Your Boyfriends Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Might Be in a Movie Musical
Ever since we saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt re-enact "Make 'Em Laugh" on "Saturday Night Live" and Channing Tatum strut his stuff in Step Up, we've been dying for the two cuties to get involved in some kind of Broadway musical production. (And we only got more excited after their dancetastic performances at the Oscars.)
But apparently we weren't dreaming big enough. Because yesterday it was announced that they might be doing a movie musical together.
Not just any musical, either. Fox has acquired the rights to the classic hit Guys and Dolls, and the studio is reportedly eying Tatum for the role of put-upon gambling man Nathan Detroit and Gordon-Levitt for the ultra-suave Sky Masterson. (If you're a fan of the amazing 1955 film version—and if you're not, you need to go watch it immediately—that's Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, respectively.)
Left: Brando and Sinatra in 1955. Right: the new dream team??
Putting aside the fact that I personally see Tatum as more of a Sky and Gordon-Levitt as more of a Nathan, this is pretty much the best Broadway-nerd news to come out of Hollywood since the announcement that Mean Girls was going to be a musical. But some big questions remain—two, to be precise: Who's going to play uptight missionary Sarah Brown, and who's going to take on cheeky nightclub queen Miss Adelaide?
Paging Anne Hathaway! She'd be a perfectly prim Sarah, am I right? As for blonde bombshell Adelaide—well, nobody can shimmy quite like Megan Hilty. Kristen Bell might do a credible job, too (or am I just saying that because Burlesque was on TV this weekend?).
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Imagine attending American Ballet Theatre's prestigious NYC summer intensive, training among classical ballet legends. Imagine taking the stage at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, competing against some of the country's best contemporary dancers. Now, imagine doing both—at the same time.
Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."
Maddie has an expressive face, endless extensions, and a quiet command of the stage. She dances with remarkable maturity—a trait noted by none other than Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on NBC's "World of Dance," on which Maddie competed in Season 2. Although Maddie didn't take home the show's top prize, she was proud to be the youngest remaining soloist when she was eliminated, and saw the whole experience as an opportunity to grow. After all, she's just getting started. Oh, that's right—did we mention Maddie's only 14?
Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.