Odds & Ends: John Gallagher Jr. to Return to NYC Stage & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. John Gallagher Jr. to Return to New York StageSpring Awakening Tony winner John Gallagher Jr., AKA Johnny Gallagher, will appear at Joe’s Pub on September 29 for the first time since 2008 to share an intimate night of music. The former The Newswroom star, who was seen on Broadway this last season in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, recently released Six Day Hurricane, an album of his own original songs that jump from ballads to rock anthems.Al Pacino’s New Show May Play L.A. Before BroadwayThe Al Pacino and Judith Light-led When God Looked Away could bow in Los Angeles before heading to the Great White Way. “Al had such a bad time with reviews in David Mamet’s China Doll last year, he wanted to do a soft opening far from Broadway first,” a source reportedly told Showbiz 411. Penned by Dotson Rader, the show follows playwright Tennessee Williams. We will keep you posted!Kristin Chenoweth Tapped for Speech & DebateAnother Broadway star has signed on for the film adaptation of Tony winner Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate. According to Variety, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will sing an original song over the end credits. The pocket diva joins the previously reported Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roger Bart, Austin McKenzie, Sarah Steele and more in the project; the movie is slated for release later this year. Meanwhile, Karam’s Tony-winning play, The Humans, continues its run on Broadway.Watch Emma Stone Tackle Pasek & PaulPasek and Paul have a big few months coming up! Along with the fall Broadway premiere of their much-buzzed about new tuner Dear Evan Hansen, there’s the December release of movie musical La La Land, to which they’ve contributed lyrics (music is by Justin Hurwitz). Check out below a new teaser trailer of the film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, featuring the song, “Audition.” P.S. Hamilton’s America, the documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning hit, will make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, prior to airing on PBS on October 21. Lonny Price’s Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, which examines Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince’s 1981 cult hit Merrily We Roll Along, will also debut at the event. John Gallagher Jr. center_img View Commentslast_img