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Who Do You want to see in Chicago (Who hasn't done it yet)?

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jonartdesigns
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I was thinking the other day, even after 14 years there are actors who are great for roles in the show who have never done it. I would love to see;

Velma: Leslie Kritzer
Roxie: Sutton Foster
Billy Flynn: Marc Kudisch
Amos: Walter Bobbie
Mama: Orfeh
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I'm still holding out hope that Mya opts to try and do the show again(as Velma).
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Pippin, I LOLed.

I think Leslie Kritzer would actually be a better Roxie, especially considering she's not a dancer (I don't think?). Velma is the more dance-heavy role. Many Roxies have been able to get away with being a really good mover.
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I figure after Legally Blonde (Positive specifically) Kritzer could be considered a dancer
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I don't really see how "Positive" = Fosse styled dancing.
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I think it would be cool to have the cast from the movie do it together.
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Maureen McCormick as Roxie. Eve Plumb as Velma. Barry (non-Equity) Williams as Billy.

And Flo Henderson as Mama Morton, of course.
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best, if I'm not mistaken I believe that Barry patched things up with Equity.

Based on some of the former movie casting ideas (with about 20 years worth of actresses to choose from) I would love to see Charlize Theron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Toni Collette, or Goldie Hawn (but get a time machine and get Goldie from about 10-15 years ago).
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Sara Ramirez as Mama(cita) Morton
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How about D list celebrities accept that they aren't famous and the show can close!
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I'm surprised the Tori Spelling rumors never came true. It seemed like it would make for a good "season" of her reality show. Following her struggles in rehearsals into opening night while moving her family cross country.

Also, when Kelly Osbourn did "Dancing with the Stars" she talked A LOT about how she auditioned for Roxie but didn't get it because she couldnt dance and now she can and is dying to play Roxie on Broadway.

I don't understand why Mya hasn't "come back" to play Velma. I know she injured herself, but she seemed fine on "Dancing with the Stars." Unless she faked the injury for PR reasons like Jenna Elfman in "Nine."
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For Billy Flynn: Joe Mantegna, who has already done one Broadway musical.
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I'd love to see both John Owen-Jones and Philip Quast as Billy Flynn.
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Joey McIntyre as Billy.
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I love me some Leslie Kritzer but girlfriend is not a dancer, she is more of a "mover". I actually took her master class a few weeks ago and she used Chicago as an example of a show she'd never be cast in because of her dancing abilities, or lack thereof.

I'd love to see Chryssie Whitehead as Roxie, though she'd be a very, very tall Roxie.
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^ WHAT!!! She teaches master classes? I need info!
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If it wasn't just the injury and the role of Velma really was too much for Mya, I wish she'd at least give playing Roxie a shot. Her vocals sounded on point in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWqE809uxmI
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I want you all to see me as Amos.
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