Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, or: how her (my) birthday (Broadway) wish came true


Happy birthday to Sweeney goddess Angela Lansbury.

Lansbury has performed in some of the greatest musical roles of all time (Nellie Lovett and Mama Rose!). And she is returning to Broadway in the Spring in, not a musical, but a classic Noël Coward comedy, Blithe Spirit.

Lansbury will play psychic Madame Arcati in the revival of the ghostly comedy. She will join the previously announced Christine Ebersole as the ghostly Elvira and film star Rupert Everett, who will be making his Broadway debut. Michael Blakemore, who directed Lansbury in Deuce, will direct at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.

It may be her birthday, but it is us who will be getting the wish we all want.

1 comments:

SarahB said...

Indeed, it's a wish come true! But Joseph! You said, "Lansbury has performed in some of the greatest musical roles of all time (Nellie Lovett and Mama Rose!)." WHAT? What about Madame Aurelia ? What about Prettybelle?! What about Cora Hoover Hooper?! And most of all, what about Mame!?!!!!

 

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