Broadway will have to wait a few more days for Al Pacino's return to David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning drama "Glengarry Glen Ross." The first three previews have been canceled so Pacino can promote his new film "Stand Up Guys." Previews will now start on Oct. 19.
Daisey back at Public after fabrication fiasco
Nationally disgraced monologuist Mike Daisey, who was forced to admit that he had fabricated significant chunks of his supposedly nonfiction solo show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" following an investigation by the news program "This American Life," is inexplicably being welcomed back to the Public Theater. Daisey will present six new works over six nights at Joe's Pub. While Daisey remains a very engaging storyteller, does he deserve our trust? Or our money?
Playwright accuses Gifford of stealing title
You don't need a lawyer (such as myself) to tell you that titles are not copyrightable. But that hasn't stopped Theasa Touhy, who wrote the book of a musical about D.H. Lawrence called "Scandalous" that has played England and New Orleans, from accusing Kathie Lee Gifford of stealing the title and using it for Gifford's musical of the same name about evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, which is about to start previews on Broadway. According to Touhy, Gifford changed the title of her show, which was originally "Saving Aimee," after finding a copy of her script.
Australia premiere set for 'King Kong' musical.
It looks as if the "King Kong" musical, which was first announced last year as being in development, will actually premiere next summer in Melbourne. The title character will be portrayed by "the most technologically advanced puppet in the world," according to the news release. The score will combine period tunes with new material by several artists including Sarah McLachlan.
Henry Winkler, Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino and John Slattery at opening night of "Grace."