Angela Lansbury to Return to the Stage

News   Angela Lansbury to Return to the Stage Four-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury is set to return to the stage in a limited engagement of Oscar and the Pink Lady.
Angela Lansbury
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Based on the novella by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Oscar will be directed by Frank Dunlap. Variety reports that Lansbury will bring the production to a Los Angeles venue March 10-12. Lansbury told the industry daily the three performances will be a test to "see if it works for me." If all goes well, the acclaimed actress may perform Oscar elsewhere and possibly star in a film version of the piece. Oscar and the Pink Lady concerns a cancer-stricken ten-year-old boy who lives in a hospital. Granny Rose, one of the "ladies in pink," becomes Oscar's friend and creates a game that allows Oscar to believe each day is a decade in his life. Each night he writes a letter to God describing what each decade has brought him.

Perhaps best known her for work as TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher on "Murder, She Wrote," Angela Lansbury is one of the most celebrated stars of the Broadway stage. She received Tony Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Dear World and Mame, and she also appeared on The Great White Way in Hotel Paradiso, A Taste of Honey, Anyone Can Whistle, The King and I and A Little Family Business. Her numerous film credits include "Gaslight," "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Manchurian Candidate," all of which brought the actress Academy Award nominations.