We know how most of the Ugly Betty cast have backgrounds in theatre, so it's no surprise our favorite Mode comic duo will return to their roots now that the show's been canceled. Sources say Michael Urie and Becki Newton, who play the very amusing Marc and Amanda are on their way to the stage once again.
According to Broadway World, the two actors will be performing a couple of concerts at Feinstein's at Lowe's Regency on February 21. Lance Horne serves as musical director for both; one starting at 8pm and the other following at 10:30pm.
Of course, both of them are thrilled at the idea, even though one of them won't show it. On a clip found in the Feinstein website, Becki Newton tries to convince Michael Urie to appear on a cabaret show with her. Unfortunately, she doesn't know he's already involved.
But whether or not they make it big in the theater industry (even though they're already quite well known), they may try looking into other TV pilots. The Ugly Betty cast will surely be available for roles now that ABC has axed the series. With that pool of talents, it's no surprise these guys would be in demand.
Perez Hilton talked to casting executive Marc Hirschfeld, who revealed that a number of actors are being talked to by broadcast executives. They're hoping to hire these guys for the upcoming season of pilots, which will kick off next month.
"The networks and casting directors in Hollywood are looking very closely at the casts that have or will become available on shows like Dollhouse, Ugly Betty, Nip/Tuck, Three Rivers and Lost and bubble shows like Scrubs and Better Off Ted to cherry-pick up," Hirschfeld said.
So Broadway or bust, it sounds like we'll still get to see Becki Newton and Michael Urie on screen. Seeing how funny these two can be on Ugly Betty, we're hoping they find more roles as soon as possible.