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Posted: 5/5/20 at 5:38pm

Am I crazy or was there talk of this a few year's back. It's the one Kander & Ebb show that I've been dying to see... 

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Posted: 5/5/20 at 5:55pm

Yes, I thought I remembered Roundabout doing a reading.  Wasn't Audra involved?  maybe Roundabout will mount it down the road.

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Posted: 5/5/20 at 5:59pm
Yeah Audra, Alan Cumming and Steven Pasquale. A starry cast but none of them is necessarily the best fit for the characters imho.
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Posted: 5/5/20 at 7:43pm
First reopen Broadway. See how distancing and masks work out and what to do about those who ignore it. Than and only than think of a specific show
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Posted: 5/5/20 at 8:11pm
Or we can multitask those thoughts
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Posted: 5/5/20 at 9:17pm
I would love to see Katrina Lenk play Aurora, if the show were ever to be revived.
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Posted: 5/5/20 at 9:20pm
After having gotten a little taste of it in Prince of Broadway, I’d love to see Janet Dacal as Aurora.
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Posted: 5/5/20 at 10:49pm

There were rumours of Heather Headley (and an all African-American cast version) years ago that never materialized.

Also if you haven't seen Donna Murphy sing the title song at the Kennedy Center Honors, then get yourself to Youtube :)

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Posted: 5/5/20 at 11:02pm

Mr Roxy said: "First reopen Broadway. See how distancing and masks work out and what to do about those who ignore it. Than and only than think of a specific show "

Yeah, No. You have no authority here, now, be gone before someone drops a house on you too. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:01am

Heather Headley would be my DREAM for a revival, with Katrina Lenk, Stephanie J. Block, and Naya Rivera up there.

I also think a film adaptation would easily get Jennifer Lopez an Oscar nomination, and it's the perfect vehicle for her. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:21am
I’d love to see an all-Latino production.
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Posted: 5/6/20 at 1:52am

HeyMrMusic said: "I’d love to see an all-Latino production."

Yes, please! Is that too much to ask?

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 2:58am

Mr Roxy said: "First reopen Broadway. See how distancing and masks work out and what to do about those who ignore it. Than and only than think of a specific show"

Don't be silly Mr Roxy---what else can we do except create our own fantasy show? Now is the perfect time.

You loved that film fantasy Hollywood [I hated it] so why not fantasise about Broadway right now?

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 3:43am

imeldasturn said: "Yeah Audra, Alan Cumming and Steven Pasquale. A starry cast but none of them is necessarily the best fit for the characters imho. "

I personally love casting! It would be an absolute dream. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:13pm

If I remember correctly, there was a workshop/reading with Audra, Alan Cumming, and Steven Pasquale at Roundabout. However, there was talks of a revival of the play version. Not sure if it was before of after the Roundabout reading. 

I just remember people here lamenting that it wasn't the musical, and the play should (in theory) be dead, now that the musical was larger. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:46pm

Someone I know who works for Kander said the Roundabout reading was part of. "retooling" the show to work for Audra and not in the same "song and dance siren" way it was for Chita/Bebe/Vanessa Willams. 

The play is (was?) on Classic Stage Company's season next year. I remember getting a few excited texts and then had to say it was the play not the musical and everyone's response was  basically "oh...why?"

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:54pm
I would love to see a version with Alice Ripley or heather headley or Donna Murphy.

With Johnathan Groff, Jeremy Jordan or (once again I’ll throw him into the mix) TImothee Chalamet. But I would love the first two
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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:56pm

My current dream cast for this would be starring Amber Gray, with Ben Winshaw as Molina and Raúl Esparza as Valentin.

(sorry about that gasp you just uttered). 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:56pm

HeyMrMusic said: "I’d love to see an all-Latino production."

Me too! Karen Olivo would be fabulous, but she's more of a "mover" than a dancer. Moulin Rouge did an excellent job of concealing her limitations and highlighting what she is capable of dance wise. Acting and singing wise, she'd be perfect. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 12:59pm
I’m surprised the play sticks around; I haven’t read it for years but isn’t it very very close, almost too close, to the musical?

Much like the Christopher Bond Sweeney Todd was rendered almost entirely obsolete by the musical.
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Posted: 5/6/20 at 1:32pm

Karen Olivo & Raul Esparza sound like really inspired choices, too. I'm surprised that this show has taken so long to get a revival. 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 2:23pm

I'd also love an all-Latino production.

And I second the recommendation of Donna Murphy's performance. She makes it sound like a Bond theme!

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 7:41pm

darquegk said: "I’m surprised the play sticks around; I haven’t read it for years but isn’t it very very close, almost too close, to the musical?

Much like the Christopher Bond Sweeney Todd was rendered almost entirely obsolete by the musical.


God no, the play only has two characters. The musical almost takes the piece into fan fiction mode; it added so much that wasn't there - including the main character. It works, but it has little to do with the minimalist tone and size of the play.

 

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Posted: 5/6/20 at 8:32pm
Thanks for the clarification. I seem to have confused it more with the novel or film...
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Posted: 5/7/20 at 10:37pm

ljay889 said: "HeyMrMusic said: "I’d love to see an all-Latino production."

Me too! Karen Olivo would be fabulous, but she's more of a "mover" than a dancer. Moulin Rouge did an excellent job of concealing her limitations and highlighting what she is capable of dance wise. Acting and singing wise, she'd be perfect.
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Didn't she win a Tony for playing the " female dance LEAD" in West Side Story?