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Odds & Ends: Emma Thompson's London Sweeney, Billy Musical Dances to Movie Theaters & More

Odds & Ends: Emma Thompson's London Sweeney, Billy Musical Dances to Movie Theaters & More
Emma Thompson in 'Sweeney Todd'
Thompson hasn’t appeared on the London stage since 1989.

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel's Sweeney Todd Crosses the Pond
Oscar and Emmy winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Bryn Terfel, who successfully teamed up for the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, will reprise their roles as Mrs. Lovett and the demon barber, respectively, for the English National Opera. According to The Daily Mail, the pair will tread the boards at the London Coliseum next spring. Thompson hasn’t appeared on the London stage since 1989, when she starred with then real-life partner Kenneth Branagh in the Judi Dench helmed Look Back In Anger.

Andy Karl's New Project?
We've long suspected that Andy Karl was fearless and now he's proven us right. Ignoring the adage that one should never work with children or animals, the Rocky star, along with Jennifer Simard (Sister Act), Sadie Sink (Annie) and more, will appear in an industry reading of Todd Graff’s Kids In The Business on June 17 in New York City. The new comedy centers on a rivalry between a pair of 11 year old actresses during Hollywood pilot season.

Billy Elliot Will Dance to a Movie Theater Near You
Missing the Tony-winning Billy Elliot the Musical since it shuttered on Broadway in 2012? Never fear, the show is set to be screened in a movie theater near you on September 28. The London production, which has been playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005, will broadcast live around the world from the West End. Based on the hit film, the tuner is directed by Stephen Daldry with a book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John. Check out the trailer below!
 

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