Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
WTF's Living on Love, Starring Justin Long, Announces Full Cast and Creative
The full cast and creative team is now set for Williamstown Theatre Festival’s world premiere of Joe DiPietro’s Living on Love. Joining the previously reported Justin Long, Renee Fleming, Anna Chlumsky and Douglas Sills will be Blake Hammond (First Date, Sister Act), and Scott Robertson (Cabaret, Damn Yankees). Kathleen Marshall will helm the production, which will have scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The show will run on the Main Stage from July 16 through July 26.
Lombardi Producers Buy Stage Rights to Joe Louis' Life
Yo Rocky! Keep your guard up! The producers behind the stage shows Lombardi (which is being made into a movie), Magic/Bird and Bronx Bombers, have another sports themed project in the works. The AP writes that Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo have bought the rights to heavyweight champion Joe Louis’ life story. Is Broadway big enough for two boxing legends?
Broadway to Dim Lights for Eli Wallach
Broadway will dim its lights on June 27 at 7.45PM in memory of Tony winner Eli Wallach, who died on June 24. “Eli Wallach was one of the great talents of our time whose prolific acting career spanned more than six decades. His notable presence on the stage and on screen was both memorable and moving, always,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League, in a statement.
SJP Goes From Sex to Crime in TV Return
This sounds a long way from MTC and Sex and the City, but then variety is the spice of life. Stage and screen vet Sarah Jessica Parker has boarded the 60-minute pilot of a police crime thriller. According to Deadline, Parker will be one of the two main leads in Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love.
Sundance TV Says Willkommen to Cabaret's Alan Cumming
Cabaret’s colorful Emcee Alan Cumming will produce a project for Sundance TV. Variety reports that the show is inspired by AIDS activist and colorful Big Apple restaurateur Florent Morellet, who helped rejuvenate Manhattan’s meatpacking district. Right this way, your table's waiting, because life is a cabaret, old chum! Sorry, couldn't resist.