Odds & Ends: Cheyenne Jackson’s Singing at the Grammys & More

first_img Tony Winners & More Tapped for Broadway Backwards Tony winners Len Cariou and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as On the Town’s Tony Yazbeck and Jackie Hoffman, You Can’t Take It With You’s Florence Henderson, Tituss Burgess, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar, Florence Henderson and more will take part in Broadway Backwards, the annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Community Center of New York. The special 10th Anniversary edition, set for March 9 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, will also feature favorite moments from years past (so, uh, please bring back Norm Lewis singing “Home” from The Wiz?). Our Social Media & Musical Theater Obsessions Combine Tony winner Karen Ziemba and Broadway vet John Bolton, who starred together in Curtains, will reunite for an industry reading of Social Life in February. The new musical features a score by Jeremiah Rosenthal, a book and lyrics by Ricky Dunlop and Alex Kantor, plus additional material by creator Chris Myers. Among those joining them is Ethan Slater. The tuner explores a social media-dominated world, where tweeting at the dinner table, vlogging and more are the norm. ‘Something’s Coming’ to the Grammys… Cheyenne Jackson! Could it be? Yes, it could! Great White Way alum and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winner Cheyenne Jackson will perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on February 8. The Broadway fave, now officially a Grammy nominee, can be heard on the recording of the San Francisco concert presentation of West Side Story, which is up for Best Musical Theater Album. Tune in online to catch his performance before the televised ceremony! Come Listen to the Freaks It’s been less than a month since Side Show shuttered on the Great White Way (for the second time) and honestly, we’re still trying to cope. Fortunately, we’ll soon be able to relive the belting, mixing and everything else that happened in that show with the new cast recording, which will now be available on February 24. While you wait, here are the production’s headliners Emily Padgett and Erin Davie performing the show’s signature number, “I Will Never Leave You.”center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Commentslast_img