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All the Stars Not in ‘Young Frankenstein’ Are in ‘Cymbeline’

Clockwise from top right: Michael Cerveris, Phylicia Rashad, Martha Plimpton, John Cullum.Photos: Getty Images

LCT Cymbeline’s Starry Cast: Lincoln Center Theater announces first casting for November Broadway run of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Michael Cerveris, Phylicia Rashad, Martha Plimpton, John Cullum sign up for the challenging task of making audiences attend that one Shakespeare play no one knows anything about. In fact, when the cast assembles for rehearsals, it will be the first time anyone on Earth has read the play for 400 years. [Playbill]

Somebody Puts Baby in Chicago: Dirty Dancing, the musical, will come to Chicago for the first stop in its national tour after successful runs in Australia and London. Thanks to this item, you will have “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” stuck in your head all day. [Playbill]

Dawson Joins Eagle Eye: Rosario Dawson joins The New Action Savior of Hollywood Shia LaBeouf in DreamWorks’ Eagle Eye, playing the federal agent who chases LaBeouf’s wrongfully accused character. D.J. Caruso directs. Do you sort of get the impression that Dawson could break LaBeouf in half? [Variety]

Cube Counts to 10: Ice Cube in negotiations to produce and star in adaptation of Shannon Eric Denton and Keith Giffen’s graphic novel 10, about a man drafted into a ten-person competition from which only one can get out alive. It’s not The Biggest Loser: The Movie, though, more’s the pity. [Variety]

Cohn Comes Back: Remember Marc Cohn? The “Walking in Memphis” guy? He’s got a new album coming out this October, just two years after being shot in the head in an attempted carjacking. Also, “Walking in Memphis” will now compete with “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” for space on your all-day brain playlist. [Billboard]

Knopf to Publish Davis’s Third: Ash Green at Knopf acquires the third in David Brion Davis’s epochal history The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation. The first won the 1966 Pulitzer; the second won the 1975 National Book Award; the third, due in 2013 (!), will surely earn a spot on this list. [PW]

Passage Film Deal Details Revealed: Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy sold to Fox 2000 for $1.75 million after bidding between Universal, Sony, and 20th Century Fox … wait a minute, this sounds familiar. [NYT]

All the Stars Not in ‘Young Frankenstein’ Are in ‘Cymbeline’