Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Spend an Evening With James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon & More Broadway Vets in Central Park
This sounds like a fabulous way to spend a summer night and it's free to boot. James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Steven Pasquale, Michael Cerveris, Sarah Amengual, Colman Domingo, Michael Stuhlbarg and more stage favorites will celebrate Shakespeare at a Public Forum in Central Park on June 30. Highlights of the Public Theater’s evening will include Jones reading a scene from Othello and Pasquale singing Tony in the “Tonight” duet from West Side Story. Public Forum: Shakespeare in America will take place at the Delacorte Theater.
Susan Boyle's 'Open' to Broadway Offers
Susan Boyle, whose 2009 rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent helped kick-off Les Miz’s current renaissance, would consider starring on the Great White Way. "The sky's the limit. I'm open to offers," Boyle told USA Today.
Relive Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Lupone's Candide
If you missed the May 2004 Candide concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Lupone or long to relive them, never fear. Their version of Leonard Bernstein's classic is coming to Digital Theatre on June 4. Your iPad/tablet/phone is quivering in anticipation.
Stage Adaptation of Avatar is in the Works
Filmmaker James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil are teaming up to create a live arena show inspired by the hit movie Avatar. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production will tour the world from late 2015.
Broadway's Big Contribution to the Big Apple
Broadway contributed nearly $12 Billion to New York City during the 2012-13 season, up by 2% from the previous season. According to the Broadway League, the Great White Way supported more than 87,000 jobs and generated half a billion dollars in taxes for the Big Apple.
A New Sneak Peak at Will Smith and Jay Z's Starry Annie Movie
Another sneak peak at the starry contemporary movie remake of Annie. Which also means we now have “It’s a Hard Knock Life” stuck in our heads again. Makes a change to Frozen’s “Let It Go.” Take a look below at what you’ll be able to see Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale getting up to in a movie theater near you this Christmas.