Thursday, January 29, 2009

From Screen to Stage: Guffman Returns and More

Our favorite mockumentary's Broadway future leads off the latest in all things From Screen to Stage:

- Jane Lynch tells MTV that Christopher Guest is taking Waiting for Guffman to Broadway.
- Oscar winner Estelle Parsons will headline the national tour of August: Osage County. Could she be gearing up for the upcoming film version?
- Meanwhile, it looks like Jennifer Lopez could be taking up residence In the Heights ... either on stage or screen.
- Cue the dancing zombies: Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" video heading to the Great White Way.
- Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer leads The First Wives Club in an upcoming reading of the new stage musical.
- The Addams Family also had a recent reading in New York, with Nathan Lane as Gomez, Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia and Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester. Two snaps up for that casting!


- "A 5-6-7-8!" The documentary Every Little Step, a backstage look at the recent Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, will debut in theatres April 17.
- The hit West End revival of La Cage aux Folles was named Best Musical at the 2008 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards.
- Elsewhere in London, a stage adaptation of On the Waterfront washes up on stage.
- Seth Rudetsky reveals some possible casting (Norbert Leo Butz, Kerry Butler) for the Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman-penned Catch Me If You Can in his latest Playbill.com column.
- I guess the shoe didn't fit: Ever After musical postponed.
- And finally: this week's new DVD editionof Mary Poppins includes new bonus features on the making of the international stage musical, including the complete "Step in Time" production number.

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