Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Wicked Star Teal Wicks to Make Her Solo Cabaret Debut
Former Elphaba Teal Wicks will make her solo cabaret debut at 54 Below on May 8. Wicks, who is about to star in Piece of My Heart off-Broadway, will reimagine the works of artists including Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin in an acoustic set.
Josh Young Leads Starry Amazing Grace Cast
A starry cast is on board for the world premiere of Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron’s Amazing Grace. Tony nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Erin Mackey (Chaplin), Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tony winner Chuck Cooper (Act One, The Life), Chris Hoch (Matilda), Stanley Bahorek (Nerds), Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!), and Laiona Michelle (The Book of Mormon national tour) will appear in the musical. The show is based on the true story behind the beloved song, following one man whose journey ignited a historic wave of change. Directed by Gabriel Barre, the production will run October 9 through November 2 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. Opening night is set for October 19.
Bad Jews Heads to the U.K.
Off-Broadway’s smash 2013 hit Bad Jews is crossing the Pond. Joshua Harmon’s play will have its U.K. premiere at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, playing July 31 through August 30. The show will officially open on August 12. No word yet on casting.
Lilla Crawford to Teach How Broadway Could Only be a Day Away
Annie star and former Broadway.com video blogger Lilla Crawford will teach a workshop with her vocal coach Philip Pelkington on May 4. Students will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their audition song, technique and stage presence. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Wake Up the Ramin Karimloo Way
New Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo stopped by Katie April 29 and revealed to Katie Couric how he wakes up every day. The Les Miz star also talked about his childhood as well as paying tribute to theater legend Colm Wilkinson. Check out the interview below.