Two actors almost better known for their bodies than their body of work are coming to the Great White Way.
The New York Times‘ ArtsBeat blog reports that Kirstie Alley might star in ex-boybander Lance Bass’ production of The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores come spring 2012. Alley would play a demanding diva who uses a L.A. department store as front for an escort service. Hey, if she can drop ten dress sizes in ten weeks, she can handle Broadway!
One celebrity who’s already on the stage—or rather back on it—is Hugh Jackman, in his one-man show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. Officially opening November 10, the show includes numbers from his Tony-winning vehicle, The Boy From Oz (about gay entertainer Peter Allen), as well as song-and-dance standards and rock favorites.
Hey, it’s already grossed more than $1.2 million, so he must be doing something right.
Jackman seems to be able to deftly dance between action flicks (though the less said about Real Steel the better) and musical theater: In addition to Back on Broadway, which runs through New Year’s Day, he’s in talks to star in several other film and stage musicals, including Carousel (as Billy Bigelow), Sunset Boulevard (as Joe Gillis), The Greatest American Showman (as P.T Barnum) and a big-screen version of Les Misérables (as Jean Valjean).
Sheesh, next they’ll put him in tights and string him up for a revival of Peter Pan.