Broadway and Houston theatregoers still licking their wounds over not seeing Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria, due to her chronic throat troubles in recent months can take some comfort in knowing they (and the rest of the world) will hear Andrews' voice again.
According to the Associated Press (June 4), Andrews will be the voice of the multi-lingual parrot, Polynesia, in the upcoming London (and Broadway?) musical, Doctor Dolittle.
Alas, the part is pre-recorded, but at least Andrews, 62, is now saying her singing voice wasn't as badly affected as news reports initially made out. "It's like an athlete that takes a season out," she told AP, "and that's what I'll be doing. Much has been made of it that wasn't exactly true."
Doctor Dolittle composer Leslie Bricusse supplied lyrics for Andrews' film and Broadway musical Victor/Victoria.
Andrews' signature role on on Broadway and in the West End was the lead role in My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle (extra "o"; no relation).