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Odds & Ends: Sting Talks B'way-Bound Last Ship's Rave Reviews, Kenny Leon & Phylicia Rashad to Star Together & More

Odds & Ends: Sting Talks B'way-Bound Last Ship's Rave Reviews, Kenny Leon & Phylicia Rashad to Star Together & More
Leon and Rashad previously worked together on the 2004 Broadway revival of 'Raisin.'

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

Kenny Leon & Phylicia Rashad to Star in Same Time, Next Year
Time to book some plane tickets! Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad will star in Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year for Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre. Directed by Chris Coleman, the show will run July 8 through August 3. Holler director Leon, who won the Tony for helming the recent revival of A Raisin In The Sun, previously worked with Rashad on the 2004 Broadway revival of Raisin.

A Whole New World! Aladdin May Fly to London
No surprise to hear that the flying carpet could be heading across the Pond. Aladdin, which has proven a shining, shimmering, splendid hit on Broadway, is eyeing a London transfer. According to The Daily Mail, a potential West End venue is the London Palladium. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the show is currently playing to packed houses at the Great White Way’s New Amsterdam Theatre.

John Tiffany to Work on Roald Dahl Before J.K. Rowling?
And there we were thinking that the next British children’s author Tony winner John Tiffany would be tackling would be J.K. Rowling! London’s Royal Court Theatre has announced its 2014-15 season and Tiffany will helm two productions for the venue: an Enda Walsh adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Jack Thorne’s Hope. Other shows include Rory Mullarkey’s The Wolf from the Door, headlined by Four Weddings’ Anna Chancellor, Tim Price’s Teh Internet is Serious Business (it’s spelt like that), Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley’s 2071, Molly Davies’ God Bless the Child, Diana Nneka Atuona’s Liberian Girl and Zinnie Harris’ How to Hold Your Breath.

Sting Talks Broadway-Bound The Last Ship's Rave Reviews
Sting, whose new musical The Last Ship is currently playing an acclaimed pre-Broadway run in Chicago, stopped by GMA on June 27 and, as we Brits say, looked chuffed to bits about the production. The Grammy winner revealed that he was "very pleased" with how the show had been received in the Windy City, although said they are "still working on it" before it begins its Broadway run on September 29. Check out the interview in full below.

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