View Comments See Maggie Smith & James Corden in Van Trailer We have our first look of Tony and Oscar winner Maggie Smith in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van. Check out the trailer below, which includes a scene-stealing cameo by Tony winner James Corden at the end! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. London Sweeney Adds Date & Cast The Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel-led Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller has added an extra date at the London Coliseum. Lonny Price’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic will additionally play April 5. Along with the previously reported Thompson, Terfel and Philip Quast, we also now know the show will star Matthew Seadon-Young, Katie Hall, Jack North, Alex Gaumond, Rosalie Craig and John Owen-Jones. NBC Taps Nicole Scherzinger We’re all hoping that Nicole Scherzinger will reprise her acclaimed star turn in London’s Cats revival on Broadway, but before that she will appear in a new NBC comedy variety series this summer. Hosted by Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That! will challenge the former Pussy Cat Doll and five other celebrities to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. So Scherzinger won’t be belting or dancing then, as we all know she can nail both a key change and a tango. Tena Štivičić Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Tena Štivičić for her play 3 Winters. Štivičić collected the prize (and $25,000!) on March 2 at a celebration of the winner and finalists hosted by New York’s Playwrights Horizons. The honor is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Juliette Binoche & More Set for Kennedy Center Juliette Binoche is heading to Washington D.C.! Her previously reported international tour of Antigone has added a stop at the Eisenhower Theater as part of the Kennedy Center’s 2015-16 season. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the show will run October 22 through October 25. Also on the season’s slate is a production of The Bridges of Madison County. The short-lived but much-loved former Broadway tuner will play June 28, 2016 through July 17, again at the Eisenhower Theater. Meanwhile, stage faves Terri White, Randy Graff, Michele Lee, John Lloyd Young and Frances Ruffelle will headline intimate cabarets at the Terrace Theater.
Manchester United is negotiating with Shanghai Shenhua over an extension to Odion Ighalo’s loan deal at Old Trafford.The striker arrived in January on a deal until the summer, but the season’s interruption due to the coronavirus crisis has left his future up in the air. The 31-year-old Nigerian international is contracted with United until May 31, meaning his spell in Manchester would end tomorrow.Back at the end of January, it was understandably expected that the Red Devils’ season would have ended by now.But the prolonged campaign will run on until at least the end of July, while United are also set to compete in the latter knockout stages of the Europa League in August.Ighalo is wanted back in China but discussions are taking place between United and Shanghai Shenhua over the goalscorer’s immediate future.The ex-Watford ace surprised many with some impressive displays in a red shirt during February and March. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not ready to lose back-up frontman Ighalo with plenty to play for when the football season restarts, including United’s pursuit of Champions League qualification.Goal said there is hope a deal can be struck between the two clubs that would see Ighalo remain at United until January 2021.Confidence is said to be growing that a last-minute deal can be ironed out, with another loan fee expected from United if it is sorted.The Chinese Super League’s season runs differently through the year to the Premier League’s, meaning Shanghai Shenhua may well allow Ighalo to continue with United until 2021.Marcus Rashford is back fit now and will be available to Solskjaer from June 17 when games begin again, but Ighalo is a useful option to have, especially as the fixture calendar will be congested for several weeks. If an agreement can be reached, FIFA will allow the extension to Ighalo’s loan deal as part of new rules surrounding contracts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Clubs can agree to temporarily extend deals of out-of-contract players so as to allow them to play out the season.Ighalo could ultimately remain with United for half of next season too, although the start date of the 2020/21 campaign is unclear as yet.The likely hope is to have a shortened summer break off the back of the two-and-a-half month interruption from the coronavirus crisis, meaning next season could be underway as soon as late September.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians That would allow for less disruption to next season’s schedule ahead of the Euro 2020 and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo finally taking place next summer.Tags: Chinese Football LeagueCOVID-19English Premier LeagueFIFAGoalManchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolksjaerRed DevilsShanghai Shenhua Football Club