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Kelly Osbourne as Tracy Turnblad
Posted by newyorkuniq 2003-12-08 18:08:20


When Kelly saw Hairspray with her mom last year she told her that she wanted to play Tracy. I think she would be cute in this part. She's not a great singer but neither was Marissa.

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Posted by shermanslave 2003-12-08 18:12:50


eew, that would be horrible. can she act? can she dance? or does she just get to do it because she said, "hey I wanna do a Broadway musical." I hope this is not going to happen.

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Posted by Phantom2 2003-12-08 18:15:25


Hairspray doesn't need a celebrity like KO. Marissa, if you're reading this, PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! And Matt, PLEASE DON'T GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by say what? 2003-12-08 18:21:50


Do people even still watch The Osbournes?

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Posted by Crazy4MattMorrison52 2003-12-08 18:27:35


i still watch the osbournes i love that show. i think kelly osbourne would be a good tracy. as much as i would love to see marissa back i would like it if someone took kathy briers palce asap.

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Posted by BillyLawlor 2003-12-08 19:05:27


Kathy Brier is a phenomenon as Tracy. That's simply it. Kelly Osbourne as Tracy would be a nightmare. Please don't do it!

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Posted by MyNameInLights 2003-12-08 19:13:43


Lord knows she would have to work with a dialect coach, wouldn't she?

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Posted by tthomas76 2003-12-08 19:48:05


I really hope that Marissa comes back! We're going to NYC in August and we hope to see Marissa and Harvey both! Hopefully dreams can come true!

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Posted by Elphie 2003-12-08 19:50:06


I think Marissa is coming back- i'm pretty sure she just took a break. May be its just rumors- i heard she is coming back for the spring or summer.

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Posted by Crazy4MattMorrison52 2003-12-08 19:59:54


yeah i've heard she said she will def. be back within a year.but ive also heard harvey might be out by summer of 2004

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Posted by TheaterBaby 2003-12-08 22:15:09


I lost interest in the Osbournes in the middle of Season 2. I definitely wouldn't go see Hairspray if Kelly was in it...then again, it's sort of like a really bad train wreck. You have to look just to see how fatal it really is.

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Posted by Phantom2 2003-12-08 22:24:46


MARISSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by leeinlondon 2003-12-09 08:24:52


"Kathy Brier is a phenomenon as Tracy"

I found her to be rather unlikeable.

Personally I didn't warm to her at all during the performance.

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Posted by JakeB 2003-12-09 13:28:03


I can kinda see KO as Tracey, she'd need to put on weight though (plus get rid of that ghost white makeup). The biggest problem is, she'd get bored v.quickly I'm sure of it.

I like the Osbournes, but it does get a bit samey.. I don't think they deserve the celebrity status they have. Ozzy is in hospital at the moment, he broke a load of bones quad biking in England. Him and Kelly have released a cover of Changes and it is absolutely terrible but really catchy.

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Posted by Kavana 2003-12-09 14:25:42


actually Kelly can sing its just you have not heard her sing anything besides rock

on the osburnes season 2 dvd you can hear her a showtune and she sounds nice

BUT WHY NOT SHOSHANA

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Posted by BrdwyThtr 2003-12-09 16:04:48


KO would ruin Hairspray. Let's keep up with bringing unknowns into the show.

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Posted by sparky310 2003-12-09 16:57:41


disagree..i thought marissa had a wonderful voice

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Posted by fyffe 2003-12-10 02:02:33


i personally love Marissa..and there is alot of Marissa bashing on this site...that I don't understand.. anyway.. Kathy Brier is awesome as well. She is so cute and have you seen her on One Life to Live. the girl has some pipes and they let her show them off on the show from time to time. Kathy was also awesome in Bat Boy!

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Posted by newyorkuniq 2003-12-10 02:34:08


Marissa had a wonderfull voice hahahhahaha...was I at the same show you were???

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Posted by Mister Matt 2003-12-10 09:57:54


One of the most appealing things about Marissa is that she was not a celebrity. Tracy's success story was Marissa's as well. Putting in Kelly Osbourne is a cheap shot to sell tickets. What about all the incredible talent out there struggling to get the work and recognition they deserve? Kelly doesn't need the work or the recognition.

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Posted by bestofbroadway 2003-12-10 10:20:51


No One...and I mean No One...could be worse than Marissa Jaret Winokur. Hated her the minute she opened her mouth. Kelly Osborn would probably be horrible as well, but hey if people liked Marissa what do I know?

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Posted by TheaterBaby 2003-12-10 12:17:44


Wasn't Kathy also in "The Prince and the Pauper"? She does have an amazing voice. :) I saw her on a talk show one morning and was very impressed.

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Posted by Phantom2 2003-12-10 23:09:32


bestofbroadway- That's just plain rude. Let's see if you ever make it on Broadway.

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Posted by newyorkuniq 2003-12-10 23:12:59


heyyy break it up kids...

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Posted by DivaMommy 2003-12-11 04:59:15


1. First of all, I think Kelly Osbourne would be an absolute joke as Tracy. I've told lots of people I've wanted to play parts on broadway, but so far, no rumors for me.

2. Second of all, if she did, heaven forbid, get to play Tracy, she wouldn't have to gain weight. They have strict weight limits.

3. I have a particularly talented friend understudying Tracy in the national tour who WAY DESERVES the spot over anybody who got their fame from a trashy "reality" show.

I truly detest famous people getting to be on broadway just because they are famous. Some famouse people deserve to be there, but some just get to be there because of their names. Ticks me off and should tick off every aspiring THEATRE performer.

