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Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#1
Posted: 3/12/08 at 8:48am
Did Bebe ever play Aurora in Kiss Of The Spiderwoman?
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#2
Posted: 3/12/08 at 8:58am
I don't know the answer - but I personally think she would be divine.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#2
Posted: 3/12/08 at 8:59am
Yes. In london.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#3
Posted: 3/12/08 at 9:06am
I can sooooo see this re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.

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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#4
Posted: 3/12/08 at 9:17am
She killed the show dead in London. She had none of the charisma that Chita brought to the show from day one and the show closed not long into her contract. The production became 'The Bebe Newirth Show'! Note she was never asked to play it in NY.
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Posted: 3/12/08 at 10:03am
Chita was the best Aurora. The voice, the dancing, the characterization was all perfect.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#6
Posted: 3/12/08 at 10:48am
I would die to hear her sing the title song.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#7
Posted: 3/12/08 at 10:57am
I liked Vanessa when she did it on Broadway. I love Chita but I always thought that Aurura was a bit younger then Chita was when she was in the show.

...and now they have Natacia Diaz here in DC playing her... and she looks like she is 18.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#8
Posted: 3/12/08 at 11:31am
I would love to have seen Neuwirth as Aurora, or at least hear her in the role. I can see how she may not have been great in the role though.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#9
Posted: 3/12/08 at 5:25pm
Thanks, I know that Caroline O'Connor was asked to play the role in London after Chita left, i just had no idea that Bebe was the replacement.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#10
Posted: 3/12/08 at 5:31pm
It was strange because they looked for a name replacement and went with Bebe but nobody knew then or even now in london!
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#11
Posted: 3/12/08 at 5:36pm
Bebe left Cheers in the middle of its last season to do so.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#12
Posted: 3/12/08 at 5:37pm
Is there a recording somewhere?
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#13
Posted: 3/12/08 at 5:42pm
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#14
Posted: 3/12/08 at 7:40pm
All recorded except Bebe!
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#15
Posted: 3/12/08 at 8:48pm
I saw her in it in London and she put me to sleep.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#16
Posted: 3/12/08 at 8:52pm
The first time I read the title, I thought you meant Princess Aurora in "The Sleeping Beauty." I was soon given a vision of Bebe Neuwirth in a pink tutu doing the rose entrance.

I got very confused.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#17
Posted: 3/13/08 at 12:25am
I remember reading that they were going after Shirley Bassey to replace Chita in "Spiderwoman" in London.

Was she not interested or couldn't she handle the schedule and/or the dancing, I wonder.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#18
Posted: 3/13/08 at 7:41am
I heard that Hal Prince despised her and vowed never to work with her again........forgot the story but something about her throwing her shoes because she didn't like them-sounds like Bebe-weird behavior
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#19
Posted: 3/13/08 at 12:35pm
I saw it from the first row at The Shaftsbury in London and am a big Neuwirth fan. It was a matinee. The energy was very strange. It was all so mechanical, without any passion. Very rote. In the blown-up photos outside the theatre, she had the bob wig emmulating the original hair design, but on stage, what appeared to be her natural hair flowed freely at a much longer and less styled length. I was disappointed.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#20
Posted: 3/13/08 at 12:41pm
It was the 8 or 6 performances a week that put dear old Shirley off though she was very serious about doing it. The name that followed her was Elaine Paige.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#21
Posted: 3/13/08 at 12:43pm
It was all so mechanical, without any passion. Very rote.

Bebe Neuwirth? You MUST be joking. Bebe is always so vulnerable, touching and warm in everything she does. re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.


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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#22
Posted: 3/13/08 at 1:54pm
But could Shirley Bassey dance it? It really needs a dancer. What I didn't like about Vanessa Williams was her dancing looked forced.
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re: Bebe Neuwirth as Aurora.#23
Posted: 3/13/08 at 3:18pm
are there NO pictures of Bebe in the role? I still cannot imagine her as Aurora... or Vanessa William pixs wud be great as well!
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Posted: 3/13/08 at 4:36pm
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