Jake Gyllenhaal may be a big star in Hollywood, but for theatergoers on Thursday night at New York City Center's production of Little Shop Of Horrors, it was all about Ellen Greene.
The actress was reprising her signature role of Audrey, which she originated in the early '80s off-Broadway and also portrayed in the film.
Greene was received like a rock star by the rapt audience, who warmly took to everyone in the cast, including the super talented Taran Killam from Saturday Night Live.
But, what you really want to know is…. Can Jake Gyllenhaal sing????
Well, the answer is HELL YEAH!!!
He was great as Seymour!!!!
Why has he not done more singing????
We hope to see him on Broadway in a musical real soon!
Everybody got to shine in this concert staging, but what was most apparent is that the music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman is so brilliant and timeless!
This is one of the best musical theater scores of all time!
Howard Ashman was taken from us far too young of AIDS. But his legacy will live on in this show! Because Little Shop Of Horrors is running all over the world and will continue to do so forever and ever!
We LOVE New York City Center and all their programming! Another homerun for them!!!
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