Michael Cera Sets Broadway Debut

While you were Instagramming with James Franco, here’s what was happening this week In the Wings.

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin will star in “This Is Our Youth” on Broadway. The Kenneth Longergan-play about three aimless youths living in NYC in the early ‘80s, will premiere in June at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago before transferring to Broadway’s Cort Theater this summer. The limited run begins previews on Aug. 18, opens Sept. 11 and runs through Jan. 4. Tavi Gevinson will also star. [More info]

Viola Davis will reunite with the original cast of the 2004 production of Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” for a special one-night-only benefit reading. Joining Davis will be Ariji Bareikis, Lynda Gravátt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll and Lauren Vélez. The June 15-event will be put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Daniel Sullivan will direct. Tickets are now on sale. [More info]

Meet the cast for the upcoming Tupac Shakur-musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me.” Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer and musician Saul Williams will star, and will be joined by Tony-winner Tonya Pinkins (“A Time to Kill”), Tony-nominee John Earl Jelks (“Radio Golf”), Christopher Jackson (“In the Heights”), Saycon Sengbloh (“Motown The Musical”) and Ben Thompson (“Matilda”), among other. “Holler If Ya Hear Me, ” which Shakur’s songs to explore an all new story about friendship and family in the toughest of circumstances, begins performance May 29 and opens June 19. [More info]

Greta Gerwig will star in the MCC Theater’s “The Village Bike.” The actress, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Noah Bambach’s “Frances Ha” and who’s leading the cast of the “How I Met Your Mother”-spinoff “How I Met Your Dad,” will make her stage debut in the production. It’ll also be the American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s celebrated play. Gerwig replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal, who had to drop out of the show due to scheduling conflicts. “The Village Bike” begins May 22 with an official opening on June 10. [More info]

Alan Cumming and the cast of “Cabaret” performed on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The Roundabout Theatre Company’s limited-run production of “Cabaret,” now in previews with an official April 24 opening, took to the popular late night show to perform the classic “Cabaret”-opener, “Willkonmen.” Watching it, it’s hard to believe it was 16 years ago that Cumming first performed the role. Check out the performance and walkd down memory lane with us!

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