More American Buffalo Opening Night Tickets Released, Haley Joel Osment Fans Rejoice


Buffalo revival opening: David Mamet’s second revival of American Buffalo opens on Monday. This time instead of Al Pacino in the title role, Broadway welcomes back John Leguizamo. Cedric the Entertainer and that creepy kid from The Sixth Sense who must be about 40 by now make their Broadway debuts here as well. We got an email last night saying that they had just released more opening night tickets for fans, so get ’em while they’re hot. [AP]

Robbins film to debut next year: PBS is keeping alive the memory of director-choreographer Jerome Robbins, famous for Broadway gems like West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy. A two-hour film, Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About, will premiere on the network in February, showcasing performance footage, new rehearsal recordings and interviews with Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques D’Amboise and Suzanne Farrell, among others. [Playbill]

Mortier’s gone, so are Brokeback and Disney: Though Broadway had plans to make Brokeback Mountain into an opera, the concept was halted after Gerard Mortier’s departure as director of the New York City Opera last week. Likewise, The Perfect American, a project about Walt Disney with music by Philip Glass, was also canceled. Even though Brokeback’s broken for the New York City Opera, Mortier hopes to take his work to other organizations. [Broadway World]

In the Heights film in the works: Universal has acquired movie rights to Tony-award winning In the Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the score, will reprise his co-starring role in the film and co-produce along with Meryl Poster. Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the book, will also write the screenplay. After four Tonys this year, maybe now it’s time for some Oscars. [Playbill]

Sister Act returns back in a new habit: Whoopi Goldberg will produce a musical comedy based on Sister Act, which will open in London in June. The production has a score by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, but the cast is as-of-yet unknown and will be announced next year. [Playbill]

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