The producer-creator of the ABC dramedy told Variety of his consideration of turning Wisteria Lane into the Great White Way.
Of his bevy of beauties — Teri Hatcher, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria — only Hatcher has previously appeared on stage in a musical, the Cabaret national tour. Sheridan sang with her beau Michael Bolton on Bolton's latest album. Huffman is a Broadway and Off-Broadway veteran — traditionally in non-musical fare, but sang in a play with music, The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite.
Cherry has previously asserted that he plans to head directly for the theatre once his television run with the series has completed. The former "The Golden Girls" writer has also nodded at musical theatre in the titles of his "Housewives" episodes, a great number of which reference shows or songs: "Pretty Little Picture," "Anything You Can Do," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Children Will Listen," "Sunday in the Park with George," "No One Is Alone," "Not While I'm Around," and "Into the Woods," among others.
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