Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Tony Nominee Anna Kendrick Finds Her Mr. Right
Broadway alums Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell are joining forces in Mr. Right. According to Deadline, the movie will be directed by Paco Cabezas from a script by Max Landis. Kendrick will play an unlucky in love woman who finally thinks she’s found Mr. Right, only to discover he's a reformed hit man. As you do.
Tori Amos Hopes The Light Princess is Broadway Bound
Tori Amos is producing a cast recording of her musical The Light Princess, which had its delayed premiere at London’s National Theatre in 2013. Radio.com reports that the singer-songwriter is also hoping to bring the show to the Great White Way: “That’s the plan, that’s the dream,” she said.
Norm Lewis Will Live The Dream
New Phantom Norm Lewis, Chapman Roberts and many more Great White Way favorites are getting together for an all-male tribute, The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream. The one-night-only gala event will include song and dance numbers from Motown,The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain't Misbehavin’ and Porgy and Bess, and honor jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The show will take place at Carnegie Hall on June 23.
Big Fish Will Tell Tall Tales in Beantown
Big Fish may have closed on Broadway earlier this season, but the musical is getting ready to make a splash in Boston! SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the tuner based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton-helmed film. Book writer John August and composer Andrew Lippa will craft a re-imagined, more intimate version of the show, set to open at the Wimberly Theatre in March of 2015. Changes will include reducing the cast from 30 to 13 in addition to brand new bluegrass orchestrations.
Hugh Jackman's 'Blurred Lines'
Tony winner and 2014's Tony host Hugh Jackman and West End vet James McAvoy, recently teamed up with Michael Fassbender to blur some lines on Graham Norton’s TV show. Check out the stars of X Men: Days of Future Past’s take on Robin Thicke's track below. One look at Jackman’s hips move has us wishing that June 8 would hurry up and be here already—you just know he has an epic opening number planned for this year's awards.