Odds & Ends: Robert Fairchild Set for A Chorus Line & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Robert Fairchild Set for A Chorus LineTony nominee and singular sensation Robert Fairchild, along with a host of Broadway faves, will appear in A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl July 29 through July 31. Directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, Fairchild will take on the role of Mike, with Mara Davi and Jason Tam reprising their roles of Maggie and Paul from the 2006 Main Stem revival, respectively. There’ll also be Spencer Liff as Larry, Sabrina Bryan as Valerie, Ross Lynch as Mark and J. Elaine Marcos as Connie.Julie Andrews Teams Up With Muppet-MakersJulie Andrews is joining forces with Netflix and the Jim Henson Company for Julie’s Greenroom. The icon will star in the new preschool show, which is set to feature an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. Confirmed guest stars include Waitress’ Sara Bareilles, the Broadway-bound Josh Groban, Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, Fairchild (again!) and Stomp. The series will premiere in early 2017.Susan Stroman to Helm Crazy for YouNice work if you can get it! Susan Stroman will direct a 25th anniversary concert performance of the Tony-winning Crazy For You; she received the first of her five Tony Awards for her choreography on the original production. The Gershwin musical comedy is scheduled to take place on February 19, 2017 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.New Frank Sinatra Musical in the WorksThey’ll do it their way! The Ambassador Theatre Group, which controls two Broadway theaters, is to produce a new stage musical based on the life of Frank Sinatra, in partnership with Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. The production, which is planned to open in 2018, will feature a number of hit songs from the crooner’s catalogue; script development is set to start shortly.Cursed Child’s Harry Potter Speaks OutAfter those Harry Potter and the Cursed Child pics, now comes a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, including an interview with the titular star. The play, set 19 years after the end of J.K. Rowling’s original series, will begin performances at the West End’s Palace Theatre on June 7. “It’s just immeasurably exciting and I can’t wait to show it to people,” says Jamie Parker, who plays Harry, below. Muggles the world over quite agree! Robert Fairchild Robert Fairchild(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Fileslast_img read more