Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Zachary Quinto Will Star Opposite James Franco
Broadway alum Zachary Quinto will star alongside Of Mice and Men’s James Franco in the movie Michael. Variety reports that the film, which also stars Emma Roberts, follows the story of an anti-gay pastor who used to be gay himself. Directed by Justin Kelly, Quinto will play the ex-boyfriend of Franco’s character.
Another Success for Skylight
This is some achievement. The acclaimed West End production of the Broadway aimed Skylight has managed to recoup its investment within five weeks of opening. David Hare’s play, which stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, will run through August 23 at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
Annie Potts, Becky Ann Baker & More to Appear in Steel Magnolias
Laughter through tears is our favorite emotion, too! Great White Way vets Annie Potts, Becky Ann Baker, Deirdre Lovejoy and Sarah Stiles are heading to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to star in Steel Magnolias. Helmed by Judith Ivey and also featuring Mary Pat Gleason and Zoe Winters, the show will run October 22 through November 9, with opening night set for October 29.
Broadway Supports Sandy Hook
The 12.14 Foundation, a non-for-profit organization formed following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will produce two shows at the Newtown High School for its summer season incorporating 200 children from the Newtown area. Michael Unger and Eric Svejcar’s A ROCKIN' Midsummer Night's Dream will star Broadway alums Marla Mindelle and Clark Thorell, along with Saum Eskandani. The regional premiere of Dodie Smith’s The 101 Dalmatians Musical will feature Kristine Zbornik as Cruella, and more than 100 Newtown children as the Dalmatians. For more information about these and other events, please visit 1214foundation.org.