By Andrew Gans
17 Jul 2013
Excuse me while I chuckle at the sweet naïve notion of this question. Okay, I'm done chuckling and now I am sheepishly serious. One of my desired revival roles is Mary in Merrily We Roll Along. Yeah, I know. It's being done at Encores! Another is Ella in Bells Are Ringing. Again, I know. Done last year at Encores! It'd also be big fun to play Alexa in As Bees in Honey Drown, or Doris in Same Time, Next Year. And looking forward to my inevitable aging, in a decade or two perhaps I could take stabs at Vera in Mame, Pennywise in Urinetown, or even Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatius. (Now it's the Internet's turn to chuckle.) Of course, Broadway may say no, but perhaps regional theatre will allow.
But, really, roles in new work are always something I covet most, especially by great voices like Theresa Rebeck. I've often said that perhaps my dream role hasn't been written yet.