'Realistic Joneses' closes, Kelsey Grammer plans return to Broadway

Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall in Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall in "The Realistic Joneses," at the Lyceum Theatre in Manhattan. Photo Credit: AP / Joan Marcus

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THE SHOW "The Realistic Joneses"

THE DEAL Will Eno's perplexing dark comedy about two neighboring couples ended its Broadway run yesterday. Though always billed as a limited run, it was generally assumed it would be extended in light of good reviews and a starry cast, including Toni Collette and Marisa Tomei.


WHO Kelsey Grammer

THE DEAL Kelsey Grammer, who appeared on Broadway four years ago in "La Cage aux Folles," told the Los Angeles Times he plans to return next year in a new musical produced by Harvey Weinstein. It is assumed that Grammer was not referring to "Finding Neverland," with which Weinstein also is involved, and is about to start its run in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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THE SHOW "A Bronx Tale"

THE DEAL The musical based on Chazz Palminteri's one-man show, which previously was adapted into a 1993 film, is moving forward. A new casting notice indicates a workshop of the musical will be held later in the summer and the musical will have music by Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Newsies") and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

THE SHOW "The War of the Roses"

THE DEAL The dark comedy, adapted from Warren Adler's 1981 novel about a volatile divorce, is expected to hit Broadway during the 2015-16 season. The book was previously made into a 1989 film with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

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