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Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Starship 2013-02-20 14:10:05


Hear ye, hear ye.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-02-20 14:10:27


Interesting cast choice.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by jacobsnchz14 2013-02-20 14:12:14


Dang! On the day I leave NY from my trip!

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by egghumor 2013-02-20 14:14:09


YIPPEE!!! Hopefully, she'll be fabulous! Wish I could see her.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-02-20 14:14:35


LOVE THIS

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by showchoirguy 2013-02-20 14:15:23


Oh my god....

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by muscle23ftl 2013-02-20 14:17:00


Is Annie on Broadway? *Yawn*

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-02-20 14:17:36


OMG! Your indifference is so amazing. Want a trophy?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by GlindatheGood22 2013-02-20 14:21:09


Will this affect Finneran's nomination chances?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-02-20 14:25:04


I guess with Finneran leaving there really be no cast recording.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by ACL2006 2013-02-20 14:28:52


and the stunt casting has begun. she'll probably sell out the Palace for most of her 8 week run. any idea when Finneran's actually last performance is since Lynch is set to start on a Thursday.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2013-02-20 14:33:26


I'm looking forward to this, I think she's perfect for the role.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by bjh2114 2013-02-20 14:39:09


I think she's perfect for the role.

Except for the part where she won't be able to hit half of the notes in Little Girls unless they lower the key.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Starship 2013-02-20 14:42:08


Honestly, I think I'll live if she can't really sing Hannigan. As long as she makes the role hers and brings the house down with her comedy, I'll be thrilled with this!

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by bjh2114 2013-02-20 14:45:11


I worry that she will be FINE and nothing more. Her casting in this is so predictable, so the only way I'm going to be impressed is if she surprises me vocally. But I don't see that happening.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Gothampc 2013-02-20 14:55:15


"Will this affect Finneran's nomination chances?"

I'm wondering if Lynch will perform "Little Girls" on the Tony Awards. I'm sure Ryan Murphy will move heaven and hell to get it to happen.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Bettyboy72 2013-02-20 14:58:43


Maybe they will autotune her.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by lightguy06222 2013-02-20 15:26:39


why so much negativity? shes incredibly talented. I, for one, cant wait.

she can hold her own:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb5WvTOZFQs

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Wee Thomas2 2013-02-20 15:36:32


Is this a normal interval to be replacing one of the stars? Seems shorter to me . . . ?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Wee Thomas2 2013-02-20 15:36:40


Is this a normal interval to be replacing one of the stars? Seems shorter to me . . . ?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2013-02-20 15:38:29


Finnernan is leaving to do a new TV show.

And Lynch sounds pretty damn good on that song. More than enough vocal prowess for Hannigan (even if they do have to lower Little Girls).

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Owen22 2013-02-20 15:50:05


Why the griping. She's actually a perfect choice.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Tom1071 2013-02-20 15:58:47


I was certain the majority here would be sh!++ing their pants in delight over this news. Interesting.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by ray-andallthatjazz86 2013-02-20 15:59:02


She won't reinvent the wheel but she'll be hilarious and wonderful. Perfect star casting.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by rorschach37 2013-02-20 16:08:27


I was certain the majority here would be sh!++ing their pants in delight over this news. Interesting.

I've had to change my pants twice already because of how excited I am for this.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Roscoe 2013-02-20 16:33:22


Is there reason to expect her to do anything but yet another retread of Sue Sylvester?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Wee Thomas2 2013-02-20 16:36:44


If that were the only role she's ever done, then yeah, that would be my expectation. But her background is a bit more robust than just Sue Sylvester.


Not that there's anything wrong with that portrayal. Best thing on Glee.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Mister Matt 2013-02-20 16:42:54


Is Annie on Broadway? *Yawn*

Yes, it is. Why are you so sleepy? Is it altitude sickness from being so far above it all?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Noel&Cole 2013-02-20 17:03:37


This is great casting! I wonder if it will cause ANNIE to rise to sell out status? I mean they have already been doing very solid business but I wonder if those 8 weeks with Ms. Lynch will have a big effect? I think they might!

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by mb87 2013-02-20 18:09:25


looks like a recording is in the process - the Annie store sent me this today

"There has been ongoing discussions regarding a new cast recording. We are unable to release any official information at this time, but we are optimistic that a recording will be made. Please check back for updates.

Best Regards,

Creative Goods"

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by lightguy06222 2013-02-20 18:10:34


@weethomas-

I completely agree... Glee is only the most recent of her work.

Lynch has had a fantastic career, and has managed to play all of her roles very differently, while maintaining the same essence she has developed and created.

So you know its Jane Lynch, but she is obviously diving into a character.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-20 18:32:32


I don't think it will be much of a departure from Sue, but that's what the audience is going to expect anyway, so you don't want to let them down, either.

I hope they give her a wig though. It'll be fun to see her with the smaller children considering she's so much taller.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by ComingUpRoses2 2013-02-20 18:53:58


I thought she'd be a terrific choice right from the get go. SO glad she'll have a chance to play this role. I'm sure she'll be hilarious.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by sally1112 2013-02-20 20:24:46


I guess all these people saying she can't sing, didn't see her version of Vogue on Glee.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-02-20 20:26:24


Funny that Carol Burnett played her mother and the show and now she is playing on of Carol's roles

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by goldenboy 2013-02-20 23:27:40


If the wonderfully talented Katie Finneran gets nominated for a Tony for her mis-cast mis-guided
substandard performance as Hannigan, I will personally eat Annie. Whole.
Anyone got a Vodka Stinger to knock Annie Down with? Trust me.. I won't need it.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Deena Jones 2013-02-20 23:33:58


I saw Annie tonight ... finally, after much hemming and hawing... I should have stayed home. Finneran was woefully misdirected... as was the entire show. I am too tired to go into detail but it was just- boring

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by goldenboy 2013-02-20 23:38:00


Wasn't it the worst revival.....ever??? Sorry you had to sit through it.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by yankeefan7 2013-02-21 11:19:56


Will be nice to see her in something different than her "Glee" character which has become so lame and over the top.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by karen24 2013-02-21 12:32:46


I've been hoping for a while now that she would get something else to do - I feel as thought Glee just doesn't know what to do with her character any more; they've reduced her to either doing the same old shtick or things that are just incomprehensible (turning up at Will's wedding in a copy of Emma's wedding dress?!)

I love her work in Christopher Guest's films, and she sang very well in "A Mighty Wind," so I don't see any problem with her tackling this role. I'd love to see her in it.

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by OperaBwayLover 2013-02-21 14:43:55


Gee, why doesn't Glee write THIS into the show? Sue Sylvester gets to Broadway before Rachel Berry does. :-p

All kidding aside, this is a good casting choice. I still kinda want to see her as Mama in "Chicago" sometime in the future, though...

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2013-02-21 14:45:18


Who wants to place bets they were waiting till they got a star Hannigan to make the recording, and that's the only reason we're hearing about it now?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by Gothampc 2013-02-21 16:03:37


"Wasn't it the worst revival.....ever??? Sorry you had to sit through it."

Worse than the Nell Carter version?

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by darreyl102 2013-02-21 18:55:12


Katie Dissapointed me when i saw her so i will be excited to see Jane!! I imagine that even if she has trouble singing, her acting will be brilliant!!

Jane Lynch to Replace Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan
Posted by goldenboy 2013-02-22 00:00:41


Sadly, I missed the Nell Carter Version but I can't imagine Carter being any worse than Finneran in the role.