Madonna items to go on block
Get ready to dance in Madonna’s old clothes.
Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that items from the pop icon’s personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7-8.
Pieces from her “Material Girl,” “Music” and “American Pie” music videos will be offered during the Icons & Idols: Rock ’n’ Roll auction in Beverly Hills, California. More than 30 items from the 1996 film “Evita” also will be available.
Julien’s Auctions said some of the awards that Madonna has won over the years will also be offered, including an MTV Video Music Award and an American Music Award. The auction also will include written lyrics, a diary from 1988, signed checks and a 1972 yearbook.
TV stars to appear in play
An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” has attracted a star of “Game of Thrones” and another from behind bars.
Classic Stage Company said Tuesday that “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling from “Orange Is The New Black” will co-star as Rakitin and Natalya in the revival, which kicks off Jan. 9.
The play, set on a country estate in 1840s Russia, deals with a bored, older and married woman who falls for a younger man, her son’s tutor, who is idolized by the woman’s vulnerable ward. Meanwhile, the older woman is worshipped by a long-suffering admirer.
Norway burial for Kasem
The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday.
Kasem, the host of “American Top 40,” died June 15 in Washington at age 82. His death followed a lengthy battle over his care between his wife, Jean Kasem, and his three adult children from his first marriage.
Wenche Madsen Eriksson, spokeswoman for the funeral service agency in the Norwegian capital, said Jean Kasem also told the agency of plans to move to Norway later this year and said having her late husband interred there would allow her to visit him.
Kasem’s body is in an Oslo funeral home and has not yet been buried, said Danny Deraney, a Los Angeles spokesman for the Kasem family members who are disputing Jean Kasem’s plans.
The family members have signed a letter saying Jean Kasem “doesn’t have an ounce of Norwegian blood,” Deraney said Tuesday. Friends say Kasem had wished to be buried at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles.
Marley musical planned
A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon’s music is in the works for next year.
Center Stage in Baltimore said Tuesday it would present the world premiere of “Marley,” written and directed by company artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. It will run from May 6 to June 14.
The show focuses on the years 1975 to 1978, when Marley survived an attempted assassination in Jamaica and went into exile in London. It will feature mid-’70s Marley songs “Jamming,” and “Three Little Birds.”