Odds & Ends: Michele Pawk Revisits Hollywood Arms & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Daly, Pawk & Fun Home Duo Set for Hollywood ArmsMichele Pawk will reprise her Tony-winning turn in a one-night-only benefit reading of Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton’s Hollywood Arms. The event will take place on September 21 at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. Joining her will be Tony winner Tyne Daly (currently on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You) and Fun Home Tony nominees Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs. The play, based on Burnett’s memoir One More Time, played Broadway in 2002 and also starred Linda Lavin.Laurence Fishburne to Lead Roots RemakeTony and Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne will star in a remake of Roots for A+E Networks next year. According to Variety, he’ll take on the role of Alex Haley, author of the original novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Fishburne, who can be seen on the small screen now in Hannibal and Black-ish, won a Tony for Two Trains Running and also appeared on Broadway in The Lion in Winter and Thurgood. Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Alison McDonald (yes, Audra’s sis) and Charles Murray will pen the event series.Anthony Mackie Will Play MLK in All the WayBroadway alum Anthony Mackie has been tapped to take on the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the HBO adaptation of All the Way, reports Deadline. He joins the previously reported Bryan Cranston, who will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Lyndon B. Johnson. Brandon J. Dirden created the role on stage in the Broadway production, which took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. Mackie most recently appeared on Broadway in the 2010 production of A Behanding in Spokane opposite Christopher Walken. Steven Spielberg is executive producing the project, which is scheduled to begin shooting this September.MacKenzie Mauzy to Lead Manson Lifetime MovieBroadway alum MacKenzie Mauzy, who appeared in the Into the Woods film as Rapunzel, will star in a Lifetime original movie about the Manson Family murders. According to Deadline, the film, currently titled Manson’s Lost Girls, will focus on Linda Kasabian (Mauzy,) who, after the brutal murder spree led be Charles Manson, turned herself in and testified against Manson in the trial. The film will also star Jeff Ward, Eden Brolin, Greer Grammer and Christian Madsen.Autumn Reeser Returns to The O.C., This Time SingingAutumn Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., has joined the cast of the teen drama’s musical adaptation. According to E! Online, Reeser will take on the role of Julie Cooper, joining a cast that includes Broadway alum Drew Seeley, Rick Cosnett and Christine Lakin. The musical extravaganza, which will feature a score of tunes from the early 2000s, is set for August 30 at Los Angeles’ Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal Bar. View Commentslast_img

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