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Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-29 23:01:49


She's on Watch What Happens Live now and told Andy she's in "some talks" to come back in "something". Sounded like she mentioned something but I can't make it out.

Thoughts?

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by ACL2006 2013-01-29 23:03:33


could she be bringing back her one woman show??

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-29 23:04:24


Was it a show of stand up or how did it work?

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by Tag 2013-01-29 23:28:37


She is developing a show about Moms Mabley I believe.

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by AC126748 2013-01-29 23:50:50


Didn't she state she wanted to play Lena Younger opposite Denzel's Walter? Despite the fact that she's younger than Denzel and both would be horribly miscast?

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-29 23:53:25


She said it was Moms Mabley.

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by DAME 2013-01-29 23:55:22


What he said.

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by everythingtaboo 2013-01-30 05:27:04


She's been yammering on about this Moms Mabley coming "next year" for three years now.

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Posted by dramamama611 2013-01-30 06:20:02


As to her one woman show -- from the 80's (I think?) -- It was a series of wonderful monologues. All so different, so unique.

Trying to remember what they were:
a young black girl, that desperately wanted long blonde hair
a junkie that somehow travels the world and ends up at Anne Frank's hiding spot
a woman with severe cerebral palsy that dreams of being free from her twisted body

that's all I can remember. I can remember be in awe of that show -- hbo aired it, I didn't see it live. Of course, I was pretty young at the time, maybe I wouldn't feel the same way now.

I've often wondered if it was available anywhere.

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2013-01-30 09:25:12


Well.. *cough cough*

Whoopi Back To Broadway?
Posted by everythingtaboo 2013-01-30 09:59:26


I'd rather her come back to Broadway doing her 1985 show, but don't forget she already brought it back in 2005 for the 20th Anniversary engagement.

I think the only way her Moms Mabley project will get off the ground is if she puts her own money into it. For the longest time she was saying it was going to Broadway, then for a while she said it would start off-Broadway, then it was back on Broadway....

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Posted by dramamama611 2013-01-30 10:38:21


Thank you, G!

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Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2013-01-31 10:33:20


I'd rather her come back to Broadway doing her 1985 show, but don't forget she already brought it back in 2005 for the 20th Anniversary engagement.

I must add that, while I preferred her longer, more refined rendition of the "crippled" character, and I liked Lurleen as a character, I really thought the 1985 version was much better. Stronger material. While I agree with her political beliefs, I didn't care for the way she used Fontaine to spout them; though she established him as more than just a junkie in '85, the anti-Bush stuff kind of didn't sound like him.

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Posted by Auggie27 2013-01-31 14:51:37


Agree entirely. While I agree with Whoopie's politics 150%, I found her bald insertion of them into Fontaine's mouth rather inelegant artistically. The '85 show was peerless. The revival, while full of folks nice to revisit, not as successful. And not as complete. (Did she do "The Old Raisin," a favorite, in the revival? Not the night I was there.)

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Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2013-01-31 17:02:19


I kind of missed "The Old Raisin" myself, especially 'cause some current cultural relevance there, in the era of "gold digging" as an honest profession, would've worked, or at least it would've worked better than it did with Fontaine.