We all love a fantastic matriarchal role in a musical and we have seen some inspired casting moves recently; Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose in Gypsy and Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl to name just a couple.
Over the pond they are following suit with the fabulous Bette Midler in Broadway’s revival of Jerry Herman‘s Hello Dolly.
Some pretty famous names were auditioned for the role. See what happened at the audition process.
Hilarious spoof starring Christine Pedi for Newsical the musical.