August 18th, 2007

My Man Godfrey- On Broadway!

Hello all!
I'm very much a lurker, but figured that since I had a delicious bit of news just as there was a call for posts, I'd pop in.
Whilst browsing the web yesterday, I came across an article here: BroadwayWorld about the possibility of a new musical based on MY MAN GODFREY. Although I'm typically wary of musicals based on films (where are the original ideas these days??), it heartens me to see that the producers involved are the same team who recently adapted GREY GARDENS for the stage. I was lucky enough to see that show before it closed and absolutely loved it.

Erin Davie and Christine Ebersole in GREY GARDENS

What's interesting is that one of the actors in the show, Erin Davie, who appeared all throughout the first act, actually made me think of Carole at the time! I can definitely see her playing a role in the show. There are a handful of other actresses I can imagine in the role, including Sherie Rene Scott (an incredible comic talent, hysterical in another film to broadway show, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS)

and perhaps even WICKED's Kristin Chenoweth.

Who knows whether or not it will actually come to pass, but I'm definitely intrigued.