Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Broadway Buzz: How to Succeed on Broadway

Take a few Hollywood movie stars, a television “gleek” and a handful of recording artists, and you’ll see a lot of different actors succeeding on Broadway this season.

The revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has had a few great months starring “Harry Potter” favorite Daniel Radcliffe, recently named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. But it’s time for a gleek to step into the spotlight! Darren Criss (“Glee”) will be taking Daniel Radcliffe’s role in his Broadway debut starting January 3 for three short weeks. Another familiar face, Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers), will be taking over the role after Criss returns to filming for “Glee.” 

Darren Criss as Blaine on "Glee"
A bright spotlight has also been shining on Hugh Jackman’s performance in Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway.  Even though the one man show closes January 1 after a ten-week run, Broadway fans won’t have long to wait before Jackman returns to the big screen as Jean Valjean in the new “Les Misérables” movie. I get chills just thinking about it.

Harry Connick Jr. is currently starring in the revival of the 1965 show On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Harry Connick Jr. plays a psychiatrist who falls head over heels in love, and I don’t think his fans will have a problem falling in love with his charming character.

Out of all your favorite television and movie stars, who would you like to see live on Broadway? 

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