Gay Weddings on Broadway, Jonathan Groff Gets “True Blood” and More Theater News
Let’s ring them bells and sink our teeth into some quick news bites from the week:
- The national tour of Hair arrived on Broadway last night and immediately began spreading their summer of love vibe; Broadway Impact co-founder Rory O’Malley announced at a press conference that several same-sex couples from the Broadway community will get married onstage at the St. James Theatre after the July 25th performance of the award-winning revival. The cast of Hair will also mark the official start of marriage equality in New York state with a benefit at Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm on July 24th.
Speaking of my finding a husband, Glee cutie Jonathan Groff will be joined by Rutina Wesley (“Tara” on True Blood) in The Submission, a new play by Jeff Talbot at MCC Theater beginning September 8. Now, if only Rutina could entice Jonathan off to her TV show; I’m thinking Eric needs a boy vamp to play with.
- Speaking of Gothic romance, the New York Times reports that Daphne du Maurier’s classic Rebecca will be coming to Broadway as a multi-million dollar musical. Sounds like a scorcher.
- Speaking of haunted musicals (I know, your wondering, is he really going to keep this up), you can listen to the cast recording for the London stage adaptation of Ghost online on Facebook. Now, what rhymes with “you in danger, girl”?
- Speaking of stage danger (why yes, he is), the Royal Shakespeare Company began its unprecedented 6-week, 5-show residency in New York. Unfortunately, according to an accident report on Playbill.com, Romeo might need some help climbing the balcony from now on.
- Speaking of free (falls), don’t forget the Broadway in Bryant Park concerts continue today with performances by the casts of Chicago, Catch Me If You Can, Million Dollar Quartet and Newsical.