RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly

Brick
Broadway Legend
joined:11/21/06
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 01:36am
Well, I didn't see that one coming...

I would have preferred the rumoured Patti revival helmed by Jack O'Brien.




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Updated On: 8/7/13 at 01:36 AM
bwayboy22
Stand-by
joined:5/9/12
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 01:54am
this is out of the blue, but i think it has the potential to be either great or a complete disaster. Either way it will do great at the box office
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 02:03am
The Nederlanders have rights for Dolly AND My Fair Lady? Damn they have got some good potential cash cows on their hands!
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 02:12am
You know, I can kind of see this....
#sadandtransparent
bwayboy22
Stand-by
joined:5/9/12
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 02:19am
Imagine if Hello Dolly AND Funny Girl were revived in the same year! It would be 1964 all over again! I wonder who would conquer the Tony's.
vf
Stand-by
joined:11/10/10
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 05:48am
That seems like a great idea. Good she's still doing Twentieth Century too.
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 06:12am
No. Just no...
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Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 06:17am
How about Christine Ebersol as Dolly?
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edyw32
Swing
joined:7/23/10
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 06:19am
I think she will be fabulous in the role but she's so little!! I hope the headress is lightweight as she may topple over on that staircase. Then again those gavotting waiters can toss her around the stage like a salad, that could be a spectacular number.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 06:19am
So......this makes 9 new musicals Cheno is working on? Or is it 10?
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 06:32am
I know! All I want to see is On the Twentieth Century!

Updated On: 8/7/13 at 06:32 AM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 07:00am
She's way more Minnie Fay than Dolly Levi.

She could be great, though, but she'll look like Shirley Temple coming down that staircase. Actually, I think Temple was taller.
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 07:02am
I'm not disappointed that they're doing Dolly. But I am bummed in a major way that Twentieth Century is not coming sooner.

....but the world goes 'round
alterego
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/03
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 08:10am
That would be a terrible, terrible mistake.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 08:16am
Well, she'll be better than Channing.
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D2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/06
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 08:20am
Which Channing, PJ? 64? 78? Or the upcoming 95?
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somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 08:35am
I'm confused as to when ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is ever going to actually happen. It's been delayed time and time again because of Chenoweth's various television commitments and then her unfortunate injury. Now, she's completely healed and available and yet, from what I've heard, even with Roundabout having a gap in their season, it's still not happening.

Casting her in DOLLY seems incredibly bizarre when there are so many other seemingly better qualified candidates to be had, but stranger things have worked, I guess.
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Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Libby1209
Understudy
joined:7/22/09
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:03am
I like Cheno, but as Dolly? Isn't she too young for this role?
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:05am
Carol Channing was 43 when she originated Dolly. Chenoweth is 45.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:12am
Cheno could be such a fun Dolly! I wanted Patti but I would love to see Cheno tackle it.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
bryan2
Broadway Star
joined:12/19/06
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:15am
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Please Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:48am
I think the Liberace autopsy film containers might make a good musical.
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 09:56am
When those containers are opened a rainbow colored combination of self-loathing and narcissism come flying out.

With glitter.

....but the world goes 'round
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 10:00am
I hope we get to see Matt Damon fvcking those containers.

Updated On: 8/7/13 at 10:00 AM
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 10:31am
No!! Please make it stop. Why would we want Tinkerbell to play Dolly?

Chenoweth, because of her voice, always comes across as a little girl. She is not right for the role.
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all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
RIEDEL: Chenoweth as Dolly
Posted: 8/7/13 at 10:32am
As long as she belts the role, she'll be amazing. I really don't wanna see an operatic Dolly.

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