Odds & Ends: Jonathan Groff Set for How to Succeed & More

first_imgFirst Look at Bend It Like BeckhamWe’re hearing good things about Bend It Like Beckham The Musical. Based on the 2002 cult film, which propelled Keira Knightley to stardom, the stage adaptation will open at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre this summer. Watch the below video of the tuner’s cast performing the show’s opening number, “UB2″—it certainly got us in the mood for Saturday! View Comments Jonathan Groff Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Jonathan Groff Set for SucceedBroadway and Hamilton favorite Jonathan Groff will headline a concert of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in London on May 19. The event will take place at the Royal Festival Hall and also feature Hannah Waddingham, Clive Rowe and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. How does this fit in with Hamilton’s schedule? Well, the Lin-Manuel Miranda tuner ends its acclaimed off-Broadway run on May 3 and will begin previews on the Great White Way on July 13. Still no word on whether Groff will bring his King George to the Main Stem—maybe he’s also visiting the U.K. for research purposes!Cristin Milioti & Matthew James Thomas Nab TV RolesOnce Tony nominee and former How I Met Your Mother star Cristin Milioti has been tapped to appear opposite the previously reported stage and screen star Patrick Wilson in Fargo. According to Deadline, Milioti will recur as Betsy, Lou’s (Wilson) wife in the miniseries franchise inspired by the Coen brothers film. The publication also writes that Pippin alum Matthew James Thomas will be a series regular on a new HBO pilot, working title The Devil You Know. Congrats to both!Lenny Henry Will Emcee OliviersComedian and West End alum Lenny Henry will host the 2015 Olivier Awards, the U.K.’s equivalent of the Tonys. The ceremony will take place on April 12 at the Royal Opera House—check out the nominees here.Watch Tony Danza Charm the LadiesTony Danza recently stopped by The View to talk about headlining Honeymoon in Vegas and reminisce with co-host (and Fish in the Dark star) Rosie Perez about being honored by the Brooklyn Hall of Fame. Check out the interview with the ladies below and then “the most charming man in show biz” in person at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre! Star Fileslast_img