Media Morsels 9.2.11

  • Colin Donnell is De-Lovely!
    The talented and handsome star of the Tony-winning Anything Goes revival (he plays Billy Crocker) recently answered five questions for blogger David Mixner. Donnell got into theatre when a broken ankle sidelined him from high school football. In this brief Q&A, Donnell talks about what he might be doing if he wasn't a working actor and about (possibly) recording an album of standards.

  • Matt Taibbi on the GOP Field
    My favorite journalist, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, recently wrote about two factions within the Republican party, as typified by recent comments from Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul. He says, "This is what the Republican debate is going to boil down to: a question of authority. If you believe the Bible is the only book you ever need to read, you’ll vote for Bachmann or Santorum, or maybe Rick Perry. If you think the sacred text is The Road to Serfdom, you’ll vote for Ron Paul (or, Rick Perry hopes, maybe Rick Perry)." Taibbi is usually right on the mark with his observations so be sure to bookmark his blog and check back for more insights.

  • Casting News
    One of my most beloved theatre actors is joining the cast of the upcoming TV series A Gifted Man. Raul Esparza will appear in multiple episodes of the new CBS drama which stars another theater vet, Patrick Wilson. (Wilson is incredibly gracious at the stage door; I had the pleasure of meeting him after a performance of All My Sons.) In addition, Will Chase is joining the cast of Smash, the NBC series about making a Broadway musical. (Visit deadline.com for the details on both series.)

    In other casting new, Kelli O'Hara will join Matthew Broderick in the upcoming revival of Nice Work if You Can Get It, which is to be directed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall.

    The fall TV season is almost here (Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife both start on September 25, for those keeping score) so get your DVRs ready!

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