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Theatre News: Darren Criss Does ‘Hedwig,’ Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and ‘Hamilton’ Coming To Broadway


> As reported earlier, producers have announced that Glee star Darren Criss will take over as Broadway’s next Hedwig on April 29, after the musical’s creator and original star, John Cameron Mitchell, ends his run in the acclaimed revival at the Booth Theatre. Criss was previously seen on Broadway in 2012 in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Tony winner Lena Hall will also step aside make way for Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) to take over the role of Yitzhak. Jones will begin performances on April 14.

Hamilton> The Public Theater’s Off-Broadway production of Hamilton, the new acclaimed musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of In the Heights) will transfer to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre this summer, producers Jeffrey Seller and the Public Theater announced last week. Inspired by Ron Chernow’s book Alexander Hamilton, and with book, music and lyrics by Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and direction by Thomas Kail, the show will begin previews on July 13 for an opening night of August 6.

Clive owen> Roundabout Theatre Company announced that Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, the opening production of the company’s 50th anniversary season this fall. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the dark, comedic drama will begin previews on September 17 for an opening night of October 15 at a theatre yet to be determined.

> Bruce Willis and Elizabeth Marvel are set to star in Misery, a new play based on the novel by Stephen King coming to Broadway this fall. Written for the stage by William Goldman (Oscar-winning writer of The Princess Bride and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the drama about a novelist held captive by his biggest fan will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu. Directed by Will Frears, the production will mark Willis’ Broadway debut. Dates and theatre location have yet to be announced.

Marylouiseparker> Manhattan Theatre Club announced that Mary-Louise Parker will star in the company’s Off-Broadway production of Heisenberg, a new play by Simon Stephens, author of the current acclaimed Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Stephens’ play, about two strangers’ chance encounter at a crowded London train station, will begin previews on May 19 and open on June 3 at New York City Center Stage II under the direction of Mark Brokaw.     

(Hamilton: Joan Marcus)

What To Watch This Week on TV: 'Please Like Me' Is Back, Clive Owen Hits the OR - VIDEO


Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Television's most charming comedy returns Friday. Australian-export Please Like Me is back for a second season at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Pivot. The series follows Josh (portrayed by writer and creator Josh Thomas) as he navigates coming out, dating and juggling drama between family and friends. Josh is as relatable as any of the guys on Looking and more self-aware than anyone on Girls while managing to be more likable than all of the above.

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News: Gavin Newsom, Jupiter, LaToya Jackson, Newlywed Game

RoadGeorge Takei and Brad Altman to be first gay couple on revamped Newlywed Game.

Corot RoadScientists spot planet with life-harboring potential.

RoadLaToya Jackson fights AIDS with milkshake.

RoadGays in Serbia say they're "confident" police will protect them during a Gay Pride parade scheduled for this coming Sunday.

RoadGays to get lashes, fines, and prison terms under new law in Indonesia's Aceh province.

RoadManhunt conducts study of nation's biggest liars (warning - site NSFW).

RoadLady Gaga disses OUT magazine party thrown for her: "until she finally showed up at the Box at around midnight, about an hour after Out's party technically ended. By then most of the crowd — die-hard Gaga fans, who showed up mostly just to see her — had cleared. Gaga took a seat in a booth in the back of the balcony, ordered French fries, and refused to speak to reporters. She didn't even let Out magazine take her picture so they could, you know, say she actually attended the party they threw for her."

RoadClive Owen does Details.

Promisekeeper RoadPromise keeper: UK man honors fallen friend. "Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived the other should wear a dress to the dead man’s funeral. Mr Delaney duly fulfilled the pledge as a tribute to Private Elliott, who was killed aged 24 while on foot patrol in the southern province of Helmand on August 31."

RoadJesus Luz: underwear model.

RoadGirls hockey team in Woodstock, New Brunswick wins award from Human Rights Commission: "The Woodstock High School Lady Thunder hockey team has won the 2009 New Brunswick Human Rights Award for refusing to let rival teams taunt their teammates about their sexual orientation. The Human Rights Commission says it wanted to reward the team for its action in standing up against homophobia."

RoadJupiter captured comet for 12 years, then let it go.

RoadBuju Banton concert canceled in Salt Lake City: "Banton's record label, the New York-based Gargamel Music, immediately denounced the cancellation, issuing a news release with the title 'The Voice of Jamaica Will Not Be Silenced.'"

RoadL.A. gays raise money for Maine's marriage equality battle at fundraiser.

RoadHarry Potter theme park to open in Orlando.

Inception RoadInspection on Inception.

RoadWhich movie star is looking for a good gay time in Vancouver?

RoadSeattle Police Officer's Guild joins Coalition to Approve Referendum 71 in Washington: "This is a very important issue that affects many of our members. We at the Seattle Police Officers Guild are proud to join the coalition and hope other law enforcement organizations around the state will join us in support for this referendum."

RoadRep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) speaks out in favor of DOMA repeal.

RoadIs Gavin Newsom planning on dropping out of the California gubernatorial race?

RoadSecond 'gay porn twin' sentenced for Philadelphia burglaries: "Twenty-seven-year-old Keyontyli Goffney, of Arlington, N.J., pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal conspiracy on Thursday and was sentenced to time served. Goffney's twin brother Taleon pleaded guilty to the same crimes in July but was sentenced to at least three years in prison because of previous arrests."

