Megan Hilty in Can-Can

Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:25am
Today's announcement that Hilty will be La Mome Pistache in a forthcoming reading of CAN-CAN, headed for Broadway next year, is great news for Megan fans - assuming it's planned for her to do the role on Broadway. Never Give Anything Away, C'est Magnifique, Allez-Vous En, I Love Paris ... a Hilty feast!
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:36am
But she'll be too busy filming the third season of SMAAAAASSSSHHHH!
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Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:40am
The fourth season actually!
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:44am
Oh my bad. I forgot the third season starts airing on Monturday, Jubruary 45th.
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:50am
Storm the barricades!
Can't they find a French Woman?
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 11:58am
I suppose if a shady Afri-can can, Megan can too.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 12:21pm
If in Lesbos, a pure Lesbian can,
I guess Hilty
can can-can too.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 12:30pm
I love those lyrics.

If Van Gogh and Matisse and CÚzanne can,
Baby, you can can-can too.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 12:50pm
Wait---Aaron Lazar too!
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 01:17pm
Apparently it's 80% rewritten. I wish they wouldn't do that to these classics. The rewrite of PAL JOEY a few seasons back was ridiculous.

Updated On: 5/7/13 at 01:17 PM
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 01:37pm
Yeah, cause Abe Burrows didn't know what he was doing????
bigbelterbaby
Featured Actor
joined:7/5/10
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 02:44pm
A revival of Can-Can sounds exciting. sort of like Pippin - one of those older musicals that hasn't been on Broadway in a long time that is really great/good. I like the movie version with Shirley Maclaine.

Would be awesome if Hilty could stay with this to Broadway but I would assume her schedule doesn't allow it ??
Hesione Hushabye thinks it tastes like ashes.
Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 02:46pm
"Yeah, cause Abe Burrows didn't know what he was doing????"

They must think he didn't.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 02:50pm
I just want to hear Hilty and Lazar sing this score.
John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 03:25pm
I have mixed feelings.
Hilty's most noted roles are ones where she's doing an imitation of someone else. In Wicked, she broadened the character already created by Chenoweth (and did it *very* well). In 9 to 5, she was *very* reminiscent of Dolly Parton. Of course, in SMASH, her Marilyn is much more interesting to watch than Ivy (but I blame the writers for that). Most recently she "riffed" on the Marilyn theme by doing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

I know they're revamping the book, but Can-Can's characters and story are very similar to Best Little Whorehouse... (Whorehouse... is basically a Texas version of Can-Can). Hilty will be taking the "madame" role, which kind of puts her back in "Parton" territory as far as career moves.

Is Hilty being too "safe" (maybe "predictable") with her choices?
...because Broadway Cares
Updated On: 5/7/13 at 03:25 PM
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 03:38pm
I think they try to re-write these books because today's directos lack vision and style to present a classic (or semi-classic) period piece. And they don't trust the audience either.
And we have no choreographers like Michael Kidd.
This role would be a stretch for The Hilt, McLaine made it her own in the very re-written movie. No one really remembers the Devine Magical one-named Lilo.
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 03:42pm
Having seen Patti LuPone's great performance in the role for Encore a few years ago, the thought of Megan Hilty doing it does not interest me one bit.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 03:50pm
What kind of schedule will prevent her from coming to b'way?
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Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 04:21pm
"This role would be a stretch for The Hilt, McLaine made it her own in the very re-written movie. "

Two good points. Maybe the rewrite for the stage will make it less of a stretch.
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 04:30pm
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can!!

Sorry I couldn't resist...

CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 04:35pm
They will probably raise the keys for her, which Cole would have hated.
"Like Merman, Lilo had never had a voice lesson and possesed a gutsy voice, which Cole peferred to a sweet-voiced soprano. She had remarkablly low notes in her range which suited very well her role as Pastiche"
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 04:37pm
I wouldn't say Megan has a sweet voice, she has a powerful voice.
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 04:51pm
Let's say SMASH in the rare chance does get a 3rd season she'd be be able to manage it I would think. Honestly, if done right this could be the next Pippin, an unexpected hit.
Ham3
Understudy
joined:2/10/13
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 05:34pm
""Like Merman, Lilo had never had a voice lesson and possesed a gutsy voice, which Cole peferred to a sweet-voiced soprano. She had remarkablly low notes in her range which suited very well her role as Pastiche"

Interesting. Source of quote?
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Megan Hilty in Can-Can
Posted: 5/7/13 at 06:17pm
Cole's Bio
by William McBrien

Great book!