The Southwest Florida Reading Festival has announced 29 well-known and bestselling authors for its March event in downtown Fort Myers. This year’s line-up includes “Dexter” thriller novelist Jeff Lindsay, romance writer Susan Mallery, renowned poet Richard Blanco and more.
The authors will meet their fans and chat about their books at the 16th-annual event in Centennial Park and Harborside Event Center. The two-day fest features popular authors for adults, teens and children. Activities include author lectures and programs, kids activities, contests, book signings, a teen battle of the bands and a free book for every child and teenager.
Michael C. Hall plays his final performance in the title role in the Tony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre Jan. 18.
Hall began in the role of the “internationally ignored” East German transgender singer fronting a fictional rock-n-roll band in the landmark 1998 musical Oct. 16, 2014. He succeeded Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, who played his final performance Oct. 12. The production marked Hall’s first performance in a Broadway musical in more than a decade since he appeared in Cabaret as the Emcee. Hall will be succeeded by John Cameron Mitchell, the writer and original star of the Off-Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, beginning Jan. 21.
Michael C. Hall is set to join the cast of Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon”, Variety reports.
Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are also on board, with newcomer Oakes Fegley set as the title character. David Lowery will direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks.