tl;dr for December 18th
- Julie Taymor's revival of "M. Butterfly" starring Clive Owen closed on Sunday, nearly a month earlier than previously announced; it was met with mixed to negative reviews (read mine here)
- Adam Driver ("Star Wars", "Girls") will return to Broadway in 2019 in the first revival of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This", helmed by Michael Mayer; meanwhile, "Head Over Heels, a new musical featuring the music of The Go-Go's, also directed by Michael Mayer, is receiving a San Francisco production this spring, aimed for Broadway next season; and the Broadway-bound Temptations musical, "Ain't too Proud", which wrapped a run in Berkeley, has booked the Kennedy Center in D.C. for a summer tryout
- With jukebox musicals overwhelming the boards, "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" is rumored to have booked the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for a spring bow on Broadway, getting ahead of "The Cher Show", opening next season, and "Tina", starting in London this spring
- "Now a warning?" - the cult-classic, dark comedy film "Death Becomes Her" (1992) is in development as a star vehicle musical for Kristin Chenoweth
- From the Department of "That Makes Sense": newly elected Alabama Senator, and all around good-guy, Doug Jones (D-AL) once appeared in a stage version of "To Kill A Mockingbird"
- TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is launching a new pilot program to offer free admission to New York's military veterans for a handful of Broadway shows