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Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Will42 2012-11-08 05:01:44


I know the book has it’s problems, but he score and lyrics are just so gorgeous and worth price of admission alone. Could it be done after some rewrites or there is no point in bothering?

I think someone like Glenn Close, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Leslie Caron could be great as Countess Aurelia. And of course Angela Lansbury is always welcome to reprise the role if she’s interested.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Jon 2012-11-08 05:33:16


Betty Buckley is doing it in London this spring.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Will42 2012-11-08 05:39:49


You know what, I read about it, but then totally forgot (stupid me). Well, I hope the show is a success this time around.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by PalJoey 2012-11-08 07:36:32


Yes, please.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by lupone76 2012-11-08 09:18:46


Betty will probably do fine in London. I really think Ms. LuPone would be perfect for the role. Angela and Chita are way tooo old now. Liza is not capable of tackeling any role anymore. Just saw her perform in concert last April and at 65, she appears to be closer to 75.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Will42 2012-11-08 09:36:29


I think both Lansbury and Rivera could still do it. Isn’t Aurelia supposed to be in her 70’s?

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by henrikegerman 2012-11-08 10:03:50


Only with a fascinating and unexpected Aurelia. Someone with madness who could also sing the &*() out of it and isn't your typical Broadway headliner at the moment. Like Ann-Margret, Karen Black, Marianne Faithfull or Bette Midler.



Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by newintown 2012-11-08 10:39:23


Maybe at Paper Mill or Encores it could be fun, but the Roundabout would probably screw it up, reduce it to 2 pianos and a cast of 8, and hire an 80 year old actress who can't sing anymore to play the lead. And who else but the Roundabout would produce a revival of such a huge flop?

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Dollypop 2012-11-08 10:54:15


Would I be interested in a DEAR WORLD revival? You bet! I saw the original and despite its flaws, loved it immensely--mostly because of Angela's performance and Jerry Herman's score. I'm hoping that Betty Buckley scores well in the London version.

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-08 11:28:06


Hell Yea!!!!

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Will42 2012-11-08 12:32:24


"an 80 year old actress who can't sing anymore to play the lead".

Could you, please, specify?

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by newintown 2012-11-08 12:36:52


Well, there are a few, aren't there?

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Will42 2012-11-08 13:27:43


Betty Buckley talks about 'Dear World' Revival and more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/betty-buckley-ah-men-boys-of-broadway-njpac-performance_n_2085621.html

Would you be interested in Dear World revival?
Posted by Wilmingtom 2012-11-08 13:42:08


"A wonderful new version," says she. Hmmm... Obviously Lawrence and Lee aren't doing the rewrites.