You can put away that stud finder; they’re headed to Broadway.
Recent Tony-nominee (and Sutton Foster’s Broadway Baby) Bobby Cannavale (Motherf**cker with the Hat)has been cast as the dashing gambler Nick Arnstein in the upcoming revival of Funny Girl. He will be making his musical theater debut opposite Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) in the first major remounting of the 1964 classic that made Streisand a star and “People” a hit song. Hmmm, Bobby Cannavale. I think that’s some people I could need.
Still wanting more? How about Hugh Jackman, Back to Broadway? The world’s only action star/song and dance man will swoop in to New York for a limited run October 25 through January 1 at the Broadhurst Theater. According to the press release, the concert event will feature “a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on the stage and film star’s remarkable life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood.” Following the recent news that Jackman will be joined by Russell Crowe in the film version of Les Miserables, music theater is looking awfully hunky these days.
In case you’ve forgotten about Jackman’s music theater chops, take a look at this video from early in his career including footage from his turn in Beauty and the Beast. “As you see I’ve got biceps to spare!” Indeed…