By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013
I would love to see The Matchmaker revived, and since you asked, I'd like to play Mrs. Dolly Levi. I read the play again recently, and Thornton Wilder's words inspired one of the great heroines in musical theatre history for a reason. Dolly's original voice sings, too, without a note of music. But since you asked, I wouldn't mind a Hello, Dolly! revival either. I'm totally available.
I would love to see something unique and inventive from Tommy Tune’s heyday — where actors and movement and staging really drove the story. It would be foolhardy to even tiptoe into Michael Jeter’s shoes as Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel, but I think it would be divine. Or Legs Diamond. And I’d promise to open with less than 72 previews.