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Broadway show ‘Once’ to tour in summer 2013
The film that became an album and then a Broadway musical is now becoming a tour.
Producers of the show “Once” announced Monday that a national tour of the show will launch in the summer of 2013. Dates and locations will be revealed later.
The news comes less than a week after “Once” became top-nominated show of this year’s Tonys Awards, with 11 nods.
The musical starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti is based on the low-budget 2006 film about an unlikely romance between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin.
Like the film, the musical features songs by Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard, including “Falling Slowly.”
Over the weekend, the musical won three Lortel Awards, including outstanding musical.
Auction of Octomom’s home delayed 2 weeks
The auction of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman’s California home has been postponed for two weeks.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in La Habra, Calif., was scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder in a foreclosure auction Monday.
But the company organizing the auction, Priority Posting and Publishing Inc., announced that the bidding has been rescheduled for May 21.
Priority Posting said the delay was agreed to by trustees involved in the sale.
Suleman is the mother of 14 children, including octuplets born in 2009.
She recently declared bankruptcy, listing assets of no more than $50,000 and debts of as much as $1 million.
Her father bought the home for her two years ago with a $115,000 down payment and $450,000 promissory note.
Records show she owes more than $475,000 on the house.
Report: Kinkade died of accidental overdose
Thomas Kinkade’s death has been ruled an accident after he overdosed on a cocktail of alcohol and Valium, a new report says.
NBC Bay Area posted to its website Monday evening a portion of the autopsy from the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office. Officials at the coroner’s office said they could not provide the report until this morning.
Kinkade, the “Painter of Light,” was 54 when he died at his Monte Sereno, Calif., home on April 6. He was proclaimed as one of the most popular artists of all time, but relatives said the criticism he drew for producing works described by some as tacky took its toll in his final years. He eventually separated from his long-time wife, was arrested for drunken driving and battled an alcohol addiction.
Coleman’s ex-wife seeks actor’s estate
Gary Coleman’s ex-wife is asking a judge to award her the child TV star’s estate.
Shannon Price testified Monday in district court in Provo, Utah, that though they divorced in 2008, they lived together and presented themselves in public as married.
Another woman said Coleman, who died in 2010, named her a beneficiary and executor of his estate in 2005. Anna Gray managed Coleman’s affairs for years and was his ex-girlfriend. The trial was scheduled to continue today.
Wire reports ---- Gray, representing herself, asked Price why she took her name off the deed to the couple’s Santaquin, Utah, house. ---- Price says she had to do it for the divorce..