Odds & Ends: Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville Will Return to the Boards & More

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first_img View Comments Joseph Fiennes (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville’s Stage ReturnThe U.K.’s Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its 2016 season and we need to be there. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) will play Lawrence of Arabia in Terence Rattigan’s Ross, directed by Adrian Noble, from June 3 through June 25. Also added to the lineup is Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), who is set to return to the stage in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, directed by Howard Davies and translated by The Father’s Christopher Hampton, running April 22 through May 21. Additionally of note: original Broadway Miss Trunchbull Bertie Carvel (Matilda) will make his directorial debut with a revival of John Galsworthy’s Strife, playing August 12 through September 10. And then there’s a new stage version of Half a Sixpence, co-created by mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh, featuring a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, School of Rock), which will run July 14 through September 3.Shakespeare’s Globe Listens to Rotten!’s Kate ReindersDid someone at Shakespeare’s Globe watch Kate Reinders’ recent #LiveatFive, where the Something Rotten! star said she thought the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death should be properly marked?! The Globe has put together The Complete Walk, a series of 37 short films to be screened along London’s South Bank and in other national and international locations throughout the weekend of April 23-24, to commemorate the Bard’s demise. The cast will include Dominic West as Coriolanus (in Rome), Jonathan Pryce and Phoebe Pryce as Shylock and Jessica (filmed in Venice’s historic Jewish Ghetto), Simon Russell Beale as Timon (filmed in Athens), Jessie Buckley and Luke Thompson as Romeo and Juliet (in the Tomba di Giulietta in Verona), along with Mel Giedroyc and Paul Chahidi in The Merry Wives of Windsor.B’way Alum Rachel Potter Will Return to Big Apple StageThe X Factor finalist and Broadway alum Rachel Potter (Evita, The Addams Family) is heading back to New York! She has teamed up with Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny to form new country trio Steel Union, and they will play Big Apple hotspot Rockwood Music Hall on February 22. Expect an evening of music with some whiskey drinkin’, boot stampin’, tambourine shakin’ southern fun!Barbra Streisand & Jamie Foxx Do Sound of MusicThis collaboration is blowing our minds somewhat. It would seem the legendary Barbra Streisand has teamed up with Jamie Foxx to record “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” That’s right. From the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music. We can’t wait to hear this!last_img

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