Odds & Ends: Zac Efron Eyes Hugh Jackman’s Barnum Musical & More

first_imgZac Efron(Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Zac Efron Eyes Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum MusicalZac Efron is in negotiations to star alongside Tony winner Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth, writes Variety. Directed by Michael Gracey, the previously reported long-in-the-works biopic musical about P.T. Barnum will be penned by Jenny Bicks. At one point, Fox had slated the long-awaited movie for release on Christmas Day this year; it is hoped that Efron coming on board would kickstart the project.F. Murray Abraham & Josh Radnor Set for RabbitOscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) and Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) are the latest big names enlisted for White Rabbit Red Rabbit off-Broadway. Abraham will headline the production on July 18, followed by Radnor on July 25. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Spielberg Taps Tony Kushner for West Side StoryCould it be? Yes, it could! Back in 2014 we revealed that Steven Spielberg wanted to remake West Side Story…and it’s one step closer to actually happening. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner is penning a script for the legendary director. No word yet on timeline.Shuffle Along’s Chorus Receive AwardShuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed will receive Equity’s tenth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. It is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical and the 24 individual recipients are: Phillip Attmore, Alexandria Bradley, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Jason Holley, Adrienne Howard, Lee Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa La Touche, Alicia Lundgren, JC Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, Joseph Wiggan, Pamela Yasutake and Richard Riaz Yoder. The trophy will be presented on June 21—congrats to all!Catch She Loves Me at HomeWe think it important to watch this while eating vanilla ice cream! The Roundabout’s Tony-nominated revival of She Loves Me will be the first Broadway show to be broadcast live. Starring 2016 Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the classic musical is scheduled to stream on BroadwayHD on June 30 at 8PM ET. The production is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10.center_img Related Shows White Rabbit Red Rabbitlast_img read more