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PostSubject: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:46 pm

Gilbert back on "Prairie" for musical
By Andrew Salomon

NEW YORK (Back Stage East)-Patrick Swayze and Melissa Gilbert will star as Pa and Ma in an April workshop presentation of "Prairie," a musical version of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie."

Gilbert played middle daughter Laura Ingalls in the long-running NBC television series from 1974-83. She was recently president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Beth Henley, who won a Pulitzer for "Crimes of the Heart," wrote the book, Donna DiNovelli wrote the lyrics and Oscar winner Rachel Portman ("Emma") composed the music. Francesca Zambello will direct.

The workshop will run April 16-17 in New York and be closed to the public. The producers are hoping for a national tour in spring 2008 before it lands in New York.



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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:06 pm

I read this over on PT. Since it is closed to the public right now, I wonder if it will be a big enough hit to open and tour.......... :unsure:



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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:30 pm

I sure hope so, Rhonda, even though there's no chance of me seeing it. bawling How strange it would be to see Melissa playing Ma instead of Laura!




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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:42 pm

carolineingalls wrote:
How strange it would be to see Melissa playing Ma instead of Laura!

:DittoS:


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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:49 pm

Yeah, it would be strange to se her as "Ma". Huh?

I can't imagine anything from the show as being in musical form. Hmm. :think: Maybe if I could actually see it, but still....

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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:42 pm

I've read this before as well. I hope it would prove to be popular enough to land a national tour, if it came around here, I would definatley be there! I have to agree though, seeing Laura as Ma would be a tad bit strange.:unsure:
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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:29 pm

How cool! It will be strange seeing her as Ma, but I think it's really cool she's choosing to be involved in a LH project so many years after. And Patrick Swayze as Pa - Love LOL.




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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:43 am

How exciting!!! Oh, how I would love to see this! (I'm having trouble picturing Patrick Swayze as Pa though. Whistle ).
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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:43 am

That's so cool!:):)
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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:00 pm

I could see Melissa Gilbert doing a good job as Ma, but the problem I would have as well as others would have, is that Michael Landon did such an excellent job as Pa that I would be comparing the two....Oh wait, I know, let's get John Carter to portray Pa.... affraid


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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:56 pm

Kathleen Marie wrote:
I could see Melissa Gilbert doing a good job as Ma, but the problem I would have as well as others would have, is that Michael Landon did such an excellent job as Pa that I would be comparing the two....Oh wait, I know, let's get John Carter to portray Pa.... affraid

Didn't they try that with his character? Same thought, different name. LOL I'm just kidding, no comparison. grinsmiley




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PostSubject: Re: I found this on Yahoo: Gilbert back on "Prairie"   Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:35 pm

Melissa as "Ma"?! How odd. I hope that works out well. I would definitely go if it went on tour but I doubt that will happen.


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