News Round-Up: November 28, 2016

Some news stories you may have missed:

• Super stats guy Nate Silver snaps Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway back to reality after she claimed the Trumpster won in a “landslide.”

• An Ohio State University student is dead after driving a car into a group of pedestrians and then stabbing several people today. Eleven people were hospitalized as a result of the student’s attack.

• Neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden will be attending the funeral of deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

• A representative for the Texas Electoral College is resigning rather than cast his vote for Donald Trump on December 19.

• A gay man in Colorado was verbally assaulted (“the faggot that voted for Hillary”) in front of his 4 year old son by an employee of Floor and Decor when he tried to return defective floor tiles.

• Donald Trump’s pick for National Security Adviser, KT McFarland outed her gay brother to their parents as he was dying of AIDS.

• Tony Award winner Sutton Foster delivers moving “Unbreakable” on the Netflix revived Gilmore Girls.

Thursday Theatre Throwback: Julia Murney & Sutton Foster “I Know Him So Well” From CHESS

Pretty close to perfect here.

The late 80s musical CHESS, about the game itself and geo-political gamesmanship, had an excellent Actors Fund concert redux back in 2003 starring Julia Murney, Josh Groban, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Norm Lewis and Adam Pascal.

This duet of “I Know Him So Well” with Murney and Foster requires hitting “repeat” several times, it’s so good.

Love the score, and I’m a big fan of the ladies here.

Broadway’s Sutton Foster Returns To Series TV Tonight: “Younger”

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returns to TV tonight with a new dramedy series ‘Younger,’ where she plays a 40-year-old woman pretending to be 26.

Series description:

Trying to start a new career gets more difficult as you age, which suddenly single-mom Liza realizes when she tries to re-enter the working world at 40.

After a young tattoo artist convinces her she looks younger, Liza decides to do something about it. Her solution: Try to pass herself off as 26, courtesy of a makeover by her best friend, Maggie.

The newfound confidence helps get her a job assisting temperamental Diana.

Teaming with 20-something co-worker Kelsey, Liza hopes to make it a dream career — while no one discovers her secret.

Always great to see Broadway artists get a successful ride to television fame. Love Sutton’s talent, so I hope this lands for her.

Premieres tonight at 10 p.m. EDT with two back-to-back episodes.

Kelly Bishop – of A Chorus Line fame – cast in new TV series with Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster’s new TV show, “Bunheads,” was recently picked up by ABC Family and now the always phenomenal Kelly Bishop has been signed to join the show.

The series follows Michelle (Sutton Foster), a Las Vegas showgirl who gives up the glitz when she marries and begins to work at her new mother-in-law’s dance studio.

Bishop will play the mother-in-law, Fanny. Bishop — who won a Tony for her work in “A Chorus Line” in 1976 — has worked with Foster before, as they co-starred on Broadway in “Anything Goes” for five months last year. Production on “Bunheads” will commence after Foster has taken her final “Anything Goes” bow this spring

Broadway’s Sutton Foster has a new TV series

ABC Family has picked up Bunheads, a dance drama series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, Deadline reports.

The series stars Tony award-winner Sutton Foster as a Las Vegas showgirl who moves to a small town with her new husband and becomes a teacher at her mother-in-law’s dance school.