Rumor has it -– and by rumor I mean my sources are solid –- that Mitch Jarvis wants to switch things up.
Mitch, who has received rave reviews as narrator Lonny in Rock of Ages, has apparently tired of the role, and successfully lobbied the ROA producers to let him take the less prominent, albeit sexier, role of Stacee Jaxx.
Maybe Mitch got tired of locking lips with Adam Dannheisser, and wanted some on-stage lady-loving instead?
No word on when the change will take place, but sounds like Jay Klaitz from the short-lived High Fidelity musical is the favorite to take over as Lonny.
You heard it here first, rockers!!
UPDATE: The contract for James Carpinello, the current Stacee Jaxx, is expected to end in September. Look for Mitch to make the change around then.
Photo: Mitch Jarvis and James Carpinello feel each other up, while Amy Spanger and Constatine Maroulis stand by.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
AM New York is reporting that Countess Luann de Lesseps, of The Real Housewives of New York City, may step onto the Broadway stage in Chicago.
This report comes after she was spotted dining at Bond 45 with Duncan Stewart, who casts the show.
Yes, she has released a single; but it sucks!!!
This would be stuntcasting to the Nth degree, possibly the worst example in theatrical history.
If this happens, I will officially abandon the theory that Chicago on Broadway has any credibility at all.