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It'd end up more of a comedy than a psychodrama, but who can see Nathan Lane as a hilarious, but oddly believable, Mama Rose?

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One day benefit concert would be hilarious. But I don't know if it would wear off by the end :P


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I can't see him as that at all!

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I would see it. He would be funny but I can also see him being touching as well.


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He's the only drag artist I could ever, EVER see doing the whole show as Rose. Everyone else would reduce it to a one-joke caricature by the end. Lane, however, not only has the right voice for it, but he has the comedic and dramatic chops to walk the fine line the character travels, and, even as a man, be completely believable in the part.

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Nathan Lane is one of the most annoying actors. The idea of him touching this show, even as a joke, sends me off to the stalls.

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IndigoMedusa wrote:
Nathan Lane is one of the most annoying actors. The idea of him touching this show, even as a joke, sends me off to the stalls.


You need to unclench. Just a little bit.


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I was just saying that I don't like him. At least I don't go around throwing insults at other people for disagreeing with me about theatre like you did in that dumb argument over at the Angela Lansbury thread. If there's anyone who needs to unclench, it's you.

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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
It'd end up more of a comedy than a psychodrama, but who can see Nathan Lane as a hilarious, but oddly believable, Mama Rose?


To quote Ron White: "The next time you have a thought... let it go".

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I don't know...I don't know how I feel about a man in drag as Rose.

I have, however, always thought that he would make an excellent Edna in Hairspray.

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He was the original Edna in workshops... during demos, he was Edna and Wilbur as well.

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Oh I didn't know that. Do you know why he didn't stick through to the actual Broadway production?

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