Odds & Ends: The Sting Could Be a B’way Musical & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. The Sting Could Be a Broadway MusicalThis new tuner from the creative team that brought you Urinetown has Broadway-aimed written all over it. A stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1973 movie The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman as a pair of professional grifters and featured music arrangements by EGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch, is in the works. Directed by John Rando, with original music and lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, a recent workshop’s cast included Shuler Hensley as the mob boss (Robert Shaw in the film), the New York Post reports. We’re keeping a close eye on buzz about this one.Lisa Kron Tapped by Women’s Voices Theater FestivalFun Home Tony winner Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival on September 8. The event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts kicks off the beginning of the Festival, which is set to include the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation’s capital region.Jeremy Jordan’s Night at the Oscars Broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan will team up with Sheléa Frazier for the Pasadena Pops’ final concert of the summer season on September 12. Conducted by Michael Feinstein, A Night at the Oscars! will remember the winners, the losers and everything in between with an evening of Hollywood favorites. The event is set to take place at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden and, just because, here’s Jordan’s killer rendition of that Oscar-winning tune you might have heard of, “Let It Go.” You’re welcome. Happy Friday!last_img

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