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News & updates: 2008

December 11, 2008
Upcoming television appearances
According to Entertainment Weekly Online, John is scheduled to appear in future episodes of NBC's series Heroes and ABC's Brothers & Sisters. From the EW article on Heroes, John will be appearing as Sylar's father. For Brothers & Sisters, John will appear in a minimum of three episodes as a love interest for Ron Rifkin's character Saul.

We'll have more information on both upcoming series appearances as we receive it!

John wins Ovation Award!
The 2008 Ovation Awards, presented by the L.A. Stage Alliance, "celebrate the 168 theatre companies, 390 registered productions, and over 2,000 individual artists who participated in the Sept. 1, 2007 to Aug. 31, 2008, season." The awards recognize "large" theatres, "intimate" theatres and touring shows in the Los Angeles area. Announced on November 17, John won the Award for Lead Actor in a Play for his appearance in Secrets of the Trade at the Black Dahlia Theatre.

You can watch footage of John accepting his award below and more footage from the awards ceremony on the L.A. Stage Alliance YouTube Channel.

November 4, 2008
On August 1, 2008, American Theatre Wing hosted an audio interview with John for XM Satellite Radio's Channel 28, "On Broadway". You can now listen to this nearly hour-long interview in our archives as he talks about The Marriage of Bette and Boo and much more.

October 19, 2008
We've added a recent interview from DelMarVaNow: Glover returns to honor father about the 2008 Memory Walk.

It's not too late to add your support to Team Glover! Help support the Alzheimer's Association of Maryland, on the move to end Alzheimer's Disease.

September 7, 2008
We have added a page for The Marriage of Bette and Boo including photos, credits, and reviews of the play.

August 2, 2008
We have added several reviews to the archive from John's performance in Secrets of the Trade.

August 1, 2008
John returns to Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Fans can catch John's return to Law & Order: Criminal Intent on Sunday, August 24 in a brand new episode airing on USA Network (9pm EST). In the episode, John will reprise the character Declan Gage, who earlier appeared in the series as Goren's mentor. We've received some photos from John "in character" and are pleased to be able to share them with you here!

June 24, 2008
PHOTO CALL: Durang's Marriage of Bette and Boo, with Clark and Glover
By Matthew Blank, Playbill online, published June 18, 2008.

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Off-Broadway production of Christopher Durang's comedy The Marriage of Bette and Boo began performances June 12 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

The Durang favorite is described as "a dark comedy that takes a look at the complex marriage of Bette and Boo. Three decades of marriage, divorce, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns and death — all blended in a unique mix of irony, humor and farce — are played out in 33 quick scenes."

Christopher Evan Welch (Festen, The Crucible with Laura Linney) and Kate Jennings Grant (Radiant Baby, Proof) are the central couple with Tony Award winners John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!) and Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) starring, respectively, as their in-laws, Karl Hudlocke and Margaret Brennan.

The cast also features Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), Julie Hagerty (Soot Hudlocke), Adam Lefevre (Paul Brennan), Zoe Lister-Jones (Joan Brennan) and Charles Socarides (Matt).

The production is helmed by Walter Bobbie, whose last directorial credit with Roundabout was the 2003 Broadway production of Twentieth Century.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300.

A few photos from the production:

We also have some great photos contributed by self-confessed Smallville "fanatic" Ray Doynics, who got some pictures with John after the June 21 performance. Thanks to Ray for contributing them to the site!

April 10, 2008
Welch, Clark, Glover, Hagerty, Grant, Beaver Among Friends and Relations in Bette and Boo
By Kenneth Jones, Playbill online.

The new Roundabout Theatre Company production of Christopher Durang's darkly comic The Marriage of Bette and Boo, beginning June 13 at the Laura Pels Theatre, will feature Tony Award winners John Glover and Victoria Clark among the "dearly beloved."

Director Walter Bobbie's cast features Clark (as mother of the bride Margaret Brennan), Glover (as father of the groom Karl Hudlocke), Tony nominee Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), "Airplane!" star Julie Hagerty (as mother of the groom Soot Hudlocke), Kate Jennings Grant (Bette Brennan), Adam Lefevre (Paul Brennan), Charles Socarides (Matt) and Christopher Evan Welch (Boo Hudlocke).

In the absurdist-kissed comedy, Matt tells the tale of his parents' relationship -- and their circle of dysfunctional relations.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo will open Off-Broadway July 10 in the Pels, within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center (111 West 46 Street). The limited engagement will play to Sept. 7.

