Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.
Emma Watson Heading for the Stage...Definitely, Maybe
Emma Watson has reiterated that she'd like to tread the boards. The Harry Potter star told The Daily Mail that graduating from Brown this coming May “frees me up to consider doing theater, and I would love that opportunity.” Well, Broadway.com has already compiled a list of suitable roles for you, Emma, so hopefully you’ll take note and head to the Great White Way soon!
Game of Thrones's Sam Mackay Heads to In The Heights
Game of Thrones’ Sam Mackay is set to star in the the London premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's previously announced Tony-winning musical In The Heights. Joining Mackay as Usnavi will be Nathan Amzi as Piragua Guy, Olivier winner David Bedella as Kevin, Josie Benson as Camilla, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Daniela, Emma Kingston as Vanessa, Jonny Labey as Graffitti Pete, Christina Modestou as Nina, Sarah Naudi as Carla, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela and Wayne Robinson as Benny. Directed by Luke Sheppard, the production will play a limited engagement May 9 through June 7. Press night is set for May 15 in The Large at Southwark Playhouse
Oliver! to be a Movie, Again?
Cameron Mackintosh, who turned his stage hit Les Miz into a successful film, is trying to repeat the move with Lionel Bart’s Oliver!. The original 1968 movie won five Oscars and the mega producer, who has the majority of the stage rights, is in the process of acquiring the film rights. “Every time I think I’ve unravelled the complex web of film rights, someone else comes out of the woodwork, saying they own this or that aspect,” he revealed to The Daily Mail.
West End Transfer for The Scottsboro Boys?
Looks like John Kander, Fred Ebb and David Thompson’s The Scottsboro Boys, currently playing at London’s Young Vic Theatre, is going to be getting a West End transfer. According to The Daily Mail, its director, five-time winner Susan Stroman, will be returning to London later this year to oversee the Olivier nominated show moving to the Garrick Theatre.