HIS FIND: MiG Ayesa cast as Stacee Jaxx in the tour of Rock of Ages
Seasoned actor and finalist in the TV competition reality show Rock Star: INXS, MiG Ayesa, has been cast in the national tour along side Constantine Maroulis (who originated the lead role on Broadway). Ayesa has appeared in productions of rock musicals such as RENT and We Will Rock You, as well as more traditional shows like West Side Story. Even though this article doesn’t mention the Denver stop on the tour next June, the Denver Center website stills lists the show as one of their offerings for next season.
HER FIND: Laura Linney to star in Broadway’s Time Stands Still
Laura Linney, who is second only to Meryl Streep in my book of inspiring film actors, will return to Broadway to star in Donald Margulies’s Tony nominated Time Stands Still. Linney will be joined by Broadway legend Brian D’Arcy James and screen star Christina Ricci. Time Stands Still was an extended and sold out sensation this spring, and is expected to sell well again when it begins previews September 23 and opens October 7. Linney will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, August 16 to discuss this return to Broadway, along with several other projects.