‘Macbeth’ Lincoln Center Theater announced a full slate of productions for its upcoming season on Thursday, including a new production of “Macbeth” (which is currently on Broadway in a one-man version with Alan Cumming) starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Jack O’Brien, which will open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in November. Other productions include “Domesticated,” a new play by Pulitzer winner...Read more »
Keaton flick Although the St. James Theatre on 44th Street is vacant, its marquee is advertising “Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” which was adapted by, directed by and stars Riggan Thomson, who actually looks a lot like Michael Keaton. Well, it actually is Keaton, and the sign is just being used as part of the filming of “Birdman,” in which Keaton plays a film actor...Read more »
‘Sound of Music’ Even with the demise of “Smash,” it would appear that NBC still has a fond spot for Broadway. It was confirmed Monday that the previously announced live broadcast of a new production of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood will be broadcast on Dec. 5. No word yet on the other cast members or how exactly this is going to work. Will it be filmed at a Broadway theater in...Read more »
‘Bountiful’ While “Orphans” and “The Testament of Mary” have posted early closing notices, the producers of the revival of Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful” announced Wednesday that the production will extend through Sept. 1. Star Cicely Tyson scored rave reviews for her performance.
With ‘Orphans’ closing early, Alec targets critic The Broadway staging of the drama “Orphans” was originally...Read more »
‘Guys and Dolls’ Fox has secured the rights to do a film remake of “Guys and Dolls,” considered by many to be the greatest musical comedy of all time, as reported by Deadline.com, which also noted that Fox is hoping to star Channing Tatum (assumedly as Sky Masterson) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (assumedly as Nathan Detroit). Perhaps they'll be joined by Anne Hathaway as Sarah and Zooey Deschanel...Read more »
LuPone Patti LuPone, who was the very first vocal artist to appear at 54 Below, will return there this summer with “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,” her show dedicated to the roles she at least wishes she had — or someday will — perform such as the title character in “Peter Pan” and Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific.”
Daisey will return to the Public Theater Monologist Mike Daisey, who was forced...Read more »