Week in Review 10.7.16
My Modern Met has some of the incredible photos that have been taken as part of the NYC Dance Project, a photo series that captures the art and movement of ballet dancers. Featured dancers in the My Modern Met excerpt include NYCB's Tiler Peck, Chase Finlay, and Zachary Catazaro, as well as dancers from Alvin Ailey, ABT, Martha Graham, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet de Santiago. Those and additional photos have been compiled into a coffee table book, The Art of Movement, which is now available for pre-order.
Sunday in the Park with George Casting
Additional casting the for upcoming benefit concerts of Sunday in the Park with George has been announced. Among those joining stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford are Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Shuffle Along...); Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Porgy and Bess, On the Town); Max Chernin (Brooklynite); Tony nominee Carmen Cusack (Bright Star); Tony winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda, Preludes); Tony nominee Zachary Levi (She Loves Me); Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I); and Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Head of Passes). Playbill has the full cast list. Also of note: a Wednesday matinee performance has been added for October 26; this additional performance necessitated moving that evening's performance to a 7:30 curtain, rather than the previously announced 7pm.
Broadway's Leading Men
What's next for some of Broadway's leading men? Gotham checks in with Tony winners Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), Tony nominees Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) and Robbie Fairchild (An American in Paris), and stage and screen favorite Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Grease Live), whose new film, Better Off Single, is now in theaters and available on demand.
American Idiot Movie Confirmed
HBO have given the green light to the American Idiot film adaptation. Billie Joe Armstrong revealed to NME magazine that there isn't a specific timeline yet, but it's moving forward. Armstrong, who co-wrote the book with the show's director, Michael Mayer, and, of course, wrote the songs with his Green Day bandmates, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt, appeared in the show on Broadway as St. Jimmy, and is set to reprise the performance for the film.
- The Sally Field-led revival of The Glass Menagerie will now play the Belasco Theatre, rather than the originally announced Golden Theatre. Previews will still begin February 7, 2017, and opening night is still set for March 9. Playbill has more.
- Mary Beth Peil (The Visit) has joined the Broadway company of this spring's Anastasia. Playbill has details.
- Casting for Rancho Viejo, the new Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal) play, has been announced. Leading the Playwrights Horizons company are Mare Winningham (Casa Valentina) and Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties). Previews begin November 11. Playbill has more.
- A Doll's House, Part 2, a new play by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) will bow on Broadway this spring. Previews at the Golden Theatre will begin April 1, 2017, with opening night scheduled for April 27. Directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home, John), the cast will feature Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf (The Other Place), Chris Cooper, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), and Tony nominee Condola Rashad (Romeo and Juliet). Playbill has more.