Odds & Ends: Draco Malfoy Apparates Into Cursed Child & More

first_img‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Star Files Anika Noni Rose Tapped for BET’s The YardTony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change) has landed the lead role in BET’s upcoming 2-hour pilot, The Yard. According to Deadline, she will play Eva, the recently elected President of a college; the cast is also set to include Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars). In the meantime, Rose will appear in the previously reported A+E Networks’ Roots and Starz’s Power.Jessie Mueller Nominated for Elliot Norton AwardJessie Mueller has been nominated for an Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Waitress at the American Repertory Theater; Sara Bareilles’ tuner is now playing on the Great White Way. Presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association, the awards honor outstanding productions, directors, designers and performers that audiences have seen on Greater Boston area stages throughout the year. Other productions up for trophies include the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Winners will be announced on May 23 at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre.Michelle Williams Talks BlackbirdMichelle Williams is currently starring in Blackbird and she stopped by The Today Show on April 18 to discuss returning to Broadway in David Harrower’s work. “It’s a beautiful play. It’s a perfect piece of material, said the Oscar nominee. “I love how much I’m learning on stage…I love that there’s no real way out of it.” Check out the interview below; the production, also starring Jeff Daniels, is running for a limited engagement through June 11 at the Belasco Theatre. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Ginny & Draco Apparate Into Cursed ChildAttention, Muggles! We have our first official confirmation that Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy will appear in London’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. On April 18 J.K. Rowling shared sketches of the characters’ wand designs on Twitter, sending fans into a veritable frenzy trying to derive clues about the plot of the play, which is set 19 years after the end of the original series. Starring Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, the production will begin performances at the West End’s Palace Theatre on June 7.center_img View Comments Michelle Williamslast_img

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