Will Farrah Fawcett Play Beauty Queen Bobbi Boland on Broadway?

News   Will Farrah Fawcett Play Beauty Queen Bobbi Boland on Broadway? A spokesman for the developing Broadway production of Bobbi Boland, Nancy Hasty's play about a former beauty-pageant queen, confirmed a published report that Farrah Fawcett was in discussions for the title role.

Playbill On-Line had previously reported, per a casting notice, that David Esbjornson will direct the play — about a desperate former Miss Florida — for Broadway.

As the production plan is still developing, no information about casting, timetable, creative team or theatre is available.

The casting notice indicated the roles of Bobbi and her husband, Roger, are being cast for star names.

Bobbi Boland had a run Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre in spring 2001. The show opened March 1 after previews started Feb. 15. Evan Bergman directed a cast including Rose McGuire, Gregg Henry, Holiday Segal, Byron Loyd, David Little and Tanya Clarke.

The play is set in Florida in the late 1960s and demonstrates how far a former beauty queen will go to protect her realm. The character Bobbi has built a life that could be compared to a shrine, symbolized by the glass cabinet in her living room that houses her 1947 crown. Boland's formal world is tossed into upheaval with the arrival of a young, beautiful woman. The new staging is being produced by Deep End Productions.

Farrah Fawcett was a 1970s bombshell blonde in TV's "Charlie's Angels" but also impressed critics with her work in the TV movie, "The Burning Bed," and the film version of the play Extremities.