Megan Mullally in Anything Goes!!!

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Posted: 2/14/12 at 12:25pm
Oh my gosh! The Roundabout Theater offered Megan Mullally the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes!! I would LOVE to see that. It would be great to see Megan back on Broadway!
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 12:42pm
I don't really see it.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 12:59pm
Would Roundabout want to work with her again?!
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 1:13pm
I'll go see that.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:02pm
Why would anyone believe a first time poster with news like this?

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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:35pm
Doodle, honey, my sentiments exactly.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:51pm
And would Megan want to work with Roundabout again? The OP sounds like a troll to me,someone's bored.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:54pm
Do Megan and Roundabout have bad blood between them for some reason?
Sick, pathetic POS
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:58pm
Although I love her to pieces, Megan Mullally is not Reno by any means...

Jane Krakowski on the other hand... :)
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 2:58pm
Lips together, teeth apart. Mulally quits, show's canceled.

This was a joke that fell flatter than Taylor Swift.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 3:56pm
This board has the strangest casting notions.

Megan Mullally as Reno Sweeney is ridiculous! (Why? She can sing it. She's funny.)

But when it was announced that Bernadette Peters wouldn't go to L.A. with FOLLIES, there were dozens of posts talking about how great Mullally would be as Sally. When I asked why, I was informed that she could play "anything".

I realize the two different views may come from two different groups of posters, but I'm baffled by the casting methods employed here.

(BTW, I get that Mullally as Sweeney is unlikely because of her history with the producers. I'm just surprised that people find the casting idea so preposterous.)
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 4:06pm
The casting itself isn't odd, but after Sutton, it would be odd to go with an actress in her 50's.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 4:12pm
^^^^^

I see your point. Mullally would be closer to the Merman Reno or even the Lupone Reno, rather than the Eileen Rodgers Reno.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 4:49pm
Are you talking stylistically or age, because sutton is only 4 years younger than la Lupone when she played they part.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 5:18pm
Yeah... Roundabout had to scrap an entire production do to her. I doubt they're clamoring to work with her again. Not only that doesn't she have a new TV show premiering in March?

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Posted: 2/14/12 at 5:34pm
Hold on...there's a dancing tub of butter joke in here somewhere, I just know it...
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 6:48pm
^Gaveston there was reason for sally comments, i pointed them out to someone who asked. As for reno, it's don't know, i would hope she would be good but it's very strange very strange. As for the past first time posters putting up stuff like this pascal in memphis anyone?
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 6:57pm
No diss to Megan, but they'd have to reconceive the entire production. She's not a dancer so she'd have to sit out the majority of the title song and "Blow Gabriel Blow." If that's something that Marshall and Roundabout want to do, then I think she'd be very funny and interesting.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:12pm
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe Megan's original training was in dance.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:14pm
Mullally (who would be a fantastic Reno) trained extensively as a ballet dancer from the time she was a little girl all the way through college, including a stint at the School of American Ballet here in New York. She speaks about it extensively in her Inside The Actor's Studio interview with the cast of WILL & GRACE.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:23pm
Yes Megan did dance but I doubt she'd take on a major dancing role now. But apart from that she is less than half way through shooting a new sitcom due to premiere in March and isn't Anything Goes due to close at the end of Apri? I notice the OP hasn't been back to enlighten us more.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:26pm
I stand corrected about her background/training, but do you honestly think she could still handle THIS choreography as is?? It would be amazing to see her do it on this level. I still see her being more in the Lupone couple of time steps and smiling while the chorus goes wild behind her. I'd love to see her shut me up with a jump split, full penché, and all.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:34pm
I'd love to see that too but I think she'd be the first to say NO WAY. She's very svelte these days though and can still do a high kick.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:35pm
nasty_khakis, they'd undoubtedly have to make adjustments to the present choreography, but to say that they'd have to "reconcile the entire production" because Mullally's "not a dancer" is a very, very big exaggeration.

sallyann, most television shows (even the midseason replacements) are preparing to wrap shooting for their current season by next month. ANYTHING GOES just extended through September, so Mullally could presumably accommodate a run from April through July, though she could stay longer if her series isn't renewed (which is likely given how it's had to be saved from cancellation twice already.)
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
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Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:39pm
I know this may not matter and this may due to completely crazy, but wouldn't they need an older billy and hope to play opposite mullally?