While you were breaking your New Year's resolutions, here's what was happening this week In the Wings.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” plans Broadway run. The hit U.K. play broke records last year, winning seven Olivier Awards -- the most ever earned by a play. Now this fall, the National Theater of Great Britain will bring the show to Broadway’s Barrymore Theater, with a whole new American cast (yet to be announced). The story, based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, follows a 15-year-old amateur detective as he sets out to solve the mystery of his neighbor’s dead dog. Is it too early to call the 2015 Tony Awards? [More info]
Cate Blanchett will perform in the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will star in Jean Genet’s “The Maids” for a dozen or so performances over the course of the festival’s date, which runs July 7 through August 16. Other productions include “Don Quixote,” “Swan Lake” and a “Spartacus” ballet -- none of which star Blanchett, but all of which probably could. [More info]
“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” crowns a new prince and heads out on tour. Looks like Santino Fontana won’t be hanging around to see Carly Rae Jepsen in her “own little corner.” The “Frozen” star, who originated the role of Prince Topher in the Broadway production, will depart "Cinderella" on Jan. 26. Joe Carroll will succeed him in the role. There are a few other casting changes too, including the return of Victoria Clark in her Tony-nominated role as Marie. Oh, and the show is heading out on tour. Boy, what a busy week they’ve had! [More info]
You now have two more weeks to hang with Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner. The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a final two-week extension of Amanda Peet’s “The Commons of Pensacola,” starting SJP and Danner. Closing night will now by February 9. [More info]
The Broadway League 16th annual demographics report is out. The 2012-2013 year saw the highest percentage of theatergoers between the ages of 18-24 yet, with 14 percent, or 1.6 million admissions. But the average age of a Broadway attendee is still 42.5 years old. Meanwhile, word of mouth continues to be the most influential factor in show selection, and online purchasing is on the rise. A lot more interesting stats can be read in the official report. [More info]