THE SHOW “Harry Clarke”
THE DEAL Billy Crudup, who recently appeared at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre in David Cale’s one-man drama, will do the show for another 10 weeks at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre beginning March 7. The encore run is being presented by the audiobook provider Audible, which recently released an audio recording of the play. In “Harry Clarke,” Crudup plays a hapless Midwesterner who moves to New York City and reinvents himself as a sexy, dangerous Englishman determined to join the upper echelon.
THE SHOW “The Secret Garden”
THE DEAL The 1991 Tony-winning musical will receive its first Broadway revival next season. Few details were revealed other than that it will have direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. “The Secret Garden” was performed in concert at Lincoln Center two years ago with Sydney Lucas, Ben Platt, Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess.
THE SHOW “Kinky Boots”
THE DEAL Wayne Brady, who played the cross-dressing diva Lola in the Tony-winning Broadway musical two years ago, will return to the role from March 5 to April 26. In a prior interview with amNewYork, Brady described his portrayal of Lola as “joyous and open. She’s grand and the star of her own show wherever she goes. She’s never mean-spirited and never does her light shine at the expense of others.” Brady recently played Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” On TV, he hosts the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and has an upcoming recurring role on the drama series “Colony.”
THE SHOW “To Kill a Mockingbird”
THE DEAL Jeff Daniels has been tapped to play Atticus Finch in a stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Deadline.com reports. Aaron Sorkin is writing the adaptation and Bartlett Sher will direct the play, which is set to begin previews Nov. 1 and open Dec. 13. Others in the cast include Celia Keenan-Bolger as Finch’s tomboyish daughter, Scout; Will Pullen as his son, Jem, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson as their housekeeper, Calpurnia. The show does not have a theater yet.
With Daniel Bubbeo