Friday, May 20, 2011

Oprah On Broadway? 'This Is Really Going To Happen'

Brace yourselves, New York: Oprah is coming to Broadway.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Oprah said that she has every intention of acting in a Broadway play once her talk show ends.
"I have a stack of plays in my bag right now that I am reading," she said. "And just this past weekend, I was in New York meeting with producers. We were just talking about what would be the best route to take. But yes, this is really going to happen." She said that an ensemble show would be the best route for her to take.
Of course, Oprah will have to fit a Broadway play into her already busy schedule. On Monday, sheadmitted that OWN, the network she created, "is not where I want it to be," and said she would be devoting much more of her time to ensuring its success.
Oprah is also not a Broadway--or acting--novice. She was intimately involved in bringing the musical adaptation of "The Color Purple" to the stage, and has acted in movies for nearly 30 years. She is alsoset to star in an HBO movie, "Ruined."
In her interview with the Tribune, Oprah seemed dead set on making sure she got to Broadway. (And really, what producer would turn her down?)
"This next phase of my life should be pure delight," she said.
The Huffington Post  Jack Mirkinson