Extra! Extra! We’ve got your quick and tasty theater news headlines for the week that was:
- Music theater deity Stephen Sondheim let slip to London’s Evening Standard that he is working on a new musical with playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur).
- The First Lady of high kicks Chita Rivera will return to Broadway next season in the first-ever revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the choose-your-own ending Tony winner for Best Musical 1986.
- Hollywood heat-seekers Justin Long (Going the Distance, Mac commercials) and Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) will be taking over the lead roles in the hit comedy Seminar beginning April 3.
- The King of creepy/awesome children’s literature Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is making it to Broadway as the critically-acclaimed West End adaptation of Matilda The Musical jumps across the pond for a 2013 debut.
- Finally, the cast for this Monday night’s edition of Celebrity Autobiography looks crazy good. Emphasis on crazy. The line-up includes Bobby Cannavale (Mother**cker with the Hat), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Tony Danza (Who’s the Boss), Gina Gershon (Showgirls!!) and Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway!!!!). If you haven’t seen this ridiculously funny evening yet, this edition looks seriously unmissable.