Who Neil Patrick Harris
The SHOW "Nothing to Hide"
The deal Before Neil Patrick Harris heads back to Broadway later this season in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," he will direct "Nothing to Hide," a quirky magic show created by and starring Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, which will play a short run at Off-Broadway's Signature Center starting next month. Harris previously staged the show in L.A. "I'm positively proud to present this pair of unprecedented prestidigitators," Harris said in a statement.
The REVUE "After Midnight"
The deal Although "After Midnight," the new revue celebrating Duke Ellington and Harlem's Cotton Club, does not start previews on Broadway until next month, the cast gave a sneak preview to none other than Barack Obama last week as part of a reception at the United Nations, reports Playbill.com. Cast member Dulé Hill tweeted afterward that he "felt a little like Marilyn Monroe." It was also revealed this week that Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds have joined the show's roster of special guest vocalists.
The MUSICAL "Orphan Train: The Musical"
The deal Sure, there are plenty of musicians and dancers to be found each day within the city's train stations. But when was the last time you saw a full-scale musical there? "Orphan Train: The Musical," which depicts the efforts of charities to move young orphans out of the streets and into safe homes during the previous century, will be performed for free at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station on Oct. 11 and 12. Reservations can be made at orphantrainmusical.com.
The MUSICAL "The Rocky Horror Show"
The deal Although Will Swenson dropped out of the Bucks County Playhouse's upcoming production of "The Rocky Horror Show" to star in the Off-Broadway premiere of "Little Miss Sunshine," the musical will still contain quite a few Broadway veterans. Nick Adams will play Rocky, Jeremy Kushnier appears as Riff Raff, Steve Rosen as Dr. Scott, Jennifer Cody as Columbia and Lauren Molina as Janet. Performances begin Oct. 23 at the playhouse, in New Hope, Pa.