Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Broadway's Magic Men Unveiled for The Illusionists
As we previously reported, The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible, will debut on Broadway this fall. The show will feature seven stimulating stars, each a master in their own field, including The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin; The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry; The Trickster, Jeff Hobson; The Escapologist, Andrew Basso; The Inventor, Kevin James; The Warrior, Aaron Crow and The Futurist, Adam Trent.
TV's Frozen Finds Its Anna and Kristoff
Well we now know who’ll play Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff on TV, if not on Broadway. According to TV Line, Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster have landed the roles on season four of Once Upon a Time. As previously reported, the ABC American fairy tale drama series takes place in the seaside town of Storybrooke Maine, which is populated with much loved fairy tale characters.
WTF Updates for Fool for Love & Cynthia Nixon
Updates from the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, which now stars Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda, will begin performances on July 23 and have scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ryan Rumery and fight direction by David Leong. Also added to the slate are Tony winner Cynthia Nixon and Penny Fuller, who will feature in a reading of Carey Perloff’s newest play, Kinship, on June 9.
New Cast Announced for My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral
My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral will be welcoming some new cast members from July 5. Along with the previously announced Gabe Bowling, BJ Gruber will be playing best man Mario in Wedding and Christopher Abbott will be making his off-Broadway debut as Peter Pinnunziato in Funeral.
Lou Diamond Phillips to Reprise His Performance in The King and I
Lou Diamond Phillips, who was Tony nominated for his role in the 1996 Great White Way revival of The King and I, will star in the musical in Australia. Deadline reports that he will replace Jason Scott Lee, who tore a calf muscle during the run in Melbourne. A new revival, headlined by Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, will bow on Broadway next spring.
National Theatre's John & Treasure Island Heading to a Movie Theater Near You
Can’t get to London to see the U.K.'s National Theatre’s upcoming productions of John and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island? Never fear, both will broadcast to movie theaters around the world. Conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, John will air on December 9 and have many encore dates in U.S. cities. Meanwhile, Treasure Island will broadcast around the world on January 22, 2015 and again have many encore dates across America.