It’s a sad day on the Great White Way because the curtain is coming down on Mamma Mia! in September according to Playbill. The curtain went up on the Broadway musical written around Abba’s music in 2001 and will end a month before its 14th anniversary and 5,765 performances. While that is a long run for any show, it is not long enough for this wonderful musical turned in to a movie. At least we can take some solace that it will go down in history as the 8th longest running Broadway show and it will play on for one last summer!
Remember whenEllen DeGeneres took the greatest Selfie of all time at the Oscars and she cut off part of Meryl Streep’s face? Well, she decided to make it up to the Oscar winner on her show and took another Selfie with her, but this time she included her castmates from Into the Woods. How did it go for the beloved actress? Even worse than it did the first time. Poor, Meryl. Whoever thought anyone could shadow her greatness? I guess you can say that only the hostess with the mostest can achieve that. Once again, I have to say, poor Meryl.
Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep were reunited at the Good Housekeeping’s Annual Shine On Awards Honor Remarkable Women and even though they were enemies in Death Becomes Her they look like the best of friends now! Can you believe that movie came out 18 years ago because the 65 year old Goldie and 61 year old Meryl look as beautiful now as they looked when they made that film. Maybe the Oscar winners have been taking that potion???
BTW in case you forgot how much fun that movie is, here is the trailer to remind you!!!
Before Christina Baranski was best friends with Cybill, she was friends with Flipper. Even back in 1967 the 14 year old has the same facial expressions she uses today.
BTW am I the only one who didn’t know she was a child actress before this?
Mamma Mia! the fun movie of the summer is finally out on DVD today and it includes the feature to sing along with the songs! I don’t know about you, but I already know all the words to their songs! But how much fun is it to sing along with Meryl Streep and Colin Firth as they bolt out Abba tunes!
I so want the Mamma Mia! DVD…hint hint!
Meryl Streep did not get the lead role in the 1976 version of King Kong because the director said she was too ugly according to IOL. The Italian director Dino de Laurentis not only made the mistake of not hiring the future multi-award winner, but for thinking she wasn't as smart as she looks.
Streep says, "He said to his son, who organised the meeting, "She's ugly. Why did you bring me this thing.'
"He didn't realise I'd just graduated and studied Italian 105."
"When I replied in Italian, he looked like he had been shot."
I think Meryl did OK for herself and losing out on the role didn't effect her career.
Just in case you forgot or wondering who got the role, that was Jessica Lange.
You know it is funny I wondered how this play would translate on to the big screen and after seeing this picture of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan I can't wait for Mamma Mia. This picture captures what I thought this scene would like in the real world!!!