I see no reason to think that her voice is strong enough for the Broadway stage. Or that she can do the accents convincingly.
So, who here thinks that Hugh Jackman could play Henry Higgins? He can definitely do the accent, command the stage, and he's old enough.
[quote]I see no reason to think that her voice is strong enough for the Broadway stage. Or that she can do the accents convincingly
She was pretty wonderful in Carnival at Encores!
I don't like AH but even I'd say R10 needs to find the Encore Carnival clips on YouRube. She's terrific. Though I'd rather see her go for a Judy Garland musical. She's a bit old for Eliza, isn't she?
Also, Firth is all wrong for Higgins. For Shaw, really. They need to get Rupert Everett for Higgins. He did Pygmalion in the West End not too long ago and got great reviews.
Her voice is nice but thin in Carnival. She's certainly no Anna Maria Alberghetti.
I seriously doubt she'd want to do it....she's a big star and Eliza is a no win role...you never can compare with Julie Andrews.
Rupert will be free after April when his successful stint as Oscar Wilde finishes.
Dear Martine McCutcheon - she had an acting job this week, r9 - the murder victim in UK crime series Midsomer Murders, she was the first murder victim, killed after 5 minutes, by being hit with a giant cheese! At least she got one bitchy scene and a moment on the slab at the morgue. And to think she th0ought she would be the next big thing ...
She has also filed for bankruptcy. So not all Elizas clean up ....
No shit, R15.
Movie stars don't like to work, that's why they become movie stars. Broadway musical theatre is the hardest work in the world, maybe only being rivaled by coal mining.
What R11 said.
Patrick Wilson for Prof. Higgins
I bet Anne will want to be an 'edgy' Eliza by wearing pants for the first scene and do a backward somersault on the last note of "I Could Have Danced All Night."
Nathan Lane for Mrs. Pierce.
SJP as Dover.
They keep reviving R&H and L&L shows because there are no longer composers writing music that captures the attention of the public. Studying record sales charts from 40s and 50s, songs from their musicals were purchased by a large segment of the public and received a lot of radio play. Pop and folk singers recorded music from B'way.
There's no 21st century radio show that would play any music from 21st century B'way musicals.
21st century musicals are made up of songs that were already played on 21st century radio. Ever hear of Rock of Ages? Jersey Boys?
Being courted? Old bag/fame whore Clive Davis announces he wants to produce My Fair Lady on Broadwayand names Hathaway as someone he'll ask. Nothing more.
Anne could be a great Eliza, but hopefully not with Davis at the helm.
Maybe Kelly Clarkson would like to do it?
[quote]Broadway musical theatre is the hardest work in the world
Not even close, MARY!