Media Morsels 12.25

  • Catch Me, Eh?
    As reported last week, Aaron Tveit is leaving Next to Normal. I had hoped that this meant that Catch Me if You Can, a musical adaptation of the eponymmous movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, was coming to Broadway. Turns out, it may stop in Toronto first. This is good. It means there's still life in the show. Toronto could be the official out of town tryout before the show heads to NYC.

  • 21 Guns Now Available for Download
    A few weeks ago I mentioned that the cast of American Idiot recorded the Green Day song 21 Guns and that it was available for streaming. (Glad that some of you listened and enjoyed!) It is now available to download, (from iTunes and other outlets) which means you can now add this amazing version of a terrific song to your playlist.

  • President Bartlet on Stage
    Not really, just Martin Sheen. Sheen's going to be performing in The Subject Was Roses in LA in February. Really, though, I felt like sharing this because the picture of Martin Sheen that Playbill used was a publicity photo from The West Wing. I can tell that Sheen is standing in the “Oval Office”.

  • Annie Baker Crushes on Her Actors
    The talented Circle Mirror Transformation playwright tells of her enthusiasm for the great cast of her current hit.

  • Top ___ of the Year
    It's the end of the year which means everyone's doing top 10 lists, not just David Letterman. Here are a couple of highlights:

    Roger Ebert’s Top 10 Movies of 2009

    Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood, of the New York Times choose their top ten shows Picks its Top Five

  • Glee Scoop
    According to this report from E!, Ryan Murphy and the creative team over at Glee are planning on listening to the audience and writing in some of their favorite storylines, like more of the Rachel and Puck romance.

  • Kacie Sheik Profiled
    Hair Hippie Kacie Sheik was profiled on this week. See what she has to say about life at the Hirschfeld and being on set with Amy Adams during the filming of Julie and Julia.

  • How to Succeed… Gets a Reading
    It was announced that an industry reading of How to Succeed... was presented earlier in the week. This isn't necessarily indicitive of a Broadway future, but given the names in the reading, it's a definite possibility. All I have to say is "Why?" What's the point of bringing this back now? I'm a firm believer that if you revive a show, there should be a good reason, like with Hair, or else it better be a fantasticly good production, like Finian's Rainbow. I don't love How to Succeed... so I'll be curious to see how it proceeds

  • She’s baaaack!
    Joan Rivers is back on E! to dish out fashion advice to the sartorially challenged. Award show season just got a little brighter!