Playbill Poll: What Should Lea Michele's Next Broadway Musical Role Be? Readers Respond
15 Sep 2013
rafaelpreyes: Off the bat. The Rink, in the Liza Minnelli role. She'd nail the big emotions of the role. The mother? Michelle Lee.
Kander and Ebb's dark musical about an Italian housewife who runs a roller-skating rink on the Eastern seaboard premiered on Broadway in 1984. She prepares to abandon it until her estranged daughter returns after a long absence, hoping to save the rink and patch things up with her mother. The original starred Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera. Standout songs in the score include "Colored Lights," "Chief Cook and Bottle Washer," "We Can Make It" and "Marry Me."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.