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Finding the proper vehicle for Onceadancer
Posted by Dollypop 2003-09-20 19:10:13


In another thread Miriam mentions that she would love to be on Broadway again, but there aren't many shows for 82 year young former dancers (aside from FOLLIES).

Well, folks, let's put together our ever-fertile minds and come up with a show that would be a fitting "welcome back" to our friend.

A musical version of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is the first thing that comes to my mind. I think Eric McCormack would make a fine Mortimer. Which of the dotty Brewster sisters would you like to play, Miriam?

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Posted by MasterLcZ 2003-09-20 19:12:17


Can we arrange a combination of "starring role PLUS a book deal"?

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2003-09-20 19:13:46


M.. If teh Weissler revival of Grease was still running, she would be the perfect age for Rizzo judging buy their casting, but yes, what roles are out there for her?? OKlahoma?

I second the book deal. I love her stories and tidbits.

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Posted by FindingNamo 2003-09-20 19:46:39


There are worse things the Weislers could do.

ACTUALLY, I am pretty sure An Evening With Miriam would be an enchanting idea, just to have her regale us with stories.

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2003-09-20 19:50:34


Namo,
yes there are.. and we could name any number or star ames form that procution as examples.


A one woman show would be a wonderful idea. "Confessions of a Silver-Haired Gypsy"??

Could be done on a bare stage with a worklight, or how about a set modeled after a chorus room of Miriam's day?

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Posted by Dollypop 2003-09-20 20:40:56


The one-woman show is a great idea.

Finding the proper vehicle for Onceadancer
Posted by DofB5 2003-09-20 21:12:03


A one women show! GREAT idea!

"Memories of Being on the Boards"? or maybe "If The Boards Could Speak?" Something to that effect.

D

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Posted by Dollypop 2003-09-20 21:23:34


Of course "The Boards" has a double meaning since the idea for it came from this message board!

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Posted by DofB5 2003-09-20 21:26:06


I didn't think about that but it would be cool as well.

D

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Posted by Dollypop 2003-09-20 21:40:57


Perhaps the title could be TREADING THE BOARDS WITH MIRIAM

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Posted by DofB5 2003-09-20 21:43:06


I LIKE it--but will she? It's really up to her.

D

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Posted by Dollypop 2003-09-20 21:47:45


Hmmm...considering that Miriam was a dancer, perhaps SKIMMING THE BOARDS might be better.

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Posted by onceadancer2 2003-09-21 12:44:30


I love your suggestions!!!

How about MEMORIES ON AN OLD BROADWAY BROAD!!!

Miriam

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2003-09-21 12:47:57


Ha! Classic. Love that title. :)

Quick -- someone call the Weisslers. oops.. never mind. We like Miriam. Soemone call Margo Lion!

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Posted by DofB5 2003-09-21 15:02:56


*chuckle* I think your title is the BEST of all, Miriam!

D

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Posted by ChrisLovesShows 2003-09-22 00:22:38


One Woman Show! One Woman Show! Hey, if Elaine Stritch and Bea Arthur can do it, why not Miriam!

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2003-09-22 00:31:30


No, hun. You're wrong there. Bea didn't do a one woman show.

Stritchey did a one woman show. Bea did a one MAN show.

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Posted by SueleenGay 2003-09-22 00:57:45


How about "Broad on Board"?

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Posted by onceadancer2 2003-09-22 14:10:43


Suellen,

That is perfection!

Love,

Miriam