Reilly returning to 'Desire'; Goldblum joining 'Pillowman'
John C. Reilly, Denis O’Hare and Jeff Goldblum all are being talked about for major Gotham legit stands.Reilly has been offered the role of Stanley Kowalski in the Roundabout’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” opposite Natasha Richardson. Edward Hall directs the Tennessee Williams revival, set to open April 24 at Studio 54. Reilly played Mitch in the 1997 production at Chi’s Steppenwolf Theater. O’Hare, Tony winner for “Take Me Out,” is up for the role of the repressed Oscar Linquist in next year’s revival of “Sweet Charity” starring Christina Applegate in the title role. Role is being enlarged by composer Cy Coleman and librettist Neil Simon, who are working on the show. Walter Bobbie directs the tuner, which starts rehearsals in December for engagements in Minneapolis, Chicago and Boston en route to an April 21 opening on Broadway. Wayne Cilento choreographs. Barry and Fran Weissler are producing with Clear Channel Entertainment. And Goldblum is expected to join Billy Crudup, Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlbarg in Brit import “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh. No dates or theater have been announced for the Broadway-bound play, to be directed by John Crowley.
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