Entertainment Briefs for November 5, 2010
Kiefer Sutherland heads to Broadway
NEW YORK - Jack Bauer and Mr. Big are headed to Broadway.
Producers announced that Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth will join Jason Patric, Brian Cox and Jim Gaffigan in a revival of Jason Miller's play "That Championship Season."
It's about four former jocks who gather for a reunion with their high school basketball coach 20 years after winning the state championship.
Sutherland is best known for his roles on Fox's "24" and the film "A Few Good Men." Noth's credits include "The Good Wife" and the "Sex and the City" series and movies.
Patric appeared in "Narc" and "The Lost Boys." Gaffigan, a comedian, was on the show "My Boys," and Cox was last on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n Roll."
Preview and opening night dates were not immediately available.
Kevin Spacey honored in UK
LONDON - Kevin Spacey has received a royal honor from Prince Charles for his role in reviving London's Old Vic Theatre.
The Academy Award-winning actor was named an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for services to drama.
Spacey said he was "hugely delighted" to receive the medal in a ceremony Wednesday at Charles' London residence, Clarence House.
Spacey has led the Old Vic since 2003, and has been praised for restoring the fortunes of the 200-year-old venue.
He also has won acting Oscars for "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty."
After the ceremony, Spacey stressed his belief "that arts and culture are a hugely important part of our lives."
MJ 'tour' with Cirque announced
NEW YORK - The King of Pop's death isn't stopping what's being billed as the Michael Jackson tour.
Cirque Du Soleil and the Jackson estate announced "Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour" on Wednesday. It's being billed as a combination of his music, thrilling choreography and visual effects.
The tour will kick off in Montreal in October 2011 and hit cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
A select number of tickets are being sold to fan clubs of Michael Jackson and Cirque Du Soleil starting Wednesday. The rest go on sale Saturday.