While you were drooling over Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” here’s what happened last week In the Wings.
“Fun Home” finds a home on Broadway. The critically acclaimed musical, which has a sold-out run at The Public Theater last year, will transfer to Broadway this spring. Based on Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel, “Fun Home” features music by Jeanine Tesori (“Violet”) and a book/lyrics by Lisa Kron musical, with direction from Sam Gold. The show will begin performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 4, 2015, with an opening night set for April 22. [More info]
Will Melanie Griffith swing into “Pippin”? That’s the story according to Melanie Griffith, at least. The actress, last on Broadway in “Chicago,” tells Indiewire that she’ll be appearing in the Tony-winning revival this January. No official confirmation from “Pippin” on what part she’d play, but all eyes are on Berthe, Pippin’s grandmother. [More info]
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” will return to Broadway in 2015. Tony winner Rob Ashford (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Promises, Promises”) will direct and choreograph the revival, which first played Broadway in 1978. No official dates or theater has been announced yet. [More info]
“You Can’t Take It With You” wants you to take some kittens with you. The upcoming revival has teamed up with The Humane Society of New York to support the adoption of kittens that will be used in their show. Audience members interested will be able to fill out applications for adoption before performances and at intermission. [More info]
Constantine Maroulis returned to “Rock of Ages.” If you never got a chance to see the “American Idol” finalist in his Tony nominated role, well now’s your chance! Maroulis is back as Drew in “Rock of Ages” through Oct. 26. That rocks! [More info]
Kathie Lee Gifford is writing a musical about “The Today Show.” This one’s not a joke, though it’s sure to be funny! Gifford announced recently that she’s working on an original musical about the popular morning show. The 18-minute musical, titled “Not ‘Today’... and Tomorrow’s Not Looking Good Either,” will air on NBC prior to “Peter Pan Live!” Gifford, who wrote the libretto to the short-lived Broadway musical “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson,” will collaborate again with composer David Friedman on the piece. Watch Gifford discuss the piece here: