4 thoughts on “Episode 12: Christine Ebersole, Kerry Butler, and Politics

  1. Hey gals.It’s me,Ben.I have a few things I want you two to talk about in your next podcast:
    •Kate Baldwin in Finian’s Rainbow
    •Why Motown is supposedly coming back to Broadway next year
    •The Little Night Music revival with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury
    •James Corden hosting the Late Late Show
    •When you gonna see Matilda again!?!?!?!

    Also,a few notes on Sunset Boulevard:
    •Joe is a struggling screenwriter who is trying to make it big in Hollywood
    •Max is Norma’s ex-husband who is now her butler.
    •Betty is Joe’s love interest who is also a struggling screenwriter and is engaged to Artie Green
    •Sheldrake is a producer on the lot everybody works at and is a huge douche to both Joe and Betty
    •Joe and Norma are NOT sleeping together.Norma falls in love with Joe,but Joe is somewhat of a douchebag who decides to leave Norma.
    •If you two have iTunes (which you probably do),I suggest you download the cast album.There are to main ones:The Orginal London Cast with Patti LuPone or the American Premier with Glenn Close.
    •The musical is known for its many lawsuits,the first one by Patti LuPone,who was promised the lead in the LA Cast by was rebuffed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the second one by Faye Dunaway who was supposed to replace Glenn Close but was vocally challenged and couldn’t sing the part.
    •The show is a “flop-hit”,meaning that since it was a huge production,it had high running costs (like Ragtime) and had to make a lot of money for those costs.It never actually recouped its investment and closed after a surprising 3 year run.

    That’s all you need to know about Sunset Boulevard.

    Thanks for mentioning me on your podcast and I hope to reply to another soon.

    Yours truly,
    Ben

    • Also,either say yes or no to a show that should come to Broadway:

      •Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical
      •Miss Saigon – The New Revival
      •Cats with Nicole Scherzinger
      •King Kong The Musical
      •Kiss of the Spider Woman with Audra McDonald
      •Sunset Boulevard with Donna Murphy
      •New Alan Menken projects:Happy Trails (a Roy Rogers musical), Corrina,Corrina The Musical and Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Hey gals,me again.Here is a dreamcast for Billy Madison The Musical

    •Billy Madison – Rob McClure
    •Veronica Vaughn – Megan Hilty (his 3rd grade teacher)
    •Brianna Madison – Shirley MacLaine (in the movie,it is Billy’s dad that runs the business,but because films are cliché and always make the man a millionaire,I’ve decided that it would be Billy’s mom that I thought up by myself.And,what’s worst,she’s probably dead in the movie.)
    •Eric Gordon – Topher Grace (the “businessman” who wants to run the company once Billy’s mom (or dad in the movie) retires.The villain,of some sort.)
    •Principal Max Anderson – Wayne Knight (the principal of the elementary school)
    •Frank – Ryan Steele (one of his friends)
    •Jack – Jason Gotay (one of his friends)
    •Juanita – Felicia P. Fields (the maid)

    •Music and Lyrics:Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
    •Book:Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy (They both wrote the script to the original movie.Hopefully this is the one show that is based on a movie that has a good book.Examples of shows who got the screenwriter to write the book:Patricia Resnick for 9 to 5,Woody Allen for Bullets Over Broadway,Sylvester Stallone for Rocky,etc.)

  3. I thought I’d send some dream casts since you always send them at the end of your podcasts!
    Megan Hilty or Stephanie J. Block as Elizabeth in If/Then
    Kate Baldwin as Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County
    Carolee Carmello or Stephanie J. Block or Jenn Colella as Diana in Next to Normal
    Laura Benanti or Jackie Burns as Judy in 9 to 5
    Jessie Mueller as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl
    Alice Ripley as Mama Rose in Gypsy
    Audra McDonald as The Witch in Into the Woods
    Anna Kendrick as Carole King in Beautiful
    Stephanie J. Block (sorry I love Stephanie) or Jenn Colella as Donna in Mamma Mia
    Patty Devery as Patrick’s Mother in Newsies 🙂

    Hope to hear some of your opinions on these in a podcast!

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