News Nuggets: Grammy Museum will pay tribute to Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston exhibit opens August 15 at the Grammy Museum: “Some of the singer’s memorabilia, including the white beaded gown she wore at the 1994 Grammy Awards when she took home album of the year for ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack, photographs, albums and scrapbooks, concert posters and her Bible, will be on display at the Los Angeles museum beginning Aug. 15, the Grammy Museum website states. The ‘Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston’ exhibit, which is expected to run through February 2013 in the Special Exhibits Gallery, will be the first since her death in February dedicated to Houston.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Tony-winning “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” will close on Broadway in September: “Broadway’s Tony Award-winning revival of ‘Porgy and Bess’ will close on Sept. 23, making it the longest-running production of the Gershwin show to ever play on Broadway. Producers said Wednesday they must make room for another production slated for the fall at the Richard Rogers Theatre. When ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ closes, it will have played 322 performances.” WASHINGTON POST

Robin Williams will play President Eisenhower in “The Butler”: “Robin Williams is set to appear in Lee Daniels‘ upcoming ‘The Butler.’ He’ll play President Dwight D. Eisenhower and joins a cast that already includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Howard, Alex Pettyfer and Minka Kelly. Based on Wil Haygood‘s report ‘A Butler Well Served by This Election,’ ‘The Butler’ tells the true story of Eugene Allen and his 34 years at the White House.” COMINGSOON.NET

Girls” is one of ten Emmy nominated shows you can watch online: “Never before has Hollywood (or anyone, for that matter) been so inclined to talk about loathsome 24-year-old girls living in Brooklyn. But Lena Dunham‘s biting wit has turned things around with arguably the most buzzed-about show this season. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the 10-episode first season of ‘Girls’ on HBO GO to form your own opinion about this contentious show.” MASHABLE

More cast members added to Broadway revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross“: “It’s just been announced that this fall, two-time Tony Award winner Al Pacino will be joined on stage by Tony nominee David Harbour, Emmy Award winner Richard Schiff and Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘Glengarry Glen Ross.’ As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale has been cast in the role of Richard ‘Ricky’ Roma.” BROADWAY WORLD

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