Alice Jones' Arts Diary: Kerb your enthusiasm... Seinfeld and David could be revving up for a reunion
He's announced that he is quitting arena shows, now Jerry Seinfeld is dropping cryptic hints about his brand new project for the screen.
Details are sketchy, if tantalising – all that seems clear so far is that it involves a fleet of vintage cars and some of television's finest comedy talents. Last week, the comedian tweeted, "Seiny and LD back together again? What could this mean?" alongside a picture of himself getting into a 1952 VW Beetle with Larry David.
Previous to that, he has posted pictures of himself posing in a vintage Austin Healey with Ricky Gervais, sitting in a DeLorean, and walking with Alec Baldwin. One of the leading collectors of rare Porsches in America, Seinfeld is well known for his love of fast cars. Could he now be making his own supercar version of The Trip with some famous funny friends? Either that, or this is shaping up to be the luxury car commercial of the decade.
Where to stage a monster hit? Cumberbatch is on the case...
Is the National Theatre's Frankenstein on its way to Broadway? There have been rumours for some time and now Benedict Cumberbatch, who shared the lead roles of man and monster with Jonny Lee Miller, has finally confirmed that they are "trying to make it work."
The actor was talking at a New York event to promote the second series of Sherlock in America. To screams from his devoted fans, the Cumberbitches, he said that he hoped to appear on the New York stage soon – if only he could find a suitable one.
"I don't think there's any theatre that's right for it. It was designed for the Olivier and that is an old-fashioned acting theatre with this incredible machinery and a drama in the middle of it. There aren't many places like it. My idea is to do it in a place that's site-specific."
Perhaps they could follow Frieze Art Fair's lead and set their Arctic scene on Randall's Island, off Manhattan? Failing that, how about taking over the icy wastes of the Rockefeller Centre's skating rink? Now that would be cool.
Brazil beckons for the master sculptor who refuses to stand still
He has conquered the Alps, New York City and most of the UK; now Antony Gormley has his sights set on Brazil. His first major exhibition on the continent opens at Sao Paulo's Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil today before touring to Rio and Brasilia. White Cube is also opening a pop-up in a park in Sao Paulo, while Gormley's standing figures, Event Horizon, will be scattered around the rooftops of the city's central Anhangabau Valley area.
Rushdie in a rush: a brief encounter with Salman
Salman Rushdie will take a break from writing his memoirs to appear at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill on 29 May. William Dalrymple and Chad Harbach, author of The Art of Fielding, are also on the bill for the 5x15 event which invites five speakers to talk for 15 minutes on a chosen topic. Brevity shouldn't be a problem for Rushdie – he has, notoriously, taken to Twitter with gusto in recent months.
Ai's in the mood for dancing...
The Serpentine Gallery in London's Hyde Park has released plans for its summer pavilion, designed by Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, who last collaborated on the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing. It all looks very impressive, excavating the foundations of pavilions past; but the most important point, surely, for guests at the gallery's glitzy summer party, is that the shiny "floating" roof is multi-purpose – it also doubles as a dancefloor.
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