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News & updates: 2007

December 18, 2007
Smallville Actors Join Strike, Co-creator Discusses Show's Status
(December 6, 2007. Article from Articlesbase, by Groshan Fabiola)

Actors are now jumping up the bandwagon and joining the WGA writers' strike, to show their support for the hardworking individuals behind the scenes. These actors include our very own favorite celebrities from Smallville. Kryptonsite reports that Michael Cassidy (Grant Gabriel), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Phil Morris (John Jones) have already joined the strikers up at the Universal Studios lot earlier this week. Co-creator Al Gough confirmed their attendance in the demonstration.

Al Gough added that other Smallville stars are also enthusiastic about joining "the fight for [the] collective futures [of the industry, professionally speaking]." He said, "Others from the cast wanted to be there, particularly Michael Rosenbaum [who plays Lex Luthor], but the show is still in production and most of the cast lives in Vancouver . We know they were with us in spirit, as we are all in this together."

Early last week, Gough released a statement regarding the current status of Smallville in relation to the strike. Fortunately, a total of 15 scripts were completed prior to the strike, and the 15th episode will be a cliffhanger to serve as a season ender, if needed. He added that the season may end in February, if the strike is not soon resolved.

"Screenwriting isn't like other professions. There is no guarantee of employment week to week or year to year," Gough explained. "It is a feast or famine business, and when the music stops, you may not still have a chair. Miles [Gough, Smallville co-creator] and I have been writing together for 15 years now. Each year I wonder if this is when it all comes crashing down."

Moreover, he asked the fans of various shows to be understanding of the situation, citing that the writers did not want the strike, but was pushed for their own reasons.

Kryptonsite adds that only one more new episode will be airing this year, and that the rest will air early next year, depending on how long it would take to resolve the strike.

For more resources about Smallville or for the full story of Smallville Actors Join Strike, Co-Creator Discusses Show's Status please review http://www.buddytv.com


December 11, 2007
Smallville Season 5 Official Companion book
To be released on December 26: the Official Companion to Smallville Season 5 by Craig Byrne. This companion tells you everything you could possibly need to know about season five, which introduced key Superman elements such as the villain Brainiac and the Fortress of Solitude, and saw the development of the classic love triangle between Clark, Lana, and Lex Luthor. Packed with exclusive interviews, unseen photos, behind-the-scenes secrets, a complete episode guide and a stunning full-color 16-page portrait gallery.

This volume also includes a foreword by Lionel Luthor himself, John Glover!

Smallville: The Official Companion Season 5 is out in December in the US ($14.95) and the UK (12.99).

You can find out more about our other Smallville titles at www.titanbooks.com. Pre-order your copy from Amazon today!

October 24, 2007
PTC Opening Gala coverage
Visit CBS3.com to see video footage from the opening of the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia this past Sunday night. John is one of the guests interviewed in the two-minute news report.


October 19, 2007
A screencapture image gallery has been added for John's episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Opening Gala
Philadelphia Theatre Company is celebrating the opening of its Suzanne Roberts Theatre with an evening gala, which John will be taking part in along with an all-star line-up including Nathan Lane, Marian Seldes, Edie Falco, Richard Thomas, Edward Albee, and Doris Roberts. The event takes place Sunday, October 22, and more information can be found on the PTC website.


August 13, 2007 Brimstone back on the air! Chiller network is now airing Brimstone as part of their regular schedule of series! Check the daily schedule for air times, and also visit their new Brimstone message board.


Fans may want to check out the Director's Cut version of Payback, available now on dvd, featuring more--and different--scenes with John than originally seen in the theatrical release. We will include more details on this version of the film shortly!
You can also now preorder the sixth season of Smallville on DVD, to be released on September 18, 2007. This set will include deleted scenes and new features, including "The Legend of the Emerald Archer" and "Smallville: Big Fans".

July 19, 2007

Drowsy Chaperone's Worley and Glover Featured at "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 19

(From Playbill.com)
Jo Anne Worley and John Glover - from the New York production of The Drowsy Chaperone - as well as cast members from Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera and Rent will perform at "Broadway in Bryant Park" July 19.

Radio station 106.7 FM presents the summer series at the midtown park featuring stars of current and upcoming musicals - on Broadway and Off-Broadway - performing show tunes. The series, which began July 12 and continues every Thursday, plays from 12:30 PM to approximately 1:45 PM. There is also a special Friday performance Aug. 10 to close the season.

Among the performers lined up for this week are The Drowsy Chaperone's Jo Anne Worley and John Glover, The Phantom of the Opera's Jason Mills, Jennifer Hope Wills and James Romick, Rent's Christopher J. Hanke, Kyle Post, Telly Leung, Marcus Paul James, Crystal Monee Hall, Nicolette Hart and Maia Nkenge Wilson as well as current stars of Avenue Q.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis at Bryant Park, located just behind the New York Public Library on Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. In the case of rain, check the radio's website for changes.

For more on "Broadway in Bryant Park," check 1067newyork.com.


Now available on DVD! At long last, the great film 52 Pick-Up is available from MGM. This is definitely a title all fans of John's work should make sure to have in his or her collection. Follow the link below for more information and to order a copy from Amazon.


