Signature Theatre and Westport Country Playhouse will join forces to present Gurney's latest play in Connecticut and Off-Broadway.
Having played the Emcee in a production of 'Cabaret' notable for the outrageous omnisexual twist Alan Cumming had given the role, Hall should be fit for the wig.
The Tony-winning star of 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' is among the Chicago-bred Broadway talent helping kick off the FWD Theatre Project.
The musical will close after 33 previews, 156 regular performances and zero Tony Awards.
The last cast album to enter the Billboard charts at such a high position was 'Rent' back in 1996--which also starred Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp, and even had the same director.
Hip-hop culture has been muscling its way onto the Great White Way for some time, with or without Hugh Jackman's rapping skills.
Idina Menzel's pop-culture ascendance may have hit a tiny snag Sunday night when she lost out in the Tony Awards balloting to newcomer Jessie Mueller.
But a bigger story out of the 2014 Broadway season didn't come so much from the winners' envelopes, but from the number of shows focussed on African-American culture or starring African-American performers.
An Emmy award-winner for his 2004 gig as a Tony-giver, Wolverine himself, Hugh "Logan" Jackman, will make an unprecedented third-time appearance as the much sought-after host of the 68th annual Tony Awards on June 8.