5 Fandom Friday: Broadway Roles I’d Love to Play

September 11, 2015

Before I jump right into today, I just want to take a moment and reflect on the events that happened 9/11/01. I shared my thoughts and feelings on this day a couple of years ago on the blog. Never Forget.

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I believe today is the first time I’m participating in 5 Fandom Friday. I’m typically somewhat of a lurker on these posts, but today’s topic really stood out to me!

5fandomfriday 5 Broadway Roles I’d Love to Play

Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady

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This has forever and always been my dream role to play. I’m sort of a late bloomer to My Fair Lady, having only seen the movie for the first time in 2009 or so. But after having watched it, I’m hooked. I constantly listen to the soundtrack and Nick and I often sing songs from the movie out loud at home. Of course there are tons of feminist issues with My Fair Lady, but playing Eliza would be so much fun. Really any chance to yell “move your bloomin’ arse” is fun.

Penny from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog

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Felicia Day is my spirit animal. I love everything this girl touches. A couple of years after Nick and I started dating, we sat down to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, which if you haven’t seen it… well it’s on Netflix and only like 45 minutes long so go do it right now. Anyways, I digress. Penny is such a pure hearted person and I absolutely love the “On the Rise” duet between Dr. Horrible and Penny. Nick and I sing this pretty often as well (and it’s not half bad if I do say so myself…) I know this is probably not actually on Broadway, but whatevs.

Lucy from Across the Universe

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Again, not entirely sure this is actually on Broadway, but it sure as heck should be! All of the music from Across the Universe is from The Beatles, so obviously it’s fantastic. The way they weave the songs into the plot is beautiful. Lucy’s performance of “Blackbird” is probably my favorite in the movie.

Eponine from Les Miserables

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All of Eponine’s songs in Les Miserables are heartbreaking. I mean, the whole musical is…. but her story line especially. I won’t ruin it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but her entire storyline just brings tears to my eyes. “A Little Fall of Rain” is one of my favorite songs from the musical. (Link is spoiler-y)

Elphaba from Wicked

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I don’t really feel like I need to even justify this one. I saw Idina Menzel sing “Defying Gravity” at her concert a few months ago and I cried. She’s amazing. The End.

Who would you love to play on Broadway?

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