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If Shirley MacLaine were to return to Broadway...

ggersten
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She should have been in the revival of "On A Clear Day..."
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GavestonPS
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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.

I'll grant you Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and some others, but the U.S. tends to be more youth-oriented and less interested in "old ladies" on stage.

But half of the women you name (Julia McKenzie, Helen Mirren, etc.) are a good decade or so younger.

Rodgerdodger gives us the best choice, I think, in Berthe in PIPPIN. That would be PERFECT for MacLaine.
Rodgerdodger
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joined:8/17/12
Why, thank you, Galveston!

For a Beatty/MacLaine play, I propose an adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons.
Wilmingtom
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Madame Arcati.
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
Helga ten Dorp in Deathtrap
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
Violet Weston. Also, just about anything Rosemary Harris has played in the last several years.

Updated On: 10/28/12 at 03:06 PM
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MrMidwest
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