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Posted by: bobby2 11:12 pm EDT 08/25/19
In reply to: re: Was Diahann Carroll ever offered Sunset Blvd. on Broadway? - Michael_Portantiere 10:21 am EDT 08/25/19

I've read somewhere (not sure if it was here) that Cher was about to do Toronto but backed out. Someone always insists it was true. That could be his disappointment with Caroll. He thought he was getting a bigger star.


I remember Theatreweek or whatever that magazine was got a hold of a list the casting person made for people to replace Close in L.A. It was mostly actresses, stars with little or no musical experience (hence Dunaway.) People like Sally Field. When he was first casting ALW mentioned Liza and Shirley MacLaine as possibilities. Somewhere along the way he seemed to decide to go with singers (Buckley, Paige, Petula Clark) over star names.

The star names maybe would have made it more fun to see over and over. Odd how Dunaway's ticket sales were so bad supposedly. Has Rex Smith ever spoken about the show? He must have rehearsed pretty closely with Faye. Odd how they have managed to keep gossip about her performance so quiet all these years.
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