THE SHOW "Clueless, The Musical"
THE DEAL Disney Channel star Dove Cameron will play the Alicia Silverstone screen role of Cher Horowitz in the new musical adaptation of the 1995 movie. It will receive its world premiere in November in an Off-Broadway production by The New Group. Cameron previously played Amber Von Tussle in NBC’s live television version of “Hairspray.” “Clueless” will be directed by Kristin Hanggi. The musical, written by the movie's director Amy Heckerling, contains "a score that reimagines '90s hits into ingenious parodies and yearning monologues,” according to the announcement.
THE SHOW "Kiss Me, Kate"
THE DEAL Corbin Bleu, who is best-remembered as Zac Efron’s pal in the “High School Musical” trilogy, will join Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s spring Broadway revival of the Cole Porter-meets-Shakespeare musical comedy classic. Last year, Bleu appeared in the Roundabout’s production of “Holiday Inn,” which also played Studio 54. The Roundabout also revealed that Amanda Green (“Hands on a Hardbody”) will contribute unspecified additional material for the revival. “Kiss Me, Kate” was last revived on Broadway in 1999 with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie, who died last month.
THE SHOW “La Fille du Régiment”
THE DEAL Kathleen Turner will take on the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp when the Metropolitan Opera revives Donizetti's French comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 2. In 2008, the role was played by the late theater luminary Marian Seldes. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also played the role with the Washington National Opera.
THE SHOW "Bandstand"
THE DEAL Although the musical about a group of psychologically wounded World War II veterans who form a jazz band fizzled out on Broadway last year, it appears to have succeeded on the silver screen. A filmed version of the production, which played movie theaters in June, will receive encore screenings on Nov. 15 and 19 in honor of Veterans Day. The show, which has an original score that evokes the swing-band style of the 1940s, was directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton”). For more information, go to fathomevents.com