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This Week on Stage: John Grisham, Mary-Louise Parker and David Hyde Pierce take NYC

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News finally arrived that the upcoming Broadway revival of Les Misérables has its principal cast intact — with Iran-born musical-theater hunk Ramin Karimloo in his first Broadway role as the bread-stealing Valjean, Tony-nominee Will Swenson (Hair) as staunch Javert, Ghost‘s Caissie Levy dreaming a dream of time gone by as tragic heroine Fantine, and Book of Mormon Tony victor Nikki M. James as lovelorn Eponine. Will they duplicate the successes (or in Russell Crowe’s case, non-successes) of their film counterparts, this time without the fish-eye lenses? The spring will tell, but if you live up North and are dying of curiosity, Mr. Karimloo is currently playing the role in Toronto before they bring him home (hee-hee) to NYC.

Also, six new shows pushed through an already crowded fall theater season, including several debuts: playwright Sharr White (The Other Place) takes on Chekhov, sort of, with Mary-Louise Parker returning to the stage for the first time in four years, David Hyde Pierce appears in a piece by his nephew Greg and Curtains composer John Kander, and mega-author John Grisham finds one of his books adapted to the Great White Way for the first time. How did they fare? (Click on the links below for the full reviews.)
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Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway for 'The Snow Geese'

Mary-Louise Parker is set to star in the world premiere of The Snow Geese, a new Broadway play from writer Sharr White.

Set in the time of World War I, The Snow Geese follows a widow and her two sons, who set off on their annual hunting trip only to realize that their pre-war life is over, as their days are now clouded with harsh realities of battle and debt.

Premiering for a limited 11-week engagement, The Snow Geese is directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan, who previously directed the Tony Award-nominated Parker in Proof. Previews begin Oct. 1, and the play will then open at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Oct. 24. The show is a co-production between the Manhattan Theatre Club and the MCC Theater.

Read more:
Andrew Lloyd Webber planning to develop ‘School of Rock’ musical
‘Hands on a Hardbody’ to close on Broadway
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That is so fetch: Tina Fey wants Mariah Carey for 'Mean Girls' musical -- We cast other characters

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While talking to E! Online on the red carpet at the SAG Awards, Tina Fey mentioned that she thought Mariah Carey could star in her Mean Girls musical. (She told EW of her plans to turn her hit film into a musical back in our September cover story.)

“Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part,” Fey joked, after discussing Mariah’s knowledge of the film.

Mariah Carey as Mrs. George? She certainly has the singing voice for the role. But who else would we cast in our perfect production of Mean Girls? READ FULL STORY

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