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Odds & Ends: Mary-Louise Parker! Rupert Everett is Salieri! Audra Surprises Emma Thompson!

Odds & Ends: Mary-Louise Parker! Rupert Everett is Salieri! Audra Surprises Emma Thompson!
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker, Rupert Everett, Andrea Martin and Audra McDonald are all making buzz today!

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker is Returning to TV:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mary-Louise Parker will headline Feed Me, a 30-minute single-camera comedy pilot for NBC following a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together. Parker will play Ellen, a somewhat uptight mom-of-two.

Rupert Everett to Star in Amadeus:
We totally get this casting. Rupert Everett is to star as Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus as part of the U.K.'s Chichester Festival’s 2014 Season. Other notable Chichester productions this year include Guys and Dolls, which will have choreography by megastar dancer Carlos Acosta, Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, starring Patricia Routledge and Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton as Rose.

Agent Who Repped Broadway Stars Stole From His Clients:
This sounds like something out of a Mel Brooks caper. Peter Strain, a Broadway, film and TV talent agent, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than half a million dollars from his clients. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Strain used clients’ cash to buy more than $310,000 in artwork and $161,000 in jewelry. He will be sentenced April 30.

Tony Winner Andrea Martin Will Be Telling All About Her Lady Parts:
Andrea Martin is juggling her Act One duties with writing. According to the Associated Press, the Pippin star has until March 17 to make the deadline for her Harper Collins memoir, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts. We can’t wait to see it…we think!?

Audra McDonald Makes Surprise Appearance in Sweeney Todd!
As if the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street wasn’t starry enough! Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald joined a cast headlined by Oscar and Emmy winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Bryn Terfel as the Beggar Woman in the March 5 performance and will reprise her (uncredited!) role on March 6 and 7. The show runs through March 8 at Avery Fisher Hall and Bryonha Marie Parham will be taking over from McDonald for the final two performances. As previously reported, McDonald is later going to host the PBS-aired version of the show.

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