Arts in Brief


NEW YORK — Bruce Willis will now be tortured on Broadway by a three-time Emmy Award winner.

Laurie Metcalf is replacing Elizabeth Marvel in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery,” which begins performances Oct. 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Marvel pulled out due to scheduling conflicts.

Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, whose car crashes one day, and Metcalf, who starred on “Roseanne,” will play his so-called No. 1 fan.

She nurses him back to health until she reads his new manuscript in which the author has killed off a heroine named Misery.

William Goldman has once again adapted the book. His previous film adaptation starred James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award.

“Misery” made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in 2012.

NEW YORK — New York’s Museum of Modern Art has obtained a complete set of August Sander’s photographic series “People of the Twentieth Century.”

It announced that the 619 prints have been acquired from the Sander family.

The German photographer spent 60 years portraying his country’s society by profession and social class.

The series is divided into groups. They include “The Farmer,” The Skilled Tradesman,” “The Woman,” “Classes and Professions,” “The Artists” and “The City.”

The seventh group, called “The Last People,” represents old age, sickness and death.

MoMA says it’s the only museum to hold one of the seven editions of the complete set printed from the artist’s glass-plate negatives.

Sander died in 1964.

NEW YORK — Tony Danza’s love affair with “Honeymoon in Vegas” will go on — on tour.

The Broadway Booking Office said that the “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” star will lead a North American tour of the show in 2016. Additional casting and tour venues will be announced later.

It has music by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and tells the story of a reluctant groom whose bride-to-be is courted by a Vegas wise guy, played by Danza. One of the highlights is a troupe of glittery flying Elvises.

NEW YORK — The Broadway musical adaptation of “School of Rock” has found its Dewey Finn.

Producers said that Alex Brightman, on Broadway in “Matilda the Musical” and “Big Fish,” will play the lovable rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a tony prep school.

The musical version of the 2003 film starring Jack Black will start in early November, with an opening set for Dec. 6. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater will write new music to be added to some songs featured in the movie.

The story will be adapted by Julian Fellowes, who created “Downton Abbey,” and be directed by Laurence Connor. JoAnn M. Hunter will handle choreography.

Associated Press