Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay McKenzie, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Karen Burthwright, Sidney Dupont and Joshua Keith in the Chicago production of “Paradise Square”
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Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed lately.
place of paradise Set new dates on Broadway
The new musical place of paradise, which recently concluded its pre-Broadway run at The James M. Nederlander Theater in Chicago has moved its dates to Broadway. Preview performances will now begin at the Barrymore Theater on March 15 with an opening night set for April 3. was designed by Larry Kirwan. place of paradise will star Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Matt Bogart, Sidney DuPont, AJ Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel and Kevin Dennis.
John Logan and Chris Evans at work on Gene Kelly Film
Tony-winning scribe John Logan is writing and producing a new Gene Kelly movie based on an original idea by movie star and Broadway alum Chris Evans, according to Deadline. Evans was tapped to play Kelly in the film, which is about a 12-year-old boy who works the grounds of MGM in 1952 and begins to form an imaginary friendship with legendary movie star Gene Kelly. Logan, who won a Tony for his play Redis currently represented on Broadway with Red Mill! Musical comedy. He is also a three-time Oscar nominee for his original screenplays for Gladiator and the aviator and its scenario adapted for Hugo. Evans, famous for playing Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made his Broadway debut in 2018 Lobby Heroes.
Black Theater Coalition announces new directors
T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee have announced new leadership within the Black Theater Coalition. The organization, which was created “to build a sustainable and ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for black theater professionals,” has hired Lico Whitfield as program director and Olivia Jones as as executive director. The John Gore Organization and BTC have joined forces to create a paid scholarship program for undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in commercial theater.
Antonio Banderas brings A chorus line Back to Spain
Five six seven eight! Antonio Banderas brings A chorus line back to Spain. The 2019 production of the Teatro del Soho Caixabank will return to the Teatre Tívoli in Barcelona from April 23. Co-directed and produced by Banderas, the production played on location in February 2020. Manuel Bandera will appear as Zach, a role Banderas played when the show premiered. Course. As stated earlier, Banderas is currently directing and playing the role of Bobby in a Spanish-language production of Society.