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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron

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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 12:54pm
Updated On: 8/25/12 at 12:54 PM
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best12bars
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 12:57pm
And why not?

I'd like her to try King Lear, too! And perhaps Nanna in Peter Pan.

Oh! And Mrs. Potts.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 12:59pm
Well, she did do Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers in London... any reviews on her turn in that?
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:00pm
^By all accounts she was terrific, brought new life to the role.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:01pm
Well she can't bring new life to Evita, since she's dead.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:04pm
EDIT: She was nominated for an Olivier Award.

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Updated On: 8/25/12 at 01:04 PM
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:05pm
I wonder if her name is big enough to keep the show open after Ricky and Elena leave.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:06pm
She was nominated for an Olivier Award and lost to Samantha Spiro (HELLO, DOLLY).

I saw her in BLOOD BROTHERS. She was excellent, with a strong singing voice and good stage presence. But Mrs. Johnstone isn't Evita.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:08pm
Just came back to correct myself. If her singing on "I Don't Know How To Love Him" is anything to go by, she shouldn't be allowed near Andrew Lloyd Webber music.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:09pm
She was okay in Blood Brothers. Then she did this -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjvZMLNO2rM

No, just no.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:30pm
Why was her Mrs J so revolutionary? It's a role that's been played for 25 years, what did she do with it? It's like when Maria Friedman came in to play Roxie in London's Chicago and she was nominated for an Olivier (takeovers can be nominated over there)... Wonder why she was so brilliant
CATSNYrevival
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:36pm
I can't think of anything I'd rather see less than Sporty Spice as Eva Peron.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:43pm
In total agreement with CATSNYCrevival. This is a BAD BAD BAD casting idea. Almost as bad as putting Scarey into RENT. Oh wait....er.....awkward....
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:55pm
Being nominated for an Olivier generally means nothing if someone is 'a name'. It basically just comes down to, 'oh you're famous and in a show, here's your nomination.'
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:28pm
Well Elena Roger has set the bar pretty low at this point, so Mel C. could be mediocre and get raves.
....but the world goes 'round
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:30pm
^ So true, taz!
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:34pm
Re: BLOOD BROTHERS.

It's a favorite show of mine. A guilty pleasure I guess. I've seen it a dozen times, in London and on Broadway. I usually see it every time I go to London (although that will be coming to an end, considering it's closing). Melanie C is easily my favorite Mrs. Johnstone. She's not the best singer I've ever heard in the part, technique-wise, but she sounded terrific, and the level of commitment in her performance was fantastic. She deserved her Olivier nomination and the many rave reviews she received.

And yes, she did revitalize the show to a degree. People were really interested in BLOOD BROTHERS again. People wanted to see her in the show.

As I said, this doesn't mean I think she would be perfect as Evita. She'd sing the role a hell of a lot better than Roger, but that's not exactly a hard thing to do. If she were cast, though, I'd certainly be first in line to buy a ticket.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:40pm
I'd only be interested if she performs it atop a speeding taxi doing laps in a sports arena.
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Updated On: 8/25/12 at 02:40 PM
evic
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 03:08pm
She is deluded and should stick to lip synching at closing ceremonies. She isn't even good enough to be in the chorus.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 03:31pm
Can Emma Bunton play the mistress as well?
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Jordan Catalano
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 03:44pm
Was she allspice?
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tazber
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 04:09pm
Now she's Old Spice.
....but the world goes 'round
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 04:19pm
She's one of the few members (only member?) who can sing well live. I think she'd be... decent.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 06:23pm
Well, people in Hell want ice water.
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Jordan Catalano
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 06:32pm
Really? I thought they'd just want to get out of hell.
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Mel C Wants To Play Eva Peron
Posted: 8/25/12 at 08:48pm
Well she can't be worse than Patti LuPone!
2014 Theatre: Strangers on a Train 3.5 * From Here To Eternity 3.5* Stephen Ward ***** The Full Monty ***** Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour) *** Stephen Ward ***** Jersey Boys ***** Blithe Spirit ***** Wicked (UK Tour) *** Arcadia ** Dirty Rotten Scoundrels *** Urinetown ***** Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3.5* Other Desert Cities **** Birdland **** The Phantom of the Opera **** Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake ***** In The Heights ***** Miss Saigon **** Clarence Darrow ***** Great Britain **** The Crucible **** The Pajama Game **** Mamma Mia *** Anna Nicole **** Barnum (UK Tour) ***** Simon Callow: The Man Jesus *****

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