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James Maslow, the “Big Time Rush” star set to appear on the big screen in the upcoming feature “Wild for the Night,” has signed on to play Dr. Watson in the latest stage version of “Sherlock Holmes.”
He’ll appear alongside David Arquette in the national touring production of the play, a steampunk interpretation that, it was recently announced, will also star Renee Olstead (“Still Standing,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”). When the actor initially set to play Watson, Michael Trevino (“The Vampire Diaries”), had to exit “Sherlock Holmes,” producers approached Maslow.
“I said ‘Hell, yeah!’” recalled Maslow. “I miss being on tour. Going out there on the road and seeing the country and meeting the fans, I miss that. And theater’s one of the hardest things you can do, so I’m excited to prove that I can do it.”
Maslow has toured previously as a member of the band Big Time Rush, most recently hitting the road in 2014. His screen credits also include the Sony Crackle series “Sequestered” as well as a lead role in Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews adaptation “Seeds of Yesterday.”
Written by Greg Kramer and directed by Andrew Shaver, the North American touring production of “Sherlock” launches at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in L.A. Oct. 15, with further stops to include Toronto, Chicago and Washington, D.C. There are no plans for a New York run as of now.
The production is currently in rehearsal, and Maslow said he’s still at work developing his take on Watson. “He started out being somewhat posh, but now we’re thinking of making him a little more South London,” he said.
Maslow is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein.
‘Til death – or ballroom dancing – do us part.
Alexa and Carlos PenaVega may have united in holy matrimony, but now the duo are facing off and making history as the first married couple ever to compete against each other on Dancing with the Stars.
“He literally rehearses right next door. So he’ll walk over to me and he’ll just give me a kiss,” Alexa – who is celebrating her 27th birthday today – told Entertainment Tonight of her husband on Thursday. “It’s just so encouraging. He is my teammate and my life partner, so I like that encouragement. I need it.”
The former Big Time Rush star (née Pena) and Spy Kids actress (née Vega) combined their given surnames after their January 2014 wedding at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
“We are so thrilled and blessed that we were able to have all of our close friends and family join us on our special day,” the couple – who will be writing weekly blogs for PEOPLE.com about their DWTS season 21 adventures – told PEOPLE at the time.
Before they became husband and wife, Alexa – who was a recurring guest star on Nashville last season – told PEOPLE the key to marriage is “compromise.”
But it also sounds like she’s not going to let her love for her husband, who will play Kenickie in Fox’s upcoming Grease: Live!, get in the way of her shot at the Mirror Ball trophy.
“There are compromises like where you want to eat, what color you want to paint the wall, but not who you are as a person,” she said of what she learned from her first marriage. “[But] never compromise yourself.”
Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, featuring newly engaged judge Julianne Hough, premieres Sept. 14 on ABC
Attention Nickelodeon fans! The Thundermans are about to experience a Big Time Rush! Carlos PenaVega is making his way to Nick’s favorite super family!
This morning, Variety reported that Carlos PenaVega will be heading to The Thundermans as Tech Rider. He’ll be playing the role of Phoebe’s (Kira Kosarin) mentor. We can’t wait to see what cool technological skills he’ll bring to the Thundermans team.
We’ll have more details on the upcoming episode, No Country for Old Mentors, which premieres this fall on Nickelodeon. We are so ready to see Carlos return, and we’re already counting down the days.
So excited to hear we’ll be seeing Carlos on TV so soon! Congrats to Carlos! Can’t wait to see it!
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Fox’s Grease: Live has found its leading man.
Graceland star Aaron Tveit will play Danny Zuko in the live production set to air Jan. 31, with Big Time Rush’s Carlos PenaVega set as Kenickie, Fox announced Thursday.
Tveit will take on the role famously played by John Travolta, while PenaVega will step into the tough-guy shoes made famous by Jeff Conaway.
Tveit will star opposite Julianne Hough as Sandy and joins a cast that also includes Vanessa Hudgens as bad girl Rizzo and Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino.
For his part, Tveit is an accomplished theater actor who starred in Catch Me If You Can and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Next to Normal. His TV credits include starring in USA Network’s Graceland as well as the feature-film adaptation of Les Miserables.
PanaVega stars on Big Time Rush and was a member of the band of the same name. His credits include Spare Parts, ER and Summerland. He studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory.
Grease: Live is exec produced by Marc Platt (Wicked). Thomas Kail will stage direct while Alex Rudzinski will helm for TV. Broadway writers Robert Cary (Anything but Love) and Jonathan Tolins (Buyer & Cellar) will pen the the live TV adaptation. Paramount Television produces.
The three-hour production will air live at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.
James Maslow has teamed up with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and designed this cool “Save The Music” T-Shirt! You can purchase the T-Shirt HERE and a portion of the proceeds will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation!
You can now pre-order Heffron Drive’s new acoustic album, Happy Mistakes (Unplugged) on iTunes! The album is set to come out April 28th and you can pre-order it HERE!
Happy Mistakes: Unplugged track listing:
Division of the Heart
Had to be Panama
Art of Moving On
Could You Be Home
That’s What Makes You Mine
Everything Has Changed