Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
The Big Screen Is Getting a Dirty, Nasty Idiot
Playwright Rolin Jones, who collaborated with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong on These Paper Bullets, a new musical currently playing at the Yale Repetory Theatre, reveals plans to adapt the Green Day musical American Idiot for the big screen. “The idea is to get it a little dirtier and a little nastier and translate it into visual terms,” Jones told The Hartford Courant. Dirtier than a heroin ballet? Now this we have to see.
The Odd Couple Reboot Find Its Felix
If you like your OCD with a side of laughs (and who doesn't?), you're in luck. Matthew Perry's new take on the Neil Simon comedy-turned-classic-sitcom will star Reno 911's Thomas Lennon as finicky Felix opposite Perry as the slovenly Oscar. The two actors have worked together before—on 17 Again and Friends. Look for the new version of this comedy about mismatched roomies on CBS.
Man of La Mancha Composer Gets Final Ovation
Broadway is mourning the loss of Tony-winning composer Mitch Leigh, who died on March 16 at the age of 86. The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:45PM for one minute.