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.
For the first time outside of the US, in a European and UK first, internationally acclaimed actress and performer Megan Mullally will take to the West End stage with her band, Supreme Music Program, for eight performances only from 16 – 20 Feb 2010.
Best known for her two-time Emmy and four-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning role as Karen Walker on American TV comedy Will & Grace, Megan made her Broadway debut in the 1994 revival of Grease with Rosie O’ Donnell. She received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her performance as Rosemary in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opposite Matthew Broderick and starred in the hit Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein. Megan was also recently seen in the new film remake of Fame, and can be heard singing the solo “You Took Advantage of Me” on the Fame soundtrack. She is currently working on a new Broadway musical entitled Karen: The Musical, where she will reprise her role of Karen Walker from Will & Grace. She will also star in series two of successful American comedy series Party Down, airing on US cable channel Starz from April 2010.
Megan has recorded three albums with her band Supreme Music Program: The Sweetheart Break-In, Big As A Berry and the recently released Free Again!. She has performed at venues across America with Supreme Music Program, including The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Seattle Symphony and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Her new show at the Vaudeville Theatre will include songs from all three albums alongside previously unheard material. It is the first time she has ever toured with her band outside of the US, making Megan Mullally & Supreme Music Program a rare chance to catch this charismatic, versatile and popular performer for a strictly limited run.
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Book Tickets for Megan Mullally at Vaudeville Theatre, London