I never heard of Ethan Slater before he allegedly dumped his wife for singer Ariana Grande. The two of them star in the coming movies of “Wicked,” whether we like it or not.
Now Slater has joined the cast of Broadway’s “Spamalot’ revival. He’ll play the dual roles of The Historian and Prince Herbert, originated by Christian Borle in the premiere production years ago. More importantly, Christopher Fitzgerald has been announced as Patsy. James Monroe Iglehart and Leslie Kreizter are also featured, along with Michael Urie. They don’t have a Lancelot yet.
Previews begin on Halloween and the show opens two weeks later. Will Slater and Ariana still be a thing by then? Who knows? One of them may say, “Thank you, next.”
Elsewhere, the classic teen film “The Outsiders” is being made into a musical. Danya Taymor, niece of Julie, is the director. The show already had a run this winter at the La Jolla Playhouse. No dates or casting yet but Angelina Jolie is sticking her name on it as a “producer.” This means she’ll come to opening night. Maybe. Will she be finished with her divorce from Brad Pitt by then? Who knows? The tabs say it won’t end until all her children are 40 or older.