Week in Review 7.29.16
A London production of Lazarus will be mounted this fall. Featuring music from the late, great David Bowie's catalog (and a few new tunes) and a book by Enda Walsh, Lazarus is inspired by and is a continuation of The Man Who Fell to Earth. Michael C. Hall, Michael Esper, and Sophia Anne Caruso, who starred in the off-Broadway run last year, will reprise their roles across the pond. Lazarus will begin previews at the Kings Cross Theatre on October 25. Opening night is set for November 8, and the limited engagement is scheduled to conclude January 22, 2017. Broadway.com has more.
- Oscar winner and Tony nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Eclipsed), Tony nominee Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), and the great Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) have joined the previously announced Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler's Marvel flick, Black Panther. Deadline has details.
- Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (On the Twentieth Century) has been cast in the upcoming Starz series, American Gods. She joins, among others, Pablo Schreiber (Gruesome Playground Injuries). Playbill has more.
- Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) will take on the title role in the upcoming HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Goldsberry joins the previously announced Oprah and Rose Byrne. Deadline has more.
- Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nashville) has joined the cast of HBO's The Deuce in a recurring role. The Deuce stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and centers on the NYC porn industry circa the 1980s. Deadline has more.
- The wonderful Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Big Fish) and her husband, Graham Rowat, will star in the Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Constellations, the Nick Payne play that bowed on Broadway last year, and featured Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. Playbill has more.
- Stage and screen veteran Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Heiress) will likely join Jake Gyllenhaal in The Division, a big-screen adaptation of the eponymous video game. The Hollywood Reporter has more.
- Engagements, the new Lucy Teitler play at Second Stage, has extended its run. Officially opening August 4, the limited engagement will conclude August 20. Theater Mania has more.
- MTC has announced that Fulfillment Center, by playwright Abe Koogler, will close out its 2016-2017 season, bowing in June 2017. The play will star Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Affair). Playbill has more.
- An American in Paris will conclude its Broadway run earlier than expected. The musical will play its final Broadway performance on October 9. A national tour and London production are on their way this fall and winter. Broadway.com has more.
- Oslo, the J.T. Rogers play running, to great acclaim, at Lincoln Center Theater's off-Broadway venue, the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, will transfer to LCT's Broadway venue, the Vivian Beaumont, in the spring. The full cast and creative team will make the transfer. Previews begin March 23, 2017, with opening night scheduled for April 12, and tickets are on sale. Theater Mania has more.
- Significant Other will play the Booth Theatre, with previews beginning February 16, says Playbill via a tweet from star Gideon Glick. The Joshua Harmon play is transferring to Broadway after a celebrated run off-Broadway last summer.
- There will be a Beaches remake (for the small screen), and Tony winner Idina Menzel (Rent, If/Then) will star, taking on the role made famous by Bette Midler. Deadline has more.
- Rolling Stone gets to know Javier Munoz, our full-time A. Ham in Hamilton.
- While preparing for the Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line, NYCB principal and Tony nominee Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) spoke to the Los Angeles Times about getting into theatre, and going between ballet and Broadway.
- PBS's Masterpiece and the BBC are teaming up to bring Mike Bartlett's fantastic play, King Charles III, to television. (This would be an adaptation, not a taped version of the stage play.) Deadline has details.