"I love Katy Perry. But you never know what will happen, she has a whole big schedule."
Umm, that could definitely be a problem — especially since the 31-year-old is currently the highest paid singer in the biz. Still, Miz Perry has apparently expressed some innerested in the role in the past.
Can't you JUST imagine Katy saying "As if," and "Whatever??" We know we certainly do!
As we previously reported, Clueless the Musical is likely slated for a NYC debut in 2016. Nonetheless, Amy seems more than ready to speed up the entire process.
The writer of the award-winning play, which depicts MLK and a motel maid on the night before he is killed, called the Ohio production "a self-serving and disrespectful directing exercise," in an online essay.
Allegiance is an important story to tell and a difficult one.
Inspired by his own life, the new Broadway musical stars Star Trek legend George Takei in a dramatization of the time during World War II where over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were sent to concentration camps.
Takei skillfully acts his part, although he isn't giving much material in the singing department.
Thankfully, though, Broadway and Disney legend Lea Salonga is utilized to the best of her abilities and delivers THAT VOICE, which is easily one of the top three of all time in musical theater.
Telly Leung does a fine job of playing the war hero, or is he the anti-hero of Allegiance? His character, more often than not, comes across as unlikeable. And that's a major problem for a protagonist of a show.
The music is good, if not the most memorable.
Act I felt long, but Act II flies by and really tugs at the heartstrings.
In addition to Salonga, we also were blown away by Katie Rose Clarke as the nurse with the heart of gold.
There is a lot of pain in Allegiance, but - thankfully - director Stafford Arima does a brilliant job of not making the show too dark and of finding the beauty in the bleak. The way he represents the bombing of Hiroshima is so inspired! His formations and choices are to be strongly lauded.
Perez is a diehard and lifelong Gloria Estefan fan! So the bar was set high for the new Broadway musical,On Your Feet, based on her life and that of her husband, Emilio.
This show not only met our expectations - it exceeded them!
On Your Feetwill please the casual Gloria fan and also satisfy her most ardent admirers.
The show was masterfully crafted by Oscar-winning stage and screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris. His script weaves us between Miami and Cuba from the 70s, 60s, 80s and early 90s.
And the story that is told on the stage of the Marquis Theater could not be any more timely!
Yes, of course, the show touches on Gloria's nearly fatal bus accident. But that doesn't even happen until Act 2!
Instead, On Your Feetis a love story and an immigrant tale. It is inspiring and revealing!
There was a lot we did not know before, which shocked us! Notably: it was a surprise to learn that Gloria become estranged from her mother for two years at the height of her success, and that her sister "got in with the wrong crowd" around the same time too.
For a Cuban family to reveal those two things to the public - that's major!
And that's the kind of investment Gloria and Emilio made in this show! They are telling their story and telling its as authentically as possible!
Jerry Mitchell does a great job of adding great production value and making this show fit on Broadway.
And Ana Villafane was destined to play the role of Gloria! She is channeling her fellow Cubana up on that stage!!!
Gloria and Emilio did the orchestrations for Get On Your Feet and the music really shines in this show! It may surprise you how many ballads and midtempo songs are featured - we cried our eyes out - but the show ends with a bang, concert-style. Literally! There's a nearly 6 minute encore medley of uptempo hits to send you off on your way and raving to all your friends about how good On Your Feetis!