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Producers Casting - THEY'LL LOVITZ! - nypost.com

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The latest Producer's casting "news." Personally I think he could be a great Max...
Updated On: 2/20/04 at 07:41 AM
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I've been saying it to all who'd listen for years! Hope it happens!
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Ive also been saying this name for months. He's perfect. But what about Martin Short?? for a while, it sounded like he was a sure bet to play Leo on broadway for a while.
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Oh, PLEASE not Short. He's 'mugging central'. And he makes my flesh crawl.

And where is Brad Oscar in all this?
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yeah, jon lovitz, that's the ticket. i wonder if his wife, morgan fairchild (whom he's seen naked!), will be offered a part?
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You've seen Morgan Fairchild naked, papa?

Lovitz would be OK. But I'm still hoping for Richard Kind as Max at some point in the future.
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Great idea. This part needs a true CLOWN.

Maybe another theater will let Lovitz direct "Streetcar!!" (Simpsons reference for the uninformed)

Anthony Rapp as Bloom?

Anyone see Lovitz in his utterly sad/creepy performance in the film "Happiness"?
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Rapp would be amazing, but he's definitely not enough of a name for the role.

I think Lovitz could actually pull of the role quite nicely. I, personally, am a fan of his material, and I think he would be a complete riot as Max.
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Maybe after ASSASSINS is done, Neil Patrick Harris could play Leo. Anyone who saw the short-lived sitcom "Stark Ravng Mad", where he played opposite Tony Shaloub, knows how good he is at playing uptight, nerdy accountant types.
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I saw Lovitz in THE DINNER PARTY a few seasons ago. He really didn't seem comfortable in the role--and he'd been playing it for a few weeks when I caught the performance.
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I'd like to see Lovitz in the role, and I'd also like to see Martin Short as Leo, but that's just me! I became a Short fan especially after Primetime Glick~
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Now, a year later, Playbill posts an article on it:

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/91153.html
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I understand that what Martin Short did in the LA PRODUCERS bore little resemblence to the character of Leo Bloom.
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Martin's Leo bore a resemblance to all of his stock characters.
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I got completely confused by the thread, and didn't notice the year was 2004 in the earlier posts and was like "But Richard Kind IS Max..."

Kind of funny how things work out like that... re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: producers casting - they'll lovitz! - nypost.com

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what about George Hearn as Max?
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I read through the whole thread and didn't realize it was 2004.

I think John Lovitz would be a hilarious Max, personally.
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Short's Leo was hillarious AND true to the character. He stole that show right out from under Jason Alexander. His "blue blanket" moment was far superior to any Leo's Ive ever seen (Broderick, Stephenson--ughh, Foster). And his singing voice was much stronger than Broderick's. And he didnt seem to break character like Foster to sing his songs. And as for the Stephenson comparisson...Well, i think i could walk onto that stage withg the script in hand and give a better performance. Maybe i saw him on an off night. Id hope so.

Regarding the actual thead...Lovitz will be perfect, and hopefully this is a first step to seeing him as Max on Broadway.