John C. Reilly (Cyrus) has joined Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the Tony-winning play, God of Carnage. A rep for the Oscar-nominee (Chicago) confirmed that he’d play Jodie Foster’s husband, joining Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) in the story of two couples who collide after their sons cross paths in a violent schoolyard fracas. Though the original play was set in Brooklyn, the production will not be filmed there, as Polanski’s fugitive status prevents him from working in the United States.
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Tom Bosley, the stage and screen actor best known for his role as Mr. Cunningham on Happy Days, passed away today at 83 years old. Friends and celebrity fans have taken to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to the late actor. Here’s what they’ve posted:
Scott Baio: “Thanks Tvan @TMZ for the call. Mr. Tom Bosley will be missed by many. He was a great actor, teacher and man.”
Neil Patrick Harris: “Sad news: Tom Bosley has passed away. Such a wonderful man. We worked together in Cabaret on Broadway. So kind. He will be missed…”
Patton Oswalt: “Pour out some Schlotz for Mr. C, everyone”
Adam S. Baldwin: “R.I.P. Tom Bosley… :-(“
Alyssa Milano: “Rest in peace, Tom Bosley”
Rob Sheffield: “RIP Tom Bosley aka Mr. C You’re the only guy in any Natalie Wood movie who’s halfway nice to her (cf. “Love with the Proper Stranger”)”
GK Films, the new production company from producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town), has nabbed the feature film rights to the Tony award winning mega-hit musical Jersey Boys, according to Deadline New York. About the seemingly overnight success of the Four Seasons (i.e. Frankie Vallie, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi) in the 1960s, the film will include the group’s hit songs, like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Oh What a Night.” The screenplay will be written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who wrote the book of the show. Vallie and Gaudio will exec. produce.
The producers behind Broadway’s West Side Story announced via press release that the musical would stage its final performance Jan. 2, 2011. Before then, however, the West Side Story revival will boast the distinction of being the longest-running incarnation of the show, playing 732 performances as of Dec. 20, 2010. By the time it closes, West Side Story would have played 748 shows.
Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie) will star in an October reading of a potential Broadway production of the George and Ira Gershwin songbook musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, Variety reports. Kathleen Marshall will direct the reading, produced by Scott Landis. As the trade notes, an actor’s participation in the development stage does not guarantee that he or she will remain with the project. Were Nice Work If You Can Get It to arrive on Broadway with Broderick attached, it would be his first musical since The Producers. Foster most recently received a Tony nomination, her fourth, for playing Fiona in Shrek the Musical.
Whoopi Goldberg has left the London production of the musical Sister Act after her mother had a stroke, according to the AP. Goldberg, who plays the role of Mother Superior in the show and is also one of its producers, was due to depart at the end of this month.
Actresses Amanda Peet and Laurie Metcalf have signed on for the 2010-11 season at Off Broadway’s MCC Theater, according to Variety. Peet will play two roles in Neil LaBute’s The Break of Noon — the wife of a man (David Duchovny) who sees God in the midst of a tragedy, and the wife’s cousin. Metcalf and director Joe Mantello (Wicked) will work on a new Sharr White thriller, The Other Place, about an Alzheimer’s researcher who gets caught up in a mystery.
Broadway stars Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz), Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me Kate), and Gideon Glick (Spring Awakening) will round out the large cast of the highly anticipated Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark, according to Variety. They join lead actor Reeve Carney who will play Spidey. Previews are scheduled for November 14, with a December 21 opening at Manhattan’s Foxwoods Theater. The stage version of Spider-Man springs from the minds of Julie Taymor, Bono, and the Edge.
After a rocky development road and several delays, Spider-Man will indeed swoop onto Broadway at the end of this year, as producers have confirmed to EW that the much-anticipated show has set its opening night for Tuesday, Dec. 21. Previews of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark—the period of public performances before the official opening—will being on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre (previously known as the Hilton Theatre). Additionally, producers have finalized the core cast of the show: Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) will play Mary Jane Watson, while Patrick Page has officially been confirmed as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin. (Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming were previously attached to the roles.) The pair join the previously cast Reeve Carney, who’ll play Spider-Man. Rehearsals for the show’s complicated flying and choreography began July 19, while the full company comes together August 16 for rehearsals.
The Associated Press reports the current Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, will move to Broadway following its eight-week run in Central Park. The production will open Oct. 19 at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre and run through Jan. 9. Pacino is currently playing Shylock in the Shakespeare comedy.
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