Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Zachary Quinto May Get Naked for Girls
There’s every chance we’ll get to see Zachary Quinto nude in the near future. When asked if the Broadway alum would be stripping off during his previously reported guest stint on Girls, Lena Dunham told E! Online: "I also want to see him naked—that's all you need to know for now." Well, it's not ideal, Lena, we want assurances, but at least you've given us hope.
Gillian Anderson Demonstrates That the Show Must Go On
Gillian Anderson, currently appearing in A Streetcar Named Desire in London, proved herself quite the showbiz trouper on August 26. The X-Files star was injured by a flying plate during a particularly dramatic scene in the acclaimed revival. According to the Evening Standard, despite suffering a nasty cut to her shin, the actress went on with the show, garnering a whole-hearted standing ovation from those typically more reserved Brits.
Josh Gad's Trouble in Paradise
Is there trouble in paradise for Josh Gad? Warner Bros., which is developing a Gilligan’s Island movie with the Frozen and Mormon star, has had a lawsuit filed against it by Travis Dunson. According to Deadline, Dunson is claiming that the studio's version infringes on an adaptation he wrote of the 1960s TV show. Come back to Broadway and leave all these Hollywood arguments behind, Mr. Gad! There’s a part in Forum waiting just for you…
David Schwimmer Makes More Theater Friends
Friends alum David Schwimmer, currently represented off-Broadway with his direction of Sex with Strangers, will helm a developmental reading of Stephen Belber’s Shut Up When You Talk to Me. The workshop will take place as part of the 2014 PlayLabs reading series from MCC Theater, on September 15 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
B'way May Not Be Getting a New Theater After All
Bigwig theater owners the Shuberts may not be adding a new marquee to the Broadway landscape after all. Rumor had it that they were in talks to build a 1,500 seat Great White Way theater from the ground up between West 45th and 46th Street, between the Imperial Theatre and Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse. However, now Deadline reports that a luxury apartment tower is planned for the site by Extell Corp. Of course, that doesn’t stop a theater being built at the bottom of it…