Megan Mullally, who recently played at Vaudeville Theatre London, has announced that she is planning for a new Broadway musical entitled Karen: The Musical. This musical will be the “Return of Karen Walker”.
Megan intends to open this musical in Los Angles, then Broadway and finally in London.
Five or so years ago I was having a massage and I had my face in the cradle and my eyes sprang open and I thought Karen: The Musical. It seems to me that it would be really funny to see Karen singing. I also think that, since there are no standards and practices, you’d have so much leeway to do a lot of really silly, stupid things, I mean that in the good way … I want it to be just, the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen. That’s my goal.
It’s not a Broadway show. I want to do it in LA for a limited run because there’s no understudy and mummy gets tired. So a limited run in LA first, then we could do it in NY for a period and then we could do it here. I’m not doing it to be a Broadway show. I’m doing it to be a show that can travel anywhere that people like the character of Karen. It’s going to be Karen and Beverley Leslie together. Leslie Jordan, who played Beverly Leslie, has quite a lot of stage experience. He’s very good on stage so it�s going to be the two of us.