Thursday, January 24, 2013

News Flashes for Today: Manilow, McKellen, Stewart, etc.

Barry Manilow has bronchitis and will have to reschedule several of his Broadway performances this week.

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Waiting for Godot
The stars of X-Men, The Hobbit, and Star Trek will tackle Pinter and Beckett next season: Patrick Stewart and Ian MacKellen will headline a repertory of Pinter's No Man's Land Beckett's Waiting for Godot on Broadway in October. Will fanboys be confused by the existentialist dialogue?

Speaking of fanboys, episode two of King of Nerds is on tonight. I caught episode one last night On Demand and it was a lot of fun. I'm probably the only person on America who will DVR both this and the season premiere of Project Runway. I guess I'm a geek fashionista. (Finally caught up with the finale of PR All-Stars from last week. Only bitchy comment: Uli's Winter Wonderland models looked like a cross between Tilda Swinton in The Chronicles of Narnia and the Cybermen from Doctor Who.)

Julie Taymor will direct A Midsummer Night's Dream for Theatre for a New Audience's new space in Brooklyn as her first post-Spider-Man project.

SAG Awards are this Sunday. Will Silver Linings overcome Argo and Lincoln?

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