Week in Review 7.7.17
(Scroll down for news about Oscar Isaac and his Hamlet co-star, Keegan-Michael Key.)
This week, Josh Groban teased a coffee table book, Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. In his tweet, Groban said, "The last few years have been insane. So I made a coffee table book about it. It's full of great memories." Later, in an Instagram post, the crooner said, "We collected so many photos and memories from the last few years. Recording the Stages album, promoting it, doing a tour that took me around the world and back, and then signing on and completing my debut in Great Comet...it's all been one serendipitous dream." Groban just completed his run in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, marking his much-anticipated and highly acclaimed Broadway debut.
A Doll's House, Part 2 to Welcome New Cast
The terrific Lucas Hnath play A Doll's House, Part 2 will welcome three new cast members this summer. Beginning Tuesday, July 25, Tony winner Julie White (Little Dog Laughed, Airline Highway) will take on the role of Nora; Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Between Riverside and Crazy) will play Torvald; and Erin Wilhelmi will portray Emmy, Nora and Torvald's daughter. They take over for Laurie Metcalf (who won a Tony for her performance), Chris Cooper, and Condola Rashad, respectively. That trio will play their final performance on Sunday, July 23. Jayne Houdyshell remains with the production. Playbill has more.
Oscar Isaac and Keegan-Michael Key, who co-star in the Public Theater's production of Hamlet, are the subjects of recent articles. In The New York Times, Isaac talks about turning to Shakespeare after the death of his mother. The veteran of stage and screen (We Live Here, Inside Llewyn Davis) plays the title role in the downtown production, directed by Sam Gold. Meanwhile, Playbill checks in with Key, who is making his New York stage debut in the production as Horatio. Key, famous for his comedy chops as one half of Key and Peele, is a classically trained actor.