November 10, 2010 at 10:29 PM EST

  • Harvey Fierstein is joining the cast of Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles, according to a press release from the production. The Tony Award-winner will star as Albin. Appropriate, since Fierstein wrote the book on La Cage Aux Folles. No, really, he did.
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  • In other, sadder stage news, the producers of Next To Normal announced via press release that the Broadway show will play its final performance Jan. 16, 2011.
  • Bette Midler is set to star in a 70-minute New Year’s Eve special called Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On. Not when it comes to this one. [Variety]
  • Kevin Spacey confirmed with EW reporter Carrie Bell that he will both produce and act in the cult-centric The Crux, which is currently on HBO’s development slate. “I just don’t know when it’s going to start,” he said about the series, which, apparently, is not based on a specific cult. “It is … paying attention to what particular people are doing, either individuals or groups, that either call themselves a cult or are accused of being a cult.” Do Bieber fans count?
  • Cary Elwes, Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, and Gregg Sulkin will appear in the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s Camilla Dickinson, which follows a girl who watches her parents’ marriage crumble. But then she watches Saw and realizes it all could be much, much worse. [THR]
  • Army Wives‘ Catherine Bell will star in Close Quarters, a Lifetime thriller telefilm about a special-ops agent-turned-suburban mom. (So, essentially, her character is her series’ name squeezed together.) Anthony Michael Hall will play her husband, while Mekhi Phifer will co-star as another agent. [Deadline]
  • The Tony Awards are movin’ on up… to the West side: The ceremony will relocate from Radio City Music Hall to the Beacon Theatre in New York City. [AP]
  • CBS is going straight to the The Wild Wild West: The network will reboot the old series with former CSI executive director Naren Shankar and Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ron Moore at the helm. [Deadline]
  • Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can has grabbed hold of a cast: The producers of the musical stage adaptation announced its cast today: Norbert Leo Butz as Carl Hanratty, Aaron Tveit as Frank Abagnale, Jr., Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr., and Kerry Butler as Brenda Strong. Be sure to catch it: Previews will begin March 7, 2011 on Broadway.
  • Screen Media announced via press release that it has acquired White Irish Drinkers, a coming-of-age film about me two 1970s-era teenagers’ relationship with their father (played by Stephen Lang).
  • Paladin has picked up A Love Affair of Sorts, David Guy Levy’s film shot entirely with a Flip camera. Does that mean the film is entirely made up of funny cat footage and Parkour? If so, then I’m IN. [Variety]

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