Would you be interested in Dear World revival?

Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
I know the book has its problems, but he score and lyrics are just so gorgeous and worth price of admission alone. Could it be done after some rewrites or there is no point in bothering?

I think someone like Glenn Close, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Leslie Caron could be great as Countess Aurelia. And of course Angela Lansbury is always welcome to reprise the role if shes interested.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Betty Buckley is doing it in London this spring.
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
You know what, I read about it, but then totally forgot (stupid me). Well, I hope the show is a success this time around.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Yes, please.
yr pal,
joey




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lupone76
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/11
Betty will probably do fine in London. I really think Ms. LuPone would be perfect for the role. Angela and Chita are way tooo old now. Liza is not capable of tackeling any role anymore. Just saw her perform in concert last April and at 65, she appears to be closer to 75.

Updated On: 11/8/12 at 09:18 AM
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
I think both Lansbury and Rivera could still do it. Isnt Aurelia supposed to be in her 70s?
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Only with a fascinating and unexpected Aurelia. Someone with madness who could also sing the &*() out of it and isn't your typical Broadway headliner at the moment. Like Ann-Margret, Karen Black, Marianne Faithfull or Bette Midler.



Updated On: 11/8/12 at 10:03 AM
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Maybe at Paper Mill or Encores it could be fun, but the Roundabout would probably screw it up, reduce it to 2 pianos and a cast of 8, and hire an 80 year old actress who can't sing anymore to play the lead. And who else but the Roundabout would produce a revival of such a huge flop?
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Would I be interested in a DEAR WORLD revival? You bet! I saw the original and despite its flaws, loved it immensely--mostly because of Angela's performance and Jerry Herman's score. I'm hoping that Betty Buckley scores well in the London version.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Hell Yea!!!!
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
"an 80 year old actress who can't sing anymore to play the lead".

Could you, please, specify?
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Well, there are a few, aren't there?
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
"A wonderful new version," says she. Hmmm... Obviously Lawrence and Lee aren't doing the rewrites.