‘After Midnight’ to End Broadway Run Early – NEW YORK — Despite landing seven Tony Award nominations including best musical and generating some of the best reviews of the 2013-14 season, the Jazz Age revue After Midnight will close early on June 29, scrapping plans for two starry special guest vocalist engagements scheduled for later in the summer. The production was designed to showcase a rotating roster of guest stars, starting with Fantasia Barrino and continuing with k.d. lang, Toni Braxton, Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds and Vanessa Williams. Patti Labelle is currently appearing in the show, scheduled through its June 29 closing performance. But the planned appearances by Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole that were to follow have been scratched. While director Warren Carlyle won a Tony Award for best choreography, the show failed to score a win in any of the other categories in which it was nominated. And despite its splashy opening number on the CBS awards telecast, it appears not to have seen a significant enough boost at the box office to stick out the summer months. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Queen & Adam Lambert ready what could be their final tour – “It’s surreal,” he said. “Having auditioned with Bohemian Rhapsody on American Idol, and this weird full circle gorgeous dream come true. When we did our first (tour) run, like giving a full set, it was definitely was intimidating. The idea that I would be in front of Queen die-hard fans and I was taking on a large chunk of the catalogue and it was a short time to put it together. And we did it and I think it turned out really, really beautifully and then when the Vegas thing happened I feel like it really grounded itself a little bit more.” – Read more at The Toronto Sun
Adam Lambert gives emotional support to pop idol Sam Smith – I caught up with the American Idol star at the recent Glamour Awards and he told me: “Sam is going through that process of having his sexuality dissected and talked about. “It’s hard because even though things have changed a lot since I came out it’s still a drama or talking point. “He told me he has never had an issue about his sexuality until now because everyone is making such a big deal about it which is crazy.” – Read more at The Daily Star
Harry Connick Jr. Helps Dolphin Winter Find a Little Hope in ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ Trailer (Video) – After the $95 million global box office success of the original “Dolphin Tale,” Warner Bros. is back to continue the true story of Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tale, in “Dolphin Tale 2.” The sequel reunites virtually the entire original cast, while introducing new dolphin Hope to Winter’s story.
via The Wrap