Roth needed “Head Over Heels” for his Walter Kerr Theatre, however he’s received this squatter there known as Bruce Springsteen, who refuses to depart. Springsteen prolonged his present till June 30, however could linger a bit longer as a result of he’s having a lot enjoyable — and grossing practically $2.5 million per week.
“There’s not a lot Jordan can do however stand in the back of the home and cheer him on,” a supply says.
The joke round Broadway is that the Kerr needs to be renamed the Boss.
The Hudson, by the way in which, isn’t too shabby. Its proprietor, the Ambassador Theater Group, spent tens of millions restoring it. The Hudson additionally has one of the best bar of any theater on Broadway — and who’s not going to desire a glass or three of Taittinger earlier than bopping alongside to “We Bought the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “Trip”?
“Head Over Heels” is predicated on “The Arcadia,” a 16th-century prose poem by Sir Philip Sidney. The poem options gods and shepherds and dukes, oracles and lions and bears — and cross-dressers.
“Avenue Q” author Jeff Whitty did a contemporary adaptation of the poem, however some say his loosey-goosey script baffled potential backers.
“I believe we have been within the woods someplace, with the boys dressed as ladies and the ladies dressed as males,” one informed me. “Or perhaps we have been on Mount Olympus. I actually wasn’t certain.”
After a tryout on the Oregon Shakespeare Pageant in 2015 and a few backers’ auditions at Paltrow’s Greenwich Village townhouse Whitty was let go.
Negotiating his exit package deal “took without end,” sources say, however he was lastly changed by James Magruder, who makes a speciality of adapting the classics, although his 1997 “Triumph of Love” was not a Triumph of Field Workplace.
However the director was Michael Mayer, who went on to stage “Spring Awakening” and “Hedwig and the Indignant Inch” with Neil Patrick Harris.
Mayer is directing “Head Over Heels” and introduced Magruder onboard.
The brand new script, sources say, is snappy, clear and enjoyable.
“Head Over Heels” could have an out-of-town tryout at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre in April. Theater proprietor Carole Shorenstein Hays is planning a splashy announcement at a cocktail occasion within the theater subsequent week. Visitors shall be directed to enter the Curran down an alley and thru the stage door.
That alley, as theater and movie buffs know, is the place components of “All About Eve” have been shot.
Paltrow is planning her personal splashy announcement on the finish of the month in New York.
Particulars are below wraps, however I’m listening to it’s going to be one hell of a celebration.
When you haven’t seen Bette Midler in “Hiya, Dolly!” and also you’re wealthy and wish to give to a superb trigger, tickets — priced from $250 to $10,000 — can be found for her last efficiency on Sunday. The proceeds will profit the Actors Fund, which takes care of actors who’ve fallen on onerous instances. It additionally runs the Actors Fund Residence in New Jersey for growing old members of the occupation.
Bravo to Bette for insisting her last efficiency assist these in want.