Rumors

frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
"Rumors"
Posted: 9/12/13 at 05:33pm
That would be one hell of a cast if they can get all reading participants in the Broadway production.
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
"Rumors"
Posted: 9/12/13 at 05:51pm
I am salivating, LITERALLY, at the thought of this happening!

What theatre would it play in, though?

The Cort?
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IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
Rumors
Posted: 9/12/13 at 06:08pm
One of my favorite plays!! Benanti is a perfect fit for Cassie.

I wonder who the other three are playing. My picks would be White as Chris, Maxwell as Claire, and Martin as Cookie.

AHHH so excited.
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Rumors
Posted: 9/12/13 at 10:30pm
hope they find a good theater. maybe The Booth??
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Wee Thomas2
Featured Actor
joined:2/28/12
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 12:33pm
I would put this on in my basement with this cast if I could.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 12:38pm
Helen Mirren's play is coming this spring supposedly. No idea which theater it has. But, this could work in The Golden, The Booth, The Cort (if they can overcome that terrible location), The Longacre (if First Date is gone-don't know, not wishing it away, just saying it would work there). I wish Mamma Mia didn't have the Broadhurst locked up as it would have been neat to see it in the original theater. I wonder who has the Lyceum in the spring as that Joplin piece is a limited run I believe.
hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 02:45pm
RUMORS was the first acting "gig" I got in college. There's no way I'll miss this.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 02:47pm
Martin Short has to be Lenny. He has to be. He would be amazing with Lenny's monologue.
hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 02:50pm
I could see him as Ernie.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 02:52pm
He'd be a good Ernie, too. I just can imagine him hamming up the monologue, with everyone else on stage about to poop a brick.

Tony Shalhoub would be a fun addition
Updated On: 9/13/13 at 02:52 PM
BwayGeek2
Stand-by
joined:3/9/11
Rumors
Posted: 9/13/13 at 05:03pm
Always been a fan of Neil Simon. Would love to see this play come to Broadway, especially with that cast!
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Rumors
Posted: 9/14/13 at 12:13am
Julie White would make a great Chris (Christine Baranski stole the show in the original production with that character).
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Rumors
Posted: 9/14/13 at 02:15pm
YES, PLEASE.

"I'm raisin hell and I'm a felon in a four foot frame" --- Bring It On: The Musical.
"It's supposed to hurt. That's how you know it meant something" -- Peter and the Starcatcher.
Wee Thomas2
Featured Actor
joined:2/28/12
Rumors
Posted: 9/16/13 at 10:57am
there was supposed to be a meeting this past weekend to determine if this is a go or a no go. I hope it got a thumbs up -- hopefully I'll be hearing from someone involved with this, but more likely, if it's good news, there will be a public announcement soon.
drjjpdc
Swing
joined:10/3/13
Rumors
Posted: 10/3/13 at 08:39pm
Anybody hear any more about this show. I have been waiting years to see it again. I literally fell off my seat, I laughed so hard. I have seen other farces like Noises Off, and always thought Rumors was funnier.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Rumors
Posted: 10/3/13 at 08:50pm
Hoping for this to come to Broadway with this awesome cast from the reading!
drjjpdc
Swing
joined:10/3/13
Rumors
Posted: 10/3/13 at 09:23pm
I know he wouldn't do it, but can you imagine Robin Williams in the cast?

This is off topic but it is related to funny. I caught Bringing Up Baby on Turner the other day. The whole movie is a scream, but the last 1/2 hour Hepburn is just incredible with her comic timing!
Wee Thomas2
Featured Actor
joined:2/28/12
Rumors
Posted: 10/4/13 at 12:48pm
"Anybody hear any more about this show. I have been waiting years to see it again. I literally fell off my seat, I laughed so hard. I have seen other farces like Noises Off, and always thought Rumors was funnier."

Nothing. Maybe I'll see my friend next weekend, but it's rare I see him this time of year.
VernonGersch
Broadway Star
joined:8/9/10
Rumors
Posted: 10/4/13 at 04:27pm
Never saw the play and as a huge Neil Simon fan this sounds like an incredible production with this cast.

I know "Prisoners Of Second Avenue" that ran in the West End a few years ago had its eye on Broadway and now with "The Sunshine Boys" having just opened in LA with its eye on Broadway (Entertainment Weekly gave it a rave review as did The Hollywood Reporter) maybe this will help get this production produced?

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drjjpdc
Swing
joined:10/3/13
Rumors
Posted: 10/4/13 at 10:02pm
Actually I meant to see it last year in Albany, but I couldn't get away. Maybe someone on this site has some friends/contacts up there that did. I saw it at the Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ around 1992. The NYT guy did not like it, but I most certainly did not agree with him!

http://www.zvents.com/albany_ny/events/show/220376384-rumors


Updated On: 10/4/13 at 10:02 PM
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
Rumors
Posted: 10/5/13 at 12:00pm
My wife and I saw this on Broadway and loved it, first time we had every seen Christine Baranski and she was hysterically funny.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Rumors
Posted: 10/27/13 at 08:06pm
Bump.
Anyone know if this is still happening?
VernonGersch
Broadway Star
joined:8/9/10
Rumors
Posted: 12/27/13 at 06:37pm
Bump. I would imagine this isnt happening but seeing if anyone has heard anything?
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