Angela Lansbury joins Blithe Spirit

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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:23pm
As per Variety.

Angela Lansbury joins 'Blithe Spirit'
Broadway revival stars Everett, Ebersole

By GORDON COX

Angela Lansbury is set to appear in the upcoming Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit," joining a cast that includes Rupert Everett and Christine Ebersole.

Lansbury, who had been rumored to be on the producers' wish list, will play eccentric psychic Madame Arcati in the revival of the 1941 Noel Coward comedy. The show reunites her with helmer Michael Blakemore, who directed Lansbury's last Rialto outing, "Deuce," in 2007.
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Updated On: 10/13/08 at 08:23 PM
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:28pm
That's super news!!!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:30pm
What a great cast. Who'da thunk it?
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:30pm
Incredible!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:35pm
This now become a "must see" for me! (Maybe they can sneak a few of the HIGH SPIRITS songs in ..... don't I wish!)
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:36pm
Wonderful!

I was probably going to see it anyway, but now it's a definite must-see!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:37pm
Excellent. A wonderful cast thus far.
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:40pm
Fantastic news!!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:45pm
Wonderful news!!! So happy to see that, despite what she said, Deuce won't be her last stage appearance :)
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:45pm
Oh my god. Is this really true??? I thought she said she wouldn't do eight shows a week again after DEUCE. I am SO FREAKIN' EXCITED. Best news of the year.
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:55pm
PERFECT!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 8:58pm
Wow! That's awesome!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:02pm
This reminds me of one of our dream cast threads!
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re: Angela Lansbury joins Blithe Spirit#13
Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:04pm
Between Mary-Louise Parker in HEDDA GABLER, Cynthia Nixon in DISTRACTED, Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl in THE AMERICAN PLAN, Alison Pill in reasons to be pretty, and now Ebersole and Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT (on top of Dianne Wiest in ALL MY SONS,) the spring is really shaping up to be chock full of divas in first-rate plays.

Now all we need to know is who Suzan-Lori Parks has cast as Rose in the forthcoming revival of FENCES.
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:05pm
THIS IS AMAZING!

Angela Lansbury is divine and it will be thrilling to see her in this.
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:05pm
Christine Ebersole and Angela Lansbury in the same show!? This is hag fag heaven!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:10pm
I'm even MORE excited now!! Cannot wait!!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:32pm
YYYYIIIIIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

I've said all along she'd be PERFECT!!!!!!!!! This is the best theatre news I've had all year!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy this is happening!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:41pm
Parksy--now you know why you went to college in New York.
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 9:58pm
Brava!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 10:00pm
I assume Ebersole is playing Ruth, although she certainly would be good as Elvira as well. Any ideas who the other "wife" will be?

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Posted: 10/13/08 at 10:06pm
SO looking forward to this!!
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 10:08pm
Patash, I believe Christine is Elvira.
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re: Angela Lansbury joins Blithe Spirit#23
Posted: 10/13/08 at 10:09pm
Ebersole is Elvira. I think the rumor has been Greta Scacchi for Ruth...
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Posted: 10/13/08 at 10:14pm
A highlight of the season!!
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