– Mark Ruffalo will star in a movie version of Larry Kramer’s AIDS drama, The Normal Heart. Other casting and production details have not been announced but reportedly Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy is involved.
– Elf: The Musical (SRSLY) opens at Broadway’s Hirschfeld Theater on November 2nd. Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph.
– Standing room, rush, and lottery discount tickets for this weekend’s Broadway shows are available here.
– Molly, you in danger, girl. A musical version of Ghost starring Laura Michelle Kelly is slated to open on London’s West End in 2011.
– Drag queen alert! Liza Minnelli has launched her own line of clothing and jewelery on the Home Shopping Network. The line includes “sequined separates and signature flowy pants.” Werq!
– Last month’s Broadway Bares XX raised over $1M for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The previous record was 2008’s $874K. So far the show has raised over $7.5M to battle HIV.
– James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave have been cast to star in a Broadway version of Driving Miss Daisy, set to begin previews on October 2nd. The Pulitzer-winning play debuted Off Broadway in 1987 starring Morgan Freeman and Dana Ivey.
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