The key part of the exchange is that Michele said she feels ready to do the show now.
Ryan Murphy, on the other hand, was pretty dismissive the last time he was asked about it a couple years ago. "We had talked about it for sure. But then I feel like we did so many of those songs and so many of those scenes [on GLEE] that in a weird way, I feel like we did it in some way." He continued, "I don't know, never say never. We've talked about a lot of differen
All these things people are mentioning missing in this thread aren't things shows do for fun. They're done to generate press and stoke interest in order to sell tickets. This show doesn't need to sell tickets so they're not doing anything.
People are forgetting that this is the same exact strategy Rudin employed with THE BOOK OF MORMON. Everything was kept under lock and key to preserve the feeling of it being an "event" in the theater. That's what he'
A media outlet can't get access to the opening night party or the people in attendance at the show without the producer's permission. These things are coordinated through the press department. They don't just show up and get quotes from whoever is standing outside the theater.
I wouldn't believe anyone who says there's been an offer made to replace Bette already. There's no doubt that Scott Rudin will try and move heaven and earth to get her to extend before they start formally looking for her replacement.
Could there be names that have been bandied about internally by the production? Sure, and they're probably most of the women who are discussed here every time this comes up. But the process of looking into another actress to keep the sh
Yes, Latifah was Jerry Herman's first choice for a revival for years (he's said as much publicly.) She expressed hesitancy about eight shows a week, much like Bette did when she was approached in the past.
She's a series regular on a TV show for FOX so I'm not quite sure how available she is, but she would certainly be stellar in the role.