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Odds & Ends: Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Wants to Play Norma Desmond, Sondheim's Dancing App & More

Odds & Ends:  Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Wants to Play Norma Desmond, Sondheim's Dancing App & More
Elisabeth Moss
'I can hold a note. I can sing on key,' said Moss.

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

Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Wants to Play Norma Desmond
Although we will hopefully soon see Elisabeth Moss in a revival of The Heidi Chronicles on the Great White Way, there’s another theatrical role the Mad Men star has her eye on: Norma Desmond. Moss revealed to Gotham Magazine that after seeing Sunset Boulevard on stage "I basically lived out my life waiting to get old enough to play that part.” Has she got the vocal chops for the role? “I can hold a note. I can sing on key, but I feel I need to get a bigger voice,” admitted Moss. Not a problem—since she's got until about 2044 before she’s the right age to play Norma, Moss has plenty of time to get that vocal training in!

London Cast Set for U.K. Premiere of Off-Broadway Hit Our Town
We now know who will be treading the Almedia Theatre’s boards for the previously reported London transfer of the hit off-Broadway show Our Town. David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder’s classic play. Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stone and David Walmsley will also appear in the production. The show will play a limited engagement October 10 through November 29, with opening night set for October 17.

Stephen Sondheim's Dancing App
We’re not entirely sure what this is, but it sounds like it could be musical theater geek heaven, so it definitely perked our interest. On September 1 a free app, Dancing Sondheim, will be made available. Apparently it will consist of seven short dance movies set to the music of Stephen Sondheim, including classics from Sunday in the Park With George, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods. We're sure your roomate won't mind if you spend next month belting out the numbers and trying to copy the dance moves.
 

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