first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. Betty Buckley’s New FilmBetty Buckley is slated for a lead role in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller; the Tony winner previously appeared in his 2008 movie The Happening. Variety reports that details about the new project, headlined by stage and screen star James McAvoy, are predictably being kept under wraps, but filming is scheduled to begin this November in Philadelphia. The cast will also include Anya Taylor Joy, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson.Michelle Obama’s Broadway PlaylistWe’ve known for some time that First Lady Michelle Obama is a big fan of Broadway and she proved it once again with her first-ever Spotify playlist. It was all in honor of International Day of the Girl and her tracks included Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth’s “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, Dreamgirls’ “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” belted by the Broadway-bound Jennifer Hudson, along with “My Shot” from Hamilton. Check out the full list here!John Cariani Bags Publishing DealIt’s not all Something Rotten! for John Cariani! The Broadway star is also a playwright and his Almost, Maine, which had an acclaimed run off-Broadway last year and also in 2006, is being adapted into a YA novel. This makes perfect sense, as the show is one of the most-produced plays in schools. The tome will be published via Macmillan imprint Feiwel And Friends, Deadline reports.Taye Diggs Lands Role in RosewoodTaye Diggs has been tapped for a recurring role on Fox’s drama series Rosewood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway alum will appear as Mike Boyce, a respected Miami infectious disease doctor who is BFF’s with Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) and is enlisted to work on a case alongside Rosewood’s partner, Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). Surprising sparks apparently fly…Victor Garber Weds Rainer AndreesenFour-time Tony nominee Victor Garber married his long-time partner Rainer Andreesen over the weekend. Andreesen, an artist and model, posted the adorable pic, below, of the pair on Instagram with the caption: “YES WE DID! #justgotmarried #elopedintofino #canada @therealvictorgarber #after16years.” Congratulations to the happy couple! View Commentslast_img

Odds & Ends: Betty Buckley Set for M. Night Shyamalan Movie & More

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