Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Matthew Morrison and the Queen of England

Two pieces of news have hit the boards in the last 24 hours about two high-profile performers coming to Broadway this year.

Harvey Weinstein and the producers of the upcoming ART production of Finding Neverland have announced that Tony and Emmy nominated actor Matthew Morrison will replace Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan in the Broadway bound production of the show.  The production premiered at Cambridge, Massachusetts' American Repertory Theatre under the direction of Diane Paulus with Mr. Jordan and Olivier Award nominee Laura Michelle Kelly.

In other news, there has been an interesting announcement about the upcoming Broadway transfer of the London production of The Queen, starring Helen Mirren.  It seems that when the show hits our shores, it will have a different ending than it did in the UK.  Stephen Daldry, the play's Tony winning director, told the LA Times, "Peter [Morgan] will always be re-writing!  For Broadway, it will be essential.  The end will have to change quite radically to reflect the exact moment in current events."

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