Just a thought (sorry if others posted the same - i did a search). I loved the original Blood Brothers. Do you think Susan Boyle can act? She slays Wild Horses and it made me think of Blood Brothers. Thoughts?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3XAP0c8WU&list=RDYb3XAP0c8WU&start_radio=1&t=260
Dollypop said: "Susan Boyle has a great voice but has far too many emotional/ psychological problems to face the rigors of 8 performances a week."That and the fact she cannot act. While the song was lovely, she showed no emotion at all. They very wisely lit the back in a way to give emotion to the song.
Why do so many people think that one talent is automatically connected to another? MANY singers (regardless of the genre) would be horrid actors.
dramamama611 said: "Why do so many people think that one talent is automatically connected to another? MANY singers (regardless of the genre) would be horrid actors. " Because these days it seems the primary standard by which musical theatre performers are judged is just “how well can they belt?”
I don't think it's immediately obvious that she'd be horrid- she's a standards and show tunes singer of about the right age and "type" to play the part. I'd audition her if I were casting director, as she'd obviously be a draw- in fact, the idea that she hasn't YET done any musical roles makes me think either she doesn't want to or can't act, or is not in the right psychological/emotional shape for the demands of sustained performance. Because she's certainly been asked.
Would LOVE to hear her sing Tell Me Its Not True, Bright New Day and A Light Romance
Susan Boyle has a nice voice, but she can't act. Watch any video of her singing and there's nothing that indicates she can convey character or setting. Now, Jodie Prenger is someone I'd cross the pond to see in the part.
I decided to withdraw my comment.
Just heard that Linzi Hately is going to lead the British tour!
If Ms Boyle has kept the dress and revisits the look from her first appearance before Simon Cowell, then she has the perfect 'style' for Mrs Johnston--and the voice.
She would also be good playing Fosca in Sondheim's "Passion" ,
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