Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Jason Tam & "Lysistrata" Broadway Bound, Michael Park, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Broadway version "Lysistrata Jones" will keep full Off-Broadway cast including OLTL's Jason Tam
Beginning previews November 12, 2011, "Lysistrata Jones" will officially open on December 14, 2011 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre.

ATWT's Michael Park added to Finger Lakes Community College speaker series
Park will appear in the speaker series April 1.

Sarah Michelle Gellar appreciates her fans
"As an actor, sure, you want to stretch and you want to do different things ... but I think it's also our job to think about who our fans are and what they want to see. Ultimately, that's why we do it. I do it to entertain the people who want to watch what I do."

DAYS star Lauren Koslow (Kate) excited about character's return to the business world
"I’m very excited about it. It was kind of a low point for me when I was doing a scene where Kate was sitting on the sofa with Stefano, and he actually turned to her and said, ‘You need to get a project.’ I thought, How did this ever happen?"

GILMORE GIRLS vet to star on PAN AM
Scott Cohen will play a vice president on PAN AM this fall.

GREEK Creator Developing Young Adult Adventure Drama for Fox
Patrick Sean Smith is taking his special brand of young adult angst global. He is developing an hour-long drama/adventure series for Fox set in the world of young international travelers.

Eric Winter to recur on ABC's primetime soap GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES
Winter will play Carlene’s (Kristin Chenoweth) handsome brother Luke who is the black sheep of the family due to the fact that he is a Green Democrat. A possible love interest for Amanda, Luke is intelligent, charming and a potential heartbreaker.

GLEE casts Mike Chang's parents
Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club) and Keong Sim (The Last Airbender) will play mom and pop to Mike, played by Harry Shum Jr. The duo will appear in the third episode of the season, which airs Oct. 4.

GLEE: Chris Colfer talks intense new season (It's already landed him in the hospital!)
“Already tomorrow, I’m doing a number that literally may put me in the hospital,” says Colfer. “Get this, I had my fifth visit straight from set to hospital the other day. The fifth time where I had to leave set and go to the hospital.”

Syfy Renews ALPHAS For Second Season
Season 2 will premiere in 2012 with a 13-episode order.

Are BREAKING BAD's Gus and Max business partners or business and
romantic partners?

This week's BREAKING BAD podcast did address the subject. The question of whether Gus and Max are lovers comes up starting at about the 40:30 mark. When asked about it being "alluded" to, Gilligan says "It's open to interpretation. It's whatever the audience wants it to be." Both Steven Bauer, the actor who plays Don Eladio, and the episode's editor, Kelly Dixon, saw Gus as gay, to which Gilligan says "It's okay to infer that."

Foreign soap operas ‘like dogs with fleas’ – SABC
Procuring television programs from abroad was tantamount to seeking to buy a pet dog, “but you also take it with its fleas”, the SABC told MPs yesterday. This was because popular shows often came with expensive strings attached, including other material that was never aired.

This was the explanation given by acting group chief executive Phil Molefe to the portfolio committee on communications when MPs confronted him on the high level of impairments suffered by the public broadcaster.

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