04 Aug 2009
Wayne Brady, who made his Broadway debut as slick lawyer Billy Flynn in Kander and Ebb's Chicago, will host a new version of the celebrated game show "Let's Make a Deal," according to Entertainment Weekly.
The daytime version of the famed game show will debut Oct. 5 on CBS. "Let's Make a Deal" features contestants dressed in outlandish costumes, who make deals with the host (Brady).
"Let's Make a Deal" will replace the long-running daytime serial "Guiding Light" on the CBS daytime schedule.
Monty Hall hosted the original "Deal" series, which ran from 1963-1977.
Wayne Brady has also hosted "Don't Forget the Lyrics," "The Wayne Brady Show" and "Whose Line is it Anyway?" He has made guest appearances on television's "I'll Fly Away," "Home Court," "In the Heat of the Night," "Chappelle's Show" and "American Dreams," and his stage credits also include productions of A Chorus Line, Fences, I'm Not Rappaport, A Raisin in the Sun and Blade to the Heat.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.