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Ed Harris returning to New York stage

Ed Harris will return to the stage this fall alongside Bill Pullman with the play The Jacksonian, directed by Tony-winner Robert Falls, The New Group company announced Wednesday.

The show takes places in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964. “When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee (Glenne Headly), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Set against the investigation of a recent lynching and climaxing in a crime of passion, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.”

Broadway's 'Ann,' starring Holland Taylor, closing early

It’s curtains for Ann, the play written by and starring Holland Taylor. The show will close June 30, ahead of its planned Sept. 1 date, after playing 19 previews and 132 regular performances, producers announced Wednesday.

Taylor was nominated for a Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her work on the show, but she lost to Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) at Sunday’s show.

“It has been an honor to work with a truly remarkable playwright and a magnificent actress to bring Ann to Broadway and, happily in this case, they are one and the same,” said producer Bob Boyett in a release. “The incomparable Holland Taylor has dedicated the last six years of her life creating and performing this beautiful play, a tribute to an indomitable American cultural hero.  The impact it has had on audiences is indeed a consummate achievement and a monument to the legacy of Ann Richards.  My producing partners and I could not be any more proud to have brought Ann to Broadway.”

Rodger & Hammerstein's version of 'Cinderella' to debut on Broadway, with a twist ending

Cinderella is set to make her Broadway debut this winter — but it won’t be the Walt Disney version with which the majority of fans are familiar. Instead, the Rodgers & Hammerstein telling of the classic fairy tale will premiere at NYC’s Broadway Theatre for preview performances starting Jan. 21, 2013, and an opening night set for Feb. 21, 2013, EW has confirmed.

The show comes with a new book based on the original by Hammerstein, written by Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed). And apparently in this updated version there’s a twist — Cinderella gets to save the Prince in the end — although details beyond that are scarce. The show will include songs such as “In My Own Little Corner” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as tunes from the Rodgers & Hammerstein catalog.


Kathie Lee Gifford's Broadway-bound 'Scandalous' -- No, it's not based on her life

Kathie Lee Gifford is about to take a giant Leap of Faith.

Apparently, while she was boozing it up with co-host Hoda Kotb on the Today show, she was also secretly toiling away writing a musical. Gifford went on an earlier hour of Today this morning to announce to Matt Lauer and Co. that yet another religious-themed show is headed to Broadway: Her musical, Scandalous, is coming to the Great White Way in November.

“I can’t even believe the words are coming out of my mouth,” Gifford said this morning. “A lot of weird words have come out of my mouth over the years, but we’re announcing today that a musical I’ve been writing for going on 13 years now will be coming to Broadway this fall.” READ FULL STORY

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