Open Post: Hosted By Lisa Kudrow As Valerie Cherish––On Broadway?

July 25, 2020 / Posted by:

Wow! It really is like Christmas morning for the gays. In the past thirty-six hours, we’ve been given a new Taylor Swift record, we got a new inductee into (SPOILER ALERT) RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Hall of Fame, and now, this?!?

Lisa Kudrow might possibly be getting the spotlight treatment she deserves. And, if true, she’ll play a role in an already-running (well not know because of coronavirus, but you know) Broadway show AS Valerie Cherish.

According to Page Six, “Valerie Cherish” might be making her debut on the New York stage. This, after Lisa made comments in a recent interview, claiming that if “The Comeback” ever…came back for a third season, she’d want her character Valerie (a neurotic, washed-up actress) to take on a Broadway role. And apparently, Broadway producers are interested. Currently, Lisa is being wooed by people from the productions of both Chicago and Mean Girls. A source from Page Six says:

After Kudrow’s comments, “the idea has sparked what’s being described as a possible ‘bidding war’ between the producers of ‘Chicago’ — known for ‘stunt casting’ the role of Roxie Hart with everyone from Lisa Rinna to Melanie Griffith — and ‘Mean Girls,’ which has an age-appropriate role originated in the film by Tina Fey and on Broadway by Tony nominee Kerry Butler.

“The idea apparently is to get Cherish (played by Kudrow) to actually do eight-[performances]-a-week as, well, Valerie Cherish. It would be the character playing the character.”

A Broadway casting director said of the concept: “It’s totally meta and completely insane.” Another insider jokingly added, “Less qualified and, frankly, less famous TV stars than Valerie Cherish have sold plenty of tickets over the years, so why not?”

The idea isn’t solid just yet, but I’m already packing my bags in anticipation of flying to New York to line up for tickets. Until the news is decided and Valerie is rightfully cast, I’m just gonna leave this here:

Pic: HBO

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