The last time the West End Whingers hit Broadway (almost four years ago) it was not an altogether satisfactory experience. Although they did get to see two excellent shows – Hairspray and The Producers – a musicians’ strike postponed the opening of the revival of Nine, meaning that they missed it by a week, and the otherwise marvellous Harriet Harris failed to turn up to play Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie on the night they went (not an unusual occurence, by all accounts).
But now may be the time to give Broadway a second chance thanks to one little video on YouTube. It’s an excerpt from The Drowsy Chaperone (as performed in the Tony awards). Watch it, and we think you’ll be hooked too.
See you on Broadway!
18/01/07 Update: The Drowsey Chaperone will play at the Novello Theatre in London, previewing from 14 May 2007; press night 5 June; booking until 23 February 2008. Elaine Paige to star. Bob Martin will reprise his Broadway role as “man in chair”
16 May 2007. Footnote: We saw it and this this what we thought.