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Odds & Ends: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw Trailer, Kelli O'Hara's Mix-Up & More

Odds & Ends: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw Trailer, Kelli O'Hara's Mix-Up & More

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

Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw Trailer
Broadway alum Jake Gyllenhaal’s movie Southpaw, co-starring former Matilda lead Oona Laurence, will hit theaters on July 31 and the first trailer certainly packs a punch. A pumped-up Gyllenhaal plays a boxer in danger of losing his daughter (Laurence) in the family ...

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The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Top 10 Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Top 10 Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Legendary Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated a big birthday last week—and instead of buying him a cake, we got him a Culturalist challenge! We wanted to know which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical you thought was the Cats’ meow (see what we did there?) so we asked Broadway.com readers to rank the Tony winner’s musicals on Culturalist. The ...

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Stomp Cancels More Performances After East Village Building Explosion

Stomp Cancels More Performances After East Village Building Explosion

Stomp has canceled further performances at the Orpheum Theatre following the explosion and fire in the East Village on March 26. The off-Broadway production will no longer play on March 27, March 28 and March 29.

Stomp is an energetic revue in which matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans and more are transformed into percussion instruments. The daily objects weave together a ...

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Bonjour, Audra! Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Tapped for Disney's Live Action Beauty and the Beast

Bonjour, Audra! Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Tapped for Disney's Live Action Beauty and the Beast

Mama Broadway singing on the big screen? We’ll take it! Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is in final negotiations to appear in Disney’s forthcoming live action Beauty and the Beast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will play Garderobe, a former opera singer-turned-wardrobe.

She joins a cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans ...

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which HBO Series Should Become a Musical?

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which HBO Series Should Become a Musical?

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the awesome site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Each week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.

Last week, in honor of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 67th ...

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Michael Zegen & More to Join Jesse Eisenberg & Kunal Nayyar in The Spoils Off-Broadway

Michael Zegen & More to Join Jesse Eisenberg & Kunal Nayyar in The Spoils Off-Broadway

The complete cast is now set for the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils. Joining previously announced stars Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar in the cast are Michael Zegen, Erin Darke and Annapurna Sriram. The New Group production will begin performances off-Broadway May 5 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is ...

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Atlantic Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include World Premiere of David Yazbek's The Band's Visit, Directed by Hal Prince

Atlantic Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include World Premiere of David Yazbek's The Band's Visit, Directed by Hal Prince

The 2015-16 Atlantic Theater season—the company’s 30th anniversary—will include the world premiere of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band’s Visit. Harold Prince will direct the musical adaptation of the 2007 film next spring. The season will also feature two New York debuts, including These Paper Bullets! with music by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and a world premiere from ...

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Shakespeare in Love Sets West End Closing Date; Is It Still Broadway-Aimed?

Shakespeare in Love Sets West End Closing Date; Is It Still Broadway-Aimed?

You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die. London's Shakespeare in Love, after previously announcing it would shutter in April, has set its last performance for April 18 at the Noël Coward Theatre. At time of closing, the acclaimed show will have played more than 330 performances since its premiere in 2014. Adapted from the hit 1998 film by ...

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Skylight Star Carey Mulligan Chats On-Stage Spaghetti Bolognese Skills, Trips to Hooters & More

Skylight Star Carey Mulligan Chats On-Stage Spaghetti Bolognese Skills, Trips to Hooters & More

Carey Mulligan is back on Broadway in Skylight, and not only is she acting up a storm, but she’s also cooking! The Oscar nominee stars opposite Bill Nighy and plays Kyra, who—amongst other things—whips up a batch of spaghetti bolognese (from scratch) during the course of the David Hare play. She explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that ...

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Watch Finding Neverland's Kelsey Grammer Talk 'Very Sharp' Broadway Audiences

Watch Finding Neverland's Kelsey Grammer Talk 'Very Sharp' Broadway Audiences

Kelsey Grammer has landed back on Broadway in Finding Neverland, and he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 26 to talk about playing the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the musical. The show is currently in preview and the Frasier star admitted that “Broadway audiences are very sharp,” about what goes on ...

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