View Comments Star Files Wait, put the Into the Woods trailer on pause for a second—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! Broadway.com is bringing you a roundup of the weirdest and wackiest stuff that happened over the last seven days, from the new visitors in Alysha Umphress’ dressing room to the total lack of denim in Jefferson Mays’ wardrobe. Ready to find out what we learned? Check it out below!Hugh Jackman Sucks at StrippingWe don’t have to tell you that Hugh Jackman is a really talented guy—but when he was challenged to strip on Live with Kelly and Michael, the Tony winner flashed his briefs, but then only took off his shoes! Complete fail. Let’s hope he fares better in The River and does some skinny-dipping.Alysha Umphress Loves to ShareBroadway.com video blogger Alysha Umphress has started a new tradition: Taking a Polaroid of each On the Town dressing room visitor wearing her cabbie hat during the new revival’s run. Aww, what a sweet idea! It also sounds like a sure-fire way to get lice, but aww, what a sweet idea!Sting Is Our Fairy GodfatherWe always knew Sting was magical, but he really outdid himself when he appeared out of thin air at The Last Ship star Rachel Tucker’s Broadway.com photo shoot this week. Tucker explained that the whole cast sees him as a “father figure.” A father figure who croons “It’s Possible” and gets you the perfect gown for opening night?Josh Kaufman Got a B’way MakeoverWow, remember Josh Kaufman, the winner of The Voice season six? Well, he’s all clean-shaven and glasses-free in Pippin, and damn, if you thought he was cute before, he’s a total stud now! Every man has his daydreams, and our daydream is to ride in a flying hula-hoop with Josh Kaufman.It’s the Hammer-Fist-Door Life for UsWe got two sneak peeks of the Annie movie this week: A cover of “You’re Never Fully Dressed” by Sia and an emoji music video of “Hard Knock Life.” Sure, the emojis don’t exactly match the lyrics, but “It’s the anchor-hand-door-plant for us” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? …Guys?Jefferson Mays Doesn’t Own JeansA Gentleman’s Guide star Jefferson Mays is the most dapper star on Broadway—that’s a given. But did you know it’s not by choice, it’s by necessity? Apparently, the Tony winner’s apartment is too small for anything but suits, gloves and fedoras. Oh, the life of a starving, top-hat-wearing artist.We Wish to Go to the Festival. (Um, Now.)It’s not even Halloween yet, but there’s no way we can possibly wait until Christmas. We don’t care about the presents and the tree and all that useless junk—we want to go Into the Woods! If you need us, we’ll be in our rooms eating Black Forest cake and watching this on a loop for the next two months.Let’s Get Jennifer Hudson a DogHow did Jennifer Hudson snag a Grammy and Oscar Award? Her gorgeous voice and emotional performance in Dreamgirls didn’t hurt, but it was really her dogs, which she named Grammy and Oscar in some weird canine twist on The Secret. J-Hud, come to Broadway and Bernadette will have a pup named Tony all ready for you at next year’s Broadway Barks.James Snyder Gets Idina Menzel BurnsAnyone who’s ever walked by the Richard Rodgers Theatre knows that Idina Menzel is, without a doubt, a “blazing supernova.” But as her If/Then co-star, Broadway.com vlogger James Snyder explained on Show People, she’s so hot that he often gets chapped lips and facial burns from kissing her. #heykidproblemsBradley Cooper Has an Elephant InsideEver wonder what The Elephant Man star Bradley Cooper is like underneath the piercing blue eyes and muscles? We assumed there were just more muscles, but apparently he has the essence of “Elephant Man” Joseph Merrick lying dormant inside him, just waiting to come out. That sounds a little creepy, Bradley, but as long as it includes you taking your shirt off, we’re into it. Jennifer Hudson
Darrell P. Salatin, of Sunman, was born on March 1, 1944 in Batesville, a son to Clarence and Irene Elizabeth Huber Salatin. He married Kristy Lindemann on June 21, 1980 at St. Jacobs United Church of Christ-Blue Creek. He owned and operated a diesel repair shop in Penntown and also worked at Casket Distributors in West Harrison. Darrell was a charter member of the Sunman Life Squad on which he served for over 30 years and was President for 25 years. Having served in the United States Army, he later was a member and commander of the Sunman American Legion. He also was a former member of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation and helped establish the Sunman Area Youth (SAY) soccer program. Darrell coached Little League and many softball teams and played in over 40 softball leagues. He was an avid IU and Bobby Knight fan and loved going to the Indianapolis 500, an event he attended for over 40 years. Darrell enjoyed mowing grass, gardening, camping, playing cards, and country music, but his favorite past-time was spending time with his family and attending all their activities. On Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 74, he passed away at the Waters of Dillsboro, with his family present.Survivors include his wife, Kristy; children, Tracy (Rick) Meyer of Oldenburg, Theresa (Nick) Schmelzer of Cincinnati, and Jonathan (Emilie) Salatin of Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Peyton, Morgan, and Colt Meyer; Paul, Luke, Emma, Peter, and Alana Schmelzer; and Laken, Weston, and Adalynn Salatin; one sister, Roberta Struewing of Batesville; one brother, Robert (Peggy) Salatin of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Ann Salatin, and one daughter, Tammy L. Salatin.Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial with military honors provided by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 Sunman American Legion will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery at Hubbell’s Corner.Memorial donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Darrell Salatin.