"I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie." Todd Fisher tells us Debbie cracked early Wednesday morning from grief. She was at Todd's home during the morning hours, talking about Carrie's funeral, when she made the comment. Fifteen minutes later she had the stroke."
I feel as though one day we'll get a Beauty and the Beast revival by Disney. The name sells itself and has the potential to bring in major money for Disney, long-term. It's everything theater goers and tourists want to see and has lots of stunt casting potential. Just wait for Aladdin to close.
After SNL, and the delay in her tour, I thought this was a possibility. And when I saw her Snapchat story a little while ago with her playing all those Hairspray songs, I was hopeful. Glad this is happening - may not be the biggest fan of her music anymore, but definitely a perfect fit! Ariana Grande, Kristen Chenoweth, Martin Short, and Jennifer Hudson all in the same cast? Thank you God.
Yeah, it's not that far away considering we'll most likely know casting information by the end of next year, or early spring 2018 considering filming will most likely begin somewhere between spring and fall of 2018.
Lots of things can happen in 3.5 years. However, I'm shocked they'd put this right near the final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy. Nevertheless, I'm definitely excited! Wouldn't be surprised if that date gets tossed around quite a bit though.
Really makes you wonder who will star in it since 3.5 years is quite a long time. Heck, we could get 2 new Ariana Grandes in that amount of time that could become top contenders.
After watching Parks and Recreation last night, it made me curious to see how Jim O'Heir would do as Edna. He has such great comedic timing, but unfortunately, doesn't have the same draw as some other candidates might.
After Grease Live! NBC better step it up for Hairspray. It really was cool seeing a full, 360 sets in Grease as opposed to The Wiz live's proscenium setup. Felt more like a live production. Also loved the end going into "We Go Together" with the trams. It just FELT fun. Hairspray has so much energy and I would love to see them really step it up this year and be innovative like Grease.
I definitely think it will happen...eventually. I think it's one of those things right time, right people things. I have always wondered why it hasn't happened yet. It seems like one of those movies that would do well at the Oscars.
The more and more I think about it, the more I think HAIRSPRAY would be a great choice. Not only does it have a fresh feel to it, but it also can be, stylistically speaking, interpreted a variety of ways. Plus it offers a wide range of stunt casting and opportunities for POC. I know for The Wiz, some people like Latifah and MJB only rehearsed for a few weeks, and I think there's a few roles in Hairspray that big names could portray without having to dedicate the time to a multiple month r
I think whatever show they do needs to feel fresh, even if the material is dated. The reason The Wiz worked so well was not just because of the stellar cast, but because they were able to make it feel more new/fresh/contemporary than they could with Sound of Music and Peter Pan. And whatever they pick next can't be considered a classic to the general public. Titles in the vein of Sound of Music and the King and I have film versions that are too iconic to be touched (in the general public&