Playbill Poll: What Should Lea Michele's Next Broadway Musical Role Be? Readers Respond
15 Sep 2013
Diana Puertas: While I love Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber in Newsies, I would love to see Lea tackle the role. I think she has the comedic timing for the role.
Kara Lindsay originated the role of spunky reporter Katherine Plumber – who sings the driving patter song "Watch What Happens" – in the Tony-winning Disney musical that opened on Broadway in 2012. Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Katherine helps Jack "Seize the Day."
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.