Behind the Curtain: 'Godspell' slated to close June 24, more
Although "Godspell" didn't receive a single Tony nomination, it'll still get to perform at the awards. But unless it experiences a major increase in sales immediately afterwards, it will probably close June 24, according to its producer Ken Davenport on his blog.
Gad and Rannells to leave 'Mormon'
It was revealed this week that Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, the Tony-nominated stars of "The Book of Mormon," will exit the show on June 6 (Gad) and June 10 (Rannells). Both took part in TV pilots that have been picked up by NBC. Gad and Rannells will be replaced by understudy Jared Gertner and standby Nic Rouleau, respectively.
Windman's tips for food and drinks for the Tonys
Wondering what food and drink to serve at your Tony Awards party? Georgetown Cupcakes, best known for the TLC TV series "DC Cupcakes," is offering the "Tony Award Dozen" - 12 red velvet cupcakes with a Tony Award fondant at the top. (I ate a few Monday and highly recommend them.) For beverages, try the Tony Awards Drinking Game. Instructions can be found at BroadwayWorld.com. Here's an example: "Take a sip for every Neil Patrick Harris costume change."
Rudd, Shannon, Asner to say 'Grace' on Broadway
Paul Rudd, who hasn't appeared on Broadway since "Three Days of Rain" with Julia Roberts six years ago, will return this fall in "Grace," a new play about a couple trying to establish a chain of Gospel motels in Florida. Michael Shannon and Ed Asner will co-star.
Australian wins role of Warbucks in 'Annie' revival
Anthony Warlow, an Australian musical theater star, has been picked to play Daddy Warbucks in the Broadway revival of "Annie." He's already played the role in Melbourne and Sydney.
Val Kilmer, Holly Hunter, Judd Apatow and Nick Jonas at "One Man, Two Guvnors" ... Jeff Goldblum at "Peter and the Starcatcher" ... Donald Trump at "The Phantom of the Opera" ... Neil Patrick Harris at "End of the Rainbow.