A Christmas Story the musical? Apparently so. It’s going to have two readings next week with Beau Bridges presumably in the role of the Old Man. Source: Variety.
Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive produce the six-part miniseries Strange for FEARnet.com. It’s dubbed as a sci-fi piece. No relation to the British series, apparently. Source: Variety.
Trevor Nunn (Cats) has a production of Sondheim‘s A Little Night Music in London…which could find itself in the West End and then later on Broadway. I’m good with that–I’ve never seen it staged. And any Sondheim is good for me, thanks. Source: Variety.
New Moon has a director: Chris Weitz (Golden Compass). Production will begin ASAP (considering the box office perf of the first film–approaching $200M worldwide) to be released ASAP (see above notation). Melissa Rosenberg is returning to scribe the sequel. Anyone taking bets on a fifth book in the series? Source: Variety.
Apparently the sad bastards in the legacy media in the UK are trying to nail Graham Norton for making a crack about the looks of Camilla Parker-Bowles, which is Mrs. Prince Charles to our friends not in the know on this side of the pond. Which just shows how pathetic this is getting, since I can’t think of a comedian who hasn’t made a crack like that. Kudos to Chortle for even coming up with a CNN-esque “Comedy Witch Hunt” graphic.