Remains of the Day: Dexter, Julian Schnabel, Anne Frank

Showtime’s Dexter will be shown on CBS starting on Feb. 17, CBS announced today. “CBS is re-purposing the series about a sympathetic serial killer as scripted episodes dry up due to the ongoing writers’ strike. In a press release, CBS called the move from a premium channel to broadcast television an ‘unprecedented’ one.”

Julian Schnabel, director of critical hit The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, is having an art opening tomorrow evening at the Sperone Westwater gallery. “Titled ‘Navigation Drawings,’ these works are painted in oil on found vintage nautical maps which are subsequently mounted onto stretched linen. Despite their intimate scale, these drawings suggest an expanding pictorial space. Rotating the map on its side or upside down, the artist releases its informational content to emphasize gesture and fluidity. Each stroke describes the speed and direction of its marking, and in this way, the drawings are as precise and as abstract as the maps onto which they are painted.”

Diary of Anne Frank will become a musical in Madrid.

Long-running L.A. comedy show Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words will return to New York for an extended run this spring. “The show, which features a rotating cast of performers reading excerpts from books written by celebs, will include appearances by Rialto talent including Andrea Martin (“Young Frankenstein”), Karen Ziemba (“Curtains”) and “Xanadu” thesps Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Cheyenne Jackson and Tony Roberts.”

Les Miz closed its curtains last night. ” Combined with the original production’s 6,680 performances, Les Miz on Broadway will have played more than 7,176 performances. The original production is the third longest-running show in Broadway history. It closed in 2003.”

Remains of the Day: Dexter, Julian Schnabel, Anne Frank