Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Will Present at Emmys & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Viola Davis to Present at EmmysThe Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 20 and there’s a slew of Broadway faves to watch out—and root for! Tony winners Viola Davis, Mel Brooks and James Corden are just some the presenters on hand. And you’ll be crossing all fingers and toes that Davis, along with stage stars including Tituss Burgess and Uzo Aduba, as well as Tony winners Alan Cumming, Jane Krakowski and Kevin Spacey, will bring home trophies. The ceremony is scheduled to air at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT on FOX.Cameron Pow to Take Over for Arnie Burton in 39 StepsCameron Pow (The Lion King) will step in for original Broadway and off-Broadway cast member Arnie Burton in 39 Steps on September 30. Burton will have played 1,000 performances as Man #2/Clown #2 in Patrick Barlow’s comedic spoof. Directed by Maria Aitken, the latest off-Broadway production, which opened this spring, is currently playing at the Union Square TheatrePet Shop Boys Musical Back in LondonThey always were East End boys! Cult Pet Shop Boy musical Closer to Heaven is returning to East London’s Union Theatre this fall. Directed by Gene David Kirk, the tuner, which has a book by Jonathan Harvey, will play a limited engagement October 21 through November 28. Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of Dave, just off the boat from Ireland and determined to make something of himself. Will he truly discover himself in London, or will he fall into a labyrinth of excess, false agendas and the darker side of club life? Casting will be announced later.Watch Will Swenson & Ramin Karimloo DuetWill Swenson is currently in residence at 54 Below and his former Les Miz co-star Ramin Karimloo recently stopped by the Times Square hotspot for a cameo appearance. Naturally, the pair started off with “The Confrontation”…before unexpectedly segueing into (spoiler alert) Éponine’s death song, “A Little Fall of Rain.” Hilarity ensues, as you might expect!?! Check out the performance below and have a great weekend! View Commentslast_img

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