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Brian Conley as Edna - Video!

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Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#1
Posted: 8/3/09 at 1:42pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqWw4qOJSDk

Brian on Loose Women, few seconds in they show a video of him performing 'Welcome to the Sixties'

Wouldnt surprise me if the 3 month London run is a warm up to him doing the tour.
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#2
Posted: 8/3/09 at 1:48pm
Too thin but in great voice
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#2
Posted: 8/3/09 at 2:21pm
He sounds fantastic
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#3
Posted: 8/3/09 at 2:57pm
I'm really looking forward to seeing a true comedian in the role. Michael was incredible, but I hope Brian brings out more of the unwritten comedy that can be found in the role.
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#4
Posted: 8/3/09 at 3:20pm
I am REALLY looking forward to seeing him in this!
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#5
Posted: 8/3/09 at 5:23pm
It's still looking good judging by that clip.

Brian sounds rather like Harvey on the OBC.
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#6
Posted: 8/3/09 at 5:31pm
When Michael was in the show, I bet there were many a naive fan who bought the OBC, put it on in the car on the way home and discovered that Michael Ball had been replaced with a fog horn.

Now that Brian is in the show, other naive fans may think that the recording is just him with a really bad cold.
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#7
Posted: 8/3/09 at 5:33pm
I actually don't like the OBC but I think I'll still enjoy Brian.

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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#8
Posted: 8/3/09 at 7:21pm
I really don't like the OBC either. The original Tracey is just awful, all vibrato and no substance. I still recall Paul Vogt as Edna and Shannon Durig as Tracey SO fondly. Incredible. I wasn't wholly convinced by Michael Ball but Brian looks like he's going to be incredible - what a great voice and comedic talent - can't wait to pop along and find out!
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#9
Posted: 8/3/09 at 9:29pm
Me likes.
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#10
Posted: 8/4/09 at 5:22pm
Is it heresy to say that I like the film soundtrack best out of all the Hairspray recordings I've heard? I loved Harvey as Edna, but it doesn't exactly make for easy listening hearing him rasp his way through 'Welcome to the 60's' or 'You Can't Stop The Beat'. I've also heard Michael Ball's YCSTB from his latest album and I still prefer John Travolta's vocals (and I've come to adore MB's voice in recent weeks as I've investigated some of his back catalogue).

Anyway, will be interested to see who takes Edna on next year's tour. (Don't suppose JT is in the running is he?) re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!
Seen some shows in my time....
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re: Brian Conley as Edna - Video!#11
Posted: 8/4/09 at 5:25pm
I love the original Tracey, Marrisa nailed that role and got the comedy spot on. Her voice really suited the style of the show as well
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