O'Hara is Dot

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O'Hara is Dot#1
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:28pm
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re: O'Hara is Dot#1
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:29pm
Great news! I love Kelli O'Hara and I'm sure she'll be superb as Dot.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#2
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:29pm
"Great casting!"

I agree!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#3
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:30pm
I cannot see this.


It will be interesting though.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#5
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:34pm
Same here!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#6
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:36pm
I would have never thought of her for the role, but I think she will be amazing. I wish i could see this!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#7
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:36pm
I must say, I do not think Kelli will work at all as Dot. The part is emotionally a challenge, and I'd be surprised to find Kelli picking up some of the underlying emotion hidden in the script. At least she'll sing the hell out of it!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#8
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:40pm
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re: O'Hara is Dot#9
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:40pm
I am totally going. I hate LA but it will be an excuse to visit my brother. I love her!!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#10
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:42pm
Darn, I was hoping you meant Catherine O'Hara.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#11
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:43pm
Perhaps she will be triumphant in the role and might be cast in the London to Bway transfer...you never know...
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re: O'Hara is Dot#12
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:44pm
Enjoyed her in Light in the Piazza yet not to keen about seeing her play Dot, Reprise! casting (like Encores!) can either be ingenous (Jane Krakowski in Mack & Mabel) or a total misfire. I wonder who will be playing George...
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re: O'Hara is Dot#13
Posted: 11/7/06 at 9:53pm
I am mixed on this. I can definetly see her Singing the role and she will be fantastic in that aspect but I don't think the acting aspect is her type of role, but we'll se
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re: O'Hara is Dot#14
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:26pm
Hmm... dunno whether she could make. I hope she could...
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re: O'Hara is Dot#15
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:30pm
Jason Alexander is directing this? as in...George? (not Seurat, Costanza).

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re: O'Hara is Dot#16
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:34pm
It will be tough for anyone to combat the memory of Bernadette Peters in the role.

But I can see her as young Dot. Old Dot, not so much. Still, Reprise! continues to attract top B'way stars into these semi-staged concert productions. Good for them, and for the West Coast audiences.

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re: O'Hara is Dot#17
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:35pm
Wow. I think that's a great choice. I wish I could see it.

So is the London revival transfering or not?
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re: O'Hara is Dot#18
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:41pm
Yes, it's Jason Alexander from Seinfeld fame directing.

This casting is extremely exciting and I can't wait to see it.

Now, just bring in Neil Patrick Harris as George and I'll be thrilled as can be.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#19
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:41pm
Yes, as in George Constanza, he has won a Tony and has been in numerous Broadway shows including Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
EDIT: Ljay, the rumors that the London production is transferring are quite prominent and it will likely transfer; however, the Reprise! concert has nothing to do with the production that played in the West End. I'd be thrilled to see Neil Patrick Harris play George as well, I'm really not too happy with O'Hara's casting.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#20
Posted: 11/7/06 at 10:46pm
After seeing Kelli as both Clara in Light in the Piazza and Babe in the Pajama Game I'm beginning to think she can do anything. I agree with Patronus, the only thing that's going to make this better is adding Neil Patrick Harris as George.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#21
Posted: 11/7/06 at 11:01pm
I know the productions aren't related. But if O'Hara is a smash in this, I'm sure they would try to get her for the transfer. As much as I would love Russell and Evans to transfer, it's unlikely. So if we can't get Russell for the transfer, I would be thrilled with O'Hara.

I think Marie will be a stretch for her acting wise, I think it'll really push her. I can't wait to hear what she does with the role.

Kelli is going to make a great Sally in Follies in like 15 years. It's obvious she will play that role when she's older. She's already played Young Sally!
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re: O'Hara is Dot#22
Posted: 11/7/06 at 11:05pm
I think Kelli would make a great Dot and I wish I could see this production.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#23
Posted: 11/7/06 at 11:06pm
I know he has been on Boradway...I just didn't know he has directed anything.

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re: O'Hara is Dot#24
Posted: 11/7/06 at 11:33pm
well i didn't think she could do babe either, so i have absolutley no reasons to doubt this casting.

more power to o'hara really breaking out of the ingenue mold.
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re: O'Hara is Dot#25
Posted: 11/8/06 at 1:29am
Jason Alexander has directed a few plays in LA to generally unehthusiastic reviews. I'm anticipating he'll see this production as sa chance to prove himself as a director. I'm sure Kelli would love to play dot in the Broadway transfer of the London production (As fabulous as Jenna Russell was in the London production, American producers will want a pedigreed Broadway actress for the role).

Will Neil Patrick do the role in LA? I'm not sure he can afford t take time away from his sitcom's shooting schedule. I personally think James Barbour would be an ideal choice (he has a "cold" quality that would be perfect for the role). Mark Kudisch isn't available but he would have been perfect.

Malcolm Gets is a Reprise "regular" but I think he would be totally wrong as George.

Another interesting choice would be Hugh Panaro who did Merrily in concert at Reprise a few years ago.
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