Lots of casting news from Broadway and beyond:
- Marissa Jaret Winokur will recreate her Tony Award winning role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray starting December 9. She joins her "mamma" Harvey Fierstein as the show winds down to its final performance on January 4.
-Richard Chamberlain will don the crown of King Arthur when he joins the national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot next year.
- Reba McEntire, who made quite an impression a few years back in Annie Get Your Gun, may return to the Great White Way in Cole Porter's Anything Goes.
- Brent Spiner, a.k.a. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Data, will star in the title role of the Reprise Theatre Company's upcoming production of Man of La Mancha.
- Kathleen Turner will join Charles Busch in his play The Third Story, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre January 14.
- Casting is now complete for the new West End musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the classic gay favorite.
- And last but not least: Cheyenne Jackson will appear in a workshop of something called Mormon Musical, from those nasty South Park guys.