Ellen Greene at the Hollywood Bowl!

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By Andrew Gans

"Pushing Daisies" star Ellen Greene, the celebrated singing actress
known for her work on stage and on the silver screen in Little Shop of
Horrors, will play the long-suffering Miss Adelaide (opposite Scott
Bakula as Nathan Detroit) in the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming summer
presentation of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls.

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will choreograph the production. Her
Hot Box Girls will be Sandahl Bergman, Valarie Pettiford, Jane Lanier,
Kathryn Wright, Jillana Laufer and Tracy Powell.

The original Broadway production opened at Broadway's 46th Street
Theatre in November 1950, running 1,200 performances before closing Nov.
28, 1953.

Among the original cast were Tony-winners Robert Alda as Sky Masterson
and Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown. Sam Levene played Nathan Detroit and
Vivian Blaine was Miss Adelaide. Blaine re-created her role for the 1955
film, which also starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as
Sarah Brown and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.

A new Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls currently plays the Nederlander
Theatre and features Oliver Platt (as Nathan Detroit), Lauren Graham (as
Miss Adelaide), and Craig Bierko (as Sky Masterson).

Ellen Greene began her career as a nightclub singer, performing in the
now closed New York cabaret Reno Sweeney.

At age 21, Joseph Papp took her under his wing and cast her in
productions of Boom Boom Room and The Threepenny Opera.

Greene earned a Tony nomination for her work in the latter, but it was
her role as Audrey in both the original stage and film productions of
Little Shop of Horrors that brought her national attention.

Among her recent theatrical credits are the West Coast staging of Side
Man and an all-star reading of Women Behind Bars.

Her many screen credits include "Pushing Daisies," "Heroes," "The
Cooler," "One Fine Day," "Léon," "Fathers & Sons," "Stepping Out,"
"Pump Up the Volume," "Talk Radio" and "Next Stop, Greenwich Village."

Her solo recording is titled "In His Eyes."

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Volfie999
really?  Scot Bakula?  Really?? :)
                                            
Rob
[snip]


Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better Scott Bakula than Oliver Platt.

  -- Rob
                                            
khallerongmailcom
SB has quite a good singing voice.

Anyone other than me seen the animated film "Cat's Don't Dance?"

Kate
                                            
NewportsRetrowebtvnet
From: [email protected] 
By Andrew Gans 
"Pushing Daisies" star Ellen Greene, the celebrated singing actress
known for her work on stage and on the silver screen in Little Shop of
Horrors, will play the long-suffering Miss Adelaide (opposite Scott
Bakula as Nathan Detroit) in the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming summer
presentation of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. 
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Scott Bakula has quite a good singing voice. 
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He's on several recordings of Musicals: ROMANCE, ROMANCE and ANYONE CAN
WHISTLE, and THREE GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN.  






 
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In article 
Yes.  I dissected it with a friend of mine who was at the time a Disney 
Story Guy, and we talk about it once in awhile on rec.arts.animation

One big question was, is this based on something and got screwed up in 
translation, because the storyline really doesn't make sense (for 
instance, Cats DO Dance, all they want, and nobody tries to stop 'em).  
The answer to that one seems to be, a dozen people took stabs at the 
script, until they'd lost track of whatever the original plotline was.

The big payoff is the flood through the studio, but since they never set 
it up by giving Catula a tour in the first place, we'd never seen any of 
the stuff that got flooded before, and just didn't care.

It *could* have been a good movie, but it wasn't.
                                            
Derek
Wait, is this a Net-burp?:
I seem to remember explaining *earlier*--can't remember whether it was 
on this board--that CDD came out of Ted Turner's craze to market The 
Three Big MGM Movies He Owned, and that having already done a 
Saturday-morning series for "Wizard of Oz", he was trying to figure some 
way of marketing "Singin' in the Rain" to kiddie-winkies.
(Which, as most critics pointed out at the time, you don't really have 
to, as the G-rated original appeals nicely on its own.)

I know you like to point out the "But the title's wrong!" thing every 
time someone reflexively mentions it, but has the Soulless Turner 
Marketing thing been discussed yet (ie., this would be around the same 
time as the Tom & Jerry Movie)?

Derek Janssen (and yeah, Ted HAD to have been figuring out a way to sell 
"Gone With the Wind" to kids, too--He wouldn't have stopped at just the two)
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Anim8rFSK
I don't recall this dicussion at all (which doesn't mean we didn't have 
it).

So Ted had an evil plan to create a new movie that looked like a period 
musical, and that somehow it's incredible success would sucker poor 
unsuspecting kids into watching "Singin' in the Rain"??

I'm not sure I even begin to understand the mechanism of how that was 
intended to work.
                                            
Derek
Or that he wanted to sorta-invoke a Lockwood & Lamont remake and 
"salute" Freed musicals, but thought kids wouldn't understand a lot of 
stuff about silent pictures, unless it was demographically pitched in 
cartoon/fantasy form and had cute animals.
Cap'n Ted was never known for his taste or subtlety toward the audience.

Even given the Tiny Toons level of the storytelling (look, I now hear 
"Mark Dindal" and think "Chicken Little", okay??), it's not a great leap 
to guess where an MGM-bragging exec with animation-marketing dreams got 
the idea for the "Tyrannically spoiled fading-star who doesn't want to 
share the limelight with a young hopeful" plotline.

Derek Janssen
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From: [email protected] (Volfie999) 

By Andrew Gans 
"Pushing Daisies" star Ellen Greene, the celebrated singing actress
known for her work on stage and on the silver screen in Little Shop of
Horrors, will play the long-suffering Miss Adelaide (opposite Scott
Bakula as Nathan Detroit) 
www.hollywoodbowl.com 
Really? Scott Bakula?