TOP 10 THEATRE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK
Top 10 Theater Stories You NEED to Know This Week
What magazine gave us a peek at Meryl in Into the Woods? Which famous film actress is making her Broadway debut? And which TV star is stepping into the role of Pippin? Find out all this and more in Stagelight’s Top 10 Theater Stories of the Week!
Tickets are now on sale for Bernard Shaw’s play Major Barbara at the Pearl Theatre Company. This classic comedy is one of Shaw’s most beloved plays, and this latest production starts performances November 4th at the Pearl’s 42nd Street space.
This holiday season marks the arrival of the much-hyped Sondheim movie musical Into the Woods featuring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. This week, producers gave us a magical taste of what they have in store for us by releasing an extended trailer for the film. And as if that weren’t enough, every newsstand in New York currently has the cast of the film gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Is it December yet?!? “I wish…”
America Ferrara (otherwise known as TV’s Ugly Betty) is currently starring in the Off-Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart at Second Stage. The show officially opens this Wednesday, and plays a limited run through the end of November. This Terrence McNally play was last slated to appear on Broadway in 2010 starring Megan Mullally, but was scrapped last minute for unknown reasons.
The hit comedy Noises Off will be returning to Broadway next December starring Tony Award-winning actress Andrea Martin. This revival is being produced by Roundabout with Martin in the role of “Dotty” (made famous by Carol Burnett in the 1992 film version). Ms. Martin was most recently seen hanging upside-down in Broadway’s Pippin.
6. Sting sits down with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio
Singer/songwriter Sting appeared on Inside the Actors Studio this past Thursday to discuss his long, successful career, and his new Broadway musical, The Last Ship. His show officially opened on Broadway Sunday night and is already creating quite a lot of Tony buzz. So whether you’re a musical theater nerd or a massive Police fan, Sting’s Actors Studio appearance is not to be missed!