RUMOR: Larry King’s Wife, Shawn King, Might Play Arachne in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

According to the New York Post, the wife of TV host Larry King, Shawn King, is one of two finalists being considered for the role of Arachne in Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark. Shawn, a country singer whose lucky number is 30, auditioned on June 30 at 3:30 pm with the songs "Turn Off the…

A Vacation, A Rumor, A Cast Album and A Web Site Story

A Little Vacation for Hair star Gavin Creel Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel just announced on his blog that he "will be off with the Creel Clan chilling by a lake in Michigan" from Aug 10-17 this summer, so if you head to Hair that week, you'll be seeing understudies Jay Armstrong Johnson or Paris…

Film to Broadway and Broadway to Film…

Broadway to the Silver Screen... The Tony Award wining musical, City of Angles, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and book by Larry Gelbart, is being adapted by the original librettist and lyricist for the silver screen. Barry Levingson (Wag the Dog, Rain Man, Bugsy) will direct and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) will…

Hair hippies ringing the NYSE closing bell?

At 4 pm today the cast and producers for the Tony winning best revival, Hair, will ring the closing bell at the NYSE. It will be simulcast on the Times Square billboard and online here. Something about the combination of hippies and stocks seems wrong. Next you'll tell me big oil is funding wind energy…

Operation: Mindcrime, the Musical

Eyeing Broadway... Adam Pascal of Rent fame is looking at pulling together a team of big hitters to help adapt the Queensrÿche album Operation: Mindcrime into a Broadway musical. "Throughout the years, I've envisioned how this can be turned into a real musical, a book musical," said Pascal. The concept album is not nearly as specific…

Headed to Broadway, eyeing Broadway and cast albums

A couple new shows are officially headed to Broadway... Fela!, based on the life of African composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, played Off Broadway last fall for a limited engagement to great success. Spring Awakening's Bill T. Jones directs, with a lot of the same cast lined up for the fall 2008 Broadway run…