FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?

Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 10:45am
Wasn't there a recent regional revival that had some strong buzz?
#sadandtransparent
Adair Haywind
Stand-by
joined:4/2/14
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 10:47am
I'd be very happy if this happened! Think Whoopi would return as Pseudolous?
Broadway Bob*
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/05
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 11:00am
I LOVE this show and loved the last revival with Nathan Lane. Saw it multiple times with Lane and 3 times with Whoopi who was also wonderful. Then there's David Alan Grier... ummm... yeah. Oy! Anyway, I have mixed feelings about another revival. My interest would depend on casting. I honestly can't think of anyone currently with a big enough name, but who would also be RIGHT for the vaudevillian type humor of this show to pull it off. I can think of several names that would make me sob with depression (and possibly even suicidal) at the thought of their casting.
2014 Show Schedule: 3/08 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Columbus, OH); 4/11 @ 8:00 pm ~ BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 2:00 pm ~ ROCKY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), 4/13 @ 2:00 pm ~ CASA VALENTINA (Broadway), 4/13 @ 7:00 pm ~ SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN (Off-Broadway); 4/14 @ 8:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Broadway); 6/06 @ 8:00 pm ~ PIPPIN (Broadway); 6/07 @ 2:00 pm ~ A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Broadway); 6/07 @ 8:00 pm ~ IF/THEN (Broadway); 6/08 @ 3:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; 6/08 @ 7:30 pm ~ HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Off-Broadway)...(MORE to come, I hope)
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 11:03am
I'm sure NPH will do it!
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 11:03am
Maybe Danny Burstein?
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 11:06am
I know Roundabout was doing workshops of the all-male Forum that premiered at Williamstown, with Christopher Fitzgerald. I wonder if this is the same?
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 12:01pm
James Corden?
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 12:05pm
How about Ellen DeGeneres if you want a woman again? She could be pretty good.

Aside from her, I'd love to see Danny as Pseudolus, James Corden could be inspired as well.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 12:17pm
Corden is a great suggestion.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 01:02pm
I would love to see a reverse Godspell Original Toronto Cast situation- a bunch of great comedians and stage actors, mostly sort of past their prime, thrown together in a show that allows them all to shine.
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 01:55pm
Corden is a great suggestion. This may be the only musical I'd pay to see Jack Black star in.
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 01:57pm
James Corden is maybe a little young.

Jim Dale would be a dream. Robin Williams could be fun!
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 02:01pm
^ Is this the Shady Pines version of FORUM?

AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 02:04pm
"How about Ellen DeGeneres if you want a woman again? She could be pretty good."

If there was a gender-blind production I would consider Ellen for Hysterium before I would think of her as Pseudolus.
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Broadway Bob*
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/05
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 02:40pm
Agree Ellen's quirkiness (which I love) is wrong for Pseudolus, but Hysterium... hysterical!!!

And Jack Black is one of the people I was referring to in my post when I said would make me suicidal!!!

Much as I LOVE Burstein (and think he would be amazing) I don't think he is a big enough name that a producer would consider him.
2014 Show Schedule: 3/08 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Columbus, OH); 4/11 @ 8:00 pm ~ BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 2:00 pm ~ ROCKY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), 4/13 @ 2:00 pm ~ CASA VALENTINA (Broadway), 4/13 @ 7:00 pm ~ SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN (Off-Broadway); 4/14 @ 8:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Broadway); 6/06 @ 8:00 pm ~ PIPPIN (Broadway); 6/07 @ 2:00 pm ~ A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Broadway); 6/07 @ 8:00 pm ~ IF/THEN (Broadway); 6/08 @ 3:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; 6/08 @ 7:30 pm ~ HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Off-Broadway)...(MORE to come, I hope)
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 04:21pm
Geoffrey Rush
Charley Kringas Inc
Stand-by
joined:8/12/11
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 04:26pm
All-woman cast.
Charley Kringas Inc
Stand-by
joined:8/12/11
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 04:26pm
Woodrow Wilson's extended family.
Charley Kringas Inc
Stand-by
joined:8/12/11
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 04:28pm
A hardboiled egg and nothing else.
The Josh
Leading Actor
joined:10/7/10
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 04:28pm
James Corden please!!!
Overkill
Broadway Star
joined:5/4/08
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 05:04pm
Forum is my very FAVORITE show. I'm so thrilled by this news. I think there's ton of potential in terms of casting.

James Corden, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Burstein, Christopher Fitzgerald (Although I see him more as a Hysterium) and yes, even Jack Black, would all be inspired.
Other actors I'd love to see tackle the role:
Martin Short
Mark Hammil
Mike Myers
Paul Reubens
John C. Riley
Rowan Atkinson
Josh Gad
Patton Oswalt
- just anyone but Richard Kind, Jason Alexander, Oliver Platt, or John Tracey Egan... Love them both, but we don't need a Nathan Lane copy...

Brooks Ashmanskas or Denis O'Hare as Hysterium
Jonathan Freeman as Marcus Lycus
Christopher Lloyd or Dick Van Dyke as Senex
Robert Morse as Erronius
And I'd love a too old/gawky Hero... Like Jim Parsons

Updated On: 4/25/14 at 05:04 PM
Acting4Food
Swing
joined:8/31/11
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 05:26pm
Honestly, I think it would be great if they could get Lane to come back as Senex this time. And just watch, they'll probably try and get Josh Gad for Pseudolus...
Used to be Carl Magnum. Now I'm acting for food.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 05:29pm
Billy Crystal would be fun....
Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 05:38pm
Nene Leakes
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway?
Posted: 4/25/14 at 05:39pm
While typecasting, Parsons would make a great Hysterium. I think making Hero, well, an awkward hero just doesn't work--we already have that archetype on stage. It'd throw the perfect balance of the show all off...

So... No Domina choices?

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