Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Visit Norm Lewis Transforming Into The Phantom...in His Dressing Room
This is the Broadway Community living up to its moniker. Broadway Inspirational Voices, a gospel ensemble comprised of on and off-Broadway actors that helps young people in need, is gearing up for their second holiday charity album Great Joy II: Around the World. They are kicking off their fundraising with a Kickstarter campaign, which will run May 15 through June 15, where you can donate and win all sorts of special gifts, from the chance to watch Norm Lewis get his Phantom make-up done to having a Skype meeting with If/Then's award-winning composer Tom Kitt. More info at BroadwayInspirationalVoices.org.
Paul Rudd and Cynthia Nixon Will Team Up for Alan Alda's Dear Albert
Stage and screen stars Paul Rudd (Grace, Clueless) and Cynthia Nixon (Wit, Sex and the City) will open the Seventh Annual World Science Festival on May 28 with a performance of Alan Alda’s Dear Albert. The play examines the life and times of Albert Einstein through his personal writings. Directed by Mark Brokaw, the evening will take place at the New York University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
1984 to Linger in London Longer
1984 is to extend its run at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre by five weeks. Based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel and adapted and co-directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the show will now run through August 23. The critically-acclaimed production had been set to shutter on July 19.