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Odds & Ends: Matthew James Thomas Might Be a Jedi! Judy Kaye Will Find Salvation! More Backwards Stars!

Odds & Ends: Matthew James Thomas Might Be a Jedi! Judy Kaye Will Find Salvation! More Backwards Stars!
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Matthew James Thomas
Will our own MJT be a Jedi?!

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

The Force Might Be with Matthew James Thomas
It looks like J.J. Abrams is eyeing Pippin star Matthew James Thomas for a Jedi role in the next Star Wars movie. Thomas is under consideration along with Ed Speelers, John Boyega, Jesse Piemons and Ray Fisher to fight already-cast bad guy Adam Driver in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Judy Kaye Will Lead the Mission
Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye is replacing Jane Houdyshell as the intimidating General Matilda B. Cartwright in the upcoming one-night-only concert of Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the concert stars Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson and Sierra Boggess on April 3.

More Stars Are Gonna Go Backwards
Broadway faves Norm Lewis, Roger Rees, Julie White, Rachel York, Andy Kelso, Jose Llana and Kyle Dean Massey have joined the glittering roster of stars participating in Broadway Backwards benefit on March 24 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Going Backwards has never felt so sure-footed.

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