Jane Fonda has been cast to play Nancy Reagan in The Butler, the forthcoming movie based on Wil Haygood‘s touching 2008 story about longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. [Hollywood Reporter]

Discovery is readying a documentary about White House chiefs of staff. [Post]

Kevin Spacey gets a Helen Hayes tribute [Examiner]

Theater J unveils its festival-centric 2012-2013 season [Post]