Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp in Through the Looking Glass
Mark Rylance, recently seen on Broadway starring in the all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, is in negotiations to star with Johnny Depp in Disney’s Through the Looking Glass. According to Variety, the two-time Tony winner would play the Mad Hatter’s father in the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland.
Oh What a Night! Jersey Boys Breaks Another Record
The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will become the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history on April 9. It surpasses 42nd Street with 3,487 performances. The show is playing at the August Wilson Theatre, where it opened on November 6, 2005.
Bad Boys of Dance are Coming to the West End
Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance are to make their West End debut in Rock the Ballet, a fusion of classic ballet, hip hop, tap and acrobatics performed against a backdrop of animated scenery and stadium rock lighting. They will play a three-week London season at the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells’ home in the West End, from June 10 through June 28, with opening night set for June 12.
Shakespeare Turns 450 in Style
If you happen to be in the U.K. on April 23, the Royal Shakespeare Company is marking Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a free fireworks display outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Festivities will start after the evening’s performance of Henry IV, Part I.