The design team includes David Korins (sets), Susan Hilferty (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and Nevin Steinberg (sound).

According to Roundabout, "The Marriage of Bette and Boo is a dark comedy that takes a look at the complex marriage of Bette and Boo. Three decades of marriage, divorce, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns and death -- all blended in a unique mix of irony, humor and farce -- are played out in 33 quick scenes."

Bobbie returns to Roundabout after directing the 2003 Broadway production of Twentieth Century, starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche (Terry Beaver also starred). John Glover, who won a Tony Award for Love! Valour! Compassion!, returns to Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after the 2004 production of The Paris Letter. Clark won her Tony playing another mother named Margaret -- in the musical The Light in the Piazza and appeared in Roundabout's hit Cabaret.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo premiered Off-Broadway in May 1985 and won a number of Obie Awards including one for Durang for playwriting. The play also won the Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.or or at the Laura Pels Theatre. Tickets range from $63.75-73.75.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

March 28, 2008
We've added a new page--including photos and two reviews--devoted to "Secrets Of The Trade", which John is currently appearing in through April 20, 2008 at the Black Dahlia Theater.

We've also received news that John will be appearing this summer at the Roundabout Theatre in New York, in "The Marriage of Bette and Boo". Tickets are on sale now for this production of Christopher Durang's classic play, which will run June 13 - September 7, 2008. More news as we have it!

February 5, 2008
Tony Winner Glover to Star in Tolins' Secrets of the Trade in L.A.
News from Playbill Online, by Ernio Hernandez
Tony Award winner John Glover will head the cast of the upcoming world premiere of Jonathan Tolins' Secrets of the Trade, which will play Los Angeles' Black Dahlia Theatre. Amy Aquino and Bill Brochtrup will co-star.

Dahlia artistic director Matt Shakman (Orson's Shadow, Nocturne) will stage the work, which kicks off the 2008 season for the California company March 12. The show will officially open March 15 for a run through April 20.

From the pen of The Last Sunday in June comes the "story of Andy Lipman, a smart, ambitious kid from Long Island who dreams of a career on Broadway and hopes his idol, Martin Kerner, can give it to him," according to show notes. Secrets of the Trade is billed as "a hilarious and heartbreaking look at the complications of mentorship and the painful mysteries of a life in the theatre."

Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, "Smallville") stars in a cast that will also feature Amy Aquino ("ER," "White Oleander"), Bill Brochtrup ("NYPD Blue," Theater District), Mark L. Taylor and Edward Tournier.

The design team includes Craig Siebels (set), Mike Durst (lights), Joel Spence (sound) and E.B. Brooks (costumes).

Playwright Tolins has also penned The Twilight of the Golds, The Last Sunday in June and If Memory Serves for the stage. He also co-wrote (and co-produced) the recent film "Martian Child."

Tickets to Secrets of the Trade at The Black Dahlia Theatre, 5453 West Pico Boulevard (at Hauser, between Fairfax and La Brea) in Los Angeles, are on sale now by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at thedahlia.com.

January 24, 2008
"The Paris Letter" in Los Angeles
News from Playbill Online, by Ernio Hernandez
Ron Rifkin, John Glover, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor and Patricia Wettig will star in Jon Robin Baitz's The Paris Letter for Los Angeles Theatre Works. Part of the company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theatre series, performances play Feb. 20-24 at the Skirball Cultural Center and are recorded for future broadcast.

Peter Levin directs the company, which features world-premiere cast members Rifkin ("Alias"), Harris and Radnor (both of "How I Met Your Mother") and Wettig ("thirtysomething") -- from the 2004 run at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theater. Glover ("Smallville"), who appeared in the Off-Broadway run (at The Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre) of the Baitz work with Rifkin, also returns.

Baitz, known to television audiences for his show "Brothers & Sisters," penned The Paris Letter, which centers on "Wall Street powerhouse Sandy Sonenberg [who] finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past. After burying his true sexual identity, a lethal affair with a young male associate forces Sonenberg to confront a lifetime of unrequited love and betrayal."

LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series can be heard in cities across the country, including Boston, Seattle, Albuquerque as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in book stores, libraries, through their catalog or digitally on audible.com, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes.

For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.

January 11, 2008
Happy 8th anniversay to us!
The Smallville Links page has been updated and will continue to be updated further in coming days as we work to provide a solid database of active Smallville-related fan and official sites on the web.

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