If you've ever wanted a job really, really bad, then you know the agonizing process between when you interview and when you get the call about whether you've landed the position. It's hard enough to go through that as an adult, but imagine as an 8-year-old aspiring Broadway star? Last week, PBS aired a documentary about Broadway's Annie and in it, included footage of eight little girls who received the call they'd been waiting for — yes, they would be cast in the show. Each child's parent caught their reaction to the news on video. Watching them get excited is like being told we landed our dream job, too.
Personally, I feel that you never really grow out of the Muppets, except for that weird twilight when you're a teenager and you hate everything. But then you quickly go back to realizing how awesome the Muppets are, and it's hard not to love Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, and Fozzie all over again.
Their popularity is evident in their films that are released every so often — often a spoof on already-beloved tales, but sometimes, as with the 2011 movie "The Muppets," a completely original story. So is it really that strange there's a rumor the Muppets may head to Broadway?
Recently, Variety reported that Disney Theatrical Productions held a stage show of the Muppets at Disney’s New Amsterdam Theater to explore the possibility a full Broadway production. The show included a few sets and 85 Muppets, performing pre-existing Muppet material.
Should the show head to Broadway? Well... how about a pros and cons list?
Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the 2013 Tony Award nominations early this morning. Snagging the most nominations were Matilda the Musical, Kinky Boots, and Pippin, the last of which had been open on Broadway for all of five days.
A full list, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, is behind the jump.