Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11 & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Idina Menzel to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11Idina Menzel will join forces with The Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund as part of Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day on September 11. The Tony winner will help Cantor Fitzgerald’s brokers complete real telephone trades with customers. The fund, which was established in honor of the late Fred Gabler, a former partner and trader for Cantor Fitzgerald—the company that lost the most lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center—aids in sending underprivileged children to summer sleep-away camps. Menzel’s If/Then co-star LaChanze lost her husband Calvin Gooding in the tragic events; see her moving a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace” at this spring’s dedication to the 9/11 Memorial Museum here.Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison & More Set the DateWe now have dates for when we can catch some of our Broadway favorites tread the boards at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Pops’ 2014-15 season. You will be able to get into the festive spirit with Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison on December 19 and 20. The pair, with Essential Voices USA, will appear in Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays. Meanwhile, Tony winner Sutton Foster will make her solo Carnegie Hall debut on March 13, 2015 in One Night Only: Sutton Foster. We also can’t wait to see Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring Chicago vet Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare, Storm Large and Frankie Moreno on April 10, 2015.Catherine Tate to Headline London’s AssassinsBritish TV favorite Catherine Tate, along with Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman and David Roberts, will star in the previously announced London revival of Assassins. Helmed by Jamie Lloyd, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s classic will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from November 21 through March 7, 2015. Opening night is set for December 1.Mark Rylance’s New ShowMark Rylance is returning to Shakespeare’s Globe! The three-time Tony winner will star as Philippe V, King of Spain, in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music, Farinelli and the King. The production will premiere in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February 2015. Worried you won’t be able to cross the pond to witness Rylance’s brilliance in person? You’ll soon be able to savor his star turn opposite Broadway alum Damian Lewis in the television adaptation of Wolf Hall.Audra McDonald’s No Longer a First WifeJessica Hecht, Mary Testa and Julie White will headline a benefit reading of Robert Harling’s screenplay of The First Wives Club at the Mainstage Theater on October 13. Based on the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith and helmed by Trip Cullman, the event was supposed to have taken place on July 7 with Audra McDonald, Sherie Rene Scott and Lili Taylor starring, but there were scheduling conflicts. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative so this Club is definitely worth supporting. View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img


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