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re: Greatest Female Character

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Katurian2
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joined:9/18/05
Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:32pm
Who do you believe is the greatest female character ever written for a Broadway stage?
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
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Overthemoon6
Broadway Legend
joined:12/28/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:34pm
Fanny Brice.
And then, do you know Monseiur Marius, I believe I was a little in love with you.
♥♥♥
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broadwaygiant19122
Broadway Star
joined:10/26/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:34pm
Mamma Rose.
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Katurian2
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joined:9/18/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:38pm
Mamma Rose has my vote
"Are you sorry for civilization? I am sorry for it too." ~Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck
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NYC4Life
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:42pm
Fanny Brice
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jasonf
Broadway Legend
joined:12/26/03
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:42pm
Mamma Rose was the first that popped into my head...followed very closely by Mrs. Lovett after I wrote that phrase.

Hi, Shirley Temple Pudding.
Yankeefan007
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:46pm
Edna Turnblad
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wishinguweresomehow
Featured Actor
joined:7/15/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:48pm
I think top three:

Fanny Brice
Mrs. Lovett
Christine(just because Im a phantom-aholic)

~Meg~
"Not everyone can come and go by bubble"
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BwayBaby18
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joined:2/19/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:48pm
Momma Rose
Fanny Brice


and just to be a dick, Elphaba
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LaVieHilary
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:48pm
I was going to say Mama Rose before I saw other people's so now I feel all unoriginal saying it, but yes Mama Rose I believe is the greatest character to play

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Light in the Piazza with Megan and Emi
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Overthemoon6
Broadway Legend
joined:12/28/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:51pm
Yes, I'll be unoriginal, too, and say that Mama Rose is a great role.
And then, do you know Monseiur Marius, I believe I was a little in love with you.
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Roninjoey
Broadway Legend
joined:9/27/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:57pm
Elphaba, duh, with Maureen from RENT in close second. Basically any role Idina Menzel played.
yr ronin,
joey
TheaterAddict7652
Broadway Star
joined:2/7/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 09:57pm
I wouldn't say that there is one character who is THE greatest, but there definatly are a few that are great:

Mama Rose
Mrs. Lovett
Margaret Johnson
Fanny Brice
Charity
Roxie Hart
Velma Kelly
Anita
Lola
Effie Melody White
Elphaba (no, I don't think that she's "the greatest", but I think she's one of the better female characters in modern musical theater...)
There's a lot I am not certain of...
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LaVieHilary
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:00pm
I agree, Velma Kelly is an incredible role.

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Light in the Piazza with Megan and Emi
"Girl you got money runnin' in yo bloodline."-Carl the Bartender

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Roninjoey
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joined:9/27/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:12pm
TheaterAddict, it's okay. You don't have to make excuses. Elphaba is clearly the greatest female character in the history of musical theatre (nay, quite possibly in the history of literature as we know it). Every other Greatest Female Character in Theatre list we've had this week has proven the same, and if you look back at the numerous similiar threads from the past month, you'll find they all come to prove that Elphaba is the greatest. While Mama Rose comes close at times with some generous nods to Mrs. Lovett (but only when Patti plays her), Elphaba always wins. I finally feel comfortable enough to admit the truth, which I realize now I have always known but been to scared to recognize. Excuse me while I change my nickname to ElphabaRulz. I hope it isn't taken.
yr ronin,
joey
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dotmarie
Broadway Star
joined:8/14/03
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:20pm
I love the Baker's Wife from Into the Woods.
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BwayLeadman
Broadway Star
joined:9/29/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:23pm
Mama Rose
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:25pm
Momma Rose
Mrs. Lovett

From Dance Musicals
- Velma Kelly. Probally one of the most demanding female dance roles in the heatre.


- Sally Bowles
Updated On: 2/7/06 at 10:25 PM
JesstifyMyLove
Swing
joined:2/6/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:27pm
The Witch- Into the woods
Mamma Rose
Ruth- Pirates
Anything you do, Let it come from you, then it will be new, gives us more to see.
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children&art
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:28pm
Mama Rose or Sally Bowles
Don't f*ck with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo.
Madison
Understudy
joined:11/7/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:36pm
Eliza Doolittle
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BrightEyedInNYC
Stand-by
joined:2/3/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:38pm
Norma Desmond-Sunset Boulevard
Jen-John and Jen
Witch and Baker's Wife-Into the Woods
and too be incredibly original-Mamma Rose...lol

hey, and don't forget Dolly Levi-Hello, Dolly!
"My Mother's punishing me for going to jail without permission!" ~Penny Pingleton from HaIrSpRaY
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zippyjen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:41pm
not the greatest as in well known but i love Queenie from the wild party.
as for well known-
sally bowles
mama rose
eliza dollittle
maria from tsom
"At the opening night party, they had clowns on stilts, jugglers, a chocolate fountain, popcorn, hot dogs. [My son] looked at me like I had been holding back. Like, 'This is what you do?' I had to tell him, 'No, no, darling. Opening nights don't usually look like this.' It's usually a dark bar with a bottle of vodka." ?Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Jan Maxwell plus i proudly share the title of the shortest member over the age of 10 with wickedrentq!
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Chrysanthemum62001
Broadway Legend
joined:2/14/04
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:49pm
Mrs. Lovett
"What a mystery this world. One day you love them and the next day you want to kill them a thousand times over." The Masked Bandit in THE FALL
TheaterAddict7652
Broadway Star
joined:2/7/06
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:52pm
zippyjen, Queenie is one of my favorites too! I also love Cathy Hiatt from TL5Y
There's a lot I am not certain of...
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Piazzaslight
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/05
re: Greatest Female Character
Posted: 2/7/06 at 10:56pm
Mamma Rose
Margaret Johnson
Marian Halcombe
MARGARET: "Clara, stop that. That's illegal." - The Light in the Piazza

"I'm not in Bambi and I'm not blonde!" - Idina Menzel

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