Odds & Ends: Viola Davis’ Dream Broadway Role & More

first_imgViola Davis(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Viola Davis’ Dream B’way RoleTwo-time Tony winner Viola Davis is currently killing it on the small screen in How to Get Away With Murder, but that doesn’t mean that she’s given up on theater. “I’d do Nora in A Doll’s House on Broadway,” Davis told Vulture. “Are you kidding me? I would love to do that. It’s a beautiful role. It’s tremendous. Hedda Gabler. Anything that’s tremendous and big and bold.” We hope to see her back on the Great White Way soon!Sydney Lucas Tapped for AMC SeriesSydney Lucas, who was Tony nominated for her Broadway debut in Fun Home, has been enlisted to star opposite Sam Neill in AMC’s The Son. According to TV Line, the 10-episode drama series is based on Philipp Meyer’s novel and will follow a family witnessing the birth of the Lone Star State. Lucas is set to play Neill’s stubborn tomboy granddaughter.Brian D’Arcy James’ Latest FilmFresh off triumphantly standing on the Oscar stage, Something Rotten!’s Brian D’Arcy James, along with Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber and more have been tapped for Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye. Deadline reports that the biopic will explore J.D. Salinger, played by Nicholas Hoult, before he pens The Catcher in the Rye. Tony nominee Hope Davis, Zoey Deutch and Laura Dern will also feature in the movie.Kendrick & Colbert Geek Out Over SondheimWill Anna Kendrick just come and do a Broadway musical again already? The Into the Woods and Pitch Perfect screen star stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 10 and the result was all we could have wished it to be. The duo sang “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, geeked out over Stephen Sondheim and talked her childhood Main Stem turn. Check it out below. View Commentscenter_img P.S. The annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is scheduled to celebrate its festive 30th edition on April 25 at the Minskoff Theatre. Participants will be announced later.last_img read more

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Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Josh Jacobs, Jordan Howard impact Week 14 start ’em, sit ’em decisions

first_imgJordan Howard injury updateAs of Thursday, Howard (shoulder) still hadn’t been cleared for contact, and Eagles beat writer Zach Berman reported Saturday that Howard isn’t expected to play Monday night against the Giants. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back  | Wide receiver | Tight endOnce again, Miles Sanders will lead the way in the Eagles backfield. He’s a must-start in this favorable matchup. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Josh Jacobs playing Week 14?UPDATE 2: Jacobs is officially OUT.UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday afternoon that Jacobs is not expected to play. It was revealed earlier this week that Jacobs has been playing with a fracture in one of his shoulders since Week 7, and he missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday. Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Jacobs “didn’t do much” in practice on Friday. He figures to be a game-time decision for Sunday’s late-afternoon game against Tennessee.WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIf Jacobs plays, you have to assume he’ll see a full complement of carries as he has the past few weeks, so you can safely put him in your lineups. If he’s out, DeAndre Washington figures to see the bulk of the carries with Jalen Richard mixing in on passing downs. Washington is a little more likely to score in short-yardage situations, giving him slightly more value in standard leagues, but they have similar overall outlooks. Neither should be considered more than a FLEX in a mostly neutral matchup.   It’s a mix of good news and bad news when it comes to running back injuries in Week 14. Dalvin Cook, Marlon Mack, and Matt Breida didn’t even make their respective teams’ final injury reports, but James Conner, Damien Williams, and Le’Veon Bell have already been ruled out. That leaves Josh Jacobs and Jordan Howard as the key “questionable” RBs, and with one playing in the late afternoon and the other playing Monday night, fantasy owners will have start ’em, sit ’em questions all day. We’ll be providing real-time updates below. For updates on injured pass-catchers Julian Edelman, Will Fuller, Marquise Brown, Ryan Griffin, and David Njoku, click here; for the Week 14 weather report, go here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

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