While you were geeking out at Comic-Con, here’s what was happening last week In the Wings:
Heather Graham heading to the MCC Theater. Graham, known for her roles in “Boogie Nights” and “The Hangover,” will play a washed-up actress desperate for a hit in Neil LaBute’s new comedy “The Money Shot.” Fred Weller (“Mothers and Sons”), Gia Crovatin (TV’s “Californication”) and Callie Thorne (TV’s “Necessary Roughness”) will also star. Performances begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Sept. 4, with an official opening set for Sept. 22. [More info]
Miss “Of Mice and Men” during its Broadway run? Well good news! You’ll be able to see it in movie theaters soon enough. The revival of John Steinbeck’s play starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd was recently chosen as the first Broadway show to be filmed by National Theatre Live. Filming will take place in front of an invited audience on July 29. Screening dates will be announced shortly. [More info]
Andrea Martin will return to “Pippin.” The actress and comedian will reprise the role of Berthe for a limited run of 24 performances. It’s the same role that won Martin the 2013 Tony for Featured Actress in a Musical. Martin’s run begins Sept. 2 at the Music Box Theatre. [More info]
“Bullets Over Broadway” sets closing date. The new musical, written by Woody Allen and based on his 1994 film, will play its final performance on Sunday, Aug. 24. At that time, “Bullets” will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. [More info]
“You Can’t Take It With You” wants you! Well, they want your pictures, that is. The team behind the Broadway revival of the Kaufman and Hart Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, starring James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne, has set up a special “You Kept It With You” Tumblr page, filled with memorabilia from past productions of the classic play. You can submit photos or video of programs, ticket stubs, or in-character performances for a chance to win tickets and a cast meet-and-greet! For details and submissions, visit canttakeitbway.tumblr.com.