Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Bobby Cannavale Will Bring Mick Jagger Satisfaction
Broadway favorite and Annie movie star Bobby Cannavale will appear in a Rock ‘n’ Roll drama pilot for HBO. It may not yet have a title, but Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese are among the Executive Producers, so we've got a feeling we'll be watching it back to back with Game of Thrones sometime soon! According to Deadline, Cannavale will play Richie Finestra, a 1970s record executive who is attempting to resurrect his label and discover the next new sound.
Kinky Boots' Shakeup!
Kinky Boots is switching up its schedule for the next fortnight. Univision has bought up the production’s venue, the Al Hirschfeld, for TV “upfronts” May 8 through May 13, so the Tony-winning musical has added some special shows to compensate for the eight it won't be performing. Performances are set for: Monday, 5/5 at 8 PM; Tuesday, 5/6 at 7 PM; Wednesday, May 7 at 2 PM & 8 PM; Wednesday, 5/14 at 2 & 8 PM; Thursday, 5/15 at 7 PM; Friday, 5/16 at 8 PM, Saturday, 5/17 at 2 & 8 PM, Sunday, 5/18 at 2 & 7:30 PM. Back to normal after that!
West End's Good People Sets Closing Date
Good People, starring Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen, has set its final performance date for June 14. The show has been running at the Noёl Coward Theatre since April 10. The production had always planned a ten-week limited engagement in the West End, but had not confirmed its precise schedule.
Broadway Vet Hal Linden to Make his Cafe Carlyle Debut
Hal Linden will make his Cafe Carlyle debut in Hal Linden Live in Concert, May 20 through May 24. The Tony winner will perform a selection of Broadway hits, Big Band favorites and jazz numbers, as well as talk about some of his most memorable theatrical moments.
Kevin Spacey's 'Monster'
Kevin Spacey stopped by The Today Show on May 2 to discuss his upcoming documentary NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. The film follows what happened behind-the-scenes when the Tony winner took Shakespeare’s classic Richard III on a world tour. Check out below, as Spacey explains why the bard’s naivete at the time of writing the play, makes it a “monster to do.”