Week in Review 3.10.17
- Deadline first reported that Brian d'Arcy James will return to Hamilton. The Tony-nominated actor originated the role of King George III in the off-Broadway production of the mega-hit musical, but left the production shortly after the off-Broadway opening to open Something Rotten on Broadway. In the interim, he was seen in the Oscar-winning film, Spotlight, and has a few projects coming up. A later report by Playbill stated that he will join the Broadway company on April 14.
- Tony and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson will join Amy Adams in the HBO limited series, Sharp Objects, based on the eponymous Gillian Flynn novel. Deadline has more.
- Stage and screen veteran Paul Sparks (House of Cards, The Night Of) has joined the cast of Greatest Showman, the musical biopic about P.T. Barnum starring Hugh Jackman. (Pasek and Paul are writing the score.) Sparks will also be seen in the upcoming Spike TV miniseries, Waco. Deadline has more.
- Tony nominee and Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (The Motherfucker with the Hat, Boardwalk Empire) will join the cast of Mr. Robot for the show's third season, set to begin shooting in New York next month. The series will return in October. In addition, B.D. Wong has been promoted to series regular. The Hollywood Reporter has more.
Several shows have announced rush and/or lottery policies. Here's a round up of what was announced this week:
- Present Laughter: The Noel Coward revival, starring Kevin Kline, will have a digital lottery. Fans can enter at laughteronbroadway.com/lottery for a chance to win up to two tickets, $42 each. The play is in previews; opening night is set for April 5. Playbill has more.
- Hamilton: The San Francisco sit-down production of the hit musical will offer a digital lottery much like the one in place for the Broadway production. Fans can visit either hamilton.shsnk.com or luckyseat.com/hamilton for their chance to win up to two of the 44 $10 tickets. Playbill has details.
- Amelie: Both a lottery and rush policy have been announced. Fans can visit ameliebroadway.com/lottery to enter to win $45 front-row lottery tickets, and they can go to the box office the day of the performance to purchase $39.50 rush tickets. The musical is in previews, and opening night is set for April 3. Playbill has more.
- Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can't Take It With You) spoke with Vanity Fair about her current project, the glorious revival of Sunday in the Park with George.
- My Fair Lady will be revived at Lincoln Center next year, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I). Previews will begin March 22, 2018, with opening night scheduled for April 19. Theater Mania has more, including the creative team.
- A Doll's House, Part 2 will begin previews March 30, rather than the previously announced April 1. The play, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians), is still scheduled open on April 27. Broadway.com has more.
- Dates for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and SAG Awards have been set: January 7, 2018, and January 21, respectively. The Hollywood Reporter has more.