Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo Covers Beyonce & More

first_img Cynthia Erivo View Comments 2016 Tony Honor Recipient Seth Gelblum Dead at 62Seth Gelblum has died at the age of 62. According to Variety, his passing follows a long-term illness. He was a partner and chair of the theater department at the law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP. His clients included producers, directors, playwrights, composers, performers, designers and investors for live stage productions on Broadway and beyond. The entertainment lawyer was immersed in the Great White Way community—so much so that he received a 2016 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater.Norm Lewis Will Take on ‘The Impossible Dream’Phan favorite Norm Lewis has landed his next role! The Broadway alum will play the dual roles of Cervantes and Don Quixote in the Tony-winning musical, Man of La Mancha. This production is scheduled to run at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington from October 7 through October 30. Based on the novel of the same name, Man of La Mancha enters the mind and world of the mad knight Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Lewis has already shown us that no dream is impossible, so we know he’ll be fabulous.Sneak a Peek at ‘The Phantom Fraudster’Speaking of phantoms, CNBC will, as previously reported, dig into the troubled musical Rebecca on American Greed on August 11 in an episode titled “The Phantom Fraudster of Broadway.” The Securities and Exchange Commission investigated the project in 2013 after a fraud scheme came to light involving fictitious investors. Try not to get hooked on the business side of the Great White Way with the preview below. Cynthia Erivo & Rory O’Malley(Photo: Twitter.com/CynthiaEriVo)center_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Cynthia Erivo Is Broadway’s Queen BShe’s beautiful and she’s here—and by “here,” we mean in front of the Richard Rodgers. The Color Purple Tony winner Cynthia Erivo performed at #Ham4Ham on August 10; though she didn’t sing her mic-dropping, standing ovation-grabbing “I’m Here,” Hamilton hopefuls got to hear her slay Beyoncé’s “Sandcastles” from the music icon’s most recent album, Lemonade. So, Mr. Miranda: Erivo’s totally going to star in your bio-musical about Queen B, right? Right! Enjoy the full performance below!last_img

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