June 25, 2007

We have a new interview with John online, thanks to TVGuide.com: John Glover: Smallville's Luthor Is a Winner as Drowsy's Loser"


June 12, 2007

On June 6, John took part in Stars in the Alley, the free concert celebrating Broadway in Shubert Alley. 2007 marked the 21st anniversary of the annual event. The morning concert featured performances and/or appearances from most every production currently playing on Broadway. [Source and more photos: Playbill News.]


June 11, 2007



Fundraising has begun for this year's Memory Walk! Visit John's Team Page to sign up and participate, or to donate to the team and team members. The Memory Walk is the Alzheimer's Association's signature event for awareness and fundraising to support research and improve the lives of millions of Americans affected by this disease. Join us in taking steps to end Alzheimer's Disease.


May 30, 2007

The Smallville Image Gallery has been updated with screencaptures from the 5th season episodes Splinter, Solitude, Lexmas, Fanatic, Reckoning, Vengeance, Tomb and Cyborg.


May 7, 2007

New on DVD: "The Chocolate War", the 1988 film starring John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison and Corey Gunnestad. This long-awaited DVD release features an interview and audio commentary track by director Keith Gordon, and is certainly one all fans should be eager to add to their collection.


April 19, 2007

New interview archived in the Articles section today: John Glover Q&A from Broadway.com.


April 11, 2007

Two more new articles to add today: From "Smallville" to Broadway from The National Enquirer and Glover in Chair from the Theater Development Fund.


April 10, 2007

We've added a new interview with John from Playbill Online, A Drowsy Chat with "Smallville" Star John Glover.


March 1, 2007

John Glover to Join Drowsy Chaperone April 17
From Playbill News:
Tony Award winner John Glover's first performance as the new Man in Chair in Broadway's hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone will be April 17, a spokesman confirmed.

Glover played twin brothers in Broadway's Love! Valour! Compassion! (and snagged a Tony for it), and is currently seen as the billionaire Lionel Luthor in TV's "Smallville."

After his shooting schedule, Glover replaces Bob Martin as the salty musical theatre geek known simply as Man in Chair in the Tony Award-winning love letter to musicals. Martin's exit date from the Marquis Theatre has not been announced, but he'll re-create his role in the West End production in May.

Martin won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, sharing the honor with co-librettist Don McKellar. Drowsy's Greg Morrison and Lisa Lambert won the Tony for Best Score.

Although nothing official has been announced, Sutton Foster, who also stars in Drowsy, is expected to exit this spring when her contract expires.

A North American tour of the musical will launch in fall 2007. No casting has been announced.

Glover returns to the New York stage, after receiving Drama Desk, Drama League and Lortel Award nominations for his critically acclaimed performance in Jon Robin Baitz's play The Paris Letter for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Glover won a 1995 Tony Award for the dual role of John and James Jeckyll in Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, and also re-created his roles in the film version.

Last season, Glover appeared in the world premiere of Terrence McNally's play Some Men at the Philadelphia Theatre Company and received a Barrymore Award nomination. He is a five-time Emmy Award nominee.

The London staging of The Drowsy Chaperone (which will also star Elaine Paige) begins previews on May 14 at the Novello Theatre.

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Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), The Drowsy Chaperone began Broadway previews April 3, 2006, and opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite cast album the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone," according to the producers. "From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage. We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the heavens. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre."

The show is produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Boyett Ostar, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.

Visit www.drowsychaperone.com.


February 15, 2007

John Glover will be Drowsy's New Man in Chair come April.
From Playbill Online:
Tony Award winner John Glover, who played twin brothers in Broadway's Love! Valour! Compassion!, will be the new Man in Chair in Broadway's award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre.

Known for his ability to play dark and menacing, including his voracious turn as the venal billionaire Lionel Luthor on TV's "Smallville," Glover will become salty, eccentric and slightly vulnerable in the Tony-winning musical comedy in April, when he takes over the narrator/guide role from Bob Martin.

The show's Tony-winning co-librettist Martin will leave the the Marquis Theatre and re-create his role in the West End production this spring.

Exact dates of Martin's exit and Glover's entrance in the five-time Tony-winning musical comedy will be announced shortly.

Although nothing official has been announced, Sutton Foster, who also stars in Drowsy, is expected to exit this spring when her contract expires.

A North American tour of the musical will launch in fall 2007.

Glover returns to the New York stage, after receiving Drama Desk, Drama League and Lortel Award nominations for his critically acclaimed performance in Jon Robin Baitz's play The Paris Letter for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Glover won a 1995 Tony Award for the dual role of John and James Jeckyll in Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, and also re-created his roles in the film version.

Last season, Glover appeared in the world premiere of Terrence McNally's play Some Men at the Philadelphia Theatre Company and received a Barrymore Award nomination. He is a five-time Emmy Award nominee.

The London staging of The Drowsy Chaperone (which will also star Elaine Paige) begins previews on May 14 at the Novello Theatre.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone began Broadway previews April 3, 2006, and opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite cast album -- the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone," according to the producers. "From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage. We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the heavens. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre."

The show is produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Boyett Ostar, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.

Visit www.drowsychaperone.com.


January 25, 2007

The Smallville Image Gallery has been updated with screencaps from the fourth season episodes Krypto, Sacred, and Lucy, and the fifth seasons episodes Arrival, Mortal, and Hidden.


January 15, 2007

The Smallville Image Gallery has been updated with screencaps from the fourth season episodes Unsafe, Onyx, Ageless, Forever, Commencement, and the deleted scene from Scare.



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