What Film or TV Star Would You Like to See on Broadway This Season? Playbill Readers Pick Their Favorites
27 Aug 2012
Photo by Photo by Brigitte Lacombe
David Schwimmer, best known as Ross from TV's "Friends," and Paul Rudd, who also appeared in "Friends" and is famous for Judd Apatow films such as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Anchorman," will hit the New York stage this season. As film and television actors continue to grace the stage, we wondered: What other celebrities would you like to see in the wings?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter, asking which film and/or television actors they would like to see on the Great White Way this season and in what project.
Here are some reader responses followed by our own commentary:
Sharyl Madeloni: Alan Rickman and Meryl Streep in Adam's Rib.
Three-time Academy Award winner Streep, who is also set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, has yet to play opposite Rickman, the notable film actor who was recently seen on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's Seminar. "Adam's Rib," the 1949 film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, would be the perfect vehicle for the couple. The plot pits happily married lawyers, who would be played by Rickman and Streep, against each other in the courtroom. Rickman and Streep are known for portraying power-hungry roles — a battle of the sexes between the two would be quite entertaining. Anne Heche and Adam Arkin starred in a live radio adaptation of "Adam's Rib" in October 2003 in Los Angeles, but the work has never seen Broadway.
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.