Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
The Last Five Years, Starring Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan, Goes Global
This is good, but not yet ideal news, since it means that we are still impatiently waiting to know when we can see Richard LaGravenese’s big screen adaptation of The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. We were delighted to hear that the flick will play the Toronto International Film Festival this September 4, and of course we’re now pleased to learn, thanks to Variety, that the musical has already sorted out distribution deals so it will be screened in the U.K., China, Japan AND BASICALLY EVERYWHERE THAT ISN’T AMERICA. But yes those were caps, because yes we were shouting. Please Mr. Movie Bigwigs, don't forget about screening the movie here in the U.S.of A. too!
William Ivey Long Will Work His Tony-Winning Magic on Joely Richardson
If you’re ever at a Broadway show and find yourself admiring the costumes, chances are that William Ivey Long had something to do with their design. The six-time Tony winner, whose Broadway credits include The Producers, Hairspray, Bullets Over Broadway and Cinderella, will be designing the period costumes for William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst. We can’t wait to see what Ivey Long creates for the play’s headliner, Joely Richardson.
Encores! Sings Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein Will Play City Center
New York City Center will host Encores! Sings Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein on October 27. The gala performance will feature the music and lyrics of these beloved artists performed by some of Broadway’s top talent. 2014 Tony winner Warren Carlyle will direct.
Harvey Fierstein is Looking for a Job
Harvey Fierstein is job-hunting. That’s right. The four-time Tony winner, who has penned hits including Kinky Boots, Newsies and Casa Valentina, wants to go back to acting (who can forget his Edna Turnblad in Hairspray?). "I'm looking for something to act in now," Fierstein told the AP. However, he wants something different. "When somebody thinks, 'Oh, that would be cute for Harvey,' it's probably going to bore me." Well perhaps we here at Broadway.com can help? We hear that there’s a role in a Stephen Sondheim revival up for grabs…