News: Britney Spears, Turkey, Tyra, NYPD, Jock Itch, Ricky Martin

road.jpg Religious right mounting opposition to NY marriage equality: "The Rev. Duane Motley of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the Democratic governor is circumventing the Legislature and courts and slapping New Yorkers in the face. Motley says granting government benefits to gay couples will come at a cost to the state even as Paterson calls for cuts in spending because of looming deficits. Motley says Paterson shouldn't force the state to recognize gay marriages when they remain illegal in New York."

Tyraroad.jpg The New York Times takes on Tyra and her smiling eyes.

road.jpg Britney Spears to join Grease as Sandy on Broadway?

road.jpg Turkish court shuts down LGBT organization: "The court ordered the closure of the group for not eliminating words describing sexual identities of its members in its official name, Ergenc said. 'If we take out the words of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transvestites then it is not an association for them,' Ergenc said. The court found the association's name in violation of public morality."

road.jpg Does David Beckham have jock itch?

road.jpg Dina Matos McGreevey takes stand, talks about all the money she needs: "Matos McGreevey said she paid for her own car, insurance and clothes out of her salary as a hospital executive, estimated at $55,000 a year. She said being on the arm of a politician sometimes required three changes of clothes a day. Matos McGreevey's accountant, Kalman Barson, placed the value of their so-called gubernatorial lifestyle at $51,000 a month but acknowledged under cross-examination that he relied mostly on guesswork to derive the estimate. McGreevey's accountant puts the value of maintaining that lifestyle at a far more modest $16,000 a month."

road.jpg NYPD captain accused of flashing man in the subway.

Nutroad.jpg This dude supposedly has video of (real live!) 4-foot blinking alien that he'll show on Friday in Denver: "As impressive as it is, it's still one tiny portion in the context of a vast amount of peripheral evidence. It's really the final visual confirmation of what you already know to be true having seen all the other evidence...It shows an extraterrestrial's head popping up outside of a window at night, looking in the window, that's visible through an infrared camera." And, you know, it's definitely real because "an instructor at the Colorado Film School in Denver scrutinized the video 'very carefully' and determined it was authentic." Mmm hmm.

road.jpg She bangs: Hillary Clinton gets endorsement from Ricky Martin.

Cliveroad.jpg Clive Owen gets shirtless on balcony, world watches.

road.jpg Stephen Colbert grillls Family Research Council Pres Tony Perkins over same-sex marriage: "Many are shocked and outraged. I get the outrage, but shocked? That California is pro-gay? I assume these are the same people who were shocked when Elton John finally came out, even though he'd been wearing fuchsia sun goggles with windshield wipers for years."

road.jpg Supreme Court to hear case on Christian doctor who refused to perform artificial insemination on a lesbian.

road.jpg Al Gore's The Inconvenient Truth to become an opera: "La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona." Who's going to play the CO2?

road.jpg Glaceau, makers of Vitamin Water, to remove Red Bull-bashing slogan "Wings are for fairies" from its ad vehicles: "The slogan was a direct reference to a winged cartoon character in a competitive campaign, We apologize if our attempt at humor offended anyone in any way and we plan to remove this slogan from all vehicles as soon as possible."

News: Clive Owen, Ex-Gays, iPhone, Mr. Blackwell

road.jpg Ex-gay billboard prompting protest in Phoenix.

Cliveowenroad.jpg Clive Owen is to be the new face of Lancome: "It's a somewhat surprising move for Clive, who is known for his somewhat craggy, unshaven good looks and whose previous endorsement deals include a series of cool short film ads for BMW. But the handsome actor admits he's not averse to a little cosmetic help when it comes to looking after his appearance. 'I use much more now, I'll tell you that much.'"

road.jpg A few hands-on reports of the Apple iPhone are starting to appear. Gizmodo: "Well CD players and iPods both play music. But elegant design at the fundamental level of how it plays tunes is what helped it transcend the category. From what I saw, first hand, I think the iPhone is going to do this for cellies. I have a bit of sympathy for our friends at RIM and Nokia." NYT: "The Web browsing experience is incredible. You see the entire Web page on the iPhone’s screen. You double-tap any spot to zoom in. Or you use the two-fingered spread-apart gesture to “stretch” the image larger, or pinch your thumb and forefinger on the glass to zoom out again. The manipulation is seamless, smoothly animated—and useful."

Whitney_1road.jpg Whitney Houston to unload prized mannequins at auction.

road.jpg Skating on thin ice? AfterElton expands on the Mark Lund trashing of Johnny Weir we showed you yesterday: "It’s one thing to see homophobia from the straight community (especially in sports), but seeing something so close to antigay bigotry coming from an openly gay man like Lund is especially egregious. Frankly, the whole thing felt like an orchestrated attack on Weir who apparently is far more popular than the official figure skating world cares for."

road.jpg Mr. Blackwell releases annual "Worst-Dressed List".

Qr_1road.jpg Former staff of XY magazine launches Qr, a new publication for young gay men. Publisher: "We started Qr after being frustrated by 'the norm'. How the media represents us, how our generation feels left out, how we're not quite 'Generation X,' and we’re so different from the pioneering gays that came before us. Young gays aren't defined by their sexuality, and Qr is a magazine that doesn't tell them who to be, what to buy or what to wear. Instead, Qr is a soapbox to shout from and a community to share."


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