Scherzinger backs out of CATS, Lloyd Webber furious

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Hey, BWW editors: the word is "twat," not "twot".

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His comment about replacing her and her not receiving her Tony Award is a little elementary if you ask me. And a little jump-at-the-gun, as if she was a shoe-in for a Lead Actress Tony next year *eye roll*

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It's a bit rich of ALW to condemn someone for changing their mind after signing a contract; he seems to have forgotten that's exactly what he did to Patti LuPone. (I'd love to hear her reaction to this. Please, Josh, film your mom's reaction!) Ah, well. Guess this proves turn-about is fair play. 

This piece of news also shows, much as ALW learned on his aborted U.S. arena tour of JCS, that he has no clue what American audiences want to see in terms of star elements. Nicole Scherzinger is just barely known in the U.S. C-list celeb at maximum. I guarantee you if you mentioned her name to someone who has no clue about either her theater credits or the Pussycat Dolls, unless they're a record exec, they might very well have no idea.

Further, never mind "elementary" -- he sounds a little too frustrated, almost like he was planning to play Svengali a la Brightman. Good for you, Nicole; you dodged a bullet, and X Factor probably pays better anyway!

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He adds, "But never mind, there'll be another girl on Broadway and Nicole will not get her Tony Award."

 

What a grown up.

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 I think you guys are miss reading the tone of his comment.  He is a huge fan of her talent, and thought this would be a spectacular opportunity for her to become a star New York. When he says he is "furious" he's over exaggerating meaning he's disappointed American audiences won't get to see what he thinks is so special.

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The man has no filter. Is it too late to abort this revival? 

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I would really love to be a fly on the wall when Patti gets words of this. 

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adamgreer said: "I would really love to be a fly on the wall when Patti gets words of this. 

 

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Yeah, it's moments like this that make me wish Patti had Twitter.

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Ask Faye what she thinks of this "capricious" man.

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CATSNYrevival said: "The man has no filter. Is it too late to abort this revival? "

 

Your profile implies you really want the revival. Why are you asking this? 

Also, I'd much rather they don't abort the revival, for the sake of cast and crew. There are some really talented folks in there who could use the job.

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Was Scherzinger so incomparable a talent in this that an American actor could not sought initially?

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Well, Scherzinger is American.

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Kad said: "Was Scherzinger so incomparable a talent in this that an American actor could not sought initially?"

She was born in Hawaii.

(After it became a state.)

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AC wrote:  Hey, BWW editors: the word is "twat," not "twot".

Best bww one-liner ever.

Greasedlight.., even Buckley's Grizabella Tony was in the featured category, but thought it's arguably presumptuous, I don't think it was meant to be taken that literally.

Frankly, I agree with Queen Alice that the "I'm furious" and snark comment are quite likely being taken out of context; a usual case of clickbait headline hysteria.   I'm sure ALW isn't happy - who would be? - but this seems like quite an overreaction.  And I agree the comment is probably just as likely to be complimentary to NS, than meaning that ALW is seething, or has no sense of his own history when it comes to backing out.   And quite likely they'll find a replacement who is to some degree a draw (maybe in this case someone even I've actually heard of)

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BREAKING NEWS: Donna Murphy to replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS Revival

Scherzinger backs out of CATS, Lloyd Webber furious

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AC126748 said: "Well, Scherzinger is American."

Well. The more you know!

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He has the nerve to call her "crazy?"...lol  I bet the producers of Shuffle Along are more furious with Audra getting knocked up.

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Nicole was amazing in the London production. I'm curious to see who they'll cast now. I was looking forward to seeing her.

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I'm with ALW on this one, Scherzinger missed her calling as one of the greatest Broadway performers of the century... Bummer that she won that lame reality competition and became a C-list star instead... But like... Karma is a bitch lol. 

Can we start dream casting now? 

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Valentina3 said: "Your profile implies you really want the revival. Why are you asking this? "

 

Rapping cats was not what I had in mind when I imagined a revival.

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Nicole was in tune, but not in character in London.  I think she must have received a wake-up call from a good friend.

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I think it's incorrect to say Nicole is unknown in America. The Pussycat dolls were huge in America. Sure she hasn't had much success as a solo singer and she's definitely a lot more well known in the UK but I think she's known by some people in the US. 

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MadonnaMusical said: "I'm with ALW on this one, Scherzinger missed her calling as one of the greatest Broadway performers of the century... Bummer that she won that lame reality competition and became a C-list star instead... But like... Karma is a bitch lol. "

What competition did she win? I don't remember her being a reality show participant, although she has judged on several (The Sing Off and X Factor). I like Nicole and I don't think she's nearly as obscure to Americans as you all think. Her name by itself maybe a little, but I think she's physically recognizable. I think her voice is terrific too.

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