While you were braving the snow storms, here’s what was happening this week In the Wings.
Hugh Jackman will return as host of The 68th Annual Tony Awards. It’ll be his fourth time hosting the awards show, which will air on CBS live from Radio City Music Hall on June 8. The actor was very well-received during his previous outings as host, even earning an Emmy Award for hosting the 2004 show. Jackman himself was so excited by the news, he sent a message out about it on Instagram, before the official press release even came through. Go Hugh! [More info]
Maggie Gyllenhaal will make her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.” She’ll join Ewan McGregor, who was previously announced in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production. Preview being Oct. 2! You’re up next, Jake! [More info]
The Drama League sets date for the 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony. The oldest theatrical honors in America, first awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards will take place Friday, May 16. The only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members, the Drama League Awards honor distinguished productions and performances both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. In addition to honoring distinguished new productions and revivals of plays and musical, there’s also a Distinguished Performance award, which can be awarded to an actor only once in their career. [More info]
“War Horse” returns to New York City. Well, sort of. A broadcast of The National Theatre’s original stage production of “War Horse” will be shown for one night only across the country on Thursday, Feb. 27. New Yorkers will have two spots to catch the show, pre-recorded live from London’s West End: at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre and Cinema 123. Encore dates/times will follow. For tickets a showtimes, visit www.FathomEvents.com. [More info]
Idina Menzel, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Kristin Chenoweth, Adele, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and more sing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” It’s all part of actress and singer Christina Bianco’s show, filmed live at Birdland on Feb. 10. And you’ll never guess who finishes the song. Watch!