Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
Romola Garai & Simon Stephens Tapped for Young Vic
London’s buzzy Young Vic theatre has announced its new season. The lineup includes Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure this fall, headlined by recent off-Broadway alum and screen star Romola Garai, and the U.K. premiere of Song From Far Away. The latter is a new play by Simon Stephens, who is currently represented on Broadway by the acclaimed Curious Incident and will be directed by Ivo van Hove. Since the venue's most recent hits have included A View from the Bridge and Streetcar, we're definitely hoping to cross the pond to catch these new productions.
Larry Kramer & Gay Men's Health Crisis Make Peace
The real-life rift featured in the Tony-winning The Normal Heart (and recent HBO screen adaptation starring Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts) is healing. According to The New York Times, playwright Larry Kramer will be honored by Gay Men’s Health Crisis at its annual spring gala on March 23 by establishing a lifetime achievement award in his name. Kramer was instrumental in founding the volunteer AIDS organization in 1981, but he was later ejected for his methods of highlighting the epidemic.
Matthew James Thomas Releases New Tune
Broadway alum Matthew James Thomas (Pippin, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) has released a new song “Days” from his EP No Sound At All. You can check it out here.
Watch Martin Short Make the Mother of All Entrances
It's been a long week, so trust It’s Only a Play's Martin Short to put us in a playful weekend mood. The funnyman stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman on February 5 and parodied Frank Sinatra by singing “Fly Me Through the Room”…while channeling Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live!. Watch below and you’ll be ready for Friday night fun too!