Hall returns to 'Hedwig' while Mitchell heals
Last Saturday's 10 p.m. show of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was canceled after John Cameron Mitchell injured his knee during the 7 p.m. show. Mitchell returned to the show three days later wearing a leg brace. Michael C. Hall, who played Hedwig right before Mitchell, will return to the show next week in order to give Mitchell a week to heal.
Controversial 'Rachel' returns to Off-Broadway
"My Name is Rachel Corrie," a highly controversial one-woman drama about an American girl who died while protesting on behalf of Palestinians on the Gaza Strip, will receive a new Off-Broadway production in April at the Culture Project in the East Village. It was last seen in New York in 2006.
McDonald set for 'Moon' in Williamstown festival
Audra McDonald, who won raves on Broadway just a few months ago as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," will star in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" this summer at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. She will be joined by her husband, Will Swenson. Also on the Williamstown schedule is a production of William Inge's once lost "Off the Main Road" with Kyra Sedgwick.
LuPone to do community theater at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center Theater has confirmed that Patti LuPone and Michael Urie have been cast in "Shows for Days," a new play by Douglas Carter Beane ("The Nance") that pays tribute to Beane's experiences in local community theater when he was just 14 years old. LuPone will play the town diva who directs, designs and stars in all their shows. It will open Off-Broadway in June.
Brecht's 'Saint Joan' to get Brooklyn production
Brooklyn's Irondale Center has unveiled its new season, which will include a staging of Brecht's rarely-seen "Saint Joan of the Stockyards" in May. Irondale is currently working on what it calls the "1599 Project," in which four major Shakespeare plays written around 1599 ("Henry V," "Julius Caesar," "As You Like It," "Hamlet") will be developed into a single piece of theater. It is expected to be unveiled in 2016.
JRB, LaGravenese at 'Last Five' film screenings
Jason Robert Brown, who wrote the score of "The Last Five Years," and Richard LaGravenese, who directed the musical's new film version, will appear at screenings of the film this weekend at Village East Cinema. The film will be released both in theaters and on VOD on Friday.
Fringe deadline extended due to tech problems
The deadline for a show to apply to be a part of the New York International Fringe Festival has been extended to Feb. 24 due to technical website glitches. Each August, hundreds of low-budget shows, spanning virtually all known genres, are presented in downtown theaters as part of the Fringe. If you've got a script and forty bucks, you can apply at fringenyc.org. "I guess we're just like Obamacare!" artistic director Elena K. Holy said in a statement.
John Lithgow and Mandy Patinkin at "Hamilton" at the Public Theater ?
Alec Baldwin and Spike Jonze at "The Elephant Man" ?
Gina Gershon, Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster at premiere screening of "The Last Five Years" in West Village ?
Meryl Streep at "It's Only a Play."