Luke Macfarlane will have a guest starring role on CW‘s Beauty and the Beast (loosely based on the 1987 CBS series of the same name), which stars Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk. Luke will play Phillippe Bertrand, a talented director of the Bertrand Ballet Company. His appearance starts with episode 2. Not sure if this is a one time ordeal or recurring as of yet. Beauty and the Beast premieres on October 11th (which makes Luke’s appearance on October 18th). Mark your calendars, everyone! I will try to get screencaps and a working video up by then.
Luke Macfarlane this year has scored the 29th position on AfterElton’s 2012 Top Hot 100 above many other contenders. Thanks to fans and readers and other affiliates in promoting Luke to this position. Although, it is not Top 10, like the previous 3 years, but it is still nice to be in the top 50.
Next year, we will have to try harder and vote often to get him back to Top 10.
It’s that time of the year again. AfterElton is having their annual Top Hot 100. Luke has been in the top 10 the past several years, and it is our duty as fans to keep him up there in the top 10.
Voting is open to everyone. There are rules written on the page directly, but I’ll reiterate it here:
You can vote for up to 10 nominees per day
Please keep voting everyday!!!
Luke Macfarlane will reprise his Broadway role in the upcoming national tour of The Normal Heart. Along with Patrick Breen who will also co-star and play the same exact role. New entrant is Christopher Hanke, best known for many of his Broadway musical appearances, and some television appearances (especially for those who remember him appearing in season 5 of Brothers & Sisters playing the role of the guy who Scotty cheated with). Chris will be playing the role of Tommy Boatwright.
Edit: Sorry, Luke will be upgraded in his role and will play the role of Ned Weeks and Felix Turner, respectively. (These are major roles (i.e. more dialogue and longer appearances), compared to his two stint roles on Broadway).
The national tour starts off at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. from June 8th till July 29th. This play will coincide with AIDS 2012, the biennial international AIDS convention which will be held again in the United States after 22 years. More cities and tour dates to follow. But for now you can follow the Arena Stage page for The Normal Heart and check for further information about the play and the theatre.
Also don’t forget to check the original Broadway webpage of The Normal Heart as well.
City Theatre will be conducting an interview with Luke Macfarlane on his upcoming reprisal of Sam Bendrix in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir. You can submit questions to Luke Macfarlane via this website they have posted up. The interview will be posted on City Theatre’s facebook page. If you haven’t “liked” them yet, please do so now to support this endeavor! :)