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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Stage Whispers: Molesting Ian Somerhalder

Must-see of the Week:
Measure For Pleasure / Public Theater
Begins Previews February 21

Calling all Shakespearean sluts and Congreve catamites...writer David Grimm (Kit Marlowe) has written a play just for you. Restoration comedy meets modern sex farce, featuring mistaken identities, duels and double-dealings, and the obligatory sex cave. With Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), Euan Morton (Taboo), Michael Stuhlbarg (The Pillowman) and Emily Swallow (Much Ado About Nothing) -- M4P tells the tale of Will Blunt, who is in love with Molly, a young transvestite prostitute. But when Blunt rescues him from a life on the streets, he doesn't count on Molly falling in love with Dashwood, the handsome womanizing rake. It's gayer than Cher, people.

This Week's Stage Whispers:

- Broadway Beat has gorgeous internet video of Marin Mazzie in Kismet, Susan Lucci at the BC/EFA Benefit, and Harry Connick and the Jersey Boys at the Drama League's annual gala. Show queens may faint while watching.

- The oooh-girl scandal of the week belonged to producer DeDe Harris and her show Dog Sees God, which is closing amid charges that Harris sexually harrassed her young stars, including Ian Somerhalder (Lost) and America Ferrera (Real Women Have Curves). Her fellow producers are suing her for $5 million, suggesting that the stars left the show due to her agressive behavior. (Somerhalder, Ferrera and Eliza Dushku have all left in recent weeks.) ModFab thinks harrassment is always wrong...but we also know that if the producer in question had been a man, you'd have never heard about this.

- Six Feet Under alert: Jeremy Sisto has joined the cast of the late-breaking Tony entry Festen. Having wowed L.A. audiences earlier this season in Dead End Kids, he joins Juliana Marguiles, Ali McGraw and Tony winner Larry Bryggman (Proof) for his B'way debut.

- The show ModFab wants to see most in the world is the dance ballet of Edward Scissorhands, currently playing in the U.K. under the guiding hand of choreographer Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake). Bourne is hinting that the show, which incorporates the themes of Danny Elfman's unforgettable film score, may come to Broadway next season if there's interest, although probably a national tour (with a stop at Brooklyn Academy of Music) is more likely. A smart producer would call him up, pronto.

- Non, je ne regrette rien. Rumors are afoot that Regrets Only, the new gay marriage comedy from Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey), will be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club next fall. For the moment, MTC is mum.

- Girl, I got me some new extensions: Bridge and Tunnel will continue its sold-out run at the Helen Hayes through July 9, while Christine Jorgenson Reveals reopens on Theatre Row for six weeks.

- As we guessed last week, the Bob Dylan musical The Times They Are A'Changing will come to Broadway in the fall. No theatre or casting or dates are announced...does this mean changes are a'foot? Also due next fall: Dolly Parton's new musical stage version of 9 To 5. Could you just die? (Sadly, Dolly herself will not star. Heaven remains out of reach.)

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