Coming to the Screen, Stage, and Stereo
- Coming to your screen: Brain Dead, the new CBS series starring Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Graceland) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, Preludes), will premiere on June 13 (the day after the Tony Awards).
- Coming to your screen: The HBO adaptation of All the Way will air on Saturday, May 21. Brian Cranston reprises his Tony-winning performance as LBJ. Deadline has more.
- Staying on the stage: The new Kenneth Lonergan play, Hold On To Me Darling, starring Timothy Olyphant, has been extended. The show will now run through April 17. Broadwayworld.com has more.
- Coming to your stereo: There will be a cast recording of the new Steve Martin–Edie Brickell musical, Bright Star. You can pre-order your copy now. Bright Star is now in previews; opening night is March 24.
- Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Little Shop of Horrors) was at the SXSW festival in Austin last weekend, and spoke about his favorite roles. Variety has the report.
- Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Les Miserables) is penning a musical called The Lesbian, based on the true story of a woman whose father offered $65million to any man who could "turn her straight." Broadway.com has more.
- This year's Tony nominees will be announced by Tony winner Patina Miller (Pippin) and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon). The announcement will be live-streamed on tonyawards.com on May 3.
- No dates or theatre have been announced, but the Broadway bow of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can now claim Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) as its director. Broadway.com has more.
- Teen Vogue speaks to Anthony Ramos, who plays John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Hamilton. In the article, Ramos talks about what it was like growing up in Brooklyn, and how he booked Hamilton.
- Steven Pasquale is the latest guest on Broadway.com's Show People. The Tony-nominated actor is starring in the exciting revival of The Robber Bridegroom.
- Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) takes you behind the scenes at American Psycho, which is now in rehearsals. (Previews begin March 24, and opening night is April 20.) Visit Broadway.com for the first episode of her vlog, Killing Time.