Angela Lansbury May Star in London Revival of Blithe Spirit
29 Jul 2013
In an interview on "Smiley & West," five-time Tony Award-winning actress Angela Lansbury revealed that she may reprise her performance as Madame Arcati in a London revival of Blithe Spirit.
Lansbury, who recently concluded an Australian tour of Driving Miss Daisy with James Earl Jones, stated, "I am hopefully going to be going to London to recreate my role in Blithe Spirit of Madame Arcati. We've both got long range plans, which will take me almost to 90!"
In a previous interview with Australia's ABC Classic FM, the actress had also hinted that she would return to Broadway this fall as Mrs. St. Maugham in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden.
Neither production has officially been announced.
Lansbury won her fifth Tony Award for playing the daffy psychic Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Lansbury last appeared on Broadway in the revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
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