Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Kristin Chenoweth has 'Considered' Writing a Bio-Musical & has the Perfect Title
Kristin Chenoweth, who will soon appear in a solo show at Carnegie Hall, has revealed that she has “considered writing a musical, a very loosely based story on my life; however, I think I might be the only person that would find it interesting.” We disagree, Kristin! According to nycastings.com, the Tony winner even has the perfect name for the tuner: “Short and Sweet.”
Jenna Russell Set for Mr Burns at the Almeida
Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) will appear in the European premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr Burns at London’s Almeida Theatre. Directed by Robert Icke, the play will run from June 5 through July 26 with press night set for June 12. Mr Burns asks whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future of America's most famous TV family. The cast also includes Fiona Digney, Adrian der Gregorian, Demetri Goritsas, Adey Grummet, Michael Henry, Justine Mitchell, Wunmi Mosaku, Annabel Scholey and Michael Shaeffer.
Tim Robbins to Direct International Tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oscar winner Tim Robbins will direct The Actors’ Gang, an L.A. based ensemble theater company, in an international tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production will appear this summer in locations including Beijing and Shanghai in China, as well as Italy’s Spoleto Festival.
Life is a Cabaret and a Half for Alan Cumming
He’d be our favorite guest to "Willkommen" back, too! Cabaret’s Alan Cumming returned to The Tonight Show April 25, where he recently performed the musical’s opening number, to chat with Jimmy Fallon. Check out below as the Tony winner, resplendent in a salmon pink suit, reveals why he's only done 426-and-a-half performances as the Emcee.