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Weekend Agenda: Superhero Edition

It’s a gorgeous weekend here in NYC. Here’s what we’ll be talking about while we lounge in the park.

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Matt Cavenaugh! Broadway’s go-to hunk has a new gig in Superman at the Dallas Theater Center. Which is really just an elaborate excuse to put him onstage in spandex.
  2. Jonathan Groff makes his Joe’s Pub debut. No, not as a waiter.
  3. David Mamet was on Colbert this week. Sadly, he did not end up sounding like a character from Glengarry, Glenross when asked about the current state of Broadway plays. Doesn’t “motherfucking theater is always fucking dying” just have a certain ring to it, though?
  4. Ben Walker will play The Beast in the new X-Men film. Which raises questions about whether he’ll reprise the lead in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson when it (ultimately and obviously) transfers. Funny, though. We’ve been calling him The Beast for six months already.
  5. The Jonah Hex film opens in theaters this weekend. Johnny Gallagher hits the big screen in this adaptation of the popular comic, which begs one question, and one question only. What in hell did he and Megan Fox have to talk about?
  6. Nobert Leo Butz, Eddie Redmayne and Patti LuPone will (probably) star in the new Kathryn Bigelow/John Logan HBO project. Wait. You mean there’s a TV show full of Broadway actors in the works? Are Hollywood actors going to make a Facebook group to protest?

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