Odds & Ends: Colm Wilkinson Set for Les Miz’s 30th & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Colm Wilkinson, Frances Rufelle & More Tapped for Les Miz’s 30thReady the barricades! Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle, Roger Allam, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch, along with current Broadway Prisoner 24601 Alfie Boe, are just some of the Les Miserables legends enlisted to bring the production’s 30th anniversary performance home in the West End. They will all appear in a celebratory finale after the October 8 show alongside the current cast at London’s Queen’s Theatre. The event will benefit the Save the Children Syria Children’s Appeal.Hamilton: The Book Sets Release DateWant to find out everything about the room where it happened? We now have a release date for the previously announced Hamilton: The Book. The tome, which will take you inside the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, will be available via Grand Central Publishing from April 12, 2016. Before then, of course, you can catch the show at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and the cast album (digitally, at least) from midnight tonight!Elaine Paige Takes On ShakespeareThe First Lady of British Musical Theater, Elaine Paige, will appear as Mistress Quince in the previously reported BBC adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brought to you by the team behind Doctor Who (so expect magic, CGI and plenty of prosthetics), the cast is also set to include Maxine Peake as Titania, Matt Lucas as Bottom and John Hannah as Theseus. The 90-minute film will air next year.Spring Awakening Picks Up Ovation Awards NodsBefore opening on Broadway, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is already collecting award nominations. The revival received 16 Ovation Award nominations from the LA Stage Alliance. The nods included Best Production of a Musical (Large and Intimate Theatre, for both West Coast engagements) and Acting Ensemble of a Musical. Also recognized were director Michael Arden, choreographer Spencer Liff and performers Austin McKenzie, Sandra Mae Frank, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Not a bad way to kick off the weekend before opening night! The ceremony will be held on November 9.It’s Broadway or Bust for Matthew MorrisonFinding Neverland’s Matthew Morrison will make a cameo on Lifetime’s Project Runway Season 14 on September 24. The episode, which is entitled Broadway or Bust, has the designers creating looks based on the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner. Check out a sneak peak below; the show is playing at the Great White Way’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.last_img

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