Main | Friday, March 05, 2010

Broadway Friday

- Neil Patrick Harris will star in a mixed live action/animated version of The Smurfs. NPH will be live, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Winters will be animated. NPH is also slated to guest star in an upcoming episode of Glee.

- Ugly Betty stars Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie will co-host this year's 76th Annual Drama League Awards on May 21st at the Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom.

- Dumbo: The Musical is in the works to join the other 23 Disney shows on Broadway.

- Broadway's Theater Development Fund has a great program for the hearing and vision impaired. Go here for a list of upcoming shows that are open-captioned, offer audio descriptions, or feature sign language interpreters.

- Christopher Walken is earning rave notices in A Behanding In Spokane, as are costars Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan.

- Here's a nice slideshow of recent gay-themed Broadway productions.

- The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is working on bringing its Gutter Ballet to Broadway. The band is just about to kick off their first ever non-holiday tour.

- Sleepless In Seattle: The Musical. SRSLY. Coming Valentine's Day 2011. Original screenplay writer Jeff Arch will write the libretto.

- Yank!, a gay military romance musical set in WWII is now playing Off Broadway at the Theater at St. Peter's. NYT sez: "The show has a fine mix of humor and simmering drama and decent enough songs to keep you anticipating the next one. Probably a few too many themes are introduced and left underexplored — fidelity in gay relationships, for example, and personal loyalty versus respect for military codes."

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