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?