While you were wondering how Jefferson Mays plays all those characters in "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," here’s what was happening this week In the Wings:
Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner opened in “The Commons of Pensacola.” The play, written by actor Amanda Peet (“The Way Way Back”), follows a woman (Danner) who’s forced to downsize after her husband’s Wall Street scandal makes the papers and the toll that takes on the relationship she has with her daughter (Parker). It’s a limited run through Jan. 26, 2014, so grab your tickets to see these two stage vets in action while you can. [More Info]
Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad’s “Romeo and Juliet” will close Dec. 8. Parting is such sweet sorrow for the David Leveaux production, which by closing will have played 27 previews and 93 regular performances. The show was originally scheduled for a limited run through Jan. 12, 2014. “A combination of sales and availability of cast members” are to blame, said producers. This production marks the first time Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy has graced Broadway in nearly 40 years. [More Info]
Is Sutton Foster coming to Broadway in a revival of “Violet?” That’s the rumor, as reported by Broadway.com. The production of the Jeanine Tesori-Brian Crawley musical, about a physically scarred white girl in the south in 1964 who befriends a black soldier, will reportedly play the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre this spring. This won’t be the first time Foster’s starred in “Violet.” The actress played the part in a one-night-only engagement at New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center last summer. Guess there’s one good thing about “Bunheads” not getting a second season, huh? [More Info]
The Thanksgiving-week Broadway schedule is out. Want to skip the Black Friday shopping and see a show instead? Well you’re in luck because you’ll have two chances to do so, with an additional Friday matinee performance. There are even some Thanksgiving evening performances if you can outlast the tyrptophan. Now that’s something to be thankful for. See all the new showtimes for the week at Broadway.org.
Watch Carrie Underwood and a bunch of YouTubers take on “Do-Re-Mi.” We told you about the planned sing-a-long a few weeks back. Now the complete video, promoting the Dec. 5 “The Sound of Music” live musical broadcast on NBC, is out. Check out YouTube sensations Mike Tompkins and Chester See make it all happen below: