Broadway rumors and speculation
19 February 2014 by *Iris • comments
We've been hearing lots of reports, rumors and speculation about a possible Broadway return of Kristin, so let me just summarize that for you.On the Twentieth Century
There has been talk about a revival of this musical comedy (originally starring Madeline Kahn) since at least 2011. If you've listened to Kirstin interviews closely for the last couple years that she has been saying this project would happen "soon" for a while. In 2011 she did a workshop with Hugh Jackman, who later said that he would not appear in the role (of Oscar, the male lead), but that Kristin needs
to play Lily (the female lead). After 4 years we were about to give up on it, but we know heard from Peter Gallagher (from The OC) that he would appear alongside Kristin in this show in the fall... and we assume they mean this
fall. This is the first time we've heard from somebody other than Kristin about this, so we are hopeful this might actually happen now. So start saving!
Some more scoop about the project. The 2011 workshop was done by the Roundabout Theatre Company, a none-for-profit, that mainly revives old shows that don't have the draw for a commercial run. Kristin worked with them on The Apple Tree, and they recently did shows as Anything Goes and Cabaret (this season). We assume it'll still be with them, mostly likely at Studio 54, the same theater as The Apple Tree. Broadway vet Andrea Martin was also in the workshop and we hope she is still attached to the show! Also important, almost all of Roundabout's productions are strictly limited runs of 3-4 months!Pushing Daisies musical?
Again, there has been lots of talk about some sort of revival/continuation for our beloved Pushing Daisies, and both Bryan Fuller (the creator and Kristin) always said they would love to get back together and wrap this story up in one way or another after it was canceled way too soon. Especially after the successes of the netflix season of Arrested Development and the Kickstarter Movie for Veronica Mars we began hoping, but it had been very quiet until earlier this week.
Bryan Fuller said that he has been in talk with Barry Sonnenfeld (the producer of the show) and Kristin, talking about the potential of a movie or a musical adaption. We went on saying that he love to bring in as many of the original cast as possible and have the story center around Olive! Now doesn't that sound amazing?! We're crossing all our fingers and would be happy if Pushing Daisies could be brought back to life (with a touch from Ned?), no matter what medium they choose in the end.
Just be aware that nothing has been officially announced as of yet and especially the development of a Broadway musical could take several years.
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