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“Giant” Sings, “The Performers” Swings & More Theater News

November 16th, 2012

The Cast of "Giant". Photo by Joan Marcus.

The circle of life isn’t just a lyric sung while Julie Taymor puppets circle The Lion King; it’s the natural progression on Broadway. In this theater news round-up, we celebrate the eternal constants of birth, death and taxing reviews…

  • Daniel Breaker & Cheyenne Jackson in "The Performers". Photo by Carol Rosegg.

    You can’t have a sunrise without a sunset (don’t believe me, go see Fiddler on the Roof). And we can’t have openings without closings.  The Broadway porn/romantic comedy The Performers opened this week to less than vociferous reviews and already announced it will close Sunday.  Those wishing to see Cheyenne Jackson in a loin cloth had best hurry.

  • And some shows are just a twinkle in their parents’ eyes. Producers announced this week that they are in early stages of developing a juke box musical based on the songs of pop hit-maker Diane Warren (“How Do I Live” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”) and an adaptation of the Savannah-set bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with book by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and music from the catalog of Johnny Mercer.  Celine Dion ballads vs. murderous society gays…not as antithetical as one would think.
  • Finally, Broadway’s hottest married duo Audra McDonald and Will Swenson are kicking off a kickstarter campaign for Facing Eastan independent film to be directed by Swenson based on an off-Broadway play by author Carol Lynn Pearson. The story sounds moving and topical (a mormon couple deals with the suicide of their gay son) and the incentives to donate are amazing (McDonald singing to you on your birthday!). Watch the teaser video after the jump…

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