George Hamilton joins DSM’s tour of ‘La Cage’

George Hamilton

The national tour of the 2010 Broadway revival of the Jerry Herman-Harvey Fierstein musical La Cage aux Folles, which comes to Dallas Fair Park next year via the Dallas Summer Musicals, has added George Hamilton to the cast. Hamilton will play Georges, the owner of the drag nightclub where his cross-dressing partner, Albin, is the headliner.

Georges was originally played in the current revival by Kelsey Grammar; the part is currently played by Christopher Seiber.

Hamilton is best known for his impossible tan, as well as the movies Where the Boys Are, Love at First Bite and The Godfather Part III. He also appeared in Zorro, the Gay Blade, which as considered a stereotypical portrayal of a gay character, and was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Theatre Three announces 50th season

At a luncheon today at the Chase Bank Rotunda downtown, celebs and local talent turned out to pay tribute to Jac Alder, the longest-serving theater artistic director in America — a stunning achievement. Alder co-founded Theatre Three in 1961 and has been with it ever since. And today, they announced the company’s historic 50th season. The line-up (one mainstage show is still TBA):

Wild Oats, a Wild West adaptation of John O’Keefe’s 18th century comedy, adapted by Texas playwright James McLure (Aug. 11-Sept. 10)

A Catered Affair, a recent Broadway musical adapted from the Paddy Chayefsky teleplay and the Bette Davis film written by Gore Vidal. Harvey Fierstein wrote the books, John Bucchino the score. (Oct. 13-Nov. 12)

La Bete,  about the life of Moliere. (Dec. 8-Jan. 14)

The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) wrote this acclaimed Broadway play about the invention of television. (Feb. 14-March 17)

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which Tommy Tune recently declared one of his favorite musicals of the last Broadway season about the young soldier and politician. (June 7-July 7)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones