THE SHOW “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,”
THE DEAL Daniel Radcliffe, who recently appeared Off-Broadway in “Privacy” at the Public Theater, will star in a 50th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard’s clever takeoff of “Hamlet,” next year at London’s Old Vic. Radcliffe previously performed in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” on Broadway and in London.
THE SHOW “Sweeney Todd”
THE DEAL William “Bill” Yosses, a former White House executive pastry chef, will be the “official pie maker” for the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical at the Barrow Street Theatre. In “Sweeney Todd,” a crazed barber who murders his clients and whose ruthless accomplice bakes the victims into pies. This production, which debuted at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop in London, will create a working pie-shop environment and serve meat pie and mashed potatoes to audience members.
THE SHOW “Sunday in the Park With George,”
THE DEAL Phylicia Rashad, Zachary Levi, Carmen Cusack, Ruthie Ann Miles and Brooks Ashmanskas will join Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in the upcoming concert production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sondheim musical for four performances at City Center this month. Tickets range from $75 for the newly added Wednesday matinee Oct. 26 to $150,000 for the Oct. 24 gala performance plus dinner for 10 at the Plaza Hotel.
THE SHOW “Hamilton”
THE DEAL For those who still haven’t seen the Tony-winning musical, “Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the smash hip-hop show airing on PBS Oct. 21, will include clips from no fewer than 18 of the show’s numbers, including the title song, “My Shot,” “The Schuyler Sisters” and “The Room Where It Happens,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. A complete video of the show was recorded before the original cast broke up, but there are no plans to release it soon.