Playbill Poll: What Stage Work Should Grammy Award Winner Lady Gaga Star In? Readers Respond
17 Nov 2013
Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga recently released her third studio album, "ARTPOP." The album, which features a reference to "The Wizard of Oz," made us wonder: What stage work could the pop singer star in on Broadway?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them to share what show Gaga should star in and why.
Here are some of our reader responses followed by our own commentary.
Alex Benjamin: She should play Evita. Gaga is a modern ambassador of strong womanhood and fierce beliefs, even in the face of adversity and people misunderstanding her intentions. We need it. Jo Ellen Silberstein: Evita James Dickens: Evita. Sally [Bowles], Maureen Hayley Goldstein: Evita.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's award-winning musical Evita, which was last seen on Broadway in 2012, was the most popular choice among our readers. The Tony Award-nominated Best Revival starred Elena Roger as Eva Peron, the role created on Broadway by Tony winner Patti LuPone. If the musical were to be revived again on Broadway, we'd love to see Gaga in the vocally demanding leading role and hear her take on the iconic songs "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires" and "Rainbow High."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.