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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Denzel Washington Get Competitive, Geoffrey Rush Would Do Anything & More!

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Denzel Washington Get Competitive, Geoffrey Rush Would Do Anything & More!
Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel and Denzel Washington to take part in Broadway's 'Easter Bonnet Competition.'

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

Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington & More Get Competitive
Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston, James Franco and more than 200 Broadway and off-Broadway performers are joining forces for the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the show will be performed at the Minskoff Theatre on April 21 and 22.

Geoffrey Rush Would Do Anything to Play Oliver!'s Composer
It's a fine life! Geoffrey Rush is to play Oliver! composer Lionel Bart in a movie musical. According to the Daily Mail, the film will be directed by Vadim Jean, feature Bart’s songs and follow his rags-to-riches-and-back-again story. This isn't the first tuner that the Tony and Oscar winner has been linked with—Rush has also been reported as interested in appearing in a big-screen adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Watch Matilda's Maggots Make Some Magic This Easter
The four Matildas—Gabriella Pizzolo, Ava Ulloa, Ripley Sobo and Paige Brady, stopped by People.com to talk their favorite Easter traditions and you can watch them get crafty with a damaged book, sparkles and paste below. We suspect the Easter bunny will be making a visit to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre this coming Sunday!

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