Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Exclusive: Kelsey Grammer Will Drive Family Cross Country to Be in Broadway Show


Exclusive: Fraser Crane would never do this: Kelsey Grammer and his family, including wife Kayte and their two little kids are planning their own National Lampoon Vacation. Kelsey and co. are moving to New York so he can co-star with Matthew Morrison in the musical version of “Finding Neverland” on Broadway.

And how will they get there? “I’m looking at RVs right now,” Kelsey told me last night at the Valentino store on Rodeo Drive. The occasion was a book signing by Carlos d’Souza for his new book called “#Carlos’s Places.”

So why the cross country trip? “We’re going to make some stops along the way to see various people,” Kelsey explained. They’re taking a combination northern and southern route.

Also at the Valentino signing: Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman, getting excited about “Song One,” Anne’s new film co-produced by Adam and being released next Friday. The movie has music in it from Jenny Lewis, but Anne doesn’t do the singing. (She’ll be singing again, soon, I hope.)

The charming labor of love is by first time director Kate Barker Froyland and co-stars Mary Steenburgen (who’s been doing a lot of singing herself in the last couple of years.)

Also at Valentino: actress/model Jamie King from “Hart of Dixie” with her husband, director Kyle Newman (“Barely Lethal”) plus Kathy Hilton, looking like a million bucks, naturally. Rodeo Drive is deserted after 6pm, so the whole atmosphere was a little otherworldly. We looked at $5,000 handbags and drank Champagne, and thought about Kelsey driving his rig on Route 66.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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