Apparently the play is eligible for 2016 Emmy consideration after all. I doubt Dame Angela will be a favorite for the win though, considering it’s a live production, so I have double feeling about it. At this point it would simply insulting not to award her after 19 unsuccessful nominations, but at the same time who want a pity ove
""Was there ever a more gracious, kind, self aware, decent person of such enormous talent as Lansbury?" In my half-century of experience, no, there was not."
I guess it's only fair that someone who has accomplished so much during her life and continuous to to so in her late 80's will be so gracious, down-to-earth, modern and kind in real life. Dame Angela is one of a kind and a National Treasure (in the
I thought she won a Tony for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002?
If there is life after death I can't image Ms. Stritch being too happy about it considering how long it took her to finally win that Tony. Well, if there is any consolation she got the biggest cheer from the crowd.
""Dame Angela Lansbury should play Henry's mother!" I think it's a step down for her. Mrs. Higgins has something like three scenes and no songs. Angela is still pulling down leading roles (Driving Miss Daisy, Blithe Spirit)."
I agree. The part is not significant enough for her. Plus I'm still hoping Dame Angela Lansbury will star in The Chalk Garden revival this fall.
It's a great production and thank God it was recorded for commercial use so we would have to stage productions with Dame Angela preserved for the generations to see. I wish they would've done the same with Blithe Spirit.
Although it's makes for a richer experience to watch it on the big screen, I wish PBS would've showed it first. It could've finally won Dame Angela her first Emmy Award. Considering that she's hasn't appeared on TV in more than 10 years I doubt she'll have an