Thursday, September 10, 2009

MD News Desk: Zaza Zsu & Goodbye Q

Keep up to date with all the latest from the entertainment world with the MD News Desk:

From Screen to Stage:
- First look: John Barrowman as Zaza in London's La Cage aux Folles.
- Garbo sings?: Screen icon Greta Garbo, bisexuality and all, is the subject of the new musical Garbo and Me.
- Meet the cast of The Addams Family, including Tony winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia.
- Broadway previews begin tonight for Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig in A Steady Rain and John Stamos and Gina Gershon in Bye Bye Birdie.
- Opening regionally: Little House on the Prairie in New Jersey and The Kite Runner in Arizona.
- Last chance: The Tony Award winning Best Musical Avenue Q closes this Sunday.

Coming Soon:
- With the Lord of the Rings lawsuit settled, The Hobbit is on.
- No, Pixar will not be bringing pint-sized Marvel superhero Ant Man to the screen.
- Meanwhile, Warner takes over DC Comics (hopefully bringing the Wonder Woman movie that much closer to reality) and scrubs their He-Man reboot.
- Oliver Stone confirms: Charlie Sheen will return for a cameo in Wall Street 2.
- Toon news: Mandy Moore and Chuck's Zachary Levi to voice the leads in Disney's long-in-the-works Rapunzel, while Timothy Dalton will voice Mr. Pricklepants (!) in Pixar's Toy Story 3. Plus: Cars 2 will go global.
- The unlikely trio of Tom Hanks, Michael Stipe and Barry Manilow team up for a new romantic comedy.
- Sex and the City 2 Watch: Samantha lands her latest man and will there be a gay wedding?

- Thanks, Mom: One Life to Live's Scott Evans and his awesome mother Lisa on coming out, off screen and on.
- Plus: A red carpet chat with Brett Claywell at the Daytime Emmys (part 2 here).

- Revered show biz reporter Army Archerd, who broke the news of Rock Hudson's battle with AIDS, passed away Tuesday at the age of 87.

And the List Goes On:
- Watch and learn: 100 Things I Learned from the Movies.
- From Jim Stark's red jacket to Tony Manero's white disco suit, Turner Classic Movies names their 15 Favorite Fashion Trendsetting Classic Films.
- picks their Sci-Fi Hotties of '09.

Cinematic Crushes:
- In preparation for this Sunday's season 2 finale of True Blood: Ryan Kwanten on playing Jason Stackhouse.
- Meet Garrett Hedlund, the hunky new star of Tron Legacy.
- The title says it all: Anton Yelchin Boards Jodie Foster's Beaver. (Not since Snatch will a title be so mocked.)

Tune in to TCM:
- Oscar winning actresses Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve) and Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) are spotlighted on Saturday and Monday, respectively.

Awards Watch:
- Academy Award winners Mel Brooks, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen are among this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
- Mark your calendars: the next Tony Awards set for June 2010.
- Voting is now open for the 1st Annual Primetime Visibility Awards.

Out in Film:
- The Big News of the Day: Ellen DeGeneres named fourth American Idol judge.
- Music man Michael Feinstein to return to Broadway next year.
- The Advocate cover story: Bravo's Andy Cohen.
- On the scene: Seth Rudetsky sees drag diva Varla Jean Merman in Provincetown, and wait to you hear what she does with a certain Beyoncé song. Also on hand: Margaret Cho.
- Douglas Carter Beane's gay-themed comedy The Little Dog Laughed heading to London's West End.
- Meet Dan and Sam McMillen, the gay brothers of the next Amazing Race (video here).
- Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer are partnering up to adapt the Augusten Burroughs book Sellevision into an hourlong NBC dramedy about a fictional home shopping channel.
- The Indigo Girls get their own jukebox musical.
- Kevin Williamson opens up his Vampire Diaries.
- Fiona Shaw is Mother Courage in a new translation by Tony Kushner.

Women We Love:
- Anna Friel is Holly Golightly in the new UK stage production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.
- The Bitch is back: Laura Leighton on the resurrection of Sydney Andrews on the new Melrose Place.
- Spend An Evening with Julie Andrews next month in Manhattan.
- Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page kiss and tell about Whip It.
- Broadway songstress Linda Eder will release her own "Movie Album", titled Soundtrack, on October 13. (Click hereto pre-order from
- Diablo Cody talks about the already infamous Megan Fox/Amanda Seyfried liplock in Jennifer's Body.
- From pop to stage: The artist formerly known as Sporty Spice, Mel C, will join the cast of London's Blood Brothers, while Deborah Cox will portray the legendary Josephine Baker in the new Broadway-bound musical Josephine.

- Matthew Morrison will do anything for his gay fans. Plus: he reveals some major spoilers on the season to come.
- OMG LOL:'s Glee Facebook recap.

1 comment:

  1. Darn you and your incredible MD News Desk! Now, I have to figure out how to get to Chicago in November AND to London to see John Barrowman (A svelte Zaza?? Who knew?!) and Anna Friel in Breakfast at Tiffany's! Here's hoping it isn't the legendary flop musical that starred mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain!


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