Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will step into the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, taking over the role of title matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi from fellow Tony winner Bette Midler.
Peters will begin performances January 20. As previously announced, Midler, who won a Tony for her leading performance, will take her final bow January 14, 2018.
In a statement, Ms. Peters said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to continue in the tradition of the incomparable Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and all of the other wonderful actresses who have played Dolly Levi, and I look forward to joining this wonderful company at the Shubert.”
Broadway veteran Victor Garber will also be taking over the role of Horace Vandergelder currently played by David Hyde-Pierce at the same time of the Midler/Peters swap-out.
Most mainstream Republicans would love to see the birther issue dead and buried before the 2012 elections, but Trump doesn’t want to appear to let go. And the “Fox and Friends” pulpit will allow him to say provocative things early in the week, which is certain to draw attention from presidential contenders such as Tim Pawlenty, who not only now has to compete for oxygen with the say-anything Donald, but also with unrepentant bomb-throwers such as Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich. Oddly enough, Trump is gaining a Fox News platform when some of his possible rivals for the GOP nomination have lost theirs. The network cut ties with Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum when they became clear about their presidential aspirations, and is poised to do the same with Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin if the time arises
I’m surprised that Trump is now on theF AUX payroll after O’Reilly knocked him down a few notches for the birther nonsense. But Fox has no shame. We all knew that.
Can’t wait to hear what NBC has to say about this. Hopefully to Trump. “You’re fired!”
Andy Dehmart over at Reality blurred is reporting that Carrie “I Touch Myself” Prejean has reportedly been cast on Season 22 od “Survivor” called Redemption Island.
Andy reports this according to a report at Survivor Sucks by missyae, also supposedly returning will be a Boston Rob and Russell Hanz once again.
Stunt casting is increasingly part of Survivor for some reason. perhaps one day they’ll figure out that they really don’t need it enough to justify casting a homophobic ex-beauty queen to get rating. I mean c’mon wasn’t Shannon Elkins homophobia this season enough. Not to mention the possible closeting of two of this seasons current contestants
If it’s true sucky casting of Prejean on Survivor 22