Excess Hollywood: Robin Williams in talks for Broadway

  • Get ready for some long-term sitting, Broadway audiences: Robin Williams is in negotiations to make his acting debut on the Great White Way in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. [NYT]
  • Demetri Martin has signed on to star, write, and produce a vehicle for himself on CBS. Here’s an Important Thing for Martin: Not using a laugh track, please. [Variety]
  • Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet announced via press release that it has acquired rights to the Hayden Christensen- and John Leguizamo-starring Vanishing on 7th Street, a horror film surrounding the misplacement of my friend during a drunken night in the East Village a Detroit power outage.
  • Numb3rs star David Krumholtz is joining Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, and James Tupper in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, about a wealthy man who inherits several penguins. Haven’t I seen this movie before? [THR]
  • Vh1 will turn the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies film into the network’s first scripted dramedy. (No, Vh1’s dearly departed dramedy Rock of Love Bus doesn’t count, because you can’t write lines like: “People who eat basil are lame.”)  [Variety]

Comments (6 total) Add your comment
  • FromChicago

    Uh, Robin Williams, can’t find work in the movies, so he’s going the route of so many of his ilk: TV and Broadway.

    • Tarc

      Ilk? Do you mean Oscar, multiple Golden Globe, multiple SAG, MTV, BLOCKbuster, or Saturn award winners? Or was it the Grammey? The philanthropy? The massively sold out comedy tours?

      • Tarc

        Oh, or his time at Julliard?

  • Alyson

    Being a scripted work doesn’t make it a debut – he had a one man show on Broadway just recently.

  • Blurbank

    Robin Williams also did “Waiting for Godot” with Steve Martin on Broadway. Don’t think this qualifies as his “debut”.

  • Crystal

    And the name of the show is “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” That last bit is kindof important.

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