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Luke Macfarlane news: (Kevin will go ballistic!) 
25th-Apr-2012 11:01 pm
In news that put a smile on my face:

Patrick Breen Will Be Ned Weeks in Normal Heart Tour; Luke MacFarlane, Christopher J. Hanke Also Cast

"..... Brothers and Sisters" star Luke Macfarlane, who played Craig Donner/Grady on Broadway, will be Felix Turner, and How to Succeed's Christopher J. Hanke will play the role of Tommy Boatwright. Additional casting will be announced at a later time...."

Source: www.playbill.com

Luke Macfarlane & Christopher J Hanke together in a play?... Soooooo, Scotty Wandell and Marcus meet again... Mhmmm, wonder what Kevin would say? :) Wonder if Matthew will attend one of those performances as well...

I am however happy to hear that Luke will be back with "The Normal Heart". Even though now it seems he'll be playing another part.

ETA: Another source: baltimore.cbslocal.com
25th-Apr-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Lol u make me laugh!!! i know when i saw that i was like Kevin will not be Happy with this :).. Am relived that Luke and Hankey are not a Couple in Normal Heart, that would have been ODD !!!!U know what is weird Luke will be playing Patric's Lover, Come on now he is what 60 *See Scotty really like Older men*
Look at Afterelton :) even they pointed out the kevin/Scotty/Marcus thingy..
•Woo-Hoo! Patrick Breen, Luke Macfarlane, and Christopher Hanke will lead the national tour of The Normal Heart. Wait a minute! WAIT JUST A KEVIN/SCOTTY MOMENT! Christopher Hanke? Didn't he play the slutty waiter who tried to come between our favorite TV couple? Interloper!

Edited at 2012-04-25 09:56 pm (UTC)
25th-Apr-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks about the update from AE. Not that 'Snicks' ever cared much about Kevin anyway, but I liked the joke... Sure was a slutty waiter... :)

Would be fun if Matthew showed up and we could get a picture of the 3 guys together. :) (mhmm, now I have to stop thinking 'threesome'.)
27th-Apr-2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Threesome No way happening Doll, if Luke end up havibg a fling with Chirs he will be my Enemy!!!!!!! Do you know my OCD when ever i see Luke/Matthew kiising anyone else i CRINGE!!!!! i know am SAD thy r not K/S and nor Real Buttttttt i feel thy r cheating !!!

PS : Soz me and Laira spaming you again :(
27th-Apr-2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Felix Hunter is also younger than Ned in the book. I always tought that the description of Felix in the book is perfect for casting Luke for this role: mid 30's and very attractive. It's the same role that will have Matt Bomer on the film version, before I knew it, I was hoping that Luke will get the Felix role on the film too.
27th-Apr-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
:) i know but not half the age!!!! Patrick was the oldest cast member in Normal Heart at 61 and Luke the youngest :) lol ...they will be Great anyway...
Got my 25th year Anniversary Edition of Normal Heart this morning, and finished reading !! so very Emotional and Hard Hitting !!! Felix will Die in the END :( i cant see myself watching Luke Die Darling never :(!!!!
i knew that Matt got the Role in the Movie, i think even Lee's and Patric's Role's not yet casted and Amazing...Never say Never :)

Edited at 2012-04-27 10:51 pm (UTC)
27th-Apr-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I know! As you (may) know the role that Luke played on the NY performance also dies at the begining! I think I would have had a very hard time watching it too! lol! I really hope to be able to see this tournament. For my work, it's impossible for me to travel this June and July but I hope it will be on another theater on September.

It would be amazing if he will get a role on the film version! Let's dream a little! :)
27th-Apr-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh! Patrick is 61 years old? Didn't know it! but yes they will be Great anyway :D
27th-Apr-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
opps hez in early 50's - yea check it out...

26th-Apr-2012 06:02 am (UTC)
I'm just ridiculously happy that "The Normal Heart" is getting out there, eventually going on tour, and being made into a movie. It's the most moving, impactful piece of literature I've ever been exposed to. The two week period after I read it was a time of such intense emotion. I was carrying around all these feelings from reading the play; it made it hard to function in the normal world.
The play was a real game-changer for me. It was both part of a larger experience of learning about the AIDS crisis, and it's own unique emotional experience. Now, a little over a year after I read it, I am now intending to write my thesis on an AIDS-related topic.
For people of my generation (I'm in my mid-twenties) AIDS is part of the almost distant past, even if the epidemic is only thirty years old. The stories like the ones told in "The Normal Heart" are so important because so many young people are unfamiliar with them.
I seriously hope the show comes to my city, and it has nothing to do with who is in it. I'd go see this show if it was being performed by the three blind mice! It's that important of a show.
26th-Apr-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Ah! The generation-gap! (Not laughing.)

I have to admit that watching and reading about The Normal Heart brought back my intense frustrations of those times. I was a teenager when the AIDS-crisis really broke out and I remember reading a lot about the disease and being quite worried about it.

It sure put a stamp on my own sexual curiosity. I was terrified of getting the disease, while at the same time I was frustrated with the labels of 'gay disease' and 'God's punishment for gays' (to name but the politest ones), because, by reading so much about it, I had become aware it could happen to anyone who had unprotected sex.

I've never had issues with homosexuality, couldn't understand why the concept of two men loving each other (or just having sex with each other) was such a trauma to so many and I sure as hell didn't believe that they 'deserved' to be punished by God with that awful disease.

But I remember people joking about it, thinking it funny that men died under such awful conditions and I remember also that many just dídn't care, still foolishly believing that, as they were straight, it couldn't happen to them. It was so sad to hear people talk with so much disdain/fun/carelessness about people dying. People who had never hurt them. :(

So, I remember my frustration with the ignorance and the powerless feeling I had to make any changes.

Still, I would like to see it and I hope it will come out as movie as well, with or without Luke Macfarlane (preferably with).
27th-Apr-2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
ITA. This book impressed me too, I even have two editions of the book and I'd go see this show in my city no matter who perform it. But with Luke in the Felix role I'd even travel 5.000 miles to see it :)
27th-Apr-2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
"Kevin will go ballistic!"
LOL, You had me laughing here :D I can't stop imagine Kevin going ballistic now!

Very happy for Luke, he is casted in the lead role and the one for with Benjamin Hickey get the Tony award. It will give him a lot of exposure, I hope he will have good reviews, this would help him to impulse his career, at least in the theatre.
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