If you’re a fan of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, you may want to sit down because there’s some bad news coming your way: Victor Garber is leaving the Vancouver-shot superhero series.
As Deadline reports, the Canadian actor known for such TV series as “Alias” and films including Ben Affleck’s “Argo” will be exiting “Legends” in order to return to Broadway, where he’ll be replacing David Hyde Pierce in the smash revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler.
According to Deadline, rumour has it that the actor’s exit “had been carefully planned ahead of time,” and he’ll remain a series regular on the current third season, although “there are no current plans for him to return for further episodes.” It’s not currently known how his character — Martin Stein, a.k.a. Firestorm — will be written out of the show.
Those who are only familiar with Garber from this many roles in TV and films may not be aware that his first love has always been the stage. A four-time Tony nominee, Garber burst on the scene in the famed 1972 Toronto production of “Godspell”, heading a cast that also included Paul Shaffer and Gilda Radner (who would go on to “Saturday Night Live”) and future “SCTV” stars Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Dave Thomas and Martin Short.
On Broadway, Garber has appeared in such productions as “Deathtrap”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Noises Off”, “Assassins”, “Damn Yankess” and many more.
Garber will make his “Hello, Dolly!” debut on Jan. 20, when he’ll be starring opposite Bernadette Peters, who’ll be stepping into the role being vacated by Midler.