The Book of Mormon - London

A new musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q.

Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit's Miscast, Mormons in London, Budweiser Taps Helen Mirren & More

Odds & Ends: Aaron Tveit's Miscast, Mormons in London, Budweiser Taps Helen Mirren & More
Aaron Tveit
(Photo by Bruce Glikas)
The Super Bowl is on February 7. Who knew?

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Aaron Tveit's Miscast
Grease: Live’s (and your Broadway boyfriend) Aaron Tveit, along with The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo, The Wiz's Shanice Williams, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess, Allegiance's Lea Salonga, Our Mother's Brief Affair's Linda Lavin, Waitress' Keala Settle, Noises Off's Megan Hilty, On Your Feet!'s Ana Villafañe and more have been tapped for MCC Theater’s Miscast 2016. The previously announced gala event, where Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will honor stage and screen star Marisa Tomei. Can someone get us tickets to the show on April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, pretty please?

Broadway Alums Enlisted for London's Mormon
We just want to take this opportunity to say "hello" to KJ Hippensteel and Asmeret Ghebremichael, who recently began performances as Elder Price and Nabulungi, respectively, in the West End's The Book of Mormon. Hippensteel's credits include Mormon on Broadway and the U.S. tour of Wicked; Ghebremichael's Main Stem credits include Mormon, Legally Blonde and Wicked. The production is running at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

Tune In Reminder: American Crime Story
Don't forget, the first episode of the eagerly anticipated American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which stars a slew of stage faves, will air on February 2! The FX series is from mega producer Ryan Murphy and we have a sense that Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Steven Pasquale as Mark Fuhrman, Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey and more will prove compulsive viewing!

Budweiser Taps Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren has won both the Tony and the Oscar for playing the Queen and she recently put on her most magisterial tones for Budweiser's 2016 Super Bowl Commercial, instructing all drivers to #GiveADamn. Check out Mirren in action below; the Super Bowl is on February 7 and we are not ashamed to admit that we absolutely had to look that one up!