Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed over Memorial Day Weekend.
Lindsay Lohan's West End Dream
Lindsay Lohan wants to be on stage in the West End. So much so, that the Mean Girls star set up an interview with the U.K.'s well-respected Sunday Times’ Culture section to talk about her ambition to tread the boards in the land of Shakespeare. Unfortunately, since the newspaper reports that the actress failed to turn up to any of the scheduled meetings, it looks unlikely that Lohan on the London stage will be happening any time soon. Producers—and theatergoers—tend to be rather keen on timekeeping.
A First For Tony Winner Mark Rylance
When we think of two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance it’s normally for his stellar stage work such as his Tony nominated performances in this season’s Twelfth Night and Richard III. However, his latest gig is playing a character called Flop, something of course which the actor is altogether unfamiliar with. According to The Guardian, Rylance will appear in his first role for children's TV, a new CBeebies cartoon called Bing.
Frozen Breaks More Records
In what will go down as probably the least surprising news of the past few days, Frozen has beaten Iron Man 3 to become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time. According to Variety, the movie, starring Broadway favorites Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana, has now taken $1.219 billion worldwide.
Mad Men Gets Musical With a Tony Winner
Spoiler alert: if you missed Sunday’s mid-season Mad Men finale, look away now. If you didn’t, we need to talk about Robert Morse, who took home Tonys for Tru and the 1962 production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Bertram Cooper, the character Morse played in the series, died in the episode and then in the last scene, below, returned—in Don Draper’s mind at least—to perform the number “The Best Things in Life Are Free.” Mad Men’s creator Matthew Weiner told Vulture: “Robert Morse is one of the greatest song-and-dance men of all time...I always wanted him to sing on the show.” Meanwhile, Morse himself revealed to The New York Times: "I called Matt this morning and I said, how about Mad Men: The Musical?" Works for us!