Odds & Ends: Ben Platt to Leave Broadway’s Mormon & More

first_img Star Files Ben Platt Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Transatlantic Mormon UpdateA plethora of hellos for The Book of Mormon on both sides of the Pond. As previously reported, Gavin Creel is taking over as Elder Price on Broadway from Nic Rouleau, who is heading to London. Rouleau will begin performances in the West End on February 2, 2015, which we now know is the same day Brian Sears (who also appeared on the Great White Way in the musical) joins the London company as Elder Cunningham. There’s also a goodbye—Ben Platt, who is currently playing Elder Cunningham in New York, will depart the production on January 4, 2015 (the same day as Rouleau). A production spokesperson had no word yet on who is replacing Platt. We believe in you all!John Rando Turns Down King KongThere’s possibly some chest-beating going on with the team behind the Broadway-aimed King Kong. Tony winner John Rando, who had been in talks to helm the stage adaptation of the thriller, has dropped out because of timing issues, The New York Times reports. Rando’s current projects include The Honeymooners. Hopefully a new director will tie the knot with the monster musical soon.ICYMI: Peter Pan Live!If for some strange reason you missed the telecast of Peter Pan Live! on December 4, we are coming to your rescue. You can either get your fill of Christopher Walken’s dancing, Allison Williams’ flying and Christian Borle’s biceps at anytime online here or actually watch the show on TV—NBC will be re-airing it on December 13.See Woods’ Anna Kendrick Sing ‘On the Steps…’So yesterday we brought you a first listen of Anna Kendrick singing “On the Steps of the Palace” from Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods. Today, below, we bring you a first look at it, although it’s not the whole scene. For that, you will have to wait until the classic tuner hits movie theaters on Christmas Day. Not long now!center_img View Commentslast_img read more