Odds & Ends: Bobby Cannavale Joins Ant-Man & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. NPH Bids Auf Wiedersehen to Hedwig On August 17, Neil Patrick Harris pulled the wig down from the shelf one last time in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Tony winner took to Instagram to document his transformation into the rock goddess, from sausage-curled head to gold heel-adorned foot. Just before taking the stage one final time, Harris, as Ms. Hedwig, signed off with a farewell smooch. Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will don the glitter and fishnets at the Belasco Theatre beginning August 20. Get Ruthless (and Dragged Out) for a Cause The pint-sized Sophia Anne Caruso, who appeared in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and Smash, will lead a new production of Ruthless! The Musical to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She’ll take on the role of the diabolically talented Tina Denmark, a part originated by Laura Bell Bundy and understudied by Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Ruthless! composer, Marvin Laird, will play the domineering agent Sylvia St. Coix. For select performances, lyricist and book writer Joel Paley will play the eight-year-old Tina. We love us some camp. Also in the cast are Kim Maresca, Katie Sparer, Delaney Arizala and Rita McKenzie. The show will play Stage 72 at the Triad on September 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and 22. Star Files Bobby Cannavale & More Will Get Buggy Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of Ant-Man, the latest Marvel action feature, Deadline reports. The Peyton Reed-helmed film, which begins filming on August 18, will also feature stage vets Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll and Wood Harris. Ant-Man, which follows a con man with the superpower to shrink in size while maintaining strength, is currently slated for a July 2015 release. View Commentscenter_img Leslie Bibb Joins The Odd Couple Screen actress Leslie Bibb has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS series based on The Odd Couple, TVLine reports. She will play Casey, the model sister to Lindsay Sloane’s character, Emily. Bibb appeared in reasons to be happy, Neil LaBute’s follow-up to his reasons to be pretty, last year off-Broadway. As previously reported, the modern take on the classic Neil Simon play will star Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, as well as Wendell Pierce and Yvette Nicole Brown. Debbie Reynolds Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Debbie Reynolds, who has earned the moniker “America’s Sweetheart” over the course of her nearly seven-decade career, will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015. Reynolds, whose notable film credits include the movie musicals Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she received an Oscar nod,) garnered a Tony nomination for Irene. She also appeared on Broadway in Woman of the Year and her revue, Debbie. Bobby Cannavale Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

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Guyanese woman, daughter murdered in Suriname

first_imgA Guyanese woman and her 10-year-old daughter were on Tuesday last found dead in their apartment in NieuwThe house in which the mother and daughter were found deadAmsterdam, a village in District Commewijne, Suriname.The duo hailed from Sparta Village, Essequibo Coast, Guyana. Dead are 37-year-old Leelawattie Sookhoo and her daughter, Tisha Ahiram. According to reports, the discovery was made on May 24 after Police in Suriname received a report that the woman’s boyfriend who was supposed to be at work did not show up.When the Police arrived at the house to check for the man, they found that the front door of the building was locked with a padlock and thought that something was amiss.They subsequently broke the padlock and entered only to find the woman lying on the ground with a cord around her neck, while the child was on the bed in a semi nude state.Surinamese law enforcement officers have launched an investigation into the double homicide.Guyana Times understands that the area where the woman lived with her children is known as a fishing area where many Guyanese reside. Nandranie Ahiram, a former mother-in-law of the dead woman, told Guyana Times that they received the dreadful news on Tuesday morning.She noted that the now dead woman was married to her son, but they separated a few years ago after she befriended the man she lived with up to the time of her demise.The former mother-in-law added that the mother of five returned to Guyana last December with her daughter, but despite the fact that one of her four sons begged her to reconcile the relationship with his father, she refused. She went back in January with her daughter, but her four sons remained with their father. She has no other relatives in Suriname, the former mother-in-law related.She noted that her son was devastated by the death of his 10-year-old daughter. Arrangements are being made for a member of the family to travel to Suriname to attend the funeral. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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