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Glenn Close, Matthew Morrison Nab New Stage Roles

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    Jamie McCarthy
    Glenn Close is positioned to return to the New York City stage for her first Broadway role in 20 years.

    While you were finalizing your Oscar ballots, here’s what was happening this week In the Wings.

    Glenn Close is returning to Broadway next season in a revival of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance.” According to the New York Post, Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon will helm the revival, which will be produced Scott Rudin. Close hasn’t appeared on Broadway since her Tony-winning turn in 1994’s “Sunset Boulevard.” [More info]

    “Glee” star Matthew Morrison playing Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the U.S. premiere of the new musical “Finding Neverland.” According to reports from The New York Times, the musical, based on the 2004 Johnny Depp film of the same name, will be directed by Diane Paulus (“Pippin”), and will feature a score lead by Take That frontman Gary Barlow. Harvey Weinstein will produce -- his first time helming a major theater project as lead producer. “Finding Neverland” is aiming for a Broadway run in the 2015-16 season, after stops in Cambridge, MA and London [More info]

    “Avenue Q” Tony nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo will headline cast of “Greed: A Musical for Our Times.” The new musical -- a sendoff of Ponzi schemes to mortgage bundlers -- will play an Off-Broadway open-engagement March 19, prior to an official opening April 3 at New World Stages. Christopher Scott will direct the Michael Roberts-written show. [More info]

    Rosemary Harris will play the role of “Eleanor Swan” in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard’s “Indian Ink.” Harris, who has 26 Broadway shows under her belt, was last seen in 2012’s “The Road to Mecca.” Like "Mecca,' “Indian Ink” will also be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company. The show begins performances at the Laura Pels Thatre Sept. 4, with a Sept. 28 opening. [More info]

    Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée entering “Pippin.” They’ll play Pippin and the Leading Player, respectively, replacing Matthew James Thomas and Tony winner Patina Miller, who will play their final performance on March 30. This won’t be Kyle Dean Massey’s first time singing “Corner of the Sky.” The “Wicked” star told Twitter that when he was 18, he sang the song at his college auditions - not a single of which accepted him. Way to show them, Kyle! [More info]