Thursday, March 26, 2009

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ALLISON JANNEY?  In a new musical?  Hells to the yes, please.  
So okay, perhaps I do get a little too excited whenever the worlds of The West Wing and Broadway collide.  And I will unashamedly support any and all things starring the former CJ Cregg.  But the musical version of 9 to 5, which opens on Broadway next month, boasts Dolly Parton as both composer AND lyricist, in which case, all signs point to a little bedazzled bit of heaven.
As I'm assuming the poorly received Lorelei Gilmore-studded Guys & Dolls revival will have closed by the time I make it to New York, this newbie might just make its way toward the top of my wish list.  Right behind the bilingual West Side Story.
On a side note, Roommate might recognize the cheetah-clad woman seated to Janney's right as Stephanie J. Block, star of the short-lived but much-loved (by me ... there was acrobatic sword-fighting AND Irish dancing) The Pirate Queen.  My poster from that show used to scare the bejeesus out of her in the middle of the night.  In all fairness, there was a very tight close-up of an eye involved.

1 comment:

  1. I was disappointed when I didn't see a woman wearing actual cheetahs.