Stone to join ‘Cabaret’
Emma Stone is about to get saucy – she’ll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of “Cabaret.”
Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday that Stone will make her Broadway debut Nov. 11 as Sally Bowles, taking over from Michelle Williams in the Studio 54 theater.
Williams leaves Nov. 9, and Alan Cumming, who plays the chilling Emcee has extended to March 29. Stone is known for her films including “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” ‘’Crazy, Stupid Love” and “Easy A.”
Set in 1931 Berlin, “Cabaret” centers on the world of the indulgent Kit Kat Klub as it becomes intertwined with the world outside, which gets more precarious as Nazis take over.
Stars to ‘Stand Up to Cancer’
Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.
They are among the stars slated to appear on “Stand Up to Cancer,” the hourlong telethon set to air Sept. 5 on 31 broadcast and cable networks simultaneously.
Other celebrity participants announced Wednesday include Pierce Brosnan, Rob Lowe, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Rather than the stars staffing phone banks as they have on past “Stand Up to Cancer” telethons, they’ll be contacting with viewers by phone and online through Facebook and other platforms from a “digital lounge” hosted by Katie Couric. Fans can sign up for the “We’re Calling You” initiative now at werecallingyou.org.
Big day for Al Roker
Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast.
Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today” weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city.
De Blasio presented Roker a mayoral proclamation featuring a photograph of the home where Roker grew up in St. Albans, Queens. De Blasio’s appearance came during the second hour of the NBC morning show. The program aired a retrospective on Roker’s life and career, and had other surprises planned to mark the start of his seventh decade.
Meyers ready to host Emmys
Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.”
Nor is playing host on TV an alien experience. Since February, he has occupied NBC’s “Late Night” host chair.
So Meyers isn’t sweating his new role as master of ceremonies when “The Prime-Time Emmy Awards” airs Monday at 8 p.m. on Ch. 2.
“Butterflies tend to go away with the first laugh,” he said brightly, “so you try to make that happen as early as you can.”
Speaking by phone from Los Angeles, where he was prepping for Emmy night, he reported, “We’ve written our first pack of jokes. But the best stuff will come later in the week. “The monologue is the biggest thing I do,” he went on, “but they are leaving spots during the telecast where I can comment on things that are happening.”