Odds & Ends: Gloria Estefan & Michael Douglas Team Up & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Estefan & Douglas Team UpOn Your Feet’s Gloria Estefan and Oscar winner Michael Douglas will play host for the previously reported Drama League’s Centennial Gala honoring Bernadette Peters. Directed by Joe Calarco, the lineup for the evening’s one-of-a-kind musical tribute—inspired by the Tony winner’s career—will feature a bevy of her male co-stars, including Joel Grey (George M!), Norm Lewis (A Bed and A Chair), Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun), Chip Zien (Into The Woods), John Dossett (Gypsy) and Ron Raines (Follies). Other names tapped for the November 2 event at The Plaza include Andrew Rannells, Debra Monk, Tammy Blanchard, Mara Davi and Jayne Houdyshell. Isn’t it bliss?!Angela Lansbury’s Latest AccoladeMeanwhile, another one of our favorite leading ladies will also be honored next month! Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury will receive the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre from the York Theatre Company on November 16. Directed by Kurt Stamm, the event is set to take place at Guastavino’s and special guests scheduled to appear include The Gin Game’s James Earl Jones, Something Rotten!’s Brad Oscar, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Len Cariou and Karen Ziemba. If anyone stops by please can they find out when Lansbury is returning to the boards in The Chalk Garden? We’re waiting!Broadway Does Country at 54 BelowReady to party, y’all?! Broadway Does Country, an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music performed by the best of the Great White Way, is heading to 54 Below. Stage faves Leslie Becker, Natalie Douglas, Savannah Frazier, Stephanie Gibson, Christopher Gurr, Tom Hewitt, Elizabeth Ward Land, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman, Bret Shuford, Jessica Rush, Brett Stoelker, Catherine Walker and more will join host Bret Shuford at the Times Square hotspot on October 11. Tickets available here.Nathan Lane Lives With Streisand (Sort Of)Nathan Lane has penned a children’s book, Naughty Mabel, and he recently stopped by Ellen to discuss the tome, which follows the exploits of an extremely pampered pup. Co-written with the Tony winner’s partner, Devlin Elliott, the project was inspired by the pair’s own canine, who thinks she’s a bit of a celebrity. “You can’t look her in the eye…it’s like living with Streisand,” Lane joked. Check out the hilarious interview (and Lane’s new hairdo!) below. Star Files Nathan Lanecenter_img View Commentslast_img

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