Here's a quick roundup of stories from backstage at the Tony Awards tonight.
Jessie Mueller Would 'Hop Over the Pond' for Beautiful in West End
Tony winner Jessie Mueller told Broadway.com that the producers of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical have been looking at taking the musical to the West End and that she would "gladly hop over the Pond for a while" to reprise her role in the hit tuner. "Some Kind of Wonderful" news for London!
Hedwig Creators Writing 'Much Weirder' Sequel
A Hedwig and the Angry Inch sequel is in the works. The creators revealed that it will be "much weirder" than Hedwig and based around the concept: "I don't have any time left." It will also contain the joke: "Hedwig's d**k is huge in Japan." So there we are.
A Gentleman's Guide Will 'Definitely Happen' in the West End
The Tony-winning team behind A Gentleman's Guide said that they "intend to bring the show to London" and that "it will definitely happen."
Kenny Leon Wants to Direct Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson in Woolf
Kenny Leon, who won the Tony for A Raisin in the Sun and is helming the soon to open Holler If Ya Hear Me, wants to direct Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson in, wait for it, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Jackson was last seen on Broadway in 2012's The Mountaintop. Richardson, of course, is currently appearing in Raisin.
Mark Rylance Eyeing Broadway's Belasco Theatre for More Shakespeare
Twelfth Night Tony winner Mark Rylance said that he didn’t do his usual poem when picking up his Tony award as “I thought you might be expecting it.” He also said that he’d “very much like to come back to the Belasco with more Shakespeare," but that they’ve “not decided yet” which play.
Bryan Cranston Reveals He May Appear in All The Way Sequel
Robert Schenkkan, who won the Tony for his play All The Way, is writing a follow-up, The Great Society, which is set to premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival later this year. Bryan Cranston, who won the Tony for his portrayal of LBJ in All The Way, revealed that he may reprise the role in the sequel: "Never say never."
Jason Robert Brown Confirms Honeymoon Aiming to Bow on Broadway This Fall
Jason Robert Brown, who picked up the Tonys for Best Orchestration and Best Score tonight for Bridges of Madison County, confirmed that his next project is Honeymoon in Vegas and that it is “unofficially coming in, in the fall.” Pending Great White Way theater availability and all those good things. Fingers crossed!