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If Shirley MacLaine were to return to Broadway...

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...what role would you like to see her in?
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At 80 (MacLaine's 78 and I'm assuming the project will take a year or two to get off the ground)?

The old woman in ZORBA.

And whatever parts Angela Lansbury has left laying around.

Updated On: 10/26/12 at 08:38 PM
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I'm still not over the fact she's not playing Violet in the August film.
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In this life or in her next reincarnation?
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I'd love to see her onstage again. Can't someone write a musical adapted for her talents - she deserves a career capstone.

Updated On: 10/27/12 at 09:44 PM
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I think she would have (or would?) make a wonderful Mme. Armfeldt.
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Not a musical but I'd love to see her in DOUBT.
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...they'd never believe it.
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That's my favorite Kathie Lee Gifford song!!!
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I think she would have (or would?) make a wonderful Mme. Armfeldt.

I agree. And it's not obvious casting, but I think she would do it very well.
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IIRC, most of her stage work was in musicals. I agree that Mme Armfeldt would be very interesting.

her carlotta would be plausible to me.
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"her carlotta would be plausible to me."

I thought you meant in Phantom!
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She'd have the EXACT SAME show she had last time, and the time before that. "I love you all..."!
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I think she'd be too old for Carlotta Campion at this point. Liza would seem more plausible, and even she's too old, probably.
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"Whatever parts Angela Lansbury has left laying around" is the phrase of the day.
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The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Visit. The plays. She could certainly do Dear World and the musical version of The Visit as well. But I have no interest in seeing them.
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She should have been given the revival of Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway.
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^ instead of vanessa?

re carlotta: yes, from follies. not phantom. although she might make a fabulous page boy.

ann miller was an older carlotta wasn't she? - not that it would make the age work, but precedent has been set correct?
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Put me down in the Mme. Armfeldt camp. I'd also be curious to see her do Berthe.
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"^ instead of vanessa?"

Yes, instead of Vanessa.

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"Whatever parts Angela Lansbury has left laying around" is the phrase of the day.

Thanks. I swear I didn't post it to be snotty. I was in the studio audience for a British TV show MacLaine did nine years ago and she was hysterical.

But I think we have to realistic: the number of roles appropriate for a woman of her age are few.
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"But I think we have to realistic: the number of roles appropriate for a woman of her age are few."

Oh I don't agree with that. I think all the British dames are finding roles: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, Helen Mirren, Geraldine McEwan, Joanna Lumley, Brenda Blethyn, Stephanie Cole, Pauline Collins, Julia McKenzie, Annette Crosbie, Penelope Wilton, Prunella Scales
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I love Lansbury as much as anyone, but I would have liked to have seen MacLaine in THE BEST MAN.

Imagine if someone could get MacLaine and Beatty in a show together? Sell out. Not that I can think of anything off the top of my head that would be a showcase for them.
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She should have been in the revival of "On A Clear Day..."

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