IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Busey will star opposite Catherine Russell, who is the Guinness World Records holder for the most performances by a theater actor in the same role. She has missed just four performances since the play opened in 1987.
In the past 29 years, some 108,000 bullets have been fired onstage and over 6,000 prop coffee cakes have been eaten. The show has employed 243 actors in its 12,000-show run.
Busey has also appeared in such films as “Under Siege,” “Lethal Weapon” and “The Firm.” His latest is “Confessions of a Womanizer.”
Elton John autobiography to be published in 2019
LONDON » Elton John is chronicling his “crazy life” in an autobiography to be published in 2019.
Publishers Pan Macmillan and Henry Holt said Thursday they have acquired worldwide rights for the musician’s as-yet-untitled memoir.
The 69-year-old John is working with music writer Alexis Petridis on the book. John said in a statement that he was finding the process of writing his memoirs “cathartic.”
He said that “as I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living . ... My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and it’s still lumbering on.”
In a five-decade career, John has won five Grammys and an Academy Award, and composed classic songs including “Rocket Man,” “I’m Still Standing” and “Tiny Dancer.”
Elton John performs during a show in Tel Aviv in May.