Ok. I just had to say that.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2003-12-11 13:25:42


bestofbroadway - There are plenty of people who would be much worse and/or simply miscast in the role. Patti LuPone, for instance, or Carol Channing. My friend Estee would be simply awful because she cannot act, sing, or dance. She works in real estate tax. Donna Murphy would simply not be an appropriate Tracy Turnblad. Or God forbid, Nathan Lane. Just because you didn't like her doesn't mean you can make some sort of authoritative blanket statement like that. It's immature and ignorant.

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Posted by Broadwaylady 2003-12-11 13:38:44


I also enjoyed Marissa. I saw Hairspray twice with the original cast. My friend saw Kathy Biers in it and felt she did not have the energy or funniness of Marisa. That was her opinion. I also dislike producers bringing in named talents just to sell tickets. Melanie was a perfect example in Chicago.....

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Posted by Crazy4MattMorrison52 2003-12-11 14:20:35


i dont understand how people can say marissa was a bad tracy. i think she sure can sing, act and dance.

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Posted by newyorkuniq 2003-12-11 14:36:24


People who can sing: Kerry Butler,Susan Egan,Kelly Clarkson,Idina Menzel,Celine Dion. Marissa was a good "actress" in Hairspray and I loved her in it. That is why she won the Tony, she was the perfect Tracy. I just don't think she has a great singing voice in comparison to any of those people or what I like to think of as good singing.

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Posted by BwayTheatre11 2003-12-11 14:40:59


She can sing really well, all newyorkuniq is saying is she has heard much better. We are not jealous AT ALL! If you listen to shows other than Hairspray, you would agree.

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Posted by BrdwyThtr 2003-12-11 18:08:39


Marissa was not bad. I loved her because her energy radiated out into the audience. There have been better singers...

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Posted by BroadwayBaby3 2003-12-11 18:12:23


i hope you're joking. i don't want to see a no-talent like kelly osbourne starring in a Broadway musical just because she's famous.

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Posted by bestofbroadway 2003-12-12 01:24:11


Mister Matt- actually I think some of the people you named would be MUCH more interesting and give a little flavor to the show that right now has nothing going for it. As far as Marissa is concerned...I've seen more talent at preschool Christmas pageants. Lets look at exhibit one shall we-

-That trashy movie she was in recently on TV...Big Girl or Fat Girl or Overweight Girl or Untalented Girl... something like that.

I rest my case :)

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Posted by newyorkuniq 2003-12-12 01:41:08


wow thanks for that I havn't laughed that hard at a post in a while:P

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Posted by Phantom2 2003-12-12 07:57:16


Marissa was wonderful. End of story.

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Posted by WindyCityActor 2003-12-12 07:59:40


Jeez....I'm getting so tired of these manufactured celebrities..ala reality shows.

That's what rather horrifying about the ending of "Chicago." Two murders turning their notorioty into a career.

Not saying anything about Ms. Osbourne, but just because you are enjoying your fleeting moment of celebrity does not mean that you belong on a theatre stage.

There are no film editiors piecing together your performance there.

Still..it's rather sad that the general public will pay to see stunting casting like this at the expense of the production.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2003-12-12 12:10:57


bestofbroadway - If you think the people I mentioned would work in the show then you not only missed my point, but you obviously know nothing about casting a role. I'm sorry you don't like Hairspray, but critiqueing a show and giving your opinion are two different things. To say Hairspray has "nothing going for it" is not only ignorant but ridiculous. Even if I hated the score and the book and everything about it, I could admit that one thing the show has "going for it" is success. It displays far more maturity than The Producers and more originality than Thoroughly Modern Millie. The book is stronger than Mamma Mia's. And personally, I find the score delightful and the design brilliant.

I didn't watch Marissa's show on TV and honestly, it has absolutely nothing to do with her performance in Hairspray. To use it as a comparison is like telling someone not to see Patti LuPone in Evita because you didn't like her character on Life Goes On.

If you're going to make a case, do so with some maturity and intelligence please. :)

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Posted by bestofbroadway 2003-12-13 00:01:25


Hahaha...your amusing Mister Matt. You have one thing right. The book is certainly better than Mamma Mia's. "Far more mature than Producers"- if your refering to the trashy one liners than yes it is far more mature. "More originality than TMM"- ???? They are both based on movies- neither is all that "original" if you ask my opinion.

Her performance in her TV movie is just an up close and personal look at her Tracy Turnblad character. They are EXACTLY the same. It not only showed that she had no range at all as an actress, but that she's not even good within the small range of roles that are given to her.

I'll try to be more "mature" from now on Mister Matty Matt Matt. Have fun watching your bubble gum garbaaage.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2003-12-13 13:41:54


Bestofbroadway - In reference to Producers, I'm not talking just about the trashy one-liners (of which they are painfully abundant), but also about the theme of the show. I think the issues of self image and the Equal Rights Movement are far more admirable than two guys trying to swindle old ladies by offending the public with a flop Broadway musical. The Producers is sophomoric humor at best with the maturity of an SNL sketch and a completely forgettable score. Considering originality, the subject matter, staging, choreography, and score are much more original than TMM. Luckily I'm not a musical theatre snob who cannot appreciate the work and talent that goes into the pop shows as well as the more technically advanced structures of Sondheim, Brown, or LaChiusa.

I'll have fun watching the shows that please me. You have fun bashing whatever you need to make yourself feel superior. Don't let the other kids bully you on the playground.

Call me when you reach puberty.

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Posted by Phantom2 2003-12-16 01:30:26


Bravo Mister Matt, Bravo!

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2003-12-16 01:33:05


I second the Bravo

and would like to add::
JESSICA GROVE -- PENNY PINGLETON