It's the perfect first song for Dolly. When the song started, that was the moment I knew I was hooked when I first saw the show. It's so whimsical and tongue-in-cheek. Sure, other songs are perhaps more melodically interesting or more emotional, but that song perfectly captures the essence of the show — cheerful and playful and with some very clever lyrics.
DoTheDood said: "I like the song and I feelKatharine McPhee is a fantastic actor, I am wondering if she is right for the role. I would imagineBetty Boop on stage would be more like how she is in the cartoons, squeaky and small.McPhee might be working towards how Betty Boop is often portrayed or Foster/McPhee might want to take the character in a new direction, I have no idea. No matter what, I am still excited forMcPhee possibly comingback to Broadway."
I'm also probably in the minority but I think Scarlett Johansson could be a very interesting Audrey, and I'm much more excited for the possibility of her in the movie than Taron Egerton...
Katherine McPhee on Broadway Feb 23
2020, 06:32:30 PM
I can't say for sure, but what I can say was that her Jenna in Waitress knocked me off my feet and left me wanting more. I've seen nearly all of the US Jennas and her interpretation was by far my favorite. Beautiful subtle acting choices and wonderful vocals...
So, in my opinion she has both the talent and the star quality to star in a new original show. I sincerely hope she gets the chance to do it!
Relatives in Musicals Feb 23
2020, 04:24:36 PM
Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs in Wicked for a little while. Another Wicked example: Stephanie J Block and Sebastian Arcelus.
Sophia Caruso departs Beetlejuice Feb 21
2020, 07:56:32 PM
The part that interests me most is how they'll handle casting someone new. If this is as short notice as it appears, I wish the best of luck to the new cast member who will have literal days to figure out their new role.
Mean Girls Cast Replacements Feb 13
2020, 08:24:57 PM
Could the reason for asking Jonalyn to do the commercial instead simply be that Laura's costume/wig wasn't ready in time?
I doubt people would be as welcoming to a slightly out of shape/older Fiyero or a balding Aaron in Mean Girls (for example) as they are to casting fit men in the role of Seymour...
The truth is that "it's called acting, they're playing a character and can transform themselves" almost always applies only to conventionally atractive people. Why not leave some characters types as they were meant to be? Of course a 40 year old actor could theoretically play
I am surprised about both the fact that this is happening so soon, and also by the fact that it already got announced more than a year and a half in advance... I also can't imagine how this will affect ticket sales for the bway production. Is this announced so early so as to boost ticket sales by getting people to talk about Hamilton because of the announcement? Also, are ticket sales at Hamilton getting worse and is that why this is being released?
In any case, I'
Cool Curtain Calls Jan 28
2020, 07:34:47 AM
One of my favorite curtain calls is the one from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival. It's so simple, but very effective...
And the actors playing Hedwig and Yitzhak would very frequently share a kiss at the end of the curtain call, which is just such a tender moment that adds to the story and overall experience of watching the show.
The Jan 23
2020, 06:42:23 PM
I didn't plan it in Waitress caught me by surprise when I first saw the show.
Thanks for the responses carnzee and someone in a tree2! Pearl seems to have been a lovely person and amazing performer. I've recently listened to the 1967 cast recording that features her and I have to say that her Dolly is easily my favorite vocally...