Cry-Baby writers David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger have penned songs for Stephen Colbert’s A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! The Nov. 23 Christmas special, which will air Nov. 23 at 10 PM ET/PT on Comedy Central, features special guests Jon Stewart, Feist, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith. A DVD of the one-hour special will be released Nov. 25.
-Clay Aiken returns to Spamalot tonight after taking time off to care for his newborn son. Via Queerty, Aiken says: “Since leaving Spamalot in May, jokes have just not been funny. Food has lost its taste. The grass is no longer green — the sky no longer blue. And, babies won’t stop crying!!” Oh, sister.
-The Tony Awards Committee has decided that both Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell of [title of show] are eligible for nomination as Leading Actor in a Musical. The 2009 Tonys don’t take place until June.
-Naked Boys Singing is offering an $8 admission special for all Friday 10:30PM performances in October. Tickets will be available on October 3rd only. You must visit this site to get a coupon and then you must show the box office the coupon on your cell phone on October 3rd to buy an $8 ticket for any of the four October shows at that price. Complicated! But cheap. Just like your ex.
-This Sunday the Public Theater’s cast of the revival of Hair will stage a “Be-in” in Central Park.
The “Be-In” on Sunday will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Frisbee Hill, located just north of the Sheep Meadow Café in Central Park. The nearest park entrance is at 69th St. and Central Park West. The event will provide HAIR fans with an opportunity to mingle with members of The Tribe while sharing their commitment to ending global violence.
-Forbidden Broadway ends its 27 years of spoofing the Great White Way on January 15th. Definitely check out the final incarnation of the show, Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab, before then. The show includes a hilarious rip on Cheyenne Jackson called Xanadude.