Broadway News December 19thDecember 19, 2012
Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson, “It’s a Sad-Off!”
With LES MISERABLES and Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED both hitting theaters this holiday season, audiences can expect at least one thing: sadness. But who has it worse… Anne Hathaway as a “ravaged single mother-turned-prostitute” or Samuel L. Jackson as a “bitter slave in the deep South?” The two A-listers debate just that with a “sad-off” in a Funny or Die sketch. (broadway.com) Read more.
The Smithsonian Gets WICKED as Iconic Elphaba is Added to the Collection
The blockbuster Broadway musical WICKED hit another landmark when Tony winner Susan Hilferty’s Elphaba costume was inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The dress, hat and broom, originally made and worn on Broadway by actress Mandy Gonzalez, joined pieces from the musicals RENT, HELLO DOLLY!, THE KING AND I, CATS and THE LION KING in the museum’s permanent entertainment collection. (broadway.com) Read more.
THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens in Chicago Dec. 19
The Tony Award-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon, written by SOUTH PARK’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and AVENUE Q songwriter Robert Lopez, officially opens in Chicago tonight (December 19) at the Bank of America Theatre. The show is on its second national tour and co-stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively. Performances began December 11 and the engagement, which is currently sold-out through March 3, 2013, is scheduled to through June 2, 2013. THE BOOK OF MORMON comes to PlayhouseSquare June 18 - July 7, 2013. (playbill.com) Read more.