Fact: Landing a role in new one-night-only TV musical THE WIZ is a dream come true for funnyman David Alan Grier, because the Wizard of Oz spin-off was the first stageshow he saw on Broadway. The former In Loving Color regular has been cast as the Cowardly Lion in the new production after reaching out to director and friend Kenny Leon and asking to be a part of the show.
Fact: Three-time Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier has been cast to play the Cowardly Lion in the upcoming live TV musical THE WIZ. He joins Queen Latifah as the titular wizard and Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. The telecast will air in America in December (15), and bosses hope to transfer the show to Broadway for the 2016-17 season.
Fact: The Tony Award-winning revival of Porgy And Bess is set to close. The hit opera, which stars Audra McDonald and David Alan Grier, has become the longest-running Broadway production of the George Gershwin show, but the curtain will fall for the final time on 23 September (12).
Fact: American comedian David Alan Grier is heading for divorce - his wife of two years, CHRISTINE KIM, filed for legal separation in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday (08Jul09). The couple has a one-year-old daughter together, reports TMZ.com.
Fact: American actor/comedian David Alan Grier has been booted off U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars after failing to win viewers' votes with his Viennese waltz. The star was eliminated on Tuesday night's (07Apr09) programme.
Fact: U.S. comedian David Alan Grier is celebrating after becoming a dad. The 52-year-old Little Man star's wife Christine Y. Kim gave birth to baby girl at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday (11Jan08).