HIS CHOICE: Houdini Musical Adds Familiar Names to the Creative Team
Personally, the idea of a Broadway stage show centered around one of the greatest magicians EVER sounds like a great idea. What makes it better is that this piece is in the works as a vehicle for Tony Award-winning Hugh Jackman, who most recently completed a sold-out run of his show A Steady Rain. What makes it better still is that Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray, Love Never Dies) is leading the creative team, which includes lyricist Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies, Sister Act), Danny Elfman writing the music and Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The Social Network) in charge of the book. Sorkin, who happens to be one of my favorite writers of all time, replaces book writer Kurt Andersen, who had been attached to the project in earlier reports.
HER CHOICE: Broadway Supplies Talent for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traveling the revised route that was first implemented last year, will include cast members from several of the hottest shows on Broadway. Cast members from the Tony-winning Memphis, the revolutionary American Idiot, Million Dollar Quartet and the holiday-themed Elf will appear in the parade, along with other Broadway performers and pop music stars. I can’t wait to see the performances during one of my favorite holiday traditions!