Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Galavant Canceled; Next Stop Broadway?Galavant, the fairytale musical comedy from the minds of Tony winner Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Dan Fogelman, has been canceled by ABC after its second season. But before you start sobbing, know this: Menken revealed on Twitter that a stage adaptation is in the works. One door closes, another opens!Rachel Dratch & More Sign On for RabbitSNL’s Rachel Dratch and more have been tapped for off-Broadway’s starry White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Dratch is scheduled to appear on June 20, with House of Cards’ Reg E. Cathey on June 27 and Sister Act’s Kathy Najimy on July 11. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.CBS Taps Christine Baranski & Christopher JacksonTwo-time Tony winner Christine Baranski (Rumors, The Real Thing) is in talks to lead a spinoff of The Good Wife, following her Diana Lockhart character. According to Variety, the show would air on CBS All Access and also star former Broadway.com fresh face Cush Jumbo (The River), who made an appearance on The Good Wife’s final season. Also good news for Tony nominees Christopher Jackson (Hamilton) and Geneva Carr (Hand to God); The Hollywood Reporter writes that CBS has picked up their series Bull, which follows Dr. Phil’s early career.Amber Riley’s Dreamgirls Alternates SetDreamgirls news! Singer/songwriters Ruth Brown (The Voice) and Karen Mav (The X Factor) have been cast to support star Amber Riley playing the role of Effie White for one performance per week between them in the upcoming London production. Riley is set to appear in seven shows a week, taking Wednesday nights off. The musical is scheduled to begin previews on November 19 and officially open on December 14 at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Further casting will be announced soon. And, just because it’s Friday, here’s Riley belting “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” on Glee. The West End’s gonna love her! P.S. Congratulations to veteran actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney, who will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards on May 23. Joshua Sasse in ‘Galavant'(Photo: ABC) View Comments
DreamHack has extended its ongoing partnership with Monster Energy for another two years, with a view to expanding the digital festival to another continent in 2019.The energy drinks brand will act as the Global Strategic Partner to DreamHack both this year and the next.Monster Energy will also act as a sponsor for each festival and esports tournament that DreamHack produces during the partnership. This working relationship formed in 2014 when the two companies worked together to produce the Monster Energy DreamHack Studios in Stockholm, Sweden – as well as working together on the DreamHack Open.DreamHack has announced 11 events that will take place in 2018, including multiple esports tournaments. This includes the CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018, DreamHack Austin 2018, DreamHack Spain (both Valencia and Sevilla), CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018, and plenty more.Marcus Lindmark, CEO, DreamHack discussed the extended partnership in a statement: “We’re excited but also very proud to team up with Monster Energy for the coming two years. They have been supporting DreamHack for the last 4 years and we’re very excited to now plan even greater things for the future.”Matthew Simpson, Director of Gaming and Esports, Monster Energy also commented: “Four years ago when we first started looking for an event to sponsor, DreamHack was at the top of a very short list of Tier 1 event organizers. DreamHack checked off all of the boxes we were looking for but their staff and support were the deciding factors for extending our partnership into a global multi-year deal. We look forward to supporting the expansion of DreamHack as they bring their festivals into new international markets.”Esports Insider says: Monster Energy has been there alongside DreamHack during plenty of impressive events, so seeing their continued partnership (and the new position for the drinks brand) is very promising for all future events in the next two years.