Producers of Terrence McNally’s Broadway-bound revival of It’s Only a Play have added a little Harry Potter magic – Rupert Grint.
Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Potter film franchise, will make his Broadway debut alongside Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and Emmy winner Megan Mullally.
The revival will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is Oct. 9.
Grint made his debut in London’s West End in the 2013 revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo.
Perry starts label
Katy Perry could help make your Teenage Dream of becoming a singer a reality: The pop star is starting her own record label.
Perry announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday. It’s a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records.
The first to sign with Perry’s label is pop singer Ferras, who released his Perry executive-produced EP on Tuesday. The five-song self-titled effort includes the track Legends Never Die, which features Perry.
Capitol is one of many labels under Universal Music Group, home to Def Jam and Republic Records.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has been upgraded to fair condition following the New Jersey highway crash that badly injured him and killed one of his friends, his spokesman said Monday.
His personality is certainly starting to come back as well, spokesman Lewis Kay said.
The 45-year-old former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star suffered broken ribs and a broken leg in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed fellow comedian James McNair and seriously injured two other people.
Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea, of Shelton, Connecticut, has also been upgraded to fair condition, Kay said. Hospital officials said comedian Ardie Fuqua, of Jersey City, remains in critical condition.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Musician Paul McCartney is 72. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 62. Actress Carol Kane is 62. Singer Alison Moyet is 53. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed is 51. Singer Nathan Morris is 43. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 41. Singer Blake Shelton is 38. Actor David Giuntoli is 34.