Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Darren Criss & Lea Salonga Join Forces for After the Storm
Glee’s Darren Criss is joining forces with Tony winner Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, the Black Eyed Peas’ Apl.de.ap and many more for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The one night only event, After the Storm, will be staged at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center on June 15.
Stephen King's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Will Have New York Premiere
The tour of Stephen King’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will wind its way to New York City. Written by King with music by John Mellencamp and directed by Susan Booth, the tuner will play the Beacon Theatre on November 24.
Tony Voters to Get Better Gift Bags
Along with rather controversially ditching the sound categories, those in charge of the Tony Awards have also raised eyebrows by suspending the limits on promotional items for Tony nominators and voters for the 2014-15 season. The New York Times reports that producers can now decide how generous they’re going to be themselves. Might we suggest life size Jake Gyllenhaal dolls? One of those large King and I dresses? Maybe even a Fun Home?
Alec Baldwin & Kelli O'Hara Shake Up Shakespeare
Alec Baldwin, Kelli O’Hara and A Gentleman’s Guide’s Bryce Pinkham have joined the previously announced roster of Broadway faves including James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon and Steven Pasquale, for Shakespeare in America. The event takes place on June 30 at the Delacorte Theater and will include readings from Baldwin and Jones, as well as singing from O’Hara and Pasquale. Bring on the Bard.