Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara in Concert; UP HERE Trailer; More Headlines From the Past 24 Hours
Yesterday was what we like to call a “kitchen sink” day. Stories piled up and yet never got posted on Theatrely—but they’re worthy of our attention! So, to make sure our favorite Broadway stars and upcoming screen projects get their due, we’re writing a little news roundup from the past 24 hours or so to make sure you’re caught up with the latest.
First up, Tony winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara will perform a live concert together at Carnegie Hall on November 17. This means vision boarding DOES in fact work! The one-night-only program will highlight their respective careers on stage, including selections from Anything Goes, The Music Man, Kiss Me Kate, and The King and I. The season at NYC’s iconic hall begins with “21st Century Broadway” on October 27, featuring Jeremy Jordan, Hailey Kilgore, Javier Muñoz, and Elizabeth Stanley. Norm Lewis will be this year’s Christmas concert guest artist. More info here.
Fans of rushing or entering the lottery for Broadway shows can start planning their trips to see Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ when it starts tomorrow, March 2, at the Music Box Theatre. A digital lottery begins accepting entries at midnight ET and closes at 3 PM ET the day before each performance. In addition, a digital rush will open at 11 AM on the day of each performance and close 30 minutes before the curtain. Finally, a same-day, in-person rush will be available at the box office. All tickets are subject to availability and cost $40, buyers are able to get a maximum of 2. To enter the lottery or digital rush, visit Telecharge.
In new musical news, some of Broadway’s hottest creatives are at work on an adaptation of John Berendt’s Southern gothic novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The production will be directed by Tony winner Rob Ashford, written by Pulitzer finalist and Tony nominee Taylor Mac (Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), with music and lyrics by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, and choreography by Tanya Birl and Sarah O’Gleby. More details will be announced at a later date, with an industry reading set for place May 12-13 in NYC.
The 2023 Special Recognition Honorees of the 89th Annual Drama League Awards have been announced, including Hadestown Tony winner André De Shields, who will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award. Other honorees include The Drama Book Shop, Lear deBessonet, and Darin Oduyoye. Nominations for competitive categories will be announced on April 25; winners will be revealed May 19. For more information, visit DramaLeague.org.
American Idol and Broadway alum Constantine Maroulis will star as Alan Freed in Rock & Roll Man at the NYC premiere production later this summer. Freed was a disc jockey who broke boundaries to promote music by popular artists like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Performances begin June 2 at New World Stages. More details here.
Finally, Hulu has released the first trailer for Up Here, an original musical rom-com series starring Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes. The show follows the two love birds as they meet-cute and navigate their inner voices (embodied by Broadway heavy-hitters like Katie Finneran and Andréa Burns). As if the on-screen talent wasn’t enough, Up Here is co-written by Steven Levenson, with original songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and directed by Thomas Kail. Episodes drop March 24; check out the trailer below.