'Century' opening moved due to Gallagher illness
Opening night of the Broadway revival of "On the Twentieth Century" has been pushed back a few nights to Sunday, March 15 because Peter Gallagher, who co-stars in the musical with Kristin Chenoweth, has missed a good number of preview performances due to a bad sinus infection. In his absence, understudy James Moye has played the fallen theater impresario Oscar Jaffe.
Oprah says good night to 'Mother' revival
Oprah Winfrey, who was slated to come to Broadway in a revival of Marsha Norman's suicide drama "'night Mother" alongside Audra McDonald, has now decided against it, as per the Hollywood Reporter. "I'd like something with a happier ending," Winfrey told the publication.
Willis making Broadway debut in King's 'Misery
'Bruce Willis will come to Broadway in the fall in a stage adaptation of the Stephen King thriller "Misery," about a famous novelist's uncomfortable and violent relationship with an obsessive fan who demands rewrites to his latest manuscript. He will be joined by Elizabeth Marvel ("House of Cards"). William Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film, also wrote the stage version.
Broadway gets its own poker tournament
Broadway Bets, a new poker tournament that will raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held at Sardi's restaurant on May 18. It will be open to theater professionals and theatergoers alike. The best players will be awarded prizes.
'Waitress' already has sights on Broadway
The new musical "Waitress," which has songs by Sara Bareilles and is based on the 2007 film of the same name, will apparently come to Broadway after its premiere this summer at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge. As reported by Playbill.com, the theater went so far as to auction off tickets to see the musical on Broadway at its gala on Monday night.
Mary-Louise Parker to do 'Heisenberg'
Off-BroadwayMary-Louise Parker will appear Off-Broadway at City Center in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of "Heisenberg," a new play by Simon Stephens ("The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") about two strangers brought together by a sudden kiss. Parker starred in MTC's production of the Pulitzer-winning drama "Proof." It begins previews on May 19.
Clive Owen to make B'way debut in Pinter play
English actor Clive Owen ("Closer," "Sin City") will make his Broadway debut this fall in a revival of the Harold Pinter drama "Old Times." It will be produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by the Tony-winning actor Douglas Hodge ("La Cage aux Folles").
Nick Offerman set for 'Confederacy of Dunces'
Nick Offerman, best known as the mustachioed Ron Swanson on the television sitcom "Parks and Recreation," has been cast as a strange, over-the-top fellow in "A Confederacy of Dunces," a stage adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's novel. It will premiere in the fall at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.
Jones to take over for Hall in 'Hedwig
'Rebecca Naomi Jones, who has appeared in the rock musicals "American Idiot" and "Passing Strange" and is currently in "Big Love" at Signature Theatre Company, will take over as Yitzhak in the Broadway revival of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" starting April 14. Lena Hall, who won a Tony for her performance in the role, will play her last performance on April 4.
Bill and Hillary Clinton at "Hamilton" ? ... Amy Poehler at "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" ... La Toya Jackson at "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" ... Tony Bennett, Tom Brokaw and Chris Matthews at "The Audience" ... Bette Midler at "Honeymoon in Vegas."