Luke Macfarlane is starring in a new short roughly 9-minute movie called, Erection, in which he plays Dean. It is a straight role and a leading, edgier role at that, in which the character of Dean is making out with Shelby (played by Bonnie Swencionis) yet has performance problems in bed.
The best part of this short is showcasing that no matter what sexual preference Luke is, his acting chops are in full swing and is very believable in this role. For many fans, gay and straight, I think you will enjoy this as this really shows some Luke skin (for what it’s worth). :)
This short is written by Tannaz Hazemi and James Grimaldi, and produced by Grayson Ross and Joe Labbadia in association with Pudding Boy Productions.
Video is after the jump, and yes, I have screenshots, which will be available in the gallery.
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.
‘Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir’ charms at City Theatre
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
By Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
City Theatre has discovered an effective time machine and finely tuned it to 1958 to re-create the mood and music of that year for its charming “Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir.”
It’s the premiere of Keith Bunin’s emotional biography of a gay man looking for love in the wrong decade framed with evocative romantic show songs of the mid-20th century.
Reminding us a bit of “Mad Men’s” Don Draper in his white shirt, narrow tie and slick hair, Luke Macfarlane plays Sam with an understated tenderness and regret tinged with hope. Bartender and fill-in singer at the tiny Bon Soir club in New York’s Greenwich Village, Sam is saying farewell to his unhappy Manhattan history with a final performance.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette’s review of Sam Bendrix
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir
While the show at present isn’t what playwright Keith Bunin wants it to be, what it is is swell.
BY TED HOOVER
Boy — if there was ever a show with my name written all over it, it’s Keith Bunin’s Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, now world-premiering at City Theatre. Mark Rucker directs Luke Macfarlane (late of TV’s Brothers & Sisters) in the role of Sam Bendrix — a bartender at the legendary New York cabaret in 1958 — who has coerced the owners into letting him perform for one night only. And thanks to a few too many cocktails, his between-song patter turns into self-confession.
Pittsburgh City Paper’s review of Sam Bendrix