Stop everything! Before you jump in the car and speed off to the beach for the weekend, aren’t you forgetting something? You’ve got sunscreen, road trip tunes, an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (or, um, banana hammock?)…But wait, it’s not officially the weekend until you’ve read the Lessons of the Week! Read below to get a refresher on all of the crazy stuff that happened over the last seven days. You won't regret it. We promise.
God, Daniel Radcliffe Hopes He Gets It
Harry Potter stud Daniel Radcliffe has a steady gig in The Cripple of Inishmaan, but he’s already got his eyes on a new project—Robin in the new Batman movie. “I’d be perfect!” he says. Holy barraccuda, Daniel! We know you’re excited, but you’ll just have to submit your headshot and resume like everyone else.
Thank Heaven for...Vanessa Hudgens?
After playing a brothel babe in Sucker Punch, going wild at the Cat Scratch Club in Rent and having an underage threesome with James Franco in Spring Breakers, High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens will be classing it up as a Parisian champagne guzzler in Gigi this summer. Bottoms up!
Tom Felton Wants to Be a B’way Wizard
Speaking of Hogwarts (and let’s face it, when aren’t we?), Harry Potter star Tom Felton must be reading Broadway.com, because he’s super excited about joining fellow wizards Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint on Broadway. Hey, Emma: How many more hints do you need? Let’s get moving.
Greta Gerwig Has an Expensive Habit
The Village Bike star Greta Gerwig admitted she needs something a little stronger than whiskey to unwind after the show. Namely, a $7 bar of Fine & Raw Chocolate. After a taxing day of interviews and press junkets, we personally prefer to go on a three-hour peanut butter cup bender, but hey, whatever works. (P.S. Peanut butter cups may be sent to 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)
Want a Free Drink? Sleep Through Bullets
Bullets Over Broadway headliner Zach Braff spotted a snoozing lady in the front row during his performance, so he kindly sent over a Red Bull at intermission. Sure, Bullets is splashy and loud and exciting, but it’s so cozy and dark in the St. James Theatre…It’s making us very sleepy…Zach, when we wake up, we’d like a caramel frappuccino.
James Franco Can’t Keep His Pants On
After flashing his followers countless times on Instagram, Of Mice and Men star James Franco showed off his butt in public at this year’s Broadway Bares, thanks to some coaxing from Broadway.com video blogger, Queen Lesli Margherita. You didn’t happen to capture a close-up for Looks Not Books, did you, your majesty?
Anna Kendrick Is a Meryl Streep Superfan
You’d think Oscar nominee and Broadway pro Anna Kendrick would be able to keep it together around celebrities, but apparently she had a full-out fangirling session while hanging out with Meryl Streep on the set of Into the Woods. Anna, now that you’re working from the inside, can you please make sure Mer received our extremely important letter? Thanks.
Shia Needs to Sit Alone in His Room
We're not exactly sure what
Broadway alum Shia LeBeouf is going through, but he wreaked some serious havoc this week when he wandered around Studio 54 feeding people strawberries, smoking, yelling and eventually getting himself arrested at a performance of Cabaret. Hmm, we distinctly thought Alan Cumming told you to leave your troubles outside.
Lea Michele Has a New Philosophy
Kristin Chenoweth is a lot of things: Hilarious, pint-sized, charming, talented...we could go on. So it only seems natural that Glee star Lea Michele looked up to her as a kid. In fact, at the Hollywood Bowl, she brags that she still knows all the words to "My New Philosophy." Wait, doesn't everyone? We're willing to bet 100 bucks the overly enthused accompanist behind you does.
Sorry, Cosette—Marius Is Taken
We are agog, we are aghast, is Marius in love at last? Les Miserables star Andy Mientus got engaged to his beau Michael Arden this week, which means, yes, the handsome revolutionary is now officially off the market. Sorry, everyone. Especially Eponine and Cosette. Ladies, we bet you didn't see this one coming. If you want to come over and watch bad romantic comedies and eat peanut butter cups, we're here for you.