Odds & Ends: Al Pacino Circling B’way Return as Tennessee Williams & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the summer weekend. Al Pacino Circling Broadway Return as Tennessee WilliamsGood to hear that after a slightly rocky experience on Broadway with China Doll last season, Al Pacino is looking to come back to the Main Stem this fall or early next year. The acting legend is rumored to be starring as Tennessee Williams opposite Tony winner Judith Light in Dotson Rader’s new play When God Looked Away. Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, the project is based on Rader’s 1985 biography of Williams. According to Showbiz 411, a workshop is slated to take place in L.A. this week. We will keep you posted!Hillary Clinton’s Hamilton TakeoverThe (presumably new!) company of Hamilton is set to perform a special matinee on July 12, which will raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The Hillary Victory Fund purchased all 1321 seats for the performance and is expected to raise $3.5 million; although ticket prices are obviously steep (going up to $100,000!), if you donate at least $1 to Clinton’s campaign, you can be entered into a lottery for the chance to attend with a friend. As you all know by now, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning tuner is running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Jimmy Buffett Musical NamedThings are progressing with the new Jimmy Buffett musical—the show now has a title, Escape to Margaritaville. As previously announced, the production will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, playing a limited engagement May 16, 2017 through June 25. Directed by Christopher Ashley, the tuner will feature an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and include both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics.Watch Squigs on StageAre you a fan of Squigs’ Broadway Inks? Now you can catch the multi-talented Justin Robertson (his real name) in person! He is set to take on the role of Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man in Cape Cod. Directed by James Brennan, with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, it is the largest production ever to play at the Cape Playhouse, with more than 30 performers, and is scheduled to play July 5 through July 23. The company will also include James Clow as Harold Hill, with Kaitlyn Davidson as Marian Paroo; Ann Arvia as Mrs. Paroo, Barbara Tirrell as Eulalie Shinn and Brad Bellamy as Mayor Shinn.P.S. Check out below as former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants (and future All Stars season divas) perform “I Am What I Am” for Harvey Fierstein at Logo’s Trailblazer Honors below. Al Pacino(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)last_img

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the summer weekend. Al Pacino Circling Broadway Return as Tennessee WilliamsGood to hear that after a slightly rocky experience on Broadway with China Doll last season, Al Pacino is looking to come back to the Main Stem this fall or early next year. The acting legend is rumored to be starring as Tennessee Williams opposite Tony winner Judith Light in Dotson Rader’s new play When God Looked Away. Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, the project is based on Rader’s 1985 biography of Williams. According to Showbiz 411, a workshop is slated to take place in L.A. this week. We will keep you posted!Hillary Clinton’s Hamilton TakeoverThe (presumably new!) company of Hamilton is set to perform a special matinee on July 12, which will raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The Hillary Victory Fund purchased all 1321 seats for the performance and is expected to raise $3.5 million; although ticket prices are obviously steep (going up to $100,000!), if you donate at least $1 to Clinton’s campaign, you can be entered into a lottery for the chance to attend with a friend. As you all know by now, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning tuner is running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Jimmy Buffett Musical NamedThings are progressing with the new Jimmy Buffett musical—the show now has a title, Escape to Margaritaville. As previously announced, the production will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, playing a limited engagement May 16, 2017 through June 25. Directed by Christopher Ashley, the tuner will feature an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and include both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics.Watch Squigs on StageAre you a fan of Squigs’ Broadway Inks? Now you can catch the multi-talented Justin Robertson (his real name) in person! He is set to take on the role of Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man in Cape Cod. Directed by James Brennan, with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, it is the largest production ever to play at the Cape Playhouse, with more than 30 performers, and is scheduled to play July 5 through July 23. The company will also include James Clow as Harold Hill, with Kaitlyn Davidson as Marian Paroo; Ann Arvia as Mrs. Paroo, Barbara Tirrell as Eulalie Shinn and Brad Bellamy as Mayor Shinn.P.S. Check out below as former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants (and future All Stars season divas) perform “I Am What I Am” for Harvey Fierstein at Logo’s Trailblazer Honors below. Al Pacino(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)last_img

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