jpbran said: "My guess is this'll go the way of NBC's Bye Bye Birdie and never actually see the light of day."Here's to hoping.
NOWaWarning said: "Depending on who they cast, this can be fun! And with it being in the fall, it would be a fun Halloween event. I wonder if Cheno might play Elizabeth. She did the reading and she does have a deal with Disney. "Well, she ADORES Madeline Kahn, and has already taken on one of her roles (on the twentieth century). I could see it.
Per Variety:ABC’s live (or semi-live) musical adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” made a splash in the TV ratings on Tuesday night.The show scored a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and just under 9 million total viewers, solid numbers for a live TV musical. For comparison, Fox’s “Rent” live musical event only drew a 1.4 rating and 3.4 million total viewers back in January, and NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” from 2018 drew slightly more viewers at a touch over 9 million, but a smaller rating at a 1.7. Last night’s performance featuring Auli’i Cravalho, Shaggy and Queen Latifah among others was the highest-rated made-for-TV musical on any network in almost four years (since Fox’s “Grease” aired in Jan. 2016). So Young Frankenstein is kinda putting a big toe back in the water. Well known enough to acquire viewers w/out dealing w legions of fans who will tell them how wrong they got it. Songs that r unfamiliar for the most part but lots of puns and slapstick to sell to middle of the road/middle America.Make$ $enSe to me.
I wonder who Brandon Victor Dixon will play.
HamilHansen said: "I wonder who Brandon Victor Dixon will play."This made me laugh out loud. We gotta get him the Emmy SOMEHOW!
I wonder if they will get Zachary Levi; he has a history with Disney and the show. Also, it'd be interesting if they were to bring in Cloris Leachman since she was in rehearsals to go into the broadway production but then it announced it was closing.
tjjster said: "I wonder if they will get Zachary Levi;he has a history with Disney and the show. Also, it'd be interesting if they were to bring in Cloris Leachman since she was in rehearsals to go into the broadway production but then it announced it was closing."Well, she was 82 when they tried that (because of her unexpected popularity on DANCING WITH THE STARS), and now she’s 93...
This will be a bit of a risk but with Mel's name attached to it, and 'theater - TV' actors attached (Levi, Mullally, Martin) I think this could be one of the higher rated Live Musicals. October would be a great month to air it. Waiting to see how this plays out...I actually really enjoyed the London production, with the cuts, and actually found myself laughing a bit more then the folks around me. The timing and jokes were spot on
I bet they'll just air the movie with live performances thrown in like they did with Little Mermaid.
CATSNYrevival said: "I bet they'll just air the movie with live performances thrown in like they did with Little Mermaid." Except the Disney film IS a musical while YF is not and the film would have to be peculiarly cut to accommodate live songs.
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